An etching from 1915 with a rich drypoint burr. Catalog: Wuerth 668. Edition of 80. Tab pencil signature. Plate measures 7 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches on 7 1/4 x 11 7/8 watermarked laid paper. Pennell was one of the foremost American printmakers of the early 20th century, and was close friends with James McNeill Whistler, whose influence is evident in many of Pennell's images as well as his sense of experimentation with etching technique. Pennell was especially known for his images of cityscapes and architecture.
Etching, image size: 11 x 8 1/2 inches, 1915, cat. Wuerth-678, pencil signed lower right
This is an original wood engraving by Latvian-American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is Exodus, it was created and printed in 1931. Pencil signed this image measures 9 1/4X12 inches.
Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Framed 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch lithograph in 18 1/2 x 15 inch frame. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1935. Print is number 19 in an edition of 50.
Etching, image size 8 13/16 x 11 7/8 inches, Wuerth 807, printed on Arches wove paper, plate signed "JPennell 1923" pencil signed "J Pennell" l.c., private plate, etched for the Brooklyn Edison Co.
Etching, image size: 11 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches, 1930, ed. 90, cat. Giardina-157, pencil signed lower right
This is an original wood engraving by Italian American artist Angelo Pinto. The title is: "Three Lights Backstage", it was created and printed in 1929. It is pencil signed, titled and editioned as 29/50. The image measures 7 7/8X9 7/8 inches. Printed on a thin Japan type paper. A very fine and detailed impression.
A very fine sporting etching by Frank Benson, this image measures 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, published in 1924, cat: Ordeman-231, pencil signed below the image, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began his sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds. His etchings were in high demand from the very start, and have remained favorites for collectors ever since. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.
A fine original etching by American Sporting artist Alden Lassell Ripley. The title of this work is "Goose Shooting", created circa 1930, this etching is hand signed and titled in pencil lower border. The image is quite large, it measures 8 1/2X13 3/4 inches. This etching appears in the Lamb catalog as image number 64. A rich impression showing platetone in the water and sky, nice use of drypoint as well.
A rare working proof by American sporting artist Frank Benson, this etching measures 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, published in 1922, cat: Ordeman-165, proof C-2, pencil signed below the image, titled "Black Ducks No 2" and inscribed "C-2" in the lower margin. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.
This is an original etching by American artist John Sloan. The title is: "Nude on a Draped Couch", it was created and printed in 1931 in an edition of 100. The image measures 7X5 1/2 inches. Pencil signed and editioned in the lower border. This etching is in very good condition apart from having the borders trimmed to within 1 inch of the platemark. Enough room for proper presentation. This etching came to us in an early frame with the Kraushaar Gallery, N.Y. label on the back.
This is a very expressive, slightly abstracted etching by Bauhaus artist Werner Drewes, image size 13 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1931, pencil signed, numbered and dated. Walter Drewes was a leader in the abstract movement of American art, and is often credited with bringing much of the Bauhaus aesthetic to America in the mid 20th century. Born in Germany, Drewes was drafted into the German Army at age 18 and served on the Western Front during WWI. After his military service, Drewes studied at the Bauhaus with Johannes Itten and Paul Klee, later with Wassily Kandinsky and Lyonel Feininger, then spent several years he traveling all over the world studying the work of the Old Masters. In 1930 Drewes moved to New York City, exhibiting his work often and teaching at the Brooklyn Museum School and Columbia University, then at the Moholy-Nagy School of Design in Chicago and the School of Fine Arts at Washington University, St Louis. He was also quite active with the 'Societe Anonyme', was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists, and served as the Director of Graphic Arts for the WPA in New York City.
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