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.
This Joseph Pennell etching measures 11 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches, pencil signed, 1904, cat: Wuerth 324, probably in an edition of 25. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes. He also printed many of his own images.
This is an original pencil signed lithograph by American artist John S DeMartelly. The title is "Old Moon", it was created and printed in 1938, published by Associated American Artists in New York. The subject is the Wabash, Kansas City. This design was later used as the dust cover for the Wabash, one of the volumes in the Rivers of America Series. The image measures 10 1/8X13 3/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. DeMartelly was on the faculty of the Kansas City Art Institute where he worked along side of Thomas Hart Benton. His style like Benton's is Regionalism, depicting the working class farmers and laborers.
This is an original lithograph by American artist Robert Von Neumann (1888-1976) The title of this work is:
"Hauling the Net" also known as "Trap net Fishing on the Great Lakes" A dramatic study of the fishermans life.
The image measures 10 1/4X14 1/2 inches. It came to us with the original label from Associated American Artists in New York who published this lithograph in an edition of 250. Circa 1940.
Etching, image size: 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, 1948, # 49 of the French Church Series, cat. Fletcher-411, pencil signed
Etching measuring 9 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches by the American artist, George Elbert Burr, pencil signed, cat: Seeber-135. Burr was an American printmaker and painter best known for his etchings and drypoints of expansive views of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.
This is an original hand signed and titled lithograph by American artist John A Noble. The title of this image is: "Oncoming Night", from his series "Mast and Man", this is image number 1.
This lithograph was created and printed in 1966. The image measures 11 7/8X15 3/4 inches. "From 1928 until 1945, Noble worked as a seaman on schooners and in marine salvage. In 1928, while on a schooner that was towing out down the Kill van Kull, the waterway that separates Staten Island from New Jersey, he saw the old Port Johnston coal docks for the first time. It was a sight, he later asserted, which affected him for life. Port Johnston was "the largest graveyard of wooden sailing vessels in the world." Filled with new but obsolete ships, the great coalport had become a great boneyard. In 1941, Noble began to build his floating studio there, out of parts of vessels he salvaged and from 1946 on, he worked as a full-time artist, setting off from his studio in a rowboat to explore the Harbor. "information from The Noble Maritime Collection.
Lithograph printed in 1939. Edition of 25. Pencil titled in the lower left, signed and dated in pencil in the lower right. Plate measures 13 1/4 x 9 7/8 inches on 18 x 12 3/8. A delightful print full of light and movement.
Etching, image size 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, 1921, cat. Wuerth 782 and the cover, pencil signed.
This is an original etching by American artist Kerr Eby (1890-1946) The title of this etching is "New England Winter", it was created and printed in 1930 in an edition of 90. It is hand signed in pencil with the "imp" after the artists name to indicate that he printed this one himself. The image measures 6/15/16X13 3/4 inches. Fine use of plate tone in the sky. Printed on a watermarked laid type paper.
This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist Joseph Pennell. The title of this work is: "Sunset from the Williamsburg Bridge, NY" It was created and printed in 1915 in an edition of 100. The image measures 8 3/8X10 15/16 inches. It appears in the Wuerth catalog as image number 674. This etching has a collectors stamp in the lower border and the original Kappel N.Y. label. The margins are thin on three sides which was typical of Pennell's etchings. A fine and atmospheric image.
Pencil signed, printed in 1923. 6 x 8 inches on 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 laid-type paper. Kuhler was one of the best known industrial designers of the American railroads. He learned etching after World War I and enrolled at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf.
One of John Taylor Arms' early etchings, this image of a rural European farm measures 4 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed, dated and numbered 3/75, also titled "The Sty" and "La Parcherie". Printed by Frederick Reynolds, cat: Fletcher #83. Created in 1920, this very detailed and expertly toned etching is beautifully matted and framed.
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