20th Century European Prints

20th Century European Artists

This is a fine Belle Epoque portrait in drypoint by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu.  The subject is: Madeleine Chéruit.  This image measures 15 1/2X11 1/2 inches, hand signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right border.  This drypoint is housed in a Foster Brothers period gilt frame.. Madeleine Chéruit was one of the most fashionable French dressmakers of her time. Her house of courture took inspiration from the Belle Epoque through to the Jazz Age.  

$2650.00

This is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe.  The title is: Femme A L'Estampe, Woman with Print.  It was created and printed circa 1906 in an edition of 100.  The image measures 21X14 7/8 inches.  It is editioned lower left and signed in crayon lower right.  A beautiful French style gilt frame.  Beautiful condition.

$2450.00

This is an original hand colored drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu.  The title: Femme en profil avec un chapeau.  measures a plate mark of 21 1/4X13 1/4 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower right, a superb, richly inked impression with bright colors.  Printed on a heavy wove type paper.  Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. He traveled between France and America, and in 1912 was commissioned to create the astrological ceiling decoration in New York's Grand Central Station.

$2450.00

Drypoint etching, image size 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches, 1906, ed. of 50, cat. Tabanelli-165, pencil signed, framed

$2400.00

This is an original engraving by French artist Jean Emile Laboureur.  This engraving was created and printed in 1920.  One of 6 pencil signed impressions prior to publication in L'Architectures in  an edition of 500 unsigned impressions.  The image measures 11 5/8X8 1/8 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower left.  Very nicely framed with a linen matting.  This is one of his largest images done in his distinctly cubist style.

$2400.00

This is an impressionistic original color etching and aquatint by French master of the Belle Epoch, Manuel Robbe (French 1872-1936) The title of this work is:
"Le Bouquet de Violettes", it was created and printed in 1903 in the first edition of only 65 signed proofs. A larger edition was published after the signature was added to the plate. This etching is hand signed in pencil lower right. The image measures 17 1/2X11 3/4 inches. A fine impression, previously sold by Merrill Chase galleries, it appears in the Chase catalog as image number 105. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes in Paris.
With his hand application of color no two images look exactly the same, a very painterly technique.

$1850.00

THis is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe.  This etching titiled: "Les Liseuses", The readers, also known as The Picture Book was created and printed in 1903, It is editioned as 45/65 in pencil lower left and hand signed by the artist in pencil lower right.  The image measures 19 1/8X14 7/8 inches.  This etching is nicely framed with archival materials.

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This is an original aquatint etching by French artist Georges Rouault titled: " Le Director de Theatre", The Theater Director. From the series "Reincarnations of Pere Ubu", This is a rare hand signed impression lower right and also inscribed as M/O lower left. This etching was created and printed in 1928. The image measures 12X7 3/4 inches. It is printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Some light toning in the border area. Rouault was known to experiment with his etchings, this one not only has aquatint etching but also some roulette work, drypoint and use of a burnisher. A very rich heavily inked impression. Catalog Chapon-Rouault 27.c

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This is an original aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe.  The title is; Fleur d'Automne, created and printed in 1903 in an edition of 65, this one is numbered as 55/65  lower left border and hand signed in pencil lower right border.  The image measures 19 1/2X14 7/8 inches.  Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.  This image appears in the Merrill Chase catalog as image number 46.  Fine rich impression.

$1650.00

This color aquatint etching by the French Expressionist Georges Rouault measures 12 1/8 x 8 3/8 inches, plate signed, from the "Circus of the Shooting Stars" series, a group of eight color aquatints created in 1930, on Rives BFK laid type paper, initialed and dated in the plate, lower right, edition of 270, cat: Wofsy-212.

$1450.00

This is an original etching by Well known Belle Epoch artist Manuel Robbe (1872-1936) The title of this work is: "Parisienne", it was created and printed in 1906 in an edition of 200, published by Georges Petit. The image measures 19 1/2X13 1/2 inches. It is signed in pencil lower left within the image. A fine impression, previously sold by Merrill Chase galleries. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes in Paris.
With his hand application of color no two images look exactly the same, a very painterly technique.

$1450.00

Etching and drypoint, early proof of this rare image, image size 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, 1911, cat: Schwartz-76, inscribed "probedruck" (test print) l.l. and signed l.r. both in red crayon, blindstamp l.l. just below image. Corinth began his art career studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and went on to study under Bouguereau at the Academie Julian in Paris. He then returned to Germany and became a member and then president of the Berlin "Sezession".

$1450.00

This is an original rare etching and aquatint by German artist Heinrich Vogeler (1872-1942)  The title: Weihnachten translates: Christmas, was created and printed in 1912 in an edition of only 30 impressions.  This etching printed in blue toned ink has an image size of: 14 7/8X11 1/8 inches.  The platemark measures 15 5/8X 11 5/8 inches.  Printed on a soft wove type paper.  Pencil signed lower right, published by Otto Felsing,Berlin, in pencil lower left, titled lower center border.  Very fine condition, a rich impression.  A fine example of German expressionism.  This image is cataloged as Rief 48a.

$1450.00

Etching, image size 15 x 8 1/2 inches, 1934, cat: Hardie- 269, ed. 80, signed and editioned in black ink, pencil titled along bottom of sheet, also plate signed and inscribed "McBey New York 22 October 1929". Ref: "Fine Prints of the Year 1934"

$1450.00

This is an original etching and aquatint from 1922. Unsigned. Plate 19 from Miserere: Son avocat, et phrases creuses, clame sa totale inconscience. Plate measures 21 x 16 inches in a silver 30 x 24 1/2 inch frame. Georges Rouault began his art career at age fourteen, when he began a five year apprenticeship painting and restoring glass. This appears to have had a heavy influence on his cloisonnist style, with the heavy black contouring and glowing colors resembling leaded glass. He began attending evening classes during this apprenticeship and in 1891 entered the École des Beaux-Arts, where he studied under Gustave Moreau. A devout Roman Catholic, his work was often religious, exploring themes of sin and redemption. Rouault is often associated with the Fauvist and Expressionist movements.

$1450.00