Etching and aquatint in colors, image size 12 x 9 7/8 inches, c. 1920, edition of 25 in black and white, 75 in color, cat: Hardie-21, pencil signed.
Image size measures 14 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches on 18 x 12 inch wove type paper. Plate signed in the lower right of the picture, faint pencil signature in the lower right of paper. Plate titled in the lower right. C. 1893. Etching, aquatint, and drypoint. From his "Les Petits Du Ballet" series. A very stylized print that showcases the stark contrast between the somber adult figure in the doorway and the bright, energetic young dancer entering the room.
Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1905. Edition of 100. Signed in orange crayon in the lower right. Plate measures 13 x 11 inches in a 23 1/4 x 20 1/5 inch gold frame. A fine impression. Catalog: Merrill Chase 125. Provenance Merrill Chase galleries, according to a label on the back. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.
Etching, 1909, image size: 8 5/8 x 6 1/4 inches, ed 8/8, pencil signed
This is a large drypoint etching by British artist James McBey. It is titled: "A Regatta on the Grand Canal". This etching was created and printed in 1930 in an edition of 89, this one is impression number 42. The image measures 8 7/8X15 3/8 inches, printed on a wove type buff toned sheet.It is hand signed in ink in the lower right border. A fine impression, well inked. This image appears in the Hardie catalog as image number 248.
This is an original color woodblock print by French artist Paul Jacoulet (1902-1960) The title is: "Chagrins D'Amour, Kusaie Est Carolines", it was created and printed in October 1940, pencil signed with the Butterfly seal. The edition is 330 impressions. The image measures 15 5/8X11 7/8 inches. Jacoulet moved to Tokyo Japan and was influenced both by the Asian subjects that he encountered and the modern Japanese woodblock printing of the 20th century.
A large drypoint etching by Sir Frank Brangwyn. Plate measures 19 x 20 3/4 inches in a 26 3/4 x 28 inch frame. The plate was etched on the spot. C 1906. Catalog: FASL 65. A somber and well inked print with a rich drypoint burr. A rare print!
Etching, image size: 9 7/8 x 12 1/2 inches, c. 1930, pencil signed lower right
This is an original hand signed color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe (1872-1936) The title of this etching is: "Le Pont de L'Isle Adam" it was created and printed in 1927 in an edition of 100. The etching is pencil signed in the lower right. This etching was formally sold by Merrill Chase galleries in Chicago. The image mesures 13 1/2X21 inches. It is in a fine 24X30 inch gold frame with the Merrill Chase labels on the back.A fine impression, 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.
Etching, image size 3 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches, Flammarion 135, 1927, part of the Visage des Maison series, pencil signed.
This is a fine etching and aquatint by French master Louis Legrand. The title of this work is: Rieuses (gigglers) It was created and printed in 1908 as part of the 12 print series known as "La Petite Classes", published by Pellet, Paris. The image measures 11 1/8X15 3/4 inches. It is hand signed in pencil and editioned as 40/100. Printed on a simi parchment. This etching appears as image number A362 in the Arwas catalogue.
Drypoint from 1932. Signed in ink below the image. Inscription in lower right reads: "Impression selected for my friend Harold Bailey - E. Blampied" 1/100. Plate size measures 8 3/8 x 11 7/8 on 11 1/2 x 17 1/4 inch laid type paper. A richly inked, atmospheric print.
Etching & dry-point, image size 9 1/4 x 9 inches, circa 1930, Subsequent to Hardie, pencil signed
This is a very rare etching from a scarce, unpublished plate by Francis Sydney Unwin. The image size is 12 1/8 x 16 inches, 1916, pencil signed; a richly inked impression on a fine cream colored Japan paper. Unwin studied at the Winchester School of Art and the Slade School; he traveled extensively throughout Europe and spent several months in Egypt drawing the tomb interiors for an archaeological expedition. He then settled in London, becoming known for his landscapes and remarkable interior architectural views, such as this finely detailed image of the Albert Hall. Unwin died at the age of 40, after suffering from tuberculosis for much of his adult life.
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