This color etching and aquatint by Luigi Kasimir measures 18 x 23 1/2 inches, pencil signed, cat: Lorenz #62, c. 1923, edition of 300. Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature. He specialized in atmospheric images of architecture, city scenes and landscapes; some bustling with people and automobiles, others quite timeless and serene. Kasimir developed his own technique, which was much more suited to the particular clarity of his compositions. This technique allowed Kasimir to create extraordinarily rich tones and values with clear, crisp lines; he could masterfully bring a scene to life using subtle hues of grays and earth tones accentuated by bright splashes of saturated color.
Etching and aquatint in colors, image size 17 1/2 x 22 1/2, cat: Lorenz-23, 1940, pencil signed by the artist.
Etching/drypoint, image size 8x6 inches, 1919, Hardie 165, edition of 100, pencil signed with artists blind stamp.
Lee-Hankey was a very gifted drypoint artist known for his portrait studies of the local folk of Brittany.
Etching, soft-ground, and aquatint, 1905, image size 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, edition of 70, Catalog H-18, pencil signed l.r., "W Lee Hankey imp". Artist's monogram in image. Edition of 6 proofs in monochrome, and 70 in color. A young girl holds a bird in her lap in a quiet garden setting.
This is a very fine original wood engraving by British artist John Nash. The image size is 6 x 4 1/2 inches, published c. 1930 in a very small edition of 20, pencil signed and titled in the lower margin. Primarily a self taught artist, John Nash was a renowned painter and printmaker and founding member of several prestigious artist groups, including the London Group in 1914, the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920 and the Colchester Art Society in 1946. He served on the front lines during WWI before being appointed an official war artist in 1918, and later continued his service as war artist during WWII. Many of his images portray events during the wars, but he also created many landscapes and quiet, peaceful images of domestic life, such as this intimate scene of a woman reading, surrounded by books and a violin.
Measuring 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, "The Fisherman's Home" is very similar to Strang's painting of the same name from 1905 which is owned by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This richly inked print from the Baldwin-Wallace College collection is also signed in pencil by the artist along the lower right edge of the image.
Original etching by the British artist, Arthur Brisco, measuring 6 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches, 1926, signed and numbered; 62/75, cat: Hurst-158. Britain's "General Strike" was the theme of Brisco's dramatic image of "The Orator". The strike, mainly by coal-miners upset with their goverments' reduction in wages and worsening conditions, also included dockers, printers, power station workers and transport workers, thus Brisco's interest in the subject.
Color etching and aquatint, image size 16 x 22 1/2 inches, 1929, pencil signed, l.c. "Luigi Kasimir", on wove paper. A beautiful colored aquatint etching of the famous Persenbeug Castle situated along the banks of the Danube River. Framed.
Etching,image size 7 3/4 X 8 inches, 1918, edition of 100, Hardie 152, artist blindstamp, pencil signed.
This is an original drypoint etching by German Expressionist artist Lovis Corinth (1858-1925) The title of this work is: "Alter Mann" (the old man) It was created and printed in 1916. The image measures 6 5/8X4 3/4 inches. Signed in pencil in the lower border.Printed on a light weight laid type paper, very nice condition.
This is a very fine etching with drypoint by French artist Edgar Chahine (1874-1947) The title of this work is: "Mademoiselle Delvair de la Comedie Francaise,", it was created and printed in 1901, pencil signed lower left border. The image measures 18X11 1/2 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. This image appears in the Tabanelli catalog as image no. 73. It also appeared in the Holme's book, Modern Etching and Engraving, published 1902.
This 1930 etching of "Anais", the artist's first wife, measures 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches and is pencil signed on the l.r., framed, Fletcher cat: 67, in an edition of 111. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, he was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the great masters, Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him. A self-taught etcher who became one of the best portrait etchers in art history being elected into the Royal Society of Painter - Etchers and Engravers in 1921.
This is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe (1872-1936) The title is: "Petit Miroir", it was created and printed in 1907 in an edition of 100. The image measures 10 1/2X8 3/8 inches.Printed on a watermarked, laid type paper with deckled edge. A rich impression, fine use of drypoint with some hand coloring.
signed in pencil by the artist lower right.. This image appears in the Merrill Chase catalog as image number 69. A fine impression, previously sold by Merrill Chase in Chicago.. 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.
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