This is an original etching by American artist James Whistler. The title: "Fumette", was created and printed in 1858, as part of the series, "The French Set" The image measures 6 1/2X4 1/4 inches. This is the 5th state of 5 which includes the printers address in the lower left corner of the image.
The name whistler is plate signed lower right. Framed. This impression is very richly inked with extensive plate tone in the backgroun of the subject.
Eloise ('Fumette') (fl. 1840-1858). Éloise - also called Héloïse - posed for Fumette, Whistler's first partner, Héloïse was a grisette, a vivid and fiery character. A grisette, as described in Henri Murger's Scènes de la vie de Bohème (1848/1851) and Alfred de Musset's poem Mimi Pinson (1845), was a working girl, a young seamstress or milliner, fun-loving and faithful as a lover.
This is an original etching and drypoint by American artist James M Whistler. The title is "The Forge", An interior view of the Blacksmith and his apprentices. The image printed on a thin Japan type paper has in image size of 7 5/8X12 1/2 inches. Extensive use of plate tone, a rich impression, This impression is the 6th state of 6 prior to the cancellation of the plate. It was created in 1861 as part of his series, "The Thames Set" It appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 68. A fine image in very nice condition.
This is an original pencil signed mezzotint by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. The title is: Breaking up of the Agamemnon No. II. This mezzotint was created in 1880, one of his most popular images, like the earlier etched impression done 10 years earlier in just etched lines. This image is made up of tone as well as lines in the composition... This subject illustrates the last of the wooden hulled warships, The Agamemnon, at the breakers yard . With the setting sun behind it is truly a romantic view of the end of an era of tall wooden ships. The image measures 9 3/4X18 3/8 inches. Pencil signed lower right border, this is the IX/IX state. Printed on a heavy weight wove type paper. A rich dark impression. "The Agamemnon in the process of being dismantled is moored to a buoy in the Thames opposite Greenwich...."
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.
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
This is an original aquatint etching by American artist Doel Reed. This image was created and printed in 1941 in an edition of 100. This was originally sold through Associated American Artists in New York. The image measures 8 15/16X14 7/8 inches. Pencil signed lower right.
Etching with drypoint, image size 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, c. 1890, edition of 20, pencil signed. 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. The young girl in this portrait is Helleu's daughter Ellen.
This is a James McNeill Whistler etching titled : Old Hungerford Bridge. This etching and drypoint was created in 1861 as part of his Thames series. The image measures 5 1/4X8 1/4 inches. This impression is state iii/iv. The plate was later cancelled after the 4th state. This etching is framed. It appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 76.
This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms. This etching is pencil signed,dated and numbered as Ed.100. The image measures 7 1/4X6 3/4 inches. This impression is from the 1st state of 3. This award winning etching was entered in an exhibit by the New York Watercolor club, part of their Black and White show in 1932. This etching was originally sold by Kennedy and Co in New York. Framed with original label.
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.
This is a very cool lithograph on zinc, image size 12 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches, 1919-1920, from a very small edition of 27 or fewer impressions, cat: Czestochowski-134, printed by Bolton Brown, pencil signed. Provenance: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Davies was a truly remarkable artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries known for his dreamlike etchings and lithographs. In his catalog raisonne of Davies work, Czestochowski writes "In a time of social, political, scientific and artistic upheaval, Davies hewed to an unwavering inner vision, one of classically graceful figures in an eternal dance with nature." This image is a beautiful homage to the ancient Greeks, which Davies portrays in his distinctive style that is at once quite classical and quite modern.
Etching, image size 6 3/8 X 14 9/16 inches, printed in 1942 by Charles White in an edition of 150, 2nd state proof, numbered "II", cat: Fletcher-370, pencil signed and dated. This atmospheric etching is a great example of the delicate lines and precise detail for which Arms was known. This image won several awards in the early 1940s; the Mrs. Henry F Noyes Memorial Prize for best print at the 27th Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Etchers, New York, N.Y. 1943; the First Prize in Black and White Section at the 12th Annual Exhibition of the Irvington Art and Museum Association, Irvington, N. J. 1945; and the First Prize in Black and White at the Annual Art Exhibition of the Bridgeport Art League, Bridgeport, CT. 1945.
This is an original etching by American artist of the Ash Can School, John Sloan (1871-1951) The title is Mars and Bacchante, it was created and printed in 1915 in an edition of 100 proofs. This one is hand signed and titled in pencil by the artist. The image measures 4 1/4X6 inches. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper, Printed by Charles White.
This is a fine example of the important etching by Jean Baptiste Corot. This etching is titled: Enviorns De Rome, it was created in 1866, this proof is the second state A. of three. Printed on Holland Paper, This printing had the addresses of:" Cadart and Luquet Editeurs, 79 Rue St Jacques 303 Paris" A rich impression, Catalog Delteil 6 II/III. Framed, previously sold by Kennedy Galleries in New York.
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