This is an original mezzotint by British artist Sir Frank Short. The title is: "Moonrise on the Bure" This mezzotint was printed in 1922, the image measures 11X15 7/8 inches, printed on a medium weight wove type paper, pencil signed lower right and monogrammed in the plate lower left corner. A beautiful rich impression, very subtle tonal range throughout. Beautiful condition.
Engraving, image size: 26 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches, prov. JW Randall, Coll. 4022, 17th Century impression
This is a very fine impression of the well known Whistler etching, "The Rag Gatherers", created and printed in 1857, this etching is plate signed, on the right side of the image. The image measures 6X3 1/2 inches. It is the fifth state of 5 with the edition of the two children in the interior space. This etching came to us framed with the Kennedy Galleries label on the back. Excellent condition, apparently printed on an antique laid type paper.
A beautiful etching by Sir Francis Seymour Hayden measuring 7 x 13 inches, pencil signed on l.r., Schneiderman cat: 37, state VI/IX, 1860, printed on japan paper, label from Harlow and McDonald included. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law, James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist, he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894. This print was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1861, under "H. Dean," the anagram of Haden.
This is an original etching by American artist Leonard Baskin. It is a portrait of Hercules Seghers, the Dutch old master painter. This portrait was created and printed in 1962. It appears in the Fern-OSullivan catalog as image number 432. The image measures 17 3/4X14 1/2 inches. Printed in two colors. It is pencil signed and editioned as 1of 12 in roman numerals. Beautifully framed with archival materials.
This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) The title of this etching is :Sunlight on Stone, Caudebec-en-Caux. 1931. This etching was created as part of the artist's French Church Series. Printed in an edition of 164. This etching was pencil signed, dated and inscribed as Trial Proof II. The image measures 14 1/4X7 1/2 inches. It appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 241. The etching was printed on a medium weight laid type paper. Beautiful condition, strong contrasts between the shadows and high lights with nice use of plate tone in the sky. This etching has won numerous awards including from the Society of American Etchers.
This 1927 marine etching by the British printmaker Arthur Briscoe measures 9 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches, hand signed in inked and editioned as 58/75. Briscoe studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing, becoming one of the most prominent British marine artists of the 20th century. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat. Most of Briscoe's etchings show sailing ships and the men who sailed them. His beautifully etched images present an invaluable historical record of the workings of the last great commercial vessels.
This is an extremely detailed etching by American master John Taylor Arms. This image titled: "Limoges" was created and printed in 1932. It was part of his series on French Churches. The image measures 10 1/16X13 5/8 inches, printed on a blue toned laid type paper. The etching is pencil signed and inscribed as "Ed 100 III"
This is an original etching by American artist James Whistler. The title is: "La Marchande de Moutarde" It was part of the series titled: "The French Set", published and printed in 1858. This etching is signed lower left corner of the image, printed on a thin Japan type laid paper. According to the Glascow catalog this is state V/V before the plates cancellation. The image measures 6 1/4X3 1/2 inches.
This is an original etching, and aquatint by French master Georges Rouault. The title of this work is "Chantez Matines,le jour renait"< (Sing Matins, a new day is born) This etching was created in 1922 as part of the Miserere series. This is plate number 29. It was published by Vollard in an edition of 450. It is signed lower left corner of the image. This etching was never pencil signed. It appears in the C& R catalog as number 82d., The image measures 20 X 14 5/8 inches. Nice condition, a line of toning in the border from an earlier window mat.
This is an original etching and aquatint image by French master Georges Rouault. The title of this work is: "Femme Affranchie A Quatorze Hevres Chante Midi" (Emancipated woman, who has lost her bearings) It was part of the Miserere series that Roualt created in 1923. This etching was published by Ambroise Vollard in an edition of 450 and has his Vollard watermark in the sheet. The image is plate signed G. Rouault,1923 lower left in the image. This etching was never hand signed by the artist. It appears in the Wofsy catalog as image number 124. The platemark measures 22X17 inches, The condition is excellent no tears, or stains. This etching is not framed.
A truly remarkable original lithograph by Joseph Pennell, this image measures 21 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches, published in 1913 in a very small edition of 50, pencil signed, from Pennell's series of lithographs created in his travels through Italy and Greece. Printed on a cream colored laid type paper with the watermark "Ingres PMF Italia". In his book "In the Land of Temples", Pennell writes of this image, "Night was falling as I was coming back from drawing by the river Ilissos. The subject was the most impressive I saw in the Land of Temples, and in the gathering darkness I drew it as well as I could."
Etching, image size 14 1/4 x 6 inches, signed and dedicated in pen "A Mon Ami Mil..." (To My Friend Mil...).
Lithograph, image size 13 x 18 1/2 inches, 1949, edition of 30, pencil signed, titled and editioned. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.
From his French Church Series #47, this 1947 award winning etching by John Taylor Arms measures 13 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, edition of 198, state II, cat: Fletcher-47. This image won five major awards between 1947 and 1951 including 1st Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1949. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance.
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