This is a remarkable original etching of the intricate facade and Rose window of Beauvais cathedral by American artist John Taylor Arms. The image size is 12 x 7 1/8 inches, 1925, French Church Series #3, cat: Fletcher 161, pencil signed and dated. 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.
This is one of the finest etchings by American artist James Whistler. This image titled: "Black Lion Wharf" was from his Thames series created in 1859. This image measures 5 7/8 X 8 3/4 inches. Printed on a laid type paper with watermark. This is an early printing between state iii/iv of iv. Very richly inked with extensive plate tone throughout. Very good condition, signed and dated within the plate at the right side of the image.
This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1883-1953) The titile of this work is: "Venetian Mirror. (The Grand Canal, Venice.)". This etching was created and printed in 1935 in an edition of 146 signed proofs. This one has the artists "Private Collection" in pencil lower border, it is also pencil signed and dated and inscribed to: "To my Friend Frank G. Kennedy Jr. and signed again John Taylor Arms".. The image measures 6 3/8X14 1/8 inches. Beautiful use of plate tone in the sky and sea. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper, the overall sheet size is: 10 1/4X18 1/2 inches. A beautiful impression in excellent condition.
This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) The title of this work is "Lace in Stone: Rouen Cathedral 1927". This image, according to the artist, was his greatest etching. An image with unbelievable detail. This large etching has an image size of 14 1/4X11 3/8 inches, the plate mark measures 14X11 1/8 inches. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper. This etching is signed and titled by the artist in pencil and inscribed, "Personal Proof." This image is quite scarce with an edition of only 100 signed proofs. "Arms spent many years creating his series of etchings of French churches and the series includes some of his most elaborate plates, of which Lace in Stone: Rouen Cathedral remains the outstanding technical tour de force." (Campbell) This etching appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 200. This image won numerous awards and appears in the Dorothy Noyes Arms book the Churches of France.
This is a drypoint etching from 1939. #40 in his "French Church" series. Catalog: Fletcher 317. Edition of 312, an early proof of the second and final state. The blue paper and inky fingerprints on the back of the paper indicate that this is likely a trial proof. Plate measures 14 3/4 x 12 inches on blue watermarked laid paper. Alternatively titled "The North Portal of Chartres Cathedral." Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. Winner of the Artist Member Prize, Annual Exhibition, Baltimore Water Color Club, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939. It took the artist about 1,000 hours to etch this print, and upon closer inspection of the captivating detail in every single piece of stone, it's clear to see why. One of his most sought-after prints.
This is an original etching by American artist James M Whistler. The title is "Eagle Wharf", this image was created and printed in 1859. Signed and dated within the plate. The image measures 5 7/16X8 5/16 inches. It is printed on a thin Japan paper which is rare. This is the only known state before the plate was cancelled. Its is from is series of Sixteen etchings on the Thames. (The Thames Set) A very fine impression. Annotated lower left border, "'Tyzac Whiteley & Co" an alternate title. catalog number is K-41.
This is an original etching by British artist Gerald Brockhurst. The title is:
"Dorette", it was created and printed in 1932 in an edition of 111. The image measures 9 1/8X7 1/4 inches. This is the first of 3 Portraits that Brockhurst created of Kathleen Woodward. She was the girl that the artist left his wife for and was known as Dorette. An impressive impression, one of Brockhurst's most expressive portraits. Nicely framed. This impression includes a handwritten letter to the former owner by Dorette Brockhurst when she sold this etching many years ago.
One of the finest portrait etchings ever created by British artist Gerald Brockhurst. "Henry Rushbury", created and printed in 1930. Rushbury, like Brockhurst studied at the Birmingham School of Art and the two later shared an apartment in London. Rushbury was an accomplished etcher as well... This etching is very richly printed, the subtle tonal range is incredible in person, our scan doesn't .do this image justice. Absolutely one of the finest portraits . This etching measures 10X7 3/8 inches, pencil signed and titled by the artist in the lower border, printed in an edition of 111. Very fine condition.
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.
This is an original etching by American artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler. The title is: "La Mere Gerard". It was created in 1858 as part of the "French Set", created in Paris. "The sitter probably posed for this etching in Paris in the autumn of 1858, but possibly earlier. Whistler was in Paris until 14 August, and on his return from the Rhineland, after 7 October 1858." This printing is state 4 of 4 with the edition of the printers address at the bottom edge: "Delatre. Rue St. Jacques. 171". This is a very rare early printing of that state, done on a sepia colored chin collet adhered to a thicker sheet of Wove type paper. Under the plate mark is the Whistler pencil signed butterfly monogram.The image measures 5 1/16X3 1/2 inches. This image appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 11. A beautiful, richly inked impression. This etching came to us with a partial label from Kennedy Galleries, N.Y. Quite Rare!
This is an original etching by James Whistler. The title is: "Thames Police" It was created in 1859 as part of his Thames Set series on life on the river. The image measures 5 15/16X8 7/8 inches. Printed on a thin laid type paper. Very richly inked, the Fifth state of Six. An early rich inking. Good condition, there is a tear upper right corner of the border, away from the image area. Enough border for proper presentation.
This is an original etching and aquatint by French artist Georges Rouault. The title of this work is: "Qui ne se Grime Pas" It was created in 1923. In english the title reads: "Who Does Not Wear a Mask" This was created as part of his Miserere series. The image measures 22 1/8X17 inches. This is an extremely rare early proof before the edition. It has the Ambroise Vollard and Arches watermark in the sheet in the right border area. Possibly a self Portrait, this image is obscurely signed and dated in the lower edge of the sheet.
Drypoint etching, image size 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches, 1906, ed. of 50, cat. Tabanelli-165, pencil signed, framed
Original pencil signed drypoint etching by American artist Frank Benson 1862-1951. The title of this work is "The Landing", created and printed in 1915 in an edition of only 50. The image measures 7 1/4X11 1/4 inches. Printed on Shogun watermarked paper. The etching appears in the Ordeman catalog as image number 70. The setting of this image was Fox Island on Penobscot Bay. Excellent condition matted not framed. Editioned as 46/50.
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.
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