This is an original etching by American artist James Abbott McNeil Whistler. The title of this image is "Soupe A Trois Sous", It was created and printed in 1859 and according to the Glascow catalog this image was never published. The etching measures 5 7/8X8 7/8 inches, printed on a thin Japan laid paper, very fine condition, nice use of plate tone in the foreground. Soupe à trois sous ' is French for 'Soup for three sous', which was very cheap soup, and implies that the restaurant was a very basic café/bar. Whistler's first title, 'Café des Pieds Monilles' implies a particular café. 'Café des Pieds Monilles' is almost certainly a garbled reference to the Parisian Café des Pieds-Humides ('Café of the Wet Feet'). However, this title seems to have been immediately rejected in favour of the more familiar ' Soupe à trois sous '.(glascow)
Etching from 1885 after Harry Chase. Pencil signed by both. Printed on chine-collé. Remarqué of an anchor in the lower left. Catalog: Gilcrease 51, Klackner 43, iii/iii. roulette and sandpaper ground. Some even light toning. A well-inked impression of this rare early American etching. Plate size measures 14 7/8 x 29 3/4 inches in a 20 3/4 x 35 1/2 inch frame.
Large edition, august, 1884, 11 1/2x18 1/4, dedicated to Henry Voigt in pencil lower right margin, pencil signed, and framed
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.
This is one of the most impressive etchings by American artist Stephen Parrish. It is titled: "A GLOUCESTER WHARF", it was created and printed in 1886. It was one of three plates that Parrish did exclusively in dry point. The image is quite large, measuring 17 7/8X11 7/8 inches, printed on a medium weight wove type hard paper, A beautiful impression with extensive use of plate tone in the sky and sea. Printed with brown ink, fine condition. The Oil,Sounds & Livers advertised on the building are important fisheries products. Sounds are fish air bladders ground up for use in making isinglass. Parrish made very few etchings in a vertical format. (rona schneider)
Etching, image size 13 1/4 x 24 3/4 inches, 1882, cat. Platt 40, pencil signed
Etching, plate size: 15 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches, image size: 13 3/8 x 21 5/8 inches, 1887-1888, cat. Schneider-133, remarque lower left, inscribed lower right: "Selected for Mr. E. Q. Kennedy", printed by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, on parchment, pencil signed lower right.
Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches, pencil signed
This is a rare pencil signed impression by Mary Nimmo Moran, etching, roulette and mezzotint, image size 7 3/8 x 11 3/8 inches, 1883, plate signed and dated, pencil signed. A beautiful impression in sepia ink with ample margins. Mary Nimmo Moran was one of the leading women etchers of the late 19th century, and along with her husband, Thomas Moran was at the forefront of the etching revival. Known for the originality and boldness of her etchings, Mary Nimmo Moran was a member of the Society of Painter-Etchers and the only female member of the Fellows of London's Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.
Drypoint from 1885. Catalog: Rice 70. An etching of the covered bridge with the Statehouse in the distance. Plate measures 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches on 19 1/2 x 25 1/4 inch handmade Japan paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left. This print has good plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. C. A. Platt was born in New York and studied art at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League and the Academie Julian. He was a very successful painter and etcher, known for his delicately rendered New England landscapes and harbor scenes. He was also a very talented architect and a member of the Saint-Gaudens Art Colony in Cornish, NH.
Etching, image size 20 x 9 inches, 1887, remarque lower left, pencil signed lower right, published by Klackner, New York
This is an original engraving done after the painting by Richard Caton Wodville, "War News from Mexico". This engraving was published by The American Art Union who purchased the original painting in 1849. They commissioned Alfred Jones to make an engraving retitled" Mexican News", This engraving was created and printed in 1849.
"Jones had studied engraving as an apprentice in Albany, New York. After moving to New York City, his talents as an engraver were highly prized by such institutions as the American Art-Union. He also took classes at the National Academy of Design where he was elected a full academician in 1851. In addition to the engraving after Woodville’s painting, Jones engraved works by Asher B. Durand, William Sidney Mount, and others. In his later years, he worked primarily as an engraver of bank notes and postage stamps." This engraving has an image size of: 20 1/2X18 3/8 inches. plus title and margins. Title and Publishers information in the bottom margin.
This is a fine hand signed etching by American Artist Stephen Parrish. The title of this work is "Evening, Gloucester, 1883". The image measures 8 5/8X14 inches. This image appears in the Schneider catalog as image number 77. "To the right of the mast is the tower of the 1869 City Hall, still standing, Next to the right is the sharply pointed spire of the Baptist church, now gone. At the far right are the buildings of the Rocky Neck Marine Railways." Fine use of plate tone in the sky and sea.
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