Etching, image size 10 3/4 x 18 3/8 inches, 1885, cat: Rice-71, pencil signed. 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 was also a very talented architect. He was close friends with fellow New England etcher Stephen Parrish and was a member of Saint-Gaudens' Cornish Art Colony.
This is an original etching by American artist Otto Bacher. It was created after the painting by Henry Ward Ranger. Its is pencil signed by both men. it has the copyright of "Published by Fishel Adler & Schwartz NY" and dated 1888. This etching is quite large with an image area measuring 18X23 1/2 inches. We have been unable to find the exact title of this piece. Obviously done in Italy. Printed on a semi parchment, wide borders all around. some handling creases in the borders. A fine detailed impression.
Etching, image size 8 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, 1884, plate signed l.l. "Smillie Sep '83.Op.30." and inscribed in the plate l.r. "My Colored Neighbor's Hen Yard, etched from Nature, Montrose, Penna.", pencil signed l.r. "James D. Smillie, April 1884".
This is an original early etching by American artist Charles Mielatz. The title is:Out of Commission, It was created and printed in 1887. A scene taken most likely from New York Harbor. The image measures 13 1/2X21 3/4 inches. Printed on a heavy weight Japan type wove paper. Pencil signed and the long boat remarque lower left. Very nice condition, a few pressure creases in the outer border well away from the image area.
Etching, image size: 5 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, 1881, #52, Cat. Schneider, edition of 38, pencil signed lower right
This is an extremely large hand colored engraving by William Overend Geller, after the painting by Baron Jolly. This engraving is titled: "Franklin at the Court of France, 1778". It was published in Philadelphia in 1853. The image measures 27 1/2X 37 3/4 inches on a sheet size of 31 1/2X40 inches. This engraving was originally sold with the edition of hand coloring in watercolor. The colors are very rich, the sheet is linen backed but in very good condition. Sold unframed.
This is an atmospheric marine etching by J. Henry Hill, after the painting by Otis Weber. The image measures 14 1/2 x 18 1/2 inches, published in 1886 by Klackner, New York, pencil signed on the lower right margin. Hill came from a family of artists and became a well known landscape and marine painter keeping with the pre-raphaelite tradition, influenced by John Ruskin and David Johnson.
This a very fine original etching by American artist Charles Adams Platt, image size 8 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches, 1885, cat: Rice-62, signed and dated in the plate, pencil signed. A richly inked impression with beautiful plate tone, printed on a cream colored Japan type paper with ample margins. 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.
This 1887 etching by the Irish American artist, Thomas Hovenden, measures 19 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches, pencil signed, remarque on l.l. of shaving mug with brush, copyright info on l.c. Thomas Hovenden was born in Cork, Ireland, studying at the Cork School of Design before emigrating to the US at age 23, enrolling at the National Academy of Design in NYC and working as an illustrator for Harper's magazine. He went on to study in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts under Alexander Cabanel before settling back in the US in the Pennsylvania area. Known for his portrayal of African-Americans going about everyday life, during a time when they were treated less than fairly. His wife's family were abolitionists and his studio was previously used as a stop for the underground railroad.
Engraving by J.A.J. Wilcox after the painting by Thomas Waterman Wood, image size 24 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches, 1882, early proof before letters, published by Klackner, New York, pencil signed by both the painter and the engraver; "T. W. Wood" l.l, "J.A.J. Wilcox" l.r.
Etching,1880 image size: 4 3/4X8 in.pencil signed
Rare print with remarque from 1883, plate signed in the lower left. Catalog: Schneider 78. Edition of 30 with remarque. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches on 15 x 22 inch wove type paper. This is an atmospheric print with lovely plate tone.
Etching, image size 12 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches, plate signed
This is a very rare original etching by American artist Joseph Pennell. The title of this work is: "Fleet Street Up to St Pauls". It is a rare trial proof that was unpublished. The image measures 11X8 1/4 inches, pencil signed lower border. Fine use of plate tone in the street and sky. This etching is in the Library of Congress collection as image number 575.
Etching, image size 5 1/4 x 8 1/8 inches, 1882, plate signed l.l. "S Parrish" and "68" l.r., pencil signed l.r. "Stephen Parrish". This etching was made by Parrish after his painting, "A Fishing Hamlet, Bay of Fundy--Evening, which was shown at the National Academy of Design in March 1882.
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