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 etching by American artist James McNeill Whistler was titled: Alderney Street,London. It was created and printed in 1881, this second state of three was published by Gazette des Beaux-Arts, printed by Cadart Paris. The image measures 7X4 3/8 inches, has the artists butterfly monogram in the upper right side of the image. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper. The publisher's name in type setting in the lower margin. This is a street view in London in the vicinity of where Whistler lived for a short time after his return from Venice.
This is an atmospheric scene of a ship coming into port, pulled by a tugboat; it is rendered with remarkabley delicate lines and a rich yet quite subtle tonal range, giving a strong sense of a soft morning fog over calm waters. The canvas sails of the ship beautifully contrast with the steam of the tug as is dissipates into the misty air. The image measures 19 x 23 inches, published in 1887, pencil signed on the lower right margin. "Copyright R. Cleveland Coxe, 1887, NY" is printed on the lower center, with a remarque of an anchor in the lower left margin. Framed. Coxe studied at the National Academy before going to Paris to study with Leon Bonnat. A painter and etcher, Coxe best works were of seascapes of the New England Coast.
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 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.
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.
This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist Charles Adams Platt. The title of this work is "Pier at Larmor". It was created and printed in 1885. The image measrues 14 1/8X8 1/2 inches. One of a series of Dutch etchings that he created during this period of travel in Europe. This is included in the Platt catalog as image number P-55. Framed.
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.
Etching, image size 12 7/8 x 18 7/8 inches, plate signed
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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