Etching in sepia toned ink, image size 7 3/8 x 11 1/4, 1883, plate signed and dated, l.l.
This engraving by James Smillie measures 15 x 22 3/4 inches. Created after four paintings by Hudson River School founder Thomas Cole, this early lettered proof impression, published in Boston by L.A. Elliot, reads, "From the original Painting by Thomas Cole, in the possession of Rev.d Gorham D. Abbott, Spingler Institute, New York", under the title on the lower margin. Also included on the lower margin is a poem by J.H. Daniels. In 1842 Thomas Cole did a series of paintings that represented an allegory for the four stages of life; childhood, youth, manhood, and old age. Each phase accompanied by a guardian angel. In "Old Age" the voyager is looking across the river of life towards an angel filled sky, ready to enter the kingdom of heaven. Cole's paintings were converted to engravings after his death and widely distributed during "The Third Awakening", a period of religious activism from the late 1850's to the early 1900's.
C. 1886. An etching by James David Smillie directly from the watercolor by Winslow Homer. Inscribed in the plate in the lower right: "Winslow Homer 1883." Catalog: Witthoft 42. Signed by Smillie in the upper left and inscribed "Aqua fortis 1886." Plate measures 6 5/8 x 10 inches on 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch wove type paper. A beautifully detailed and accurate rendition of the painting.
This is a rare original etching by American artist Stephen Parrish. The title is: "Northern Moorland,Marblehead". It was created and printed in 1881. The image measures 8 3/4X16 1/8 inches. This image is plate signed and has the Parrish family stamp in the border on the far left. This image appears in the Schneider catalog as image number 42.
Etching, image size 13 5/8 x 9 1/4 inches, plate size 15 x 10 inches, 1884, printed on medium weight laid paper, plate signed "Otto H. Bacher Forest City", "A Wheel Of Three Generations In 1884" on bottom of print. Bacher began etching in Cleveland in 1876 and continued his art in Munich, Paris and Venice.
This is an original etching by American artist Charles Adams Platt. The title of this work is :"The East River Bridge" - Brooklyn Bridge It was created and printed in 1888 and published by Frederick Stokes New York. The image measures 6 3/4X10 7/8 inches. It is signed and dated in the plate and also pencil signed lower right border.
Engraving by Cornelius Tiebout (1770-1830) after Stuart, image size 20 1/8 x 13 inches, sheet size 25 x 18 inches. This engraving is after the "Landsdowne" portrait, named for the British nobleman who commissioned the original painting by Stuart. It was first published by Tiebout in 1801. This is a later re-strike issued by William Smith, Philadelphia, c. 1865.
Small version, etching, image size: 6x3 1/2, plate signed
This is a drypoint etching from 1881. Plate signed in the lower right, titled and dated in the lower left. Plate measures 15 1/4 x 13 1/4 inches on 17 1/2 x 15 1/2 inch laid paper. Catalog: Platt 26. An atmospheric print with a rich drypoint burr.
A very fine original engraving of Daniel Webster, after the painting by Thomas B. Lawson, image size 26 1/2 x 18 inches, 1852, engraved and printed by C. E. Wagstaff and Jos. Andrews, in what appears to be the original frame. Daniel Webster was a noted Senator, lawyer and politician from New Hampshire, who also served as secretary of state twice, under the administrations of William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore.
Etching, 1882, 9 1/2 x 15 inches, plate signed. Published by Fishel, Adler and Schwartz, London.
Etching, image size: 7 3/16 x 9 3/4 inches, 1888, plate signed lower right
This is an original etching by American artist Thomas Moran, this image done with roulette, sandpaper ground, drypoint and retroussage to create the etching. The title of this work is:
"The Coyote-Arizona, also known as "Twilight in Arizona".. This etching was created and printed in 1880. It is plate signed with the TM monogram in the lower left corner of the image, printed on a medium weight wove type paper. The image measures 5 7/8X8 3/4 inches, A very rich impression of this important etching by Moran. This image appears in the Gilcrease catalog as image number 36.
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