This is an original drypoint and etching by French artist Alphonse Legros (1837-1911) The title of this work is: "Les Faiseurs de Fagots", created circa 1870 this image measures 15X10 7/8 inches, hand signed in pencil lower right border, very fine condition, the image appears in the Bliss catalog as image number 182, ii/xiv, the second state of 14.
This c. 1886 etching from the French artist, Paul Albert Besnard, measures 12 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, pencil signed, editioned (three of 100), plate 10 of 12 from a series titled "La Femme", delteil 56(2nd state). Besnard studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and for the beginning of his artistic career concentrated on a very academic style of painting and composition, before adopting a more impressionistic approach of portraying light and color; later he went to England to study portraiture with Thomas Gainesborough and Joshua Reynolds.
This original mezzotint by the Scottish artist William Strang measures 10 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches, pencil signed, printed by L. Goulding, pencil signature, l.r., 1882, S#15.
"The Three Sisters" by Sir Francis Seymour Haden measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, pencil signed, 1868, state VI/V, cat: Schneiderman-119. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.
Plate measures 10 x 7 3/4 inches on 16 1/4 x 12 1/8 inch watermarked laid type paper. State V/VIII. One of his six final plates, later chosen for publication in the review "L'Art" in 1904, volume LXIII. Catalog: Melot 122. Circa 1877. Printed in the lower right: "Ch. Daubigny. del. et. sc", in the lower right: "F. Lienard. Imp. Paris."
Engraving by H.S Sadd and A.L. Dick, from a painting by J. P. Knight. C. 1845. Engraved for the New York Albion, January 1st. 1845. Lettered below the image with the title in open, strengthened letters, around a crest with the motto 'Palmam Qui Meruit Ferat', and 'Born at Burnham Thorp, Co. of Norfolk, Sep. 9th. 1758. Plate size measures 15 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches on 25 3/4 x 20 inch wove type paper
This is an original etching by Spanish master Francisco Goya. The title of this work is: "Disparate de Miedo,plate 2" It came from his series titled: "Disparates". or Los Proverbios. The image measures 8 5/8X 12 3/8 inches. This impression is printed on an early laid type paper, we believe this is an early impression, most likely the second printing. The image was created in between 1815-1823. The first printing of the entire series occurred in 1864, this impression was created soon after.
This is a very fine original etching and drypoint by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. The title of this work is "On the Test", state VI/VIII. This etching was created in 1859 and its subject is one of the famous Trout streams in Hampshire. The image measures 5 15/16X 8 15/16 inches, pencil signed lower right and also signed in the plate. This appears in the Schneiderman catalog as image number 24.
This is an original etching by French artist Felix Bracquemond. It is titled: "La Nuee d'Orage", it was created and printed in 1882. The image measures 10 3/16X13 7/8 inches. It is hand signed in pencil and also with the stamped monogram in the lower border. A great atmospheric image by this well known master of birds in nature.
This is a very richly inked original etching by French artist Albert Besnard. The image size is 11 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches, published in 1887 in an edition of fewer than 100 impressions, cat: Coppier- 63, pencil signed. Besnard studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris and for the beginning of his artistic career concentrated on a very academic style of painting and composition, before adopting a more impressionistic approach of portraying light and color; later he went to England to study portraiture with Thomas Gainesborough and Joshua Reynolds.
Etching with drypoint, image size 8 x 4 1/2 inches, 1853, Schneiderman 31 viii/IX. From the collection of Baldwin-Wallace College.
Etching and drypoint on copper, image size: 5 1/2 x 8 5/16 inches, dated 1877, State V, cat. Scheniderman-172, pencil signed lower right. One of Haden's interests apart from being a Surgeon and printmaker was fishing. He created a number of outstanding scenes based on river fishing, his most famous being "The Complete Angler" and "Grayling Fishing." This is a wonderful example of building a composition centered on this well-known fishing hole. Provenance: Baldwin-Wallace College.
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