Etching, image size 7 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches, 1860, cat: Melot- D.95, framed. Provenance: Frederick Keppel & Co.
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.
This is an artist proof drypoint etching by Sir Frances Seymour Haden. The title: The Keep, is of Corfe Castle in Dorset England. This image was created and printed in 1877and is the third state of five. It is inscribed as "Early Proof lower left and hand signed in pencil lower right. The image measures 5 15/16X8 15/16 inches. Printed on a light weight laid type paper. This image appears in the Haden catalog as image number S-158.
This etching by French artist Charles Meryon is titled: La Rue des Toiles, A. Bourges. It was created in 1853. The image measures 8 3/8X4 5/8 inches. This impression is the 9th state of 9 which has the title typeset in the lower center border and the printers name in the lower right, A. Delatre. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.
This 1861 etching by Johan Barthold Jongkind measures 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, plate signed, framed. D-14, early proof before letters, 1/III.
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.
This is a very rare pencil signed etching by Sir Francis Seymour Haden; it is an early proof, from before the edition published in Hamerton's 1880 'Etching and Etchers'. The image size is 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches, 1877, cat: Schneiderman-161, plate signed and dated, pencil signed, a very rich impression on a laid type paper, framed. 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. Haden created a number of remarkable etchings featuring scenes of fishing in the British countryside, of which this is one of his finest.
Passerelle du Pont-au-Change, après l'incendie de 1621 (The Footbridge temporarily replacing the Pont-au-Change, Paris, after the fire of 1621, after Della Bella)1860. Etching by French artist Charles Meryon, 1860. This etching has an image size of 4 11/16X9 inches. It is the 7th state of 9 and appears in the Delteil/Wright catalog as image number 50. Published in teh Gazette des Beaux Arts, vol. 8 Nov.1, 1860.
Etching, image size: 4 1/2 x 6 inches, 1864, cat. Schneiderman 58, pencil signed
This etching by the British artist Seymour Haden measures 7 x 10 1/4 inches, pencil signed, plate dated 1874, I/V, Cat: Schneiderman-144. 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.
This is an original etching by French artist Alphonse Legros. It is a portrait of British etcher Sir Charles Holroyd. Created circa 1889. This image has a plate size of 11X7 inches, printed on a medium weight laid type paper. This etching is hand signed in pencil lower right corner of the border.
"Sir Charles Holroyd was one of the most prolific etchers of his generation. He was taught by Alphonse Legros at the Slade School of Art and his work shows the considerable influence of his close friend William Strang. Sir Charles Holroyd was appointed first Keeper of the Tate Gallery and later Director of the National Gallery. These posts ensured that he did not need to depend upon printmaking for his livelihood; consequently, his etchings were not issued in formal editions. Impressions of his etchings were only taken when required and, as a result, many of his printed works are very scarce indeed.
Alphonse Legros was the single most influential European printmaker upon the development of the etching revival in England. Born in Dijon, Legros was persuaded to move to London by Whistler, whom he had met in Paris. Legros rapidly achieved recognition for his highly accomplished etchings and in 1875 was placed in charge of the etching class at the Royal College in South Kensington and the following year was made Professor of Fine Art at the influential Slade School. It was during his eighteen years in this post that Legros was to exert a formidable influence upon the direction of an entire generation of British printmakers." ( thank you, Mr. Campbell)
C. 1865. Original etching with drypoint. D-87. iii/v. Catalog: Schneiderman 88, Drake 87. Plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left: "Calais, S. Haden, 1865, 3 a.m." Pencil signed in the lower right. Image measures 3 x 6 1/8 inches on 6 3/4 x 9 3/8 inch paper. Collector's seal in lower right. An atmospheric print that makes good use of white space.
Etching, image size 8 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches, plate signed, with the lettered title below the image.
Etching, image size 4 x 10/4 inches, 1870, plate signed u.r. "Lepic" and pencil signed l.l. "Lepic", from "Croquis Hollandais et Autres" plate 14. A view of fisherman along the banks of the Ombreux River with two watermills and a church in the background.
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