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 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.
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.
Etching, image size: 4 1/2 x 6 inches, 1864, cat. Schneiderman 58, pencil signed
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.
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.
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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