This airy, impressionistic line etching depicts a man fishing in a forested landscape. Etched circa 1900, its measurements are 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches and it is signed "A. Legros" lower right. Provenance: Baldwin-Wallace College.
This is an original etching by French artist Felix Bracquemond (1833-1914) The title of this work is: Les Mouettes, Sea gulls. It was created and printed circa 1880, pencil signed lower right border and signed within the plate lower right. This is one of his most important images. The platemark measures 7X10 1/4 inches on a sheet size of 10X13 1/2 inches. Printed on a heavy weight wove type paper.
This framed lithograph by Engelmann after Vernet, measures 17 x 10 3/4 inches. It is plate signed and titled on the lower margin. Godefroy Engelmann was born in 1788 in Mühlhausen, France and trained in Switzerland and France at La Rochelle and Bordeaux. He studied painting and sketching in Jean-Baptiste Regnault’s atelier in Paris. In the summer of 1814 he traveled to Munich, Germany to study lithography and is largely credited with bringing lithography to France.
This is an original wood engraving by French artist Auguste Lepere. This image circa 1890 is titled: "Debarcadère des bateaux-omnibus" The Omnibus Dock. This image measures 4 3/4X6 1/4 inches. Signed in ink lower right and editioned as 29/35. a very rare image, one example is in the Cleveland Museum. This image is nicely framed with archival materials.
This is one of the most impressionistic mezzotint studies created by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. It is titled: "Grayling Fishing", it was created and printed in 1897. It is state II/V. This is a beautiful impression but does have a long touched up scratch on the right side of the composition. Pencil signed, by Haden and also signed by Golding, his printer. There are printing instructions on the lower left of the border by Golding. The image measures 7 1/2X11 3/4 inches.
Drypoint etching. Max Blach Wien collector's stamp on back. Pencil signed "A. Legros" in the lower right. Plate measures 3 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches on 7 x 9 1/4 inch watermarked laid paper. An atmospheric scene with a rich drypoint burr. Catalog: Bliss 364. A rare print.
A color lithograph by Ferdinand Perrot. In the lower right: "Dessine & Lith. par Ferd. Perrot." Dated November 27th, 1838. Image measures 16 1/4 x 25 1/4 inches on 21 3/8 x 30 1/8 inch wove type paper. Published by Turgis.
A romantic original etching by Louis Legrand, image size 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches, 1895, edition of 50, state V/V, cat: Arwas-102, pencil signed and numbered. Louis Legrand was an important artist of 'La Belle Epoch' in France of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in etchings of the women of Paris, from the wealthy elite to dancers and prostitutes. He studied with Felician Rops, and his work shows the influence of Rops' sometimes dark and erotic imagery. His work has also been compared to that of Toulouse-Lautrec, although in fact much of Legrand's work predates that of Toulouse-Lautrec, including a series of drawings and etchings that Legrand made of the Moulin Rouge and it's dancers.
7 x 7 inch etching on 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inch watermarked wove-type paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, plate initialed in the lower left. 1st state, C. 1898. Catalog: Bliss 593.
This detailed French etching measures 10 x 7 3/4 inches. Created in 1853, it is plate initialed, titled and dated. The inscription on the lower margin reads "La Cabane des bucherone, dans les bois du Buron, pendant l'automne de 1853."
Etching, image size 4 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches, 1870, Harrington 144, Schneiderman 132 v/v, pencil signed
Printed by Delatre in Paris, this Felix Bracquemonde frontispiece measures 14 x 9 3/4 inches, published by Alfred Cadart, Paris. Created in 1865, this bold allegorical etching was created as the frontispiece to a volume of the renowned periodical of the Société des Aqua-Fortistes, a group promoting etching as a fine art. Richly inked on watermarked Aqua-Fortistes laid paper, which was made especially for these publications.
This is an original drypoint etching by French artist Berthe Morisot. It is titled: "Jeune fille au chat", it was created in 1888. This was printed from the cancelled plate. There are two small holes drilled in the plate upper and lower edges of the image. The image measures 5 7/8X4 1/2 inches. This etching is unsigned as is typical of this image. It appears in the Keller catalog as image number 88. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.
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