An atmospheric scene of Rockport, Massachusetts, this is one of Wengenroth's early lithographs, published in 1935 in a small edition of 50 impressions. The image size is 7 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches, cat: Stuckey-51, pencil signed. Stow Wengenroth was one of the preeminent lithographers of 20th century America, known for his atmospheric, incredibly detailed images of the New England landscape and coastline. He studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art in New York, and in the summers studied with John Carlson in Woodstock NY and George Ennis in Eastport ME. In 1931 he had his first one man show at the MacBeth Galleries, beginning a long and very successful artistic career.
This is an original lithograph by American artist George Bellows. The title of this work is: "The Return to Life", from his series "Men Like Gods" This lithograph was created and printed in 1923. It is pencil signed by both Bellows and his printer Bolton Brown. The edition was only 40. The image measures 18X14 1/2 inches. Archival framing.
This is a very rich impression of a great sporting etching by Frank Benson. The image size is 9 x 11 inches, published in 1918 in an edition of 150, cat: Ordeman-131, pencil signed and numbered "6". This etching is titled "Marshes at Evening" in the Ordeman catalog, although it is titled in the artist's hand on the lower margin as "Evening in the Marshes". In his catalog of Benson's prints, Ordeman quotes John Taylor Arms, who said of Benson, "[He] has achieved the distinction of founding a school- that of the modern sporting artist. In this, his followers and imitators have been many; his equals none." In this image, a flock of ducks come into the marsh to roost, silhouetted against the still bright sky of a midsummer evening.
This expressive drypoint etching of ducks taking flight by Frank Benson was published in 1918 in an edition of 150. It is pencil signed on the lower margin. This image measures 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches with wide margins on a sheet size of 12 1/2 x 15 3/8 inches. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began his sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds. His etchings were in high demand from the very start, and have remained favorites for collectors ever since. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.
A very rare original woodblock print by Latvian- American artist Isac Friedlander The title of this work is "Mother", it was created and printed in 1939, editioned as 5/15. The woodblock print is hand signed, titled and editioned in pencil by the artist. The image measures 10 1/8X8 inches on a 15 1/2X12 1/2 inch wove type medium weight paper. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.
This is an original pencil signed wood engraving by Latvian American artist Isac Friedlander. This image is titled Self Portrait, New York and dated 1935. The image measures 10 3/4X8 3/4 inches. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.
This is an original etching by American artist Kerr Eby. The title is Driftway, which was Eby's home in Westport, Connecticut. This etching has an image size of 8 3/8X14 inches. It was created and printed in 1928 in an edition of 90. Eby left a skim coat of ink to create tone in the sky. This etching is pencil signed lower right with the "imp" after his name meaning that he printed this impression himself. This was the first depiction that he did of this subject. He later in 1931 created Driftway, Moonlight,1933, Driftway, Evening and Days End, Driftway in 1939. This image appears in the Giardina catalog as image number 132.
Etching by Jacques Reich after the painting by Giovanni Boldini, image size 20 5/8 x 11 1/2 inches, 1916, pencil signed. Whistler's signature is etched below the image, Boldini's in the lower left corner of the image.
C. 1941. Etching and sandpaper ground. Edition of 100. The scene depicted was in the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts. Catalog: Giardina 203. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches on 13 7/8 x 18 1/4 inch wove type paper. Pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp" in the lower right, indicating that the artist printed it himself. This print has a good use of plate tone in the sky. This image shows his impressive use of highlighting and shadow to show the snow fields at night.
This is an original drypoint by American Sporting etcher Frank Benson. The title is "Waders", this drypoint was created and printed in 1930 in an edition of 150 signed proofs on Whatman type paper. The image measures 7X12 inches. Excellent condition, pencil signed lower left by the artist.
Etching with aquatint, image size 7 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1918-1919, state VII/VIII, cat: Czestochowski-69, alternate title "Far Prospect," pencil signed, framed. Davies was a truly remarkable artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries known for his dreamlike etchings and lithographs. In his catalog raisonne of Davies work, Czestochowski writes "In a time of social, political, scientific and artistic upheaval, Davies hewed to an unwavering inner vision, one of classically graceful figures in an eternal dance with nature." This rare, early state etching is a perfect example of the combination of classicism and modernism of Davies' work.
This is an original two color woodblock print by American artist Leonard Baskin. The title is: "Frightened Boy and His Dog". It was created and printed in 1954. This image is numbered as 16/210. The image measures 12 1/2X14 inches, printed on a hand made Japan type paper. Pencil signed and titled by the artist lower image. One of his most iconic early woodblock prints.
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