Etching, image size: 11 x 8 1/2 inches, 1915, cat. Wuerth-678, pencil signed lower right
A fine original etching by American Sporting artist Alden Lassell Ripley. The title of this work is "Goose Shooting", created circa 1930, this etching is hand signed and titled in pencil lower border. The image is quite large, it measures 8 1/2X13 3/4 inches. This etching appears in the Lamb catalog as image number 64. A rich impression showing platetone in the water and sky, nice use of drypoint as well.
This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) The title of this work is "Study in Stone, Cathedral of Orense. This etching was created and printed in 1933 in an edition of 100. This image was part of the artist's Spanish Church Series. It appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 257. The image measures 7 1/4X5 9/16 inches. The etching is pencil signed, dated and also inscribed: "To Mr. E O Ropka..? with the best wishes John Taylor Arms, 1927. This etching was printed by David Strang. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.
This is an original wood engraving by Latvian-American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is Exodus, it was created and printed in 1931. Pencil signed this image measures 9 1/4X12 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.
Etching, image size 8 13/16 x 11 7/8 inches, Wuerth 807, printed on Arches wove paper, plate signed "JPennell 1923" pencil signed "J Pennell" l.c., private plate, etched for the Brooklyn Edison Co.
This is an original wood engraving by Italian American artist Angelo Pinto. The title is: "Three Lights Backstage", it was created and printed in 1929. It is pencil signed, titled and editioned as 29/50. The image measures 7 7/8X9 7/8 inches. Printed on a thin Japan type paper. A very fine and detailed impression.
Etching, image size: 11 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches, 1930, ed. 90, cat. Giardina-157, pencil signed lower right
Color Monoprint, 15 x 19 7/8 inches, signed Vladimir Pavlosky in pencil lower left
This is an original pencil signed etching of New York City by American artist Joseph Pennell. The title is: Trinity Church from the River, 1904. The image measures 11 3/4X8 3/8 inches. Printed in an edition of 25. This image appears in the Kennedy Catalog as image number 324... This etching was last sold by Kennedy Galleries in New York in 1920. This image is the 2nd state with some changes mostly in the dramatic sky.
Etching, image size 11 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, 1971, Series A, numbered 2/6, titled and signed in pencil, framed.
A very fine sporting etching by Frank Benson, this image measures 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, published in 1924, cat: Ordeman-231, pencil signed below the image, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. 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 rare working proof by American sporting artist Frank Benson, this etching measures 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, published in 1922, cat: Ordeman-165, proof C-2, pencil signed below the image, titled "Black Ducks No 2" and inscribed "C-2" in the lower margin. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.
Framed 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch lithograph in 18 1/2 x 15 inch frame. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1935. Print is number 19 in an edition of 50.
This is an original etching by American artist Joseph Pennell. The title of this etching is "Madison Avenue" also known as "Rebuilding Madison Avenue". This etching was created and printed in 1923 in an edition of 50 impressions. This proof is hand signed in pencil by the artist with the "imp" after his name meaning that he printed this impression himself. It is printed on an antique laid type paper. The image measures 12X9 1/8 inches. The image appears in the Wuerth catalog as image number 811.
This is a very expressive, slightly abstracted etching by Bauhaus artist Werner Drewes, image size 13 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1931, pencil signed, numbered and dated. Walter Drewes was a leader in the abstract movement of American art, and is often credited with bringing much of the Bauhaus aesthetic to America in the mid 20th century. Born in Germany, Drewes was drafted into the German Army at age 18 and served on the Western Front during WWI. After his military service, Drewes studied at the Bauhaus with Johannes Itten and Paul Klee, later with Wassily Kandinsky and Lyonel Feininger, then spent several years he traveling all over the world studying the work of the Old Masters. In 1930 Drewes moved to New York City, exhibiting his work often and teaching at the Brooklyn Museum School and Columbia University, then at the Moholy-Nagy School of Design in Chicago and the School of Fine Arts at Washington University, St Louis. He was also quite active with the 'Societe Anonyme', was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists, and served as the Director of Graphic Arts for the WPA in New York City.
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