This is an original etching by American artist John Sloan. The title is: "Nude on a Draped Couch", it was created and printed in 1931 in an edition of 100. The image measures 7X5 1/2 inches. Pencil signed and editioned in the lower border. This etching is in very good condition apart from having the borders trimmed to within 1 inch of the platemark. Enough room for proper presentation. This etching came to us in an early frame with the Kraushaar Gallery, N.Y. label on the back.
Plate measures 9 x 7 3/8 inches on 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inch paper. Printed in April, 1973. Greenport, New York. Catalog: Stuckey 351. Edition of 135. This print has a wide tonal range and incredible texture.
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.
Print measures 13 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches on 16 1/2 x 9 3/4 inch watermarked laid type paper. Pencil signed and dated "1950" in the lower right. Third state. Edition of 308. Number 15 in his "Spanish Church" series. Catalog: Fletcher 418. This is an exquisitely detailed print with strong contrast!
An original etching and engraving by American artist John Sloan. The title of this work is "Nude and Breakfast Tray", it was created and printed in 1933 in an edition of 100. The image measures 5 1/2 X 7 inches. Hand signed and editioned in pencil. This etching came to us in an early frame with the Kraushaar Gallery N.Y. label on the back.
The condition is superb .
This Joseph Pennell etching measures 11 3/4 x 8 3/8 inches, pencil signed, 1904, cat: Wuerth 324, probably in an edition of 25. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes. He also printed many of his own images.
Etching, image size: 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, 1948, # 49 of the French Church Series, cat. Fletcher-411, pencil signed
This is an original lithograph by American artist Robert Von Neumann (1888-1976) The title of this work is:
"Hauling the Net" also known as "Trap net Fishing on the Great Lakes" A dramatic study of the fishermans life.
The image measures 10 1/4X14 1/2 inches. It came to us with the original label from Associated American Artists in New York who published this lithograph in an edition of 250. Circa 1940.
This is an original pencil signed lithograph by American artist John S DeMartelly. The title is "Old Moon", it was created and printed in 1938, published by Associated American Artists in New York. The subject is the Wabash, Kansas City. This design was later used as the dust cover for the Wabash, one of the volumes in the Rivers of America Series. The image measures 10 1/8X13 3/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. DeMartelly was on the faculty of the Kansas City Art Institute where he worked along side of Thomas Hart Benton. His style like Benton's is Regionalism, depicting the working class farmers and laborers.
This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist Joseph Pennell. The title of this work is: "Sunset from the Williamsburg Bridge, NY" It was created and printed in 1915 in an edition of 100. The image measures 8 3/8X10 15/16 inches. It appears in the Wuerth catalog as image number 674. This etching has a collectors stamp in the lower border and the original Kappel N.Y. label. The margins are thin on three sides which was typical of Pennell's etchings. A fine and atmospheric image.
Lithograph of Rockport, Massachusetts from December 1965. Edition of 40. Stuckey 301. 10 x 15 3/4 inches on wove-type paper.
This is an original lithograph by American artist John S. deMartelly.(1903-1980) This image is titled: "Two Old Toms", it was created and printed in 1939 in an edition of 250. The image measures 11 1/4X8 inches. It appears in the deMartelly as Zink 64. This was originally sold through Associated American artists in New York.
Lithograph, image size 12 1/4 x 18 inches, 1938, edition of 50, pencil signed, dated and titled, framed.
Lithograph, image size 10 1/4 x 13 7/8 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression and was a member of the WPA.
C. 1935. Catalog: Fletcher 284. Edition of 153. #12 in the Spanish Church Series. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches on 10 5/8 x 14 7/8 inch watermarked laid paper. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1935. In the lower left: "To my dear friends Charlotte and Richard Perry, John Taylor Arms 1935." This print has a wide tonal range, with a variety of different intricate line patterns to convey shading and texture. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details.
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