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.
Lithograph, image size 10 1/4 x 14 3/8 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled, "Bridge in Astoria, L.I." Tanzer was active in New York during the depression and was a member of the WPA.
This is an original hand signed and titled lithograph by American artist John A Noble. The title of this image is: "Oncoming Night", from his series "Mast and Man", this is image number 1.
This lithograph was created and printed in 1966. The image measures 11 7/8X15 3/4 inches. "From 1928 until 1945, Noble worked as a seaman on schooners and in marine salvage. In 1928, while on a schooner that was towing out down the Kill van Kull, the waterway that separates Staten Island from New Jersey, he saw the old Port Johnston coal docks for the first time. It was a sight, he later asserted, which affected him for life. Port Johnston was "the largest graveyard of wooden sailing vessels in the world." Filled with new but obsolete ships, the great coalport had become a great boneyard. In 1941, Noble began to build his floating studio there, out of parts of vessels he salvaged and from 1946 on, he worked as a full-time artist, setting off from his studio in a rowboat to explore the Harbor. "information from The Noble Maritime Collection.
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 from 1963. Edition of 25. Plate measures 13 1/4 x 19 13/16 inches on 17 1/8 x 23 1/8 inch medium weight wove type paper. Catalog: Stuckey 284. The scene is along Marginal Way near Perkins Cove in Ogunquit, Maine. Pencil signed in the lower right.
This is an atmospheric scene of a ship coming into port, pulled by a tugboat; it is rendered with remarkabley delicate lines and a rich yet quite subtle tonal range, giving a strong sense of a soft morning fog over calm waters. The canvas sails of the ship beautifully contrast with the steam of the tug as is dissipates into the misty air. The image measures 19 x 23 inches, published in 1887, pencil signed on the lower right margin. "Copyright R. Cleveland Coxe, 1887, NY" is printed on the lower center, with a remarque of an anchor in the lower left margin. Framed. Coxe studied at the National Academy before going to Paris to study with Leon Bonnat. A painter and etcher, Coxe best works were of seascapes of the New England Coast.
Lithograph of Rockport, Massachusetts from December 1965. Edition of 40. Stuckey 301. 10 x 15 3/4 inches on wove-type paper.
One of John Taylor Arms' early etchings, this image of a rural European farm measures 4 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed, dated and numbered 3/75, also titled "The Sty" and "La Parcherie". Printed by Frederick Reynolds, cat: Fletcher #83. Created in 1920, this very detailed and expertly toned etching is beautifully matted and framed.
This is a fantastic scene of the railroad tracks and surrounding industrial buildings in Oberhausen, Germany by American artist Joseph Pennell. Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches, published in 1910 in an edition of 50 impressions, cat: Wuerth- 606, pencil signed "J. Pennell imp", the 'imp' indicating that Pennell printed this impression himself. This etching is printed on an early antique watermarked laid type paper with trimmed margins and a tab signature, in the style of Whistler. There are two small rust spots which appear to be in the paper, as is common in early paper of this type. Pennell was one of the foremost American printmakers of the early 20th century, and was close friends with James McNeill Whistler, whose influence is evident in many of Pennell's images as well as his sense of experimentation with etching technique. Pennell was especially known for his images of cityscapes and architecture; in this image the trains and surrounding factories provide the structure of the composition, while ghostly, quickly rendered figures give a human presence and sense of scale to the bustling railyard.
This is a rare trial proof etching and sandpaper ground by American artist Kerr Eby. The title is: Island Winter, this was created and printed in 1941. This is the rare first state of the later published etching, the image measures 9 9/16X15 3/16. This scene was most likely Connecticut or Maine. It appears in the Giardina Catalog as image number 204. The later published edition numbered 100. This is a unique proof.
This is an original drypoint etching by American artist Lawrence Kupferman. It is titled: "Abandoned House", it was created and printed in 1939, this is editioned as 5/100. The image measures 10 1/2X12 inches. It is pencil signed and titled in the lower border
9 3/8 x 11 1/2 inch etching and sandpaper ground on wove type paper, ed. 100. Cat: Giardina 193. Printed in 1937. Pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the "imp" indicating that Eby printed this impression himself.
Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artist of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Eby was known for his atmospheric renderings of the New England landscape as well as his dramatic images of WWI.
This is a beautiful original lithograph by American Regionalist artist John deMartelly. The image size is 13 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches, 1937, pencil signed. John deMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, as well as in Italy and London. He was close friends with Thomas Hart Benton, with whom he taught at the Kansas City Art Institute for several years, before becoming the artist in residence at Michigan State University. DeMartelly was known for his regionalist style, most often depicting scenes of rural American farm life. He owned a home in rural NH, and was known to have portrayed his neighbors in many of his images.
A beautiful etching by John Taylor Arms measuring 12 3/8 x 17 3/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, printed in 1945, state II, cat: Fletcher-390. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known especially for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture. He served as a naval officer during WWI and at the onset of WWII was ready to serve again, but did not meet the Navy's physical requirements. Instead, Arms created his "U.S. Navy Ship Series," to support the American war effort.
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