This is a very fine original etching by British artist Gerald Brockhurst. The subject is Kathleen Nancy Woodward and is titled: Jeunesse Doree (Gilded Youth) This image is pencil signed and dated G.L. Brockhurst 1942. The image measures 10 7/8X8 7/8 inches. The etching is printed on an antique cream toned laid paper with partial watermark. Printed in an edition of 75 this image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 80. Very fine condition. "Brockhurst celebrates the beauty of Kathleen Woodward, whom he had renamed Dorette (Gift). They met in the late nineteen twenties when she was a young model at the Royal Academy Schools and he a visiting professor, and she soon displaced his wife Anaïs at the center of his art. " (The Met)
This is an original hand colored drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. The title: Femme en profil avec un chapeau. measures a plate mark of 21 1/4X13 1/4 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower right, a superb, richly inked impression with bright colors. Printed on a heavy wove type paper. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. He traveled between France and America, and in 1912 was commissioned to create the astrological ceiling decoration in New York's Grand Central Station. This drypoint is nicely framed with archival materials.
This is a fine Belle Epoque portrait in drypoint by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. The subject is: Madeleine Chéruit. This image measures 15 1/2X11 1/2 inches, hand signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right border. This drypoint is housed in a Foster Brothers period gilt frame.. Madeleine Chéruit was one of the most fashionable French dressmakers of her time. Her house of courture took inspiration from the Belle Epoque through to the Jazz Age.
This is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title is: Femme A L'Estampe, Woman with Print. It was created and printed circa 1906 in an edition of 100. The image measures 21X14 7/8 inches. It is editioned lower left and signed in crayon lower right. A beautiful French style gilt frame. Beautiful condition.
This is an original engraving by French artist Jean Emile Laboureur. This engraving was created and printed in 1920. One of 6 pencil signed impressions prior to publication in L'Architectures in an edition of 500 unsigned impressions. The image measures 11 5/8X8 1/8 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower left. Very nicely framed with a linen matting. This is one of his largest images done in his distinctly cubist style.
This is a fine early etching by British artist Robin Tanner. The title is: The Gamekeepers Cottage, it was created and printed in 1928 in an edition of 50, this impression is numbered as XXV. The image measures 6 7/8X8 3/4 inches. The subject was thought to be made at Annie Bryant's old cottage in Kington Langley; at Rose Cottage, Corsham, the home of Heather Spackman, his future wife, and at the family house of the Spackmans. This etching was reprinted in 1982 with some changes made to the design, this is the early original impression, quite rare. Very fine condition. Hand signed and dated in pencil.
Drypoint etching, image size 14 1/4 x 19 1/2 inches, 1906, ed. of 50, cat. Tabanelli-165, pencil signed, framed
This is a very fine original drypoint and aquatint color etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title is: Les Baigneuses (The Bathers). THis image wascreated and printed in 1911, published by Cercle de la Librarie in an ediiton of 200. This one is number 69. Printed on a medium weight arches wove type paper, The Librrie blind stamp lower left and hand signed in pencil. The image measures 15 3/8X22 1/4 inches. The catalog lists this image as Merrill-Chase 102. Excellent condition with a small repair in the lower border well away from the image area.
This is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title of this work is: Nocturne, (ou Le Flirt), The image measures 13 5/8X17 3/8 inches. It is signed lower left by hand within the image. This image appears in the Michael catalog as image number 35, created and printed in 1906 in an edition of 100. Nicely framed with archival materials.
This is an original aquatint etching by French artist Georges Rouault titled: " Le Director de Theatre", The Theater Director. From the series "Reincarnations of Pere Ubu", This is a rare hand signed impression lower right and also inscribed as M/O lower left. This etching was created and printed in 1928. The image measures 12X7 3/4 inches. It is printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Some light toning in the border area. Rouault was known to experiment with his etchings, this one not only has aquatint etching but also some roulette work, drypoint and use of a burnisher. A very rich heavily inked impression. Catalog Chapon-Rouault 27.c
This is an impressionistic original color etching and aquatint by French master of the Belle Epoch, Manuel Robbe (French 1872-1936) The title of this work is:
"Le Bouquet de Violettes", it was created and printed in 1903 in the first edition of only 65 signed proofs. A larger edition was published after the signature was added to the plate. This etching is hand signed in pencil lower right. The image measures 17 1/2X11 3/4 inches. A fine impression, previously sold by Merrill Chase galleries, it appears in the Chase catalog as image number 105. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes in Paris.
With his hand application of color no two images look exactly the same, a very painterly technique.
This is an original aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title is; Fleur d'Automne, created and printed in 1903 in an edition of 65, this one is numbered as 55/65 lower left border and hand signed in pencil lower right border. The image measures 19 1/2X14 7/8 inches. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper. This image appears in the Merrill Chase catalog as image number 46. Fine rich impression.
This is an original drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. It is identified as Elegante au Chapeau, created and printed C. 1900 in a small edition. The image measures 15 3/4X11 1/8 inches. Twice signed in pencil lower left border and lower left within the platemark. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper with the Helleu watermark. Richly inked burr still evident.
This etching by Arthur Briscoe measures 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches. Ink signed and numbered on cream laid paper, 1924. Cat: Hurst-85. Framed. Briscoe is known as one of the finest marine etcher of the 20th. century. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat. He studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris.
This dramatic scene by Arthur Brisco measures 8 x 11 3/4 inches and is ink signed and numbered. Published in 1924 on laid paper, cat: Hurst-94, framed. Briscoe was one of the finest marine artists' of the 20th. century. He studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat. Most of Briscoe's etchings show sailing ships and the men who sailed them. His beautifully etched images present an invaluable historical record of the workings of the last great commercial vessels.
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