This is a fine drypoint etching by French artist of the Belle Epoque, Paul Cesar Helleu. This portrait: Élégante au grand Chapeau et à la Fourrure, (Elegant woman with a large Hat and Fur) Was created and printed in 1907, pencil signed and published by "Bischoff and Hofle Munchen, 1907" blind stamped in the lower right border. The image measures a platemark of 21 1/2X13 1/2 inches. Printed in a warmtoned ink with hand coloring added. This is a very rare example of his drypoint portraits. We were unable to find any other examples of this image in galleries or museums. Framed.
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 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 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 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 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 original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. This etching titiled: "Les Liseuses", The readers, also known as The Picture Book was created and printed in 1903, It is editioned as 45/65 in pencil lower left and hand signed by the artist in pencil lower right. The image measures 19 1/8X14 7/8 inches. This etching is nicely framed with archival materials.
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 etching by British artist Graham Sutherland. The title of this work is: St. Mary Hatch, it was created and printed in 1926 in an edition of 95. This pencil signed etching has an image size of 5 3/8X7 3/16 inches. Printed on an antique laid type paper. This image appears in the Tassi catalog as image number 22. Sutherland's earliest works show the influence of the former etcher, Samuel Palmer. Many of his etchings show the same somber mood and detail found in Palmers works.
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 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 a very fine original hand colored aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title is: La Tasse De The', it was created and printed in 1906 in an edition of 100. The image measures 19 1/4X 14 3/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper, "Arches" watermark. Very fine condition, hand signed in pencil in the lower right in the image.
This color aquatint etching by the French Expressionist Georges Rouault measures 12 1/8 x 8 3/8 inches, plate signed, from the "Circus of the Shooting Stars" series, a group of eight color aquatints created in 1930, on Rives BFK laid type paper, initialed and dated in the plate, lower right, edition of 270, cat: Wofsy-212.
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