This is a pair of fine wood engraving by Czech artist and member of the anti Nazi resistance fighters in WWII Jaroslav Dobrovolsky (1895-1942) Both of these wood engravings are hand signed in pencil and also stamped on the back with the artists name. The color image measures a sheet size of 6 1/2X4 inches, dated 1932. The other image measures 4 1/2X2 3/4 inches.
Dobrovolsky was a well known print maker and book illustrator in the Czech republic. He was captured by the Nazi's and died in the Mauthausen concentration camp in 1942. Both images are in very good condition and sold as a pair for the one price.
Etching, image size 6 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches, c. 1930s, pencil signed and numbered.
etching, image size:5 3/4x9 3/4, pencil signed
Etching, image size 5 1/2 x 3 5/8 in, 1930, signed and titled in pencil
Lithograph, image size: 8 1/2 x 7, plate signed lower right.
Etching, image size 6 1/4 x 4 5/8 inches, unsigned proof
This is an original etching by French artist Ernest M Herscher. The view of Notre Dame taken from the Latin Quarter. This etching measures 9 1/2X5 7/8 inches. Plate signed lower right border.
This is an original woodblock print by Austrian artist Franz Kaiser. This image measures 5X5 inches, hand signed in pencil and stamped on the back with the artists name and "Wien" His home in Austria
This wood engraving by Philip Hagreen measures 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches and is plate signed on the lower margin. Hagreen was a gifted wood engraver and illustrator. Founder of the Society of Wood Engravers in the early 20th. century he became a master of the small format creating over 170 bookplates. He studied lettering with Eric Gill and was known for his use of white lines and spaces. A religious man, he withdrew from the artistic life to follow in the Lord's footsteps and in so doing became one of the most under appreciated engravers of the time.
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