Colored softground and aquatint from 1925. Numbered 65 in an edition of 300. Catalog: Novak 432. Pencil signed in the lower right, numbered in the lower left. Plate measures 11 5/8 x 15 1/4 inches on 15 1/8 x 19 inch watermarked wove type paper. An atmospheric etching that captures the bleak weather with splashes of color. F. Simon was born in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as Asia and the U.S. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts. Simon was an exceptional painter and printmaker, and is best known for his atmospheric color etchings and aquatints, such as this wintry Paris scene.
This is a very rare etching from a scarce, unpublished plate by Francis Sydney Unwin. The image size is 12 1/8 x 16 inches, 1916, pencil signed; a richly inked impression on a fine cream colored Japan paper. Unwin studied at the Winchester School of Art and the Slade School; he traveled extensively throughout Europe and spent several months in Egypt drawing the tomb interiors for an archaeological expedition. He then settled in London, becoming known for his landscapes and remarkable interior architectural views, such as this finely detailed image of the Albert Hall. Unwin died at the age of 40, after suffering from tuberculosis for much of his adult life.
This is an original etching and aquatint by French artist Louis Legrand. The title is: "Devant la Fenetre" (by the window) It was created and printed in 1908 from his series: "Le Petite Classe", published by G. Pellet, Paris. This etching measures 15 1/2X11 1/4 inches. This image was printed in an edition of 100 of which this is 40/100, printed on a simi-parchment, hand signed in pencil.
This is an original Arthur Briscoe etching, titiled: "Heavy Canvas", this etching was created and printed in 1931 in an edition of 75. The image is hand signed in pen and ink and editioned in the lower border. The image measures 13 1/2X8 3/8 inches. The subject shows four men making fast the crossjack of a four masted barque. This etching is archivally framed.
A richly inked drypoint from 1919. Catalog reference: Gaunt 245. Edition of 54. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 19 x 20 3/4 inches on 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 inch wove type paper. Sir Frank Brangwyn was one of the most important British artists of the early 20th century. A member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Watercolor Society, and the Royal Society of British Artists, he was knighted in 1924.
Etching/drypoint, image size 8x6 inches, 1919, Hardie 165, edition of 100, pencil signed with artists blind stamp.
Lee-Hankey was a very gifted drypoint artist known for his portrait studies of the local folk of Brittany.
Measuring 11 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches, "The Fisherman's Home" is very similar to Strang's painting of the same name from 1905 which is owned by the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. This richly inked print from the Baldwin-Wallace College collection is also signed in pencil by the artist along the lower right edge of the image.
Original etching by the British artist, Arthur Brisco, measuring 6 1/2 x 10 7/8 inches, 1926, signed and numbered; 62/75, cat: Hurst-158. Britain's "General Strike" was the theme of Brisco's dramatic image of "The Orator". The strike, mainly by coal-miners upset with their goverments' reduction in wages and worsening conditions, also included dockers, printers, power station workers and transport workers, thus Brisco's interest in the subject.
This color etching and aquatint by Luigi Kasimir measures 18 x 23 1/2 inches, pencil signed, cat: Lorenz #62, c. 1923, edition of 300. Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature. He specialized in atmospheric images of architecture, city scenes and landscapes; some bustling with people and automobiles, others quite timeless and serene. Kasimir developed his own technique, which was much more suited to the particular clarity of his compositions. This technique allowed Kasimir to create extraordinarily rich tones and values with clear, crisp lines; he could masterfully bring a scene to life using subtle hues of grays and earth tones accentuated by bright splashes of saturated color.
Color etching and aquatint, image size 16 x 22 1/2 inches, 1929, pencil signed, l.c. "Luigi Kasimir", on wove paper. A beautiful colored aquatint etching of the famous Persenbeug Castle situated along the banks of the Danube River. Framed.
Etching, soft-ground, and aquatint, 1905, image size 12 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, edition of 70, Catalog H-18, pencil signed l.r., "W Lee Hankey imp". Artist's monogram in image. Edition of 6 proofs in monochrome, and 70 in color. A young girl holds a bird in her lap in a quiet garden setting.
Lithograph, image size 9 1/2 x 13 1/4 inches, 1st state of 2, cat. Walterskirchen-187, framed, pencil signed lower right
This is an original color woodblock print by French artist Paul Jacoulet. The title of this work is: "Le Lotus Noir,Chine". This image was created and printed in April 1959. It is quite rare and one of his most sought after images. Only 60 were printed. It has his Peony seal and is pencil signed mid right side. The image measures 15 1/2X12 inches. This rare image is in very fine condition however the borders had been trimmed in the past, with just a bit showing at the bottom with the title. The colors are very good.. One of his best! This image appears in the Miles catalog as image number 159.
This is an original etching by British artist Arthur Briscoe. The title is: "Manning the Pumps". This etching was created and printed in 1931 in an edition of 75. This etching is hand signed and editioned in pen and ink by the artist. The image measures 12 1/4X9 1/8 inches. "The action shows the men manning the pumps which are in the waist of the ship, the wettest part of all when seas are coming aboard". This etching is framed with archival materials.
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