A great sporting etching by Frank Benson, this image measures 14 x 10 7/8 inches, 1922, cat: Ordeman-213, pencil signed. A very rich impression on a medium weight laid type paper. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds. His etchings were in high demand from the very start, and have remained favorites for collectors ever since.
This is an original pencil signed etching by French artist Jacques Villon. The title of this work is: "Maternite", it was created and printed in 1952, it is editioned as 15/75. The image measures 11X7 1/2 inches.
Framed, in very fine condition.
This is a very dramatic original etching by British Marine artist Arthur Briscoe. The image size is 8 3/8 x 15 3/8 inches, 1926, edition of 75, hand signed and numbered in ink. This etching is tastefully framed with what appear to be archival materials, provenance Egon and Joan Teichert Fine Prints, NY, label on the back of the frame. Briscoe studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing, becoming one of the most prominent British marine artists 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. Most of Briscoe's etchings show sailing ships and the hardworking men who sailed them. His beautifully etched images present an invaluable historical record of the workings of the last great commercial vessels.
This is an original color aquatint etching by Austrian artist Luigi Kasimir. The title of this work is: "Fleet Street,London", circa 1930, one of his best works. The view is of St.Pauls and Ludgate Hill from Fleet Street.
The image measures 21 1/4X17 inches. very nice condition, pencil signed in the lower left border, printed on a wove type paper. It appears in the Kasimir catalog as image number 10.
This 1928 original etching by Arthur Briscoe measures 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches, pencil signed and numbered, 10/75, cat: Laver 116, plate titled and dated, published by H.C. Dickins. This spectacular image was created at the height of Briscoe's popularity, depicting the dangerous and challenging daily routines aboard a seafaring vessel. Briscoe studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing, becoming one of the most prominent British marine artists 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. 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.
Etching C. 1938. Catalog: Fletcher 311. 2nd state, edition of 156. Printed by David Strang. Plate measures 7 1/16 x 17 1/8 inches on 9 1/4 x 20 5/8 inch Whatman watermarked laid paper. Number two in his English Series. Plate inscription in the lower right: "John Taylor Arms 1938." Pencil signed in the lower right: John Taylor Arms 1938. Pencil numbered "II" in the lower left and inscribed "To my friends Charlotte and Richard Perry - John Taylor Arms 1938". An atmospheric and exquisitely detailed print, Arms has perfectly captured the reflections of the buildings. There is even a signpost just above the bridge that is perfectly legible, but only with a loupe tool or magnifying glass. This print has won several awards including the Purchase Prize, the Josephine Hancock Logan Prize and Medal, and the Lotus Club Print Prize. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details.
This is a very rare early proof etching by Jacques Villon titled "La Pedicure". The image size is 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; this print was published in 1907 in an edition of 50, although this is an early state before the published edition. It is pencil signed and notated "Essai" which translates as "test" or "trial". This image is very richly inked with beautiful plate tone and has several of the artist's fingerprints in black ink around the edges of the sheet, all away from the image. This is a truly remarkable early state etching by a very important 20th century artist and would make an excellent addition to any serious collection.
This is one of the most impressive etchings by American artist Stephen Parrish. It is titled: "A GLOUCESTER WHARF", it was created and printed in 1886. It was one of three plates that Parrish did exclusively in dry point. The image is quite large, measuring 17 7/8X11 7/8 inches, printed on a medium weight wove type hard paper, A beautiful impression with extensive use of plate tone in the sky and sea. Printed with brown ink, fine condition. The Oil,Sounds & Livers advertised on the building are important fisheries products. Sounds are fish air bladders ground up for use in making isinglass. Parrish made very few etchings in a vertical format. (rona schneider)
Also known as: "Sens, Cathédrale de Saint Ètienne" and "Sens, North Portal." An incredibly detailed drypoint etching with plate toning and a wide tonal range. Signed and dated 1929 in the lower right. Plate signed and dated in the lower right, plate titled in the lower left. Second and final state. Edition of 100. #25 in his French Church series. Catalog: Fletcher 218. C. 1929. Plate measures 15 x 9 inches on 17 1/8 x 11 1/2 inch laid paper. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details.
Drypoint from 1930. Catalog: Appleby 144. Featured in Fine Prints of the Year in 1931. Plate signed on the bottom edge: "Blampied Jan. 1931". Signed in ink in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Numbered 39 in an edition of 100. Plate measures 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. This print is expressive in both line and content.
A very rare lithograph by the British artist Edmund Blampied measuring 17 1/2 x 14 inches, pencil signed and numbered 3/3. Edmund Blampied was a very successful artist and illustrator in early 20th century Britain. He illustrated many books and magazines, but is best known for his remarkable skills as a printmaker. He was an important figure in the 'British Etching Revival' of the early 20th century, and was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1920.
This is an original handsigned woodblock print by Latvian-American artist Isac Friedlander. This work is titled: "Ghetto", it was created and printed in 1942. It is a very scarce image by this artist. It was created and printed in 1942. The image measures 9 3/4X10 7/8 inches. pencil signed titled and dated in the lower margin. This image was printed in an edition of only 26 signed proofs.. Isac Friedlander was born in 1890 in Mitau, Latvia. Those were difficult days for a captive people under the czarist yoke, but it was not long before young Isac’s assertive spirit emerged. At sixteen he was arrested and condemned to death, along with several of his classmates, for protesting compulsory uniforms and weekend curfews. His classmates were shot but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
Fortunately, Friedlander’s skills in drawing and the portraits he did of his prison guards and their children came to the attention of a local functionary, who took an interest in him. In four years he was released. The war years of the 1940’s found him deeply troubled in spirit by the reports of sufferings and persecution of his people throughout Nazi-dominated Europe. Having experienced first hand in his youth the depth of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, he now produced his heart-rending and powerful prints of the holocaust.
Friedlander’s woodcuts, wood engravings, and etchings are powerful expressions of the human condition. Death took him in 1968, but not before his spirit found renewed expression in his masterful prints of life among America’s urban blacks as the winds of social change were gathering to redress the wrongs of generations.
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