This is an original etching and aquatint by French artist Louis Legrand. This etching is titled: "La Fille a sa tante", the girl with her aunt....This etching was created and printed in 1893 in an edition of 100. It came from his series "Les Petites du Ballet", (the Little ones of Ballet). The image measures 14 1/4X8 3/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, pencil signed lower right border. This image appears in the Arwas catalog as image number 77.
Engraving, image size: 15 x 18 3/4 inches, LeBl 5 and 4, Prov. JW Randall 2490, Picart was apparently a student of Francois de Poilly and is also known as "Le Romain"
This is an original pencil signed wood engraving by Latvian American artist Isac Friedlander. This image is titled Self Portrait, New York and dated 1935. The image measures 10 3/4X8 3/4 inches. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome. In 1937, he emigrated to New York where he worked full time as an artist until his death. He is best known for his woodcuts and etchings, and many museums have works by the artist, including the Smithsonian, Bibliotheque Nationale, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Drypoint from 1932. Signed in ink below the image. Inscription in lower right reads: "Impression selected for my friend Harold Bailey - E. Blampied" 1/100. Plate size measures 8 3/8 x 11 7/8 on 11 1/2 x 17 1/4 inch laid type paper. A richly inked, atmospheric print.
This is an original etching by American artist Kerr Eby. The title is Driftway, which was Eby's home in Westport, Connecticut. This etching has an image size of 8 3/8X14 inches. It was created and printed in 1928 in an edition of 90. Eby left a skim coat of ink to create tone in the sky. This etching is pencil signed lower right with the "imp" after his name meaning that he printed this impression himself. This was the first depiction that he did of this subject. He later in 1931 created Driftway, Moonlight,1933, Driftway, Evening and Days End, Driftway in 1939. This image appears in the Giardina catalog as image number 132.
An original etching by Piranesi from his 'Vedute di Roma' series, this image measures 17 7/8 x 27 1/4 inches, state V/V, 1766, cat: Hind-78. From the 'Regia Calcographia' edition c. 1870s, with the blindstamp in the lower right corner. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
Etching, image size 20 x 9 inches, 1887, remarque lower left, pencil signed lower right, published by Klackner, New York
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.
Etching with aquatint, image size 7 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1918-1919, state VII/VIII, cat: Czestochowski-69, alternate title "Far Prospect," pencil signed, framed. Davies was a truly remarkable artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries known for his dreamlike etchings and lithographs. In his catalog raisonne of Davies work, Czestochowski writes "In a time of social, political, scientific and artistic upheaval, Davies hewed to an unwavering inner vision, one of classically graceful figures in an eternal dance with nature." This rare, early state etching is a perfect example of the combination of classicism and modernism of Davies' work.
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 etching and aquatint by American artist J. Jay McVicker. The title is: Tropical Wash Day, this was created and printed in 1946. Pencil signed by the artist and also signed and dated in the plate. The image measures 8 1/4X15 1/4 inches. Richly printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Very fine condition. A student of Ella Jack and Doel Reed at Oklahoma State University. he joined the faculty and remained in in Stillwater OK for the rest of his life..
Etching, aquatint and drypoint, image size 7 1/2 x 12 inches, 4th state, "Louis Legrand" pencil and plate signed l.r., Arwas A74.
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.
C. 1941. Etching and sandpaper ground. Edition of 100. The scene depicted was in the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts. Catalog: Giardina 203. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches on 13 7/8 x 18 1/4 inch wove type paper. Pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp" in the lower right, indicating that the artist printed it himself. This print has a good use of plate tone in the sky. This image shows his impressive use of highlighting and shadow to show the snow fields at night.
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