Etching and dry point, image size 8 1/2 x 11 1/8 inches, 1906, cat. Schiefler- 55, pencil signed.
This is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe (1872-1936) The title is: "Petit Miroir", it was created and printed in 1907 in an edition of 100. The image measures 10 1/2X8 3/8 inches.Printed on a watermarked, laid type paper with deckled edge. A rich impression, fine use of drypoint with some hand coloring.
signed in pencil by the artist lower right.. This image appears in the Merrill Chase catalog as image number 69. A fine impression, previously sold by Merrill Chase in Chicago.. 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 wood engraving by Latvian-American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is Exodus, it was created and printed in 1931. Pencil signed this image measures 9 1/4X12 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.
Engraving after J. Andray, image size 21 1/4 x 16 1/4 in, sheet 22 7/8 x 16 7/16 in, engraved at the age of 19, Randall 3927, Fogg Museum provenance
This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) The title of this work is "Study in Stone, Cathedral of Orense. This etching was created and printed in 1933 in an edition of 100. This image was part of the artist's Spanish Church Series. It appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 257. The image measures 7 1/4X5 9/16 inches. The etching is pencil signed, dated and also inscribed: "To Mr. E O Ropka..? with the best wishes John Taylor Arms, 1927. This etching was printed by David Strang. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.
Drypoint etching, image size 8 x 5 7/8 inches, subsequent to Hardie, artist's blindstamp, pencil signed.
This is an original etching by American artist Charles Adams Platt. This harbor scene was created after a painting by Henry Ward Ranger. We are uncertain as to where this scene originates. The image measures 16X21 inches. It is signed in pencil by both Platt and Ranger. This was published byRadtke, Lauckner and Co in 1888. It has a remarque in the lower border of two fishing boats at the dock. Possibly a view of the Weeping Tower in Amsterdam.
A rare working proof by American sporting artist Frank Benson, this etching measures 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, published in 1922, cat: Ordeman-165, proof C-2, pencil signed below the image, titled "Black Ducks No 2" and inscribed "C-2" in the lower margin. 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.
Color Monoprint, 15 x 19 7/8 inches, signed Vladimir Pavlosky in pencil lower left
A well inked impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 5 1/4 x 7 inches on 7 1/2 x 11 inch laid paper. State IV/V. Catalog: Delteil 1. Published by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts in 1903 to illustrate the obituary article on Corot by Louis Gonse. Printed by A. Salmon in Paris, France in 1875. Plate signed in the lower left. The plate for this image was discovered by Felix Bracquemond in a box of nails in Corot's home.
This 1930 etching of "Anais", the artist's first wife, measures 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches and is pencil signed on the l.r., framed, Fletcher cat: 67, in an edition of 111. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, he was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the great masters, Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him. A self-taught etcher who became one of the best portrait etchers in art history being elected into the Royal Society of Painter - Etchers and Engravers in 1921.
Etching, image size: 11 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches, 1930, ed. 90, cat. Giardina-157, pencil signed lower right
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