This is a very fine original engraving by British artist Job Nixon. The image size is 11 x 16 1/4 inches, Fine Print of the Year, 1925, pencil signed. Malcolm C. Salaman write of this print, "Line Engraving, used with independent character is the medium of Mr Nixon's brilliant and original Cave Dwellers, Dieppe. This vivacious artist loves to discover an unusual subject and this is certainly one, with features of curious pictorial interest. He has brought into well ordered and animated design the strange looking huts at the base of the cliffs with the cave-dwellers themselves in their daily activities, and the goats, chickens and pigs incidentally feeding."
Etching, image size 8 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches, plate signed, with the lettered title below the image.
This is an original pencil signed and titled woodengraving by American artist Bernard Brussel-Smith. The title of this work is "Shore Leave", it was created and printed in 1941. It has an image size of 6X4 inches and was printed in an edition of only 50 signed proofs.
Pencil signed in the lower right, dated in the lower left. C. 1931. Catalog: Springfield 36. Plate measures 6 x 7 1/2 inches on 9 x 10 inch thin wove type paper. Pencil labeled "proof" below the image.
This richly inked and finely detailed Moran etching measures 7 7/8 x 11 5/8 inches. Pencil signed with frog remarque on lower right margin. Cat: Wright-70, fourth state. Part of the "Twenty Original American Etchings" series published by the Cassell Publishing Co. Peter Moran was a well known American painter and etcher and one of the foremost artists of the American etching revival of the late 19th century. He was known for his images of cows and farm animals, as well as his atmospheric scenes of the American Southwest. His brother, Thomas Moran, was also a well-known etcher and founder of the New York Etching Society.
This c.1925 etching by William Meyerowitz measures 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, plate and pencil signed, framed. Meyerowitz studied at the National Academy of Design in NY and is best known for his development of producing etchings in color. His work is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Carnegie Institute; National Academy of Design; Harvard University and the Library of Congress.
This is a very fine lithograph of the town of New Hope, PA by American artist Stow Wengenroth. The image size is 5 3/8 x 9 3/4 inches, published in 1943 in an edition of 40, cat: Stuckey-119, pencil signed. Stow Wengenroth was one of the preeminent lithographers of 20th century America, known for his atmospheric, incredibly detailed images of the New England landscape and coastline. He studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art in New York, and in the summers studied with John Carlson in Woodstock NY and George Ennis in Eastport ME. In 1931 he had his first one man show at the MacBeth Galleries, beginning a long and very successful artistic career.
Wood engraving c. 1889. Plate measures 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 on 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch thin wove type paper. Catalog: L-B 197. A scene of the Exposition Universelle with the Palais de machines in the background. In ink in the lower left, "collection of A. Desmoulins edition 1 of 2. A very rare print." Plate signed in the lower right, pencil signed in the lower right. Published by A. Desmoulins. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.
This is an original woodcut by American artist Jacob Landau. The title of this work is "Horses",it is signed lower right and inscribed as "Artists Proof", this was created and printed in 1969 in an edition of 50. The image measures 15 1/2X14 1/2 inches, printed on a hand made Mulberry Paper. "Jacob Landau was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on December 17, 1917. Landau began drawing at the age of three, and when he was 12 he began studying at the Graphic Sketch Club, now known as the Samuel Fleisher Memorial. In 1934 he won a competition in Scholastic magazine for his illustration for Kipling's Jungle Book. In 1935, Landau received a scholarship from the Museum School of Industrial Art to study illustration, printmaking and painting. After graduating in 1939 he moved to New York City, where he experimented with a variety of styles, treatments and media."(Annex gallery)
Etching and aquatint in colors, image size 19 1/4 x 16 inches, cat: Lorenz-48, pencil signed by the artist, framed.
This is a remarkable original etching of the intricate facade and Rose window of Beauvais cathedral by American artist John Taylor Arms. The image size is 12 x 7 1/8 inches, 1925, French Church Series #3, cat: Fletcher 161, pencil signed and dated. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance.
This lovely atmospheric image by William Wyllie measures 4 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches, pencil signed on the l.l. and created c. 1920. This is a view of Greenich from the Isle of Dogs with a view of the Royal Navel Academy on the left with the domes of the Royal Observatory high in the background. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker, studying at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and then at the at the Royal Academy. At the age of 18, Wyllie won the Turner Gold Medal for his painting "Dawn After A Storm". He went on to have a long artistic career, specializing in paintings and etchings of the sea and the city of London. In this etching, Wyllie uses remarkably delicate lines and subtle tones to create an atmospheric image in this busy harbor scene.
A whimsical image by Hermine David done in drypoint with pochoir color, c. 1929. Pencil signed and numbered on the lower margin. David was known as one of the most outstanding women painters of the early 20th. century. Born and raised in Paris and at the age of 16 was accepted into the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, later going on to study at the Academy Julien. Equally well-known as a miniaturist and printmaker, she went on to have a long successful career and was awarded the Legion of Honor in 1932.
A very fine etching with aquatint by American sporting artist William Joseph Schaldach, image size 5 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, published in 1937 in an edition of 50, pencil signed and titled. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening where he learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman. Schaldach was a member of the Salmagundi Club, Society of American Etchers, and the Independent Society of Printmakers. His work was exhibited at Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1939 New York Worlds Fair, and the American Watercolor Society.
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