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.
C. 1865. Original etching with drypoint. D-87. iii/v. Catalog: Schneiderman 88, Drake 87. Plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left: "Calais, S. Haden, 1865, 3 a.m." Pencil signed in the lower right. Image measures 3 x 6 1/8 inches on 6 3/4 x 9 3/8 inch paper. Collector's seal in lower right. An atmospheric print that makes good use of white space.
A wood engraving from 1941. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Edition of 75. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 9 inches on 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inch laid paper. Catalog: BPL 312. This print exemplifies Nason's mastery of the medium and familiarity with the landscape as he captures the light and shadow of the clouds over the mountains in captivating detail. Known as the "Poet Engraver of New England", Nason was a prolific artist who specialized in incredibly detailed, atmospheric wood engravings of the New England landscape.
Lithograph, image size 8 x 6 1/16 inches, pub. 1934, signed and titled in pencil, also plate signed, edition of 25 or fewer (McCulloch 98). Freeman is known for his depictions of urban life in the Depression era 30's. In this one, a glimpse of nightlife on a busy city street.
Etching, image size 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, 1931, pencil signed. Chahine studied at the Academia Di Belle Arti in Venice and then at the Academy Julien in Paris. He was a very well respected artist in his time, winning many awards and honors for his work. However his prints and paintings are hard to find, many of them were destroyed in a fire at his studio in 1926 or in a later flood in 1942.
This is a very fine original etching, image size 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed. Warren Davis studied at the Art Students League in New York and became known for his etchings of idealized female figures, many of which were used on the covers of Vanity Fair and Life magazines. Later in his career Davis exhibited in Europe and the United States including the Pennsylvania Academy and the Salmagundi Club. This image is a great example of Davis' use of delicate lines and simple compositions to elegantly capture the beauty of the female figure.
This Asa Cheffetz wood-engraving measures 5 1/8 x 9 inches, pencil signed, c. 1948, cat. Springfield-86. AAA label included with artist provenance.
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.
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)
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.
This etching by the British artist Seymour Haden measures 7 x 10 1/4 inches, pencil signed, plate dated 1874, I/V, Cat: Schneiderman-144. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.
A lithograph from 1932. Barker No. 118, edition of 40. Pencil signed in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Stone measures 13 1/4 x 10 3/8 inches on 18 x 14 1/4 inch Rives watermarked wove paper.
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