A beautiful etching by Sir Francis Seymour Hayden measuring 7 x 13 inches, pencil signed on l.r., Schneiderman cat: 37, state VI/IX, 1860, printed on japan paper, label from Harlow and McDonald included. 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. This print was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1861, under "H. Dean," the anagram of Haden.
This is an original etching by French master Georges Rouault. The title is "Solitaire, en cette vie d'embuches et de malices. It was created and printed in 1922 as plate 5 in the Miserere series. This image appears to be an early proof of the etching that was later printed by Vollard. The image measures 22 3/4X16 1/2 inches.It appears in the Wofsy catalog as image number 112. This etching was never hand signed in pencil by the artist.
This is a scarce original pencil signed etching by American artist Stephen Parrish. The title of this work is: "The Harbor of Cannes, 1886" . This image was created when in November of 1885 Parrish arrived in Cannes. "The harbor was so beautiful that it inspired this etching." (R.S.) The image measures 11 7/8X18 5/8, printed on a medium weight wove paper called "Imperial Japan". Excellent original condition, a rich warm tone to the sheet. This etching was last sold by Hermann Wunderlich, the label appeared on the back of the frame, this etching is currently matted, not framed. An excellent rich impression.. This image appears in the Schneider catalog as image number 116.
A great sporting etching by American artist and member of 'The Ten', Frank W Benson. Image size 13 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, 1928, edition of 150, cat: Ordeman-278, printed on Whatman paper, pencil signed. Frank Benson 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 an original hand colored lithograph by American artist Don Freeman. The title is: "To see the mayor". This image was created and printed in 1937 in an edition of 25, far fewer were hand colored by the artist. This image is pencil signed, the image measures 12 1/8X9 inches. According to the catalog: "On his weekly radio program, Mayor La Guardia encouraged new Yorkers to bring their complaints to him personally. Freeman drew a group of constituents making appointments with the mayor's secretary" This lithograph is framed.
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint. IV/VII state. April 1st, 1908. Catalog: Arwas 363. Seven states. Plate signed in the upper right, pencil signed and numbered in the lower right. Collector's stamp in the lower right. Numbered 89 in an edition of 100. Image size measures 15 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches on 20 1/4 x 14 1/4 inch wove type paper. A dramatic, ethereal print with a wide tonal range, using light to convey that the dancer is about to go onstage.
Lithograph, image size 12 3/4 x 16 7/16 inches, 1936, cat: Zink-10, pencil signed. According to deMartelly's son, Michael, the figure dozing beneath the tree on the left of the image is deMartelly's friend and fellow artist Thomas Hart Benton.
A superb portrait of Brockhurst's first wife Anais, this etching measures 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, published in 1927 in an edition of 111, pencil signed. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the work of the great masters, especially Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him. He became well known for his classically styled portraits etched with a remarkable sense of detail and texture.
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.
This is an original hand colored lithograph by American artist Don Freeman. The title is: "Astor Lobby, Show Time" or "Under the Astor Clock". This lithograph was created and printed in 1932 in an edition of 30, far less were hand colored by the artist. The image measures 8 7/8X11 1/8 inches. Hand signed and titled in pencil in the lower border. Framed.
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.
Soft ground etching and aquatint, 8 x 11 7/8 inches, 1918, IV state, edition of about 21, printed by Ernest Haskell, cat. Czestochowski-60, alternatively titled "Autumn", pencil signed lower right.
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.
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