This is an original linoleum engraving by American artist Albert Abramovitz (1879-1963) The title is: Song of Iron, created and printed in 1933 in an edition of 25l. This pencil signed and titled image measures 14X11 1/8 inches. Fine condition, printed on a buff toned wove type paper. "
Three blacksmiths work as a team to forge a sickle on an anvil. The man to the left secures the iron on the anvil while the middle figure gets ready to strike the blade. The third man, on the right, readies his hammer to strike when the other is finished.
The sickle was a symbol of solidarity between the peasantry and the working class during the Russian Revolution,
This is a fine original mezzotint by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. This image is "Grayling Fishing" created and printed in 1897. This etching, pencil signed lower right measures 7 1/2X11 3/4inches. This is the second state of five. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. The image appears in the Schneiderman catalog as image number 227. A fine rich impression. Haden was an avid fisherman, this was one of his subjects, the famous fishing streams in the United Kingdom. Which included On the Test, The Compleat Angler and Fishermen on the Thames.
This is a fine original etching by American Ex Pat, Mary Cassatt. The title is: Looking into the Hand Mirror, No. 3. It was created and printed in 1905, done in drypoint on an antique thin laid type paper, unsigned as typical of this image. The image measures 8 3/4X5 1/4 inches. This image appears in the Breeskin catalog as image number 202. Very light toning to the sheet, some imperfections in the paper from when it was produced, unobtrusive . A fine impression of this well known image. "Mary Stevenson Cassatt was an American painter and printmaker. She was born in Allegheny, Pennsylvania, but lived much of her adult life in France, where she befriended Edgar Degas and exhibited with the Impressionists. "
This is a beautiful sun drenched scene of Havana, Cuba by Scottish artist James McBey. Etching, image size 6 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches, 1940, plate signed and dated, hand signed and numbered "XXXVIII" in ink. Born into poverty McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited.
This is a very rare original etching by American sporting artist Frank W Benson. The image size is 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, published in 1921 in an edition of 100, cat: Ordeman-205, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. There is some old masking tape residue in the margins, but this is outside of the image area and will be covered by a window mat. This print is quite scarce, and an unusual subject for Benson; in most of his images the landscape serves as a backdrop for wildfowl or hunters but in this etching he focuses on the land and river, creating an atmospheric summer scene.
This is an original etching by American artist Gottlob L.Briem (1899-1972) This etching titled lower left in pencil, "Tower Under Construction, George Washington Bridge" has an image size of 14 3/4X9 5/16 inches. Pencil signed, dated, 1930 and numbered, 47/100. Printed on a watermarked laid type paper. A very dramatic composition, one of his best efforts.
This is a very fine original drypoint etching by French Impressionist Berthe Morisot. This etching created and printed in 1889 is the second state of two. Printed on wove type paper this is a fine impression prior to the later impressions where the cancellation holes were filled. The image measures 7 1/2X5 1/2 inches. Unsigned as issued, nicely framed, in fine condition. A rich impression. A fine image of Berthe Morisot drawing with her daughter...
Lithograph, image size 18 x 13 inches, edition of 30, 1945, print signed, dated, edition number, and title in pencil. Plate signed "BS" l.r. Fine & Looney 246. Spruance studied in Paris after winning the coveted Cresson Scholarship in 1928 while attending college at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He studied with Edmond and Jaques Desjobert in Paris before returning to the US and continuing his nearly forty year career as a printmaker.
This is a fine original lithograph by American artist William S. Schwartz. The title is: Portrait of the Artist's Wife and her Grandfather. THis lithograph was created and printed in 1929. The image measures 21 1/4X16 5/8 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower left and also signed within the plate. William S. Schwartz was born in Smorgon, Russia, February 23, 1896. He immigrated to the USA at the age of 17 and became a successful artist moving to Chicago and studying at the Art Institute.
Etching, image size 12 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches, titled and signed in pencil
Etching, plate size: 15 5/8 x 23 5/8 inches, image size: 13 3/8 x 21 5/8 inches, 1887-1888, cat. Schneider-133, remarque lower left, inscribed lower right: "Selected for Mr. E. Q. Kennedy", printed by H. Wunderlich & Co., New York, on parchment, pencil signed lower right.
This is a fine original color etching by Austrian artist Luigi Kasimir. The scene is the New York Stock Exchange, created and printed circa 1932. This image is hand signed in pencil and numbered 29/100. The image measures 17 1/4X10 5/8 inches. This etching is nicely framed with the early label from J. Assenheim in New York.
This is an original color woodblock print by French artist Auguste Lepere (1849-1918) The title of this work is: Bucolique Moderne, Modern Arcadia. It was created and printed in 1882. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. This printing is the first state of V. The image measures 10X15 inches. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right border.
Lithograph, (c. 1942), pencil signed, image size 7 1/2x11 3/4
This is an original lithograph by French artist Georges Rouault. This is a portrait of Gustave Moreau, the teacher and mentor of Rouault. It is known as the portrait in the little hat. This pencil signed impression is the 3rd state of 4 with the edition of 25. It was later published in state 4 with an edition of 350. This lithograph was created and printed in 1926. The image measures 9 1/8X6 3/4 inches. This image is cataloged as F. 57.
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