This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist Wayne L. Davis. The subject is the first flight of the Southern Cross, the First Trans Pacific Flight from the US to Austrailia. Oakland to Sidney May 31, 1928. The image measures 9X12 inches. The Southern Cross was flown by Charles Kingsford Smith. This was printed in an edition of 100.
This is an original etching with drypoint by French artist James Tissot (1836-1902) The title is: Promenade Dans La Neige, A Walk in the Snow, created and printed in 1880 in an edition of 100. This etching has the Tissot red monogram stamp in the lower right border, the 2nd state of 2. The subject is a study of Kathleen Newton in the Garden of Tissot's house in winter. This very large etching is in fine condition printed on a watermarked wove type sheet. One of the most valued of all of his etchings. The subject was the great love of Tissot's life, Mrs. Kathleen Newton who died at the age of only 28.
This is a very fine original etching by British artist Gerald Brockhurst. The subject is Kathleen Nancy Woodward and is titled: Jeunesse Doree (Gilded Youth) This image is pencil signed and dated G.L. Brockhurst 1942. The image measures 10 7/8X8 7/8 inches. The etching is printed on an antique cream toned laid paper with partial watermark. Printed in an edition of 75 this image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 80. Very fine condition. "Brockhurst celebrates the beauty of Kathleen Woodward, whom he had renamed Dorette (Gift). They met in the late nineteen twenties when she was a young model at the Royal Academy Schools and he a visiting professor, and she soon displaced his wife Anaïs at the center of his art. " (The Met)
This is an original pencil signed and titled etching by American Regionalist artist John Costigan. This image is titled: Figures with Cow, it was created and printed in 1933. The image measures 8 7/8X13 3/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type sheet. This etching was sold through Associated American Artists in New York.
This is one of the finest mezzotints by the important French artist James Jacques Tissot. The title is: Le Banc de jardin (The Garden Bench) It was created and printed in 1883. This was a rare first state impression prior to the lettering added at the bottom edge. This work is pencil signed and inscribed as "1st state" Also with the artists red stamp in the lower left. Printed in a sepia toned ink the image measures 16 1/2X22 1/8 inches. This image appears in the Wentworth catalogue as image 75 i/iii... The subject was the great love of Tissot's life, Mrs. Kathleen Newton with her two children. her daughter Violet, her niece Belle and her son Cecil seated on a bench in Tissot's garden in St. John's Wood London. Probably conceived bbefore Kathleen Newton's tragic death at the age of only 28. Tissot created a large oil painting of this subject after his return to Paris, distraught at the loss of his young friendship. A very rich impression, fine condition apart from a small tear in the lower border area, unobtrusive.
This is one of the finest etchings by American artist James Whistler. This image titled: "Black Lion Wharf" was from his Thames series created in 1859. This image measures 5 7/8 X 8 3/4 inches. Printed on a laid type paper with watermark. This is an early printing between state iii/iv of iv. Very richly inked with extensive plate tone throughout. Very good condition, signed and dated within the plate at the right side of the image.
This is a fine hand colored drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. This portrait is of the artist's daughter Ellen. Created and printed in 1897 this etching measures 13X12 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower left border. Printed in a sepia toned ink and some touches of hand coloring.
This is an original etching by American artist James M Whistler. The title is "Eagle Wharf", this image was created and printed in 1859. Signed and dated within the plate. The image measures 5 7/16X8 5/16 inches. It is printed on a thin Japan paper which is rare. This is the only known state before the plate was cancelled. Its is from is series of Sixteen etchings on the Thames. (The Thames Set) A very fine impression. Annotated lower left border, "'Tyzac Whiteley & Co" an alternate title. catalog number is K-41.
This is a fine Belle Epoque portrait in drypoint by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. The subject is: Madeleine Chéruit. This image measures 15 1/2X11 1/2 inches, hand signed in pencil by the artist in the lower right border. This drypoint is housed in a Foster Brothers period gilt frame.. Madeleine Chéruit was one of the most fashionable French dressmakers of her time. Her house of courture took inspiration from the Belle Epoque through to the Jazz Age.
This is an original hand colored drypoint etching by French artist Paul Cesar Helleu. The title: Femme en profil avec un chapeau. measures a plate mark of 21 1/4X13 1/4 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower right, a superb, richly inked impression with bright colors. Printed on a heavy wove type paper. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. He traveled between France and America, and in 1912 was commissioned to create the astrological ceiling decoration in New York's Grand Central Station. This drypoint is nicely framed with archival materials.
This is an original etching by American artist James McNeill Whistler. The title is: The Adam and Eve Tavern, Old Chelsea. This etching is plate signed with the butterfly monogram in the upper left sky. The image measures 7X11 15/16 inches. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper. This etching was created in 1878. It is the third state of 3. A rich impression of this scarce composition.
This is one of the most impressive etchings by American artist John Taylor Arms. This image is titled: In Memoriam, the view of the North Portal of Chartres Cathedral. It was from his French Church series. This etching was created and printed in 1939. It is from the 2nd state of two. Printed in an edition of 312. The image measures 14 5/8X12 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, Inscribed "to Roger and Belle Worsley", pencil signed and dated and also has a collectors red seal in the lower right corner of the sheet. This image appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 317
This is an original color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title is: Femme A L'Estampe, Woman with Print. It was created and printed circa 1906 in an edition of 100. The image measures 21X14 7/8 inches. It is editioned lower left and signed in crayon lower right. A beautiful French style gilt frame. Beautiful condition.
This is an original engraving by French artist Jean Emile Laboureur. This engraving was created and printed in 1920. One of 6 pencil signed impressions prior to publication in L'Architectures in an edition of 500 unsigned impressions. The image measures 11 5/8X8 1/8 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower left. Very nicely framed with a linen matting. This is one of his largest images done in his distinctly cubist style.
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