This is an impressionistic original color etching and aquatint by French master of the Belle Epoch, Manuel Robbe (French 1872-1936) The title of this work is:
"Le Bouquet de Violettes", it was created and printed in 1903 in the first edition of only 65 signed proofs. A larger edition was published after the signature was added to the plate. This etching is hand signed in pencil lower right. The image measures 17 1/2X11 3/4 inches. A fine impression, previously sold by Merrill Chase galleries, it appears in the Chase catalog as image number 105. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes in Paris.
With his hand application of color no two images look exactly the same, a very painterly technique.
This is an original aquatint etching by French artist Georges Rouault titled: " Le Director de Theatre", The Theater Director. From the series "Reincarnations of Pere Ubu", This is a rare hand signed impression lower right and also inscribed as M/O lower left. This etching was created and printed in 1928. The image measures 12X7 3/4 inches. It is printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Some light toning in the border area. Rouault was known to experiment with his etchings, this one not only has aquatint etching but also some roulette work, drypoint and use of a burnisher. A very rich heavily inked impression. Catalog Chapon-Rouault 27.c
This is an original etching by American artist James Abbott McNeil Whistler. The title of this image is "Soupe A Trois Sous", It was created and printed in 1859 and according to the Glascow catalog this image was never published. The etching measures 5 7/8X8 7/8 inches, printed on a thin Japan laid paper, very fine condition, nice use of plate tone in the foreground. Soupe à trois sous ' is French for 'Soup for three sous', which was very cheap soup, and implies that the restaurant was a very basic café/bar. Whistler's first title, 'Café des Pieds Monilles' implies a particular café. 'Café des Pieds Monilles' is almost certainly a garbled reference to the Parisian Café des Pieds-Humides ('Café of the Wet Feet'). However, this title seems to have been immediately rejected in favour of the more familiar ' Soupe à trois sous '.(glascow)
This is an original pencil signed color etching by French master Manuel Robbe. This color etching is titled: "Examen Intime" it was created and printed in 1901 in an edition of 100 signed proofs. This etching has an image size of 12 3/4X9 3/4 inches. This color etching was published by Editions Sagot in Paris with their blind stamp in the lower border. This image was last sold by Merrill Chase Gallery in Chicago. It is beautifully framed and has all of their gallery information on the back of the frame. This etching is in flawless condition, the colors are bright.
Etching from 1885 after Harry Chase. Pencil signed by both. Printed on chine-collé. Remarqué of an anchor in the lower left. Catalog: Gilcrease 51, Klackner 43, iii/iii. roulette and sandpaper ground. Some even light toning. A well-inked impression of this rare early American etching. Plate size measures 14 7/8 x 29 3/4 inches in a 20 3/4 x 35 1/2 inch frame.
An early etching by Gene Kloss, this is a very richly inked scene of boats moored on the quiet harbor waters of San Francisco Bay. The image size is 9 x 10 inches, published in 1935 in a small edition of 75, pencil signed, titled and numbered. Gene Kloss was born in California as Alice Geneva Glasier, changing her name when she married the poet, Phillip Kloss in 1925. On their honeymoon, the Kloss's traveled to and fell in love with Taos, New Mexico. For over a decade they split their time between Taos and Berkely, CA; Gene Kloss becoming a central figure in the artistic communities of both states. This etching is in pristine condition and features a richly inked impression with superb plate tone on a heavy weight wove type paper.
This is an incredible drypoing etching by American artist Gerald Geerlings. The title is: "Grand Canal, America. (Electrical Building at Night.) " It was created and printed in 1933, it is inscribed as "Prize etching of the Chicago Fair, 1933" in pencil lower left border and also, signed and gifted to Tom Caitheart with Best wishes" in pencil. The image measures 11 7/8X8 7/8 inches. In excellent condition. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. The subject is from "Chicago Century of Progress World’s Fair " in 1933. "Born In Milwaukee Wis. Lithographer illustrator architect writer industrial designer Studied at Milwaukee State Teachers College;University Of Pennsylvania; Royal College Of Art London with Malcom Osborne; St. John's College Cambridge University."
Etching with drypoint, image size 15 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches, c. 1890, edition of 20, pencil signed. 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. The young girl in this portrait is Helleu's daughter Ellen.
C. 1912. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate initialed and dated in the lower left. Plate measures 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches on 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inch watermarked Van Gelder Zonin laid paper. Catalog: Hjert and Hjert 209. A rare print. This is an excellent portrayal of a pensive woman with a rich drypoint burr. Anders Zorn's artistic talents were obvious at an early age. At 15 he entered the Royal Swedish Academy of Art in Stockholm and at 20 years old, at a student exhibition, he entered his watercolor painting "In Mourning" which now hangs in the National Museum in Stockholm. This recognition was the start of a long and accomplished career for Zorn.
This is an original lithograph by American regionalist artist Thomas Hart Benton. This image titled "The Hymn Singer, also called The Minstrel was created and printed in 1950 published by Twayne Publishers, New York City in an edition of 500. This work, pencil signed "Thomas Hart Benton" lower border has an image size of 12 3/8X16 inches. This lithograph is custom framed with archival materials. Excellent condition, full borders, clearly signed.
This is a very cool lithograph on zinc, image size 12 5/8 x 17 7/8 inches, 1919-1920, from a very small edition of 27 or fewer impressions, cat: Czestochowski-134, printed by Bolton Brown, pencil signed. Provenance: The Cleveland Museum of Art. Davies was a truly remarkable artist of the late 19th and early 20th centuries known for his dreamlike etchings and lithographs. In his catalog raisonne of Davies work, Czestochowski writes "In a time of social, political, scientific and artistic upheaval, Davies hewed to an unwavering inner vision, one of classically graceful figures in an eternal dance with nature." This image is a beautiful homage to the ancient Greeks, which Davies portrays in his distinctive style that is at once quite classical and quite modern.
Lithograph, image size 15 3/8 x 18 inches, 1932, pencil signed. Born in Poland, Max Weber emigrated to Brooklyn, New York with his family at the age of 10. He went on to study art at the Pratt Institute in Boston, then traveled to Europe where he was influenced by the groundbreaking work of Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso and Henri Rousseau. Weber returned to America, bringing with him the cubist and modernist ideas and techniques that he learned in Europe, and is considered by many to be one of the forefathers of American modernism.
Etching, image size 6 3/8 X 14 9/16 inches, printed in 1942 by Charles White in an edition of 150, 2nd state proof, numbered "II", cat: Fletcher-370, pencil signed and dated. This atmospheric etching is a great example of the delicate lines and precise detail for which Arms was known. This image won several awards in the early 1940s; the Mrs. Henry F Noyes Memorial Prize for best print at the 27th Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Etchers, New York, N.Y. 1943; the First Prize in Black and White Section at the 12th Annual Exhibition of the Irvington Art and Museum Association, Irvington, N. J. 1945; and the First Prize in Black and White at the Annual Art Exhibition of the Bridgeport Art League, Bridgeport, CT. 1945.
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