Etching, drypoint, image size 15 x 9 7/8 inches, 1930, trial proof before the published state of 150, Ordeman #300, pencil signed l.l. "Frank W. Benson", printed on Whatman paper.
Engraving, image size: 26 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches, prov. JW Randall, Coll. 4022, 17th Century impression
A truly remarkable original lithograph by Joseph Pennell, this image measures 21 1/8 x 16 5/8 inches, published in 1913 in a very small edition of 50, pencil signed, from Pennell's series of lithographs created in his travels through Italy and Greece. Printed on a cream colored laid type paper with the watermark "Ingres PMF Italia". In his book "In the Land of Temples", Pennell writes of this image, "Night was falling as I was coming back from drawing by the river Ilissos. The subject was the most impressive I saw in the Land of Temples, and in the gathering darkness I drew it as well as I could."
This 1927 marine etching by the British printmaker Arthur Briscoe measures 9 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches, hand signed in inked and editioned as 58/75. 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.
Lithograph, image size 13 x 18 1/2 inches, 1949, edition of 30, pencil signed, titled and editioned. 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 an original etching by French Master Georges Rouault. The title of this work is: "Sunt lacrymae rerum " ( There are tears in things ) This etching and aquatint was created for the Miserere series in 1926 as image number 27. . The platemark measures 24 1/4 17 1/2 inches. It was published in an edition of 450 on arches wove type paper by Ambroise Vollard. His Vollard watermark appears in the sheet. The etching is signed and dated in the image in the lower right. This etching was never hand signed by the artist.
This is an original etching by American artist James MacNeill Whistler. The title is Drouet, Sculptor, it was created in 1859, plate signed,dated and titled. The image measures 8 7/8X6 inches. This etching is according to the Glascow catalog is image 2 a. This etching appears in the Kennedy catalog as image number 55. A rich impression printed on a medium weight laid type paper. The subject is: M. Drouet, the French sculptor.' This etching came with the original label from print dealer Frederick Keppel.
This is an original etching, and aquatint by French master Georges Rouault. The title of this work is "Chantez Matines,le jour renait"< (Sing Matins, a new day is born) This etching was created in 1922 as part of the Miserere series. This is plate number 29. It was published by Vollard in an edition of 450. It is signed lower left corner of the image. This etching was never pencil signed. It appears in the C& R catalog as number 82d., The image measures 20 X 14 5/8 inches. Nice condition, a line of toning in the border from an earlier window mat.
This is an original Anders Zorn etching titiled: "Dagmar", one of his best etchings from his bather series. This image was created and printed in 1912. The image measures 10X7 inches, printed on a watermarked Van Gelder Zonen laid type paper. This image is pencil signed by the artist lower right border. A very rich impression printed with a warm toned ink. This image appears in the Hjert & Hjert catalog as image number 263.
Etching, image size 14 1/4 x 6 inches, signed and dedicated in pen "A Mon Ami Mil..." (To My Friend Mil...).
This is an original etching and aquatint image by French master Georges Rouault. The title of this work is: "Femme Affranchie A Quatorze Hevres Chante Midi" (Emancipated woman, who has lost her bearings) It was part of the Miserere series that Roualt created in 1923. This etching was published by Ambroise Vollard in an edition of 450 and has his Vollard watermark in the sheet. The image is plate signed G. Rouault,1923 lower left in the image. This etching was never hand signed by the artist. It appears in the Wofsy catalog as image number 124. The platemark measures 22X17 inches, The condition is excellent no tears, or stains. This etching is not framed.
From his French Church Series #47, this 1947 award winning etching by John Taylor Arms measures 13 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, edition of 198, state II, cat: Fletcher-47. This image won five major awards between 1947 and 1951 including 1st Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1949. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance.
This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1887-1953) The title of this etching is :Sunlight on Stone, Caudebec-en-Caux. 1931. This etching was created as part of the artist's French Church Series. Printed in an edition of 164. This etching was pencil signed, dated and inscribed as Trial Proof II. The image measures 14 1/4X7 1/2 inches. It appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 241. The etching was printed on a medium weight laid type paper. Beautiful condition, strong contrasts between the shadows and high lights with nice use of plate tone in the sky. This etching has won numerous awards including from the Society of American Etchers.
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