This is a very fine etching on a colored Chin Collet by French artist Charles Meryon. The title is : Le Petit Pont, Paris. This etching was created in 1850. The image measures 10 1/16X7 3/8 inches. This impression is the V/VII state. It has printed the title in the lower border as well as: "Public par L'Artiste" in the lower left and "Imp A. Delatre, Rue St Jacque 171" in the lower right. This image appears in the Delteil-Wright catalog as image number 24.
This 1926 etching by master printmaker Arthur Briscoe measures 7 x 11 7/8 inches and is signed in ink and editioned as 38/75. Lable on backing with provenance from C.W. Kraushaar Galleries, NY. Members of the crew aboard the trawler "Guess Again" concentrate on hauling the days catch aboard. The forground figure is "Old Sam" a figure Briscoe used in many of his images. This richly inked image was exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1927. 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 amazing original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms. The title is :Reflections at Finchingfield, England. It was created and printed in 1938, this was from the second state of two, Edition of 100. It is pencil signed, dated lower border. Extemely fine detail, This was a prize wining etching, part of his English Series. The image measures 7 1/16X17 1/8 inches. Very fine condition, ample borders all around.
This is an original etching on toned chin collet by French artist Charles Meryon. The title is: La Pompe Notre-Dame, Paris. This etching was created in 1852. The image measures 6 3/4X10 inches. It is the VII/IX state, 7th of 9. In the bottom margin is printed the title, "Public Par L'Artiste" in the lower left. In the lower right is "Imp. A. Delatre, R.s. Jacques 171" This image appears in the Delteil catalog as image number 31...
Original etching and drypoint by French artist of the Belle Epoque era, James Jacques Tissot. The title is: L'Ete, this image was created and printed in 1878 in an edition of 100 unsigned proofs. The image measures 14 3/4X8 3/8 inches. Printed on a cream toned laid paper. The sitter is Kathleen "Kate" Newton (1854-1882), Tissot's Irish muse and mistress from 1871-82. Tissot portrayed her as a personification of summer in this etching. This image appears in the Wentworth catalog as image no. 43...A very fine impression in an archival picture frame.
This is a color etching and aquatint by French artist Manuel Robbe (1872-1936) The title is: Le Marche aux fleurs, it was created and printed in 1912 in an edition of 100. Signed in pencil lower right. Printed on a watermark, BFK wove type paper. The image measrues 14X10 3/4 inches. Very fine condition, matted not framed.
This is an original drypoint etching by British artist Sir William Russell Flint. The title is : Gleaming Sands, created and printed circa 1930. The image measures 13 3/8X8 5/8 inches. Hand signed in sepia ink, editioned as XXVII. A rich impressin, nice use of plate tone in the sand and sky.
This 1878 etching by the Dutch artist, Johan Barthold Jongkind, measures 5 3/4 x 9 1/8 inches, plate signed and dated. Early proof before letters, D-20, II/IV.
This original drypoint etching by Alphonse Legros was created in 1881 and is pencil signed. A delicately etched image of the world-renowned sculptor and artist, Auguste Rodin. Cat: Bliss 237, 9 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches. Artist provenance on backing with label from "Halcyon Days LTD, framed.
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 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 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 pencil signed impression of the well known John Taylor Arms etching:Memento Vivere, Notre Dame, Eveux. It was created and printed in 1947 from his French Church Series. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper the image measures 13X7 inches. It was printed in an edition of 198. This is the second state of two. In the lower right corner of the border is a blindstamp from the Howard A Bigelow collection. This image won first prize at the exhibition of the Chicago Society of Etchers. It appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 407.
This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist Otto Kuhler. The title of this image is: Steel Castles. It was created and printed in 1925 in an edition of 50 impressions. The image measures 16 3/4X13 1/4 inches. Printed with a brown toned ink.
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