This is a very rare early proof etching by Jacques Villon titled "La Pedicure". The image size is 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches; this print was published in 1907 in an edition of 50, although this is an early state before the published edition. It is pencil signed and notated "Essai" which translates as "test" or "trial". This image is very richly inked with beautiful plate tone and has several of the artist's fingerprints in black ink around the edges of the sheet, all away from the image. This is a truly remarkable early state etching by a very important 20th century artist and would make an excellent addition to any serious collection.
A great sporting etching by American artist and member of 'The Ten', Frank W Benson. Image size 13 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, 1928, edition of 150, cat: Ordeman-278, printed on Whatman paper, pencil signed. Frank Benson was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds. His etchings were in high demand from the very start, and have remained favorites for collectors ever since.
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint. IV/VII state. April 1st, 1908. Catalog: Arwas 363. Seven states. Plate signed in the upper right, pencil signed and numbered in the lower right. Collector's stamp in the lower right. Numbered 89 in an edition of 100. Image size measures 15 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches on 20 1/4 x 14 1/4 inch wove type paper. A dramatic, ethereal print with a wide tonal range, using light to convey that the dancer is about to go onstage.
This is an original drypoint etching by British artist Edmund Blampied. The title is: "The Butterfly", it was created and printed in 1928 and is editioned as 25/100. The image measures 9 5/8X7 7/8 inches, pencil signed lower right and printed on a cream laid type paper with the F.J. Head watermark. Very fine condition, this is one of Blampied's most impressive images. It appears in the Appleby catalog as image number 133.
This is one of the most impressive etchings by American artist Stephen Parrish. It is titled: "A GLOUCESTER WHARF", it was created and printed in 1886. It was one of three plates that Parrish did exclusively in dry point. The image is quite large, measuring 17 7/8X11 7/8 inches, printed on a medium weight wove type hard paper, A beautiful impression with extensive use of plate tone in the sky and sea. Printed with brown ink, fine condition. The Oil,Sounds & Livers advertised on the building are important fisheries products. Sounds are fish air bladders ground up for use in making isinglass. Parrish made very few etchings in a vertical format. (rona schneider)
Also known as: "Sens, Cathédrale de Saint Ètienne" and "Sens, North Portal." An incredibly detailed drypoint etching with plate toning and a wide tonal range. Signed and dated 1929 in the lower right. Plate signed and dated in the lower right, plate titled in the lower left. Second and final state. Edition of 100. #25 in his French Church series. Catalog: Fletcher 218. C. 1929. Plate measures 15 x 9 inches on 17 1/8 x 11 1/2 inch laid paper. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details.
Mezzotint created and printed in 1982, print 158 in an edition of 200. Rothe studio blindstamp in the lower right. Printed on medium weight wove-type paper. Image size is 15 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches, sheet size is 24 x 18 1/2 inches.
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.
This is an original drypoint etching by British artist William Russell Flint. The title is Aragonese String Makers, it was created and printed in 1930. It is editioned as impression number XXVII... The image measures 9 1/2X14 3/4 inches. Printed on an early laid type paper, R.G. 1820. The image is signed in sepia ink lower right border. A very rich inking with extensive use of plate tone in the sky and land. A beautiful impression. This image was reproduced for the book "Fine Prints of the Year, 1931, published by Malcolm Salaman
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.
This is a quite rare original lithograph by American artist Leonard Baskin. It was created between 1973-1974 in the Boston Studio in collaboration with lithographer Herb Fox. This image is not in the Fern O'Sullivan catalog. The image measures 11X10 inches. This lithograph is hand signed in pencil, inscribed as A.P. lower left and has the Herb Fox blind stamp in the lower margin. Beautifully framed with archival materials.
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 serigraph by American artist Will Barnet. The title is Reflections, this image was created and printed in 1971. The image is pencil signed, titled and has the edition as 81/225. The image measures 22X14 inches. Barnet was born in Beverly, Massachusetts, attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and, on a scholarship, went to New York to study at the Art Students League.
This is a beautifully colored etching and aquatint by French master of the Belle Epoch, Manuel Robbe (1872-1936) The title of this work is" Claudine" it was created and printed in 1903 and Published by Sagot in Paris. The image measures 12X9 3/4 inches, printed on a medium weight Arches watermarked laid paper. deckeled edges, a very rich impression, excellent condition. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and then the Ecole des Beaux Artes. His technique of hand coloring the images means that no two are exactly alike, a very painterly technique.
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