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.
This is an original hand colored lithograph by American artist Don Freeman. The title is: "To see the mayor". This image was created and printed in 1937 in an edition of 25, far fewer were hand colored by the artist. This image is pencil signed, the image measures 12 1/8X9 inches. According to the catalog: "On his weekly radio program, Mayor La Guardia encouraged new Yorkers to bring their complaints to him personally. Freeman drew a group of constituents making appointments with the mayor's secretary" This lithograph is framed.
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.
A superb portrait of Brockhurst's first wife Anais, this etching measures 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, published in 1927 in an edition of 111, pencil signed. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the work of the great masters, especially Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him. He became well known for his classically styled portraits etched with a remarkable sense of detail and texture.
A great sporting etching by Frank Benson, this image measures 14 x 10 7/8 inches, 1922, cat: Ordeman-213, pencil signed. A very rich impression on a medium weight laid type paper. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He 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.
This 1928 original etching by Arthur Briscoe measures 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 inches, pencil signed and numbered, 10/75, cat: Laver 116, plate titled and dated, published by H.C. Dickins. This spectacular image was created at the height of Briscoe's popularity, depicting the dangerous and challenging daily routines aboard a seafaring vessel. 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 original hand colored lithograph by American artist Don Freeman. The title is: "Astor Lobby, Show Time" or "Under the Astor Clock". This lithograph was created and printed in 1932 in an edition of 30, far less were hand colored by the artist. The image measures 8 7/8X11 1/8 inches. Hand signed and titled in pencil in the lower border. Framed.
Etching C. 1938. Catalog: Fletcher 311. 2nd state, edition of 156. Printed by David Strang. Plate measures 7 1/16 x 17 1/8 inches on 9 1/4 x 20 5/8 inch Whatman watermarked laid paper. Number two in his English Series. Plate inscription in the lower right: "John Taylor Arms 1938." Pencil signed in the lower right: John Taylor Arms 1938. Pencil numbered "II" in the lower left and inscribed "To my friends Charlotte and Richard Perry - John Taylor Arms 1938". An atmospheric and exquisitely detailed print, Arms has perfectly captured the reflections of the buildings. There is even a signpost just above the bridge that is perfectly legible, but only with a loupe tool or magnifying glass. This print has won several awards including the Purchase Prize, the Josephine Hancock Logan Prize and Medal, and the Lotus Club Print Prize. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details.
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)
Etching, image size 13 1/4 x 24 3/4 inches, 1882, cat. Platt 40, pencil signed
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.
Drypoint from 1930. Catalog: Appleby 144. Featured in Fine Prints of the Year in 1931. Plate signed on the bottom edge: "Blampied Jan. 1931". Signed in ink in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Numbered 39 in an edition of 100. Plate measures 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. This print is expressive in both line and content.
This is an original etching and drypoint by British artist Muirhead Bone (1876-1953) The title of this work is: "Canal and Bridge of SS Apostoli, Venice" It was created and printed in 1916, in an edition of 129 signed proofs. The image measures 12 7/8X8 7/8 inches. Pencil signed lower right, a very rich impression. One of the best of his Italian etchings.
Lithograph, image size 8 3/4 x 11 1/8 inches, 1932, edition of 30 or fewer, cat: McCulloch-34, pencil signed and titled.
This is an original line engraving by British artist Stanley Anderson. The title of this work is: "Good Companions" This engraving was created and printed in 1951 in an edition of 65, Published by P & D COLNAGHI. The image measures 7 1/4X10 3/8 inches. Excellent condition, wide margins all around, hand signed and editioned in pencil.
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