This is a beautiful sun drenched scene of Havana, Cuba by Scottish artist James McBey. Etching, image size 6 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches, 1940, plate signed and dated, hand signed and numbered "XXXVIII" in ink. Born into poverty McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited.
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 etching by the well known Welsh artist, Augustus John, measures 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 inches. It is pencil signed and framed, with artist provenance on Kennedy Galleries label on backing. Cat: Campbell Dodgson 107 V. Augustus John was a painter, draughtsman and etcher, known for his brilliant figure drawings, his work being compared to Gauguin and Matisse.
A very rare lithograph by the British artist Edmund Blampied measuring 17 1/2 x 14 inches, pencil signed and numbered 3/3. Edmund Blampied was a very successful artist and illustrator in early 20th century Britain. He illustrated many books and magazines, but is best known for his remarkable skills as a printmaker. He was an important figure in the 'British Etching Revival' of the early 20th century, and was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1920.
This is an original handsigned woodblock print by Latvian-American artist Isac Friedlander. This work is titled: "Ghetto", it was created and printed in 1942. It is a very scarce image by this artist. It was created and printed in 1942. The image measures 9 3/4X10 7/8 inches. pencil signed titled and dated in the lower margin. This image was printed in an edition of only 26 signed proofs.. Isac Friedlander was born in 1890 in Mitau, Latvia. Those were difficult days for a captive people under the czarist yoke, but it was not long before young Isac’s assertive spirit emerged. At sixteen he was arrested and condemned to death, along with several of his classmates, for protesting compulsory uniforms and weekend curfews. His classmates were shot but his sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
Fortunately, Friedlander’s skills in drawing and the portraits he did of his prison guards and their children came to the attention of a local functionary, who took an interest in him. In four years he was released. The war years of the 1940’s found him deeply troubled in spirit by the reports of sufferings and persecution of his people throughout Nazi-dominated Europe. Having experienced first hand in his youth the depth of man’s inhumanity to his fellow man, he now produced his heart-rending and powerful prints of the holocaust.
Friedlander’s woodcuts, wood engravings, and etchings are powerful expressions of the human condition. Death took him in 1968, but not before his spirit found renewed expression in his masterful prints of life among America’s urban blacks as the winds of social change were gathering to redress the wrongs of generations.
Etching, image size 5 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches, 1894, cat: Schwarz-7, pencil signed. Corinth began his career studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and went on to study under Bouguereau at the Academie Julian in Paris. He later returned to Germany and became a member and eventually president of the Berlin "Sezession." Corinth is best known for his prints and paintings of figures and portraits.
Lithograph, image size 9 1/4 x 12 1/8 inches, 1940, AAA edition, cat. Zink-56, pencil signed
This is a very rare original etching by French artist Charles Emile Jacque. The title of this work is: "The Large Sheepfold (La Grande Bergerie)" It was created and printed in 1859 with an image that measures 15 1/4X20 7/8 inches. One of his largest etchings. This is the second of two states with the edition of 129. This image is made up of etching and drypoint and according to the catalog there is also some burin work in the image. Printed on a wove type paper, this etching was originally sold by Kennedy gallery in New York. There was a partial label on the back. This etching is pencil signed lower right, "Ch Jacque".....
This is a gorgeous original lithograph of ancient Greek ruins by Joseph Pennell, from his series "In the Land of Temples", based on his travels through Greece and Italy. The image size is 16 1/2 x 21 3/4 inches, published in 1913 in a very small edition of 50, printed on a watermarked wove type paper, pencil signed. In his book "In the Land of Temples", Pennell writes of this print "Swept away is everything, mysteries and all— all that remains is the great pavement on which stand the stumps of columns; yet I doubt if it was finer ever. And the long drive out over the sacred way, the long, quiet day; and the long drive back, with the Acropolis growing more and more majestic in the twilight, were perfect."
Framed etching on laid paper, image size 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches, 1904, cat: Tabanelli-135, plate signed, pencil signed and titled. An early signed proof, which was later published in "Revue de l'Art," 1905. From an edition of 50. Provenance Gerhard Wurzer Gallery.
Engraving 1805, after Raphael; Prov. Gray Coll.908; image size 18 1/4 x 12 15/16 inches; plate size 22 x 15 1/2 ; paper size 28 3/8/ x 20 3/16 inches
Lithograph, image size: 12 7/16 x 9 9/16 inches, c. 1919-1920, numbered 19/33, pencil signed by the printer Bolton Brown l.l., pencil signed by the artist l.r., cat. Czestochowski-127, provenance: Baldwin-Wallace College
Etching from 1896. Catalog: Rief 11, Wohl 11d (von f). An early impression. Pencil signed in the lower right with the word "Worpswede," the artist's colony that he was a part of. Image size measures 5 1/2 x 3 inches, plate measures 6 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches, on laid 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inch paper. A haunting image with interesting linework.
Etching, image size: 7 11/16 x 11 5/8 inches, 1891, 2nd state, ed. 1/12, cat. Delteil 90
This is an original wood block print by American artist Werner Drewes. It is a self portrait of the artist created and printed in 1971. It is editioned as 22/40. The image measures 18 1/2X11 1/2 inches. Pencil signed by the artist, printed on a medium weight japan type paper.
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