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This is an original wood engraving by French artist Auguste Lepere.  This image is hand signed in pencil and also editioned as  28/35.  The image measures 3 1/4X5 3/4 inches.  We are unsure of the title of this work.  Printed on a thin Japan type paper.

$295.00

This is an original etching by American artist Kerr Eby.  The title and subject is: "Hungerford Bridge, London"  This etching was created and printed in 1929.  This etching was based on Eby's visit to Great Britain and France during 1924 and 1925.  The image measures 8 7/8X13 3/4 inches.  It was printed in an edition of 90.  Pencil signed lower right border,   Effective use of plate tone in the sea and sky.  This image appears in the Giardina catalog as image number 144.

$495.00

This is an original drypoint by American Sporting etcher Frank Benson.  The title is "Waders", this drypoint was created and printed in 1930 in an edition of 150 signed proofs on Whatman type paper.  The image measures 7X12 inches.  Excellent condition, pencil signed lower left by the artist.

$775.00

This is an original pencil signed etching by American artist Vaughn Trowbridge (1896-1945).  This view of the Brooklyn Bridge was created and printed circa 1930's.  The image measures 9 1/2X6 inches.  Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.

$325.00

This is an original wood engraving by American artist and illustrator Fritz Eichenberg.  This image of an old hermit surrounded by the forest critters.  This wood engraving is pencil signed, dated 1945 and inscribed to one of his friends in the lower border.  The image measures 8 7/8X7 inches.  Printed on a thin Japan type paper.

$325.00

This is an original etching by American artist Kerr Eby.  The title is "Rye Marshes", this etching was created and printed in 1929 in an edition of 90.  This etching is hand signed in pencil by the artist and has his "imp" after his name meaning that he personally printed this proof.  The image measures 6 7/8X13 3/4 inches.  This etching appears in the Giardina catalog as image number 141

$275.00

This is an original etching by American artist Kerr Eby.  The title: "Salt Marshes" was created and printed in 1930 in an edition of 90.  This etching is pencil signed by the artist and has the "imp" after his name meaning that he printed this proof himself.  The image measures 9 5/8X13 3/8 inches.  This image of Connecticut appears in the Giardina catalog as image number 156.

$295.00

This is an early 20th century landscape painting, oil on canvas titled: "The Oak", it was created circa 1920-30's.  It is signed lower left corner with the initials A. F. and also initialed and titled on the back of the canvas.  The painting itself measures 18X24 inches.  A fine impressionistic view of a woodland scene with a figure in the background.  Very good condition, the artist is a mystery.  This might possibly be the work of Alexis J. Fournier...

$1850.00

This is an original copper engraving by British artist William Hogarth.  The title of this work is: The Times, Plate II. Created in 1762, this engraving is thought to have been brought by the artist's wife to Boydell of London for publication in 1790. This is the forth state of four.  The image measures 9 1/8X11 7/8 inches, the overall sheet size is: 12 1/2X16 1/4 inches.  This image was printed on an early laid type paper.  Very nice condition but does have some unobtrusive foxing marks, mostly in the border area. 

(information on both plates, I and II...) 

 

"This pair of engravings have a complicated publishing history. Plate ‘b’ was unfinished at Hogarth’s death and it is unclear whether this first proof state was published by Mrs Hogarth late in life or as the first of the sequence of later states by Boydell after 1790. To further complicate the issue, the contemporary collector George Stevens (1736-1800) has written on his copy of this state that it was ‘taken during the life time of Hogarth’, but it was not until June 1781 that he (according to Malone’s letter to Lord Charlemont) ‘ransacked Mrs. Hogarth's house for obsolete and unfinished plates’, so perhaps the inscription may be taken with a pinch of salt. (sic) With The Times Plate I Hogarth took a decisive political, and at this time unpopular position to support the peace movement against the Seven Years' War (also called the French Indian War) spearheaded by King George III and his chief advisor, Lord Bute. Bute's opponent and leader of the Commons, William Pitt, supported the interests of the war and the economic profit derived from the colonial exploitations it permitted. In this first state Henry VIII (Pitt in later states) marches on stilts to fan the fires of war which the Union Officer of the King is trying to extinguish with a fire engine. William Beckford, the Lord Mayor and Pitt follower, who made a fortune through tobacco and sugar plantations in Jamaica, appears in the doorway on the left and points to a signboard advertising a naked Indian that reads 'Alive from America.' In the foreground women die of starvation in the street and a drunken fiddler plays his violin. Plate II of The Times depicts a more peaceful and prosperous Britain. Plants are nourished by water spouting from the monument of George III, with the elegant Lord Bute as the chief gardener of the State, controlling access to the King. A gigantic palette dangling from the facade of a newly-erected public building indicates that under the reign of the young King art flourishes. 'Ms Fanny' (a reference to the Cock Lane Ghost) and 'Wilkes', a fervent opponent of the King and Bute, appear in the pillory, while to the left those few members of Parliament who are still awake, including Pitt with bandaged legs, shoot at the dove of peace in the sky."

$375.00

This is an original copper plate engraving by British artist William Hogarth.  The title is: The Times, Plate 1. It was created and printed on September 7, 1762.  This is a period printing done on early laid type paper.  It was "Published as the Act Directs.".  Signed and titled lower border. The image measures 8 5/8X11 5/8 inches, on a sheet size of 11 7/8X16 1/4 inches.   A rich impression in good shap apart from some unobtrusive foxing marks and a minor crease in the lower border.

(information on both plates, I and II...) 

"This pair of engravings have a complicated publishing history. The contemporary collector George Stevens (1736-1800) wrote on his copy of this state that it was ‘taken during the life time of Hogarth’, but it was not until June 1781 that he (according to Malone’s letter to Lord Charlemont) ‘ransacked Mrs. Hogarth's house for obsolete and unfinished plates’, so perhaps the inscription may be taken with a pinch of salt.(sic)

With The Times Plate I Hogarth took a decisive political, and at this time unpopular position to support the peace movement against the Seven Years' War (also called the French Indian War) spearheaded by King George III and his chief advisor, Lord Bute. Bute's opponent and leader of the Commons, William Pitt, supported the interests of the war and the economic profit derived from the colonial exploitations it permitted. In this first state Henry VIII (Pitt in later states) marches on stilts to fan the fires of war which the Union Officer of the King is trying to extinguish with a fire engine. William Beckford, the Lord Mayor and Pitt follower, who made a fortune through tobacco and sugar plantations in Jamaica, appears in the doorway on the left and points to a signboard advertising a naked Indian that reads 'Alive from America.' In the foreground women die of starvation in the street and a drunken fiddler plays his violin. Plate II of The Times depicts a more peaceful and prosperous Britain. Plants are nourished by water spouting from the monument of George III, with the elegant Lord Bute as the chief gardener of the State, controlling access to the King. A gigantic palette dangling from the facade of a newly-erected public building indicates that under the reign of the young King art flourishes. 'Ms Fanny' (a reference to the Cock Lane Ghost) and 'Wilkes', a fervent opponent of the King and Bute, appear in the pillory, while to the left those few members of Parliament who are still awake, including Pitt with bandaged legs, shoot at the dove of peace in the sky."

$375.00

This is an original color lithograph by American artist Jean Charlot.  The title of this work is Tondo I. It was created and printed in 1933.  The image measures 6X6 inches.  Hand signed in blue pencil lower border.  This work is framed.

$325.00

This is an original drypoint etching by French artist Alphonse Legros (1837-1911)  The title of this work is Lisiere de Bois. Created circa 1880, this etching measures an image of 4 3/4X7 3/4 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower border.

$325.00

This is an original etching by American artist Ernest Haskell (1876-1925)  The title of this work is The Tired Hunter. Created circa 1922, this etching has an image size of 4 1/4X6 1/4 inches.  Hand signed in pencil lower border.Ref. L.C. 147.

$275.00

This is an original drypoint etching by French artist Alphonse Legros (1837-1911).  Las Vieilles Carrieres de Mont Rouge was created and printed circa 1880's in an edition of 22.  The image measures 3 5/8X7 1/8 inches.  This etching is hand signed lower right in pencil.  Fine condition, Ref. Bliss 351

$375.00

This is an original etching by American artist Leonard Baskin.  It is a portrait of Hercules Seghers, the Dutch old master painter.  This portrait was created and printed in 1962.  It appears in the Fern-OSullivan catalog as image number 432.  The image measures 17 3/4X14 1/2 inches. Printed in two colors. It is pencil signed and editioned as 1of 12 in roman numerals.  Beautifully framed with archival materials.

$1250.00