Recent Acquisitions

This is an original etching by French artist Alphonse Legros.  It is a portrait of British etcher Sir Charles Holroyd.  Created circa 1889.  This image has a plate size of 11X7 inches, printed on a medium weight laid type paper.  This etching is hand signed in pencil lower right corner of the border.  

"Sir Charles Holroyd was one of the most prolific etchers of his generation. He was taught by Alphonse Legros at the Slade School of Art and his work shows the considerable influence of his close friend William Strang. Sir Charles Holroyd was appointed first Keeper of the Tate Gallery and later Director of the National Gallery. These posts ensured that he did not need to depend upon printmaking for his livelihood; consequently, his etchings were not issued in formal editions. Impressions of his etchings were only taken when required and, as a result, many of his printed works are very scarce indeed.

Alphonse Legros was the single most influential European printmaker upon the development of the etching revival in England. Born in Dijon, Legros was persuaded to move to London by Whistler, whom he had met in Paris. Legros rapidly achieved recognition for his highly accomplished etchings and in 1875 was placed in charge of the etching class at the Royal College in South Kensington and the following year was made Professor of Fine Art at the influential Slade School. It was during his eighteen years in this post that Legros was to exert a formidable influence upon the direction of an entire generation of British printmakers." (  thank you, Mr. Campbell)

 

$495.00

This is an original Anders Zorn etching titiled: "Dagmar", one of his best etchings from his  bather series.  This image was created and printed in 1912.  The image measures 10X7 inches, printed on a watermarked Van Gelder Zonen laid type paper.  This image is pencil signed by the artist lower right border.  A very rich impression printed with a warm toned ink.  This image appears in the Hjert & Hjert catalog as image number 263.

$1250.00

This is an original drypoint etching by American artist Levon West.  The title is: "Changing Flies", it was created in 1932.  This etching is pencil signed by the artist and has the "imp" after his name meaning that he printed this proof himself.  There is an edition number 41 lower left corner.  The image measures 13 1/16X8 5/16 inches.  Richly inked, fine burr in the impression.

$425.00

This is an original etching and aquatint by American artist J. Jay McVicker.  The title is: Tropical Wash Day, this was created and printed in 1946.  Pencil signed by the artist and also signed and dated in the plate.  The image measures 8 1/4X15 1/4 inches.  Richly printed on a medium weight wove type paper.  Very fine condition.  A student of Ella Jack and Doel Reed at Oklahoma State University.  he joined the faculty and remained in   in Stillwater OK for the rest of his life..

$775.00

This is an original color drypoint etching by American artist Dorsey Potter Tyson (1891-1969)  The title is Peacock Fan, it was created and printed in 1929 in an edition 96/100.  This etching is hand signed in pencil and also signed and dated in the plate.  The image measures 11X8 7/8 inches.  Very fine condition printed on a light weight japan type paper.  "The American printmaker Dorsey Potter Tyson was born in Maryland; however, much of D.P.Tyson’s market was in England. His prints sold alongside those of the Elyse Ashe Lord, riding on the wave of popularity for the Art Deco style which was in vogue at the time. Like Elyse Lord, Dorsey Potter Tyson drew his inspiration from a wide range of oriental sources and like Lord, his art was essentially decorative in nature." (Campbell)

$500.00

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.

$975.00

This is an original etching by British artist Sir Frank Brangwyn.  The title Il Traghetto was created and printed in 1911.  The edition was 100 signed proofs.  The image printed in brown ink measures 15 3/8 X 14 7/8 inches.  It is pencil signed lower border.  This image appears in the "Fine Art Society catalog as image number 175.  Il Traghetto refers to the ferry that ran down the grand canal of Venice.

$675.00

Philip Little

1857-1942
American, known for scenes of coastal New England

This is an original etching by Boston artist Phillip Little.   This image of a man fishing is pencil signed and dated 1915.  It was later given as a gift, inscribed: "Abbott and Gretchen 1927" in pencil lower left border.   This etching has an image size of 10 1/4X7 3/4 inches.  

$275.00

This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1887-1953)  The title of this work is "Study in Stone, Cathedral of Orense.  This etching was created and printed in 1933 in an edition of 100.  This image was part of the artist's Spanish Church Series.  It appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 257.  The image measures 7 1/4X5 9/16 inches.  The etching is pencil signed, dated and also inscribed: "To Mr. E O Ropka..?  with the best wishes John Taylor Arms, 1927.  This etching was printed by David Strang.  Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.

$725.00

This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1887-1953)  The title of this etching is :Sunlight on Stone, Caudebec-en-Caux. 1931.  This etching was created as part of the artist's French Church Series.  Printed in an edition of 164.  This etching was pencil signed, dated and inscribed as Trial Proof II.  The image measures 14 1/4X7 1/2 inches.  It appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 241.  The etching was printed on a medium weight laid type paper.  Beautiful condition, strong contrasts between the shadows and high lights with nice use of plate tone in the sky.  This etching has won numerous awards including from the Society of American Etchers.

$1250.00

This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1883-1953)  The titile of this work is: "Venetian Mirror. (The Grand Canal, Venice.)".  This etching was created and printed in 1935 in an edition of 146 signed proofs.  This one has the artists "Private Collection" in pencil lower border, it is also pencil signed and dated and inscribed to: "To my Friend Frank G. Kennedy Jr.  and signed again John Taylor Arms"..  The image measures 6 3/8X14 1/8 inches.  Beautiful use of plate tone in the sky and sea.  Printed on a medium weight laid type paper, the overall sheet size is: 10 1/4X18 1/2 inches.  A beautiful impression in excellent condition.

$3200.00

This is a mystery print.  It is signed but we cannot figure out who the artist was.  The image is pencil signed and titled in English, The Chinese Seamen, This etching  was printed in Aug, 1937.  The image measures 8 1/4X10 1/2 inches.  

$225.00

This is an original lithograph by British artist Ethel Gabain (1883-1950)  The title is: La Don de la Mariee, The Gift of the Bride.  This lithograph was created and printed in 1919 in an edition of only 24.  This litho has an image size of  14 5/8X9 1/2 inches.  Hand signed in pencil by the artist lower right border.  This image appears in the Wright catalog as image number 207.

$325.00

This is an original drypoint etching by French artist Alphonse Legros (1837-1911)  The title is: "Les Rochers", it was created circa 1870 in an edition of only 10, this is the third state of three.  Unsigned, the image measures 5X 7 7/8 inches.  This image appears in the Bliss catalog as image number 228.  Printed on an antique laid type paper, collectors annotations at the bottom edge of the sheet.

$275.00

This is an original etching by American artist Morris Henry Hobbs.  The title is "Spruce St. from Beacon.  A scene taken in Boston, dated 1946.  This pencil signed etching is from the edition of 100 signed proofs.  The image measures 9X5 inches.

$275.00