Featured Artwork

Deer Seated

$425.00

This is an original engraving by French artist Joseph Hecht (1891-1951) This study of a Deer was created and printed cira 1929. It is hand signed in pencil lower right and also editioned as number 11. This engraving was printed on a blue toned laid type antique paper with a shield watermark. The image measures 6X9 inches. Joseph Hecht, painter and printmaker, was born on December 14, 1891, in Lodz, Poland. He studied at the Academie Beaux-Arts in Krakow between 1909 and 1914. Hecht traveled throughout Europe until the beginning of WWI when he went to Norway where he would remain to render studies of the landscape in drypoint and engraving.

After the war ended, Hecht left Norway for Italy, then on to Paris where he was granted membership to the Salon d'Automne, and thus to the burgeoning Parisian artistic community. He met Stanley William Hayter in 1926 and helped him print his first drypoint. Hecht's meticulous attention to detail impressed Hayter and a lifelong friendship was formed. Hecht went on to publish his first portfolio of six prints in 1926, l’Arche de Noe, with a forward by Symbolist Gustave Kahn. He encouraged Hayter to open a cooperative printmaking studio, which became Atelier 17. Hecht worked with Atelier 17 through the 1930s. As conditions in Europe became more difficult Hecht, who was Jewish, left Paris and spent the war years on the Italian Swiss border, working as a laborer. (annex galleries)

Herd Returning Home

$425.00

This is an atmospheric original etching of a herd of sheep by American artist John Austin Sands Monks. Image size 11 x 16 1/2 inches, c. 1880s, shepherd's crook remarque in the lower right corner, pencil signed. A rich impression with beautiful plate tone and ample margins on Japan paper.

The West Front, Rouen Cathedral

$425.00

This is a very atmospheric etching of the scaffolding and facade of Rouen Cathedral in France. Image size 10 7/8 x 8 3/8 inches, 1907, edition of 90, cat: Wuerth-470, pencil signed "JPennell imp", the 'imp' indicating that Pennell printed this image himself. A richly inked impression with beautiful plate tone.

Westminster Abbey, London

$425.00

This is a remarkable architectural etching by American artist Hopper Emory. Image size 14 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches, c. 1930, edition of 250, pencil signed, with the original label. Hopper Emory was born in Baltimore, Maryland and had a successful career in banking before he turned exclusively to his artwork. He traveled to England where he studied at the Heatherly School of Art in London, then returned to Maryland where he became known for his delicately rendered architectural and maritime etchings.

Cider Press

$425.00

This is a cool diptych woodblock print depicting the process of cider making by American WPA artist Helen West Heller. The image size is 6 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches, 1939, pencil signed, dated and titled. Helen West Heller was primarily a self-taught artist, working several mediums before turning exclusively to linoleum and wood block prints. She was known for her expressive, slightly abstracted images that often incorporated a distinct sense of geometric patterns.

York Minster- West Front

$425.00

A delicately rendered original etching with drypoint, plate size 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, published in 1923, cat: Dickins-78, pencil signed. Walcot was born in Russia, the son of a British father and Russian mother. His family traveled extensively throughout Europe as well as South America, and Walcot was educated in Paris and Russia, graduating with a degree in architecture from the Imperial Academy of the Arts in Moscow. He worked as an architect briefly in Russia before moving to England in 1906. He became well known for his etchings which portray an impressive knowledge of architectural details along with a distinctive impressionistic influence in the atmosphere and immediacy of the images. This scene of York Minster is a great example of this sense of light and atmosphere, the delicate details of the cathedral contrasting with the quickly rendered people in the foreground.

Barn interior

$425.00

An original etching and aquatint by British artist Leonard Russell Squirrell. (1893-1979) The image measures 10 3/4X10 3/4 inches, printed on a wove type medium weight paper. Squirrell studied at Ipswich School of Art and exhibited at the Royal Academy. His work was illustrated in , Fine Prints between 1925-1938. A rich impression, pencil signed and titled in the artists hand. Possible titled is: "Halstens Domain", printed circa 1930.

St. Clement Dames

$425.00

This is a very rare early trial proof etching by Joseph Pennell, one of the foremost American etchers of the early 20th century. The plate size is 11 x 8 5/8 inches; the image itself measures 10 x 8 1/4 inches. It was created in 1906 and is pencil signed by both Pennell and Goulding, the printer. It is notated 'trial proof' in the lower right corner, the later published state of this image is #411 in the Wuerth catalog. As is typical of Pennell's prints, the margins are small, but adequate for proper presentation. This etching comes with original label from Frederick Keppel & Co, New York.

Sous les Figuires (Beneath the Fig Trees)

$425.00

A romantic original etching by Louis Legrand, image size 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches, 1895, edition of 50, state V/V, cat: Arwas-102, pencil signed and numbered. Louis Legrand was an important artist of 'La Belle Epoch' in France of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in etchings of the women of Paris, from the wealthy elite to dancers and prostitutes. He studied with Felician Rops, and his work shows the influence of Rops' sometimes dark and erotic imagery. His work has also been compared to that of Toulouse-Lautrec, although in fact much of Legrand's work predates that of Toulouse-Lautrec, including a series of drawings and etchings that Legrand made of the Moulin Rouge and it's dancers.

The Crucifixion, Pilate Washing His Hands

$425.00

This is a rare 16th century engraving with an image printed on both sides of the sheet. One side has 'The Crucifixion' by Johannes Wierix, after Pieter van der Borcht, the other side has 'Pilate Washing His Hands' engraved by Pieter Huys after Pieter van der Borcht. Each image measures 4 1/2 x 2 7/8 inches, published c. 1571 by Renaissance book printer and publisher Christophe Plantin, printed on a very early laid type paper.

Puente Nuevo at Ronda, Spain

$425.00

This is a remarkable original etching by Czechoslovakian artist T. F. Simon, depicting the stunning architecture of the Puente Nuevo bridge in Ronda, Spain. The image size is 13 1/4 x 9 1/8 inches, published in 1913 in an edition of 150, cat: Novak-206, numbered in pencil with the artist's stamp lower left, pencil signed lower right. The Puente Nuevo was designed by architect Jose Martin de Aldehuela, and was built over the course of 42 years, from 1751-1793.

White Tails in the Morning

$425.00

Pencil signed and editioned etching by American artist Harold Kerr Eby, created and printed in 1935 in an edition of 100, image measures 8 1/4 X 12 1/2 inches. The scene was most likely done in Connecticut. Signature has the "imp" after the artists name meaning that he printed this image himself.

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