Featured Prints

New Rochelle- Before the Wind

$700.00

This is a very expressive, slightly abstracted etching by Bauhaus artist Werner Drewes, image size 13 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches, 1931, pencil signed, numbered and dated. Walter Drewes was a leader in the abstract movement of American art, and is often credited with bringing much of the Bauhaus aesthetic to America in the mid 20th century. Born in Germany, Drewes was drafted into the German Army at age 18 and served on the Western Front during WWI. After his military service, Drewes studied at the Bauhaus with Johannes Itten and Paul Klee, later with Wassily Kandinsky and Lyonel Feininger, then spent several years he traveling all over the world studying the work of the Old Masters. In 1930 Drewes moved to New York City, exhibiting his work often and teaching at the Brooklyn Museum School and Columbia University, then at the Moholy-Nagy School of Design in Chicago and the School of Fine Arts at Washington University, St Louis. He was also quite active with the 'Societe Anonyme', was a founding member of the American Abstract Artists, and served as the Director of Graphic Arts for the WPA in New York City.

Shepherdess at Sunset

$700.00

A beautiful, Barbizon inspired twilight scene, this etching measures 16 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches, published in 1888 by Klackner, New York, plate signed and dated, pencil signed, with two remarques in the lower margin. William Lathrop was the son of a midwest farmer and throughout his life worked as both an artist and a farmer. As a young man he moved to New York, and began creating etchings, many of which were published by Klackner. In the late 1880s he traveled to London and Paris, and inspired by the European countryside concentrated on painting in oils and watercolors. He became known for his atmospheric, understated landscapes in the Tonalist style.

Connecticut River

$700.00

Etching, image size 10 3/4 x 18 3/8 inches, 1885, cat: Rice-71, pencil signed. C. A. Platt was born in New York and studied art at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League and the Academie Julian. He was a very successful painter and etcher, known for his delicately rendered New England landscapes; and was also a very talented architect. He was close friends with fellow New England etcher Stephen Parrish and was a member of Saint-Gaudens' Cornish Art Colony.

Brixham Trawlers

$675.00

"Brixham Trawlers" by Arthur Briscoe measures 5 3/8 x 13 7/8 inches, published in 1929 in an edition of 75. Printed in sepia toned ink on Whatman laid paper, it is ink signed and numbered and also plate signed, dated and titled. Briscoe is known as the finest marine etcher 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. He studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris. His name became internationally renowned when his works sold to the New York market.

Home Again

$675.00

This is an atmospheric scene of a ship coming into port, pulled by a tugboat; it is rendered with remarkabley delicate lines and a rich yet quite subtle tonal range, giving a strong sense of a soft morning fog over calm waters. The canvas sails of the ship beautifully contrast with the steam of the tug as is dissipates into the misty air. The image measures 19 x 23 inches, published in 1887, pencil signed on the lower right margin. "Copyright R. Cleveland Coxe, 1887, NY" is printed on the lower center, with a remarque of an anchor in the lower left margin. Framed. Coxe studied at the National Academy before going to Paris to study with Leon Bonnat. A painter and etcher, Coxe best works were of seascapes of the New England Coast.

The Towing Path

$675.00

This is a very fine early state etching by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. The image size is 5 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches, 1864, state IX/XVII, cat: Schneiderman-72, signed titled and dated in the plate, pencil signed. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.

Dutch Woman Fetching Water

$675.00

This is a very fine original etching of a hardworking woman carrying water by German artist Lesser Ury. The image size is 5 1/2 x 3 5/8 inches, 1923, pencil signed. Ury was a German Jewish artist known for his impressionistic paintings and etchings. He was best known for his scenes of Paris as well as a series of etching depicting the Dutch countryside and people.

Tracks, Oberhausen

$675.00

This is a fantastic scene of the railroad tracks and surrounding industrial buildings in Oberhausen, Germany by American artist Joseph Pennell. Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches, published in 1910 in an edition of 50 impressions, cat: Wuerth- 606, pencil signed "J. Pennell imp", the 'imp' indicating that Pennell printed this impression himself. This etching is printed on an early antique watermarked laid type paper with trimmed margins and a tab signature, in the style of Whistler. There are two small rust spots which appear to be in the paper, as is common in early paper of this type. Pennell was one of the foremost American printmakers of the early 20th century, and was close friends with James McNeill Whistler, whose influence is evident in many of Pennell's images as well as his sense of experimentation with etching technique. Pennell was especially known for his images of cityscapes and architecture; in this image the trains and surrounding factories provide the structure of the composition, while ghostly, quickly rendered figures give a human presence and sense of scale to the bustling railyard.

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