Featured Prints

Tobacco Loopers

$725.00

This is an original hand signed wood engraving by American artist Clare Leighton. The title of this work is "Tobacco Loopers", created and printed in 1942. This proof is editioned as 13/50, The image measures 7 1/2X5 1/2 inches. Although originally from England Leighton relocated to America in 1939. As a well known illustrator she negotiated with The Macmillan Company to create a book about the American South: a region that had fascinated her since her earliest visits to this country. Southern Harvest, published in 1942, records her graphic and written impressions of the rural customs and agricultural rites that were still functioning in an increasingly industrialized South. As was her custom, Leighton traversed the region to make on-the-spot observations for her prints. Her rhythmic, elongated style elegantly describes the movements of cotton pickers and tobacco loopers as well as scenes of community in which neighbors congregate to help shuck corn or quilt. Leighton confessed in the book's introduction that she had created it, in part, to fulfill her own need to become rooted in the American continent. It is rare to find one of this series hand signed by the artist.

Armourers Shop

$725.00

This is an original hand signed etching by British artist Anthony Gross (1905-1984) The title of this work is "Armourers Shop". It was created and printed in 1931. This etching is inscribed as "Artist's Proof". The image measures 7 5/8X11 3/8 inches. printed on a heavy weight watermarked wove type paper. Very nice condition, hand signed and titled in pencil.

Flying Widgeon

$725.00

A very fine sporting etching by Frank Benson, this image measures 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, published in 1924, cat: Ordeman-231, pencil signed below the image, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began his sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds. His etchings were in high demand from the very start, and have remained favorites for collectors ever since. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.

52nd Street and Third Avenue

$700.00

A great New York etching by Bauhaus artist Walter Drewes, image size 11 7/9 x 7 3/4 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, and then 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 later 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.

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.

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.

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.

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