Clifford Addams
1876-1942

Dreamer by the Thames
1876-1942

This is a great London etching by American artist Clifford Addams, image size 8 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches, c. 1902, edition of 75, inscribed in the plate, "Loci dulcedo nos attinet" (the sweetness of the place holds us), pencil signed and numbered. Clifford Addams grew up outside Philadelphia and studied art in the U. S. before leaving to further his studies in Europe. He traveled extensively throughout Holland, France, Spain, Italy and Britain, and spent several years in London studying etching with Whistler. He later returned to the U. S. and worked out of studios in both New York and London.


Capt Cork's Statue Near Charring X
1876-1942

Etching, image size 5 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches, 1919, most likely an early artist's proof, retouched stain just below image and a reinforced broken plate mark at two corners, pencil signed, dated, and titled.


Soho Alley
1876-1942

Etching and drypoint, image size 4 7/8 x 13 1/8 inches, 1912, printed on cream wove paper. Addams was born in New Jersey and attended the Drexel Institute there. He won a Philadelphia Academy Cresson Traveling Scholarship and entered Whistler’s Academy in Paris in 1899. In the 1900′s, London’s working class Italian Soho district was the subject of many artists of the day including Whistler's shop-front prints such as T.A. Nash’s Fruit Shop. The horizontal format and the density of the etching work is comparable to many of Whistler Amsterdam prints.


Afternoon Nap
1876-1942

Etching, image size 8 1/8 x 3 7/8 inches, 1922, pencil signed.


London County Council Hall Under Construction
1876-1942

Etching, image size 6 7/8 x 10 inches, 1919, edition of 75, pencil signed.

Painting

Glorreiche Verangenheit! (Glorious Past!)
1887-1923, German

8 x 6 inch gouache painting on 12 1/2 x 10 inch paper. Signed in the lower right. From the collection of Dr. A. Falk, Munich. Circa 1920.

Inscription in German in pencil reads: "Wenn se Dir man blos nich erwischen - Justav!" "hab man Keene Angst ick Kenne den Rummel - ick war selba Polizeipra'sident'!" Which roughly translates to: "Don't get caught!" "Have no fear, I know the Head of Police!"

Print

San Francisco 1849
1940-, American

This wood engraving by Barry Moser is one of 25 prints from his "Gold Rush" series. Published in 1985 in an edition of 350, it measures 4 x 7 inches and is pencil signed by the artist on the lower margin. The "Gold Rush" series were images portraying gold mining activities from America, Africa and Australia. Moser, from Tennessee, became a graphic artist and printmaker, studying under Leonard Baskin and Jack Coughlin.

Drawing

All-y, All-y In Free
20th c., American

Gouache and graphite on paper, size 10 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, signed lower left