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John Taylor Arms
1887-1953, American

Spanish Jewelry
1887-1953, American

A finely detailed original etching, this image measures 5 x 3 1/4 inches, published 1925, Spanish Church Series #6, 2nd State, cat: Fletcher-171, pencil signed and dated. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance. He specialized in images of European architecture and cathedrals, such as this ornately carved Spanish doorway.


Battle Wagon- U.S.S. Alabama Outfitting at Norfolk Navy Yard
1887-1953, American

A great image of a WWII battleship by John Taylor Arms, this etching with aquatint measures 12 x 18 inches, #1 of Arms' "U. S. Navy Ship Series," published in 1943, state 3 of 6, pencil signed and dated lower right, numbered "VI" lower left, cat: Fletcher-376. This is a rare early state proof before the plate was steel-faced for the fourth state. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known especially for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture.


Bark 'Metis' Making Harbor
1887-1953, American

This remarkable color etching and aquatint was created by John Taylor Arms in 1923, after a painting by D. W. Smith of a Newburyport, Massachusetts boat. The image size is 12 x 18 inches, printed by Frederick Reynolds in an edition of 200, cat: Fletcher-133, pencil signed. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance.


The Dragon Ship
1887-1953, American

This is a very rich color etching with aquatint by American artist John Taylor Arms, titled "The Dragon Ship". The image size is 12 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches, created in 1922 in an edition of 150. This image is #121 in the Fletcher catalog and is pencil signed by the artist along with an inscription, "To my friend Esther Schiott, with my compliments. John Taylor Arms-1929". According to the Fletcher catalog, this etching is from Arms' 'Ship Series #2' and is based on a watercolor by Arms that is now in the collection of the Library of Congress.


Wilby Church
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 4 1/4 x 2 3/8 inches, 1940, pencil signed ans dated l.c. "John Taylor Arms 1940", ed. 150.


Corbel of the Gate House, Stokesay Castle
1887-1953, American

Etching, sight size 3 x 1 9/16 inches, 1944, Fletcher #383, French Church Series, edition of 71, Charles S. White, printer, Miniature Series #35, pencil signed and dated by the artist l.r. with annotated "II" l.l., artist seal l.r, framed, AAA label on back.


The Piazza, Venzone
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 5 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches, 1931, second state of two, edition of 127, Fletcher 239, signed and dated in pencil l.r. "John Taylor Arms-1931", on blue toned laid paper, from the "Italian Series #23".


Notre Dame de Laon
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 13 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches, 1929, third state of three, from the 1929 edition of 100(Fletcher 219) from the French Church Series #26, plate signed l.r. "Arms, 1929" and titled l.l. "Notre Dame de Laon", pencil signed l.r. "John Taylor Arms - 1929", provenance Kennedy & Co., NYC.


Gerona
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 1925, edition of 150, cat: Fletcher- 164, pencil signed and dated. Spanish Church Series #5.


Puerta Del Obispo, Zamora
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 12 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches, 1933, edition of 100, cat: Fletcher- 266, pencil signed, dated and editioned. Spanish Church Series #9.


Chapiteau Gothique, Dorothy et John Taylor Arms, A.D. MCMXXVI
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches, 1926, 1st State, cat. Fletcher-185A, pencil signed and inscribed "To my friend Samuel Chamberlain / John Taylor Arms."


Old Rouen
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 6 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches, 1917, pencil signed and dated, framed


Lace Place Victor Hugo, Lisieux
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 7 x 9 1/2 inches, 1919, 3rd state, printed by Frederick Reynolds, numbered 21/50, cat. Fletcher-20, pencil signed lower right. Also titled "Lacet, Place Victor Hugo, Lisieux." An unusually abstract street scene for an artist known for exacting accuracy.


Red Mill
1887-1953, American

Etching and aquatint, 11 1/8 x 7 1/4 inches, 1922, printed by Frederick Reynolds, 2nd state, edition of 25, cat. Fletcher-127, pencil signed lower right. A rare black and white version of the print also known as "The Red Barn, Southport."


Reflections at Finchingfield, England
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 7 1/16 x 17 1/8 inches, 1938, second state, trial proof, printed by David Strang, inscribed in the plate "John Taylor Arms 1938" lower right, cat. Fletcher-311, pencil signed lower right


Aspiration, La Madeleine, Verneuil-Sur-Avre
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 15 1/2 x 10 inches, pencil signed and dated 1939, inscribed Roman numeral V in pencil and dedicated "To my friend Timothy Parforman in deep and lasting appreciation, from John Taylor Arms - 1943." Also called Fraternite, Egalite, Liberte.


Chartres the Magnificent
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, 1948, # 49 of the French Church Series, cat. Fletcher-411, pencil signed


Mont Saint Michel
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 15 x 11 3/4 inches, 1926, ed. 100, printed by Frederick Reynolds, French Church Series #9, cat. Fletcher-182, pencil signed


Somewhere in France
1887-1953, American

Etching, 1919, signed, dated and titled in pencil, image size: 12 1/8 x 6 "


Segovia
1887-1953, American

Etching,1929,edition of 150 Spanish Church Series, Image size 13 5/8 X 17 5/16",pencil signed


Place Plumereau Tours
1887-1953, American

Etching,1925,Miniature series,edition of 150,image size 1 7/8X3 1/8",pencil signed,fosterbros frame.


Angouleme
1887-1953, American

Etching, 1924, image size 6 1/4 X 11 1/4", edition of 150, printed by F.Reynolds, French Church Series, pencil signed. Also called "Byzantine Revsisited, Angouleme" and "The Cathedral of St. Pierre"


Stokesay Castle
1887-1953, American

Etching,1942,image size 2 1/4X2 15/16",edition of 365,Miniature print society of Kansas,pencil signed, on blueish tinted paper


St Paul Alpes Maritimes
1887-1953, American

Etching,1927, ed.250, 7 1/2" x 11 5/8", pencil signed


Chateau Stockalper Brique
1887-1953, American

Etching,1927,ed.100,f.202,10 1/4X4 7/8",pencil signed


Cavendish Common
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 6 3/8 X 14 9/16 inches, printed in 1942 by Charles White in an edition of 150, 2nd state proof, numbered "II", cat: Fletcher-370, pencil signed and dated. This atmospheric etching is a great example of the delicate lines precise detail for which Arms was known. This image won several awards in the early 1940s; the Mrs. Henry F Noyes Memorial Prize for best print at the 27th Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Etchers, New York, N.Y.

Painting

View Near High Tor
1812-1879, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 1855. Hill started his career as an aquatint engraver in his father's studio before moving on to watercolors and landscape painting. At the age of 21 he was entered into the National Academy of Design. In this beautiful landscape notice his use of stippling and tiny brushstroke work that create the layers of color, shadow and light. Later in life he was one of the founding members of the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art. His work is found in the Brooklyn Museum, the Hood Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Print

Still Life of Flowers
20th Century, Japanese

Mezzotint in colors, image size 11 5/8 x 14 5/8 inches, 1981, pencil signed, dated, and editioned "35/90".

Drawing

Walk in the Park
1907-1998, American

Pencil, image size 4 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches, 1935, pencil signed within the image, red collectors seal l.l.