John Taylor Arms
1887-1953, American

The Gothic Spirit
1887-1953, American

This unusual stippled Arms etching measures 11 3/8 x 7 inches, 1922, pencil signed, edition of 130, cat: Fletcher 120, from his Gargoyle Series #8. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture.


Memento Vivere, Notre Dame, Evreux
1887-1953, American

From his French Church Series #47, this 1947 award winning etching by John Taylor Arms measures 13 3/8 x 6 7/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, edition of 198, state II, cat: Fletcher-47. This image won five major awards between 1947 and 1951 including 1st Prize at the Annual Exhibition of the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1949. 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.


U.S.S.Columbia Under Construction at the New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, N.J.-1942
1887-1953, American

A beautiful etching by John Taylor Arms measuring 12 3/8 x 17 3/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, printed in 1945, state II, cat: Fletcher-390. 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. He served as a naval officer during WWI and at the onset of WWII was ready to serve again, but did not meet the Navy's physical requirements. Instead, Arms created his "U.S. Navy Ship Series," to support the American war effort.


A Breton Calvary
1887-1953, American

This 1932 etching by the American artist John Taylor Arms measures 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 inches, signed in the artists hand, 3rd state (inscription removed), part of his Miniature Series, #16, cat: Fletcher-247B, printed by Frank Welch in an edition of 47.


God's Mirror
1887-1953, American

A beautiful image of the Vermont countryside created by the master printmaker, John Taylor Arms, measuring 1 5/16 x 2 3/8 inches, also titled "Vermont", it is pencil signed, dated and numbered #122 and plate titled. This is a 3rd State printing by Charles S. White, and is #384 in the Fletcher catalog. John Taylor Arms created this etching in 1944 and was part of his Christmas Card Series, #22 and his Miniature Series, #33, winning an award at the 1947 Chicago Society of Etchers Annual Exhibition.


Notre Dame de Laon
1887-1953, American

Etching by the American artist, John Taylor Arms measuring 14 x 9 1/2 inches, pencil signed, inscribed "Third State" on lower margin, 1929, edition of 100, printed by Henry E. Carling, from the "French Church Series #26", cat: Fletcher-219. 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 Rose, Beauvais
1887-1953, American

This is a remarkable original etching of the intricate facade and Rose window of Beauvais cathedral by American artist John Taylor Arms. The image size is 12 x 7 1/8 inches, 1925, French Church Series #3, cat: Fletcher 161, 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.


Amiens
1887-1953, American

This 1926 etching by the American artist, John Taylor Arms, measures 10 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, also called "The Cathedral of Notre Dame, From the Lower Town", edition of 100, from his French Church Series #8, cat: Fletcher 181, printed by Frederick Reynolds. This etching won the "John G. Agar Prize, Fifth Annual Exhibition by Living American Etchers, National Arts Club, New York, N.Y." in 1927.


Gerona
1887-1953, American

An excellent example of the artistry of the American printmaker, John Taylor Arms. This image measures 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, pencil signed and dated 1925, from his Spanish Church Series #5, printed by Frederick Reynolds in an edition of 152, cat: Fletcher 164. 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.


The Pig Pen
1887-1953, American

One of John Taylor Arms' early etchings, this image of a rural European farm measures 4 5/8 x 11 7/8 inches, pencil signed, dated and numbered 3/75, also titled "The Sty" and "La Parcherie". Printed by Frederick Reynolds, cat: Fletcher #83. Created in 1920, this very detailed and expertly toned etching is beautifully matted and framed.


Burgos
1887-1953, American

This is an atmospheric original etching of the cathedral in the town of Burgos in Northern Spain. Image size 8 1/2 x 13 inches, 1924, edition of 150, cat: Fletcher-142, Spanish Church Series #2, pencil signed and dated. According to Fletcher, this etching is also called "A Spanish Town Revisited".


Plumed Serpent
1887-1953, American

A beautifully detailed miniature etching by John Taylor Arms, image size 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches, 1940, cat: Fletcher-344, Miniature Series #27, Yucatan Series #1, pencil signed.


Limoges
1887-1953, American

This 1932 etching by the master printmaker, John Taylor Arms, measures 10 x 13 1/2 inches and is pencil signed and dated on the lower margin. Edition 142, repair to edge of image, right side. Part of his French Church Series.


Destroyers in Wet Basin at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
1887-1953, American

A superb original etching by John Taylor Arms, this image measures 10 x 17 1/4 inches, published in 1943, state III/III, cat: Fletcher- 377, U.S. Navy Series #2, pencil signed and dated. This image shows the ships U.S.S. Radford, Quick, and Mervine at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, South Kearney NJ. 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.


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.


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. (M)


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".


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.


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


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" 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 and 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

Travelers on a Country Road

This is a very fine original 19th Century painting in the style of Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek (1807-1868). Oil on panel, 7 1/4 x 8 7/8 inches, c. 1850, unsigned, in an ornate period gilt frame. Although this painting is unsigned, the style and subject are very reminiscent of the work of Dutch artist Marinus Adrianus Koekkoek, who was known for his delicately painted atmospheric landscapes.

Print

St. Martin's Bridge
1867-1956, British

This richly inked etching of St. Martin's Bridge near Toledo, Spain, by Sir Frank Brangwyn, measures 19 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches, pencil signed, 1923, printed in two color ink, black and brown. Sir Frank Brangwyn was one of the most important British artists of the early 20th century. A member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Watercolor Society, and the Royal Society of British Artists, he was knighted in 1924.

Drawing

River View with Cottages
1844-1920, American

Charcoal drawing, image size 10 3/8 x 16 5/8 inches, unsigned