John Taylor Arms
1887-1953, American

Via Facchini, Pisa
1887-1953, American

Edition of 110. Catalog: Fletcher 194. C. 1927. Printed by Frederick Reynolds. Italian series #11. Pencil signed and dated 1917 in the bottom right. Plate titled in the lower right. Plate measures 11 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches on 16 1/4 x 10 1/4 inch blue laid type paper. This print has plate toning and enchanting linework.


Saint Benigne, Dijon
1887-1953, American

C. 1927. Catalog: Fletcher 195. Edition of 110. Printed by Frederick Reynolds. # 15 in his French church series. Plate inscribed in the lower left: "Saint Benigne, Dijon, 1924" Pencil signed and dated 1927 in the lower right. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 6 3/4 inches on 13 3/4 x 8 1/2 inch laid type paper. A captivating print with plate toning and meticulous detail.


Il Sacro Monte, Varese
1887-1953, American

Etching from 1927. #9 in his Italian series. Edition of 100. Printed by Frederick Reynolds. Pencil signed and dates in the lower right. Image measures 7 7/8 x 7 1/8 on 10 7/8 x 8 1/2 inch laid type paper. "Sacro Monte, Varese '26" inscribed on the plate on the bottom edge. In this wonderfully composed print, Arms knows when to use lots of detail and when to just suggest it.


Stockholm
1887-1953, American

Etching and Aquatint from 1940. Likely printed by David Strang. Print #1 in his Scandinavian Series. Image measures 7 1/2 x 13 1/3 inches on 11 5/8 x 18 1/4 inch watermarked laid type paper. This very sharp print has a wide tonal range and captures the patterns in the columns and floor.


Bark Metis Making Harbor
1887-1953, American

Colored etching and aquatint. Artist's proof. Pencil signed in the lower right. Edition of 200. Catalog: Fletcher 133. Plate size: 11 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches on 18 x 23 inch medium weight wove type paper. C. 1923. A dramatic and beautifully colored maritime etching.


Cavendish Church
1887-1953, American

C. 1944. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. "II" inscribed in pencil in the lower left. Number two in his "English Church" series. Edition of 155. Catalog: Fletcher 381. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches on 11 1/2 x 8 inch watermarked laid type paper. Collector's mark in lower right corner of paper. Arms worked on this plate for a total of 289 hours.


Reflections at Finchingfield
1887-1953, American

Pencil signed and dated 1938 in the lower right, plate signed and dated in the lower right. Titled in pencil in the lower left with the inscription "To my friend Asa Cheffetz, with deep appreciation." Catalog: Fletcher 311. #2 in his English Church Series. Plate measures 7 x 17 inches. Edition of 156. Printed by David Strang. An atmospheric and exquisitely detailed print, Arms has perfectly captured the reflections of the buildings. There is even a signpost just above the bridge that is perfectly legible, but only with a loupe tool or magnifying glass.


Léon
1887-1953, American

Etching of Léon, Spain. Trial proof. Pencil signed and dated 1923 in the lower right corner. Print measures 7 1/8 by 11 1/4 inches in a 16 x 19 inch gold frame. #1 in his Spanish Church Series. Catalog: Fletcher 140. Printed by Frederick Reynolds. This plate was done with the assistance of Kerr Eby. This atmospheric print showcases the artist's incredible eye for detail.


The Doorway of the Bishop, Palencia Cathedral
1887-1953, American

Print measures 13 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches on 16 1/2 x 9 3/4 inch watermarked laid type paper. Pencil signed and dated "1950" in the lower right. Third state. Edition of 308. Number 15 in his "Spanish Church" series. Catalog: Fletcher 418. This is an exquisitely detailed print with strong contrast!


Église Saint Gervais, Gisors
1887-1953, American

Pencil signed and dated etching. Plate measures 10 x 8 1/4 inches on 18 x 11 1/4 inch watermarked laid-type paper. Ed. 100 in pencil in the lower left. Cat: Fletcher 249. C. 1932 French Church series #35.


Cathedral of St. Cyr and Ste Julitta, Nevers
1887-1953, American

Etching from 1929, pencil signed and dated. From his French church series, 1929. Image size 13 x 5 1/2. Edition of 100.


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

Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey
1839-1909, English

Vibrant oil seascape, c. 1880, by British artist, Sarah Louisa Kilpack. "A view of Mont Orgueil Castle on the coast of Jersey" Painting size measures 4 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches in a period frame that measures 10 x 13 inches, signed l.l., oil on paper on board, location written on backing. Born in London in 1839, at an early age Sarah Louisa Kilpack was recognized as a talented pianist and artist, but after a series of misfortunes she gave up the piano and concentrated exclusively on her painting.

Print

Joueur de Flute
1815-1891, French

Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 inches, plate signed "Meissonier 1860"l.l., titled l.c. "JOUEUR DE FLUTE".

Drawing

Hudson River Docks With New York in the Distance
1926-2007, American

Paul Daniel Ortlip was a well known landscape and portrait artist from Fort Lee, NJ. Born into an artistic family, he studied in NY and Paris. After serving in the military he became the participating artist for NASA, the official US Navy Artist and was first commissioned by the White House to paint portraits of the astronauts. Later, he also did a portrait of John F. Kennedy. His works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.