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Asa Cheffetz
1896-1965, American

In Retrospect
1896-1965, American
In Retrospect

This is a very fine original wood engraving by New England artist Asa Cheffetz. The image size of this print is 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, it was published in 1930, and is number 27 in the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts catalog. It is pencil signed "Asa Cheffetz, imp" lower right, the "imp" indicating that Cheffetz printed this image himself. Framed. Asa Cheffetz was known for his wood engravings of rural scenes, many of them set in the Vermont countryside. In this quiet scene, Cheffetz uses extremely delicate lines to create rich textures and remarkable tonal range.(M)


Daybreak
1896-1965, American
Daybreak

Wood engraving, image size 5 x 7 inches, c. 1933, pencil signed l.r. "Asa Cheffetz - imp." and titled l.l. "Daybreak", Springfield - 45.


Bridge over Mad River (Vermont)
1896-1965, American
Bridge over Mad River (Vermont)

Engraving, image size 5 3/16 x 7 7/16 inches, 1946, edition of 250, pub. in 1948 by Associated American Artists; signed Asa Cheffetz" in pencil l.r., accompanied by an original label from AAA.


Border Country (Vermont)
1896-1965, American
Border Country (Vermont)

Wood engraving, image size 4 3/8 x 9 inches, c. 1944, cat. Springfield-67, pencil signed, accompanied by original AAA label


Rural Schoolhouse (Vermont)
1896-1965, American
Rural Schoolhouse (Vermont)

Wood engraving, image size 5 3/4 x 9 inches, c. 1946, cat. Springfield-79, pencil signed, accompanied by original AAA label


Summertide (Vermont)
1896-1965, American
Summertide (Vermont)

Wood engraving, image size 4 3/4 x 9 inches, c. 1946, cat. Springfield-80, pencil signed, accompanied by original AAA label


Farm Buildings
1896-1965, American
Farm Buildings

Wood engraving, image size 4 5/8 x 9 inches, c. 1945, cat. Springfield-76, pencil signed, accompanied by original AAA label. The gallery has more than one impression of this print.


Summer Sabbath (Vermont)
1896-1965, American
Summer Sabbath (Vermont)

Wood engraving, image size 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches, cat. Museum of Fine Art, Springfield-77, 1946, published by Associated American Artists, pencil signed lower right. The gallery has more than one impression of this print. This view of a Vermont farm nestled among rolling hills is in many ways representative of Cheffetz's art, which often involves idyllic scenes executed with a high level of detail. Purchase Prize Winner, First Annual National Fine Print Competition.


Barns
1896-1965, American
Barns

Wood engraving, image size 4 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches, 1934, Springfield Museum 46. Signed, titled and dedicated in pencil "For Mr. and Mrs. Guy Littell, with best wishes."


Profile of a Man
1896-1965, American
Profile of a Man

Wood Engraving, image size 5 x 3 inches, unsigned early proof not found in the catalogue of the Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Farm Buildings
1896-1965, American
Farm Buildings

Wood engraving, image size: 8 5/8 x 9 inches, c. 1945, cat. Springfield-76, initialed on block lower left, identified on reverse, Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Summer Sabbath (Vermont)
1896-1965, American
Summer Sabbath (Vermont)

Wood engraving, image size 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches, c. 1946, cat. Springfield-77, initialed on block lower center, identified on reverse. Purchase Prize Winner First Annual National Fine Print Competition. Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Distant Haze (Essex Co., N.Y.)
1896-1965, American
Distant Haze (Essex Co., N.Y.)

Wood engraving, image size:4 5/8 x 8 1/8 inches, c. 1941, cat. Springfield-60, initialed on block lower left, identified on reverse, Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Border Country (Vermont)
1896-1965, American
Border Country (Vermont)

Wood engraving, image size 4 3/8 x 9 inches, c. 1944, cat. Springfield-67, initialed on block lower center, identified on reverse. Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Rural Schoolhouse (Vermont)
1896-1965, American
Rural Schoolhouse (Vermont)

Wood engraving, image size 5 3/4 x 9 inches, c. 1946, cat. Springfield-79, initialed on block lower right, identified on reverse. Provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Down Montgomery Way (Vermont)
1896-1965, American
Down Montgomery Way (Vermont)

Wood engraving, image sizeL 4 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches, 1940, cat. Springfield-57, initialed on block lower left, identified on reverse, provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.


Early Morning (Broad Brook, Conn)
1896-1965, American
Early Morning (Broad Brook, Conn)

Wood engraving, image size: 6 x 6 inches, cat. Springfield-15, 1929, identified on reverse, provenance: Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, Mass.

Painting

Cambrians
1916-2004, British
Cambrians

Watercolor, sight size 5 1/8 x 9 1/8 inches, 1972, signed by the artist l.r., identified on labels from Ruskin Gallery, Stratford-on-Avon, England, affixed to their backings. Cambrians is a largely unspoiled area of Mid Wales. Lauder painted in the minimalist style of watercolor stating that "the scale of the work is appropriate to the medium of water color, for within this compass extreme subtleties can be made. What was anticipated in a painting was the "unseen", the "unexpected"."

Print

Hillside Pastures
1877-1966, American
Hillside Pastures

Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 11 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled.

Drawing

European Castle
1844-1920, American
European Castle

Drawing, image size 10 1/4 x 17 inches