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Harold Kerr Eby
1889-1946, American

Infantry, Chateau-Thierry
1889-1946, American
Infantry, Chateau-Thierry

A rare lithograph by Kerr Eby, this image of WWI was published in 1920 in an edition of 75- 100 impressions. Image size 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, cat: Giardina-45, pencil signed. Known for his delicate, atmospheric etchings, Eby created only four lithographs, all of which are images inspired by his service overseas during WWI. According to Giardina, the town of Chateau-Thierry was the site of a battle in 1918 which held the Germans back from their advance to Paris.


Shadows
1889-1946, American
Shadows

"Shadows" was published in 1936 in an edition of 175 for the American College Society of Print Collectors as part of a program to distribute prints in universities and libraries. 125 went to the program and Eby kept 50 for himself. He annotated some of these proofs with "Pub. Ed. 50." which this one has on the lower margin. It measures 10 1/4 x 14 7/8 inches, is pencil signed and is #186 in the Giardina catalog. Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artist of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms.


Cattle Ford
1889-1946, American
Cattle Ford

"Cattle Ford" is an etching and aquatint created by Eby in 1945. This image is the third of three states and was done in an edition of approximately 100. In the Giardina catalog it is #207. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artist of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Eby was known for his atmospheric renderings of the New England landscape as well as his dramatic images of WWI.


Cow Shed
1889-1946, American
Cow Shed

Etching and aquatint and sandpaper ground, image size 9 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, pencil signed by Eby's wife l.r. "Kerr Eby per P.B.E", edition in pencil l.l., Giardina 211. This was Eby's last print before he died.


Early Morning, Brittany
1889-1946, American
Early Morning, Brittany

Etching, 8 7/8 x 12 5/8 inches, ed. 90, 1930, pencil signed lower right. This print was inspired by Eby's visit to France and Great Britain in 1924 and '25.


The Lobsterman
1889-1946, American
The Lobsterman

Etching, image size: 11 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches, 1930, ed. 90, cat. Giardina-157, pencil signed lower right

Painting

The Old Peep Toad Mill
1854-1934, American
The Old Peep Toad Mill

Watercolor on paper adhered to mat board, 8 x 10 1/4 inches, signed on the back and inscribed "Old Peep Toad Mill / North S[cit]uate, RI / Aug. 5, 1914." The town name is hard to make out, but there is an old Peep Toad Mill in East Killingly, Connecticut, not far from the Rhode Island state line. Hays had a studio in Providence, RI, and is known for painting bucolic subjects.

Print

Mt Shasta Above the Pines
1880-1966, American
Mt Shasta Above the Pines

A richly inked original etching of Mt Shasta in the northern California Cascade Range, this image measures 5 7/8 x 8 inches, c. 1920s, it is pencil signed and titled and inscribed in blue ink. Mary Coulter was a student of Duvanek at the Cincinatti Art Academy, then the Art Institute of Chicago. She went on to work at the Art Institute of Chicago as the Curator of Prints and was the Assistant Director of the San Diego Fine Arts Gallery. She became known for her fine landscapes of both west and east coast scenes, and showed her work in many exhibitions worldwide.

Drawing

Mt. Monadnock
1872- c.1950, American
Mt. Monadnock

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 5/8 x 24 5/8 inches. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.