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Harold Kerr Eby
1889-1946, American

Driftway,Evening
1889-1946, American

Etching, image size is 8 1/4X15 3/8 inches, created and printed in 1933 in an edition of 100. Pencil signed and indicated with the "imp" which means this proof was printed by the artist. Original label from Frederick Keppel in New York. Kerr Eby was a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony in Connecticut. Driftway was the name of Eby's home in Westport, Conn.


Cattle Ford
1889-1946, American

"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.


Early Morning, Brittany
1889-1946, American

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

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

Painting

The Old Mill
1833-1894, American

This is a lush, finely detailed landscape by Henry W. Kemper, painted in 1865, signed and dated on the lower left corner. Oil on canvas, 16 x 14 inches, in the original period gilt frame. Kemper paints a very peaceful image of this long forgotten mill. In this verdant summer scene, a traveler approaches the mill from the darkness of the forest just as the sun peeks through passing storm clouds.

Print

In Retrospect
1896-1965, American

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)

Drawing

Backview
1911-1992, American

This signed, charcoal on paper, portrait is by Paul Lewis Clemens. Sight size is 16 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches and is presented in a wooden frame. It is identified and titled on a label from James Vigeveno Galleries, Westwood Hills, Los Angeles, California, on the paper backing. A portrait, figure, genre and garden painter, Clemens studied at the University of Wisconsin with Oscar Hagen and the Art Institute of Chicago. He is best known for his movie star portraits of the Hollywood era in the 40s, but was also gifted for other styles, from French impressionism to Dutch linearity.