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James McBey
1883-1959, Scottish

Macduff
1883-1959, Scottish

A richly inked artist proof, this etching measures 11 7/8 x 7 1/2 inches, and was created in an edition of 76 in 1921, and is number 201 in the Hardie catalog. This image is signed, titled and dated within the plate and hand signed and inscribed "A" in ink below the image. This etching was originally sold by Kennedy & Co in 1922 and comes with the original label. McBey was one of the leading figures of the 'British Etching Revival', known for his atmospheric land and seascapes.


The Phoenician Coast
1883-1959, Scottish

This fine etching titled "The Phoenician Coast" depicts a rocky coast with mast ships in the distance. The image size measures 8 1/5 x 12 3/8 inches with adequate margins. Printed in 1934 in an edition of 80 it is plate signed and dated and also hand signed in pen and ink. McBey's love of the sea and boats is apparent in this landscape of the Syrian coast, near Tyre. Born into poverty he was a self-taught artist only to become the leading figure of the British Etching Revival. His works vary in subject and style but all reveal his masterful draughtsmanship and his sense of light.


Approaching New York
$1450.00
1883-1959, Scottish

Etching, image size 15 x 8 1/2 inches, 1934, cat: Hardie- 269, ed. 80, signed and editioned in black ink, pencil titled along bottom of sheet, also plate signed and inscribed "McBey New York 22 October 1929". Ref: "Fine Prints of the Year 1934"

Painting

Portrait of a Young Boy

This is a remarkable portrait painted in oil on cradled board, measuring 15 1/2 x 11 5/8 inches. This painting bears the faint signature and date "J. B. Greuze 1776" leading us to believe it may be painted by the French master Jean Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), although we have been unable to authenticate it. Because of this we are listing it as "European School", but it really is quite well painted and in the very distinct style of Greuze.

Print

La Joute
1687-1754, French

Engraving, image size: 6 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches, some condition issues

Drawing

All-y, All-y In Free
1932-2009, American

Gouache and graphite on paper, size 10 1/2 x 15 1/8 inches, signed lower left