Manuel Robbe
1872-1936, French

L'Equipage Retourne (The Crew Returns)
1872-1936, French

A luminous color etching with aquatint by Manuel Robbe, under his pseudonym Alphonse Lafitte. Image size 19 x 11 7/8 inches, published in Paris in 1920, pencil signed "A Lafitte", with a blindstamp in the lower left margin. Manuel Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium during the ‘Belle Epoch’ of early 20th century France. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.


L'Album d'Image
$1850.00
1872-1936, French

Etching with aquatint, image size 19 1/2 x 15 inches, 1903, pencil signed and notated "Epreuve Unique en Noir," meaning that this is the only proof printed in black ink before the plate was faced with steel and the edition of 65 was printed. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.


Femme a L'Estampe
$2400.00
1872-1936, French

Color aquatint, 1906, ed. 100, 21 X 14 7/8", pencil signed, framed

Painting

Cascade de Glandieu

Watercolor on paper, image size 14 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches, laid down on board, unsigned but information on back in French denotes location.

Print

Recess - The District School
1870-1944, American

This etching by George Shorey measures 7 1/8 x 11 7/8 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right margin. Games of marbles, jump-rope, crack the whip, baseball, tag, telling of tall tales, the teacher admonishing a student, and let us not forget the sneaking out of detention game all rendered in this one image illustrates Shorey's attention to detail and his ability to create energy and movement on a two dimensional surface.

Drawing

Christmas Card 1945
1872- c.1950, American

Ink and pencil drawing, 1945, image size 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches.