George Bellows
1882-1925, American

Amour
1882-1925, American

This lithograph by George Bellows measures 17 3/4 x 14 inches and is house in a fine gilt frame with a linen liner. Created in 1923 in an edition of 52, from the series "Men Like Gods," based on the novel by H.G. Wells. It is #158 in the Mason catalog. This image is printed by Bolton Brown with his signature on the lower left and is pencil signed and titled by Bellows and also plate signed. In 1904 George Bellows left his hometown in Ohio to study at the New York School of Art under Robert Henri, becoming involved with Henri's "The Eight" as well as the Ashcan School.

Painting

View Near High Tor
1812-1879, American

Watercolor, image size 9 1/2 x 9 3/4 inches, 1855. Hill started his career as an aquatint engraver in his father's studio before moving on to watercolors and landscape painting. At the age of 21 he was entered into the National Academy of Design. In this beautiful landscape notice his use of stippling and tiny brushstroke work that create the layers of color, shadow and light. Later in life he was one of the founding members of the Society for the Advancement of Truth in Art. His work is found in the Brooklyn Museum, the Hood Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Print

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.

Drawing

White Birches, Silver Lake
1872- c.1950, American

Pencil drawing of white birches by Dexter Dawes, 1916, Silver Lake, measures 11 x 8 1/4 inches. Title and date on lower right.