This is a very cool original etching of the artist's hands and etching tools working an etching plate. The image size is 5 1/2 x 8 7/16 inches, published in 1865, state V/VII, cat: Schneiderman- 84, plate signed. A very rich impression on BFK watermarked laid type paper. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler.
A great etching of a bustling Turkish market, this image measures 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, published in 1927, from the series "Constantinople Etchings by L. C. Rosenberg", pencil signed. Louis C. Rosenberg was a successful artist and architect; he studied at several prestigious Universities- The University of Oregon, Eugene, the American Academy in Rome, the Royal College of Art, London, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and continued to practice both art and architecture throughout his long career.
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.
This is a vibrant original hand colored etching by American artist D. P. Tyson. The image size is 12 x 14 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 100, pencil signed "DP Tyson, imp", the 'imp' indicating that Tyson printed this impression himself. This etching comes in the original frame, with a label on the back indicating that this image was "printed in color by hand at one printing and without retouching". Tyson was known for his decorative, Asian influenced color etchings very much in the style of Elyse Ashe Lord.
A delicately colored aquatint of the Grampion Mountain range in the Scottish Highlands, this image measures 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 150, c. 1930, pencil signed and titled.
An early etching by Gene Kloss, this is a very richly inked scene of boats moored on the quiet harbor waters of San Francisco Bay. The image size is 9 x 10 inches, published in 1935 in a small edition of 75, pencil signed, titled and numbered. Gene Kloss was born in California as Alice Geneva Glasier, changing her name when she married the poet, Phillip Kloss in 1925. On their honeymoon, the Kloss's traveled to and fell in love with Taos, New Mexico.
This beautiful New England landscape by A.V. Diehl is framed in its original oak frame. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, c. 1910, signed on the l.r. Diehl was a prominent Cape Cod artist, largely self-taught, refusing to be part of any organized artist group. He was known for his landscapes, scenes of Cape Cod dunes and everyday life on the coast.
This delicate woodblock print by Keishu Takeuchi was created in 1911. Sight size is 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches. It is matted and framed. The Bungei Kurabu publishers seal in on the l.l. with the artists seal on the u.r. Takeuchi was a student of the famous Meiji artist, Tsukioka Yoshitoshi. Takeuchi worked as an illustrator making mainly kuchi-e frontispiece illustrations for magazines and novels.
This 1991 hand painted, paper mache box measures 3 inches wide, 5 1/2 inches tall and is 1 1/2 inches deep. It is initialed and dated l.l. A decorative motif surrounds the bottom edge of the box as well as the edge of the hinged cover piece. The inside of this lacquered box is painted a brilliant red.
This bronze tazza measures 4 1/2 inches tall by 6 inches wide. It has the initials "B.D." on the bottom along with the number "496".
This Parian Ware sculpture of a woman coming home from the market measures 11 inches tall. There is "W" located on the bottom of the piece.
This lovely bronze miniature of a woman measures 3 inches tall and is secured to a 2 3/4 inch piece of ivory.
This bronze sculpture by Harold Cheney Cash measures 8 3/4 inches tall and is secured on a 3 1/2 inch wooden base. It is signed on the l.r. A metal plaque located on the front holds the artist's name and birth date. A label on the back has artist provanance. Cash was one of the founding members of the Sculptors Guild in NY.
This is a gorgeous original mezzotint, image size 6 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches, published in a small edition of 30 in 1935, reproduced in "Fine Prints of the Year 1935", pencil signed and numbered. Alessandro Mastro-Valerio was born and raised in Italy and studied at the Salvatore Rosa Art Institute in Naples before moving to the United States. He became known for his graceful mezzotints of female nudes; this image is one of his earliest mezzotints, yet his distinctive style of richly sculptural figures and a deep, atmospheric sense of light and shadow is already well established.
A quiet nocturnal scene, this color woodblock measures 9 x 13 3/8 inches, published c. 1930s. There is an artist signature stamp in the image, but we have been unable to identify it.
This c. 1870's landscape of life on the farm by Alfred Cornelius Howland measures 17 x 13 inches and is signed on the l.l. Oil on canvas, laid on board and framed in a gold period gilt frame. Howland was born in Walpole, NH in 1838. Early in his career he learned the art of engraving and studied drawing and lithography in Boston. At the age of 22 he traveled to Germany to study at the Royal Academy and from there to Paris, where he studied with the talented Barbizon artists, Corot, Millet and Rousseau whose tonalist influence affected Howland's style for the remainder of his career.
A very fine etching of a small farm in the British countryside, this image measures 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches, published in an edition of 75, c. 1928, pencil signed, numbered and titled. Charles Tunnicliffe grew up on a farm in Sutton, England before earning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Art in London. His rural farming background stayed with him into adulthood and greatly influenced his artwork; he became known for his remarkably lifelike images of farm animals, draft horses and oxen in particular, in which he beautifully captures the heft and the strength of the mighty creatures.
A luminous original wood engraving by American Regionalist artist Rockwell Kent, this image measures 7 x 5 inches, published in 1933 for the Literary Guild of America, cat: Burne Jones-103, pencil signed, framed. Trained as a realist painter, Kent studied with William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, Arthur Wesley Dow, and Abbott Handerson Thayer; although he developed his own unique style and today is known as an American Symbolist and Regionalist artist.
This is a very fine original seascape by American artist Paul Saling. Oil on masonite, 14 x 13 3/4 inches, c. 1930, signed, in a modern heavily gilded art deco style frame. Born in Germany, Saling emigrated to America through Ellis Island in 1893 at the age of 17. He was a successful decorator and artist first in New York City, then in Hartford, Connecticut. In the late 1920s, he moved to Lyme, Connecticut, the setting for many of his landscapes.
This original lithograph by Alexander Brook measures 8 x 6 inches and is pencil signed on the l.r. Brook was mainly a landscape, still life and studio nude artist. He painted in the Realist tradition. In 1930 one of his oils won him 2nd prize to Picasso's 1st prize at the Carnegie International exhibition. At the early age of 17 he enrolled in the Art Students League and became friends with many of his fellow art students, including Raphael Soyer and eventually married the well known artist, Peggy Bacon.