Recent Acquisitions


Roger Bacon Seated on a Bench in Monks Robes
1853-1911, American

This 1903 engraving by William Bicknell, after Pyle, measures 10 3/8 x 18 inches. Pencil signed by Howard Pyle, l.l., and William Bicknell, l.r., The Bibliophile Society engraved seal in red ink, l.c., "Copyright Bibliophile Society 1903", u.l., remarque above Bicknell's signature. This print is from a portfolio of five etchings from an edition of 302 sets etched by William Bicknell, after a painting by Howard Pyle, published in Boston by the Bibliophile Society in 1903.


The Arrival
$275.00
20th Century, American

A beautiful lithograph done by the New York artist, Joan Root, measuring 9 x 13 inches. Pencil signed, titled and numbered on bottom margin. AAA label included with artist provenance.


A Dell, Helmingham Park, Suffolk.
1736-1837, English

This richly toned summer landscape by David Lucas, after John Constable, measures 5 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches. John Constable wanted a series of prints made based on his paintings that would stand as a summary of his lifetime achievements. David Lucas was chosen as the engraver and mezzotint the medium, because of its' velvety nature and tonal qualities. Constable wanted to capture the "chiaroscuro of nature" which the two men did jointly. Considered one of the most successful artist/engraver relationships in the history of British printmaking.


Vanneaux et Sarcelles
1833-1914, French

This etching and drypoint by Felix Bracquemond measures 10 x 7 5/8 inches, plate signed and dated, t.r., publisher and printer info on lower margin as well as title and publishers blindstamp, 1862. This is an example of Bracquemond's "Japonisme" style after being profoundly influenced by the work of Japanese master printmaker, Hokusai.


Gambel's Quail
1926-1995, American

This etching by Sheridan Oman measures 6 7/8 x 4 15/16 inches and is pencil signed and titled. Sheridan Oman was a desert recluse, residing most of his life in Tucson, Arizona. He studied under George Grosz and Kenneth Hayes Miller at the Arts Student League in NYC. Known for his native wildlife etchings, he was the staff artist at the Bronx Zoo and towards the end of his life at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum.


Vue de la Ville de Maaslins
1819-1891, Dutch

This 1862 etching by Johan Barthold Jongkind measures 8 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches and is plate signed and dated. Publisher info and title printed below image. III/VI, J-8, publishers blindstamp on l.c., framed.


Canal de Hollande Pres De Rotterdam
1819-1891, Dutch

This 1875 etching by Johan Barthold Jongkind measures 5 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches, plate signed and dated, IV/VI, J-19. Title, publisher and artist printed below image. Framed.


Sortie de la Maison Cochin (Faubourg Saint-Jacques)
1819-1891, Dutch

This 1878 etching by the Dutch artist, Johan Barthold Jongkind, measures 5 3/4 x 9 1/8 inches, plate signed and dated. Early proof before letters, D-20, II/IV. Framed.


Moulins en Hollande
1819-1891, Dutch

This 1861 etching by Johan Barthold Jongkind measures 5 1/4 x 7 1/4 inches, plate signed, framed. D-14, early proof before letters, 1/III.


Windy Day Cowes Week - Isle of Wight
1851-1931, British

A fine detailed etching by British printmaker, William Lionel Wyllie. Created c. 1915, it measures 6 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches and is pencil signed on the l.l. This is a great image of yacht racing in the Solent, where Cowes Week is an annual sailing event. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker, studying at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and then at the at the Royal Academy. At the age of 18, Wyllie won the Turner Gold Medal for his painting "Dawn After A Storm". He went on to have a long artistic career, specializing in paintings and etchings of the sea and the city of London.


Narragansett Bay
1835-1910, American

A lovely 1884 marine scene, by the American Luminist landscape painter, Edmund Darch Lewis. Sight size is 14 1/4 x 27 1/4 inches and is signed and dated on the lower right, watercolor with gouache, framed. A recognizable talent at an early age, Lewis studied under the German born, Hudson River School artist, Paul Weber. The Philadelphia Public Ledger described Lewis as "a tremendous talent, great freedom from tradition." His art was in high demand from the beginning and he developed a national following.


Early Autumn
1857 - 1915, American

This is a very atmospheric landscape by William C. Fitler, oil on canvas, 10 x 8 inches, c. 1890, signed in the lower left corner, in a period carved walnut frame. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Fitler studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and was known for his tonalist inspired landscapes of New York and New England. He exhibited his work widely in the late 19th century, including at the National Academy, the Brooklyn Art Club, the Boston Art Club, the Pennsylvania Academy, and the Art Institute of Chicago.


Herding the Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a very fine painting of a farmer herding his cows along a country road by Providence artist George Arthur Hays. Oil on canvas, 12 x 9 inches, 1908, signed in the lower left corner, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.


Pastoral Landscape with Cows
1854-1934, American

This is a great original painting by George Arthur Hays, with several cows resting in a verdant landscape. Oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches, 1908, signed lower left, signed and dated on the back of the canvas, in an ornate period gilt frame. George Arthur Hays was born in Greenville, NH, but lived for most of his adult life in Providence, Rhode Island. Although Hays had very little formal training, he was a successful artist known for his Barbizon inspired landscapes, many with cows or sheep.


Portrait of a Gentleman- Ruffed Grouse
1896-1982, American

This is a finely detailed original etching by American sporting artist William Joseph Schaldach. Image size 5 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches, c. 1930, pencil signed and inscribed. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening where he learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman.


The Cliff
1864-1940, American

This is a rare trial proof etching by Charles Woodbury, image size 5 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, c. 1920s, pencil signed and numbered "2". A rich impression with beautiful plate tone on a fine watermarked wove type paper. Charles Woodbury grew up in Lynn, Massachusetts and graduated from MIT with a degree in mechanical engineering. Although he had very little artistic training, Woodbury was a very successful artist from a young age; at 19 he was the youngest member of the Boston Art Club.


Ketch Thelma
1867-1951, American

This is a beautiful, richly inked original etching by Rockport artist Reynolds Beal, image size 9 1/4 x 12 3/4 inches, published in 1930, pencil signed and dated, framed. Beal was born and raised in New York City, but traveled extensively throughout his artistic career. He specialized in land and seascapes, some of his favorite locations were the North Shore of Massachusetts and the Florida Keys. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club, the National Academy of Design, The American Watercolor Society, The Society of American Engravers and the National Arts Council.


Yachting- Marblehead Harbor
1867-1951, American

A fine original etching, this image measures 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, published in 1929 in a small edition of 28, pencil signed and dated, framed. Reynolds Beal was born and raised in New York City, but traveled extensively throughout his artistic career. He specialized in land and seascapes, some of his favorite locations were the North Shore of Massachusetts and the Florida Keys. He was a member of the Salmagundi Club, the National Academy of Design, The American Watercolor Society, The Society of American Engravers and the National Arts Council.


Pines at Sunset
1871-1954, Swedish-American

This is a great original lithograph by Birger Sandzen. The image size is 7 x 9 7/8 inches, c. 1930, pencil signed and dated. Sandzen was born in Sweden and studied with Anders Zorn and Richard Berg before moving to Paris to study with Edmund Aman-Jean. In 1894 he accepted a teaching position at Bethany College in Kansas, where lived and taught for the rest of his life. He was a noted painter and printmaker and an important member of the Prairie Print Makers, who selected his print "A Kansas Creek" as their first gift print.


Summertime
1871-1954, Swedish-American

A remarkably dynamic image of a clear summer day, this linocut measures 9 x 12 inches, published in 1928, cat: Greenough-52, pencil signed and titled. Sandzen was born in Sweden and studied with Anders Zorn and Richard Berg before moving to Paris to study with Edmund Aman-Jean. In 1894 he accepted a teaching position at Bethany College in Kansas, where lived and taught for the rest of his life. He was a noted painter and printmaker and an important member of the Prairie Print Makers, who selected his print "A Kansas Creek" as their first gift print.

Painting

Harvest Time

A well done watercolor of an Italian harvesting scene measuring 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. It is signed on the l.r. but at this time we are unable to decipher it. Matted and framed. (M)

Print

Making A Passage
1873-1943, British

Etching, drypoint, image size 6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 1929, Hurst 75, ink signed and numbered "Arthur Briscoe" l.r., 68/75 l.l.

Drawing

Tulips and Fruit Stllife
1893-1986, American

Watercolor, image size 17 X 12 inches, pencil signed