This etching and drypoint by Levon West, published in 1930, measures 9 3/8 x 15 1/8 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered on the lower margin. Levon West grew up a preacher's son in North Dakota. He attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in business before he turned to art. In a pivotal moment in his life, West traveled to the east coast where he met Joseph Pennell, who recognized his talent and encouraged him to study art and printmaking. West studied etching with Pennell as well as at the Art Students League in New York.
1872- c.1950, American
Dusk on the Riverbank
Watercolor on paper, 11 x 15 inches, 1946, signed and dated lower right.
This is a very fine color woodblock print by English artist John Platt. The image size is 9 1/8 x 12 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 100 in 1925, pencil signed, titled and numbered. Platt was a successful 20th century artist and teacher known for his paintings, color woodblock prints and stained glass design. He was a member many prestigious artist associations, including the Royal College of Art, the National Society of Art Masters, and from 1938-1953 was president of the Society of Graver-Printers in Colour.
Through the Meadows
This is a beautiful, richly inked original etching by Peter Moran, image size 13 x 19 7/8 inches, published in 1886 by Klackner. It is state IV/IV, cat: Wright-92, pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. This image is listed with the title "Through the Meadow Stream" in the Wright catalog, although there are several alternate titles including the one that appears on this impression.
Portrait of a Man
Wood engraving, image size 20 x 13 1/2 inches, c. 1950s. This is a very rare unsigned proof, which does not appear in the Fern & O'Sullivan catalog. We believe this portrait to be of 17th century French artist Jacques Callot, whom Baskin greatly admired and included in his series of etchings, "Portraits of Ten Artists" in 1964.
Fleet Street, London
This is a very richly inked original etching and aquatint in colors by Austrian artist Luigi Kasimir, titled "Fleet Street, London." This image is one of several views of Fleet St. with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral rising in the background, that Kasimir created in the 1920s. This image measures 19 3/8 x 12 7/8 inches, published in 1925 in an edition of 150, pencil signed and numbered "46/150". Kasimir specialized in city scenes and landmarks, and traveled throughout Europe and America creating many spectacular color etchings.
Bridge of Sighs, Venice
A richly inked etching by W. H. Sweet after a painting by John Shapland, image size 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches, c. 1920s, 'Fine Art Trade Guild' blindstamp lower left, pencil signed by both Sweet and Shapland.
This etching by Louis C. Rosenberg measures 4 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches. Published in 1925, it is plate signed and dated and also pencil signed on the lower right border. Rosenberg studied architecture at the University of Oregon before moving into architectural etching, studying at the American Academy in Rome and the Royal College of Art in London. The majority of his work was of European buildings with historic significance.
The Blacksmith Shop
This charcoal drawing by John(Jack)Fenton measures 10 x 14 inches and is pencil signed on the lower right corner. In this image, Fenton depicts local characters gathering at the blacksmith shop to catch up on daily events. Fenton was a native of New York and studied at Columbia University and the New York School of Art. He became a painter, illustrator and teacher with his works exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago.
Clovelly High Street, Devon, England
This etching, after a painting by the artist, measures 11 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right and comes with a label identifying the artist and location.
20th Century, American
Along the Bank
This etching by Arthur C. Taylor measures 5 x 7 inches. Printed in an edition of 100, on medium weight paper with wide margins, it is plate signed and also pencil signed, title and numbered on the lower margin. A very atmospheric image created by Taylors' placement of a richly inked wooded foreground illuminated by the light filtering through the trees in the background.
Societe des Amis des Arts de le Somme
This etching by Louise Ibels measures 10 1/8 x 7 inches. Created in 1964, it is plate titled and dated on the lower left and pencil signed on the lower right. This artists proof is done on a heavy weight paper with wide margins.
The Rocky Cove
Watercolor on paper, sight size 11 x 14 3/8 inches, c. 1930s, signed lower left, framed. Carroll Bill was an artist and architect, studying at Harvard Architectural School. He was a member of many artist's associations, including the Boston Architectural Club, the Boston Society of Architects, the Boston Society of Watercolor Painters, the New York Society of Watercolor Painters, the New York Watercolor Club and the Springfield Art League.
20th Century, American
Watercolor on paper, sight size 13 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches, c. 1960s, signed in the lower right corner, in the original silver metal frame with the artist's stamp on the back. Wotiz graduated from Brown University and became known for her oils and watercolors of the New England landscape and shoreline. She was a member of the North Shore Arts Association, the Concord Art Association and the Western Maine Art Group.
Morning on the Cape
This is an atmospheric early morning seaside scene by American artist William Worcester Churchill. Pastel on paper, sight size 12 x 18 inches, c. 1900, signed lower left, in a very fine period gilt frame. William Churchill was born and raised in Massachusetts, and attended the Boston Museum School before traveling to Paris to study with Leon Bonnat. When he returned to Boston he opened a studio on Irvington St. and began a very successful artistic career, becoming well known for his indoor scenes and portraits as well as his landscapes in oils and pastels.
Fishermen's Houses, Cape Ann
This is a very fine original etching by Stephen Parrish, published by Keppel in 1881. The image size is 12 x 19 inches, cat: Schneider-49, plate signed and titled, pencil signed. According to Schneider, this atmospheric image of the Massachusetts shore was one of Parrish's most popular etchings. This print features a very richly inked impression with beautiful plate tone, printed on a medium weight wove type paper with ample margins.
York Minster- West Front
A delicately rendered original etching with drypoint, plate size 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, published in 1923, cat: Dickins-78, pencil signed. Walcot was born in Russia, the son of a British father and Russian mother. His family traveled extensively throughout Europe as well as South America, and Walcot was educated in Paris and Russia, graduating with a degree in architecture from the Imperial Academy of the Arts in Moscow. He worked as an architect briefly in Russia before moving to England in 1906.
This engraving of a busy street in Jeypore, India measures 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed by the artist on the lower margin.
Terpidarium, Thermae of Caracalla
This D.Y. Cameron etching created in 1924 measures 7 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches. It is plate signed and pencil signed "D.Y. Cameron". Late afternoon shadows fall on the walls of the public baths in Rome built during the reign of Emperor Caracalla.
Old and New Boston
This Sears Gallagher etching measures 13 x 6 inches and is pencil signed on the lower left margin. A ghostly image of the Boston Custom House Tower looms in the background contrasting with a much more detailed foreground of city dwellers going about their daily routine.