Recent Acquisitions


Claudine
1872-1936, French

This beautifully colored etching and aquatint portrait measures 12 x 9 3/4 inches on 24 x 17 3/8 inch arches laid type paper. Print 26 in an edition of 65. C. 1903. Published by Sagot, Paris. 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.


Shadows
1889-1946, American

C. 1936. Edition of 175. Catalog: Giardina 186. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. Plate measures 10 1/4 x 14 7/8 inches on 12 3/4 x 18 inch laid type paper. This etching was based on Eby's World War I experiences in France. This print is a beautiful study in light and shadow.


La Grande Bergère
1887-1943, French

Print 61 in an edition of 75. Signed in the lower left, editioned in the lower right. Plate initialed and dated "1926" in the lower right. Second state. Catalog: Laboureur 323. The image depicts the cliffs along the coast of Penestin, France. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches on 15 x 9 5/8 inch watermarked wove type paper. Collector's stamp on back. This print has very fine engraved lines and a very whimsical style. Laboureur studied at the Academie Julian under Auguste Lepere before traveling extensively throughout Germany, Italy and Greece.


The New Maid
$1850.00
1860-1920, Swedish

Plate signed and dated 1909 in the lower left, pencil signed in the lower right. Catalog: Hjert and Hjert 208. A rare print! Collector's stamp in the lower right edge of the sheet. Plate measures 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches on 16 1/2 x 12 1/4 inch watermarked laid type paper. Richly inked with good plate tone, this print is likely an early proof.


Wet
1860-1920, Swedish

Pencil signed in the lower right, plate signed in the lower right and dated 1911. Catalog: Hjert and Hjert 260. Plate measures 6 1/8 x 4 3/4 inches on 11 3/4 x 9 5/8 inch watermarked laid type paper. A beautifully luminous print with lots of texture.


The Swan
$1675.00
1860-1920, Swedish

Pencil signed in the lower right, plate signed and dated "1915" in the lower right. Catalog: Hjert & Hjert 276. Printed in warm-tone ink. Plate measures 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches on 17 1/8 x 12 3/4 inch cream laid watermarked Van Gelder Zonen paper. This print has stunning luminosity and displays Zorn's skill with line as he has forgone direct outlines of the subject in favor of filling in the negative spaces instead.


The Avenue
$625.00
1903-1996, American

Pencil signed in the lower right, titled in the lower left. C. 1926. A scene from Berkeley, CA. Print measures 7 7/8 x 6 1/2 inches in a 13 1/2 x 12 3/4 gold frame. Kloss No. 94. The stylized lines in the trees capture the essence of life and movement in what most would consider a still subject.


Upland
1907-1980, American

Pencil signed in the lower right. 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 inches on 12 1/4 x 17 1/4 inch medium weight wove type paper. A well-illuminated lithograph with soft lines and good tonal value. An Associated American Artists print.


A Lady Dressed in a Fur Coat
1877-1942, Czech

Plate measures 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches on 14 x 11 inch medium weight wove type paper. C. 1905. Catalog: Novak 33. Edition of 50. This is a rare, very early print of his. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right with the word "Paris." Plate initialed on the left hand side. Rich drypoint burr with extensive use of plate tone.


The Doorway of the Bishop, Palencia Cathedral
1887-1953, American

Print measures 13 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches on 16 1/2 x 9 3/4 inch watermarked laid type paper. Pencil signed and dated "1950" in the lower right. Third state. Edition of 308. Number 15 in his "Spanish Church" series. Catalog: Fletcher 418. This is an exquisitely detailed print with strong contrast!


The Lantern
1889-1946, American

C. 1931. Edition of 100. A dark, rich impression with lovely use of plate tone. Catalog: Giardina 162. Pencil signed in the lower right, with "imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. Plate measures 10 x 12 1/2 inches on 13 1/2 x 15 3/4 inch watermarked wove type paper.


Landscape with Grazing Cattle
1848-1923, American

12 x 18 inch oil on canvas painting of cows grazing in a sunlit field, with Mount Monadnock in the background. Framed in a beautiful 17 1/2 x 23 1/4 inch gold frame. Signed in the lower right, "W.P. Phelps."


Autumn Birches
1848-1923, American

A wonderful forest interior of birches in autumn. Oil on canvas painting, 14 x 20 inches in a deeply carved 23 x 28 inch gold frame. Signed in the lower left "W.P. Phelps."


Woodland Brook
1848-1923, American

A lovely view of a shadow dappled mountain brook in Autumn. This oil on canvas painting measures 18 x 24 inches in a 23 x 28 1/2 inch modern gilt frame. Signed "W. P. Phelps" in the lower left. C. 1900.


Cattle Watering
1848-1923, American

Framed oil on canvas of cows watering with Mount Monadnock in the background, this painting measures 12 x 18 inches, signed "W.P. Phelps" in the lower right. 17 3/4 x 24 1/4 inch gold frame from Maker's picture and frame shop in Lowell, Massachusetts.


A Jersey Shore
1886-1966, British

Hand signed in pen and ink and numbered 61 in an edition of 100, plate measures 7 3/8 x 10 7/8 on 10 1/4 x 15 1/2 inch laid type paper. Plate signed and dated 1929. This is an atmospheric print with excellent chiaroscuro.


Poor People, Jersey
1886-1966, British

Drypoint etching measures 10 x 7 1/2 inches on 14 3/4 x 10 inch laid type paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 12 in an edition of 100 in the lower left. Plate signed in the lower right and dated 1926. This print has good plate toning and use of line to suggest depth and space.


Road to The Farm
1886-1966, British

Pencil signed in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. C. 1931. Plate measures 10 1/4 x 8 inches on 15 3/4 x 10 5/8 inch watermarked laid type paper. Print 36 in an edition of 100. Catalog: Appleby 149. This atmospheric print exemplifies Blampied's skillful and unique use of line to create depth and shadow. Featured in Illustrated Fine Prints of the Year in 1929.


Quai Aux Fleurs
1877-1942, Czech

Color etching and aquatint. Pencil signed in the lower right and numbered 64 in the lower left. Edition of 300. Plate initialed in the lower center. Catalog: Baker 183, Novak 371. Published in L'Estampe Moderne in 1922. Plate measures 12 1/2 x 15 1/2 inches in an 18 1/2 x 21 7/8 inch black and gold frame. Provenance Kennedy & Co. Rare Prints, according to a stamp on the back of frame.


Riders
20th C.

Pencil signed in the lower right and titled in the lower left. Ca. 1950. Plate measures 4 7/8 x 7 3/8 inches on 9 x 12 1/2 inch wove type paper. This print has good plate toning, lovely crosshatched shading, and a composition that draws the eye to what the figures are looking at.

Painting

The Whalemen
$9800.00
1875-1962, American

A beautiful framed seascape by the American artist, Gordon Grant. Canvas size is 28 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, c. 1940, signed l.l., titled on backing, owned by the same family since 1971. Gordon Grant was born in California. At 13 years of age he traveled alone to Great Britain on a sailing vessel, around Cape Horn, for his education. This experience stayed with him for the rest of his life. He is most widely known for his marine paintings and fine prints.

Print

Street with Temple
1875-1951, American

Etching, image size: 6 5/8 x 7 5/8 inches, plate signed lower left

Drawing

European Castle
1844-1920, American

Drawing, image size 10 1/4 x 17 inches