This 1880 etching by Mary Nimmo Moran measures 7 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and plate dated. Mary Nimmo Moran was one of the leading women etchers of the late 19th century, and along with her husband, Thomas Moran was at the forefront of the etching revival. Known for her originality and boldness of her etchings, Mary Nimmo Moran was a member of the Society of Painter- Etchers and the only female member of the Fellows of London's Royal Society of Painter-Etchers.
This 1920 etching by the American artist Joseph Pennell measures 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 inches, pencil signed, edition of probably 50 proofs, cat: Wuerth 740. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes. He also printed many of his own images.
A great New York etching by Joseph Pennell, measuring 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, published in 1921, cat: Wuerth-785, pencil signed "JoPennell imp", the "imp" indicating that Pennell printed this impression himself. This is a early trial proof of the published state.
This 1936 etching with drypoint by the American artist, Aiden Lassell Ripley, measures 7 x 5 3/8 inches, pencil signed, dated and titled. Aiden Lassell Ripley was a very successful sporting artist in 20th century America. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation.
20th Century, American
This c. 1920's etching by Mona France measures 5 5/8 x 7 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled.
This is a very fine original woodblock in colors, image size 10 3/8 x 15 inches, c. 1950s, with the artist and publisher's stamps in the right margin, from the series of "Scenes of Sacred Places and Historic Landmarks.
A vibrant original Japanese woodblock in colors, image size 10 3/8 x 15 inches, c. 1950s, artist and publisher stamps in the right margin, from the series "The Eight Views of Japan" depicting the "Marriage Rocks" near the town of Furami.
This is a superb original sporting etching, image size 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches, 1936, pencil signed, titled and dated. Aiden Lassell Ripley was a very successful sporting artist in 20th century America. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation.
This is an atmospheric original etching and aquatint in colors, image size 14 3/8 x 14 1/4 inches, published by Georges Petit in 1911, blindstamp 'Cercle Librairie Estampes HTV'in the lower left margin, pencil signed and numbered '13'. Although this etching is pencil signed we have not been able to decipher the signature; it certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand and is quite reminiscent of the work of T F Simon and Luigi Kasimir.
This is an extremely rare original engraving by Italian artist Agostino Carracci (1557-1602) titled "Apollo and the Python". The image size is 9 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches, sheet size 9 7/8 x 14 inches, state I/III, published c. 1589-1592 in honor of the marriage of Grand Duke Ferdinand I and Christina of Lorraine. This is an early state before the lettering was added for the published state, on a very early laid type paper with margins of 1/8 to 1/4 inch.
This remarkable etching is one of Eby's finest prints, and is featured on the front cover of the Giardina catalog. The image size is 8 5/8 x 15 5/8 inches, published in an edition of 100 in 1931, cat: Giardina-168, pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. This image is one of several landscapes Eby made depicting his house in Westport, Connecticut and with it's rich tonal range and vivid contrasts, it is by far one of his most impressive images.
This is a very fine original woodblock in colors by Japanese artist Ohara Koson. The image size is 9 3/4 x 6 5/8 inches, published by Watanabe in 1930, on a handmade mulberry paper, framed.Ohara Koson was a Japanese printmaker and a leader of the 'Shin-Hanga' (new print) movement of the early 20th century in Japan. He was known for his images of plants and animals in their natural habitat, many of which were exported to Europe and America where they were in high demand from the beginning and remain favorites for collectors today.
A lovely oil on canvas, c. 1905, measuring 15 x 12 inches, initials on the lower left corner of the painting,"A.T.S". Boston School early 20th century, with Boston canvas label on the back.
This is a very sweet painting of a young girl, unsigned, 19th C., oil on canvas, measuring 21 x 17 inches, label on canvas backing.
This framed serigraph by Harry Shokler measures 18 1/2 x 14 1/4 inches and is hand signed in ink within the image, framed. Artist provenance on label on backing. Harry Shokler was born in Ohio and studied at the Cincinnatti Art Academy and the New York School of Fine and Applied Arts. Known as a Regionalist painter and printmaker, Shokler was one of the pioneers of the serigraph or silkscreen process of printmaking and in 1946 wrote one of the foremost books on the process, the "Artist's Manual for Silkscreen Printmaking".
This etching with drypoint by Frank Benson measures 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches, 1919, pencil signed, in an edition of 89, cat: Ordeman-163, framed. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.
This 1931 wood engraving by the Canadian artist, Walter Phillips measures 3 1/2 x 5 inches and is pencil signed. Received as a Christmas greeting, included original personal handwritten card.
This etching by the Mid West artist, Charles Dahlgreen measures 7 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. Dahlgreen attended the Art Institute of Chicago and studied under Frederick W. Freer. Like many Mid West artists, he spent time in the artists' colony of Brown County, Indiana which was formed in the early 1900s by artists who were attracted by the undisturbed picturesque landscape known as Peaceful Valley.
This 1960 woodblock print by the Russian/American artist, Jacques Hnizdovsky measures 13 3/4 x 20 inches, pencil signed, numbered 59/100, titled and dated. Hnizdovshy studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and Zagreb before moving to the US in 1949. Heavily influenced by Japanese woodblock prints and those of the master printmaker, Albrecht Durer, he created many prints on rice paper depicting scenes of New York including the Bronx Zoo and many of the public gardens where he was a well known figure.
20th Century, American
This wood engraving by the American artist R. A. Botsford measures 7 1/8 x 5 5/8 inches and is pencil signed.