Recent Acquisitions


Dust Storm
$1250.00
1896-1970, American

C. 1941. An early study for the well-known lithograph of the same name. The lithograph was an advertisement for Purlator Oil Filters in the 1941 Saturday Evening Post. Charcoal and ink on paper. Signed "Rob" in the lower right. Image size 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches on 12 x 12 inch medium weight wove type paper. An incredibly sharp drawing with dramatic chiaroscuro.


Barbizon Landscape
1849-1918, French

Pencil signed lithograph with extensive remarque in the lower left. Editioned in pencil in the lower right; number 5 in an edition of 40. Image measures 4 1/4 x 3 inches on 10 1/8 x 6 1/2 inch medium weight embossed wove type paper. This print has strong contrast and captures the sunlight in the landscape, even hinting at movement in the trees.


Salt Marshes
1864-1919, American

Plate signed and dated 1889 in the lower left. Image measures 4 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches on 7 7/8 x 19 7/8 inch medium weight wove type paper. An atmopsheric etching with a wide tonal range.


Drying Their Wings
1864-1919, American

Plate signed and dated 1889 in the lower left. Image measures 4 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches on 7 7/8 x 19 7/8 inch medium weight wove type paper. An atmopsheric etching of ships in still water.


Spirit of New England
1906-1978, American

A lithograph of a scene from Kennebunk, Maine. November 1956. Edition of 45. Catalog: Stuckey 234. Plate measures 9 1/8 x 17 3/4 inches on 13 1/2 x 21 1/2 inch medium weight wove type paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, editioned in the lower left.


The Storm
1889-1946, American

Giardina 191. C. 1937. Etching and sandpaper ground. Edition 100. Pencil signed and annotated "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. A coastal scene in Maine. Print measures 9 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches on 13 1/8 x 19 inch watermarked laid type paper.


Owl
1906-1978, American

Plate measures 9 x 7 3/8 inches on 11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inch paper. Printed in April, 1973. Greenport, New York. Catalog: Stuckey 351. Edition of 135. This print has a wide tonal range and incredible texture.


Bark Metis Making Harbor
1887-1953, American

Colored etching and aquatint. Artist's proof. Pencil signed in the lower right. Edition of 200. Catalog: Fletcher 133. Plate size: 11 3/4 x 17 3/4 inches on 18 x 23 inch medium weight wove type paper. C. 1923. A dramatic and beautifully colored maritime etching.


Gerona
1883-1959, Scottish

Signed and numbered in ink. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. C. 1921. Plate measures 7 3/8 x 12 7/8 on 8 3/4 x 15 inch laid type paper. Catalog: Hardie 213. Print 8 in an edition of 76. Born into poverty, McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited. This print has a unique perspective as well as a rich drypoint burr.


Quail Shooting
1896-1969, American

Plate measures 8 3/4 x 14 inches on 13 x 18 1/4 inch medium weight watermarked wove type paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, titled in the lower left. An excellent print that shows true mastery of light and movement, with a rich drypoint burr. This etching appears in his book "Sporting Etchings." Ripley 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.


Spring Visitors
1906-1978, American

Scene from Greenport, New York. Pencil signed in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Catalog: Stuckey 330. February 1970. Stone measures 14 7/8 x 11 1/8 inches on 20 x 15 inch medium weight wove type paper. Edition of 75. A terrifically sharp print of two woodpeckers caught in the sun. The woodpeckers have much more contrast than the rest of the image, making them stand out even more.


Wirehaired Fox Terrier
20th century, American

The blue background paper measures 9 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches. Signed in the lower left. The artist's choice of pastel was ideal for capturing the texture of this unique animal!


The Knight's Return
$225.00
1882-1964, British

Pencil signed "Airy" in the lower left. Remarque of a swan in the lower right. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 on 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inch wove type paper. The artist's flowing lines depict a dancing couple surrounded by shadowy, treacherous figures.


October
1903-1996, American

Plate initialed in the lower left. Pencil editioned and signed in the lower right. Edition of 75. Plate size 7 3/8 x 6 5/8 on 10 x 9 1/8 inch thin laid type paper. C. 1952. The artist has skillfully captured the variety of contours and textures found in nature and and makes good use of negative space in this lively print.


George, Duke of Buckingham, with his brother Francis
1729-1765, British

18th century mezzotint. Plate measures 19 x 12 1/2 inches on laid type paper. Inscribed at the bottom: "George Duke of Buckingham with his brother Francis, 1636. To his Grace Charles, Duke of Grafton. This Plate is humbly Inscrib'd by his Graces most Oblig'd Servant" below that: "Done by James McArdell from a Capital Picture of Van Dyck in the Royal Palace at Kensington, 1752." An incredibly skillful copy of this well known painting.


Shepard Child
1642-1682

An early old master engraving. Plate measures 10 x 15 1/8 inches. Inscribed in the lower left: "J Van Campen formis venetys," below that "Tan. in." and in the center "V. Lefebre del. et sculp".


Modernist Figure
1888-1971, American

Original woodblock print. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1934. Martin studied with Robert Henri at the ASL. He has exhibited in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1918 (solo); Calif. Art Club, 1919; Brooklyn Society of Min. Painters; Brooklyn Museum, 1933; NY World's Fair, 1939. His woodblock prints are quite rare..


Modernist Cityscape
1888-1971, American

Original woodblock print. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1934. Martin studied with Robert Henri at the ASL. He has exhibited in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 1918 (solo); Calif. Art Club, 1919; Brooklyn Society of Min. Painters; Brooklyn Museum, 1933; NY World's Fair, 1939. His woodblock prints are quite rare..


Mitsubishi Warehouse, Kobe
Japanese

Pencil signed "H. Kambara" in the lower right. Plate measures 7 x 14 1/8 on 11 x 18 1/4 inch medium weight watermarked wove type paper.


Porto of San-ah, China
Japanese

Plate measures 6 1/4 x 6 3/4 inches on 9 5/8 x 12 inch medium weight wove type paper. Signed "H. Kambara" in pencil in the lower right.

Painting

Dawn on the Seashore

This is an atmospheric 19th Century French painting attributed to Maxime Emile Louis Maufra (1861-1918). Oil on canvas, 8 3/4 x 14 inches, c. 1890s, unsigned, with a label on the back identifying the painting as Maufra's, framed. There is also a stamp on the back of the canvas "Blanchet 20 Rue Saint [Benoit?] Paris", a well known 19th century artist supply store. Although we cannot be certain of the artist, this is a well painted seascape with a subtle palette and lovely sense of light and atmosphere, and certainly appears to have been done by a very competent hand.

Print

Estes Park
1897-1992, American

This lithograph by the American artist Philip Cheney measures 8 5/8 x 12 3/4 inches and is pencil signed. AAA label with artist provenance included, in an edition of 250.

Drawing

Harlem Revival
1905-1963, American

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.