New York Stock Exchange
This is a great image of the New York Stock Exchange of the 1920s, with a fantastic sense of the hustle and bustle contained within the grand architecture of the trading floor. Etching, image size 10 7/8 x 12 3/4 inches, c. 1920s, pencil signed. A rich impression on medium weight wove type paper.
River Landscape with Ducks
This is an atmospheric landscape of a marshy riverbank, with several ducks nesting in the tall grasses. Watercolor on paper, sight size 5 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches, signed lower left, in a tasteful gilt frame.
A fine image of sailboats along the shore of Cape Cod, painted in watercolor on paper, sight size 12 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches, signed lower left, framed. Laurence Sisson was born in Maine and after serving in Japan in WWII, studied at the Yale Summer School. He became known for his seascapes of the New England coast as well as images of the American southwest.
This is a vibrant original watercolor by American artist Gordon Grant. The sight size is 14 1/2 x 21 1/4 inches, signed lower left, in a very fine gilt frame, identified with a label from Vose Galleries on the back of the frame. Gordon Grant was born in California and sent to Great Britain for his education. He worked as a staff artist for New York World and Harper's Weekly, covering both the Boer War and the Mexican Revolution, but became most widely known for his marine paintings and lithographs.
Landscape at Twilight
A beautiful dusky landscape by noted American Tonalist artist John Francis Murphy. Painted in oil on chamfered panel, this landscape measures 8 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches, 1921, indistinctly signed lower right, signed or identified and dated on the back, in a period gilt frame. John Francis Murphy was one of the leading artists of the American Tonalist movement in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A rare lithograph by Kerr Eby, this image of WWI was published in 1920 in an edition of 75- 100 impressions. Image size 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, cat: Giardina-45, pencil signed. Known for his delicate, atmospheric etchings, Eby created only four lithographs, all of which are images inspired by his service overseas during WWI. According to Giardina, the town of Chateau-Thierry was the site of a battle in 1918 which held the Germans back from their advance to Paris.
"Shadows" was published in 1936 in an edition of 175 for the American College Society of Print Collectors as part of a program to distribute prints in universities and libraries. 125 went to the program and Eby kept 50 for himself. He annotated some of these proofs with "Pub. Ed. 50." which this one has on the lower margin. It measures 10 1/4 x 14 7/8 inches, is pencil signed and is #186 in the Giardina catalog. Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artist of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms.
Romeyn De Hoogh
This woodcut by Leonard Baskin of the 19th C. Dutch etcher, Romeyn De Hoogh measures 26 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches and is pencil signed. Printed in an edition of 50, it was created c. 1968, on handmade, green toned paper.
This etching by Leonard Baskin, c. 1965, measures 36 x 14 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. An artist proof, printed on a hand-shaped etching plate, using a heavy weight paper. It is #522 in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalog. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. Baskin attended Yale University School of Fine Arts and founded The Gehenna Press. After a three year stint in the Navy, Baskin studied art under the GI Bill, traveling to France and Italy.
Cabin by the Fjord
This is an incredibly detailed, atmospheric Norwegian landscape of a small cabin at the edge of a fjord, the distant hills fading into a soft morning mist. It is painted in oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches, 1871, clearly signed "A Rasmussen 17" in the lower right corner, in an ornate period gilt frame.
Portrait of a Young Boy
This is a remarkable portrait painted in oil on cradled board, measuring 15 1/2 x 11 5/8 inches. This painting bears the faint signature and date "J. B. Greuze 1776" leading us to believe it may be painted by the French master Jean Baptiste Greuze (1725-1805), although we have been unable to authenticate it. Because of this we are listing it as "European School", but it really is quite well painted and in the very distinct style of Greuze.
Garden of Satanic Delights
This is a gorgeous, richly detailed triptych wood engraving, image size 7 x 12 1/4 inches, published in an edition of 200, 1971, pencil signed. The delicate lines, strong contrast and energetic composition bring an extraordinary lifelike quality to the wild plants in this image, making them seem as if they are spilling forth from the page.
Man in a Metal Cage
This is a very dramatic triptych wood engraving, the overall image size is 6 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches, 1977, pencil signed. A verse accompanies the images "I threw away the memory of the lash... Yawning hells of time... Small fields where children wait..."
Landscape of Suicides
This is an evocative triptych wood engraving by Barry Moser with incredibly rich texture and detail. The image size is 7 x 10 inches, 1977, pencil signed.
The Lady and the Merman
A very cool triptych wood engraving by Barry Moser, image size 6 x 12 1/2 inches, 1977, pencil signed. This triptych is titled "The Lady and the Merman" and is accompanied by the following verse "He sailed off on his great ship... She sat there still as the rock... Up from the depths came the merman..."
A dramatic triptych wood engraving, the three images are individually titled, "The Dump", "The Burying Ground", and "The Eucharist". The overall image size is 8 x 9 3/8 inches, 1977, pencil signed.
This is a truly stunning, lushly detailed original wood engraving by American artist Barry Moser. The image size is 13 3/4 x 15 inches, 1974, signed titled and dated within the image, pencil signed.
A very fine wood engraving by Barry Moser, this image measures 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches, 1978, pencil signed.
A graceful image of the woodland plant 'arisaema triphyllum', commonly known as 'jack in the pulpit', by Barry Moser. This wood engraving measures 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 inches, 1978, pencil signed.
A delicately rendered original wood engraving by Barry Moser, this image measures 8 x 6 inches, published in 1977, pencil signed.