Recent Acquisitions

The Cabin
1860-1920, Swedish

Drypoint etching from 1917. Catalog: Asplund 279. Pencil signed in the lower right. Black ink on laid type paper. Third state. Plate size measures 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches in a 17 1/2 x 22 inch gold frame. Zorn's incredible linework gives these figures a soft look.

Summertide, Vermont
1896-1965, American

C. 1946. Block initaled, pencil signed. Block measures 4 3/4 x 9 inches on 6 1/2 x 10 3/4 inch wove type paper.
Catalog: Springfield 80. Published by Associated American Artists, N.Y. A richly inked impression with incredibly crisp lines.

Winter Weather
1896-1965, American

C. 1951. Published by Associated American Artists. Catalog: Springfield 92. Edition of 250. Initialed in the block and signed in pencil. This print is illustrated on the cover of the catalog raisonne published by the MFA. Block measures 5 x 8 7/8 inches on 7 1/8 x 11 inch medium weight wove type paper. A very atmospheric print with good composition.

Edward MacDowell
1902-1979, American

A woodblock print of composer Edward MacDowell from 1938. Plate signed in the lower right and ink signed below the image. Plate size measures 10 x 8 inches on 14 1/8 x 10 1/2 inch wove type paper. A sharp and creative portrait of the composer surrounded by some of the things that inspired him.

Le Chef d'oeuvre
1886-1966, British

Drypoint from 1931. Edition of 100. Catalog: Appleby 145. Plate measures 11 3/4 x 9 inches on 15 7/8 x 10 1/4 inch laid type paper. Plate signed and dated in the lower right, pencil signed below the image. Blampied focuses all of the detail in the faces of the two figures, capturing the exact moment that the chef tastes his masterpiece in this intriguing print. This is his most famous print!

En Promenade
1886-1966, British

Drypoint from 1932. Signed in ink below the image. Inscription in lower right reads: "Impression selected for my friend Harold Bailey - E. Blampied" 1/100. Plate size measures 8 3/8 x 11 7/8 on 11 1/2 x 17 1/4 inch laid type paper. A richly inked, atmospheric print.

District School House
1889-1971, New England

Wood engraving from 1942. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. Edition of 250. Image measures 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches on 9 x 12 inch wove type paper. An incredibly sharp, bright print. Nason captures the light in this image perfectly. Catalog: BPL 333. Published by the Associated American Artists, New York.

Midsummer 1942
1889-1971, New England

Edition of 300. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1942. For the Marblehead Arts Association.
Catalog: BPL 330. Image measures 5 x 8 inches on 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch thin cream wove type paper. A sharply detailed print with strong contrast.

Tod und Alte (Death and the Old)
1872-1942, German

Etching from 1896. Catalog: Rief 11, Wohl 11d (von f). An early impression. Pencil signed in the lower right with the word "Worpswede," the artist's colony that he was a part of. Image size measures 5 1/2 x 3 inches, plate measures 6 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches, on laid 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inch paper. A haunting image with interesting linework.

Première Danseuse (Soloist)
1863-1951, French

Etching, aquatint, and drypoint. IV/VII state. April 1st, 1908. Catalog: Arwas 363. Seven states. Plate signed in the upper right, pencil signed and numbered in the lower right. Collector's stamp in the lower right. Numbered 89 in an edition of 100. Image size measures 15 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches on 20 1/4 x 14 1/4 inch wove type paper. A dramatic, ethereal print with a wide tonal range, using light to convey that the dancer is about to go onstage.

Perce Rock, Quebec
1888-1969, American

Watercolor and gouache of Perce Rock, Gaspe Peninsula, Quebec. Signed in the lower right. This painting was signed in the early 1930's, before his acceptance into the National Academy. Sight size 17 x 21 inches in a 25 x 29 inch frame. The artist manages to make an overcast day come to life with color and expressive lines.

Self Portrait
1922-2000, American

Self portrait of the artist at age 55. Lithograph from 1977. Number 52 in an edition of 200. Signed and numbered by artist in pencil. Image size 15 x 13 inches on 20 x 23 1/2 inch paper in a 24 x 27 inch frame. A dramatic and mysterious portrait.

1922-2000, American

Color lithograph from 1975. Edition of 100. Image size 40 x 25 inches in a 43 1/2 x 32 inch orange frame. From Baskin's Old Testament series. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil, number 70 in an edition of 100. Printed in nine colors. An evocative and colorful print.

Two Cats
1902-1980, Japanese

Color woodblock print from 1964. Image measures 21 x 16 inches on 24 x 18 inch thin wove type paper. Number 180 in an edition of 210. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. A cubist composition of two regal cats.

Coming to Anchor
1837-1926, American

Etching from 1885 after Harry Chase. Pencil signed by both. Printed on chine-collé. Remarqué of an anchor in the lower left. Catalog: Gilcrease 51, Klackner 43, iii/iii. roulette and sandpaper ground. Some even light toning. A well-inked impression of this rare early American etching. Plate size measures 14 7/8 x 29 3/4 inches in a 20 3/4 x 35 1/2 inch frame.

Little Calais Pier
1818-1910, British

C. 1865. Original etching with drypoint. D-87. iii/v. Catalog: Schneiderman 88, Drake 87. Plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left: "Calais, S. Haden, 1865, 3 a.m." Pencil signed in the lower right. Image measures 3 x 6 1/8 inches on 6 3/4 x 9 3/8 inch paper. Collector's seal in lower right. An atmospheric print that makes good use of white space.

Le Première Leçon
1863-1951, French

Image size measures 14 3/8 x 8 1/2 inches on 18 x 12 inch wove type paper. Plate signed in the lower right of the picture, faint pencil signature in the lower right of paper. Plate titled in the lower right. C. 1893. Etching, aquatint, and drypoint. From his "Les Petits Du Ballet" series. A very stylized print that showcases the stark contrast between the somber adult figure in the doorway and the bright, energetic young dancer entering the room.

Church Interior

Plate measures 15 x 9 1/2 inches on 15 3/4 x 10 inch wove type paper. Print number 40 in an edition of 100. Pencil signed, illegible signature, in the lower right, editioned in pencil in the lower left. The artist has used meticulous crosshatching to create the dramatic shadows.

Harkness Memorial Tower
1895-1975, American

Pencil signed in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Edition of 125. C. November 1933. Plate measures 13 1/2 x 10 inches on 16 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch wove type paper. Small touched up scratch in image. The subject is the Harkness Memorial Tower at Yale University. Catalog: Chamberlain 231. This print has an excellent use of light and shadow, and plate toning in the sky.

1893-1963, Scottish

Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil titled in the lower left. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 9 inches on 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inch watermarked laid type paper. Artist's monogram blindstamp in the lower left. (Henry) Jackson Simpson was an Aberdeen painter and etcher of mainly local landscapes, seascapes, birds and animals.


A Cool Quiet Rook
1855-?, American

This landscape measures 12 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches and is signed on the reverse in pencil as "E. A. King", housed in a period frame. We are attributing this painting to Elizabeth A.(Bessie) King who studied at the Chandler School of Art in Detroit and was a member of the Atlanta Artists Association.


English, 1887-1949

"Marshes" is an atmospheric landscape by Sydney MacKenzie Litten done in an edition of 80. It measures 7 7/8 x 14 3/4 inches and is pencil signed on the lower margin. While attending the Royal College of Art in London, Litten became a pupil of Frank Short, who is credited with the revival of the messotint and aquatint process in England. Litten became well known for his landscapes and their sense of space and his architectual views. Living in London he became the Senior Master at the St. Martins School of Art.


Christmas Card     1944
1872- c.1950, American

Designed by the artist for the family's 1944 Christmas card, done on lightweight paper. It measures 7 1/4 x 8 3/8 inches. Dawes spent many years in the Marlboro, NH area drawing and painting the incredible natural beauty that surrounded him.