19th Century American

Hartford Bridge

Drypoint from 1885. Catalog: Rice 70. An etching of the covered bridge with the Statehouse in the distance. Plate measures 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches on 19 1/2 x 25 1/4 inch handmade Japan paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left. This print has good plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. C. A. Platt was born in New York and studied art at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League and the Academie Julian. He was a very successful painter and etcher, known for his delicately rendered New England landscapes and harbor scenes.

A Voice From the Cliffs

C. 1886. An etching by James David Smillie directly from the watercolor by Winslow Homer. Inscribed in the plate in the lower right: "Winslow Homer 1883." Catalog: Witthoft 42. Signed by Smillie in the upper left and inscribed "Aqua fortis 1886." Plate measures 6 5/8 x 10 inches on 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch wove type paper. A beautifully detailed and accurate rendition of the painting.

Morning on the St. Johns, Florida

Drypoint etching by Thomas Moran. Plate signed and dated in the lower right, 1881. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches on 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch medium weight wove type paper. An atmospheric print with good use of plate tone. Thomas Moran was a leading artist of the American etching revival, and in 1877 was one of the founders of the New York Etching Club. Moran was known for his experimentation in all aspects of the etching process, and his ability to beautifully capture the atmosphere and energy of the American landscape.

The Forge

Drypoint etching from 1861. State 4 of 6. This image was part of the Thames set published in 1871. Catalog: Glasgow 86. The location is a forge in the small town of Perros-Guirec in Brittany. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. Plate measures 7 1/2 x 12 3/8 on 9 x 14 2/8 inch laid type paper A well-inked impression with a a rich drypoint burr.

Montauk Ponds

Etching and drypoint from 1880. This is a rare image, not found in the Gilcrease catalog. Monogramed in the plate lower left. Plate measures 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches on 9 x 12 inch laid type paper. Minor tears on edges of sheet, well away from the image. This print has a beautiful composition and fine details, a rich impression of this scarce etching.

Coming to Anchor

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.

Trenton Winter, 1883

Rare print with remarque from 1883, plate signed in the lower left. Catalog: Schneider 78. Edition of 30 with remarque. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 16 3/4 inches on 15 x 22 inch wove type paper. This is an atmospheric print with lovely plate tone.

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