19th Century American

Honfleur

This original etching by Charles Adams Platt measures 5 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches and was created in 1887. Plate signed, titled and dated.

Connecticut River

Etching, image size 10 3/4 x 18 3/8 inches, 1885, cat: Rice-71, pencil signed. 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 was also a very talented architect. He was close friends with fellow New England etcher Stephen Parrish and was a member of Saint-Gaudens' Cornish Art Colony.

Salt Marshes

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.

La Casa di Mario, Venice

Pencil signed "H A Webster" in the lower right. C. 1930. Catalog: Webster 105. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches on 9 3/4 x 12 7/8 inch watermarked arches laid type paper. Signed artist's proof. Plate destroyed. This print has a rich drypoint burr and dramatic use of light and shadow. Herman Webster was an American artist who moved to Paris in the early 20th century to attend the Academy Julien. There he studied under J. P. Laurens and Eugene Bejot, and was also greatly influenced by the etchings of Whistler and Meryon.

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