19th Century European

Portrait of a Noblewoman

This is an original pencil signed etching of a woman by French artist Charles L. Courtry (1846-1897) Weve been unable to identify the subject, the etching is hand signed in pencil by the artist lower right. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. The image measures 17 1/2X14 3/4 inches.

Victoria Colonna

This is an original pencil signed etching by Feliks S. Jasinski. It is titled" Victoria Colonna" This etching was created after a painting by the Pre-Raphaelite artist
Jules Lefeb. The image measures 10 1/4X7 3/4 inches, the plate mark measures 15X11 1/2 inches. Signed lower right and remarqued with a profile portrait of a woman lower left. Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.

Zacharie Astruc

This is an original plate signed etching by French artist Felix Bracquemond. It is titled: Zacharie Astruc, This etching was published by Cadart in Paris. The image measures 6X5 1/4 inches, printed on a large sheet of watermarked laid type paper.

Les Glaneuses, The Gleaners

This is an original etching by Jean Francois Millet titled: "Les Glaneuses, The Gleaners. It was created in 1855 and printed on a laid type Japan paper. The image measures 7 1/2X10 inches, printed in a brown toned ink. This is the second state of two. The sheet size measures 9 3/4X13 inches. This etching is in very fine condition, never dipped or cleaned. There are two old spots of tape residue on the upper corners of the sheet but more than an inch away from the image.

L'Enfant Prodigue

This is an original etching by French artist Jacques James Tissot. It is titled:" L'Enfant Prodigue", from the series The Prodigal son in modern life. "The fatted calf" This etching was from the first state of 2 in an edition of 100. This edition was done before the type set text under the image and this one is quite rare that it is also hand signed by the artist in the lower right corner as well as plate signed and stamped with the red seal in the lower left. The image measures 10 3/4X14 1/2 inches, the platemark measures 12 1/4X14 1/2 inches.

Armourers Shop

This is an original hand signed etching by British artist Anthony Gross (1905-1984) The title of this work is "Armourers Shop". It was created and printed in 1931. This etching is inscribed as "Artist's Proof". The image measures 7 5/8X11 3/8 inches. printed on a heavy weight watermarked wove type paper. Very nice condition, hand signed and titled in pencil.

Une Mare

A drypoint etching from 1867. First state of three. Printed before lettering. Plate signed and dated in the upper left. Plate measures 9 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches on chine colle. A richly detailed print with ecstatic, intricate linework.

Iscrizioni delle Camere Sepolcrali

A drypoint etching by Giovanni Piranesi. The full title is "Iscrizioni nelle Camere sepolcrali de' Liberti, e Servi, ec. della Famiglia di Augusto," which means "Inscriptions in the burial chambers of the Liberti, and Servi, etc. of the Family of Augustus." Original Ferdinand Roten label on mat! From the series, "Le Antichita Romane." C. 1784. State III/III. Catalog: Ficacci 308. The plate measures 15 1/2 by 19 inches on 22 1/4 28 3/4 inch paper. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma".

Souvenir de Toscane

A well inked impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 5 1/4 x 7 inches on 7 1/2 x 11 inch laid paper. State IV/V. Catalog: Delteil 1. Published by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts in 1903 to illustrate the obituary article on Corot by Louis Gonse. Printed by A. Salmon in Paris, France in 1875. Plate signed in the lower left. The plate for this image was discovered by Felix Bracquemond in a box of nails in Corot's home.