19th Century European

Great Exhibition, London, 1851

Etching by George Cruikshank, printed from the original plate by L. Calapai in 1968, printer's initials in a blindstamp in the lower right. Plate measures 8 x 9 3/4 inches on 11 x 15 inch wove paper. The scene depicted is of a London street that has come to a standstill due to the volume of people attempting to visit the 'Great Exhibition of the Works of the Industry of all Nations'.

Fisherman's Hut

Drypoint etching, plate sighed "Ch. Jacques" in the upper left. Plate measures 2 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches on 4 1/4 x 5 1/4 inch paper. Charles Jacques was one of the leading artists of the Barbizon school.

Canards Surpris

Drypoint etching. Catalog: Beraldi 778. C. 1882. A very detailed etching with meticulous linework and a unique composition. Initialed in ink in the lower left, pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 13 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches in a gold colored 21 x 17 inch frame.

Le Ferme de Valoux

Drypoint etching. Max Blach Wien collector's stamp on back. Pencil signed "A. Legros" in the lower right. Plate measures 3 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches on 7 x 9 1/4 inch watermarked laid paper. An atmospheric scene with a rich drypoint burr. Catalog: Bliss 364. A rare print.