19th Century European

Sous les Figuires (Beneath the Fig Trees)

A romantic original etching by Louis Legrand, image size 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches, 1895, edition of 50, state V/V, cat: Arwas-102, pencil signed and numbered. Louis Legrand was an important artist of 'La Belle Epoch' in France of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He specialized in etchings of the women of Paris, from the wealthy elite to dancers and prostitutes. He studied with Felician Rops, and his work shows the influence of Rops' sometimes dark and erotic imagery.

Fulham

This original etching and drypoint by the British artist, Sir Francis Seymour Haden, measures 4 1/2 x 11 inches, cat: Schneiderman 22, 1859, XII/XII, plate titled and initialed, printed on chine colle. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.

A Brig at Anchor

A fine original etching by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden, image size 5 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches, 1870, state V/V, published in 'The Portfolio, VII' (1876), cat: Schneiderman-134, signed and dated in the plate. Although this image is the published state, the rich tones and delicate drypoint lines indicate this to be an early impression, before these details were worn away during publication. A beautiful impression on a thin Japan paper.

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