19th Century European

The Towing Path

This is a rare early state etching by Sir Francis Seymour Haden, image size 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches, 1864, state VI/XIII, cat: Schneiderman-72, pencil signed. 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.

Shields on the River Tyne

This mezzotint by Charles Turner, after a drawing by J.M.W. Turner, measures 6 x 8 1/2 inches. This is from J.M.W. Turners' "Rivers of England" series, Plate J, and published in London, 1823, by W.B. Cooke. Engraver, title, publisher and date are located on lower margin.

A Coming Storm

Etching, image size 6 x 8 1/8 inches, 1916, edition of 250, after Jules Dupre, plate destroyed, pencil signed l.r. "Antoine Monnier", remarque l.c. of a young cow, "Copyright 1916 by C. Klaackner, NY" and "Printed by A. Porcabeuf, Paris" u.l. "Published by C. Klackner, London" u.r., artist provenance label on back, framed. (M)

Femme au Chapeau

Etching with drypoint, plate size 22 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society.

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