Etching, image size 8 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches, plate signed l.r. "Ch. Courtry - sc.", after a painting by Delacroix done in 1846.
19th Century European
Etching, image size 5 3/4 x 9 inches, plate signed l.r. "E. Champollion sc.", after a painting by Fortuny.
Etching after Daubigny, image size 5 x 8 3/4 inches, plate signed.
Etching, image size 10 1/2 x 7 5/8 inches, c.1880, plate signed "BASTIAN-LEPAGE" l.l.
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.
Engraving after a painting by Thomas Blinks. Image size 6 x 8 7/8 inches, plate signed " T Blinks 90" l.r, Printseller's Association blindstamp l.l. This image is also pencil signed, but we have been unable to decipher the name.
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.
This 1866 etching by Felix Bracquemond, after a painting by Gustave Courbet, measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches, 1866, published by Cadart and Luquet, Paris, signed in the plate in reverse, l.r., numbered in plate (242), u.l., cat: Beraldi-281.
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)
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.