20th Century American
Edge of the Pasture
A magnificent landscape by Thomas Nason created in 1935. Measuring 6 x 10 inches, it is the second state in an edition of 60. Signed in the plate and also pencil signed, dated and numbered on the lower margin, it is #186 in the BPL catalog. Nason was know for his extraordinary ability to capture not only the look, but also the feel of the New England landscape. He used incredibly delicate lines to create rich texture and values through out his landscapes which are apparent here in this idyllic scene.
A remarkable self portrait by Ingaz Marcel Gaugengigl, the image size of this etching is 11 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, c. 1909, pencil signed. Gaugengigl was known for his finely detailed portraits and genre scenes of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Born in Bavaria, Gaugengigl studied art at the University of Munich before emigrating to the United States in 1878. He settled in Boston and became friends and colleagues with Sylvester Rosa Koehler, first curator of prints at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
Off for the Day
This is a rare original etching of an atmospheric southern scene by Alfred Hutty. The image size is 7 x 10 3/4 inches, edition of 75, c. 1930s, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. Hutty was a very successful artist in his lifetime; he divided his time between Woodstock, NY and Charleston, SC, and was an important figure in the art scenes of both places. He began his career as painter in NY and was one of the first members of the Art Students League at Woodstock.
St. Clement Dames
This is a very rare early trial proof etching by Joseph Pennell, one of the foremost American etchers of the early 20th century. The plate size is 11 x 8 5/8 inches; the image itself measures 10 x 8 1/4 inches. It was created in 1906 and is pencil signed by both Pennell and Goulding, the printer. It is notated 'trial proof' in the lower right corner, the later published state of this image is #411 in the Wuerth catalog. As is typical of Pennell's prints, the margins are small, but adequate for proper presentation. This etching comes with original label from Frederick Keppel & Co, New York.
This is a fantastic scene of Native American dancers, which beautifully captures the energy and movement of the crowd. This etching measures 13 7/8 x 11 inches, created in 1962 in an edition of 50, and is pencil signed and numbered. Kloss was born in California as Alice Geneva Glasier changing her name when she married the poet, Phillips Kloss in 1925. After traveling throughout the West they settled in Taos, NM where they found the culture and customs of the Native American Indians a constant source of creative study and growth as artists.
A fine Native American etching, this image size is 13 7/8 x 11 inches, created in 1967 in an edition of 75, pencil signed and numbered. Kloss was born in California as Alice Geneva Glasier changing her name when she married the poet, Phillip Kloss in 1925. After traveling throughout the West they settled in Taos, NM where they found the culture and customs of the Native American Indians a constant source of creative study and growth as artists.
St. Ives Bridge, Cambridgeshire, England
This fine 1912 etching by Sears Gallagher measures 5 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower left margin. Born in Boston, Gallagher studied drawing and watercolor locally, later refining his skills at the Academie Julian in Paris. Gallagher became one of America's leading etchers and watercolorists, known for his New England landscapes, historic Boston landmarks as well as views of New York, Venice and England's Cornish seacoast.
Fighting Mad - Black Bass
This 1936, artist's proof, limited edition etching by W.J. Schaldach measures 5 3/4 x 5 inches. It is plate signed and pencil signed in the lower right corner. A publishers label with artist's provenance is included with this image. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening. He learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman.
This lithograph by Julius Tanzer measures 15 x 11 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Tanzer was an artist for the Works Project Administration in New York. His remarkable lithographs depict the grit and beauty of everyday life in Depression era New York City. Many of his prints are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Julius Tanzer's lithograph "Junk Shop" measures 14 x 10 1/2 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Tanzer was an artist for the Works Project Administration in New York. His remarkable lithographs depict the grit and beauty of everyday life in Depression era New York City. Many of his prints are included in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.