20th Century American


Seeing Things
1885-1954, American

This is a sweet original etching of a Scottish Terrier puppy by American artist Marguerite Kirmse. The image size is 6 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches, 1926, pencil signed and titled. Marguerite Kirmse was born in England but moved to America as a young woman. She always had a profound love of animals and became a regular at the Bronx Zoo, sketching the inhabitants. She was especially known for her images of dogs, depicting many breeds from Scottish Terriers to Pekingese to the field hunting breeds which she and her husband raised in Bridgewater, Conn.


Gloucester Fishermen
1885-1957, American

Etching, image size 7 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed and titled.


Three Dogs
1892-1968, American

A fine original etching, image size 8 3/8 x 11 7/8 inches, published in 1934 in an edition of 100 proofs, plate signed and dated, pencil signed.


Burgos
1887-1953, American

This is an atmospheric original etching of the cathedral in the town of Burgos in Northern Spain. Image size 8 1/2 x 13 inches, 1924, edition of 150, cat: Fletcher-142, Spanish Church Series #2, pencil signed and dated. According to Fletcher, this etching is also called "A Spanish Town Revisited".


Plumed Serpent
1887-1953, American

A beautifully detailed miniature etching by John Taylor Arms, image size 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches, 1940, cat: Fletcher-344, Miniature Series #27, Yucatan Series #1, pencil signed.


Rough Going
1889-1946, American

An evocative image of WWI by American artist Harold Kerr Eby, this etching with drypoint measures 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 60, second published state, 1919, Giardina cat: 29. Eby's WWI experiences in France lead to this richly inked image of infantry marching through the results of war.


Desert Freight
1889-1946, American

This 1922 drypoint etching by Harold Kerr Eby measures 8 3/4 x 14 inches in an edition of 90, state IV, pencil signed, Giardina cat: 71. A richly inked image, based on Eby's visit to Algeria in the early 20's.


New England Winter
1889-1946, American

A delicately rendered original etching, this image measures 7 x 13 3/4 inches, published in 1930 in an edition of 90, cat: Giardina-153, pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating the Eby printed this impresssion himself. A rich impression with beautiful plate tone, a weak section of the plate mark on the upper left side of the image.


The Japanese Gates of Tori in Kyoto, Winter
1877-1942, Czech

This is a beautiful etching in colors of winter in Japan by Czech artist Tavik Frantisek Simon. The image size is 14 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches, 1928, edition of 195, pencil signed, framed, Novak cat: 478. T. F. Simon was born in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as Asia and the U.S. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts. Simon was an exceptional painter and printmaker, and is best known for his atmospheric color etchings and aquatints.


Salt Marshes
1889-1946, American

This is an atmospheric original etching by American artist Kerr Eby. The image size is 9 5/8 x 13 1/4 inches, published in 1930 in an edition of 90, cat" Giardina-156, pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. A very rich impression with beautiful plate tone, printed on a medium weight laid type paper with ample margins.

Painting

Portrait of a Woman
1906-1992, American

This watercolor on paper measures 18 x 15 inches, c. 1930, signed on the l.r., possibly a self-portrait.

Print

The Marientor, Munich
1881-1962, Austrian

A distinctive original etching and aquatint in colors, image size 19 x 18 inches, 1922, cat: Lorenz- 40, pencil signed. Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature. He specialized in atmospheric images of architecture, city scenes and landscapes; some bustling with people and automobiles, others quite timeless and serene. Kasimir developed his own technique, which was much more suited to the particular clarity of his compositions.

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Two drawings, one in ink wash and one in pencil, image size of each 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.