20th Century American


Gloucester Fishermen
1875-1962, American

This is a rare original etching by American marine artist Gordon Grant. The image size is 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, published c. 1940, pencil signed. Grant was well known for his images of Gloucester and the North Shore of Massachusetts, but worked primarily in lithography. This is one of his very few etchings, and features a very richly inked impression with beautiful plate tone on a fine wove type paper with ample margins.


Moving Shadows
1900-1988, Italian-American

Etching, image size is 7 x 11 7/8 inches, published in 1942 by the Associated American artists, cat: Embury-73, pencil signed, with the original AAA label. Lucioni was known for his incredibly detailed, textural etchings of the New England landscape, such as this beautiful image of an old barn beneath a sky of quickly moving fairweather clouds.


Butterballs
1903-1985, American

Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, published by the Associated American Artists with the original label.


Whistlers in a Gale
1903-1985, American

Etching, image size 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, pencil signed and titled, published by the Associated American Artists, with the original label.


Pair of Pintails
1903-1985, American

Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled, published by the Associated American Artists, with the original label.


The Walls of Pedro Miguel Lock
1857-1926, American

From Pennells' "Panama Canal Series", this lithograph measures 17 1/2 x 22 inches. Cat: Weurth 233. Pencil signed. From January, 1912 to March of that year, Pennell spent sketching in the depths of the final construction of this massive undertaking. At times he wondered if its' vastness was possible to capture on paper. He was allowed to venture wherever he wanted and the men working around him were just as much interested in his work as they were in their own. He treasured his time spent there.


The Woolworth, Through the Arch
1857-1926, American

A great New York etching by Joseph Pennell, this etching measures 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, published in 1921, cat: Wuerth-785, pencil signed "JoPennell imp", the "imp" indicating that Pennell printed this impression himself. In this image, Pennell uses a looser, almost impressionistic style which suggests the intricate details of the architecture and creates a strong sense of atmosphere and light.


The Squirrel
1865-1928, American

A beautiful original etching by Warren Davis, this image measures 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 inches, pencil signed. Warren Davis studied at the Art Students League in New York and became known for his etchings of idealized female figures, many of which were used on the covers of Vanity Fair and Life magazines. Later in his career Davis exhibited in Europe and the United States including the Pennsylvania Academy and the Salmagundi Club. This etching is in pristine condition and features remarkably delicate lines and subtle plate tone.


The Old Manse, Concord
1889-1971, New England

This 1931 wood engraving by Thomas Nason measures 4 1/16 x 3 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed and published in an edition of 40. Nason was a self-taught printmaker who depicted scenes of rural life in New England. He became known as the "poet engraver of New England" after he illustrated poems for fellow New Englander, Robert Frost. Cat: Fletcher 131.


Tug of War
1905-1990, British

This lovely image of children at play by Eileen A. Soper measures 4 x 6 13/16 inches. Pencil signed on the lower right, created in 1923. Eileen Soper began etching as a young girl, and at age 16 exhibited her work at the Royal Academy in London. She specialized in scenes of children at play, which she depicted in beautifully loose, spontaneous drypoint lines. Later in life she illustrated several children's books, including 'The Fantastic Five'.

Painting

Hudson River View
1822-1882, American

Oil on paper glued to board, 6 x 9 inches, c. 1840s, no discernible signature, in a 19th century gilt frame.

Print

Poem
$225.00
1775-1818, Japanese

Color woodblock print, image size 14 13/16 x10 inches,

Drawing

Rocky Outcropping
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil drawing by Dexter Dawes done on a heavy weight paper. It measures 7 5/8 x 11 inches. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.