20th Century 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.