20th Century American


Give Us This Day
1903-1979, American

This is a beautiful original lithograph by American Regionalist artist John deMartelly. The image size is 13 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches, 1937, pencil signed. John deMartelly studied at the Pennsylvania School of Fine Arts, as well as in Italy and London. He was close friends with Thomas Hart Benton, with whom he taught at the Kansas City Art institute for several years, before becoming the artist in residence at Michigan State University. DeMartelly was known for his regionalist style, most often depicting scenes of rural American farm life.


Cigarette Underground
1901-1989, American

A striking original etching, this image measures 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inches, published in an edition of 100 in 1938, pencil signed and titled, the "imp" after the artist's name indicating that he printed this impression himself. Irwin Hoffman attended the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School starting at the age of 15. After graduation, he won the Paige Traveling Scholarship which allowed him to travel and study throughout Europe for several years. When he returned from Europe, Hoffman set up a studio in New York City, and became especially known for his portraiture.


New York Skyline
1890-1983, American

This is a richly detailed original etching of New York City, the image size is 12 x 6 1/2 inches, c. 1930, pencil signed. Louis C. Rosenberg was a successful artist and architect; he studied at several prestigious Universities- The University of Oregon, Eugene, the American Academy in Rome, the Royal College of Art, London, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and continued to practice both art and architecture throughout his long career.


Tracks, Oberhausen
1857-1926, American

This is a fantastic scene of the railroad tracks and surrounding industrial buildings in Oberhausen, Germany by American artist Joseph Pennell. Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches, published in 1910 in an edition of 50 impressions, cat: Wuerth- 606, pencil signed "J. Pennell imp", the 'imp' indicating that Pennell printed this impression himself. This etching is printed on an early antique watermarked laid type paper with trimmed margins and a tab signature, in the style of Whistler.


Birds in the Bloom
1907-1982, British/American

This c. 1950 wood engraving by Nora Unwin measures 7 x 5 3/4 inches. It is pencil signed, titled and numbered on the lower margin. It is not in the McGoldrick catalogue. Born into the well known Unwin book publishing family in England, Nora showed her artistic talents from an early age and was schooled heavily throughout her early years in numerous creative arts. She studied at the RCA in London before coming to the US in 1946 and is credited with much of the revival of wood engraving in America in the early part of the 20th century.


Surf at Bass Rocks
1906-1978, American

A beautiful lithograph of the coastline of Gloucester, MA by Stow Wengenroth measuring 8 3/8 x 13 7/8 inches. Published in 1976 on heavy weight laid paper, pencil signed, numbered and titled. Cat: Stucky-364. Stow Wengenroth was one of the preeminent lithographers of 20th century America, known for his atmospheric, incredibly detailed images of the New England landscape and coastline. He studied at the Art Students League and the Grand Central School of Art in New York, and in the summers studied with John Carlson in Woodstock NY and George Ennis in Eastport ME.


Taos Pueblo
1904-1989, American

This is a very fine Southwest woodcut by Edwin Earle, image size 4 x 8 inches, monogrammed in the image, pencil signed and titled.


The Great Bazaar, Constantinople
1890-1983, American

A great etching of a bustling Turkish market, this image measures 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, published in 1927, from the series "Constantinople Etchings by L. C. Rosenberg", pencil signed. Louis C. Rosenberg was a successful artist and architect; he studied at several prestigious Universities- The University of Oregon, Eugene, the American Academy in Rome, the Royal College of Art, London, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and continued to practice both art and architecture throughout his long career.


The Sing Song Boat
1891-1969, American

This is a vibrant original hand colored etching by American artist D. P. Tyson. The image size is 12 x 14 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 100, pencil signed "DP Tyson, imp", the 'imp' indicating that Tyson printed this impression himself. This etching comes in the original frame, with a label on the back indicating that this image was "printed in color by hand at one printing and without retouching". Tyson was known for his decorative, Asian influenced color etchings very much in the style of Elyse Ashe Lord.


In the Grampion Mountains
1879-1945, English

A delicately colored aquatint of the Grampion Mountain range in the Scottish Highlands, this image measures 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 150, c. 1930, pencil signed and titled.

Painting

Seascape
1855-1931, American

Oil on canvas, 15 x 20 inches, signed lower left

Print

Three youths with Horse
$150.00
1914-1982, 20th century American

Lithograph, image size 10 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, 79 of edition of 120, pencil signed

Drawing

Three Figures
1899-1974, American

Graphite on paper, image size 18 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches, signed in pencil lower left, framed