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20th Century American


Mount Vernon Place - Baltimore
1894-1977, German-American

This etching by Anton Schutz measures 9 7/8 x 13 3/4 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered. Schutz was born in Germany and emigrated to the US in 1924 before Hitler came into power. A well-known artist in Germany, especially Munich, he started over again and enrolled in the Art Student's League in NY, working with Joseph Pennel. He became known for his portrayal of large cities along the eastern seaboard, capturing the enormity of the buildings along with the spirit of the American people.


The Spirit of Baltimore - Baltimore and Light Streets
1894-1977, German-American

This fine cityscape by Anton Schutz, created in 1930, measures 14 x 9 3/4 inches. It is an artist proof, second state and pencil signed. Schutz worked with Joseph Pinnell at the Art Student's League and was known for his east coast cityscapes.


The Post Office - Baltimore
1894-1977, German-American

"The Post Office" measures 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inches and is pencil signed and numbered. Schutz was founder of the NY Graphic Society. Born in Germany and living there for many years, including some spent in the German Army in WW1, Schutz emigrated to the US in 1924 and attended the Art Student's League of NY, working with Joseph Pennell.


Chartres Cathedral
1895-1975, American

A beautiful drypoint etching by Samuel Chamberline, created in 1931, measures 14 x 9 1/2 inches. It is pencil signed, titled and numbered with the inscription " To Eliot Fletcher, with best wishes - SC" on the lower margin. Number 104 in the BPL catalog. Samuel Chamberlain was an important 20th century American architect and artist. He studied architecture at MIT, but interrupted his studies to serve in France during WWI. After the war, Chamberlain worked as an architectural draftsman in Boston before leaving the US to travel throughout France and Europe.


Saugus Ironworks
1895-1975, American

This lovely drypoint of the Saugus Ironworks measures 6 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed, titled and numbered. Created in 1958, this scene is near Lynn, Massachusetts, on the banks of the Saugus River, where iron was first produced in commercial quantities in 1646. After being restored, the Saugus Ironworks is now a National Hictoric Site and a unit of the National Park System of the United States. Chamberlain became well known for his carefully rendered etchings and drypoints of both European and American buildings and cityscapes as well as very detailed landscapes.


Sunlight on Stone, Caudebec-en-Caux
1887-1953, American

This etching by John Taylor Arms measures 14 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered, from his French Church Series #31. In the Fletcher catalog it is #241. In 1931, this print won the "Mrs. Henry F. Noyes Prize", from the Society of American Etchers, National Arts Club, NY; the Best Entry in the "Carle Blenner Prize in 1950, from the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, New Haven, Connecticut and the Best Print in the 1952 Annual Exhibition, for the Arts and Crafts Association, Meriden, Connecticut.


Baltimore Harbor
1881-1939, American

"Baltimore Harbor" was created in 1925 in an edition of 25. It measures 11 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled with an inscription to a "Mr. Wm. E. Bauer" from the artist on the lower center. Emory spent his early years as a successful businessman and lawyer while later in life took up the art of etching, studying first under Paul Roche and then traveling to England and enrolling at the Heatherly School of Art. His work was included in "100 Selected Prints" for the NY Exhibition of the Society of American Etchers.


New York Stock Exchange
1895-?, Hungarian/American

This is a great image of the New York Stock Exchange of the 1920s, with a fantastic sense of the hustle and bustle contained within the grand architecture of the trading floor. Etching, image size 10 7/8 x 12 3/4 inches, c. 1920s, pencil signed. A rich impression on medium weight wove type paper.


Infantry, Chateau-Thierry
1889-1946, American

A rare lithograph by Kerr Eby, this image of WWI was published in 1920 in an edition of 75- 100 impressions. Image size 9 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches, cat: Giardina-45, pencil signed. Known for his delicate, atmospheric etchings, Eby created only four lithographs, all of which are images inspired by his service overseas during WWI. According to Giardina, the town of Chateau-Thierry was the site of a battle in 1918 which held the Germans back from their advance to Paris.


Shadows
1889-1946, American

"Shadows" was published in 1936 in an edition of 175 for the American College Society of Print Collectors as part of a program to distribute prints in universities and libraries. 125 went to the program and Eby kept 50 for himself. He annotated some of these proofs with "Pub. Ed. 50." which this one has on the lower margin. It measures 10 1/4 x 14 7/8 inches, is pencil signed and is #186 in the Giardina catalog. Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artist of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms.

Painting

Harbor Nocturne

This is an atmospheric moonlit scene of a ship coming in to harbor, painted in oil on Academy Board and measuring 15 1/8 x 11 inches. It is obscurely signed "H. G. Lask..?" in the lower right corner; although we have not been able to determine the identity of the artist, this painting is certainly done by a skilled hand, very much in the style of James Gale Tyler. A very fine 19th century painting in an ornate period gilt frame.

Print

The Urn
1862-1928, American

Lithograph with lithotint, image size 10 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches, 1919-1920, edition of 25 or less, cat: Czestochowski-149, pencil signed.

Drawing

A Young Man
1940-, American

Crayon and watercolor on paper, 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 inches, signed "K. Bokov", l.l.