20th Century American
This richly inked etching by the American artist Stephen Parrish measures 7 x 11 5/8 inches, pencil signed, state II/III, Schneider cat: 83, 1883. Parrish traveled with his friend and student, Charles Adam Platt to the provinces of New Bruswick and Nova Scotia for the months of August and September in 1881. Parrish was deeply intrigued with the area and came back with a variety of artistic studies of the strange shore effects of the Bay of Fundy, its land and its people.
This beautiful landscape of the Maine coast by the master printmaker Stow Wengenroth measures 11 3/4 x 10 inches, pencil signed, editioned and titled. Created in Boothbay Harbor, November of 1937, in an edition of 50, Stuckey cat: 68. 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.
This is a superb, very richly inked original etching with beautiful plate tone by American sporting artist Frank W Benson. The image size is 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, 1919, cat: Ordeman- 160, pencil signed. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began his sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known.
This is a very rare original etching by American sporting artist Frank W Benson. The image size is 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, published in 1921 in an edition of 100, cat: Ordeman-205, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. There is some old masking tape residue in the margins, but this is outside of the image area and will be covered by a window mat. This print is quite scarce, and an unusual subject for Benson; in most of his images the landscape serves as a backdrop for wildfowl or hunters but in this etching he focuses on the land and river, creating an atmospheric summer scene.
This is a very richly inked original etching by American artist John Costigan. The image size is 8 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches, published in 1937 by the Associated American Artists, cat: Costigan-60, pencil signed and titled, tastefully framed. Costigan was known for his evocative images of hardworking farmers and their families, often set against the backdrop of the fields and landscapes of their daily lives.
This is a great original woodblock in colors by American artist Helen Hyde. The image size is 13 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches, published in 1914, cat: Mason & Mason-119, pencil signed, housed in a signed and dated, gilt, art deco frame; "Thulin", 1921. Helen Hyde grew up in California but traveled widely throughout her life. She studied at the Art Students League in New York from 1888-1889, then traveled throughout Europe for four years. While in Paris, she was first exposed to the Japanese style of woodblock prints, which captured her imagination and greatly influenced her entire career.
1889-1971, New England
This is a peaceful summertime scene on the coast of Maine by New England artist Thomas W Nason. Wood engraving, image size 6 3/8 x 9 inches, published in 1941 by the Associated American Artists, with the original label, cat: BPL-324, pencil signed and dated. Known as the "Poet Engraver of New England", Nason was a prolific artist who specialized in incredibly detailed, atmospheric wood engravings of the New England landscape.
A beautiful, atmospheric lithograph by the American artist, Stow Wengenroth, measuring 8 x 15 1/4 inches, pencil signed and editioned. This scene off the coast of Noank, Connecticut, was created by Wengenroth in December of 1946, and is #163 in the Stuckey catalogue. 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.
A rare original etching by Troy Kinney, one of only 12 black and white impressions, this image measures 11 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches, published in 1915, pencil signed and editioned. Troy Kinney was known for his delicate etchings of ballet dancers and female figures; he depicted many of the preeminent dancers of his time including Anna Pavlova, Sophie Pflanz and Ruth St. Denis.
This is a cool diptych woodblock print depicting the process of cider making by American WPA artist Helen West Heller. The image size is 6 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches, 1939, pencil signed, dated and titled. Helen West Heller was primarily a self-taught artist, working several mediums before turning exclusively to linoleum and wood block prints. She was known for her expressive, slightly abstracted images that often incorporated a distinct sense of geometric patterns.