20th Century American

Shoveler Drake

This is a well inked etching with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. C. 1920. Plate measures 10 x 8 inches on 4 1/4 x 10 1/4 inch wove paper. Pencil signed in the lower left. Catalog: Ordeman 183. Edition of 150. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.

Long's Peak, Moonlight

Drypoint etching and aquatint. Pencil signed in the lower left, titled in the lower right "Long's Peak, Moonlight, Estes Park, Colorado. Catalog: Seeber 169. Plate measures 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches on 9 x 11 1/2 inch laid paper. Burr was an American printmaker and painter best known for his etchings and drypoints of expansive views of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.

Cure's Garden, Arles

This is a drypoint etching from 1921. Edition of 75. Catalog: Giardina 62. Plate measures 6 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches on 9 3/4 x 14 3/8 inch laid paper. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp," the "imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. Arles is a Provence. The scene depicted was based on Eby's visit to France during 1920 to 1921. A richly inked, finely detailed impression. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms.

Porthleven

This is a drypoint etching from 1925. The plate measures 9 x 14 1/8 inches on 10 x 16 5/8 inch Van Gelder Zonen watermarked laid paper. An atmospheric print with excellent use of plate toning. Plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp," the "imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. Edition of 90. Catalog: Giardina 104. The setting is the town of Porthleven, Cornwall, an important 18th and 19th century port that was used as a harbor of refuge as it was a dangerous place to sail around.

Boat Houses, Polperro, No. 3

This is a drypoint etching from 1925. Alternatively titled "Harbor Scene." Catalog: Giardina 103. Pencil signed in the lower right with the word "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. Very rare, unpublished 2nd state. Plate measures 7 x 10 1/8 inches on 10 1/8 x 14 inch wove paper. The setting is likely in Cornwall, where Eby visited in 1924 and 1925. A well inked impression with plate toning. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms.

Constant

This is a drypoint etching from 1922. Trial proof. Catalog: Giardina 91. Plate measures 12 x 7 3/4 inches on 15 5/8 x 11 1/4 inch watermarked wove paper. The subject of this portrait is 18-year-old Constant McRae, a twin daughter of artist Elmer McRae and his wife, Constant Holley MacRae. The setting is the dining room of the Bush-Holley House, a Connecticut boarding house frequented by artists of the Cos Cob art colony. Pencil signed in the lower right with the word "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. A well inked impression with a rich drypoint burr.

Pine Tops No. 1

This is an etching from 1910. Edition of 30. This print has plate toning and and interesting perspective. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. The plate measures 7 x 5 inches on 9 x 7 inch watermarked wove paper. The scene depicted was probably in the New York City vicinity, like his other early landscapes. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms.

A Pond by the Sea

A drypoint etching from 1883. The plate measures 6 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches on 8 1/2 x 14 1/4 inch laid paper. A well inked impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. Clements studied with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and etching with Stephen Parrish before moving to Baltimore where she lived and taught for over 15 years.

Brush House

This is a very rare, unpublished etching from 1916. Signed and dated in plate at lower right, "Kerr Eby 16," with the 6 in reverse. Plate measures 6 x 7 3/4 inches on 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch wove paper. Catalog: Giardina 21. Alternative title: "The Old House." The Brush House was one of the oldest buildings in Cos Cob, Connecticut, where Eby spent his summers from 1913 to 1916. It stood next to the Holley House (now known as the Bush-Holley House) where John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, and other artists boarded from the 1890's through the 1920's. The Brush House is no longer standing.

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