20th Century American

The Plaza View

This is an etching from 1927 of Central Park in New York. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 13 3/4 x 10 inches on 15 1/4 x 11 inch wove paper. An impressively detailed etching with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr.

At the Big Tree

Also known as "Through the Woods." C. 1948. Commemorative edition of 25, an edition of 50, and an edition of 75. Awarded the Henry B. Shope prize. Plate measures 10 3/4 x 15 inches on 14 1/2 x 18 5/8 inch wove paper. Pencil signed "John Costigan N.A." A richly inked impression.

Shadows in a Winter Wood

This is a framed wood engraving from 1951. A presentation print for the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. Catalog: McGoldrick 135. This print is on the cover of the catalog, a departure from her usual oeuvre of flowers, animals, and mother and child figures. Edition of 50. Pencil titled in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate measures 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches on 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 inch laid paper. Unwin expertly captures the ethereal subject matter with each carefully chosen line in this captivating print.

Warship Coming In

Drypoint etching from 1921, pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches on 12 3/8 x 7 7/8 watermarked laid paper. Catalog: Wuerth 770. Edition of 50. A well inked impression with plate toning. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes. He also printed many of his own images.

In Memoriam

This is a drypoint etching from 1939. #40 in his "French Church" series. Catalog: Fletcher 317. Edition of 312, an early proof of the second and final state. The blue paper and inky fingerprints on the back of the paper indicate that this is likely a trial proof. Plate measures 14 3/4 x 12 inches on blue watermarked laid paper. Alternatively titled "The North Portal of Chartres Cathedral." Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. Winner of the Artist Member Prize, Annual Exhibition, Baltimore Water Color Club, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939.


Drypoint etching from 1971. Plate measures 2 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches on 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 inch paper. Artist's proof. Pencil signed and dated.


This is a drypoint etching from 1904. Plate signed "D.S. Maclaughlin" in the lower right and dated. Pencil signed and titled. Plate measures 4 2/4 x 5 1/2 inches on 5 1/2 x 6 1/4 inch buff toned wove paper. A richly inked impression.

Calle de la Palma, Taxco

A drypoint etching in sepia ink. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil editioned and titled in the lower left. Edition of 100. Plate measures 8 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches on 11 1/2 x 9 inch laid paper. A charming and well inked print with plate toning and careful attention to detail.