20th Century American

Gloucester Harbor

A drypoint etching C. 1920. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right, plate signed and dated in the lower left. Plate measures 8 x 11 3/4 inches on 9 3/4 x 15 3/4 inch wove paper. Meyerowitz studied at the National Academy of Design in NY and is best known for his development of producing etchings in color. His work is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Carnegie Institute; National Academy of Design; Harvard University and the Library of Congress.

Three Dancing Nymphs

This a drypoint etching C. 1920. Plate measures 9 7/8 x 8 inches on 15 1/4 x 11 1/8 inch wove paper. Pencil signed in the lower right. A dynamic and joyful print with good use of plate toning. Warren Davis studied at the Art Students League in New York and became known for his etchings of idealized female figures, many of which were used on the covers of Vanity Fair and Life magazines. Later in his career Davis exhibited in Europe and the United States including the Pennsylvania Academy and the Salmagundi Club.

The Green Mountains

A wood engraving from 1941. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Edition of 75. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 9 inches on 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inch laid paper. Catalog: BPL 312. This print exemplifies Nason's mastery of the medium and familiarity with the landscape as he captures the light and shadow of the clouds over the mountains in captivating detail. 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.

Chartres Cathedral

This is a drypoint etching from February 1931. Edition of 100. Catalog: BPL 104. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 35 out of 100 in the lower left. Plate measures 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches on 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inch Rives watermarked wove paper. A well inked, exquisitely detailed etching. Samuel Chamberlain 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.

Beauvais

This is a drypoint etching from April 1931. Edition of 100. Catalog: BPL 105. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 3 out of 100 in the lower left. Plate measures 11 x 12 inches on 14 x 15 inch Rives watermarked wove paper. Chamberlain captures this brightly lit scene with breathtaking detail. Samuel Chamberlain 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.

Verneuil

This is a drypoint etching from November 1929. Edition of 100. Catalog: BPL 88. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 59 out of 100 in the lower left. Plate measures 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches on 16 x 11 inch Rives watermarked wove paper. Samuel Chamberlain 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.

Alert

A drypoint etching from May 1925. Edition of 75. Catalog: Derrydale No. 18. The scene was sketched on the spot. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches on 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch wove watermarked Van Gelder Zonen paper. A fine impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr.

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