20th Century American

Abstract Color Woodblock

This color woodblock print measures 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 inches on 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 inch wove paper adhered to a 6 x 5 inch Uchima embossed portfolio. Pencil signed and dated December 1970. A simple, yet intriguing modern print using traditional woodblock techniques. Born in California, Uchima returned to Japan at age nineteen, where he worked as a translator for a print collector and discovered the sosaku-hanga (creative print) movement, which incorporated a Western modernist aesthetic.

Young Girl

This drypoint etching is pencil signed in the lower right. An intimate portrait with a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 8 x 5 1/4 inches on 9 7/8 x 7 1/2 inch medium weight wove type paper.

Towers of San Gimignano

This is an etching and aquatint from 1932. Plate measures 10 3/4 x 7 1/8 inches on 14 3/8 x 9 1/2 inch watermarked laid type paper. Pencil signed and dated 1932 in the lower right, and signed again in the lower left. Inscribed in the lower left: "To my dear friend Kerr Eby" Catalog: Fletcher 250. #24 in his Italian Series. A dramatic print with movement and meticulous linework.

Rocamadour

This is a drypoint etching from 1927. First state, edition of 50. Plate measures 13 1/2 x 9 7/8 inches on 16 1/4 x 13 1/8 inch thin laid paper. Printed by Frederick Reynolds. Catalog: Fletcher 186. # 10 in his French Church series. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right, plate signed and dated in the lower right. An atmospheric and incredibly detailed etching with a rich drypoint burr.

The Old Homestead

Etching C. 1925. Pencil signed in the lower right and titled in the lower left: "The Old Homestead of Calvin Coolidge." Plate measures 9 x 10 7/8 inches on 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch paper. Good use of line and plate toning. The scene depicted is of Plymouth, Vermont.

The Far Horizon

Wood engraving on maple from 1932. "C L imp" blindstamp in the lower left. "Trial proof" in pencil in the lower left. Only a few proofs were done in 1932. Printed in the 1970's by Letterio Calapai. Edition of 100. Catalog: Burne Jones 91. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 7 inches on 9 1/4 x 11 inch paper. A good impression of a bold and dramatic print with strong, even blacks. The muscular yet poised figure in a moment of nighttime contemplation invites the viewer to wonder what he is thinking about.

Laggia Della Podesta, San Gimigano

Drypoint etching with a rich burr. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 7 7/8 x 10 inches in a 15 x 17 inch silver frame. Rosenberg studied architecture at the University of Oregon before moving into architectural etching, studying at the American Academy in Rome and the Royal College of Art in London. The majority of his work was of European buildings with historic significance.

The Corral

Lithograph from 1941. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 13 3/4 on 12 5/8 x 18 5/8 inch medium weight wove type paper.

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