20th Century European


Church Interior

Plate measures 15 x 9 1/2 inches on 15 3/4 x 10 inch wove type paper. Print number 40 in an edition of 100. Pencil signed, illegible signature, in the lower right, editioned in pencil in the lower left. The artist has used meticulous crosshatching to create the dramatic shadows.


Mallard
1893-1963, Scottish

Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil titled in the lower left. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 9 inches on 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inch watermarked laid type paper. Artist's monogram blindstamp in the lower left. (Henry) Jackson Simpson was an Aberdeen painter and etcher of mainly local landscapes, seascapes, birds and animals.


Plane Tree Cottage
1895-1973, English

C. 1926. Edition of 50. Catalog: Dodgson 66. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. Plate initialed near the bottom. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches on 8 1/2 x 11 inch watermarked laid type paper. A charming print with a unique perspective and very fine detail.


Le Bouquet de Violettes
$1800.00
1872-1936, French

Colored etching and Aquatint. C. 1903. 1st state, edition of 65. Larger edition of 100 after signature was added to plate. Pencil signed in the lower right. Image size is 17 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches on 22 3/4 x 16 1/4 inch watermarked arches laid type paper. Catalog: P-K 105. An intimate portrait of a young woman in her dressing room affixing flowers to her dress.


The Centenarian
1886-1966, British

Drypoint from 1930. Catalog: Appleby 144. Featured in Fine Prints of the Year in 1931. Plate signed on the bottom edge: "Blampied Jan. 1931". Signed in ink in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Numbered 39 in an edition of 100. Plate measures 10 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. This print is expressive in both line and content.


Barbizon Landscape
1849-1918, French

Pencil signed lithograph with extensive remarque in the lower left. Editioned in pencil in the lower right; number 5 in an edition of 40. Image measures 4 1/4 x 3 inches on 10 1/8 x 6 1/2 inch medium weight embossed wove type paper. This print has strong contrast and captures the sunlight in the landscape, even hinting at movement in the trees.


Gerona
1883-1959, Scottish

Signed and numbered in ink. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. C. 1921. Plate measures 7 3/8 x 12 7/8 on 8 3/4 x 15 inch laid type paper. Catalog: Hardie 213. Print 8 in an edition of 76. Born into poverty, McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited. This print has a unique perspective as well as a rich drypoint burr.


The Knight's Return
$225.00
1882-1964, British

Pencil signed "Airy" in the lower left. Remarque of a swan in the lower right. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 on 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inch wove type paper. The artist's flowing lines depict a dancing couple surrounded by shadowy, treacherous figures.


St. Paul's, Covent Garden
1884-1966, British

Plate signed in the lower left. Signed in ink in the lower right. Edition of 30. Titled and editioned in ink near bottom edge of paper. Print is adhered to matboard. Plate measures 6 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches on 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inch paper. A sharp, finely detailed etching with rich drypoint burr of daily life on a busy street in Covent Garden Market against the backdrop of St Paul’s Church portico.


The Reader (Nathaniel Royds)
1883-1948, English

Plate signed and dated 1920. Signed "Lumsden imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. A skillfully done portrait with a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 5 7/8 inches x 8 1/4 inches on 9 1/4 x 11 1/8 inch thin watermarked laid type paper. The subject is the Reverend Nathaniel Royds, the father-in-law of the artist.

Painting

The Lighthouse
1935 - ?, American

This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Mokowitz measures 12 x 16 inches and is signed on the lower right and is framed. Moskowitz was heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and the work of Jasper Johns. Studying at the Pratt Institute of Art under Bradley Walker Tomlin and Adolph Gottlieb, he worked mainly in oils and pastels with architectural themes. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.

Print

Christ Child Bookplate
1890-1988, English

This wood engraving by Philip Hagreen measures 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches and is plate signed on the lower margin. Hagreen was a gifted wood engraver and illustrator. Founder of the Society of Wood Engravers in the early 20th. century he became a master of the small format creating over 170 bookplates. He studied lettering with Eric Gill and was known for his use of white lines and spaces. A religious man, he withdrew from the artistic life to follow in the Lord's footsteps and in so doing became one of the most under appreciated engravers of the time.

Drawing

Portrait of Estelle
1893-1986, American

Silverpoint drawing, image size 9 x 12 inches, signed l.r. The subject of this portrait is the artist's wife Estelle, drawn Dec. 24, 1962.