20th Century European


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.


The Family Bathing

Indistinct pencil signature in the lower right. Collector's stamp on back. Plate measures 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches on 14 3/4 x 10 inch thin laid type paper. An expressive print with very strong contrast.


Sleeping Cat

Print 43 in an edition of 50. Pencil editioned in the lower left. Unsigned. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches on 12 x 9 3/4 inch watermarked wove type paper. An energetic print of a still subject with wild, expressive lines and a rich drypoint burr.


The Park Bench

Plate and pencil signed, signature indistinct. Image measures 7 1/2 x 5 inches on 12 x 8 inch medium weight wove type paper. An atmospheric print with good tonal range.


Heavenly Music
1929-2009, American

Linocut in brown ink. Print 246 in an edition of 250. Pencil signed in the lower right. Printed by the artist.


Kaffeetafel unter Birken (Coffee Table Under Birches)
1884-?, German

C. 1920. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches on 12 1/4 x 9 7/8 inch medium weight wove type paper. A charming print with delicate linework of ladies enjoying their teatime outdoors.


Claudine
1872-1936, French

This beautifully colored etching and aquatint portrait measures 12 x 9 3/4 inches on 24 x 17 3/8 inch arches laid type paper. Print 26 in an edition of 65. C. 1903. Published by Sagot, Paris. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.


La Grande Bergère
1887-1943, French

Print 61 in an edition of 75. Signed in the lower left, editioned in the lower right. Plate initialed and dated "1926" in the lower right. Second state. Catalog: Laboureur 323. The image depicts the cliffs along the coast of Penestin, France. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches on 15 x 9 5/8 inch watermarked wove type paper. Collector's stamp on back. This print has very fine engraved lines and a very whimsical style. Laboureur studied at the Academie Julian under Auguste Lepere before traveling extensively throughout Germany, Italy and Greece.


The New Maid
$1850.00
1860-1920, Swedish

Plate signed and dated 1909 in the lower left, pencil signed in the lower right. Catalog: Hjert and Hjert 208. A rare print! Collector's stamp in the lower right edge of the sheet. Plate measures 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches on 16 1/2 x 12 1/4 inch watermarked laid type paper. Richly inked with good plate tone, this print is likely an early proof.

Painting

A Sunlit Path
1837-1908, American

Oil on canvas, 20 x 14 inches in a 25 by 18 1/2 gold period frame. Because this has only a partial signature we are only able to attribute this work to Alfred Bricher. Upon cleaning of the painting, a partial signature was revealed in the lower left. The technique and composition also is very similar to many well known works by this artist. There is an area at the lower edge of this painting which has been inpainted but not the signature...The frame appears to be the original one. We feel the setting of this work might be from Lake George N.Y.

Print

La Place de l'Hopital a Strasbourg
1878-1970, American

Etching, image size 6 1/2 x 5 7/8 inches, 1913, pencil signed. Herman Webster was an American artist who moved to Paris in the early 20th century to attend the Academy Julien. There he studied under J. P. Laurens and Eugene Bejot, and was also greatly influenced by the etchings of Whistler and Meryon. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, specializing in finely detailed architectural views, cityscapes and landscapes. This is an early pencil signed proof of this etching; it was later published in a larger edition by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts in 1920.

Drawing

Abstract Grand
1947 - , French

Watercolor study for festival poster by Henri Guibal, 1970, sheet size measuring 19 5/8 x 16 inches, inscription by artist on lower border.