20th Century European

Le Château de Tachy

Drypoint etching by French artist Jacques Beurdeley. Pencil signed and plate signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 58 out of an edition of 60 in the lower left. Plate measures 7 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches on 11 x 14 inch waterproofed laid paper. Sagot blindstamp in the lower right. A very detailed impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. Beurdeley avoided the law career intended for him by his father and studied instead the École des Beaux-Arts under Fernand Cormon.

La Béchellerie, maison d'Anatole France

Drypoint etching from 1923. Pencil signed in the lower left, pencil numbered in the lower right 30 out of an edition of 50. Sagot publisher's stamp in the lower left. Plate measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches on 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inch Japan paper. Chahine studied at the Academia Di Belle Arti in Venice and then at the Academy Julien in Paris. He was a very well respected artist of the ‘Belle Epoch’ era, winning many awards and honors for his work, including a gold medal at the Paris Salon.

Hardstone Plant

This is a colored etching by British artist Elyse Lord. Provenance J.J Gillespie Co. in Pittsburgh, PA. Pencil signed in the lower right. In the lower left, numbered 50 out of an edition of 100. Plate monogrammed and signed in the upper left. The plate measures 9 x 8 3/4 inches a 15 x 13 3/4 inch red and black frame. Elyse Lord lived her entire life in Britain and although her work shows a strong Asian influence, she never actually traveled the continent. Her inspiration instead came from Chinese literature, artwork and her own imagination.

Sailboats at Anchor

Drypoint etching C. 1920. Plate signed in the lower left, pencil signed in the lower right with "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. Plate measures 6 x 8 1/2 inches on 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inch laid paper. Sagot publisher's stamp in the lower right. Edition of 39. A fine impression with plate toning. Leheutre studied to be a painter but after seeing an exhibit of Whistler etchings exhibited in 1892 by Georges Petit, he switched from painting to printmaking, concentrating primarily on landscapes or city scenes.

Highland Bog

This is a color woodblock print measuring 8 x 11 1/4 in a 18 x 20 inch frame. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1924. Hans Frank was the twin brother of printmaker Leo Frank. They were both students of Anton von Kenner at the School of Applied Arts in Vienna and Franz Rumpler at the Vienna Academy. Hans Frank was a painter and printmaker, working in both aquatint and color woodcuts and he exhibited at the Vienna Secession in 1912 and 1913.

Le Dernier Roman

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1907. Edition of 100. Provenance Merrill Chase Galleries, according to a label on back with a detailed biography of the artist. Plate signed in the lower left and numbered in pencil "No. 55" below the signature. Plate measures 20 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches in a gold 31 x 24 1/2 inch frame. 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.

Femme se Deshabillant

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1905. Edition of 100. Signed in orange crayon in the lower right. Plate measures 13 x 11 inches in a 23 1/4 x 20 1/5 inch gold frame. A fine impression. Catalog: Merrill Chase 125. Provenance Merrill Chase galleries, according to a label on the back. 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.

Le Pont de L'isle Adam

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1927. Edition of 100. Catalog: Chase 197. Provenance Merrill Chase Galleries, according to a label on the back. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 13 1/2 x 21 inches in a 24 x 30 inch gold frame. A fine impression. 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.

Sailboats and Seagulls

A drypoint etching C. 1920. Pencil signed in the lower left. Plate measure 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches on 11 x 15 1/4 inch laid paper. Wyllie uses plate toning and delicate lines to expertly capture the waves in this print. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker, studying at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and then at the at the Royal Academy. At the age of 18, Wyllie won the Turner Gold Medal for his painting "Dawn After A Storm". He went on to have a long artistic career, specializing in paintings and etchings of the sea and the city of London.

Place Saint-Germain des Prés

This is a colored drypoint, aquatint, and soft-ground etching from 1910. The plate measures 14 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches on 19 x 24 1/2 inch watermarked Arches laid paper. Pencil signed in the lower right. Edition of 200. This print is a fine example of Raffaëlli's impressionistic tendencies, with th subtle lighting and the atmospheric sky.

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