20th Century European

Petit Miroir

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1907. Edition of 100. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches on deckled 18 x 13 inch watermarked laid paper. A well inked impression with a rich drypoint burr. 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.

The Lithographer

This is a lithograph of the artist himself. The image measures 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches on 11 5/8 x 15 3/8 inch wove paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, titled in the lower left. A dramatic print that captures his likeness well. Regionalist painter and printmaker Robert Franz von Neumann was born in Rostock, Germany. He studied at the Royal Academy in Berlin; with Franz Bunke in Weimar; and at the Crafts Museum in Berlin with Emil Doepler.

Buzzards

A color woodblock print. Image measures 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches on 14 3/4 x 11 3/4 inch fine laid Japon paper. Pencil signed in the lower right.

Le Bar

This is a drypoint etching from 1912. Plate measures 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches in a 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 inch gold frame. Edition of 200, from the Paris series. Signed in the plate in the lower right, with the publisher's blindstamp, le Cercle Moderne, in the lower left. Probably printed by the artist in black ink on cream wove paper with full margins, as issued. A fine impression with a rich drypoint burr.

Almshouse St. Cross

This etching is plate initialed in the lower left. Plate measures 3 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches in a 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch black frame from Kennedy & Co, label on back. A well inked impression with plate toning. Sir David Cameron was considered one of the greatest British etchers of the early 20th century. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and began studying art at the Glasgow Art School before moving on to the Edinburgh School of Art. He was a member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, the Royal Society of Painters in Water-Colours, and the Royal Scottish Academy.

Le Baigneuse (The Bather)

Drypoint etching from 1911. Plate signed in the lower left. Edition of 56. Red stamp of the publisher, Gustave Pellet, in the lower right. Catalog: A 412. Plate measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches in a gold 18 1/4 x 22 1/2 inch gold frame. An intimate portrait with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr.

Madame Desrouchier et Son Chien

This is a drypoint etching from 1911. The plate measures 7 x 5 1/8 inches in a gold 20 1/4 x 16 1/2 inch frame. Plate signed in the lower right. Pencil numbered in the lower right 16 in an edition of 44. "Artist's proof" in pencil in the lower left. Catalog: A 417, Lugt 1193. Red stamp of the publisher, Gustave Pellet, in the lower right. A fine impression with a rich drypoint burr.

Bords de la Somme

Etching and aquatint from 1907. Plate signed in the lower left, titled and dated in the lower right. Pencil signed in the lower right. The plate measures 4 x 7 3/4 inches on 6 x 9 1/2 inch laid paper. An atmospheric and detailed print with plate toning.

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