20th Century European

Old Women, Bruges

A large drypoint etching by Sir Frank Brangwyn. Plate measures 19 x 20 3/4 inches in a 26 3/4 x 28 inch frame. The plate was etched on the spot. C 1906. Catalog: FASL 65. A somber and well inked print with a rich drypoint burr. A rare print!

Son Avocat, et Phrases Creuses

This is an original etching and aquatint from 1922. Unsigned. Plate 19 from Miserere: Son avocat, et phrases creuses, clame sa totale inconscience. Plate measures 21 x 16 inches in a silver 30 x 24 1/2 inch frame. Georges Rouault began his art career at age fourteen, when he began a five year apprenticeship painting and restoring glass. This appears to have had a heavy influence on his cloisonnist style, with the heavy black contouring and glowing colors resembling leaded glass.

Frau an der Wiege (Woman at the Cradle)

This is a drypoint etching from 1897, printed in a special edition for the Graphic Arts Society of Vienna in 1903. State V/VI. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches on 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inch wove paper. Catalog: Knesebeck 40. Inscribed Original-Radirung von Käthe Kollwitz, Druck & Verlag der Gesellschaft f. vervielf. Kunst in Wien (original etching by Käthe Kollwitz, published by the Society for Reproducing Art, Vienna). A sharply detailed print with good use of plate toning.

Hay Harvesters

Drypoint etching. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 12 x 14 3/4 inches on 15 3/8 x 18 1/4 inch laid paper.
A well inked impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr.

A Door, Cahors

A drypoint etching in sepia ink. Pencil signed in the lower right. C. 1910. A well inked impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 6 1/4 x 9 inches on 12 3/8 x 16 inch laid paper. Catalog: Gaunt 158.

L'Élan

This is a dynamic colored drypoint etching from 1928. It is pencil signed in the lower right with the windmill blindstamp in the lower left. In the upper left: "copyright 1928 by L. Icart, Paris." The plate measures 19 x 14 inches in a 30 x 24 inch high quality ornate French style gold frame. Catalog: Holland 346, this print is on the catalog cover. Icart was born in Toulouse, France, and began drawing at an early age.

Joie de Vivre

This is a colored drypoint etching from 1929. It is pencil signed in the lower right with the windmill blindstamp in the lower left. In the upper left: "copyright 1929 by L. Icart, Paris." The plate measures 23 x 15 inches in a 35 x 24 inch high quality ornate French style gold frame. Catalog: Holland 356, this print is on the catalog cover. Icart was born in Toulouse, France, and began drawing at an early age.

Le Soldat des Régions Envahies

This is a dramatic lithograph of a group of soldiers in the midst of battle in France during WWI. The title means roughly "the soldier from the invaded region." The image size measures 17 x 12 inches in a black 24 1/2 x 18 1/2 inch frame. Plate signed in the lower right. Hand signed and numbered. Lucien Jonas was an official military artist in France during WWI and traveled extensively through the front lines, creating many paintings, drawings and prints depicting the heroism and bravery of the soldiers on the front lines.

Notre Dame de Paris in the Morning

Colored etching C. 1928. Catalog: Novak 483, Baker 266. Edition of 350. Published by the Societe de Graveurs Modernes, Paris. Pencil editioned in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate monogrammed in the bottom center. Numbered 227. Plate measures 12 5/8 x 15 inches on 18 1/2 x 19 1/2 inch wove type paper. An atmospheric print with lovely, muted colors. T. F. Simon was born in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as Asia and the U.S.

Prague, 1912

Drypoint etching from 1912. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches on 9 x 17 inch paper. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right with the word "imp," indicating that the artist printed it themselves. Plate signed in the lower left. 3rd State. An atmospheric print with good use of plate toning.

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