Engravings


Shepard Child
1642-1682

An early old master engraving. Plate measures 10 x 15 1/8 inches. Inscribed in the lower left: "J Van Campen formis venetys," below that "Tan. in." and in the center "V. Lefebre del. et sculp".


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.


Twin Brooks
1889-1971, New England

Pencil signed, titled, and dated "1943". Edition of 60. Catalog: BPL 363. Plate measures 6 x 10 inches on 9 x 12 inch wove type paper. This print has lovely contrast and exquisite detail, displaying his incredible skill with the smallest of lines: observe the tiny crosshatching in the shadows on the far left of the house.


Le Drame
1892-1969, French

Engraving 13 in an edition of 30. Pencil signed, titled and editioned. C. 1930. 4 1/4 x 7 inches on 10 3/4 x 13 3/4 inch light wove type paper.


Sleepy Creek
1896-1965, American

Pencil signed in the lower right, dated in the lower left. C. 1931. Catalog: Springfield 36. Plate measures 6 x 7 1/2 inches on 9 x 10 inch thin wove type paper. Pencil labeled "proof" below the image.


Sheperd with Flock
1620-1683, Dutch

Etching, restrike of plate circa 1660, image size 6 1/2 x 7 inches, plate signed.


The Music Room
1723-1806

18th century engraving by Jean-Rodolphe Holzhalb after J.R. Schellenberg. Image measures 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches in 11 x 13 1/4 inch gold frame.


Het Gesprek (The Conversation)
1629-1658, Dutch

This 17th century engraving by the Dutch artist, Cornelius Visscher, measures 9 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches, c.1655, on laid paper with partial collectors seal on back. "A.V. Oftade pinxit et excud., C. Visscher fecit aqua forti. and Ger. Valk Excudit" printed on bottom margin. Born into the city of Haarlem during the early decades of the 17th century where a diverse artistic community prospered, Visscher became one of the most accomplished and celebrated printmakers of the time.


Daniel Webster With Bust of Washington
1808-1888, American

A very fine original engraving of Daniel Webster, after the painting by Thomas B. Lawson, image size 26 1/2 x 18 inches, 1852, engraved and printed by C. E. Wagstaff and Jos. Andrews, in what appears to be the original frame. Daniel Webster was a noted Senator, lawyer and politician from New Hampshire, who also served as secretary of state twice, under the administrations of William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore.


Adrianus Stalbent
1599-1641, European

This is an original engraving by Paulus Pontius after the painting by Anthony Van Dyck. The image size is 9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches, c. 1700s, inscribed "Ant. van Dyck pinxit" and "Paul. du pont sculpt" in the lower left margin, with the title and a phrase in Latin below the image, with the original Kennedy Gallery label. Stalbent was a Flemish landscape painter and friend of Anthony Van Dyck when this portrait was painted.

Painting

"Rhinefalls, Zurich"
1866-1937, Italian

Gouache, attributed to Giovanni Giani, circa 1890, image size 12 5/8 x 19 inches in period frame.

Print

The Victor
1884-1969, American

Woodblock, image size 8 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches, pencil signed, titled and edition number, "Ernest W. Watson", "27/100" and "The Victor". A New England native, Watson graduated from Massachusetts College of Art and later in life co-founded the Berkshire Summer School of Art. He possessed a genuine desire for all to be able to understand the nuances of art and so began a lifelong career of creating instructional books and magazines on how to draw, paint and sculpt.

Drawing

Landscape Sketch
1872- c.1950, American

Dexter Dawes drawing of Mt. Monadnock with trees in the foreground. Also, start of sketch on reverse.