Etchings


Huguenot Church, Charlestown
1883-1979, American

This c. 1930 etching by the American artist Elizabeth O'Neill Verner measures 2 1/2 x 2 inches, pencil signed and titled. Known for her love of the Lowcountry surrounding Charleston, with its images of swamps, fields and local wildlife and urban scenes with its unique characters, she captured the spirit of the south. Verner initiated the founding of the Charleston Society of Etchers and is considered the matriarch of the Charleston Renaissance, which flourished during the 1920s and 1930s.


Rye, Sussex
1861-1933, American

This rare, pencil signed etching by the American artist, Charles A. Platt measures 6 x 9 inches, edition of 250, part of a portfolio created by the NY Etching Club in 1884. Platt was a very successful painter and etcher, known for his delicately rendered New England landscapes and harbor scenes. He was also a talented architect and a member of the Saint-Gaudens Art Colony in Cornish, NH.


Motif From Cesky Krumlow
1877-1942, Czech

This etching by the Czech artist, Tavik F. Simon, measures 7 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches, pencil signed, 1914, cat: Novak-229, in an edition of 150. Simon studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as Asia and the U.S. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts. He was an exceptional painter and printmaker, and is best known for his atmospheric color etchings and aquatints.


Pont Saint Michel
1877-1942, Czech

Etching and aquatint by the Czech artist, Tavik F. Simon, measuring 12 1/2 x 15 5/8 inches, pencil signed, cat: Novak-455, numbered 73, edition of 300, published by "Les Graveurs Modernes, Paris. 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. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts. Simon was an exceptional painter and printmaker, and is best known for his atmospheric color etchings and aquatints.


From the Latin Quarter
1877-1942, Czech

This 1907 etching and aquatint by Tavik F. Simon measures 12 3/4 x 16 1/2 inches, pencil signed, numbered "81", edition of 150, cat: Novak-69, G. Petit publisher's blindstamp on l.l. 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. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts. Simon was an exceptional painter and printmaker, and is best known for his atmospheric color etchings and aquatints.


Gloucester Harbor after W.M. Hunt
1846-1938, American

Etching, 16X21 5/8 inches, created in 1882, S.P. 74, this atmospheric view of Gloucester Harbor was created after the painting by W.M. Hunt who's initials are in the plate, lower left. This etching is pencil signed by Parrish, lower right border, printed on a heavy wove type paper.


St. Martin's Bridge
1867-1956, British

This richly inked etching of St. Martin's Bridge near Toledo, Spain, by Sir Frank Brangwyn, measures 19 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches, pencil signed, 1923, printed in two color ink, black and brown. Sir Frank Brangwyn was one of the most important British artists of the early 20th century. A member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Watercolor Society, and the Royal Society of British Artists, he was knighted in 1924.


The Rival Ragman
1895-1987, American

This drypoint by the American artist, Peggy Bacon, measures 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, edition of 139, published in 1938 by AAA, label included, cat: Flint-130. Born into an artistic family, Peggy Bacon's talents were apparent at an early age. By the age of 20, she had her first solo show in New York. She then went on to study at the Art Students League under John Sloan, Kenneth Hayes Miller and George Bellows.


Flight of Ducks, Lake Solitude
1887-1967, American

This original etching and drypoint by the American artist Hans Kleiber measures 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches, pencil signed, presentation print published by "The Print Makers Society of California" in 1933 in an edition of 240. Born in Germany and coming to the US as a young man, he became a forest ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. His love of the land and its' wildlife instilled a lifelong interest in the protection and preservation of it. The image above was created in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park.


Deep in the Rockies
1887-1967, American

Known as the "Etcher Laureate of the Rockies", this early 20th century etching by Hans Kleiber measures 7 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches, pencil signed and titled, AAA label included. Born in Germany and coming to the US as a young man, he became a forest ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. His love of the land and its' wildlife instilled a lifelong interest in the protection and preservation of it. His career as an artist started with his use of watercolors and oils but eventually led him to the craft of printmaking.

Painting

River and field with oxen
1848 - 1921, American

Watercolor, image size 4 7/8 x 9 1/2 inches,

Print

The Bridge Builders

Etching, image size 4 7/8 x 3 7/8 inches, c. 1935, unsigned.

Drawing

Study of Greek Statue

This early European drawing in red crayon, c. 1600, is unidentified. It has a watermark of a fleur de lis with a "M" above it. The sheet size measures 14 3/4 x 10 inches.