An original etching by Piranesi from his 'Vedute di Roma' series, this image measures 17 7/8 x 27 1/4 inches, state V/V, 1766, cat: Hind-78. From the 'Regia Calcographia' edition c. 1870s, with the blindstamp in the lower right corner. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.
This is a rare original etching by American marine artist Gordon Grant. The image size is 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, published c. 1940, pencil signed. Grant was well known for his images of Gloucester and the North Shore of Massachusetts, but worked primarily in lithography. This is one of his very few etchings, and features a very richly inked impression with beautiful plate tone on a fine wove type paper with ample margins.
This is an early etching by Peter Moran, image size 3 x 5 1/8 inches, published in 1875, cat: Wright-6, pencil signed. Peter Moran was a well known American painter and etcher and one of the foremost artists of the American etching revival of the late 19th century. He was known for his images of cows and farm animals, as well as his atmospheric scenes of the American Southwest. According to Wright, this image was most likely one of the fifteen etchings that Moran exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.
Etching, image size is 7 x 11 7/8 inches, published in 1942 by the Associated American artists, cat: Embury-73, pencil signed, with the original AAA label. Lucioni was known for his incredibly detailed, textural etchings of the New England landscape, such as this beautiful image of an old barn beneath a sky of quickly moving fairweather clouds.
Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, published by the Associated American Artists with the original label.
Etching, image size 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, pencil signed and titled, published by the Associated American Artists, with the original label.
Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed and titled, published by the Associated American Artists, with the original label.
This is a luminous original etching of a rural watermill at twilight by American artist Charles Mielatz. The image size is 19 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, published in 1886 by Fishel, Adler & Schwartz, remarque in the lower margin, pencil signed. Mielatz was born in Germany but came to the United States as a young boy, studying at the Chicago School of Design, although much of his etching technique was self taught. Mielatz was a member of New York Etching Club and was one of the first etchers elected to the National Academy of Design, where he was also the chief instructor of etching for many years.
A great New York etching by Joseph Pennell, this etching measures 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches, published in 1921, cat: Wuerth-785, pencil signed "JoPennell imp", the "imp" indicating that Pennell printed this impression himself. In this image, Pennell uses a looser, almost impressionistic style which suggests the intricate details of the architecture and creates a strong sense of atmosphere and light.
This is a gorgeous, Whistleresque etching by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden. The image size is 6 3/4 x 3 7/8 inches, 1865, state V, cat: Schneiderman-114, pencil signed. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.