Etchings


The Golden Cornice 1
1857-1926, American

Etching by the American artist, Joseph Pennell, measuring 11 x 8 inches, pencil signed, 1904, cat: Werth-349, repair tear within image. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes.


Trackside - Chicago
20th C., American

Architectural etching created by the American artist, Kent Hagerman, measuring 10 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches, pencil signed and titled.


The Winding Road
1876-1925, American

Etching with drypoint by Ernest Haskell measures 10 5/8 x 5 inches, plate signed, 1923. This was a presentation print for the Brooklyn Society of Etchers. Ernest Haskell was born in Connecticut and in the early 20th century spent time in both New York and Paris. While in Europe he met Whistler and was inspired to take up etching; his style was greatly influenced by the work of Whistler as well as that of Rembrandt, Da Vinci and Durer.


The Three Sisters
1818-1910, British

"The Three Sisters" by Sir Francis Seymour Haden measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, pencil signed, 1868, state VI/V, cat: Schneiderman-119. 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.


L'Insaisissable  (The Unattainable)
1884-1949, American

Considered Simmons most desirable and famous work of art, this 1923 etching and drypoint measures 10 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 50 or less. Simmons was born in Spain to artistic parents and studied at the Academie Julian in Paris. He loved wild life and spent much of his time sketching at the Natural History Museum and at various zoos. First introduced to etching by John Marin, Simmons became a master of the drypoint engraving.


Portrait of Old Woman
1890-1940, Austrian

This 1925 etching of an old woman by the Austrian artist Arthur Paunzer measures 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches, plate dated and pencil signed. Paunzer studied at the Academie Julien in Paris and traveled to Italy where he studied art and architecture. His works are included in the Albertina Museum, Vienna, the British Museum, London, Princeton University Library and the Cleveland Museum of Art.


Landscape with Pond

Etching, image size 6 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches, pencil signed, l.r.


Moonlit Beach
1881-1961, American

This etching by the American artist Huc Mazelet Luquiens measures 2 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches and is pencil signed. Born in 1881 in Massachusetts of French speaking parents, he received his masters in Fine Art from Yale before traveling to Paris to attend the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Academie Julian. After a visit to his sister's home in Hawaii in 1917 and finding the landscape irresistible, he spent the rest of his life there first starting the art department at the University of Hawaii and teaching there for many years and also co-founding the Honolulu Printmakers which still exists today.


Child With White Cap
1860-1938, English

This lovely image of a young girl by the English printmaker Mortimer Menpes measures 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches and is pencil signed with an "imp" after his name indicating he was the printer. Etching and drypoint, dated 1882 in the plate. Menpes attended the School of Art in London in 1878 and started exhibiting at the Royal Academy in 1880. He became a major figure in the etching revival, producing more than seven hundred different etchings and drypoints, which he usually printed himself.


Wire Mill Pond
1844-1891, American

Etching, image size 5 x 4 inches, plate titled, dated and initialed.

Painting

Punts at a Quiet Landing
1815-1877, French

Oil on panel, 11 x 16 inches, cradle backing, signed lower right, in an ornate period gilt frame. A very well regarded artist of the French Realism movement, Emile Lambinet was born in Versailles and studied with Horace Vernet and John Baptiste Camille Corot. Both of these artists greatly influenced Lambinet's mature style of painting, as can be seen in this image, with the exacting details and bright atmosphere of Vernet and the subtle color palette with just a few accents of saturated color of Corot.

Print

Co-operative Farm
1890–1985, American

This 1948 wood engraving by the American artist Grace Albee measures 6 5/8 x 8 inches, pencil signed and titled. Albee studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and was known for her scenes of rural life. Her works are in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery and the Boston Public Library. Label with artist provenance included.

Drawing

Study for the Angel's Head of DaVinci
1893-1986, American

Drawing, gold and silverpoint, image size 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches, signed and titled l.l. "silverpoint study for the angel's head of DaVinci", "Harriton", on artist board.