This original etching by Jackson Lee Nesbitt measures 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, 1941, edition of 250, published by AAA, label included, pencil signed and titled. Nesbitt studied at the Kansas City Art Institute in Missouri under the guidance of master printmakers John deMartelly and Thomas Hart Benton. Known for his Midwest and Southern genre scenes, he enjoyed a long and successful career. His works are on display at the Boston Public Library, Columbus Museum of Art and the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.
This etching by Harold Kerr Eby measures 9 1/8 x 12 3/4 inches, cat: Giardina-202, limited edition, pencil signed with the "imp" after his name indicating that Eby printed this impression himself, "Harlow, Keppel & Co." label included. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artist of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms.
A lovely etching by the American artist Warren Davis, measuring 8 1/4 x 6 7/8 inches, pencil signed. Warren Davis studied at the Art Students League in New York and became known for his etchings of idealized female figures, many of which were used on the covers of Vanity Fair and Life magazines. Later in his career Davis exhibited in Europe and the United States including the Pennsylvania Academy and the Salmagundi Club.
A 1921 etching by the artist Frank Benson measuring 5 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches, pencil signed, cat: Ordeman-207, edition of 369, plate made for the Brooklyn Society of Etchers for distribution among its associate members. Frank Benson was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds.
This 1944 etching by the American artist Ernest David Roth measures 10 x 9 3/8 inches, pencil signed and dated, label with artist provenance included.
This etching with engraving and aquatint by the Russian-born artist, Jacques Lipchitz measures 14 x 10 inches, pencil signed and numbered 9/33, 1945. Lipchitz studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts and the Academie Julian in Paris where he began his career and became heavily influenced by the cubist style of Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque.
This unusual stippled Arms etching measures 11 3/8 x 7 inches, 1922, pencil signed, edition of 130, cat: Fletcher 120, from his Gargoyle Series #8. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture.
This Sir Francis Seymour Haden etching with drypoint measures 4 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches, pencil signed, 1865, state IV/V, cat: Schneiderman-107. 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.
Etching by George Elbert Burr measures 11 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches, pencil signed, 1922.
Etching by George Elbert Burr measures 11 7/8 x 10 inches, pencil signed and titled, "Nine proofs-plate destroyed" inscribed in the artists' hand, l.r.