Etchings


Le Marche aux Fleurs
1872-1936, French

This is a beautiful sun drenched Paris street scene by French artist Manuel Robbe. Etching and aquatint in colors, image size 14 x 10 3/4 inches, c. 1910, pencil signed, framed. One of this leading French artists of the ‘Belle Epoch,’ Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images. In this scene, he beautifully captures the atmosphere of the bright Paris street as two women buy flowers from the vendors.


Clichy
1872-1936, French

An atmospheric original etching with aquatint in colors, this image measures 23 1/4 x 14 1/2 inches, published c. 1910 in an edition of about 100, pencil signed and numbered '89'. One of this leading French artists of the ‘Belle Epoch,’ Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes, becoming a master of the aquatint medium. He developed much of his own aquatint techniques, which enabled him to create his uniquely painterly, richly colored images.


The Towing Path
1818-1910, British

This is a rare early state etching by Sir Francis Seymour Haden, image size 5 3/8 x 8 3/8 inches, 1864, state VI/XIII, cat: Schneiderman-72, 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.


Seeing Things
1885-1954, American

This is a sweet original etching of a Scottish Terrier puppy by American artist Marguerite Kirmse. The image size is 6 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches, 1926, pencil signed and titled. Marguerite Kirmse was born in England but moved to America as a young woman. She always had a profound love of animals and became a regular at the Bronx Zoo, sketching the inhabitants. She was especially known for her images of dogs, depicting many breeds from Scottish Terriers to Pekingese to the field hunting breeds which she and her husband raised in Bridgewater, Conn.


Gloucester Fishermen
1885-1957, American

Etching, image size 7 3/8 x 9 5/8 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed and titled.


Three Dogs
1892-1968, American

A fine original etching, image size 8 3/8 x 11 7/8 inches, published in 1934 in an edition of 100 proofs, plate signed and dated, pencil signed.


Burgos
1887-1953, American

This is an atmospheric original etching of the cathedral in the town of Burgos in Northern Spain. Image size 8 1/2 x 13 inches, 1924, edition of 150, cat: Fletcher-142, Spanish Church Series #2, pencil signed and dated. According to Fletcher, this etching is also called "A Spanish Town Revisited".


Plumed Serpent
1887-1953, American

A beautifully detailed miniature etching by John Taylor Arms, image size 1 7/8 x 2 1/2 inches, 1940, cat: Fletcher-344, Miniature Series #27, Yucatan Series #1, pencil signed.


The White Heron
1876-1964, British

This is a gorgeous original etching by British artist Winifred Austen. This image is very rare, it is Austen's first published etching, done 1906 a very small edition of only 10 impressions. The image size is 8 1/4 x 4 1/8 inches, pencil signed, framed. Winifred Austen was a painter, illustrator and a most highly regarded etcher, known especially for her remarkably lifelike images of birds.


Rough Going
1889-1946, American

An evocative image of WWI by American artist Harold Kerr Eby, this etching with drypoint measures 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed in an edition of 60, second published state, 1919, Giardina cat: 29. Eby's WWI experiences in France lead to this richly inked image of infantry marching through the results of war.

Painting

Portrait of a Woman
1906-1992, American

This watercolor on paper measures 18 x 15 inches, c. 1930, signed on the l.r., possibly a self-portrait.

Print

Guitar Player
1891-1965, American

Etching, image size 8 x 6 1/2 inches, 1917, cat. Smith-31, numbered 7/50, pencil signed lower left.

Drawing

Maple in Winter
1872- c.1950, American

This pencil sketch by Dexter Dawes measures 8 7/8 x 6 inches on lightweight drawing paper.