This etching and drypoint by Levon West, published in 1930, measures 9 3/8 x 15 1/8 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered on the lower margin. Levon West grew up a preacher's son in North Dakota. He attended the University of Minnesota, majoring in business before he turned to art. In a pivotal moment in his life, West traveled to the east coast where he met Joseph Pennell, who recognized his talent and encouraged him to study art and printmaking. West studied etching with Pennell as well as at the Art Students League in New York.
Through the Meadows
This is a beautiful, richly inked original etching by Peter Moran, image size 13 x 19 7/8 inches, published in 1886 by Klackner. It is state IV/IV, cat: Wright-92, pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. This image is listed with the title "Through the Meadow Stream" in the Wright catalog, although there are several alternate titles including the one that appears on this impression.
Fleet Street, London
This is a very richly inked original etching and aquatint in colors by Austrian artist Luigi Kasimir, titled "Fleet Street, London." This image is one of several views of Fleet St. with the dome of St Paul's Cathedral rising in the background, that Kasimir created in the 1920s. This image measures 19 3/8 x 12 7/8 inches, published in 1925 in an edition of 150, pencil signed and numbered "46/150". Kasimir specialized in city scenes and landmarks, and traveled throughout Europe and America creating many spectacular color etchings.
Bridge of Sighs, Venice
A richly inked etching by W. H. Sweet after a painting by John Shapland, image size 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches, c. 1920s, 'Fine Art Trade Guild' blindstamp lower left, pencil signed by both Sweet and Shapland.
This etching by Louis C. Rosenberg measures 4 7/8 x 6 3/8 inches. Published in 1925, it is plate signed and dated and also pencil signed on the lower right border. Rosenberg studied architecture at the University of Oregon before moving into architectural etching, studying at the American Academy in Rome and the Royal College of Art in London. The majority of his work was of European buildings with historic significance.
Clovelly High Street, Devon, England
This etching, after a painting by the artist, measures 11 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right and comes with a label identifying the artist and location.
20th Century, American
Along the Bank
This etching by Arthur C. Taylor measures 5 x 7 inches. Printed in an edition of 100, on medium weight paper with wide margins, it is plate signed and also pencil signed, title and numbered on the lower margin. A very atmospheric image created by Taylors' placement of a richly inked wooded foreground illuminated by the light filtering through the trees in the background.
Societe des Amis des Arts de le Somme
This etching by Louise Ibels measures 10 1/8 x 7 inches. Created in 1964, it is plate titled and dated on the lower left and pencil signed on the lower right. This artists proof is done on a heavy weight paper with wide margins.
Fishermen's Houses, Cape Ann
This is a very fine original etching by Stephen Parrish, published by Keppel in 1881. The image size is 12 x 19 inches, cat: Schneider-49, plate signed and titled, pencil signed. According to Schneider, this atmospheric image of the Massachusetts shore was one of Parrish's most popular etchings. This print features a very richly inked impression with beautiful plate tone, printed on a medium weight wove type paper with ample margins.
York Minster- West Front
A delicately rendered original etching with drypoint, plate size 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 inches, published in 1923, cat: Dickins-78, pencil signed. Walcot was born in Russia, the son of a British father and Russian mother. His family traveled extensively throughout Europe as well as South America, and Walcot was educated in Paris and Russia, graduating with a degree in architecture from the Imperial Academy of the Arts in Moscow. He worked as an architect briefly in Russia before moving to England in 1906.