Etchings


Destroyers in Wet Basin at Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company
1887-1953, American

A superb original etching by John Taylor Arms, this image measures 10 x 17 1/4 inches, published in 1943, state III/III, cat: Fletcher- 377, U.S. Navy Series #2, pencil signed and dated. This image shows the ships U.S.S. Radford, Quick, and Mervine at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, South Kearney NJ. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known especially for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture.


The Clam Diggers
1886-1960, American

This is a fine original etching of a New England fishing village by Elisabeth B. Warren. The image size is 5 x 7 inches, c. 1920s, pencil signed and titled.


Spring Plowing
1889-1965

This wonderful etching by Louis Szanto measures 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 inches. Pencil signed. Szanto was a Hungarian born painter and etcher, studying in Vienna and Budapest before WW1. After the war he traveled through Europe gaining an international reputation for his paintings and etchings. In the early 1930's, Szanto moved to the United States where he worked on art projects commissioned by the W.P.A. He created many traditional American views and often worked in collaboration with the artist, Andrew Karoly.


"How About It?"
1885-1954, American

This adorable etching by Marguerite Kirmse measures 7 x 9 5/8 inches and is pencil signed and titled. Born in England, Kirmse was a proficient musician as well as an artist spending much of her spare time sketching at the London Zoo. Moving to American her interest in art deepened. She became a regular at the Bronx Zoo and it was reported that the keepers would let her into some of the cages to sketch the inhabitants.


The Promising Puppy
1896-1982, American

This original etching by William Schaldach measures 6 5/8 x 5 5/8 inches. It is pencil signed, dated and numbered. Annotated message to "the Winns..." on the lower margin written in the artist's hand. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening. He learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman.


Hunting Dog With Quail
1896-1982, American

This original etching by William J. Schaldach measures 8 5/8 x 11 5/8 inches. Pencil signed. Schaldach followed his lifelong passion for hunting, fishing and the outdoors in his many etchings, aquatints and drypoints. Moving from his home state of Indiana to NYC, he sold fishing tackle during the day and attended the Art Students League during the evening. He learned his craft under the watchful eye of John Sloan and George Bridgman. Schaldach was a member of the Salmagundi Club, Society of American Etchers, and the Independent Society of Printmakers.


The Old Cock
1876-1964, British

This wonderful original etching by Winifred Austen measures 9 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches and is pencil signed. Austen was a painter, illustrator and a most highly regarded etcher.
Having a particular affinity towards birds and mammals of all kinds, they often found their way into her images. The naturalist Sir Peter Scott said, "She was certainly the best bird etcher of this century." She was a member of the Society of Woman Artist and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers.


A Pair of Grouse
1896-1969, American

This limited edition, artist proof by Aiden Lassell Ripley measures 8 3/4 x 13 /4 inches, is pencil signed and titled. Label on backing with artist provenance. Framed. Ripley was a very successful 20th century sporting artist. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation.


Grouse on a Pine Bough
1896-1969, American

This is a beautifully detailed original etching by American artist Aiden Lassell Ripley. The image size is 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, published c. 1930, pencil signed and titled, framed. Ripley was a very successful 20th century sporting artist. He studied at the Boston Museum School under Phillip Hale and Frank Benson, then spent several years traveling throughout Europe. He became quite well known for his landscapes and sporting scenes, and also worked throughout his life in wildlife and endangered species preservation.


La Promenade Sur Le Port
1887-1943, French

This 1935 line-engraving and etching, published by The Print Club of Cleveland, measures 7 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches and is pencil signed. Cleveland Print Club label with artist provenance included. Laboureur studied at the Academie Julian under Auguste Lepere before traveling extensively throughout Germany, Italy and Greece. He returned to Paris in 1910, just when Cubism was being explored, and fully embraced it, incorporating it into his distinct style. He founded the Société des Peintres-Graveurs Indépendants in 1923 and its members included Braque, Dufy, Vlamnick, Laurencin and Segonzac.

Painting

California Mountains

This is an atmospheric California Impressionist painting c. 1920s, in the style of William Wendt (1865-1946). Oil on board, 11 x 7 inches, framed. This painting is unsigned, but the subject, style and palette are very similar to the paintings of the early 20th century California Impressionist painter.

Print

Disturbed Pintails
1887-1967, American

This beautiful wildlife etching by Hans Kleiber measures 6 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches. Published in 1948 in an edition of 250 by Associated American Artists, it is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. Kleiber was a Wyoming painter, illustrator and etcher. Born in Germany and coming to the US as a young man, he became a forest ranger with the U.S. Forest Service. His love of the land and its' wildlife instilled a lifelong interest in the protection and preservation of it. His career as an artist started with his use of watercolors and oils but eventually led him to the craft of printmaking.

Drawing

View From a Country Road
1872- c.1950, American

This drawing by Dexter Dawes measures 18 3/4 x 24 3/4 inches. It is signed in the lower right corner. Dawes was born in Englewood, NJ and went on to study at New York City's Art Student League. He summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his drawings and lithographs. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.