Etchings


Old Rouen
1887-1953, American

A finely detailed original etching of a French village street, this etching measures 6 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches, published in 1927, cat: Fletcher-203, pencil signed and dated.


Flying Widgeon
1862-1951, American

A very fine sporting etching by Frank Benson, this image measures 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, published in 1924, cat: Ordeman-231, pencil signed below the image, titled on the lower edge of the sheet. Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began his sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. 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.


Black Ducks No. 2
1862-1951, American

A rare working proof by American sporting artist Frank Benson, this etching measures 9 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches, published in 1922, cat: Ordeman-165, proof C-2, pencil signed below the image, titled "Black Ducks No 2" and inscribed "C-2" in the lower margin. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston.


Battersea Reach
1818-1910, British

This is an atmospheric original etching by British artist Sir Francis Seymour Haden, overlooking the river from Whistler's window. It is a pencil signed working proof, 1863, state IV/XII, cat: Schneiderman-48. This etching was created when Haden and Whistler were close friends, often working together on their etchings. Although the official title of this etching is "Battersea Reach", there is an inscription in the plate that reads "Old Chelsea out of Whistler's Window, Seymour Haden 1863" A rich impression on a medium weight laid type paper.


Veduta dell'Intero dell'Anfiteatro Flavio detto il Colosseo
1720-1778, Italian

An original etching by Piranesi from his 'Vedute di Roma' series, this image measures 17 7/8 x 27 1/4 inches, state V/V, 1766, cat: Hind-78. From the 'Regia Calcographia' edition c. 1870s, with the blindstamp in the lower right corner. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.


Gloucester Fishermen
1875-1962, American

This is a rare original etching by American marine artist Gordon Grant. The image size is 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches, published c. 1940, pencil signed. Grant was well known for his images of Gloucester and the North Shore of Massachusetts, but worked primarily in lithography. This is one of his very few etchings, and features a very richly inked impression with beautiful plate tone on a fine wove type paper with ample margins.


A Showery Day
1842-1914, American

This is an early etching by Peter Moran, image size 3 x 5 1/8 inches, published in 1875, cat: Wright-6, pencil signed. Peter Moran was a well known American painter and etcher and one of the foremost artists of the American etching revival of the late 19th century. He was known for his images of cows and farm animals, as well as his atmospheric scenes of the American Southwest. According to Wright, this image was most likely one of the fifteen etchings that Moran exhibited at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia.


Moving Shadows
1900-1988, Italian-American

Etching, image size is 7 x 11 7/8 inches, published in 1942 by the Associated American artists, cat: Embury-73, pencil signed, with the original AAA label. Lucioni was known for his incredibly detailed, textural etchings of the New England landscape, such as this beautiful image of an old barn beneath a sky of quickly moving fairweather clouds.


Butterballs
1903-1985, American

Etching, image size 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, published by the Associated American Artists with the original label.


Whistlers in a Gale
1903-1985, American

Etching, image size 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, pencil signed and titled, published by the Associated American Artists, with the original label.

Painting

The Lighthouse
1935 - ?, American

This original oil on canvas, c. 1950, by Robert Mokowitz measures 12 x 16 inches and is signed on the lower right and is framed. Moskowitz was heavily influenced by abstract expressionism and the work of Jasper Johns. Studying at the Pratt Institute of Art under Bradley Walker Tomlin and Adolph Gottlieb, he worked mainly in oils and pastels with architectural themes. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art and the Hirshhorn Museum in Washington.

Print

Somber Cornfield
1860-1913, American

Etching, image size: 4 X 5 inches, pencil signed

Drawing

Giant Pine
1872- c.1950, American

This fine pencil drawing of a giant pine tree with its wooded surroundings, by local Marlboro, NH artist, Dexter Dawes measures 15 x 11 inches and is sketched on a medium weight, gray paper. Dawes summered in southern NH, with its' majestic views of Mt. Monadnock where many of his inspirations for his drawings, paintings and lithographs came from.