Etchings


The Shrimper
1880-1969, British

This is a beautiful original etching by British artist Sir William Russell Flint. The image size is 9 1/2 x 4 7/8 inches, published c. 1931 in an edition of 75, numbered 'V', hand signed and numbered in ink. Sir William Russell Flint was a renowned artist and illustrator in early 20th century Britain. He was born in Scotland and studied at the Royal Academy of Art in Edinburgh, then at Heatherly's Art School in London. He was known for his fine prints and paintings, many portraying graceful female figures.


Viba
1890-1978, English

This elegant portrait of the wife of composer Bobby Hazelton Ross, was created by the British printmaker, Gerald Brockhurst in 1929, pencil signed. Brockhurst also used her as the model in his "Pepita" etching. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst attended the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the work of the great masters, especially Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him.


A Winter Evening-Windsor, N.S.
1846-1938, American

This richly inked etching by the American artist Stephen Parrish measures 7 x 11 5/8 inches, pencil signed, state II/III, Schneider cat: 83, 1883. Parrish traveled with his friend and student, Charles Adam Platt to the provinces of New Bruswick and Nova Scotia for the months of August and September in 1881. Parrish was deeply intrigued with the area and came back with a variety of artistic studies of the strange shore effects of the Bay of Fundy, its land and its people.


West of Ireland
1890-1978, English

This is a striking original etching by British artist Gerald Brockhurst. The image size is 4 7/8 x 5 3/4 inches, published in 1928 in an edition of 111, pencil signed, framed, with a label from the Vincent Price Collection. Although Brockhurst is known for his remarkable portraits, this is one of his finest, most sought after etchings. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools.


The End
1867-1945, German

This is a very rare pencil signed original etching by German Expressionist Kathe Kollwitz. The image size is 9 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches, 1897, plate 6 from Kollwitz's 'Weaver's Revolt' series, "Orig Rad von Kate Kollwitz" lower left, "Druck von O. Felsing, Berlin-Chlttbg" lower right, pencil signed, with the label from Nielsen Gallery, Boston. This is an early state, before lettering was added below the image. A very rich impression with a remarkable sense of light, shadow and texture.


Flying Ducks
1862-1951, American

This is a superb, very richly inked original etching with beautiful plate tone by American sporting artist Frank W Benson. The image size is 8 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches, 1919, cat: Ordeman- 160, pencil signed. 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.


Study for a Decoration
1890-1978, English

This is a very fine original etching by Gerald Brockhurst, image size 6 x 4 5/8 inches, 1926, edition of 76, pencil signed and inscribed "To Ben- from Brock" below the image, and "Happy Christmas" in the lower margin. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the work of the great masters, especially Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him.


The Black Silk Dress
1890-1978, English

A superb portrait of Brockhurst's first wife Anais, this etching measures 8 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches, published in 1927 in an edition of 111, pencil signed. Born in England and found to be artistically talented at an early age, Gerald Brockhurst was enrolled in the Royal Academy Schools. A scholarship enabled him to study in France and Italy where the work of the great masters, especially Botticelli and da Vinci, had a lasting influenced on him. He became well known for his classically styled portraits etched with a remarkable sense of detail and texture.


Rocky River
1862-1951, American

This is a very rare original etching by American sporting artist Frank W Benson. The image size is 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, published in 1921 in an edition of 100, cat: Ordeman-205, pencil signed, titled in the lower margin. There is some old masking tape residue in the margins, but this is outside of the image area and will be covered by a window mat. This print is quite scarce, and an unusual subject for Benson; in most of his images the landscape serves as a backdrop for wildfowl or hunters but in this etching he focuses on the land and river, creating an atmospheric summer scene.


Group of Figures
1888-1972, American

This is a very richly inked original etching by American artist John Costigan. The image size is 8 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches, published in 1937 by the Associated American Artists, cat: Costigan-60, pencil signed and titled, tastefully framed. Costigan was known for his evocative images of hardworking farmers and their families, often set against the backdrop of the fields and landscapes of their daily lives.

Painting

Cloudy Skies
1844-1942, American

A lovely watercolor by the American artist, Horace Burdick. It measures 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches and is matted. Burdick attended the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston and was known throughout his career as a portrait and landscape painter. He did many White Mountain scenes as well as New England coastal scenes. This image is from the artists' estate.

Print

The New Harp
1900-1971, British

This is a vibrant hand colored etching, image size 10 1/4 x 13 7/8 inches, published in an edition of 75, pencil signed, numbered and titled. Elyse Lord lived her entire life in Britain and although her work shows a strong Asian influence, she never actually traveled the continent. Her inspiration instead came from Chinese literature, artwork and her own imagination. Her unique style uses fine drypoint lines and delicate, yet vibrant colors to create images that that have a serene, almost dreamlike quality.

Drawing

The Old Homestead
1833-1909, American

Watercolor on paper, image size 4 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches, pencil signed lower right, framed. (M)