Etchings

Long's Peak, Moonlight

Drypoint etching and aquatint. Pencil signed in the lower left, titled in the lower right "Long's Peak, Moonlight, Estes Park, Colorado. Catalog: Seeber 169. Plate measures 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches on 9 x 11 1/2 inch laid paper. Burr was an American printmaker and painter best known for his etchings and drypoints of expansive views of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.

Lustheim, The Goose Pond

A richly inked etching from 1879. Pencil signed in the lower left. Andrew Danube set #18. Plate monogrammed in the lower right, plate titled and dated in the lower left. Image measures 6 x 10 3/4 inches, plate measures 6 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches on 11 1/2 x 17 1/4 inch wove paper. Andrew Danube set #18. Bacher began etching in Cleveland in 1876 and continued his art in Munich, Paris and Venice.

Horsley's House at Willesley

This is a drypoint etching from 1865. Catalog: Schneiderman 89. State I/II. The scene is of Willesley, the country home of his sister Rosamund and her husband John Calcott Horsley, in Cranbrook, Kent. The plate measures 7 x 9 7/8 inches on 10 1/2 x 13 1/8 inch watermarked laid paper. Pencil signed in the lower right. A well inked impression with a rich drypoint burr. Sir Francis Seymour Haden was one of the most important British etchers of the 19th century, along with his brother in law James Whistler.

Petit Miroir

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1907. Edition of 100. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches on deckled 18 x 13 inch watermarked laid paper. A well inked impression with a rich drypoint burr. 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.

Cure's Garden, Arles

This is a drypoint etching from 1921. Edition of 75. Catalog: Giardina 62. Plate measures 6 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches on 9 3/4 x 14 3/8 inch laid paper. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp," the "imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. Arles is a Provence. The scene depicted was based on Eby's visit to France during 1920 to 1921. A richly inked, finely detailed impression. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms.

Porthleven

This is a drypoint etching from 1925. The plate measures 9 x 14 1/8 inches on 10 x 16 5/8 inch Van Gelder Zonen watermarked laid paper. An atmospheric print with excellent use of plate toning. Plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp," the "imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. Edition of 90. Catalog: Giardina 104. The setting is the town of Porthleven, Cornwall, an important 18th and 19th century port that was used as a harbor of refuge as it was a dangerous place to sail around.

Boat Houses, Polperro, No. 3

This is a drypoint etching from 1925. Alternatively titled "Harbor Scene." Catalog: Giardina 103. Pencil signed in the lower right with the word "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. Very rare, unpublished 2nd state. Plate measures 7 x 10 1/8 inches on 10 1/8 x 14 inch wove paper. The setting is likely in Cornwall, where Eby visited in 1924 and 1925. A well inked impression with plate toning. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms.

Constant

This is a drypoint etching from 1922. Trial proof. Catalog: Giardina 91. Plate measures 12 x 7 3/4 inches on 15 5/8 x 11 1/4 inch watermarked wove paper. The subject of this portrait is 18-year-old Constant McRae, a twin daughter of artist Elmer McRae and his wife, Constant Holley MacRae. The setting is the dining room of the Bush-Holley House, a Connecticut boarding house frequented by artists of the Cos Cob art colony. Pencil signed in the lower right with the word "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. A well inked impression with a rich drypoint burr.

Parte della gran Muraglia

A drypoint etching by Giovanni Piranesi. Image measures 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches on 22 1/4 x 16 inch paper. The full title is "Parte della gran Muraglia, la quale circondava la grand'Area dell'Ustrino," meaning "Part of the wall which surrounded the crematorium." Original Ferdinand Roten label on mat! From the series, "Le Antichita Romane." C. 1784. Catalog: Ficacci 281. From a later edition. III/IV. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma".

Pine Tops No. 1

This is an etching from 1910. Edition of 30. This print has plate toning and and interesting perspective. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. The plate measures 7 x 5 inches on 9 x 7 inch watermarked wove paper. The scene depicted was probably in the New York City vicinity, like his other early landscapes. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms.

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