Etchings

Chartres Cathedral

This is a drypoint etching from February 1931. Edition of 100. Catalog: BPL 104. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 35 out of 100 in the lower left. Plate measures 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches on 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inch Rives watermarked wove paper. A well inked, exquisitely detailed etching. Samuel Chamberlain studied architecture at MIT, but interrupted his studies to serve in France during WWI. After the war, Chamberlain worked as an architectural draftsman in Boston before leaving the US to travel throughout France and Europe.

Beauvais

This is a drypoint etching from April 1931. Edition of 100. Catalog: BPL 105. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 3 out of 100 in the lower left. Plate measures 11 x 12 inches on 14 x 15 inch Rives watermarked wove paper. Chamberlain captures this brightly lit scene with breathtaking detail. Samuel Chamberlain studied architecture at MIT, but interrupted his studies to serve in France during WWI. After the war, Chamberlain worked as an architectural draftsman in Boston before leaving the US to travel throughout France and Europe.

Verneuil

This is a drypoint etching from November 1929. Edition of 100. Catalog: BPL 88. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 59 out of 100 in the lower left. Plate measures 13 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches on 16 x 11 inch Rives watermarked wove paper. Samuel Chamberlain studied architecture at MIT, but interrupted his studies to serve in France during WWI. After the war, Chamberlain worked as an architectural draftsman in Boston before leaving the US to travel throughout France and Europe.

Alert

A drypoint etching from May 1925. Edition of 75. Catalog: Derrydale No. 18. The scene was sketched on the spot. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches on 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch wove watermarked Van Gelder Zonen paper. A fine impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr.

Rue dans la Plaine

A drypoint etching by French artist Jacques Beurdeley. Sagot blindstamp in the lower right. Pencil signed and plate signed in the lower right. Pencil numbered in the lower left 44 out of an edition of 50. Plate measures 7 1/8 x 10 inches on 11 x 14 1/4 inch laid paper. Beurdeley avoided the law career intended for him by his father and studied instead the École des Beaux-Arts under Fernand Cormon. He was later influenced by Paul Huet, Corot, Rousseau, and Camille Pissarro and went on to produce many etchings of the French countryside.

Le Château de Tachy

Drypoint etching by French artist Jacques Beurdeley. Pencil signed and plate signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 58 out of an edition of 60 in the lower left. Plate measures 7 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches on 11 x 14 inch waterproofed laid paper. Sagot blindstamp in the lower right. A very detailed impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. Beurdeley avoided the law career intended for him by his father and studied instead the École des Beaux-Arts under Fernand Cormon.

La Béchellerie, maison d'Anatole France

Drypoint etching from 1923. Pencil signed in the lower left, pencil numbered in the lower right 30 out of an edition of 50. Sagot publisher's stamp in the lower left. Plate measures 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches on 11 1/2 x 14 1/2 inch Japan paper. Chahine studied at the Academia Di Belle Arti in Venice and then at the Academy Julien in Paris. He was a very well respected artist of the ‘Belle Epoch’ era, winning many awards and honors for his work, including a gold medal at the Paris Salon.

Beach Umbrella

This is a colored etching from California artist May Gearhart. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil titled below the image. Plate measures 3 3/4 x 7 inches on 6 3/4 x 10 inch thin wove paper. May Gearhart was part of a circle of 20th century Southern California printmakers that were strongly influenced by the Arts and Crafts movement and Japanese art. She studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, under Rudolph Schaeffer, and spent a summer at Columbia with Arthur Dow.

Hardstone Plant

This is a colored etching by British artist Elyse Lord. Provenance J.J Gillespie Co. in Pittsburgh, PA. Pencil signed in the lower right. In the lower left, numbered 50 out of an edition of 100. Plate monogrammed and signed in the upper left. The plate measures 9 x 8 3/4 inches a 15 x 13 3/4 inch red and black frame. 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.

Sailboats at Anchor

Drypoint etching C. 1920. Plate signed in the lower left, pencil signed in the lower right with "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. Plate measures 6 x 8 1/2 inches on 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inch laid paper. Sagot publisher's stamp in the lower right. Edition of 39. A fine impression with plate toning. Leheutre studied to be a painter but after seeing an exhibit of Whistler etchings exhibited in 1892 by Georges Petit, he switched from painting to printmaking, concentrating primarily on landscapes or city scenes.

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