20th Century European Prints

Renee a Bicyclette (Un Debut)

$3400.00

Drypoint and aquatint etching, 1906, signed and numbered 14/50 in pencil, published by Sagot, Paris as blindstamped. Image size 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, paper size is 23 by 16 inches. The image is printed on medium weight wove-type paper. Catalog Reference: Ginestet & Pouillon, 152. This is one of his earlier examples of Belle Epoque style.

The Cabin

$2450.00

Drypoint etching from 1917. Catalog: Asplund 279. Pencil signed in the lower right. Black ink on laid type paper. Third state. Plate size measures 7 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches in a 17 1/2 x 22 inch gold frame. Zorn's incredible linework gives these figures a soft look.

Joie de Vivre

$2400.00

This is a colored drypoint etching from 1929. It is pencil signed in the lower right with the windmill blindstamp in the lower left. In the upper left: "copyright 1929 by L. Icart, Paris." The plate measures 23 x 15 inches in a 35 x 24 inch high quality ornate French style gold frame. Catalog: Holland 356, this print is on the catalog cover. Icart was born in Toulouse, France, and began drawing at an early age. He was particularly interested in fashion, and he quickly rose to fame producing etchings for major design studios at a time when fashion was undergoing a radical change from the conservativeness of the late nineteenth century to the simple, clingy lines of the early twentieth century. His style, though modern, drew inspiration from 18th century French masters like Jean Antoine Watteau, Francois Boucher, and Jean Honore Fragonard. He fought in WWI, continuing to make art as an escape, and before long his art became a symbol of the Art Deco movement.

The Swan

$1850.00

This is an original etching by Scandinavian artist Anders Zorn 1860-1920. The title of this piece is "The Swan", (Svanen) It was created and printed in 1915, one of his most impressive of the nude bather series of his etchings. The image mesures 9 3/4X 7 5/8 inches. Printed on a laid paper with an extensive crown watermark. The etching is signed and dated lower right and also hand signed in pencil in the lower right border. Fine condition, wide borders all around, a very slight line of toning where an early window mat lay, not visible in the new matting. The image appears in the Hjert & Hjert catalog as image 276.

Le Bouquet de Violettes

$1850.00

This is an impressionistic original color etching and aquatint by French master of the Belle Epoch, Manuel Robbe (French 1872-1936) The title of this work is:
"Le Bouquet de Violettes", it was created and printed in 1903 in the first edition of only 65 signed proofs. A larger edition was published after the signature was added to the plate. This etching is hand signed in pencil lower right. The image measures 17 1/2X11 3/4 inches. A fine impression, previously sold by Merrill Chase galleries, it appears in the Chase catalog as image number 105. Robbe studied at the Academie Julien and the Ecole des Beaux Artes in Paris.
With his hand application of color no two images look exactly the same, a very painterly technique.

Selbstbildnis im Profil Nach Rechts

$1850.00

An evocative self portrait by German Expressionist artist Kathe Kollwitz, lithograph, image size approximately 18 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, sheet size 22 3/8 x 18 inches, 1938. Kollwitz was known for her dramatic images of the poor, especially women and children, and the stark realities of poverty and war. She also created many self portraits over the course of her long career, this litho being her last one.

Le Directeur du Theatre

$1850.00

This is an original aquatint etching by French artist Georges Rouault titled: " Le Director de Theatre", The Theater Director. From the series "Reincarnations of Pere Ubu", This is a rare hand signed impression lower right and also inscribed as M/O lower left. This etching was created and printed in 1928. The image measures 12X7 3/4 inches. It is printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Some light toning in the border area. Rouault was known to experiment with his etchings, this one not only has aquatint etching but also some roulette work, drypoint and use of a burnisher. A very rich heavily inked impression. Catalog Chapon-Rouault 27.c

Le Bouquet de Violettes

$1800.00

Colored etching and Aquatint. C. 1903. 1st state, edition of 65. Larger edition of 100 after signature was added to plate. Pencil signed in the lower right. Image size is 17 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches on 22 3/4 x 16 1/4 inch watermarked arches laid type paper. Catalog: P-K 105. An intimate portrait of a young woman in her dressing room affixing flowers to her dress.

Valkulla

$1725.00

C. 1912. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate initialed and dated in the lower left. Plate measures 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches on 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inch watermarked Van Gelder Zonin laid paper. Catalog: Hjert and Hjert 209. A rare print. This is an excellent portrayal of a pensive woman with a rich drypoint burr. Anders Zorn's artistic talents were obvious at an early age. At 15 he entered the Royal Swedish Academy of Art in Stockholm and at 20 years old, at a student exhibition, he entered his watercolor painting "In Mourning" which now hangs in the National Museum in Stockholm. This recognition was the start of a long and accomplished career for Zorn.

Viba

$1650.00

This is an elegant portrait of the wife of composer Bobby Hazelton Ross by British printmaker Gerald Brockhurst. Etching, image size 8 3/8 x 6 3/4 inches, published in an edition of 111 in 1929, pencil signed. 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. He became well known for his classically styled portraits etched with a remarkable sense of detail and texture."Viba" was exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1929. Framed.

La Parisienne

$1600.00

A beautiful subtly colored etching and aquatint, image size 19 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches, 1907, pencil signed in the lower left corner of the image. One of the leading French artists of the ‘Belle Epoch,’ 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. Many of Robbe's compositions capture intimate personal moments, such as this image of a woman adjusting her hat in a mirror before going out.

The Deserted Palace

$1600.00

A fine atmospheric scene of Venice by Scottish artist James McBey. The image size is 8 1/8X9 7/8 inches, created and printed in 1925 in an edition of 80. Hardie-236, hand signed in ink and numbered XIV, printed on a cold toned paper. Archival matboard and framed.

Approaching New York

$1450.00

Etching, image size 15 x 8 1/2 inches, 1934, cat: Hardie- 269, ed. 80, signed and editioned in black ink, pencil titled along bottom of sheet, also plate signed and inscribed "McBey New York 22 October 1929". Ref: "Fine Prints of the Year 1934"

Dame im Gartenstuhl

$1450.00

Etching and drypoint, early proof of this rare image, image size 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches, 1911, cat: Schwartz-76, inscribed "probedruck" (test print) l.l. and signed l.r. both in red crayon, blindstamp l.l. just below image. Corinth began his art career studying at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich and went on to study under Bouguereau at the Academie Julian in Paris. He then returned to Germany and became a member and then president of the Berlin "Sezession".

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