20th Century European Prints

Oyster Dreckers

$625.00

Etching from 1924. Catalog: Hurst 87. Edition of 75. The scene depicts some oyster dredgers on Buzzon (or Besom) Creek, near Briscoe's home in Colchester. The oyster industry there is now endangered, but Briscoe has captured it well. Signed in ink in the lower right, numbered "39" in the lower left. Plate measures 6 1/2 x 10 inches on 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inch laid paper. A fine impression with good use of plate toning. riscoe studied at the Slade Art School and the Academy Julian in Paris and then spent the rest of his time sailing, becoming one of the most prominent British marine artists of the 20th century. He owned his own three ton cutter which he used to sail around the Essex coast. Also crewing on a Polish ship, he sketched every aspect of life on the boat. Most of Briscoe's etchings show sailing ships and the men who sailed them. His beautifully etched images present an invaluable historical record of the workings of the last great commercial vessels.

Adam and Eve

$625.00

Etching, 11 1/4 x 8 5/8 inches, pencil signed lower right. He was involved in the foundation of the famed Atelier 17 studio, an important influence for many artists, including Pablo Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Marc Chagall.

Hamburg Harbor

$625.00

This is a remarkable original etching and aquatint of Hamburg Harbor in Germany. The image size is 15 5/8 x 22 3/4 inches, published in 1914 in an edition of 100 impressions, pencil signed and numbered. This image is printed using two plates, one in black ink and one in gray ink to create a chiaroscuro effect with beautiful tonal range and rich contrast. Luigi Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature. Kasimir traveled all over Europe and the United States creating many spectacular etchings. He specialized in atmospheric images of architecture, city scenes and landscapes; some bustling with people and automobiles, others quite timeless and serene.

The Lithographer

$625.00

This is a lithograph of the artist himself. The image measures 7 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches on 11 5/8 x 15 3/8 inch wove paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, titled in the lower left. A dramatic print that captures his likeness well. Regionalist painter and printmaker Robert Franz von Neumann was born in Rostock, Germany. He studied at the Royal Academy in Berlin; with Franz Bunke in Weimar; and at the Crafts Museum in Berlin with Emil Doepler. He emigrated to the United States in 1926 and settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he taught at the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee and the Art Institute of Chicago. Von Neumann was an active painter and printmaker throughout his life; his work included portraits, landscapes, and maritime subjects, all rendered with honesty and sympathy for the everyday people whom he so often portrayed. (Source: Brier Hill Gallery)

Plane Tree Cottage

$625.00

C. 1926. Edition of 50. Catalog: Dodgson 66. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. Plate initialed near the bottom. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches on 8 1/2 x 11 inch watermarked laid type paper. A charming print with a unique perspective and very fine detail.

The Marientor, Munich

$625.00

A distinctive original etching and aquatint in colors, image size 19 x 18 inches, 1922, cat: Lorenz- 40, pencil signed. Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature. He specialized in atmospheric images of architecture, city scenes and landscapes; some bustling with people and automobiles, others quite timeless and serene. Kasimir developed his own technique, which was much more suited to the particular clarity of his compositions. This technique allowed Kasimir to create extraordinarily rich tones and values with clear, crisp lines; he could masterfully bring a scene to life using subtle hues of grays and earth tones accentuated by bright splashes of saturated color.

Farm Fire

$625.00

Drypoint etching C. 1927. Plate measures 6 7/8 x 9 on 9 x 12 1/4 inch watermarked David Strang paper. Catalog: Appleby 121. Edition of 100. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1927. Numbered 63 out of 100 in the lower left in pencil, pencil signed in the lower right. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. A rich impression with drypoint burr.

Dutch Landscape in Winter

$600.00

Color etching printed in 1925 on watermarked laid-type paper. Ed 280, cat: Novak 437. Artists' cipher in two places. Pencil signed and titled. Measures 17 x 22 inches.
T.F.Simon was born in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as Asia and the U.S. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts. Simon was an exceptional painter and printmaker, and is best known for his atmospheric color etchings and aquatints.

Notre Dame de Paris in the Morning

$600.00

Colored etching C. 1928. Catalog: Novak 483, Baker 266. Edition of 350. Published by the Societe de Graveurs Modernes, Paris. Pencil editioned in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate monogrammed in the bottom center. Numbered 227. Plate measures 12 5/8 x 15 inches on 18 1/2 x 19 1/2 inch wove type paper. An atmospheric print with lovely, muted colors. T. F. Simon was born in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as Asia and the U.S. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts. Simon was an exceptional painter and printmaker, and is best known for his atmospheric color etchings and aquatints.

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