Prints

Femme au Chapeau

$3450.00

Etching with drypoint, plate size 22 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches, c. 1900, pencil signed. Helleu began his art career when he enrolled at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and worked as an apprentice for Theodore Deck, decorating ceramic plates with women's portraits. He became friends with many artists of La Belle Epoch, including John Singer Sargent, Whistler, Tissot, Monet and Rodin, and became well known for his elegant portraits of women of French society. He traveled between France and America, and in 1912 was commissioned to create the astrological ceiling decoration in New York's Grand Central Station.

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.

In Memoriam

$2850.00

This is a drypoint etching from 1939. #40 in his "French Church" series. Catalog: Fletcher 317. Edition of 312, an early proof of the second and final state. The blue paper and inky fingerprints on the back of the paper indicate that this is likely a trial proof. Plate measures 14 3/4 x 12 inches on blue watermarked laid paper. Alternatively titled "The North Portal of Chartres Cathedral." Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. Winner of the Artist Member Prize, Annual Exhibition, Baltimore Water Color Club, The Baltimore Museum of Art, 1939. It took the artist about 1,000 hours to etch this print, and upon closer inspection of the captivating detail in every single piece of stone, it's clear to see why. One of his most sought-after prints.

En Plein Soleil (In the Sunlight)

$2850.00

An etching from 1881. This impression is pencil signed in the lower left, with the artist's red stamp in the lower right. It is plate signed in the lower left as well. Plate measures 7 7/8 x 11 3/4 inches on 10 x 14 inch watermarked laid paper. Catalog: Beraldi 45. Edition of 100. This etching has a rich drypoint burr and a wide tonal range. A plate from the album A Portfolio of Autograph Etchings, published by James R. Osgood and Company, Boston, 1881; printed by Goulding, London, 1881. The scene depicted is likely of Tissot's garden in St. John's Wood, London. The woman on the right is the artist's companion, Kathleen Newton, at left; her children, Cecil George Newton and Muriel Mary Violet Newton, and two unidentified figures. Tissot attended the Ecole des Beaux Arts along with James McNeill Whistler and Degas. He relocated to London after fighting in the Franco-Prussian war and in 1864 exhibited his oil paintings at the Royal Academy. He quickly became well known for his portraits of high-society women but retreated to a life of domesticity with his mistress Kathleen, whom he loved dearly. He never fully recovered from her death in 1882 and returned to Paris afterwards with a newfound interest in religion and spirituality.

The Irish Fair

$2600.00

This lithograph was created and printed in 1923. It is both plate and pencil signed by Bellows and pencil signed by the printer, Bolton Brown. The print itself measures 18 3/4 x 20 1/2 inches, and is framed in a 28 1/4 x 28 1/4 inch silver frame. Catalog reference: Mason 153, edition 84. Part of The Wind Bloweth Series.

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.

L'Élan

$2400.00

This is a dynamic colored drypoint etching from 1928. It is pencil signed in the lower right with the windmill blindstamp in the lower left. In the upper left: "copyright 1928 by L. Icart, Paris." The plate measures 19 x 14 inches in a 30 x 24 inch high quality ornate French style gold frame. Catalog: Holland 346, 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 Landing

$2200.00

Original pencil signed drypoint etching by American artist Frank Benson 1862-1951. The title of this work is "The Landing", created and printed in 1915 in an edition of only 50. The image measures 7 1/4X11 1/4 inches. Printed on Shogun watermarked paper. The etching appears in the Ordeman catalog as image number 70. The setting of this image was Fox Island on Penobscot Bay. Excellent condition matted not framed. Editioned as 46/50.

The Forge

$1875.00

Drypoint etching from 1861. State 4 of 6. This image was part of the Thames set published in 1871. Catalog: Glasgow 86. The location is a forge in the small town of Perros-Guirec in Brittany. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. Plate measures 7 1/2 x 12 3/8 on 9 x 14 2/8 inch laid type paper A well-inked impression with a a rich drypoint burr.

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

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.

L'Album d'Image

$1850.00

Etching with aquatint, image size 19 1/2 x 15 inches, 1903, pencil signed and notated "Epreuve Unique en Noir," meaning that this is the only proof printed in black ink before the plate was faced with steel and the edition of 65 was printed. 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 one in which a mother and her daughter look at a book of pictures, illuminated by the warm sunshine streaming through the window.

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