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. In addition to being a highly regarded artist he was a successful surgeon, accomplished author and dedicated angler. He was a founder and the first president of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers, and was knighted in 1894.

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. She was a member of and exhibited with the Chicago Society of Etchers, Print Makers Society of California, Pacific Art Association and the Society of American Etchers.

Frau an der Wiege (Woman at the Cradle)


This is a drypoint etching from 1897, printed in a special edition for the Graphic Arts Society of Vienna in 1903. State V/VI. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 5 3/8 inches on 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 inch wove paper. Catalog: Knesebeck 40. Inscribed Original-Radirung von Käthe Kollwitz, Druck & Verlag der Gesellschaft f. vervielf. Kunst in Wien (original etching by Käthe Kollwitz, published by the Society for Reproducing Art, Vienna). A sharply detailed print with good use of plate toning.