Recent Acquisitions

Madame Letellier

$1450.00

Drypoint etching C. 1900. Pencil signed in the lower right. A rare print. Repaired tear in the top edge of the paper, not in the image. Thin spots on the back of the paper. An intense and brooding portrait with a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 21 x 13 inches on 26 x 18 inch wove type paper. 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.

Illinois Farm

$295.00

Lithograph from 1939. Pencil titled, signed and dated in the lower right. Numbered 15/15 in the lower left. Print measures 9 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches on 12 3/4 x 16 5/8 inch thin wove type paper. A charming print with good tonal range.

An Alpine Bridge

$575.00

A richly inked drypoint etching from 1926. Catalog reference: Gaunt 325. Edition of 53. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 11 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches on 18 1/4 x 23 1/2 inch wove type paper. Sir Frank Brangwyn was one of the most important British artists of the early 20th century. A member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Watercolor Society, and the Royal Society of British Artists, he was knighted in 1924.

Scaffolding, No. 1 (L`Échafaudage)

$775.00

A richly inked drypoint from 1919. Catalog reference: Gaunt 245. Edition of 54. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 19 x 20 3/4 inches on 24 1/2 x 29 1/2 inch wove type paper. Sir Frank Brangwyn was one of the most important British artists of the early 20th century. A member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Watercolor Society, and the Royal Society of British Artists, he was knighted in 1924.

Notre Dame de Paris

$675.00

Drypoint etching from 1924. A well inked impression with incredible detail. Second State. This is a rare early pencil signed proof, prior to the Louvre publication. Plate measures 15 x 16 inches on 16 7/8 x 19 1/8 inch wove type paper.

Hartford Bridge

$845.00

Drypoint from 1885. Catalog: Rice 70. An etching of the covered bridge with the Statehouse in the distance. Plate measures 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches on 19 1/2 x 25 1/4 inch handmade Japan paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left. This print has good plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. C. A. Platt was born in New York and studied art at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League and the Academie Julian. He was a very successful painter and etcher, known for his delicately rendered New England landscapes and harbor scenes. He was also a very talented architect and a member of the Saint-Gaudens Art Colony in Cornish, NH.

A Voice From the Cliffs

$425.00

C. 1886. An etching by James David Smillie directly from the watercolor by Winslow Homer. Inscribed in the plate in the lower right: "Winslow Homer 1883." Catalog: Witthoft 42. Signed by Smillie in the upper left and inscribed "Aqua fortis 1886." Plate measures 6 5/8 x 10 inches on 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch wove type paper. A beautifully detailed and accurate rendition of the painting.

Morning on the St. Johns, Florida

$425.00

Drypoint etching by Thomas Moran. Plate signed and dated in the lower right, 1881. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches on 11 1/2 x 14 3/4 inch medium weight wove type paper. An atmospheric print with good use of plate tone. Thomas Moran was a leading artist of the American etching revival, and in 1877 was one of the founders of the New York Etching Club. Moran was known for his experimentation in all aspects of the etching process, and his ability to beautifully capture the atmosphere and energy of the American landscape. This view of the rugged landscape of Half Dome, the plunging depth of the valley and the towering height of the mountains is accentuated by Moran's richly inked rugged foreground and the contrasting, lightly etched lines of the background giving one the sense of the hostility of the environment.

The Prelude

$225.00

Etching after a painting by Charles Sprague Pearce. Plate size measures 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches on 14 3/4 x 11 3/8 inch medium weight wove type paper. A well inked impression with exquisite detail. C. 1885. Etched for publication in Sylvester Rosa Koehler's book American Art, Illustrated by Twenty-Five Plates, Executed by the Best American Etchers and Wood Engravers, From the Paintings Selected From Public and Private Collections. Schoff studied in Paris from 1839 to 1841 and worked primarily in New England and New York as a bank-note and portrait engraver.

Repose

$425.00

Etching published by Francis Robertson, publisher's stamp embossed in the bottom of the page. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 6 x 7 7/8 inches on 11 1/2 x 13 inch wove type paper. This delicate etching captures the graceful s-curve of the female figure. Warren Davis studied at the Art Students League in New York and became known for his etchings of idealized female figures, many of which were used on the covers of Vanity Fair and Life magazines. Later in his career Davis exhibited in Europe and the United States including the Pennsylvania Academy and the Salmagundi Club. This image is a great example of Davis' use of delicate lines and simple compositions to elegantly capture the beauty of the female figure.

Berkshire Night

$775.00

C. 1941. Etching and sandpaper ground. Edition of 100. The scene depicted was in the Berkshire Hills in western Massachusetts. Catalog: Giardina 203. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 14 5/8 inches on 13 7/8 x 18 1/4 inch wove type paper. Pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp" in the lower right, indicating that the artist printed it himself. This print has a good use of plate tone in the sky. This image shows his impressive use of highlighting and shadow to show the snow fields at night.

Little Owl

$975.00

Lithograph from February 1966 of an owl in Greenport, NY. Catalog: Stuckey 304. Edition of 65. Print measures 10 x 15 7/8 inches on 13 1/4 x 20 1/8 inch wove type paper. Pencil signed in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. A fine example of the artist's well known Owl series.

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