Recent Acquisitions



Etching from 1925. Catalog: Ordemann 243. Edition 150. Trial proof. Pencil signed and inscribed in the lower left, "To Tiny - 1948." Plate measures 7 3/4 x 10 3/4 inches on 11 1/2 x 14 3/8 inch watermarked wove type paper. This print has a rich drypoint burr.

Ragged Sails


Etching from 1925. Plate signed and dated and dated in the lower right. Numbered in ink in the lower left, print 3 in an edition of 60, ink signed "Lumsden imp", indicating that the artist printed it himself. Plate measures 10 7/8 x 11 7/8 on 12 1/2 x 14 7/8 inch watermarked laid type paper. Catalog: C 505. Made during his eastern trips to India. This print has effective use of plate tone to depict sky and sea and interesting linework in the sails. Lumsden was elected an associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers in 1909 and raised to the full membership in 1915. He was elected an Associate of the Royal Scottish Academy in 1923 and a full member in 1933; and he was President of the Society of Artist Printers from 1929 to 1947.

The Forge


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.

Montauk Ponds


Etching and drypoint from 1880. This is a rare image, not found in the Gilcrease catalog. Monogramed in the plate lower left. Plate measures 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches on 9 x 12 inch laid type paper. Minor tears on edges of sheet, well away from the image. This print has a beautiful composition and fine details, a rich impression of this scarce etching.

The Tyne


Etching and drypoint from 1922. Pencil signed in the lower right. One of a series of five etchings from his series "The Arteries of Great Britain." Published by Dickins in 1922, in an edition of 425. Catalog: Dickins 73. Image measures 5 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches on 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inch wove type paper. The scene is of the open Swing Bridge, from a vantage point of the High Level Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne. An atmospheric print with selectively wiped plate tone. Walcot was born in Russia, the son of a British father and Russian mother.

The Cabin


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.

Edward MacDowell


A woodblock print of composer Edward MacDowell from 1938. Plate signed in the lower right and ink signed below the image. Plate size measures 10 x 8 inches on 14 1/8 x 10 1/2 inch wove type paper. A sharp and creative portrait of the composer surrounded by some of the things that inspired him.

Le Chef d'oeuvre


Drypoint from 1931. Edition of 100. Catalog: Appleby 145. Plate measures 11 3/4 x 9 inches on 15 7/8 x 10 1/4 inch laid type paper. Plate signed and dated in the lower right, pencil signed below the image. Blampied focuses all of the detail in the faces of the two figures, capturing the exact moment that the chef tastes his masterpiece in this intriguing print. This is his most famous print!

En Promenade


Drypoint from 1932. Signed in ink below the image. Inscription in lower right reads: "Impression selected for my friend Harold Bailey - E. Blampied" 1/100. Plate size measures 8 3/8 x 11 7/8 on 11 1/2 x 17 1/4 inch laid type paper. A richly inked, atmospheric print.

Midsummer 1942


Edition of 300. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1942. For the Marblehead Arts Association. Catalog: BPL 330. Image measures 5 x 8 inches on 7 1/2 x 9 1/2 inch thin cream wove type paper. A sharply detailed print with strong contrast.

District School House


Wood engraving from 1942. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. Edition of 250. Image measures 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches on 9 x 12 inch wove type paper. An incredibly sharp, bright print. Nason captures the light in this image perfectly. Catalog: BPL 333. Published by the Associated American Artists, New York.

Tod und Alte (Death and the Old)


Etching from 1896. Catalog: Rief 11, Wohl 11d (von f). An early impression. Pencil signed in the lower right with the word "Worpswede," the artist's colony that he was a part of. Image size measures 5 1/2 x 3 inches, plate measures 6 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches, on laid 11 1/2 x 8 3/4 inch paper. A haunting image with interesting linework.

Première Danseuse (Soloist)


Etching, aquatint, and drypoint. IV/VII state. April 1st, 1908. Catalog: Arwas 363. Seven states. Plate signed in the upper right, pencil signed and numbered in the lower right. Collector's stamp in the lower right. Numbered 89 in an edition of 100. Image size measures 15 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches on 20 1/4 x 14 1/4 inch wove type paper. A dramatic, ethereal print with a wide tonal range, using light to convey that the dancer is about to go onstage.

Self Portrait


Self portrait of the artist at age 55. Lithograph from 1977. Number 52 in an edition of 200. Signed and numbered by artist in pencil. Image size 15 x 13 inches on 20 x 23 1/2 inch paper in a 24 x 27 inch frame. A dramatic and mysterious portrait.

Coming to Anchor


Etching from 1885 after Harry Chase. Pencil signed by both. Printed on chine-collé. Remarqué of an anchor in the lower left. Catalog: Gilcrease 51, Klackner 43, iii/iii. roulette and sandpaper ground. Some even light toning. A well-inked impression of this rare early American etching. Plate size measures 14 7/8 x 29 3/4 inches in a 20 3/4 x 35 1/2 inch frame.