Recent Acquisitions

Place Saint-Germain des Prés

$1450.00

This is a colored drypoint, aquatint, and soft-ground etching from 1910. The plate measures 14 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches on 19 x 24 1/2 inch watermarked Arches laid paper. Pencil signed in the lower right. Edition of 200. This print is a fine example of Raffaëlli's impressionistic tendencies, with th subtle lighting and the atmospheric sky.

Shoveler Drake

$750.00

This is a well inked etching with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. C. 1920. Plate measures 10 x 8 inches on 4 1/4 x 10 1/4 inch wove paper. Pencil signed in the lower left. Catalog: Ordeman 183. Edition of 150. Frank Benson was a very successful painter and a member of "The Ten" along with Childe Hassam and J. Alden Weir, before he began the sporting paintings and etchings for which he is most widely known. He was a founding member of the Boston Guild of Artists and a long time teacher at the Museum School in Boston. In 1912, at the age of 50, Benson began his etchings and drypoints, mainly of wild fowl which he depicted with expressive lines and rich toning that exquisitely captured the life and energy of the wild birds. His etchings were in high demand from the very start, and have remained favorites for collectors ever since.

Long's Peak, Moonlight

$600.00

Drypoint etching and aquatint. Pencil signed in the lower left, titled in the lower right "Long's Peak, Moonlight, Estes Park, Colorado. Catalog: Seeber 169. Plate measures 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches on 9 x 11 1/2 inch laid paper. Burr was an American printmaker and painter best known for his etchings and drypoints of expansive views of the Sonoran and Mojave deserts.

Lustheim, The Goose Pond

$750.00

A richly inked etching from 1879. Pencil signed in the lower left. Andrew Danube set #18. Plate monogrammed in the lower right, plate titled and dated in the lower left. Image measures 6 x 10 3/4 inches, plate measures 6 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches on 11 1/2 x 17 1/4 inch wove paper. Andrew Danube set #18. Bacher began etching in Cleveland in 1876 and continued his art in Munich, Paris and Venice.

Horsley's House at Willesley

$825.00

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.

Petit Miroir

$725.00

Color aquatint and drypoint etching C. 1907. Edition of 100. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 inches on deckled 18 x 13 inch watermarked laid paper. A well inked impression with a rich drypoint burr. 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.

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)

Cure's Garden, Arles

$325.00

This is a drypoint etching from 1921. Edition of 75. Catalog: Giardina 62. Plate measures 6 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches on 9 3/4 x 14 3/8 inch laid paper. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp," the "imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. Arles is a Provence. The scene depicted was based on Eby's visit to France during 1920 to 1921. A richly inked, finely detailed impression. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Eby was known for his atmospheric renderings of the New England landscape as well as his dramatic images of WWI.

Porthleven

$325.00

This is a drypoint etching from 1925. The plate measures 9 x 14 1/8 inches on 10 x 16 5/8 inch Van Gelder Zonen watermarked laid paper. An atmospheric print with excellent use of plate toning. Plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp," the "imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. Edition of 90. Catalog: Giardina 104. The setting is the town of Porthleven, Cornwall, an important 18th and 19th century port that was used as a harbor of refuge as it was a dangerous place to sail around. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Eby was known for his atmospheric renderings of the New England landscape as well as his dramatic images of WWI.

Boat Houses, Polperro, No. 3

$425.00

This is a drypoint etching from 1925. Alternatively titled "Harbor Scene." Catalog: Giardina 103. Pencil signed in the lower right with the word "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. Very rare, unpublished 2nd state. Plate measures 7 x 10 1/8 inches on 10 1/8 x 14 inch wove paper. The setting is likely in Cornwall, where Eby visited in 1924 and 1925. A well inked impression with plate toning. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Eby was known for his atmospheric renderings of the New England landscape as well as his dramatic images of WWI.

Constant

$425.00

This is a drypoint etching from 1922. Trial proof. Catalog: Giardina 91. Plate measures 12 x 7 3/4 inches on 15 5/8 x 11 1/4 inch watermarked wove paper. The subject of this portrait is 18-year-old Constant McRae, a twin daughter of artist Elmer McRae and his wife, Constant Holley MacRae. The setting is the dining room of the Bush-Holley House, a Connecticut boarding house frequented by artists of the Cos Cob art colony. Pencil signed in the lower right with the word "imp," indicating that the artist printed it himself. A well inked impression with a rich drypoint burr. Provenance: Wunderly Brothers in Pittsburgh, P.A. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Eby was known for his atmospheric renderings of the New England landscape as well as his dramatic images of WWI.

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