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Parte della gran Muraglia

$225.00

A drypoint etching by Giovanni Piranesi. Image measures 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches on 22 1/4 x 16 inch paper. The full title is "Parte della gran Muraglia, la quale circondava la grand'Area dell'Ustrino," meaning "Part of the wall which surrounded the crematorium." Original Ferdinand Roten label on mat! From the series, "Le Antichita Romane." C. 1784. Catalog: Ficacci 281. From a later edition. III/IV. Piranesi was an Italian artist and designer, best known for his series of etchings of Ancient Roman ruins, the "Vedute di Roma". These striking, monumental images of the ancient grandeur of the Roman Empire provided inspiration for many of the artists of the Neoclassical movement in the late 18th and early 19th centuries.

Pine Tops No. 1

$345.00

This is an etching from 1910. Edition of 30. This print has plate toning and and interesting perspective. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp", the 'imp' indicating that Eby printed this impression himself. The plate measures 7 x 5 inches on 9 x 7 inch watermarked wove paper. The scene depicted was probably in the New York City vicinity, like his other early landscapes. 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.

Brush House

$575.00

This is a very rare, unpublished etching from 1916. Signed and dated in plate at lower right, "Kerr Eby 16," with the 6 in reverse. Plate measures 6 x 7 3/4 inches on 8 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch wove paper. Catalog: Giardina 21. Alternative title: "The Old House." The Brush House was one of the oldest buildings in Cos Cob, Connecticut, where Eby spent his summers from 1913 to 1916. It stood next to the Holley House (now known as the Bush-Holley House) where John Twachtman, Childe Hassam, and other artists boarded from the 1890's through the 1920's. The Brush House is no longer standing. 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.

A Pond by the Sea

$375.00

A drypoint etching from 1883. The plate measures 6 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches on 8 1/2 x 14 1/4 inch laid paper. A well inked impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. Clements studied with Thomas Eakins at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and etching with Stephen Parrish before moving to Baltimore where she lived and taught for over 15 years.

The Plaza View

$375.00

This is an etching from 1927 of Central Park in New York. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 13 3/4 x 10 inches on 15 1/4 x 11 inch wove paper. An impressively detailed etching with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr.

At the Big Tree

$400.00

Also known as "Through the Woods." C. 1948. Commemorative edition of 25, an edition of 50, and an edition of 75. Awarded the Henry B. Shope prize. Plate measures 10 3/4 x 15 inches on 14 1/2 x 18 5/8 inch wove paper. Pencil signed "John Costigan N.A." A richly inked impression.

Shadows in a Winter Wood

$750.00

This is a framed wood engraving from 1951. A presentation print for the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. Catalog: McGoldrick 135. This print is on the cover of the catalog, a departure from her usual oeuvre of flowers, animals, and mother and child figures. Edition of 50. Pencil titled in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate measures 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches on 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 inch laid paper. Unwin expertly captures the ethereal subject matter with each carefully chosen line in this captivating print. Nora Unwin grew up in England and studied art with Leon Underwood, then at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art before moving to the United States in the 1940s, settling in Wellesley, MA and Peterborough, NH. She was a renowned artist, printmaker and children's book illustrator. Her work won innumerable awards and was shown in more than forty one-woman shows.

Tonalist Sunset Landscape

$2450.00

This is an oil on canvas painting. Signed "C. P Appel" in the lower left and dated 1923. Painting measures 12 1/4 x 18 1/4 inches in a 17 5/8 x 23 1/2 inch 20th century gilt frame. Appel is known for romantic landscapes and marine paintings in Tonalist and Impressionistic styles. He studied at the New York School of Art with Francis Luis Mora and William Merritt Chase and later with Frank Vincent DuMond at The Art Students League. He became a member of the Salmagundi Club in New York City in 1906.

Warship Coming In

$495.00

Drypoint etching from 1921, pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches on 12 3/8 x 7 7/8 watermarked laid paper. Catalog: Wuerth 770. Edition of 50. A well inked impression with plate toning. Pennell was an important American etcher, lithographer and illustrator. Good friends with James McNeill Whistler, he and his wife co-authored his biography. Pennell was known for his continued experimentation with technique and style, producing cityscapes, landscapes and marine scenes. He also printed many of his own images.

Almshouse St. Cross

$275.00

This etching is plate initialed in the lower left. Plate measures 3 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches in a 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch black frame from Kennedy & Co, label on back. A well inked impression with plate toning. Sir David Cameron was considered one of the greatest British etchers of the early 20th century. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and began studying art at the Glasgow Art School before moving on to the Edinburgh School of Art. He was a member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, the Royal Society of Painters in Water-Colours, and the Royal Scottish Academy. He was eventually knighted for his contribution to British art.

Le Bar

$475.00

This is a drypoint etching from 1912. Plate measures 13 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches in a 21 1/2 x 17 1/2 inch gold frame. Edition of 200, from the Paris series. Signed in the plate in the lower right, with the publisher's blindstamp, le Cercle Moderne, in the lower left. Probably printed by the artist in black ink on cream wove paper with full margins, as issued. A fine impression with a rich drypoint burr.

Winchester Cathedral

$275.00

This etching is plate initialed in the lower left. Plate measures 3 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches in a 10 1/2 x 12 1/2 inch black frame from Kennedy & Co, label on back. A well inked impression with plate toning.
Sir David Cameron was considered one of the greatest British etchers of the early 20th century. He was born in Glasgow, Scotland and began studying art at the Glasgow Art School before moving on to the Edinburgh School of Art. He was a member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, the Royal Society of Painters in Water-Colours, and the Royal Scottish Academy. He was eventually knighted for his contribution to British art.

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.

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