19th Century American

Salt Marshes

Plate signed and dated 1889 in the lower left. Image measures 4 5/8 x 13 1/2 inches on 7 7/8 x 19 7/8 inch medium weight wove type paper. An atmopsheric etching with a wide tonal range.

La Casa di Mario, Venice

Pencil signed "H A Webster" in the lower right. C. 1930. Catalog: Webster 105. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches on 9 3/4 x 12 7/8 inch watermarked arches laid type paper. Signed artist's proof. Plate destroyed. This print has a rich drypoint burr and dramatic use of light and shadow. Herman Webster was an American artist who moved to Paris in the early 20th century to attend the Academy Julien. There he studied under J. P. Laurens and Eugene Bejot, and was also greatly influenced by the etchings of Whistler and Meryon.

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