20th Century American

Cutting Fodder

Original pencil signed etching by American artist John Edward Costigan, the title of this work is: "Cutting Fodder" also known as Family in the Field. Costigan used his family and family farm as the subjects of his etchings. This one was created and printed in 1938 and published by Associated American Artists in New York. The image measures 8 X 11 3/4 inches. signed lower right.

Sweep of Broadway

An original lithograph titled: "Sweep of Broadway", created circa 1920, The image measures 18 1/2 X 12 1/4 inches on a sheet size of medium weight wove type paper 21 1/4X16 1/2 inches. Hand signed in pencil lower right, titled lower left.

Eagle: "A Tradition of Conscience"

A drypoint etching from 1965. Number 4 out an edition of 10. Publisher's blindstamp in the lower left. Catalog: Fern and O'Sullivan 489. Pencil editioned in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate measures 9 x 12 3/4 inches on 15 1/2 x 18 3/4 inch medium wove paper. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings.

Gloucester Harbor

A drypoint etching C. 1920. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right, plate signed and dated in the lower left. Plate measures 8 x 11 3/4 inches on 9 3/4 x 15 3/4 inch wove paper. Meyerowitz studied at the National Academy of Design in NY and is best known for his development of producing etchings in color. His work is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Carnegie Institute; National Academy of Design; Harvard University and the Library of Congress.

Three Dancing Nymphs

This a drypoint etching C. 1920. Plate measures 9 7/8 x 8 inches on 15 1/4 x 11 1/8 inch wove paper. Pencil signed in the lower right. A dynamic and joyful print with good use of plate toning. 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.

The Green Mountains

A wood engraving from 1941. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Edition of 75. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 9 inches on 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inch laid paper. Catalog: BPL 312. This print exemplifies Nason's mastery of the medium and familiarity with the landscape as he captures the light and shadow of the clouds over the mountains in captivating detail. Known as the "Poet Engraver of New England", Nason was a prolific artist who specialized in incredibly detailed, atmospheric wood engravings of the New England landscape.

Chartres Cathedral

This is a drypoint etching from February 1931. Edition of 100. Catalog: BPL 104. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 35 out of 100 in the lower left. Plate measures 14 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches on 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inch Rives watermarked wove paper. A well inked, exquisitely detailed etching. Samuel Chamberlain studied architecture at MIT, but interrupted his studies to serve in France during WWI. After the war, Chamberlain worked as an architectural draftsman in Boston before leaving the US to travel throughout France and Europe.