20th Century European

Sailboats and Seagulls

A drypoint etching C. 1920. Pencil signed in the lower left. Plate measure 7 1/4 x 9 1/4 inches on 11 x 15 1/4 inch laid paper. Wyllie uses plate toning and delicate lines to expertly capture the waves in this print. Wyllie was a well known marine painter and printmaker, studying at the Heatherley School of Fine Art and then at the at the Royal Academy. At the age of 18, Wyllie won the Turner Gold Medal for his painting "Dawn After A Storm". He went on to have a long artistic career, specializing in paintings and etchings of the sea and the city of London.

Place Saint-Germain des Prés

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.

Petit Miroir

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.

Buzzards

A color woodblock print. Image measures 11 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches on 14 3/4 x 11 3/4 inch fine laid Japon paper. Pencil signed in the lower right.

Le Bar

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.

Almshouse St. Cross

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.

Le Baigneuse (The Bather)

Drypoint etching from 1911. Plate signed in the lower left. Edition of 56. Red stamp of the publisher, Gustave Pellet, in the lower right. Catalog: A 412. Plate measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches in a gold 18 1/4 x 22 1/2 inch gold frame. An intimate portrait with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr.

Madame Desrouchier et Son Chien

This is a drypoint etching from 1911. The plate measures 7 x 5 1/8 inches in a gold 20 1/4 x 16 1/2 inch frame. Plate signed in the lower right. Pencil numbered in the lower right 16 in an edition of 44. "Artist's proof" in pencil in the lower left. Catalog: A 417, Lugt 1193. Red stamp of the publisher, Gustave Pellet, in the lower right. A fine impression with a rich drypoint burr.

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