20th Century European

Bords de la Somme

Etching and aquatint from 1907. Plate signed in the lower left, titled and dated in the lower right. Pencil signed in the lower right. The plate measures 4 x 7 3/4 inches on 6 x 9 1/2 inch laid paper. An atmospheric and detailed print with plate toning.

Old Women, Bruges

A large drypoint etching by Sir Frank Brangwyn. Plate measures 19 x 20 3/4 inches in a 26 3/4 x 28 inch frame. The plate was etched on the spot. C 1906. Catalog: FASL 65. A somber and well inked print with a rich drypoint burr. A rare print!

Son Avocat, et Phrases Creuses

This is an original etching and aquatint from 1922. Unsigned. Plate 19 from Miserere: Son avocat, et phrases creuses, clame sa totale inconscience. Plate measures 21 x 16 inches in a silver 30 x 24 1/2 inch frame. Georges Rouault began his art career at age fourteen, when he began a five year apprenticeship painting and restoring glass. This appears to have had a heavy influence on his cloisonnist style, with the heavy black contouring and glowing colors resembling leaded glass.

Hay Harvesters

Drypoint etching. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 12 x 14 3/4 inches on 15 3/8 x 18 1/4 inch laid paper.
A well inked impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr.

A Door, Cahors

A drypoint etching in sepia ink. Pencil signed in the lower right. C. 1910. A well inked impression with plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 6 1/4 x 9 inches on 12 3/8 x 16 inch laid paper. Catalog: Gaunt 158.

Le Soldat des Régions Envahies

This is a dramatic lithograph of a group of soldiers in the midst of battle in France during WWI. The title means roughly "the soldier from the invaded region." The image size measures 17 x 12 inches in a black 24 1/2 x 18 1/2 inch frame. Plate signed in the lower right. Hand signed and numbered. Lucien Jonas was an official military artist in France during WWI and traveled extensively through the front lines, creating many paintings, drawings and prints depicting the heroism and bravery of the soldiers on the front lines.

Notre Dame de Paris in the Morning

Colored etching C. 1928. Catalog: Novak 483, Baker 266. Edition of 350. Published by the Societe de Graveurs Modernes, Paris. Pencil editioned in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate monogrammed in the bottom center. Numbered 227. Plate measures 12 5/8 x 15 inches on 18 1/2 x 19 1/2 inch wove type paper. An atmospheric print with lovely, muted colors. T. F. Simon was born in Bohemia, now the Czech Republic. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and traveled extensively throughout Europe, as well as Asia and the U.S.

Prague, 1912

Drypoint etching from 1912. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 15 3/4 inches on 9 x 17 inch paper. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right with the word "imp," indicating that the artist printed it themselves. Plate signed in the lower left. 3rd State. An atmospheric print with good use of plate toning.

Brompton Oratory, South Kensington

Etching from 1910. Catalog: Forster 30. Plate measures 12 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches on 15 x 11 inch laid type paper. Pencil signed in the lower right. This scene in London of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, otherwise known as the Brompton Oratory. The domed building in the background is the Royal College of Arts, where Anderson was studying at the time. Edition of 58. A finely detailed and well inked print with a rich drypoint burr.

Oyster Dreckers

Etching from 1924. Catalog: Hurst 87. Edition of 75. The scene depicts some oyster dredgers on Buzzon (or Besom) Creek, near Briscoe's home in Colchester. The oyster industry there is now endangered, but Briscoe has captured it well. Signed in ink in the lower right, numbered "39" in the lower left. Plate measures 6 1/2 x 10 inches on 8 1/2 x 11 1/4 inch laid paper. A fine impression with good use of plate toning.

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