20th Century European

Zlatá Ulička in Winter, Prague

Colored etching C. 1918. Catalog: Novak 291. Pencil signed in the lower right, artist's stamp in the lower left. Plate monogrammed on the bottom edge. Plate measures 10 x 9 1/2 inches on 16 7/8 x 13 7/8 inch wove type paper. 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. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Facade of Notre Dame de Paris

Pencil signed in the lower right, artist's stamp in red ink in the lower left. Pencil numbered 81 in an edition of 140. Catalog: Novak 185. Plate measures 10 x 7 1/4 on 14 3/4 x 11 7/8 inch watermarked wove paper. Plate monogrammed in the upper right. 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. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Fisherman

Drypoint etching C. 1931. Catalog: Brouet 379. A rich impression. Pencil signed in the lower right, pencil numbered 65/100 in the lower left. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 on 11 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch watermarked wove type paper.

Notre Dame in Winter

Colored softground and aquatint from 1925. Numbered 65 in an edition of 300. Catalog: Novak 432. Pencil signed in the lower right, numbered in the lower left. Plate measures 11 5/8 x 15 1/4 inches on 15 1/8 x 19 inch watermarked wove type paper. An atmospheric etching that captures the bleak weather with splashes of color. 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. He lived in Paris from 1905-1913, then returned to Prague to teach at the Academy of Fine Arts.

Farm Fire

Drypoint etching C. 1927. Plate measures 6 7/8 x 9 on 9 x 12 1/4 inch watermarked David Strang paper. Catalog: Appleby 121. Edition of 100. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1927. Numbered 63 out of 100 in the lower left in pencil, pencil signed in the lower right. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. A rich impression with drypoint burr.

The Harvest

Woodblock print C. 1929. Print measures 7 7/8 x 9 inches on thin 10 3/4 x 11 7/8 inch paper. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. A delightful depiction of women bringing home the harvest.

Modern Arcadia (Bucolique Moderne)

A wood engraving in 5 colors on Japan paper from 1901. V/V. Plate measures 10 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches in a 18 3/4 x 23 inch gold frame. Plate signed in the lower left, pencil signed in the lower right. Catalog: Lotz-Brissonneau 271. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings. A vivid and unique print, full of life and color.

Valkulla

C. 1912. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate initialed and dated in the lower left. Plate measures 11 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches on 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inch watermarked Van Gelder Zonin laid paper. Catalog: Hjert and Hjert 209. A rare print. This is an excellent portrayal of a pensive woman with a rich drypoint burr. Anders Zorn's artistic talents were obvious at an early age. At 15 he entered the Royal Swedish Academy of Art in Stockholm and at 20 years old, at a student exhibition, he entered his watercolor painting "In Mourning" which now hangs in the National Museum in Stockholm.

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