20th Century European

An Alpine Bridge

A richly inked drypoint etching from 1926. Catalog reference: Gaunt 325. Edition of 53. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate measures 11 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches on 18 1/4 x 23 1/2 inch wove type paper. Sir Frank Brangwyn was one of the most important British artists of the early 20th century. A member of the Royal Academy, the Royal Watercolor Society, and the Royal Society of British Artists, he was knighted in 1924.

La Sortie de l'Exposition

Wood engraving c. 1889. Plate measures 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 on 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch thin wove type paper. Catalog: L-B 197. A scene of the Exposition Universelle with the Palais de machines in the background. In ink in the lower left, "collection of A. Desmoulins edition 1 of 2. A very rare print." Plate signed in the lower right, pencil signed in the lower right. Published by A. Desmoulins. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

L'entrée d' l'ancienne Académie de Médecine

Wood engraving, plate measures 3 1/2 x 6 1/8 inches on 6 x 9 inch thin laid type paper. Ink signed in the lower right and numbered 13/35. C. 1900. Published by A. Desmoulins. A detailed print with good tonal range. 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.

Des Demolitions de la Sorbonne

Wood engraving, plate measures 4 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches on 9 x 15 1/2 inch thin wove type paper. C. 1885. Signed in ink in the lower right and numbered 29/35. Plate signed in the lower right. Inscribed in the plate in the lower left: "LA BDF." Published by A. Desmoulins. An atmospheric engraving with lots of detail. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Figures in a Cathedral Interior

Etching, pencil signed in the lower right. Plate size measures 24 x 16 1/4 inches. Excellent use of plate toning for the shadows. Andrew Affleck was one of Britain's most important architectural etchers of the early twentieth century. Today, the largest collections of Andrew Affleck's original etchings are housed in the British Museum, London.

The Choir, Westminster Abbey

Etching Ca. 1920. Pencil titled in the lower left, pencil signed "J. Alphege Brewer" in the lower right. Plate measure 24 x 15 1/4 inches on 27 1/2 x 17 3/4 inch wove type paper. Brewer exhibited at the Royal Academy, the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolour, at the Paris Salon of the Académie des Beaux-Arts, and in the shows of the Royal Cambrian Academy.

Cathedral Interior

Color etching and aquatint. Pencil signed in the lower right. A rare print! Plate measures 23 x 17 3/4 inches on medium weight wove type 27 1/2 x 23 inch paper. Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature. He specialized in atmospheric images of architecture, city scenes and landscapes; some bustling with people and automobiles, others quite timeless and serene. Kasimir developed his own technique, which was much more suited to the particular clarity of his compositions.

Arch of the Septimius Severus

Color etching and aquatint. C. 1924. Plate size measures 27 1/4 x 18 1/2 on 23 x 33 inch paper, laid down on a 34 x 24 1/4 inch mat. The scene is of the Arch of the Septimius Severus in Rome. Pencil and plate signed in the lower right. Kasimir studied at the Vienna Academy of Art, although much of his etching technique was self taught and learned through working from nature. He specialized in atmospheric images of architecture, city scenes and landscapes; some bustling with people and automobiles, others quite timeless and serene.

T Comme Turner

Color mezzotint on paper depicting the artist's tools. Pencil numbered in the lower left 29/85. Pencil titled and signed. Plate size measures 11 1/4 x 15 3/4″in a 20 x 24 inch black and gold frame. C. 1981, pencil dated in the lower right.

Ragged Sails

Etching from 1925. Plate signed and dated and dated in the lower right. Numbered in ink in the lower left, print 3 in an edition of 60, ink signed "Lumsden imp", indicating that the artist printed it himself. Plate measures 10 7/8 x 11 7/8 on 12 1/2 x 14 7/8 inch watermarked laid type paper. Catalog: C 505. Made during his eastern trips to India. This print has effective use of plate tone to depict sky and sea and interesting linework in the sails. Lumsden was elected an associate of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers in 1909 and raised to the full membership in 1915.

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