19th Century American Prints

The Upper Hudson


This view of the "Upper Hudson" by Stephen Parrish measures 9 5/8 x 17 inches, plate signed, 1881, cat: Schneider-50. Stephen Parrish was one of the leading American etchers of the late 19th century, known for his atmospheric images of rugged landscapes and coastlines.

The Old Watermill


This is a luminous original etching of a rural watermill at twilight by American artist Charles Mielatz. The image size is 19 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, published in 1886 by Fishel, Adler & Schwartz, remarque in the lower margin, pencil signed. Mielatz was born in Germany but came to the United States as a young boy, studying at the Chicago School of Design, although much of his etching technique was self taught. Mielatz was a member of New York Etching Club and was one of the first etchers elected to the National Academy of Design, where he was also the chief instructor of etching for many years. This is one of Mielatz's early etchings, which like most of his early work is done in the American painter-etcher style with a tonalist inspired sense of fading light.

Gleaning from the Wreck, Montauk


This is an original mezzotint etching by American artist Thomas Moran. The title of this work is: "A Wreck Montauk", also known as "Montauk Point: Gleaning from the Wreck"
The image measures 6X 7 7/8 inches. It was created and printed in 1886. The artists name is within the plate lower right. A very rich and expressive inking. Printed on a laid type paper.

Castle of San Juan De Ulua Vera Cruz


Original Plate signed etching by American Artist Thomas Moran. The title of this work is: "The Castle of San Juan de Ulua ,Vera Cruz" It was created and printed in 1884. This etching has an image size of 11 X 9 1/2 inches. Nice use of plate tone in the sky and water. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper, full borders all around, illustrated in the Gilcrease catalog as image number 49, 3rd state of 3, from the Cassell portfolio "Twenty American etchings".. 1884 This fortress guards the entrance to the harbor of Vera Cruz.

The Half Dome - View From Moran Point


This beautifully etched image by Thomas Moran measures 11 5/8 x 8 inches, is plate signed and dated. Thomas Moran was a leading artist of the American etching revival, and in 1877 was one of the founders of the New York Etching Club. Moran was known for his experimentation in all aspects of the etching process, and his ability to beautifully capture the atmosphere and energy of the American landscape. This view of the rugged landscape of Half Dome, the plunging depth of the valley and the towering height of the mountains is accentuated by Moran's richly inked rugged foreground and the contrasting, lightly etched lines of the background giving one the sense of the hostility of the environment.

Through the Meadows


This is a beautiful, richly inked original etching by Peter Moran, image size 13 x 19 7/8 inches, published in 1886 by Klackner. It is state IV/IV, cat: Wright-92, pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. This image is listed with the title "Through the Meadow Stream" in the Wright catalog, although there are several alternate titles including the one that appears on this impression.

The Patriarch


This is a very fine original etching by Massachusetts artist John Austin Sands Monks. The image size is 13 5/8 x 12 5/8 inches, 1885, pencil signed. Monks studied etching with George Cass and painting with George Inness, becoming well known for his New England landscapes and images of sheep.

Fishery on the Dee


A very fine original etching by American artist Stephen Parrish, this image is one of three images Parrish created of Chester, a small walled town near Liverpool, England. The image size is 9 1/4 x 7 3/8 inches, 1884, state I/II, before the remarque in the lower margin, cat: Schneider- 107, pencil signed.