19th Century American Prints

The Upper Hudson

$525.00

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

$495.00

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.

The Half Dome - View From Moran Point

$495.00

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.

Castle of San Juan De Ulua Vera Cruz

$495.00

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.

Through the Meadows

$495.00

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 Voyage of Life - Old Age

$475.00

This engraving by James Smillie measures 15 x 22 3/4 inches. Created after four paintings by Hudson River School founder Thomas Cole, this early lettered proof impression, published in Boston by L.A. Elliot, reads, "From the original Painting by Thomas Cole, in the possession of Rev.d Gorham D. Abbott, Spingler Institute, New York", under the title on the lower margin. Also included on the lower margin is a poem by J.H. Daniels. In 1842 Thomas Cole did a series of paintings that represented an allegory for the four stages of life; childhood, youth, manhood, and old age. Each phase accompanied by a guardian angel. In "Old Age" the voyager is looking across the river of life towards an angel filled sky, ready to enter the kingdom of heaven. Cole's paintings were converted to engravings after his death and widely distributed during "The Third Awakening", a period of religious activism from the late 1850's to the early 1900's.

Fishery on the Dee

$475.00

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.

The Hurdy-Gurdy Boy

$475.00

This is a rare original lithograph by American artist and lithographer William Morris Hunt. The image size is 7 1/2 x 5 5/8 inches, published in a small edition in 1857, after the painting by Hunt which is now in the collection of the MFA Boston. William Morris Hunt was one of the earliest American lithographers. He was also a painter and studied the French Barbizon style in Europe with Millet, a close friend. Hunt is widely credited with bringing the Barbizon style of painting back to the U.S.

Montauk Ponds

$475.00

Etching and drypoint from 1880. This is a rare image, not found in the Gilcrease catalog. Monogramed in the plate lower left. Plate measures 3 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches on 9 x 12 inch laid type paper. Minor tears on edges of sheet, well away from the image. This print has a beautiful composition and fine details, a rich impression of this scarce etching.

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