20th Century American Prints

The Fast Mail

$675.00

Pencil signed, printed in 1923. 6 x 8 inches on 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 laid-type paper. Kuhler was one of the best known industrial designers of the American railroads. He learned etching after World War I and enrolled at the Academy of Art in Düsseldorf.

Oncoming Night

$675.00

This is an original hand signed and titled lithograph by American artist John A Noble. The title of this image is: "Oncoming Night", from his series "Mast and Man", this is image number 1.
This lithograph was created and printed in 1966. The image measures 11 7/8X15 3/4 inches. "From 1928 until 1945, Noble worked as a seaman on schooners and in marine salvage. In 1928, while on a schooner that was towing out down the Kill van Kull, the waterway that separates Staten Island from New Jersey, he saw the old Port Johnston coal docks for the first time. It was a sight, he later asserted, which affected him for life. Port Johnston was "the largest graveyard of wooden sailing vessels in the world." Filled with new but obsolete ships, the great coalport had become a great boneyard. In 1941, Noble began to build his floating studio there, out of parts of vessels he salvaged and from 1946 on, he worked as a full-time artist, setting off from his studio in a rowboat to explore the Harbor. "information from The Noble Maritime Collection.

The Lobster Fleet

$675.00

9 3/8 x 11 1/2 inch etching and sandpaper ground on wove type paper, ed. 100. Cat: Giardina 193. Printed in 1937. Pencil signed "Kerr Eby imp", the "imp" indicating that Eby printed this impression himself.

Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artist of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Eby was known for his atmospheric renderings of the New England landscape as well as his dramatic images of WWI.

Dying in the English Kills

$675.00

This is an original hand signed and titled lithograph by American artist John A Noble. The title of this image is: "Dying in the English Kills", from his series "Mast and Man", this is image number 2. This lithograph was created and printed in 1967. The image measures 11 7/8X15 3/4 inches. "From 1928 until 1945, Noble worked as a seaman on schooners and in marine salvage. In 1928, while on a schooner that was towing out down the Kill van Kull, the waterway that separates Staten Island from New Jersey, he saw the old Port Johnston coal docks for the first time. It was a sight, he later asserted, which affected him for life. Port Johnston was "the largest graveyard of wooden sailing vessels in the world." Filled with new but obsolete ships, the great coalport had become a great boneyard. In 1941, Noble began to build his floating studio there, out of parts of vessels he salvaged and from 1946 on, he worked as a full-time artist, setting off from his studio in a rowboat to explore the Harbor. "information from The Noble Maritime Collection.

Tracks, Oberhausen

$675.00

This is a fantastic scene of the railroad tracks and surrounding industrial buildings in Oberhausen, Germany by American artist Joseph Pennell. Etching, image size 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 inches, published in 1910 in an edition of 50 impressions, cat: Wuerth- 606, pencil signed "J. Pennell imp", the 'imp' indicating that Pennell printed this impression himself. This etching is printed on an early antique watermarked laid type paper with trimmed margins and a tab signature, in the style of Whistler. There are two small rust spots which appear to be in the paper, as is common in early paper of this type. Pennell was one of the foremost American printmakers of the early 20th century, and was close friends with James McNeill Whistler, whose influence is evident in many of Pennell's images as well as his sense of experimentation with etching technique. Pennell was especially known for his images of cityscapes and architecture; in this image the trains and surrounding factories provide the structure of the composition, while ghostly, quickly rendered figures give a human presence and sense of scale to the bustling railyard.

Hilltop

$675.00

This is an original chromolithograph published by House of Art in 1927. This Maxfield Parrish is titled: " The Hilltop", this came to us in the original frame, it was created in three sizes, this one is the largest with an image size of 30X18 inches. It has the publishers name in the lower right corner of the image. With very rich colors, this image has not faded but looks quite fresh.

Home Again

$675.00

This is an atmospheric scene of a ship coming into port, pulled by a tugboat; it is rendered with remarkabley delicate lines and a rich yet quite subtle tonal range, giving a strong sense of a soft morning fog over calm waters. The canvas sails of the ship beautifully contrast with the steam of the tug as is dissipates into the misty air. The image measures 19 x 23 inches, published in 1887, pencil signed on the lower right margin. "Copyright R. Cleveland Coxe, 1887, NY" is printed on the lower center, with a remarque of an anchor in the lower left margin. Framed. Coxe studied at the National Academy before going to Paris to study with Leon Bonnat. A painter and etcher, Coxe best works were of seascapes of the New England Coast.

La Colegiata, Toro

$675.00

C. 1935. Catalog: Fletcher 284. Edition of 153. #12 in the Spanish Church Series. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches on 10 5/8 x 14 7/8 inch watermarked laid paper. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1935. In the lower left: "To my dear friends Charlotte and Richard Perry, John Taylor Arms 1935." This print has a wide tonal range, with a variety of different intricate line patterns to convey shading and texture. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details.

Notre Dame de Paris

$675.00

Drypoint etching from 1924. A well inked impression with incredible detail. Second State. This is a rare early pencil signed proof, prior to the Louvre publication. Plate measures 15 x 16 inches on 16 7/8 x 19 1/8 inch wove type paper.

Rachel

$650.00

This is an original color lithograph by American artist Leonard Baskin (1922-2000) The title of this work is "Rachel", it was created and printed in 1976 in an edition of only 100. The image is quite large measuring 37 1/2X26 inches. It is currently framed. Pencil signed lower right within the edge of the image.

Blast Furnace

$650.00

Etching and aquatint from 1937. Edition of 250. Published by Associated American Artists in New York. Pencil signed in the lower right. Plate size 11 3/4 x 8 1/2 on 15 x 11 3/4 inch wove type paper. Harry Sternberg was born and educated in New York City, His lithographs are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum, Fogg Museum at Harvard, Addison Gallery of American Art, Metropolitan Museum, Library of Congress, Ohio University, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris, and others.

Battle Wagon- U.S.S. Alabama Outfitting at Norfolk Navy Yard

$650.00

A great image of a WWII battleship by John Taylor Arms, this etching with aquatint measures 12 x 18 inches, #1 of Arms' "U. S. Navy Ship Series," published in 1943, state 3 of 6, pencil signed and dated lower right, numbered "VI" lower left, cat: Fletcher-376. This is a rare early state proof before the plate was steel-faced for the fourth state. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful artist in the early 20th century, known especially for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture. He served as a naval officer during WWI and at the onset of WWII was ready to serve again, but did not meet the Navy's physical requirements. Instead, Arms created his "U.S. Navy Ship Series," to support the American war effort.

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