20th Century European Prints

Wisteria Archway


Pencil signed in the lower right, plate inscribed "No. 3" in the lower right below the image. Plate measures 5 1/4 x 7 inches on 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 inch paper. Despite his very short life, Yvon Monay established a strong reputation throughout France for his fine paintings and etchings of landscapes, still lifes and figure studies. A nephew of the painter, Pierre Monay, Yvon Monay exhibited his art in Paris, Lausanne and elsewhere from 1944 until the year of his death in 1954. His actual name was Antoine Monay but throughout his career he chose to use the pseudonyms of either 'Yvon'; or 'Yvon Monay'. An enchanting and atmospheric etching.



20th century European School etching of Freiburg Minster, a gothic cathedral in Freiburg, Germany. It has the only gothic church tower in Germany. Pencil titled and signed with an illegible signature. Plate measures 10 x 7 inches on 16 x 11 3/4 wove type paper.

Christ Child Bookplate


This wood engraving by Philip Hagreen measures 3 3/4 x 2 1/4 inches and is plate signed on the lower margin. Hagreen was a gifted wood engraver and illustrator. Founder of the Society of Wood Engravers in the early 20th. century he became a master of the small format creating over 170 bookplates. He studied lettering with Eric Gill and was known for his use of white lines and spaces. A religious man, he withdrew from the artistic life to follow in the Lord's footsteps and in so doing became one of the most under appreciated engravers of the time.