Black and White Etchings

Long before color was introduced to printmaking, in Asia first, and specifically in Japan, and later in Europe and the United States, graphic artists were compelled to render reality exactingly, or atmospherically, or evocatively, using black ink only.  The artistic talent assigned to the creator was predicated on their ability to render such elements using just the grayscale afforded by line and dot.  The group of prints explores this feat.  You will find prints dating from many centuries and most locations in the world where etching has been practiced.
Vase de profil Sold


Vase de profil

Etching, ca.1660.

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From a set of six. Préaud 1938, first state of three.A very fine impression with wide margins all round. Light foxing and discolouration at the edg...

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JAHN, Georg: Portrait of a Girl Sold

JAHN, Georg

Portrait of a Girl

Etching, 1908.

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"Mädchenporträt" (original German title) Etching with a touch of aquatint on thick wove paper. Printed and published by Der Gesellschaft für vervi...

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TISSOT, James Jacques: A Winter's Walk Sold


A Winter's Walk

Etching, 1880.

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"Promenade dans la Neige" (original French title) Etching and drypoint printed in black and in red ink on laid Van Gelder paper. Reference: Wentwo...

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Verner , Elizabeth: "The Unemployed"

Verner, Elizabeth O'Neill

"The Unemployed"

Etching, circa 1930's.


P & I Charleston # 23, Rare Only impression ever seen for sale

Desmazières, Erik : La Bibliothèque de Babel


La Bibliothèque de Babel

Etching, 1998.


Complete suite of 10 prints and title page in soft cover portfolio. Erik Desmazieres’s fascination with the subject of books and libraries first ca...

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Jean-Emile Laboureur - Le Cafe du Commerce - pure-line cubistic engraving Sold


The Commerce Cafe

Etching, 1913.

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"Le Café du Commerce (original French title) Etching on wove paper.Reference: Sylvain Laboureur 126.Total edition of 39.Signed and numbered “30/35”...

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LEWIS, Martin: Under the Street Lamp

LEWIS, Martin

Under the Street Lamp

Etching, 1928.


Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white laid paper with full margins. The condition is exc...

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McMillan, Stephen: Haiku

McMillan, Stephen


Etching, 2013.


The mist settling over a mountain lake. Based on a view of Diablo Lake in the North Cascades National Park, WA. Signed and numbered etching with aq...

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ROUVIÈRE, Daniel: "Au courses"


Au courses

Etching, 1942.


Épreuve d'artiste. Signed and dated in plate. Signed, dated and annotated "Epr. d'artiste" in pencil in margin.

Allirand, Renaud: Composition #111

Allirand, Renaud

Composition #111

Etching, 2010.


Signed and numbered from the edition of 12. RENAUD ALLIRAND was born in 1970, and currently lives and works in Paris. He is a prolific artist who ...

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BROUET, Auguste: Maison Normande

BROUET, Auguste

Maison Normande

Etching, 1913.


Announcement for the "Imprimerie Eugène Delâtre" in Montmartre, Paris. Etching printed on laid paper.




Etching, 2019.


Etching and aquatint printed in bluish-black ink on Reina wove paper. Edition of 30. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil.

La Presse (Exteens 589)

ROPS, Félicien

La Presse (Exteens 589)

Etching, circa 1890.


Original etching design for a calling card for the printer F. Nys.

Mann, Kelvin: "R"

Mann, Kelvin


Etching, 2010.


The single letter "R", from the alphabet, illustrated by a rhinoceros. All letters are available, and the full set of 27 etchings in folio box is a...

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A Mlle Squelette


A Mlle Squelette

Etching, circa 1900.


Etching with poem dedicated to Miss Skeleton. Signed in plate.