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.
ROUVIÈRE, Daniel: "Au courses"

ROUVIÈRE, Daniel

Au courses

Etching, 1942.

$125

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

BROUET, Auguste: Maison Normande

BROUET, Auguste

Maison Normande

Etching, 1913.

$175

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

A Mlle Squelette

WILLETTE, Adolphe

A Mlle Squelette

Etching, circa 1900.

$250

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

Au bord de la mer (W. 47)

TISSOT, James

Au bord de la mer (W. 47)

Etching, 1880.

$4,500

Etching and drypoint printed on Japan paper. Edition about 100 Signed and dated in plate. Signed in pencil and red stamped in margin.