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.
Cup with Pipe

LOEBER, Lou

Cup with Pipe

Etching, 1927.

$2,400

Unsigned but from the estate of the artist. Titled and inscribed trial proof (proefdruk) and not for sale (niet te koop). Inscribed "III" below whi...

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ALLEN, James: Coal Heavers

ALLEN, James

Coal Heavers

Etching, circa 1935.

$4,500

Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a trace of an old adhesive along the top edge ver...

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TISSOT, James: Croquet

TISSOT, James

Croquet

Etching, 1878.

$4,500

Signed and dated in the plate. This is a fine, rich impression printed on a cream, medium-weight Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably ...

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Black Lion Wharf

WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill

Black Lion Wharf

Etching, 1859.

$5,800

Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. This is a fine, strong impression printed on light cream laid paper without a watermark. The margins ar...

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