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.
Martin, M. G. : Dash and Splash

Martin, M. G.

Dash and Splash

Etching, 1962.

$800

M. G. Martin, Amer., (1931-2013) Dash and Splash, Etching, Softground & Aquatint, 1962, ed. of 6 plus 1 proof, 23-3/8 x 15-13/16, signed, title...

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Alps, Glen: Figures

Alps, Glen

Figures

Etching, 1956.

$800

Edition: 12 Glen Alps was one of the most innovative printmakers to come from the Northwest Coast. He was quite respected in the print world.

Babylon (Bridge to Babylon)

MARGOLIES, Samuel L.

Babylon (Bridge to Babylon)

Etching, 1949.

$1,000

Etching and aquatint. Edition of 200. Signed. 2 5/8 x 3 inches (plate), 7 x 8 inches (sheet).

Bloom

Hull, Richard

Bloom

Intaglio, 2015.

$1,200

Etching and aquatint, printed from a single copper plate in black ink on Arches Cover paper. Hull worked directly on a copper plate using the age-o...

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Twachtman, John Henry : Dock at Newport

Twachtman, John Henry

Dock at Newport

Etching, 1894.

$1,400

John Henry Twachtman, (Amer., 1853-1902), Dock at Newport, Etching, 1893, B. 133, pub. New York Etching Club Annual Catalogue, 1894, 5 x 7, some pa...

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Chicago Fair

GEERLINGS, Gerald

Chicago Fair

Etching, No date.

$1,800

Etching. Signed. 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches (plate), 14 1/8 x 11 inches (sheet). Very faintly toned within mat opening.

Catch Me a Planet

FULLER, Sue

Catch Me a Planet

Intaglio, 1952/1985.

$2,000

"Catch Me a Planet," a combination of softground etching and aquatint, is by American artist Sue Fuller (1914-2006). The plate was created in 1952 ...

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Wortzel, Adrienne: Corinthian Capital 1

Wortzel, Adrienne

Corinthian Capital 1

Etching, 2000.

$2,300

Adrianne Wortzel creates unique and innovative work exploring historical and cultural perspectives. Corinthian Capital 1 is a large dramatic medit...

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THE LOBSTER FISHERMAN

Marin, John

THE LOBSTER FISHERMAN

Etching, 1948.

$3,000

Marin, John. LOBSTER FISHERMAN. Z.172. Etching, 1948. Edition of 125 published by Twin Editions in 1950. Signed in pencil, and titled, signed and d...

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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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Dine, Jim

BATHROBE (FROM NY TEN)

Etching, 1964.

$5,500

Dine, Jim. BATHROBE (FROM NEW YORK TEN). Mikro, Berlin 1970 #26. Etching, 1964. Edition of 200. Signed, Dated and Numbered 182/200. Printed by Emil...

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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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Connoisseurs of Prints

SLOAN, John

Connoisseurs of Prints

Etching, 1905.

$6,850

From First image for New York City Life. Etching on laid paper. Edition 100. Reference: Morse 127, only state. 5 x 6 3/4 inches (plate) 9 3/4 x 1...

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Geerlings, Gerald K., Black Magic, Aquatint| Etching

GEERLINGS, Gerald

Black Magic

Etching, 1929.

$8,500

Gerald K. Geerlings, 'Black Magic', etching and aquatint, 1929, edition 100. Signed in pencil; titled and annotated '(New York 1928)' in pencil, l...

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Cadmus, Paul: Coney Island

Cadmus, Paul

Coney Island

Etching, 1935.

$9,500

Signed in pencil. Annotated 'Edition of 50 – 1935' in the artist’s hand, bottom left margin. Johnson and Miller 81. A superb, richly-inked impress...

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Lewis, Martin

NIGHT IN NEW YORK

Etching, 1932.

$15,000

Lewis, Martin. NIGHT IN NEW YORK. McCarron 102. Etching, 1932. Edition of 125 published by the Chicago Society of Etchers. Signed in pencil. 8 3/8 ...

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