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.

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BAUTISTA, Helene

Brooklyn

Etching, 2019.

$180

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

A Mlle Squelette

WILLETTE, Adolphe

A Mlle Squelette

Etching, circa 1900.

$250

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

Desmazières, Erik: Entrance Hall With Globe

DESMAZIERES, Erik

Entrance Hall With Globe

Etching, 2009.

$750

Signed, numbered from edition of XXV with full margins. Erik Desmazières is considered one of the greatest contemporary printmakers, and has had ...

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GELLÉE (called LE LORRAIN), CLAUDE: Harbour Scene with Rising Sun

GELLÉE (called LE LORRAIN), CLAUDE

Harbour Scene with Rising Sun

Etching, 1634.

$950

CLAUDE GELLÉE (called LE LORRAIN) Chamagne (Duchy of Lorraine) 1600 – 1682 Rome "Harbour Scene with Rising Sun", 1634 (Le Soleil levant) Etching...

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GUERARD, Henri: Calender for 1884

GUERARD, Henri

Calender for 1884

Etching, 1883.

$1,500

"Calendrier pour 1884" (original French title) Etching and drypoint on laid paper. Reference: Bertin 397. Forth state of five, before letters.

Baigneuse assise

RENOIR, Pierre-Auguste

Baigneuse assise

Etching, circa 1897.

$3,400

Soft ground etching. Stella 11, Delteil 11. Signed with the artist's stamp.

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.

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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CALLOT, Jacques (1592-1635), Balli di Sfessania, Etching

CALLOT, Jacques

Balli di Sfessania

Etching, 1621.

$8,500

Jacques Callot (1592-1635) Complete set of 24 etchings, each, ca. 71 x 92 mm., Lieure 379-402, generally i/ii. Fine full set on thin laid paper, se...

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