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.
TAKEDA, Fumiko: Dreamer

TAKEDA, Fumiko

Dreamer

Hand Colored, 2015.

$575

?? (original Japanese title) Etching and aquatint with handcoloring on chine-collé. Edition of 30. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil, in Latin ...

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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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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.

HADEN, Sir Francis Seymour(1818-1910), Fulham, Drypoint| Etching

HADEN, Francis Seymour

Fulham

Etching, 1859 and later.

$1,500

Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) A very fine impression of one of Haden's most elegant prints on thick laid paper with full margins and signed...

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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.

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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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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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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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.

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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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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