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.
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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.

Mann, Kelvin: "R"

Mann, Kelvin

"R"

Etching, 2010.

$225

The single letter "R", from the alphabet, illustrated by a rhinoceros. All letters are available, and the full set of 27 etchings in folio box is a...

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A Mlle Squelette

WILLETTE, Adolphe

A Mlle Squelette

Etching, circa 1900.

$250

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

LEE-HANKEY, William: A Son of France

LEE-HANKEY, William

A Son of France

Etching, 1913.

$600

William Lee-Hankey (1869-1952). Etching and drypoint, 200 x 130 mm., from the edition of 50, Hardie 115, pencil signed and with the artist's blind...

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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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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).

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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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.

HECKE I, JAN VAN DEN, Animals, Engraving| Etching

HECKE I, JAN VAN DEN

Animals

Etching, 1656.

$4,100

Jan van den Hecke I Kwaremont (Kluisbergen) c. 1619/1620 – 1684 Antwerp Animals, 1656 The complete set of 12 prints Etching. Each c. 15.1 x 20.8...

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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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REMBRANDT VAN RIJN (1606-1669), Clement de Jonghe, Drypoint| Etching

REMBRANDT, van Rijn

Clement de Jonghe

Etching, 1650.

$11,000

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) Etching and drypoint, 1650, 208 x 162 mm., B/R/S 272 v/vii, Hind 251 v/vi, Bjorklund/Barnard 51c, Nowell-Usticke 272...

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