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.
A Mlle Squelette

WILLETTE, Adolphe

A Mlle Squelette

Etching, circa 1900.

$250

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

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.

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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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.