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.
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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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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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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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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