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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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).

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CESCHIN, Livio

By the Piave River

Etching, 2006.

$1,300

"Sul Piave" (original Italian title) Etching and drypoint on wove paper. Edition of 40. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil.

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.

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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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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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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