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.
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.

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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Martin, M. G. : Dash and Splash

Martin, M. G.

Dash and Splash

Etching, 1962.

$800

M. G. Martin, Amer., (1931-2013) Dash and Splash, Etching, Softground & Aquatint, 1962, ed. of 6 plus 1 proof, 23-3/8 x 15-13/16, signed, title...

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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.

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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