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.
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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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.

ZORN, Anders: "Cabin

ZORN, Anders

Cabin

Etching, 1917.

$3,200

"Cabin" Etching, 1917 11 9/16 in. x 7 9/16 in. (294 mm x 192 mm) No stated edition Catalogue Reference: Asplund 279, Hjert &Hjert 284 Unframed ...

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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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Cadmus, Paul: Coney Island

Cadmus, Paul

Coney Island

Etching, 1935.

$9,500

Signed in pencil. Annotated 'Edition of 50 – 1935' in the artist’s hand, bottom left margin. Johnson and Miller 81. A superb, richly-inked impress...

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