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.
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).

Twachtman, John Henry : Dock at Newport

Twachtman, John Henry

Dock at Newport

Etching, 1894.

$1,400

John Henry Twachtman, (Amer., 1853-1902), Dock at Newport, Etching, 1893, B. 133, pub. New York Etching Club Annual Catalogue, 1894, 5 x 7, some pa...

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ALLEN, James: Coal Heavers

ALLEN, James

Coal Heavers

Etching, circa 1935.

$4,500

Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a trace of an old adhesive along the top edge ver...

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