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.
ROUVIÈRE, Daniel: "Au courses"

ROUVIÈRE, Daniel

Au courses

Etching, 1942.

$125

Épreuve d'artiste. Signed and dated in plate. Signed, dated and annotated "Epr. d'artiste" in pencil in margin.

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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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.

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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HADEN, Sir Francis Seymour(1818-1910), Fulham, Drypoint| Etching

HADEN, Francis Seymour

Fulham

Etching, 1859 and later.

$1,500

Sir Francis Seymour Haden (1818-1910) A very fine impression of one of Haden's most elegant prints on thick laid paper with full margins and signed...

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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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TISSOT, James: Croquet

TISSOT, James

Croquet

Etching, 1878.

$4,500

Signed and dated in the plate. This is a fine, rich impression printed on a cream, medium-weight Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably ...

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