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.
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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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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THE LOBSTER FISHERMAN

Marin, John

THE LOBSTER FISHERMAN

Etching, 1948.

$3,000

Marin, John. LOBSTER FISHERMAN. Z.172. Etching, 1948. Edition of 125 published by Twin Editions in 1950. Signed in pencil, and titled, signed and d...

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Au bord de la mer (W. 47)

TISSOT, James

Au bord de la mer (W. 47)

Etching, 1880.

$4,500

Etching and drypoint printed on Japan paper. Edition about 100 Signed and dated in plate. Signed in pencil and red stamped in margin.