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.

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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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.

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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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.

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.

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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REMBRANDT VAN RIJN (1606-1669), Clement de Jonghe, Drypoint| Etching

REMBRANDT, van Rijn

Clement de Jonghe

Etching, 1650.

$11,000

Rembrandt van Rijn (1606-1669) Etching and drypoint, 1650, 208 x 162 mm., B/R/S 272 v/vii, Hind 251 v/vi, Bjorklund/Barnard 51c, Nowell-Usticke 272...

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