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.
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Dine, Jim

BATHROBE (FROM NY TEN)

Etching, 1964.

$5,500

Dine, Jim. BATHROBE (FROM NEW YORK TEN). Mikro, Berlin 1970 #26. Etching, 1964. Edition of 200. Signed, Dated and Numbered 182/200. Printed by Emil...

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Black Lion Wharf

WHISTLER, James Abbott McNeill

Black Lion Wharf

Etching, 1859.

$5,800

Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. This is a fine, strong impression printed on light cream laid paper without a watermark. The margins ar...

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Connoisseurs of Prints

SLOAN, John

Connoisseurs of Prints

Etching, 1905.

$6,850

From First image for New York City Life. Etching on laid paper. Edition 100. Reference: Morse 127, only state. 5 x 6 3/4 inches (plate) 9 3/4 x 1...

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Geerlings, Gerald K., Black Magic, Aquatint| Etching

GEERLINGS, Gerald

Black Magic

Etching, 1929.

$8,500

Gerald K. Geerlings, 'Black Magic', etching and aquatint, 1929, edition 100. Signed in pencil; titled and annotated '(New York 1928)' in pencil, l...

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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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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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Soyer, Raphael

PASSER-BY

Etching, 1935.

$12,500

Soyer, Raphael. PASSER-BY. Etching, 1935 (Cole 40,). 9 5/16 x 6 7/8 inches; 237 x 175 mm. Edition of 2 or 3, per Cole, "about three" per Gettings, ...

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Lewis, Martin

NIGHT IN NEW YORK

Etching, 1932.

$15,000

Lewis, Martin. NIGHT IN NEW YORK. McCarron 102. Etching, 1932. Edition of 125 published by the Chicago Society of Etchers. Signed in pencil. 8 3/8 ...

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