Etchings

CouseCouse
The Printing Press
medium unknown
7” x 14”
signed

No biography available

BuckleyBuckley, John M. (1892 – 1958)
The Bow
etching
7” x 7”
signed

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, John Buckley established a studio in Pigeon Cove of Rockport. He taught at Massachusetts Normal Art School, Malden Evening High School, and at Boston University.

He studied at Massachusetts Normal Art School with Wilbur Hamilton, Ernest Major and Aldro Hibbard and was a member of the Rockport Art Association where he exhibited.

 

Flint

Flint, William Russell (1880 – 1969)
Three Women on Gleaming Sands
etching
13” x 8”
signed

Post World War I, William Russell Flint's artistic career began to flourish. In 1947 he was knighted, and In 1962 his work was acknowledged by a retrospective exhibition in the Diploma Gallery of the Royal Academy. At the time, Charles Wheeler, the President, paid tribute to the artist, describing his watercolor technique as a 'baffling skill'.

His talent with both the watercolor medium and his skill in depicting the female form created a hallmark style which would later become legendary.

In December 1969, Sir William Russell Flint died, aged 89, leaving behind one of the finest and most sought after collections of watercolors.

HaigHaig, Axel Herman (1835 – 1921)
Stockholm
etching
6” x 9”
signed

Haig studied architecture in London where he worked Ewan Christian and William Burges. Influenced by Burges in the late 1870s he began etching medieval architecture in Scotland with the initial intention of bringing out a publication. He also contributed illustrations to The Architect. In 1882 he was awarded a medal for his etchings at the Paris Salon and was elected an honorary member of the Swedish Royal Academy. He was also a member of the Royal Academy of Painter-Etchers in London.

Source: Armstrong, E. A., Axel Herman Haig and His Work

hammershoi

Hammershoi, Vilhelm (1864 – 1916)
Lady Writing on Table
etching
14 x 12½"
signed

Hammershoi was a Danish painter, born in Copenhagen and it was there, in the old quarter, where he mainly lived and worked. He painted portraits, landscapes and many room interiors which frequently contained a single figure that was seated or standing.

Many of his paintings show empty rooms or often include the profile, or view from the back, of his wife in a long dark dress. These interior paintings always show rooms inside his own home and due to their popularity Hammershoi's other subjects have been slightly overshadowed.

Source: www.hammershoi.co.uk

HornbyHornby, Lester George (1882 – 1956)
Quais aux Fleurs
etching
8¼” x 5½”
signed

During WWI Hornby was a war correspondent. As did most artists at the time who did illustrations in relation to the war, Hornby had to have war-related pictures approved by the government before being published. In one case the war department refused to give permission because they felt his illustration was so accurate and well done that the enemy would have access to too much information. Hornby worked in the trenches with the men and his work reflects this. The critic Rowland Thomas wrote in 1910, "Hornby is beyond doubt a master etcher with such power of eye and hand as our generation has hardly known before. Not since Whistler posed with the Universe on his needle point has anyone scratched on solid metal lines of such electrifying, such insolently simple conciseness as these- a new old Paris leaps transfigured and revealed for those who will glory in her." A 1928 exhibit of watercolors at the Vose Gallery in Boston won a rave from critic A.J. Philpott.

Lee-HankeyLee-Hankey, William (1869 – 1952)
A Flemish Mother
dry point
10.4" x 10.1”
signed and inscribed

William Lee-Hankey was a painter and etcher of landscapes, figure subjects, and harbor scenes. Lee-Hankey was born in Chester, England, in 1869. He served with Artists Rifles 1915-18. He studied at Chester School of Art, Royal College of Art, and in Paris. For many years he lived in France and painted the majority of his pictures in Normandy, Brittany, and on the Cote d'Azure. He won many medals and became an elected member of many of the major art institutions, including the Royal Institute. His work is represented in collections both in England and abroad.

MielatzMielatz, Charles Friedrich Wilhelm (1864 – 1919)
Rocky Oceanfront Landscape
etching
7¼" x 10”
signed

Charles Friedrich Wilhelm Mielatz, born in Bredden, Germany on May 24, 1864, was a pupil of the Chicago School of Design and Frederic Rondel in New York. He was a member of the New York Etching Club (Secretary); ANA 1906; American Watercolor Society, receiving awards; and the St. Louis Exposition 1904. He also served as an Instructor at the National Academy of Design.

Source: Excerpts from A History of British and American Etching by James Laver

NordellNordell, Carl John David (1885 – 1957)
Gloucester Fisherman
etching
7¼" x 9½”
signed

Born in Denmark, Nordell became a noted portrait and figure painter and etcher on the East Coast in the early- to mid-twentieth century. He painted numerous portraits of prominent people and then produced a series of highly regarded etchings of fishermen.

ParrishParrish, Stephen Maxfield (1846 – 1938)
Canal at Trenton
etching
5¼" x 8½”
signed

During the 1880s, Stephen Parrish was one of the leading etchers in America. Although his paintings were received with favor and were shown regularly in New York and at exhibitions throughout the country, he was more widely known for his etchings, especially those of New England coastal scenes.

Source: Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art

PlattPlatt, Charles Adams (1861 – 1933)
Boats on the East River
etching
6¾" x 11”
signed

Born in New York City, Charles Adams Platt became a noted etcher, painter, writer and architect. He studied first at the National Academy of Design, then at the Art Students League in New York and in Paris at the Academie Julian with Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre.

In 1880, Platt was taught etching by his friend and fellow artist, Stephen Parrish in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Platt often depicted this area in his etchings and from 1880 to 1890 he created over one hundred etchings.

Source: Peter Falk, Who Was Who in American Art

ChatmanPrihoda, Istvan (1891 – 1965)
Old Man with Hat and Pipe Wearing Sheepskin
etching
12¼" x 9¼”
signed

No biography available

RobbinsRobbins, Frederick Goodrich (1893 – 1947)
The Blue Bridge, Volendam
etching
8" x 10½”
signed

Painter, etcher, born in Oak Park, Illinois on May 8, 1893. Robbins studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. During the 1920s he maintained a studio-home in San Francisco and further studied at the California School of Fine Arts under Macky and Randolph.

unknownUnknown artist
Light Beyond the Trees
etching
9" x 6¾”
signed illegibly

unknownUnknown artist
Waterfront at European Town
etching
6" x 9”
signed illegibly