This exhibition presents prints by Whistler and fellow artists including Otto Bacher, Ernest D. Roth, and William Walcot, who explored etching as an independent mode of expression, using Venice as their collective muse.
Henry Moore: Prints presents etchings and lithographs by the famed British artist. Best remembered as a sculptor of figurative semi-abstraction, Moore also produced numerous prints during his career, often of his wildly popular reclining and seated figures.
Number 5 in an edition of 60. Numbered in pencil lower left margin: "5/60"; titled in pencil lower center margin: " - Atelier René Tazé, Villa du Lavoir - "; signed and dated in pencil lower right margin: "Erik Desmazières. 2019". A fine impression in fine condition. Sheet measures 21 1/8 x 31 inches.
James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American (1834-1903)
The Two Doorways
8 x 11 1/2 inches
Etching and drypoint
Glasgow 221 vii/XIII; Kennedy 193 iv/V. From the First Venice Set ("Venice, A Series of Twelve Etchings," 1880). Signed in graphite with the artist's butterfly signature and "imp."on tab. Signed in the plate with the artist's butterfly signature to the left of the arch of the doorway. Printed on laid paper. Trimmed to or just within the platemark. A fine impression in fine condition aside from adhesive residue and hinge remnants verso.
Henry Moore, British (1898-1986)
Stone Reclining Figure
38 3/4 x 72 1/2 inches
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint
Artist proof I/IV. Edition of 10 with 4 artist proofs.
Cramer 568. Artist proof I/IV. Edition of 10 with 4 artist proofs. Signed and dated in pencil lower right margin: "Moore 1980"; numbered in pencil lower left margin: "I/IV". Printed on Magnani paper embossed with printer's blind stamp. Printed by 2 RC Editrice, Rome. Published by Raymond Spencer Company Ltd. for The Henry Moore Foundation, Much Hadham. A fine impression in fine condition. Sheet measures 47 1/2 x 92 inches.
Paul Endres Jr.
Thomas Hart Benton
Louis Leon Dolice
Francisco de Goya y Lucientes
Jean Michel Mathieux Marie
Robert S. Neuman
Osmeivy Ortega Pacheco
Giovanni Battista Piranesi
Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn
James Abbott McNeill Whistler