James McBey etchings for sale

Scottish, 1883-1959

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Amsterdam from Ransdorp -  MCBEY

Amsterdam from Ransdorp
Etching, 1910, Hardie 74; edition only 40. 4 15/16 x 8 15/16 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in ink. This is a superb, luminous impression of this outstanding early print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (The paper is a 19th century sheet from an old book or ledger.) The influence of Rembrandt is here quite evident but this print also reminds us of Whistler's time in Holland from just a few years earlier. Zaandam (Kennedy 414) and The Mill (K413) are similar in their appreciation of the Dutch countryside. This etching is rare today and is clearly among the very best prints by McBey of Holland.
SOLD

September Sunset -  MCBEY

September Sunset
Etching, 1928, Hardie/Carter 241, edition 80 plus 12 trial proofs. 8 7/8 x 17 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in ink below. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on cream laid paper with an elaborate fleur-de-lis watermark. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a couple of small repaired tears in the margin edges and some light toning within an earlier mat opening. The catalogue describes the view as follows, "Venice is seen from the Canale di San Marco near the Public Gardens. Towards the center on the left is San Giorgio Maggiore, and beyond, to the right, dimly glittering in the light of the setting sun, the Salute."
$1,500


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