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Woman and Dove - Original Etching Handsigned
By Louis Icart
Located in Paris, FR
Louis Icart Woman and a dove Original etching, 1929 Handsigned in pencil by the artist On BFK Rives, size 72 x 54 cm (c. 28,3 x 21,3 in) REFERENCE: Catalog raisonné "Louis Icart : ...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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The Harbor Cafe - Original Etching, Handsigned
By Jean-Emile Laboureur
Located in Paris, FR
Jean Émile LABOUREUR The Harbor Cafe, 1921 Original etching Signed in pencil by the artist Numbered on / 50 copies On vellum 32.5 x 39.5 cm (c. 13 x 16 inches) REFERENCE : Catalog...
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1920s Analytic Cubist Still-life Prints

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Nude Lying Down - Original etching - edition of 117 - Stamp-Signed
By Henri Matisse
Located in Paris, FR
Henri MATISSE Nu Allongé Original drypoint, 1929 Stamp-signed with the artist's monogram, as issued Edition of 117 copies (unnumbered) On Arches vellum, 24,5 x 31 cm (c. 9,6 x 12,2 ...
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1920s Portrait Prints

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Card Players - Etching and aquatint engraved by Jacques Villon
By After Paul Cezanne
Located in Paris, FR
Paul CÉZANNE (after) Card Players, 1929 Etching and aquatint Engraved by Jacques Villon after the painting of Cezanne On Arches vellum 63 x 79 cm (c. 26 x 32 inch) REFERENCES : Cat...
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1920s Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Portrait - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Jean-Gabriel Domergue Jea...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Nonchalance - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Jean-Gabriel Domergue Jea...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Woman - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Jean-Gabriel Domergue Jea...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Happiness - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Jean-Gabriel Domergue Jea...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Women - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Unsigned and unnumbered as ...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Woman - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Unsigned and unnumbered as ...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Woman - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Unsigned and unnumbered as ...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Lying Naked - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Jean-Gabriel Domergue Jea...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - The Hug - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Jean-Gabriel Domergue Jea...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Lying Woman - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Jean-Gabriel Domergue Jea...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Lying Naked - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Jean-Gabriel Domergue Jea...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Women's Love - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Jean-Gabriel Domergue Jea...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Women's Love - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Unsigned and unnumbered as ...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Jean Gabriel Domergue - Women's Love - Original Etching
By Jean-Gabriel Domergue, 1889-1962
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
Original Etching by Jean-Gabriel Domergue Dimensions: 33 x 25 cm 1924 Edition of 100 This artwork is part of the famous portfolio The Afternoon of a Faun. Unsigned and unnumbered as ...
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1920s Impressionist Nude Prints

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Lithograph

Broughton Moor Pits, Durham
By Oliver Hall, R.A., R.E., R.S.W.
Located in Storrs, CT
Broughton Moor Pits, Durham. c. 1920. Etching and drypoint. 7 7/8 x 11 13/16 (sheet 10 x 14 3/8). A fine impression on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. Broughton Moor is situated...
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1920s Modern Landscape Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

A Yorkshire Road
By Oliver Hall, R.A., R.E., R.S.W.
Located in Storrs, CT
[A Yorkshire Road]. c. 1924. Etching and drypoint. 5 x 7 1/ 4(sheet 7 1/2 x 10 1/2). A fine impression on cream laid paper watermarked 'FJ Head & Co'. Signed in pencil. Housed in a ...
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1920s Modern Landscape Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

A Spanish Town.
By Oliver Hall, R.A., R.E., R.S.W.
Located in Storrs, CT
A Spanish Town. c. 1928 Etching and drypoint. 6 3/4 x 9 3/4 (sheet 9 7/8 x 13 1/2). Edition 40, #22. A fine impression on cream laid paper. Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 1...
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1920s Modern Landscape Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

A Border Castle
By Oliver Hall, R.A., R.E., R.S.W.
Located in Storrs, CT
A Border Castle. c. 1920. Etching and drypoint. 7 x 11 13/16 (sheet 9 5/16 x 15 3/16). A rich impression with drypoint printed in cream laid paper with full margins. Signed and titl...
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1920s Modern Landscape Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

The Old Man
By Arthur John Trevor Briscoe
Located in Storrs, CT
The Old Man. 1925. Etching. Laver catalog 59, Hurstcatalog 137. 6 3/8 x 8 5/8 (sheet 9 3/16 x 11 3/4). Edition 75, #1. Signed and numbered in ink. A dramatic impression with plate t...
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1920s Modern Landscape Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

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H 6.38 in. W 9.38 in. D .5 in.
The Trawler
By Arthur John Trevor Briscoe
Located in Storrs, CT
The Trawler. 1926. Etching. Hurst 176. 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 (sheet 11 3/8 x 15 3/4). Edition 75, #71. Mat line outside the image; otherwise excellent condition.A fine impression with plat...
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1920s Modern Landscape Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

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H 9.88 in. W 13.88 in. D .5 in.
The Wheel
By Arthur John Trevor Briscoe
Located in Storrs, CT
The Wheel. 1927. Etching. Hurst 196. 9 x 10 (sheet 11 13/8 x 16 3/4). Trial proof 5, apart from the edition of 75. Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 25 (1938): 292. A rich imp...
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1920s Modern Portrait Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

The Anchor
By Arthur John Trevor Briscoe
Located in Storrs, CT
The Anchor. 1930. Etching. Hurst catalog 268 state ii. 7 x 6 3/4 (sheet 10 3/4 x 7 5/8). Edition 275. A rich impression with plate tone printed on antique 'GR' laid paper with a hunt...
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1920s Modern Landscape Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

Bezalel School Jerusalem, Middle Eastern Arab Man in Turban Circa 1920s Etching
By Jacob Eisenberg
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Genre: Realism Subject: Portrait Medium: Etching Surface: Paper Country: Israel Dimensions with Frame: 18" x 114" Jacob Eisenberg (1897–1965) (also Yaakov Eisenberg) was an Israeli ...
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1920s Art Nouveau Portrait Prints

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Etching

Vienna Secessionist Landscape, Etching, 1920s
By Maria Fischer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1920s etching on paper is by Vienna Secessionist artist Maria Fischer, who exhibited with the Neue Secession Wien (New Vienna Secession), an art association that exhibited...
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1920s Vienna Secession Landscape Prints

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Etching, Paper

Secessionist Self-Portrait, Etching on Paper, Circa 1920
By Johannes Fischer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1920s etching on paper is a self-portrait by Austrian painter, printmaker and photographer Johannes Fischer (1888-1955). Fischer is best known for a series of photographic...
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1920s Vienna Secession Portrait Prints

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Paper, Etching

Woman Portrait - Original etching (Duthuit #2)
By Henri Matisse
Located in Paris, FR
Henri MATISSE Woman Portrait, 1920 Original etching Unsigned as issued On Vellum 33 x 25 cm (c. 13 x 10 in) REFERENCE : Catalog raisonne Duthuit / Matisse Books #2 Very good condi...
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1920s Modern Portrait Prints

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Etching

Lovis Corinth (German, 1859-1925) "Pieta" Rare Etching c.1920
By Lovis Corinth
Located in San Francisco, CA
Lovis Corinth (German, 1859-1925) Rare Etching c.1920 Fine etching by noted German Expressionist artist Lovis Corinth. This striking image has great depth and bold lines. This deep...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Etching

La Monaca - Original Etching by Luigi Bartolini - 1920
By Luigi Bartolini
Located in Roma, IT
La Monaca is an original artwork realized by Luigi Bartolini in 1920. Original etching on paper. Signed on plate on the lower central margin: Bartolini. Numbered and hand-signed in...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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The Flock - Original Etching by Germaine Garcin - 1920s
By Germaine Garcin
Located in Roma, IT
The Flock is an original artwork realized by Germaine Garcin in 1920. Original etching on paper. Monogramed on plate on the lower right corner. Signed on plate on the lower right. ...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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  • The Flock - Original Etching by Germaine Garcin - 1920s
  • The Flock - Original Etching by Germaine Garcin - 1920s
  • The Flock - Original Etching by Germaine Garcin - 1920s
  • The Flock - Original Etching by Germaine Garcin - 1920s
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Summer Solstice
By Edward Julius Detmold
Located in Storrs, CT
Edward julius Detmold. Summer Solstice. c. 1920. Colour etching and aquatint, printed à la poupée. 20 7/8 x 12 3/4 (sheet 24 x 16 1/2). Edition 12, #7. A fine, richly inked impress...
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1920s Modern Landscape Prints

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Etching, Aquatint, Color

Erotic - Original Etching by Chas Laborde - 1920s
By Chas Laborde
Located in Roma, IT
Erotic is an original etching by Chas Laborde in the 1920s. This original print is hand-colored in watercolor. In very good condition, including white cardboard Passepartout, 52 x 3...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Etching

Fishing Man - Original Etching by H. Le Bourdelles - 1920s
Located in Roma, IT
Fishing man is a beautiful black and white etching on ivory-colored paper, realized by the French artist Hervé Le Bourdelles. Hand-signed and numbered in pencil on lower right marg...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Etching

Erotic Scene - Original Etching by Chas Laborde - 1920s
By Chas Laborde
Located in Roma, IT
Erotic is an original etching by Chas Laborde in the 1920s. This original print is hand-colored in watercolor. In very good condition, including white cardboard Passepartout, 52 x 3...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Etching

Erotic Scene - Original Etching by Chas Laborde - 1920s
By Chas Laborde
Located in Roma, IT
Erotic is an original etching by Chas Laborde in the 1920s. This original print is hand-colored in watercolor. In very good condition, including white cardboard Passepartout, 52 x 3...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Etching

Love and Music - Original Etching by M- Laurencin - 1920s
By Marie Laurencin
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions: 27x35 cm. Hand signed, not numbered. Very good conditions. This artwork is shipped from Italy. Under existing legislation, any artwork in Italy created over 70 yea...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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The Farmer - Original Etching by Giuseppe Viviani - 1920s
By Giuseppe Viviani
Located in Roma, IT
Il fattore is an original modern artwork realized in the 1920s by Giuseppe Viviani (Agnano, San Giuliano Terme, 1898 – Pisa, 1965). Original B/W Etching on paper. Numbered on the ...
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Erotic Scene - Original Etching by Chas Laborde - 1920s
By Chas Laborde
Located in Roma, IT
Erotic is an original etching by Chas Laborde in the 1920s. This original print is hand-colored in watercolor. In very good condition, including white cardboard Passepartout, 52 x 3...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Etching

Erotic Scene - Original Etching by Chas Laborde - 1920s
By Chas Laborde
Located in Roma, IT
Erotic Scene is an original etching by Chas Laborde in the 1920s. This original print is hand-colored in watercolor. In very good condition, including white cardboard Passepartout, ...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Etching

Cornetto Con Fiori Di Campo - 1920s - Giorgio Morandi - Etching - Modern
By Giorgio Morandi
Located in Roma, IT
Cornetto con fiori di campo is an original artwork realized by Giorgio Morandi in 1924. Etching on paper. Hand-signed and dated on the lower right margin. Edition of 50 prints includ...
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Certificate of the Vittorio Emanuele III Foundation - Original Etching - 1920s
Located in Roma, IT
Certificate of the Vittorio Emanuele III Foundation is an original certificate that Includes an original etching realized by an anonymous artist in the 1920s. Good conditions except...
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Secessionist Self-Portrait Etching, Circa 1920
By Johannes Fischer
Located in San Francisco, CA
This circa 1920 etching on paper is a self-portrait by Austrian painter, printmaker, and photographer Johannes Fischer (1888-1955). Fischer is best known for a series of photographic...
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1920s Vienna Secession Portrait Prints

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Paper, Etching

The Wheel - Original Etching on Paper by Mino Maccari - 1920s
By Mino Maccari
Located in Roma, IT
The Wheel is an original modern artwork realized in the first half of the XX Century by the Italian artist Mino Maccari (Siena, 1898 - Rome, 1989). Original drypoint on paper. Editi...
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Illustration for "Le Conte de Voltaire - Etching by Henri Farge - 1920s
Located in Roma, IT
Illustration for "Le Conte de Voltaire" (1925) is an original etching realized by the French artist Henri Farge (1884-1970). Artist proof of 2° state, hand-signed on the lower right....
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1920s More Prints

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Etching

From Rues et Visages de Paris - 1920s - Drypoint/Etching - Modern
By Chas Laborde
Located in Roma, IT
Illustrated Plate, from Rues et Visages de Paris is a hand-colored etching and drypoint by Chas Laborde. This original print is hand-colored with tempera and watercolor. In excellent...
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

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Drypoint, Etching, Tempera, Watercolor

Early 20th Century British Street Scene - 1920s Figurative Landscape Etching
By E. Mary Shelley
Located in Soquel, CA
Highly detailed figurative landscape lithograph of a street in London with a towering cathedral, old buildings, and figures walking the street below by E. Mary Shelley (English, late...
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1920s Impressionist Landscape Prints

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Etching, Paper

City of Banges - Original Etching on Paper - 1920s
Located in Roma, IT
City of Banges is an original etching on ivory paper, realized by Anonymous Artist of the XX century, in 1920s. In excellent conditions: As good as new. Not signed. Name of the pl...
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19th Century Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

Chauncey F. Ryder Drypoint Etching "New Boston Farm" c.1920s
By Chauncey Foster Ryder
Located in San Francisco, CA
Chauncey F. Ryder Etching "New Boston Farm" c.1920s Fine etching by listed artist Chauncey F. Ryder (American, 1868-1949) Pencil signed and inscribed. Dimensions 7 1/2" x 9 1/4". ...
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

The Embroiderer - Original Etching by Heimieli Wolff - 1920
Located in Roma, IT
The Embroiderer is an original etching realized by Heimieli Wolff (1815-1940). Good condition included a whitecardboard passpartout (49x69 cm). Hand-signed with pencil by the artist.
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

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Etching

The Plow - Original Etching by M. Falter - 1920 ca.
Located in Roma, IT
Image dimensions: 13x18 cm. The Plow is an original modern artwork realized in the 1920s by Marcel Falter (1866 - 1932). Original B/W Etching on paper. Artist's Proof. Hand-sign...
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1920s Figurative Prints

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Etching

Amicalement - from Rues et Visages de Paris - Drypoint/Etching - 1920s - Modern
By Chas Laborde
Located in Roma, IT
Amicalement is a hand-colored etching and drypoint, signed by Chas Laborde on the lower right margin. Hand-titled on the lower left margin. This original print is hand-colored with t...
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1920s Modern Figurative Prints

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Drypoint, Etching, Tempera, Watercolor

St John's College Cambridge etching R Warwick c. 1920 print Chapel
Located in London, GB
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1920s Modern Landscape Prints

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Etching

Luigi Kasimir "Vienna Opera House" Original Signed Etching c.1920s
By Luigi Kasimir
Located in San Francisco, CA
Luigi Kasimir "Vienna Opera House" Original Signed Etching c.1920s Plate dimensions 12" x 14" Frame dimensions 22" x 25" Original signature. Strong color. Very good condition.
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Early 20th Century Impressionist Landscape Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Trinity College Cambridge Great Gate etching R Warwick c. 1920 print
Located in London, GB
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1920s Modern Landscape Prints

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Etching

Woman at the Mirror - Original Etching by Armand Breton - 1920
By Armand Breton
Located in Roma, IT
Hand signed. Etching and aquatint. Includes passepartout (49 x 34 cm ). This etching by Armand Breton is an example of the Post-Impressionism atmosphere at the beginning of the XX...
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1920s Post-Impressionist Figurative Prints

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Etching

Hooked Salmon, angling fish etching by George Marples, circa 1920
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Marples was a painter, etcher, writer on ornithology, and principal of Huddersfield, Hull and Liverpool School of Art. He specialized in etchings of fish and birds. Angling and fishi...
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1920s Other Art Style Animal Prints

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Drypoint, Etching

Lower East Side Tenements Yiddish Barber Shop 1920's Aquatint Etching Judaica
By Max Pollak
Located in Bal Harbour, FL
Hand signed, numbered and titled. It depicts the old lower east side of New York city with its tenements and different language signes, barber shop poles and loitering figures. This ...
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1920s American Modern Landscape Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

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1920s Etching For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the 1920s etching you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. There are many Modern, Impressionist and Surrealist versions of these works for sale. Making the right choice when shopping for a 1920s etching may mean carefully reviewing examples of this item dating from different eras — you can find an early iteration of this piece from the 19th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 20th Century. On 1stDibs, the right 1920s etching is waiting for you and the choices span a range of colors that includes gray, beige, black and white. Finding an appealing 1920s etching — no matter the origin — is easy, but Marc Chagall, Mariette Lydis, John Taylor Arms, Georges Rouault and Henri Matisse each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Artworks like these — often created in etching, engraving and drypoint — can elevate any room of your home. A large 1920s etching can prove too dominant for some spaces — a smaller 1920s etching, measuring 2.88 high and 0.1 wide, may better suit your needs.

How Much is a 1920s Etching?

A 1920s etching can differ in price owing to various characteristics — the average selling price for items in our inventory is $1,100, while the lowest priced sells for $115 and the highest can go for as much as $75,000.

Finding the Right Prints and Multiples for You

Decorating with fine-art prints — whether they’re figurative prints, abstract prints or another variety — has always been a practical way of bringing a space to life as well as bringing works by an artist you love into your home.

Pursued in the 1960s and ’70s, largely by Pop artists drawn to its associations with mass production, advertising, packaging and seriality, as well as those challenging the primacy of the Abstract Expressionist brushstroke, printmaking was embraced in the 1980s by painters and conceptual artists ranging from David Salle and Elizabeth Murray to Adrian Piper and Sherrie Levine.

Printmaking is the transfer of an image from one surface to another. An artist takes a material like stone, metal, wood or wax, carves, incises, draws or otherwise marks it with an image, inks or paints it and then transfers the image to a piece of paper or other material.

Fine-art prints are frequently confused with their more commercial counterparts. After all, our closest connection to the printed image is through mass-produced newspapers, magazines and books, and many people don’t realize that even though prints are editions, they start with an original image created by an artist with the intent of reproducing it in a small batch. Fine-art prints are created in strictly limited editions — 20 or 30 or maybe 50 — and are always based on an image created specifically to be made into an edition.

Many people think of revered Dutch artist Rembrandt as a painter but may not know that he was a printmaker as well. His prints have been preserved in time along with the work of other celebrated printmakers such as Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dalí and Andy Warhol. These fine-art prints are still highly sought after by collectors.

“It’s another tool in the artist’s toolbox, just like painting or sculpture or anything else that an artist uses in the service of mark making or expressing him- or herself,” says International Fine Print Dealers Association (IFPDA) vice president Betsy Senior, of New York’s Betsy Senior Fine Art, Inc.

Because artist’s editions tend to be more affordable and available than his or her unique works, they’re more accessible and can be a great opportunity to bring a variety of colors, textures and shapes into a space.

For tight corners, select small fine-art prints as opposed to the oversized bold piece you’ll hang as a focal point in the dining area. But be careful not to choose something that is too big for your space. And feel free to lean into it if need be — not every work needs picture-hanging hooks. Leaning a larger fine-art print against the wall behind a bookcase can add a stylish installation-type dynamic to your living room. (Read more about how to arrange wall art here.)

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