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James McBey. Art

British, 1883-1959
Born in Aberdeenshire, James McBey was a self-taught artist and etcher, best known for his prints, which coincided with an etching revival in the 20th century. After training himself in various techniques, in 1911 he gained an exhibition opportunity at the Goupil Gallery, London. From this point on his prints were published in London and Glasgow. During the First World War McBey was appointed official war artist to the Palestine Expeditionary Force. McBey's work is held in a variety of galleries across the UK and beyond, with Aberdeen Art Gallery holding the vast majority.
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Artist: James McBey.
Albert Basin, Aberdeen, Scotland
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Albert Basin, Aberdeen. 1906. Etching and drypoint. Hardie 50. 5 7/8 x 9 1/2 (sheet 8 3/8 x 11 3/8). Edition 40, #39. Faint mat line; otherwise excellent condition. A richly inked im...
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Early 20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

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Drypoint, Etching

Sotto Portico, Venice.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Sotto Portico, Venice. 1928. Etching. Hardie/Carter 235. 12 1/2 x 8 3/4 (sheet 8 1/4 x 11 3/8). Edition 80, #39. A rich impression printed in black/brown ink with subtle tonal wiping...
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1920s Modern James McBey. Art

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Drypoint, Etching

The Passing Gondola
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
The Passing Gondola. c. 1926. Etching. Edition 80, #18. Hardie/Carter 230. 8 1/2 x 10 1/2 (sheet 11 1/4 x 13). Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1927. Printed on antique wove pap...
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1920s Modern James McBey. Art

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Drypoint, Etching

A Gale at Port Errol
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
A Gale at Port Errol. 1923. Etching. Hardie 215, #46. 13 x 8 3/4 (sheet 16 7 /8 x 11 1/2). Edition 76. #46. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1923. A rich wiped impression on ant...
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1930s Modern James McBey. Art

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Drypoint, Etching

Margot as Lopokova.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Margot as Lopokova. 1920. Drypoint. Hardie 189. 11 15/16 x 8 3/8 (sheet 14 x 10 7/16). Edition 76, #40. A fine impression on laid paper from an antique volume. Signed and numbered in...
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1920s Modern James McBey. Art

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Etching

A Mirage
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
A Mirage. 1928. Etching. Hardie 238. 11 13/16 x 14 3/8 (sheet 12 3/16 x 18 3/4). Edition 76, #46. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1928 and 1938; Holmes, Etchings of Today. A ri...
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1920s Modern James McBey. Art

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Drypoint, Etching

Rio della Misericordia, Venice.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Rio della Misericordia. October 1924. Watercolor. 14 x 8 3/4. McBey did a striking nocturnal view of the bridge in his 1926 drypoint, The Bridge by Night Carter 232. Signed and dated...
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Mid-20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

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India Ink, Watercolor

Gravesend
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Gravesend. August 1928. Ink and watercolor on paper. 13 1/2 x 21. Signed and dated in ink, lower left; and titled in ink, verso. Housed in a 24 1/2 x 31-inch Whistler-style gold fram...
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20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

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Ink, Watercolor

"Sub-Treasury Building, Wall Street, New York," Cityscape Scene, Lower Manhattan
By James McBey
Located in Larchmont, NY
James McBey (1883 - 1959) Sub-Treasury Building, New York, 1930 Watercolor and brush and ink on paper 19 1/4 x 12 5/8 inches Signed and dated lower left: New York 10 March 1930 Pro...
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1930s James McBey. Art

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Paper, Ink, Watercolor

Thunderstorm Over Boston
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Thunderstorm over Boston. July 14, 1930. Ink and watercolor on paper. 10 5/8 x 17 5/8 (sheet 12 x 19 1/4). Signed and dated and titled in ink, lower right; titled verso and annotated...
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Mid-20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

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India Ink, Watercolor

A Fierce Bull
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
A Fierce Bull. 1911. Drypoint. Hardie 108. 5 3/8 x 8 (sheet 8 5/16 x 11 7/8). Edition 8. An exceptional impression with rich drypoint burr printed on antique laid paper. A proof of t...
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1910s Modern James McBey. Art

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Drypoint, Etching

The Somme Front
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
The Somme. 1917. Watercolor. 9 1/2 in x 18 3/4. Provenance: Carol Carstairs Gallery; Collection of Victor Spark, New York. Exhibited: The 18th International Exhibition of Water Color...
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20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

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Ink, Watercolor

The Matador.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
The Matador. 1911. Drypoint. Hardie 109. 6 7/8 x 10 7/8 (sheet 7 7/8 x 12). Edition 15. A few scattered foxing marks and slight mat line; otherwise fine original condition. A rich im...
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1910s Modern James McBey. Art

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Drypoint, Etching

The First Sight of Jerusalem, Nebi Samwil (No. 2).
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
The First Sight of Jerusalem, Nebi Samwil (No. 2). The First Sight of Jerusalem, Nebi Samwil (No. 2). 1920. Etching. Hardie 197. 10 7/8 x 17 15/16 (sheet 12 5/8 x 19). Edition 76, #2...
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Early 20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

Materials

Drypoint, Etching

The Thames Barge Race: the Start
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
The Thames Barge Race: the Start. 1936. Etching. Hardie 272. 7 1/8 x 14 3/8 (sheet 11 5/16 x 18 3/18). Edition 80, #14. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1935. A very rich, atmos...
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1930s Modern James McBey. Art

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Drypoint, Etching

Mejdel Yaba
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Mejdel Yaba. 20 September, 1918 Pencil, ink and watercolour on paper. 8 1/8 x 22. Provenance: The Fine Art Society. Annotated, upper left, "due N at ???' Dated on the ink drawing on ...
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Early 20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

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Watercolor, Ink

Lion Brewery
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Lion Brewery. 1914. Etching. Hardie 149. 11 1/2 x 8 1/8 (sheet 13 5/8 x 10 1/8). Edition 50, #7. Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching. A fine impression of this scarce pri...
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1910s Modern James McBey. Art

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Etching

Benicasim
By James McBey
Located in New York, NY
James McBey (1883-1959), Benicasim, etching, 1911, signed in ink and numbered lower left margin [with initials, title and date in the plate]. Reference: Hardie 96, only state, editio...
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1910s Realist James McBey. Art

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Etching

The Doorway.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Hardie/Carter 244. 8 1/16 x 6 3/8 (sheet 10 1/4 x 8 1/4). Edition 80, #52. Illustrated: Guichard, British Etchers, 1850-1940; ; Eric Denker, Reflections & Undercurrents: Ernest Roth ...
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Early 20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

Materials

Drypoint, Etching

The Thames Barge Race: the Sarah Winning
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
The Thames Barge Race: the Sarah Winning. 1936. Etching. Hardie 273. 6 3/8 x 17 1/2 (sheet 11 3/16 x 17 1/2). Edition 80, #33.Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1937; Print Collec...
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1930s Modern James McBey. Art

Materials

Drypoint, Etching

Distant Salute (Venice)
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
1925. Etching. Hardie/Carter 250. 7 x 15 (sheet 11 3/8 x 18 1/8). Edition 80, #28. Signed and numbered in ink. A fine impression with plate tone, printed on antique cream-colored wo...
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Early 20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

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Etching

A Regatta on the Grand Canal [Venice]
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
A Regatta on the Grand Canal. 1930. Drypoint. Hardie/Carter 248. 8 7/8 x 15 3/8 sSheet 13 3/16 x 19 3/8). Edition 80, #5. A fine impression on cream-colored wove paper with full marg...
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Mid-20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

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Etching

Artist and Model
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Artist and Model. 1925. Etching. Hardie catalog 223 state .vi. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4. Edition 500. A fine impression on the full sheet of wove paper. Signed in ink. This is a delightful self...
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1920s Modern James McBey. Art

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Etching

Barcarolle.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Barcarolle. 1926. Etching. Carter 233. 14 7/8 x 8 3/8 (sheet 17 1/4 x 10 1/4). Edition 80, #xxv. Print Collector's Quarterly 24 (1938): 428; Eric Denker, Reflections & Undercurrents:...
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1920s Impressionist James McBey. Art

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Drypoint, Etching

Mersea, Sunset
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Mersea, Sunset. 1924. Etching. Hardie 222. 8 5/16 x 14 3/8 (sheet 11 x 16 3/4). Edition 76, #A20. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1925; Holme, Etchings of Today, (London: The S...
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Early 20th Century Modern James McBey. Art

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Etching

The Deserted Palace.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
The Deserted Palace. 1928. Etching. Hardie/Carter 236. 8 1/2 x 10 (sheet 10 1/2 x 12 3/8). Edition 80, #53. A rich impression printed in bistre ink with plate tone on antique French...
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1920s Modern James McBey. Art

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Etching

France at her Furnaces
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
1917. Etching. Hardie 175. 8 x 15 (sheet 10 1/8 x 16 15/16). Edition 76. Slight mat line; otherwise excellent condition. A rich impression printed on antique laid paper with full m...
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1910s Modern James McBey. Art

Materials

Drypoint, Etching

Haarlem
By James McBey
Located in New York, NY
James McBey (1883-1959), Haarlem, etching, 1910, signed in ink bottom right margin and numbered XXXV bottom left [also signed, titled and dated July 1910 in the plate]. Reference: Ha...
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1910s Realist James McBey. Art

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Etching

The Picador Incites the Bull.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
The Picador Incites the Bull. 1911. Drypoint. Hardie 104. 6 1/4 x 9 7/8 (sheet 8 1/4 x 11 7/8). Edition 30, #5. Slight mat line, 1 hinge stain in the lower margin, well outside the i...
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1910s Modern James McBey. Art

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Drypoint

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Located in Storrs, CT
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Sotto Portico, Venice.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
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Drypoint, Etching

  • Sotto Portico, Venice.
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  • Sotto Portico, Venice.
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H 12.5 in. W 8.75 in. D .5 in.
Barcarolle.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Barcarolle. 1926. Etching. Carter 233. 14 7/8 x 8 3/8 (sheet 17 1/4 x 10 1/4). Edition 80, #xxv. Print Collector's Quarterly 24 (1938): 428; Eric Denker, Reflections & Undercurrents:...
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  • Lion Brewery
  • Lion Brewery
  • Lion Brewery
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September Sunset.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
September Sunset. 1928. Etching. Hardie/Carter 241. 8 7/8 x 17 3/4 (sheet 12 1/4 X 20 7/16). Edition 80, #50. A rich impression with subtle tonal wiping. Printed on white laid paper...
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  • September Sunset.
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H 16 in. W 25 in. D .5 in.
Ras-El-Ain.
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
Ras-El-Ain. 1919. Etching. Hardie 180. 7 7/8 x 12 7/8 (sheet 9 x 14 1/2). Edition 76, # 1. Series: First Palestine Set. A rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream laid paper...
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Greetings from 1. Holland Park Avenue, London
By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
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Benachie
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By James McBey
Located in Storrs, CT
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