SOLD! for $608.00.
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Three (3) Etchings including Joseph Pennell and Felician Rops. 1st-2nd items: Two (2) Joseph Pennell (Pennsylvania/New York/United Kingdom, 1857-1926) etchings on paper, one (1) titled "Sunset from the Williamsburg Bridge" and one (1) titled "Sunlight Soap" both depicting New York City scenes. Both signed "JPennell" lower center under images. Both with Frederick Keppell & Co., Inc., Rare Engravings and Etchings, New York gallery labels with title, name of artist, and additional notes reading "Beautiful impression printed by the artist", one (1) numbered "724" to original brown paper backing adhered to new frames. Matted and housed under glass in gilt wood frames. Plates approximately 8 3/4" H x 11 1/8" W. Sights approximately 9" H x 11 1/4" W. Frames approximately 15 3/4" H x 18" W. Late 19th/early 20th century. 3rd item: Felician Rops (Belgian, 1833-1898) etching on paper depicting a demonic winged figure. Unsigned. Matted and housed under glass in a black wooden frame with gilt silver rabbet edge. Plate – 7 1/2" H x 9 3/8" W. Sight – 7 7/8" H x 9 7/8" W. Framed – 18 1/2" H x 20 3/8" W. 20th century. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). See other related lots in this auction, including an archive containing receipts for furnishings for Bunker Hill. CONDITION: 1st-2nd items: Overall good condition with minute foxing spots/mat burn. Not examined outside of frames. 3rd item: Overall good condition. Not examined outside of frames.