Oct 18, 2012 - Sale 2290

Sale 2290 - Lot 12

Estimate: $ 12,000 - $ 18,000
Group of 4 etchings.

Gate in Tangier. 238x181 mm; 9 3/8x7 1/8 inches, full margins. Numbered 70/120 on the verso. * Fishing Boats at Shore, Brittany. 149x200 mm; 5 7/8x7 7/8 inches, full margins. Numbered 19/120 on the verso. * Mosque, Tangier. 175x235 mm; 6 7/8x9 1/4 inches, full margins. Numbered 21/120 on the verso. * The Disciples See Christ Walking on Water. 184x244 mm; 7 1/4x9 5/8 inches, full margins. Numbered 83/120 on the verso. Each circa 1905-15. Each signed by the artist's son, Jesse O. Tanner, and numbered in ink, verso. Each with the artist's estate ink stamp verso. Very good, dark impressions.

Tanner began printing etchings in the first decades of the 20th century. An impression of The Disciples See Christ Walking on Water was recorded at Grand Central Art Galleries as inscribed "Trépied Xmas 1913." Trépied was Tanner's home and studio in Picardy from 1908--he had access to a press in the neighboring town of Étaples. Printmaking was popular in the local artist's community, but plans for a "Club de Graveurs" were interrupted by the outbreak of World War I. Marley p. 96.