Henry Farrer (1843 - 1903)
Painter and etcher Henry Farrer was born in London. He was self-taught, but strongly influenced by his older brother Thomas, who studied with Pre-Raphaelite artists John Ruskin and Dante Gabriel Rosetti. Farrer emigrated to the United States in 1863 and established a studio in New York.
A co-founder of the American Watercolor Society his medium of choice by the 1870s, when he also became active in the revival of etching in America and was a founder of the New York Etching Club. His etchings from this period consist largely of street and harbor scenes in and around New York City, and reflect his mastery of tonality. He is buried in London.
Etching, 1877; edition not stated. Signed and dated in plate. Image size 7-1/8” x 4-7/8”; sheet size 10” x 7-5/8". A fine impression in fine overall condition.
Sunset, Gowanus Bay
Etching and aquatint, 1880; edition not stated. Signed and dated in plate. Image size 9¼” x 6-3/8”; sheet size 13-3/8” x 10”. Published in American Art Review. Dutch farmers first settled at this site in Brooklyn In 1636. A beautifully nuanced impression in fine condition.
Etching, 1996; edition not stated. Image size 8-3/16” x 6”; sheet size 15¾” x 10¼”. Signed and dated in the plate. A fine impression, with slight rippling in the upper portion of the sheet.