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Lester George Hornby

Lester George Hornby was born in Massachusetts and received his early training in fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and The Art Students League in New York. Hornby's graphic output includes about 330 etchings, drypoints, color aquatints, and lithographs, done from 1905 through the 1940's. His technique was often complicated and variable before the desired effect was achieved. He used different sands and powdered resins to obtain various effects in the shadows and lines of his finished product. Also, his wiping techniques or retroussage in printing gave him excellent results in the large areas of light and shadows, which were prominent in so many of his plates. After the conclusion of World War 1, Hornby, became less intrigued with dramatic tones and atmospheric effects and concentrated more on achieving effect through the line itself. During the 1940's he became interested in lithography and produced some strong images such as, "Night Watch," "The Plowman," and "Palais de Justice La Conciergerie." Never an equal to his earlier etchings, they did however, evoke a mystique through shadows and atmospheric effect. It should be mentioned that edition sizes are only approximate, as Hornby may have intended to print in the edition sizes noted, but usually printed in smaller numbers. Reference: Lester G.Hornby, Painter-Etcher. by Peter Hastings Falk, Madison, Connecticut, 1983.



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Lester George Hornby

American (1882-1956)
The Fighting Yank
8-1/4 x 5-7/8 in.

Etching, 1918, edition 40. Falk 206. Initialed and dated in the plate; signed and titled in pencil. Full margins.


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The Fighting Yank



Lester George Hornby

American (1882-1956)
Patching a Transport
13 x 9 in.

Water color and pencil on paper, c.1918, signed in pencil, lower right, with notation, "St.Nazaire-1918." Framed.


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Patching a Transport



Lester George Hornby

American (1882-1956)
La Petite Epicerie
7-7/8 x 11-3/4 in.

Etching, 1912, edition 22. Falk 41. Signed and titled in the plate, lower right; signed and titled in pencil. Exhibited at the Paris Salon, 1913.


$325.
La Petite Epicerie



Lester George Hornby

American (1882-1956)
Boat Shop, Gloucester
10 x 13-1/4 in.

Pencil on heavy paper, c.1935. Signed and titled in pencil.


$500.
Boat Shop, Gloucester



Lester George Hornby

American (1882-1956)
Bait Casting
10 x 12-7/8 in

Drypoint, 1923, edition about 40. Falk 256. Signed and titled in pencil. Printed on laid paper with watermark, F.J. Head & Co.


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Bait Casting



Lester George Hornby

American (1882-1956)
Flower Cart, Paris or Montages de Fleurs
6-3/4 x 4-3/4 in.

Etching, c.1910, edition about 20. Not in Falk. Signed in the plate, lower right; signed in pencil. Printed on laid paper with a watermark, Imprimerie, C H Wittmann.


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Flower Cart, Paris or Montages de Fleurs



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