Available works by: Joseph Pennell  American (1857 - 1926)  

Joseph Pennell was born on July 4, 1857, Independence Day, in Philadelphia to Quaker parents. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the Pennsylvania School of Industrial Art. A lithographer, etcher, author, educator, lecturer, and illustrator, Pennell is considered by many to be the dean of American printmaking.

In 1884 he traveled to Europe and settled in London. He produced numerous books, both as an author and as an illustrator, many of them in collaboration with his wife, author Elizabeth Robins Pennell. In London, his friends included many of the most notable creative figures of the day, including the painters John Singer Sargent and James mcNeill Whistler. His close acquaintance with Whistler led the Pennells to undertake a biography of that artist in 1906, and, after some litigation with his executrix on the right to use his letters, the book was published in 1908.

During his lifetime Pennell produced more than 900 etchings and mezzotints and more than 600 lithographs on architectural and landscape subjects ranging from the Panama Canal and Yosemite National Park to the factories of England and the temples of Greece. Pennell distinguished himself not only as one of America’s most talented etchers but also as a promotional genius who helped to spur the revival of printnmaking and print collecting during the first two decades of the 20th century. Joseph Pennell died in Brooklyn Heights, New York on April 23, 1926.

Joseph Pennell : The Cauldrons at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell American (1857 - 1926)

The Cauldrons

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1916
Edition : 50
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 20-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45689
Price: $550.00

Joseph Pennell : The Perambulator at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell American (1857 - 1926)

The Perambulator

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1916
Edition : 50
Signature: Unsigned
Size: 15-3/4 x 20-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45690
Price: $375.00

Joseph Pennell : Steel Bars for Shells at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell American (1857 - 1926)

Steel Bars for Shells

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1916
Signature: Signed in the stone
Size: 15-3/4 x 20-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45691
Price: $385.00

Joseph Pennell : The Urns: Casting Big Shells at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell American (1857 - 1926)

The Urns: Casting Big Shells

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1916
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 15-3/4 x 20-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45692
Price: $500.00

Joseph Pennell : Bottling the Big Shell at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell American (1857 - 1926)

Bottling the Big Shell

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1916
Edition : 50
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 15-3/4 x 20-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45693
Price: $500.00

Joseph Pennell : The Shell Factory at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell (1857 - 1926)

The Shell Factory

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1916
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 15-3/4 x 20-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45695
Price: $500.00

Joseph Pennell : Finishing Shells at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell (1857 - 1926)

Finishing Shells

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1916
Edition : 50
Signature: Signed in the stone
Size: 20-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45696
Price: $385.00

Joseph Pennell : The Foundations at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell American (1857 - 1926)

The Foundations

Medium: lithograph
Year: 1910
Signature: signed
Size: 22 1/2 x 12 3/4 inches
Condition: Cleaned and tear mended top edge into image
Stock Number: 48866c
Price: $385.00

Joseph Pennell : Planing Big Shells at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell (1857 - 1926)

Planing Big Shells

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1916
Edition : 50
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 15-3/4 x 20-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 45698
Price: $500.00

Joseph Pennell : The Woolworth, Through the Arch at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell (1857 - 1926)

The Woolworth, Through the Arch

Medium: Etching and drypoint
Year: 1921
Edition : 200; American edition
Signature: Signed
Size: 9-7/8 x 6-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48368
Price: $740.00

Joseph Pennell : Approach To Grand Central Station, New York at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell (1857 - 1926)

Approach To Grand Central Station, New York

Medium: Etching
Year: 1930
Signature: Signed
Size: 12 x 9-7/8 inches
Stock Number: 48369
Price: $475.00

Joseph Pennell : Ready to Start at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell (1857 - 1926)

Ready to Start

Medium: Lithpgraph
Year: 1917
Edition : 50
Signature: Signed in the stone
Size: 15-3/4 x 20-3/4 inches
Condition: Toned, a few spots of foxing.
Stock Number: 45700
Price: $300.00

Joseph Pennell : Unidentified at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell American (1857 - 1926)

Unidentified

Medium: Lithograph
Publisher: The Studio, London
Size: Approx. 5 x 7-3/4 inches
Condition: The Studio blindstamp
Stock Number: 13749c
Price: $275.00

Joseph Pennell : Caissons on Vesey Street at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell (1857 - 1926)

Caissons on Vesey Street

Medium: Etching and drypoint
Year: 1924
Edition : 75
Signature: Signed in pnecil on tab lower right
References: Wuerth 854
Size: 14 x 9 3/8 inches
Stock Number: 42460c
Price: $1100.00

Joseph Pennell : Rouen, from Bon Secours at Davidson Galleries

Joseph Pennell (1857 - 1926)

Rouen, from Bon Secours

Medium: Etching
Year: 1907
Edition : 90
Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Wuerth 464
Size: 7 3/4 x 12 1/4 inches
Condition: Toned. Mat burn. Small repaired marginal loss.
Stock Number: 43094c
Price: $650.00