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 Ernest Christian Rost  (1867 - 1940)

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Lived/Active: New York/California      Known for: landscape, engraver, photo-journalist

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Perry Moore

Etching by E C Rost
I recently purchased two Etching by Mr Rost, After the Snow Storm & The Old Elm Road. What value might you put on these particular Etchings. I've seen as low as $20 & as high as 150. Tx

Harry Rauch

Ernest C. Rost original
I have what I believe to be an original etching print/frame proof of Ernest Rost.15 3/8X 30 1/8. There is no title but country scene of farmhouse/road/haystacks?
What is unusual is in the lower left area on the paper below the etching is a faint but very detailed scene showing two horses pulling a cart with a huge hay stack and a man on top. Also a woman off to the back. Rost's signitures are on the lower right below the etching and lower left on the etching.
Just above the etching line upper left corner is the name of his agent saying:
Fishel, Adler & Schwartz, New York.
These words are very faint but clearly readable.
Can you enlighten me as to this piece and possible value as I will sell. The condition, apart from a brown stain in the lower area with stains on the white paper is excellent.

Robert Luckie

Etching by E.C. Rost
I have a 21 x 32 Rost etching titled "On the Connecticut River",badly water stained. Is it worth restoring?

joan aganon

etching by ernest rost
I was wondering how much an etching by ernest rost "fisherman's home" would be worth. It's been in my family for 70 years. It has a copyright date so it's not an original
Thanks for any information!

Wayne Alsgaard

I just discovered I have By the Lea
I just discovered I have By the Lea, original etching by Ernest L Rost.
His initials are in the left corner.

H. sangabi

etch by rost
I have etching by Ernest c Rost is sign (Retreat by the lea etched by Ernest c Rost)please tell me is it original.


Etching by Rost
Hello - I have an etching by E.C. Rost of a lake with some trees, but it does not have a name (dated 1893). There is a pencil drawing in a space below his signature - appears to be lily pads with some grasses. Does anyone know if this is an original because of the pencil drawing below his signature, or a print copy?


Ernest c rost
Would like to know about his artist

Stephanie Maglaras

EC Rost Sketch , 1890 Gates Avenue
Looking for some info on this artist, and the scene. It looks like the Hudson River Valley, the cottage, is on a winding unpaved road that leads to the water, the house sits on the left side of the work, with a picket fence in need of repair. Any help identifying it? Also how to restore the canvas, there is a name on it of McShaw, Gates Avenue? It was a throw away from someone else. Any help would be appreciated, and how to restore it or who can do that for us? Thank you

Toos Z.

een ets van Ernest C. Rost
ik heb een ets van Ernest C. Rost hij heet Old Homestead mijn man z'n oma heeft hem als huwelijks cadeau gekregen van de Baron waar zij werkte hij is al meer dan honderd jaar in onze familie wij erfde hem van mijn man z'n ouders kunt u mij iets vertellen over deze ets
Toos Z.

I have an etching by Ernest C. Rost he called Old Homestead my husband's grandmother has given him as a wedding gift from the Baron where she worked it for over a hundred years in our family, we inherited it from my husband's parents can you tell me something about this etching Toos Z.

Laura B

The Old Elm Road Etching
I just inherited an old etching "The Old Elm Road", it has some mold on the print from being stored in a basement. is there a product I can use to restore this print w/o damaging it? please let me know.

felicia case

j. brown artist ink on paper or ink etching title Kiss 12/20
Looking for more info

Elaine Parsons

E.C.Rost Print
I have an old print titled the Old Curiosity Shop. It is signed in pencil on lower right hand side C.Rost Can you tell me anything about it?


I have a print dated 1890 the title is " on the Delaware" does anyone know the$ on this. I have too much at home & I would like to put it up for sale soon. M. Shawn
Thank you

Julie T

1904 World's Fair Entry
I have one of the four etching by Ernest Rost that were registered for the 1904 World's Fair. I am not sure how to go about getting additional information. Any help would be appreciated

Bruce B

After Work by Ernest C. Rost
I have a framed name After Work by Ernest C Rost. Can someone tell me something about it or the value, if any.
Thank you

Michael P

Ernest C. Rost painting
The my wife's great-great uncle, Clinton Kirby Hunter, married Ernest C. Rost's sister, Cornelia K. Rost. We have a painting of a bearded man dressed in a red cape and hat--perhaps a bishop? It is signed "E Rost". Is there a catalog of Rost's works?


On the Alps by Ernest Rost
I have picture framed named "On the Alps" by Ernest Rost. Can someone tell me something about it, OR the value, if any.
Thank you.

Suzy J.

Ernest C. Rost
I have what I think are three of his works. They have no signature on any of them. But the images I have seen through online research, make me certain they were all done by Ernest C. Rost. I would just like to attach something to the backs of these pieces of artwork I have about the artist. Thanks!

Suzy J.

Looking for biography of Ernest Christian Rost
If anyone has any information on this artist, Ernest C. Rost, I am interested in learning about him.

Laura McEleney

I have a picture titled A Bend in the River ca. 1890 with the title in the lower right hand corner along with the words etched by Ernest C. Rost...upper left corner copyright 1890 Fishel, Adler & Schwartz, New York. Original frame and glass as far as I can tell. Honestly can't tell if it's a print and I can't find anything at all about this particular title. Any info would be helpful. It hung in my great aunts childhood home until I inherited it 3 years ago. Just looking for info.


Please help
I just bought a signed encrust picture that looks like it was done with coloring pencils. Does anyone know anything that can help me find out about it?


Ernest Rost
I just found some geneology information about this artist.
Some old family photos,
I have two folders with info.
Is anyone interested in this ?
Thank You.


Ernest Christian Rost
I have "A SUNNY BROOK" Copyrighted by Radthelauckner 1893 out of New York. Anyone have any info, would appreciate your input.

Larry Zeller

Ernest Rost 1895 Etching - River Path
I can identify the exact location of River Path, as I have a companion etching "Home Sweet Home" showing the begining of River Path which went behind Ernest Rost home and ended at the Still Water River in Ohio. Both etchings were back dated to show how it looked when Ernest was nine years old.

Barbara Hess

e c rost etching
I recently purchased an Ernest Rost etching at an auction for .50 cents. The frame is dry and brittle the glass is fine. I took the picture out of the frame but the backing on the frame fell apart. I still have frame and glass. The etching is also dry and small parts of the paper have fallen off. The etching is in rough condition with water stains. There is no title for the etching but it is dated 1890, and is signed by the artist. The size of just the etching is 9" by 24" and at the bottom left is a small etching of rowboat in water. The etching itself has two buildings(one almost looks like a church), several trees, birds flying over the church, in front is a small stone bridge, water in front, with two birds skimming the water. E C Rost signature(right bottom) almost looks like pencil, on left name is printed and fancy. Published by Shwartz of New York. I was considering having it restored. At this point I'm not sure what to do.

Bonnie Smith

"My Old Home" by Ernest C. Rost
My sister recently passed on to me a framed etching that used to hang in our great aunt's and grandmother's house. It reads "My Old Home" and "Etched by Ernest C. Rost" in script on the lower right border of the print. Above the upper left edge of the work, it reads "Published by Fishel, Adler & Schwartz New York." The subject is a stone cottage surrounded by a number of distinctive trees, with a picket-fenced yard, a covered well, and a path up to the cottage from bottom center. There are a few flowers in the foreground. To the left and behind the cottage is a lake with woods, a couple of houses and a winding road on the far shore. The print is framed in beautiful cherry wood and appears to have float glass. As to condition, there are several vertical brownish bands and a couple of brownish spots. The paper sealing the back side of the frame is fragile and cracked in places. I have enjoyed all the information and interest in Mr. Rost's etchings found in this and other postings. As yet, I have not read any that describe this particular etching. It is undated, but may be around the 1890 that others mention.

Emily Martin

EC Rost/engraver
I just acquired a piece of art by ECRost. It is 30'x 10". It is dated 1890 following his signature. The title on the frame is "On the Delaware".
It is a river basin with few large trees and houses. I was interested to find this painting was not mentioned in the comments, which were great fun to read.
It came from my grandfather's
home in Oakdale NE. He got it as a prize for correctly guessing the number of seeds in a pumpkin on display in a store window....1907. Oakdale was and still is a very "small" town. The conditon is poor but still a joy to look at.

Chris Nuttall

Ernest C Ross
I have an Ernest C Ross etching titled"Long Island Farm" It sounds very similar to a picture that some of you described but are unsure of the location. It has a long avenue of trees and stone wall on the left, farmhouse with a hipped roof on the right and a village with church spire in the distance. In the right foreground there is a birch tree. The curious thing is I notice a lot of his work is described as water damaged as they have two brown vertical marks - mine has these but assumed they were caused by possibly being above a radiator at some time. As I am an etcher I now wonder if these are in fact caused by either a clamp when drying the print or some similar process. I would love to hear if anyone else has these marks.

bob heft

e.c. rost painting
I have a painting signed by e.c. rost but no name on the picture. It is of two houses or possibly one is a smoke house or something but they are surrounded by an old stone fence and it looks like a lake in the background. It has 2 signatures. E.C. Rost 93 is printed in the bottom left corner and it is written on the right corner without the 93. You got any info on this?


The Oysterman's Home
I have a pencil drawing by Ernest C. Rost titled The Oysterman's Home in New York does anyone have info on this picture or artist.

D Jenkinson

Winter in New England
Signed bottom left E C Rost '92
Would like to know any history together will value should anybody know

Mary Sue Flores

Painting by Rost
Have one entiled Lake Champlain
signed by E C Roat 1890
Would like more information if any.


Ernest C Rost New England Farmhouse
Have owned this don´t know how long. Brought it from England to Germany about 30 Years ago.
Thought it was an Englisch Village, have moved house and before hanging it up looked at it closer,thank you internet. Still would like to know where the Village was in Amerika. who can help? Upper left written in pencil very hard to make out ist Copyright 1890 by Fischel Adler + Schwar.......... can´t read the rest. Left on the etching it is signed E C Rost 1890 and on the right also written in pencil is New England Farmhouse Etched by Ernest C Rost.
Would be thankful for a mail with info
Regards and thanks

Sue Rehmann

Ernest Christian Ross Sketch
I have a Ernest Christian Ross Sketch.
It is dated twice, once in the upper left and once in the lower left.
In the upper left, there is the wriging "Copyright 1892 by Fishel Adler, + Schwardig, New York." In the lower left, there is the writing "E S ROST 92" and in the Lower right it is titled "Idle Moments, Etched by Ernest C. Ross"
It is in it's original frame with original glass. I have determined that it is not a print because it has no printer pixilation what-so-ever.
If anyone can give me some information about this art piece, that would be great!

Thanks again!

Jerri Jackson

Hello, I recently inherited a EC Rost etching it's dated 1890 and I have no idea what the title is. Is there any website that has the artwork photographed???

Lammert Halfwerk

Lake Champlain by Ernest C. Rost
I have two lanscapes:
"Lake Champlain" and "Connecticut Farm" etched by Ernest C. Rost in 1890. both 33x85 cm.In a frame 63x115 cm. Who can tell my more about this work. Is it known ? I'm from Holland my english is not so good but i can read it verry wel.Are there more samples ?

S A Sweet

E C Rost Steel Engraving & Myra Robi Mystery
picked this up a few years ago and in the upper left it says copyright 1895 by E Rost. It is remarked and signed Myra Robi - there in lies the mystery. Who is Myra Robi? The paper is somewhat brittle but only has one foxing mark in the lower left area. Someone wrote on the reverse side: steel envgraving. I was told Myra Robi may have been a name his sister used, she was also an engraver. In any case, any information or thoughts would be appreciated since I am not an art expert.

Tina Mitchell

The Old Well by Ernest C. Rost
I found this framed print by Ernest C. Rost at a rummage sale in Anaconda Montana. It is very interesting. I wanted it to hang in my house as it too is very old. I would like to know more about it . Thank you Tina

gary nater

rost etchings
i have updated my page on Ernest Christian Rost. i have over 80 etchins most of them now photographed and available for viewing. I would love to see your recent ec rost finds and network with others interested in his art. please dont hesitate to email me at
i also have an oil painting by e,c, rost listed on the site.

Dave Valore

E.C. Rost "By The Wayside
I recently came across an E. C. Rost painting in an antique frame that fits the description of By The Wayside.It has the copyright by Radfthe Lauchner VCP .1893 and all the rest. I'm sure this picture is very old and I have been trying to find someone that knows something about this painting. Please respond if you can help. Thanks.

Judith A. Buckamneer

E. C. Rost
We have an ink drawing print by E. C. Rost called "By The Wayside" This drawing depicts an old farmhouse setting in the country with a picked fence lining the property, big trees and a farm house with thached roofs. We have estimated it to be over 100 years old. At the bottom of this picture is a drawing of a 3 leaf clover. On the upper left corner it reads Copyrighted by Radthe Lauchner VCP. 1893. At the bottom left corner after his signature it reads copyright N.Y. Could anyone help me find any information about this lovely drawing? Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Gail Beckley

Ernest C. Rost
My neighbor has a sketch by Rost titled The Old Elm Road. Her's is dated 1860. The others mentioned in this column are dated 1890

Larry Zeller

etching - Home Sweet Home
This etching shows my Grand
mother's home, As it looked
when Ernest & Clara were children going to the school that's in the back
ground. It also includes the back of the Rost home
where the River Path followed the small stream
from the spring pond at the school. It also shows
the wheat field that was
used for thatching the roof
of my grandmother's home.


The Old Elm Road
I have a superb large 19th century hand colored etching by Ernest Christian Rost titled The Old Elm Road. It colorfully depicts an elm lined road along a river leading to country houses and church. Has a great use of space and depth and bears the original period frame. Frame dimensions are 39" wide by 29" high. Signed by Ernest Rost 1890. can anyone help with any information.

roger phoenix

ernest c rost :toilers of the deep:
I have a Ernest C Rost print:Toilers of the deep.
Published by Fishel,Adler & Schwartz New York,Has anyone further information on this. Thanks

sue fair

ernest c rost
We have an etching dated 1890 by Ernest C Rost that is titled The Village Church. It is signed and has a copyright 1890 by Fishel, Adler, and Schwartz. If anyone has any information on this we'd be very interested. Thanks a lot, Sue

Kelvin Finney

Ernest C Rost
I have a print entitled Dry Brook Farmhouse dated 1891 by Ernest C Rost ,which i believe may have been brought back to the UK from Canada by my Grandfather . Can anyone shed any light on this item ?

chris shipman

ernest c rost
Hi, my grandmother has an original sketch by ernest c roth signed and dated 1890...It was gave to her by her dad who was a driver for the mob in south Ca. in the 1930s..It was gave to him by his boss.....Can you give me any info on this item....Thanks chris

John Amendola Sr.

Old Elm Road by E.C.Rost
I'm interested in the etching "Old Elm Road " by Ernest Rost. Any information on this work would be appreciated.


value of drawing


Rost etching or print
We found what may be an etching or print by Rost in an antique shop in Roswell, New Mexico. It's in poor condition with stains on the margins. 19" x 8" It is It is ascene of an inlet with 4 sail boats.

On the top right corner it says published by James Tyroler, New York 1902.

Can you tell us anything about this?


ernest c rost afternoon at lake george
we live in Queensland australia and have an etching signed and dated Ernest C Rost in both the upper left and bottom right. We have had a paper conservator(via the Qld Art Gallery) look at and he also noted that the framing was original complete with hand made nails. I am pleased to see that he has been prolific enough to find some info on him and we enjoy having an over 100 year old artwork hanging on the wall. something to pass on to the children "the we bought it for $1 1890 etching". thanks

W. L. Hall

The Old Elm Road
From reading the previous posts regarding this print,it would appear that it is quite common.
I recieved mine from my parents when they relocated to Michigan from Arizona. At the time, it was rolled up and being stored in a plastic bag. Thank goodness for the dry Arizona climate!
I remember the print from the days of my childhood and asked my parents if I could have it for reframing. It hangs with pride in my home and I love it!
My grandkids love art and someday it will be theirs to share.

J. Van Dyke

Rost Etching
Over 30 years ago my mother bought an etching in an antique store in Tennessee. She later gave it to me as I had always loved to look at it. It is signed "etched by Ernest C. Rost", and has a small etched symbol beside the name. I cannot tell what the symbol is maybe a crown or hay bale. I put acid free matting around it in 1994 when I got it, but there is some significant acid streaking as well as blotches. It is still very fine. If anyone knows more about it or it's value, I would love to hear from you.

James Mallory

Old Elm Road by Ernest C. Rost
The Old Elm Road -
Ernest C. Rost

In the fall of 2007, while visiting relatives in eastern Kentucky, I found a remarkable framed etching of the Old Elm Road. It was in a quaint antique store in the small town of Grayson. I didn't have a clue who Ernest Rost was, but I was just fascinated by the workmanship - - so I bought it. It is in excellent condition - - original frame, glass, and all. After returning to Texas, I did a lot of research - trying to find out as much as I could about him (Rost).
He was a talented, productive, if not somewhat eccentric individual. I'm proud to have a copy of his phenomenal work.

sally baldic

e c rost, old elm road
I have an etching of Old Em Road also. I found it in my barn. My grand father used to clean house in Woods Hole MA on Cape Cod and sometimes he would get paid with things other than money or it could have been something they didn't want anymore. My etching is in good condition and is in a heavy frame with old glass. It has a gold strip on the frame that says The Old Elm Road etched by E.C. Rost. In the left hand corner is his name and date of 1890. I thought it was orginal but I don't know as I've seen noe that there is at least 2 more out there. I love this piece. I would love to here from others who have the same. Did he make lots of prints of his art? I'd love to learn more about him.

P.E. Horton

H. A. Rost Pub. Co. NY
I have a large etching which is of cattle going to water followed by a woman. It is imprinted H. A. Rost pub. co. Ny. I see alot about e.c. rost but not h. a. rost. Can you tell me anything about this as it is very old.

M. E. Quinn

Etchings vs. pen & ink drawings
I have several pieces of art which are "Pen & Ink"; - one is by E.C. Rost - "The Riverside Cottage" - 1890, and I am a bit puzzled as to why so many people refer to this form of art as "Etching". I have always understood "etching" to be that form of art wherein a form of art board is covered with a coat of black ink or paint,upon which the artist then actually "dry etches" his/her chosen subject "into the black coating" with various width steel scribers, resulting in a piece of art which, for lack of knowledge of the proper term, might be referred to as a form of "negative" i.e. - the subject is revealed by "removing the black medium" from the surface of the art board to creat the artwork, as opposed to "adding material" such as in oil, or water-color painting, or as in pen & ink drawings. All of which leads to the question, - Are we not in error when we refer to R.C. Rost's "Pen & Ink" as "Etchings"?

Steve Dodd

Ernest Rost
While moving my grandmother in, about, 1985 we happened to run across a published ink print by R.C.Rost dated 1890 and published by Fishel, Adler, and Schwartz. It has no title. It has a large tree in the center of the print with a rock wall on the left hand side close to the tree. Across a lake or a stream on the left hand side is a village. In the forground is a remark of a man in a boat who is fishing. Any information would be appreciated.

Mary Lloyd

The Old Elm Road, E. C. Rost
I am looking for "The Old Elm Road". My grandpa had it, and I can't get it out of my head. Would welcome information.

Michael Urban

Ernest Rost
Hello, Im hoping someone can help me,I have a Rost signed,the very old frame has clovers all around it,very cool frame,its a cottage with seems to be a church in backround,maybe egner poe,its looks famouse,Im hoping can contact my email so I can send some pics,Mike

Dennis Frederick

Ernest Christian Rost
I came accros 2 Rost prints in a firehouse auction. Everything about them was in bad shape, but the frames were cherry colored oak with metal pipeing which I restored, the glass was pre-industrial with that ripple effect. I sent the prints to the Pensylvania Art Conservatory were they removed the foxing, waterstains and made them appear new. They mounted on conservation paper and sent them back to me, then I had them remounted in the original frames with quality matting that has a light green leaf appearence. They are outstanding and I have no intention of selling them and at auction I would guess they would be received quite well ever if Rost is not recognized as well as I believe he should have been. His art is quite beautiful.

Pete O.

Old farmhouse etching by E.C. Rost
An old farmhouse with a thatched roof a couple of horses out in front ready to hook up to a wagon. A bird house in the yard and a church in the background. On the lower left is a couple of hay stacks that look to be a practice etching. I'm wondering when this might have been done.


found a print
My husband found a print or etching by Rost. It's the home of James Russell Lowell, Elmwood. It's not dated. Just wanted to know did they make copies of his etchings?


Ernest Rost
I purchased a Rost today. I was unfamiliar with him until now and would like any information available. I was very taken with the fine detail of his work. I have no idea of value. This is about 24x9 in an old glassed frame, has a curved road with trees on the left, a house on the right, a village with church in background and his name with 1890 bottom left, Fishel Adler & Sschwartz New York top left and a pencil signature E.C. Rost bottom right. Also a partial etching of a tree trunk on bottom left border. Thank you for any information.


Ernest C Rost
I have an etching by E.C Rost on the upper left it says copyright 1890 by Fishel Adler & Schwartz, N ew York On the lower left signed by ec rost and there is a butterfly on the lower right i cant read what it says the scene is a house on a pond with a boat in the back ground you can see mountains and birds flying and a dirt road with trees can anyone help me about this etching. thank you

beverly waite

erenest c rost the inlet and gideon
i have found a beautiful etching by ernest c rost. the etching is called "the inlet" it is signed but not dated. does anyone have any information on this. i am fascinated by his etchings.

collin j. kezerle

erenest c. rost etching "wayside farm"
my father gave me an etching by rost that he has had for years it is titled "wayside farm" i am trying to find the value of this piece if there is anyone out ther that can help me i would greatly appreciate it

Jane Matheson

The Old Meeting House
I have an original lithograph/etching in a beautiful frame. It is titled "The Old Meeting House." It has E C Rost in the bottom left hand side. I wonder what it is a picture of. I always thought it was in Providence, but maybe not.

jane walck

ernest c rost etching
Iam looking for an ernest c rost etching titled "woman on the stoop" which shows a woman and dog on steps of an old wood house porch...with a town in background on upper left.I would be interested in just a copy...if someone has this etching.

Dennis Frederick

Earnest C. Rost
I own two etchings, I purchased them at an auction for $75. I sent them to the Pennsylvania Art Conservatory where the restored them to nearly new condition. They are spectacular, I rematted and remounted the etchings in the beautiful red oak frames that I reconditioned. Instead of numbers in the lower left corner he placed a rabit in one and birds and a nest in the other with Singiture in the right lowwer right corner. The prints are 8X17 in size and depict a beautiful winter landscape of a road and the other of a similar road if not the same in spring. His work, is underappreciated and has gone unnoted in the art world.

Mary C.

Rost E C
I just purchased an E C Rost print and would like any info on it. It's titled "Village Outskirts" and Copyright Radtke Lauckner Hse NY 1893 is on the top.


Ernest. C Rost Etching (titled The Old Elm Road)
I have been trying to find out some information about this beautiful etching that my husband and I aquired after the passing of his grand father.
This etching is entitled The Old Elm Road, the scene is of a curved road lined with trees and to the right is a river bank, to the left side of the etching is a farm house with a stone wall, across the river are some more primitave houses, in the far distance is the sight of a church steeple.
In the hash marks of the grass in the left hand corner are the slanted initials E C Rost 1870, Under the etching in script writing is the title of the piece The Old Elm Road, Etched by Ernest C.Rost. The etching in an old dark woodend frame and is in wonderful condition.
If you please, could you tell me something about this find and about the artist,please let me know.
Thank you for you time.
Karri Lorenz


Unknown E. C. Rost Etching?
I have a E.C. Rost etching of a wagon on a dirt road between 2 homes with what appears to be a church way in the background. It has E C Rost in the etching at the left hand side. It has a pencil signature Ernest C Rost at the bottom right hand side. It also has a small etching of a what I believe is a tree along side water on the left hand side below the large etching. On the above left is "Published by Fishel,Adler & Schwartz New York" Any info on this would help. Thank You


Ernest C. Rost Etching, dated 1892
I have a Ernest C. Rost etching of a scene...road leading over a stone bridge with 4 openings, stone wall behind the road and 2 large trees and 4 stone building in the background. It has "E.C. Rost 92" on the etching itself and below the etching is "Etched by Ernest C. Rost. Comments, name of etching, etc, etc??

Lynda Snagg

EC Rost etching
I'm trying to get some information on his etching called "Restful Twilight" I'd appreciate any help on this.

Robert Lacobelle

Ernest c. Rost copyrighted etching "the Edge of the Forest"
If anyone can give me info on this etching which is copytighted and dated 1893 by Fishel, Adler & Schwartz of New York. On the botton of the etching it says "original etching of Ernest C. Rost.

herbert hoffritz

E C Rost 1890 etching
It has been in the family for generations, a rural road leading to a village. A stone wall& farmstead on one side and trees on other side. My g father & gg father also worked for the American Bank Note Co. as Rost did. Would like to know the location of the scene.

grant reeder

large landscape W/trees,bridge.water.etc.
I cherish my landscape by Rost.


Info for Christian H. Rost
I have 3 pen and ink sketchings by Christian H. Rost or H. Christian Rost. The sketch is very old, as are my eyes at this point. I feel the sketches I have must belong to the Rost family I located on this site.
The title of the largest of my sketches is: The Edge of The Forest.
I'd appreciate any info anyone may have. The only info I've been able to get concerning Christian H. Rost is that he was one of the very first engravers at the mint in Philadelphia.

P. McNamara

Ernest C. Rost
I have an etching of a scene entitled Eagle Cove, Budd's Lake, N.J. by Ernet C. Rost which appears to be based on a painting also by Ernest C. Rost. It is dated 1890. I would like more information on this work.


E. Crost
I have either an etching or a lithograph done in tan and brown tones. It's dated 1891 and measures 17 3/4" x 12 1/2". I believe the frame is the original.
The glass is VERY old. There is no title. It has trees, a road, fences, and homes. Somewhat like a country village scene. It has an odd paper matting (behind the picture) to appear like wood that is mitered at the corners. I can supply a photo of this picture. I would love to know more about it. The signature looks like it is E. Crost. Thank You


Earnest C. Rost - After Work
I'm looking for any info I can get on him or my etching THANK YOU

Richard Harvey

Afternoon at Lake George
I have an etching published by Fishel, Alder & Schwartz in 1890. It is of a lake similar to what "Chip" described on 8/25/05. The original engraving was done by Ernest C. Rost and used to hang in my wife's grandmothers house

Jennifer Michelson

E crost
I recently purchased what looks like an original pencil drawing signed E (stylized) crost 1890.
It is of a stone house on the right, bay on left with a bird and far away sailboats. I am looking for any info about it.
Thank you


Winter in the Catskills
We purchased a house in VT that had a abandoned Winter in the Catskills by Ernest C Rost 1809 dated. I am interested in any info about this piece, restoration advice and value. What a find ~ it now resides over our mantel. Thanks.


ernest christian Rost
I came across an etching named AUTUMM BREEZES. It's signed By Rost. It also goes back to when he sued Fishel, Alder and Schwartz company when Rost sued the company because the office boy was making copies and reproducing them with out Rost's permission. Can any one tell me any more about this picture?
Thank You


The oysterman's home

Jonathan Dobin

Rost Ething - Man Woman in Boat

Hello. The etching you speak of is called "A Cozy Nook" and I believe it was published in 1891. I can look it up in a few days. Feel free to contact me if you Wish.

Sharon Spagnoli

A Bend in the River
It was so nice to read of the life of Ernest C. Rost, the man who created my print named A Bend in the River. I have had the print for 25 years and have always wondered about the artist. I have seen two other prints (owned by a friend) and two of what appeared to be watercolors but may have been hand tinted prints (at an antique store). It is nice to finally know about Mr. Rost.


Italian Landscape, 1907
Dear Gerry,

Hello. I'm the author of Ernest C. Rost's biography on this website.

I was wondering if you might be willing to take some photos, including signature, of the etching and mail to me. I may be incorrect, but there was another very recognized engraver of the period, Ernest D. Roth, who often did landscapes of Italian subjects. I think you may have an Ernest D. Roth, rather than an Ernest C. Rost (there was also and H.C. Rost an H.A. Rost, both publishers of etchings and postcards, not related to Ernest. It gets very confusing!). It would be wonderful if were wrong .... I'd love to see a Rost Italian landscape!

Let me know if you'd be willing to send some photos. Perhaps I can help with the identification.

All best,


bonnie bounder

ernest c. rost

B. Blank

Ernest C. Rost
I own a large framed etching entitled "New England Farmhouse" dated 1890. I received it from the estate of my grandparents. I know nothing about it and am curious to know it's value, if any. My grandparents were common tobacco and potato farmers and did not collect art as such. Therefore I find this to be a curious possession of theirs.


E.C. Rost
How very rewarding to finally find out about the man behind my "Sunset on the Sea".

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