Original Besler Botanical engraving with period hand coloring c.1613 text on verso. Basilius Besler¹s magnificent engravings are the first large-folio natural history botanicals. His work, Hortus Eystettensis (Garden of Eichstätt), is man¹s earliest documentation of a specific garden and is the oldest of all of the great botanicals. Over 1,000 varieties of flowers are depicted in 367 exquisitely engraved and colored plates. Plate mark image 18.5"L x 15.25"W. overall sheet size 21"L x 16"W. Unframed.
Condition: Good antique condition some age yellowing small hole upper left commensurate of age.
A fine original antique photograph of the Oxford tennis team photo by J Soame stamped lower right framed and archival matted image approx. 11 x 14 inches.
Rare decorative celestial map by Matthaus Seutter, published in Augsburg circa 1730. The map includes two maps of the Northern & Southern Skies. A diagram in the upper right corner showing the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon, while another in the upper left represents day and night on the earth with quotations from Genesis. Five additional diagrams along the bottom represent the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon, the different planetary hypotheses of Tycho Brahe, Corpernicus, Ptolemy, and the annual orbit of the sun and the seasons.
Didmarton Seat of Robert Codrington
From the Ancient & Present State of Gloucestershire
A large fine rare original engraved print illustrating a birdseye view of Didmarton, the Seat of Robert Codrington, Esq. Published in 1712 for Robert Atkyns. Drawn and engraved by Johannes Kip, titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size approximately 45 x 35cm (with centre fold, as were always issued)
These fine birdseye views drawn and engraved by Johannes kip (1653-1722) are significantly important as they show the entire estate, grounds and formal gardens in fine detail and accuracy as they were at that time.
PUBLISH YEAR: 1712
ILLUSTRATOR: KIP (JOHANNES)
Saprerton Seat of Sir Robert Atkyns Sir Robert Atkyns (1647–1711) was a topographer, antiquary, and Member of Parliament. He is best known for his county history, the Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire. From the Ancient & Present State of Gloucestershire
A large fine rare original engraved print illustrating a birdseye view of Saperton, the Seat of Sir Robert Atkyns. Published in 1712 for Robert Atkyns. Drawn and engraved by Johannes Kip, titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size approximately 45 x 35cm (with centre fold, as were always issued). These fine birdseye views drawn and engraved by Johannes kip (1653-1722) are significantly important as they show the entire estate, grounds and formal gardens in fine detail and accuracy as they were at that time. PUBLISHED YEAR: 1712 COUNTY: GLOUCESTERSHIRE ILLUSTRATOR: KIP (JOHANNES)
Etching titled Embuscade by Guillaume Azoulay. Signed lower right and numbered 50/75. Image, 18"L x 24"W. Azoulay was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1949. Seven of his works are in the permanent collection of the Musee Du Louvre (Cabinet Des Dessins). His work is in the private collections of President Ronald Reagan, His Majesty King Hassan II of Morocco, President Francois Mitterand of France. Several works by Azoulay are in the Nelson Rockefeller Collection. Matted and framed overall size 30" x 36"
Original Screen print By Tom Christopher Artist proof 1/1 titled "Jump Start". Tom Christopher is an American artist known for his expressionist urban paintings, mostly of New York City. Christopher began as a commercial artist, and has become a notable artist with worldwide galleries and exhibitions. Measuring 31" x 40".
A FINE ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH SIGNED IN PENCIL LOWER RIGHT AND INITIALED IN THE PRINT AND DATED 1945. FULL MARGINS ON PAPER WITH MADE IN FRANCE WATERMARK FROM AND EDITION OF 250. 9 5/8 X 15 3/4 INCHES 14 X 18 INCHES OVERALL PAPER SIZE. ARCHIVAL MATTE AND FRAMING IN VERY GOOD CONDITION SOME MINOR LIGHT FADING AROUND MATTED AREA A PAPER SCUFF IN THE LEFT MARGIN NOT AFFECTING THE IMAGE. EXAMPLE WOULD MAKE A NICE ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION.
John Steuart Curry: November 14, 1897 -1946
John Steuart Curry was born and raised on his family farm in northeast Kansas, and though his life and career would take him to many different locales, his heart and indeed his work never left the land of his birth. Studying art originally at home as a boy in Kansas, and later in Kansas City, Chicago, and briefly in Paris, Curry’s enthusiasm for painting developed and grew in the 1910s and 20s. Working originally illustrating magazines and books, his “Baptism in Kansas,” painted in 1928 and purchased in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney gained him not only recognition but the funds to make a career in painting. By this time, he has settled in Connecticut and begun to continue painting in the “regionalist” style, depicting and glorifying images of the United States Midwest. In 1936, he was named the “artist in residence” at the University of Wisconsin, and continued to produce works and gain regional acclaim for the next decade. At the very end of his life the works of his and other Regionalist painters were beginning to recede into obscurity as Abstract and other modern forms of art rose to national prominence. Curry died of a heart attack in 1946, at the age of 49.
The Frugal Repas by Pablo Picasso from the edition of 1913 on arches paper trimmed with .5 inch margins a fine impression of this most famous of prints. Plate size 18 1/4 x 14 7/8 in. (46.4 x 37.8 cm) . A fine addition to any collection framed and archival matted in a fine gallery presentation frame.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) Oath of the Women from Lysistrata Bloch 267-272. Original pencil signed etching from the deluxe edition of 100 signed etchings.
Printed by Roger Lacourière (French, 1892–1966)
Date: 1934 Medium: Etching
Dimensions: plate: 8 11/16 x 5 3/4 in. (22.1 x 14.6 cm) sheet: 15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (38.4 x 28.3 cm) Condition is very good some minor staining and foxing very slight minor surface creasing.
A rare color lithograph by Wayne Thiebaud titled Coronado signed, numbered 5 of 15 and dated 1956. overall sheet size 16 x25 12.5 x 21.5 inches. A beautiful colorful modernist image of sail boats off the San Diego coast with the old Coranado Hotel in the left of the image. A very scarce print in excellent condition some slight discoloration from a previous matte.
A painter of pop-art realism combined with a great respect for traditional methods and subject matter, Wayne Thiebaud is one of the most prominent of the Bay Area painters in California in the latter part of the 20th century. His reputation spread far beyond his own state.
In his painting, he focuses on the commonplace in a way that suggests irony and objective distance from his subjects. He also makes a point of keeping an independent distance from the New York art scene.
He was born in Mesa, Arizona, in 1920, and for one summer during his high school years he apprenticed at the Walt Disney Studio and then studied at an Los Angeles trade school the next summer. He earned a degree from Sacramento State College in 1941. From 1938 to 1949, he worked as a cartoonist and designer in California and New York and served as an artist in the United States Army.
In 1950, at the age of thirty, he enrolled in Sacramento State where he earned a Master's Degree in 1952 and began teaching at Sacramento City College. In 1960, he became assistant professor at the University of California, Davis, where he remained through the 1970s and influenced numerous artist students. However, he did not have much following among Conceptualists because of his adherence to basically traditional disciplines, emphasis on hard work rather than creativity, and love of realism.
On a leave of absence, he spent time in New York City where he became friends with Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline and was much influenced by these abstractionists as well as Pop Artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. During this time, he began a series of very small paintings based on images of food displayed in windows, and he focused on their basic shapes.
Returning to California, he pursued this subject matter and style, isolating triangles, circles, squares, etc. He also co-founded the Artists Cooperative gallery, now Artists Contemporary Gallery, and other cooperatives including Pond Farm, having been exposed to the concept of cooperatives in New York.
In 1960, he had his first one-man shows in San Francisco at the Museum of Art and New York at the Staempfli and Tanager galleries. These shows received little notice, but two years later, a 1962 New York Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition officially launching Pop Art, brought him national recognition although he disclaimed being anything other than a painter of illusionistic form.
In 1963, he turned increasingly to figure painting, wooden and rigid with each detail sharply emphasized; in 1967 his work was shown at the Biennale Internationale, and in 1985, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
Lithograph titled Bodhisattva Figure by Chen Yi Ming signed lower right numbered 27/28 dated 5/20/85. Matted unframed Image 9"L x 6"W matted overall 16" x 20".
Original Albrecht Dürer woodblock print "The Flight into Egypt", from: The Life of the Virgin (B. 89; M., Holl. 201; S.M.S. 179) woodcut, circa 1504, This impression on laid paper with a Fleur de Lis watermark (Meder 122) it is an original 16th century print after the Italian edition with narrow margins with a 1 cm repaired tear top left otherwise in very good condition B. 11¾ x 8 5/16 in. (299 x 211 mm.) S. 11 7/8 x 8 5/16 in. (301 x 212 mm.) Archival framing the print is tiped to archival matte at top. An exqusite example of this important artists work.
Norman Lindsay original etching signed and titled numbered 20 0f 20 in pencil. A humorous court scene of a the king flirting with a lady and the expression of the jealous queen. An exquisite rich impression image measuring 23 x 30 cm on full sheet of laid paper in excellent condition some age yellowing and faint window matt line.
Lindsay is widely regarded as one of Australia's greatest artists, producing a vast body of work in different media, including pen drawing, etching, watercolour, oil and sculptures in concrete and bronze.
A large body of his work is housed in his former home at Faulconbridge, New South Wales, now the Norman Lindsay Gallery and Museum, and many works reside in private and corporate collections. His art continues to climb in value today. In 2002, a record price was attained for his oil painting Spring's Innocence, which sold to the National Gallery of Victoria for A$333,900.
Hatley St George Seat of Honorable Sir Robert Cotton in Cambridgshire.
From "Britannia Illustrata or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces and also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility & Gentry of Great Britain
Sir Robert Cotton (2 May 1644 – 17 September 1717) was an English politician. He sat as a Member of Parliament from 1679 to 1701 and briefly in 1702.
A large fine rare original engraved print illustrating a birdseye view of Hatley St George, the Seat of Sir Robert Cotton. Published in 1712 for Robert Atkyns. Drawn and engraved by Johannes Kip, titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size approximately 45 x 35cm (with centre fold, as were always issued).
Designed by Leonard Knyff (1650-1721)
Engraved by John Kip (1653-1722)
Engravings of annual jousting contest on river Seine in Paris by Jacques Callot in 1630. On the left, the Nesles tower. On the right, the Louvre and the tour du Bois. Etching Dimensions: unframed: 6 1/2 x 13 3/8" (16.51 x 33.97 cm.)
An original woodblock print signed lower left and titled on mount "Caballo printed on Japan paper. This is a very rare graphic work by this important Mexican Modernist woman artist. Her auction records for painting are six figures. This print is In good condition paper is cut unevenly image size 5 x 7 inches slight light staining comes with archaival 16 x 20 matte.
María Izquierdo (October 30, 1902, San Juan de los Lagos – December 2, 1955, Mexico City) was a Mexican painter. She was born María Cenobia Izquierdo Gutiérrez in San Juan de los Lagos in the state of Jalisco;. After her father died, when she was five years old, she lived with her grandparents and aunt afterward in small towns of Aguascalientes, Torreón, and Saltillo. Both her grandma and aunt were devoted Catholics and much of her upbringing revolved around daily Catholic traditions. At age fourteen she had an arranged marriage to a senior army officer, Colonel Cándido Posadas, and bore three children by the time she was 17 years old. In 1920 her and her family moved to Mexico City from San Juan de los Lagos where she first began to develop into a professional artist.
Always interested in art, Iqzuierdo spent much of her time alone teaching herself new art techniques. When she and her family moved to Mexico City in the 1920s, she acted on her passion and left Cándido Posadas. Today María Izquierdo is known for being the first Mexican female to have her artwork exhibited in the United States. She committed both her life and her career to painting art that displayed her Mexican roots and held her own amongst her famous Mexican male artist friends and contemporaries Diego Rivera, Jose Orozco, and David Siquerios.In December 1955 she died from a stroke in Mexico City.
Original etching Gothic Interior Suffolk England by Valerie Thornton, British 1931-1991. Signed lower right. Thornton a painter and printmaker. In the1960s she lived in New York working at Pratt Graphics Art Center. Member Royal Society of Painters-Etchers and Engravers. Her work is in the collections of the Royal Academy, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Tate Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library. Image 26"L x 16.5"W. Framed
38" L x 28" W