August-Louis Lepere, French, 1849-1919, "Paris Sous La Niege". This is a very rare wood engraving by August-Louis Lepere, image size 11 3/4 x 17 7/8 inches, 1890, pencil signed and dated. The full title of this image is "Paris Sous la Neige, vu du Haut de St. Gervais". It is a remarkably detailed, atmospheric scene of Paris under the gently falling snow, from the vantage point above the city at the top of the Cathedral of St Gervais.
John Buckland Wright, New Zealand, 1897-1954, "The Bathers". This wood engraving by John Buckland Wright measures 5 1/4 x 7 inches in an edition of 30. It is pencil signed, dated and numbered on the lower margin. Wright help to found "Atelier 17" in Paris, an experimental workshop for the graphic arts in 1927.
Hans Burgkmair I, German, 1473-1531, "The Master Falconer". This woodblock was created by 16th century German artist Hans Burgkmair I c. 1518; it measures 15 1/4 x 14 3/4 inches and is Plate #5 in a series of 135 prints depicting the "Triumph of Maximilian I" in which Burgkmair was responsible for nearly half of them. This impression is printed on an early laid type paper with the banners masked, which indicates an early, possibly 16th century proof.
Leonard Baskin, American, 1922-2000, "Torment". This is a striking original woodcut by Leonard Baskin, titled "Torment". The image size is 31 x 23 1/4 inches, published in 1958 in his series 'Ten Woodcuts', pencil signed and titled.
Frederick Bloemaert, Dutch, 1609-1668, "Three Women Lamenting". This is an early chiaroscuro wood engraving by Dutch artist Frederik Bloemaert. The image size is 7 1/4 x 5 7/8 inches, from the 3rd edition, published in 1720.
Niccolo Boldrini, 16th Century Italian, "Caricature of Laocoon". An original wood engraving by Italian Renaissance artist Niccolo Boldrini, after a pen and ink drawing by Titian. The image size is 10 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches, created c. 1525, cat: Mauroner-20, original lifetime impression. This image of monkeys battling snakes is based on Titian's drawing "Parody of Laocoon", which mocked the vast influence of the ancient Roman Laocoon statue after it was unearthed in 1506.
Barry Moser, American, 1940-, "Garden of Satanic Delights". This is a gorgeous, richly detailed triptych wood engraving, image size 7 x 12 1/4 inches, published in an edition of 200, 1971, pencil signed. The delicate lines, strong contrast and energetic composition bring an extraordinary lifelike quality to the wild plants in this image, making them seem as if they are spilling forth from the page.
Barry Moser, American, 1940-, "The Lady and the Merman". A very cool triptych wood engraving by Barry Moser, image size 6 x 12 1/2 inches, 1977, pencil signed. This triptych is titled "The Lady and the Merman" and is accompanied by the following verse "He sailed off on his great ship... She sat there still as the rock... Up from the depths came the merman..."
Barry Moser, American, 1940-, "Timing Devices". A dramatic triptych wood engraving, the three images are individually titled, "The Dump", "The Burying Ground", and "The Eucharist". The overall image size is 8 x 9 3/8 inches, 1977, pencil signed.
Barry Moser, American, 1940-, "Premonitia". This is a truly stunning, lushly detailed original wood engraving by American artist Barry Moser. The image size is 13 3/4 x 15 inches, 1974, signed titled and dated within the image, pencil signed.
Original Bernard Brussel-Smith Woodblock print "Sourwood Mountain." Taped to backer sheet using archival tape. Signed, titled, and numbered #10/110. Comes with a certificate of authenticity. In very good condition. Sheet measures 9 11/16" x 8 9/16".
Torii Kiyonaga, Japanese, 1752-1815, "Two Women with Young Servant". This woodblock print by Torii Kiyonaga measures 9 1/2 x 7 inches. It is signed, sealed and titled within the image. Kiyonaga was one of the great masters of the full-color print depicting courtesans, beautiful women and Kabuki actors. Head of the Torii school, he excelled with "bijin-ga" (beautiful women) prints and these were considered to be his best works.
Original woodblock gilt printed on rag paper. Lettering reads "Ansicht Eisenbahn Furth Nurnberg." Ca. 1840-1850. Untrimmed edges. Crease down the middle as seen in photos. 14" x 16 5/8"
Leopoldo Mendez woodcut entitled Las Antorchas
Print on tinted paper
Image - 11 3/4" x 16"
Signed lower right
Very good untouched condition, not examined out of frame
Mendez, 1902 - 1969
Leonard Baskin, American, 1922-2000, "Portrait of a Man," Wood engraving, image size 20 x 13 1/2 inches, c. 1950s. This is a very rare unsigned proof, which does not appear in the Fern & O'Sullivan catalog. We believe this portrait to be of 17th century French artist Jacques Callot, whom Baskin greatly admired and included in his series of etchings, "Portraits of Ten Artists" in 1964.
Koichi Maeda (b. 1936)
Small Road in Pine Forest
(Matsubayashi no Komichi)
Signed Koichi Maeda
Size: Approximately 13.5 x 9.5 inches.
Condition: Excellent with very slight bend at top center.
Paul Jacoulet, French, 1902-1960, "Tempete du Coeur-Seoul, Coree". A fine woodblock in colors with mica accents by Paul Jacoulet, this image measures 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches, published in 1948 in an edition of 250, although fewer than 240 impressions were printed. This print is pencil signed with the "Ivy" seal, cat: Miles-96, carved by Maeda, printed by Fujii and Ogawa...
This original wood engraving of St George"patron of English soldiers and scouts was published by Henri LeFabvre in occupied Paris circa 1943. Issued as one of twelve prints from his portfolio "Les Patrons des Metiers." The artist, Jacques LeChevallier, who designed and carved this woodblock, was a member of the Society of Decorative Artists, Salon d'Automne and a founding member of the Union of Modern Artists (UAM)in 1929. He was a French glass maker, decorative artist, illustrator and engraver...