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Framed Vintage Print: Stratford-upon-Avon by Squirrell

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Lithographs: Pre 1950   item# 675157

Framed Vintage Print: Stratford-upon-Avon by Squirrell
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This lovely mid-20th century print is from a painting by Leonard Russell Squirrell, an award-winning English watercolorist and etcher who also taught art, wrote books on watercolor and pastel techniques and produced illustrations.

The image here, I feel sure, came from "Shakespeare-Land" -- one in the legendary "Our Beautiful Homeland" series published by Blackie & Sons (London and Glasgow). It's titled "High Street, Stratford-upon Avon".

Apart from the presence of an auto that looks like a 1930s model and the length of skirts on the woman and girl, the image could easily be 19th century -- which is the charm of English towns and villages, as well of Squirrell's style.

Although he lived between 1893 and 1979, the artist was often called "the last member of the Norwich school" -- a movement of pre-Victorian painters acclaimed for their romantic landscapes from 1803 to 1833. Like them, Squirrel traveled in youth to Italy and France and was influenced by the continental style. That he further benefited from training as an architect is evident in his fine streetscapes.

Obviously this would be a fabulous gift for any lover of Shakespeare. The print is in excellent condition, with a contemporary mat and giltwood frame. Frame size is 10" x 12" and the exposed image area is 5 1/4" x 7 3/8". Glazing is regular glass, since we feel the non-glare type kills the colors.

Provenance is a dealer in East Anglia, where Squirrel was born and resided through most of his life. The museum in Ipswich, his native city, houses a large collection of Squirrell paintings, etchings and prints, which are enjoying a booming market throughout England today. Several books were recently written about the artist.

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2 Hand-Tinted Victorian Costume Prints c 1840, Framed

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Lithographs: Pre 1900   item# 476301

2 Hand-Tinted Victorian Costume Prints c 1840, Framed
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Here's a perfect accent for any Victorian room - a set of fashion plates that beautifully illustrate the styles worn when Queen Victoria was a new bride in her early twenties. They were published in one of the monthly magazines eagerly awaited by chic women all over the world. We acquired the pair, tagged circa 1842, at a Suffolk auction room.

The left-facing model wears a demure evening gown that makes a feature of her shoulders with a dramatic large collar. Its bodice is long and pointed bodice, miles of ruffled trim adorn the bell-shaped skirt and fabric roses appear on the bosom and peek from the depths of the split puffed sleeves. The right-facing model in the illustration titled "Walking Dress" wears a frock decorated with braid and buttoned sleeves, which is covered by a stunning cape made of panels laced together with heavy tasseled cords.

These images are so well detailed we can even study the accessories. Twin bracelets appear by evening and so-called "engageantes" by day. The latter were detachable lacy collars and false undersleeves that were kept freshly laundered and intended to convey refinement. The daytime look also includes a delicate whitework handkerchief and a whimsical bonnet with ribbons, ruffles and roses. In good condition for their age, these prints are highly collectible. We treated them to new ornate giltwood frames around wide suede-like mats. Framed size is an impressive 16" by 13" and the visible image area is about 6 1/4" by 3 3/4". Glazing is standard, since we feel non-glare glass kills colors.

Our price for the pair represents exceptional value. You'd have to pay about as much as this (or more) just for the high-quality mats and frames. Please e-mail to confirm availability, order or request more photos. Thanks for looking!



Romantic Victorian Lady Print in Rare Penwork Frame

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Lithographs: Pre 1900   item# 99909

Romantic Victorian Lady Print in Rare Penwork Frame
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Unmistakably Pre-Raphaelite, this antique print features one of those wistful beauties of the 19th century. It's a really beautiful piece, reproducing Marie Spartali Stillman's painting, "Cloister Lilies." I expect the print is somewhat larger than what we see, since the original has a book below the pink beads and has somewhat wider margins all around. You may want to re-mat it in order to show more.

The current mat is hand-lined and the frame also is hand-deocrated with penwork (a popular Victorian pastime)to present the illusion of a very fine-grained exotic wood. A modern claw for hanging is attached to the frame's leatherette backing, from which an easel mount formerly attached by old cloth tape was evidently removed. Framed measurements are about 10 3/4" x 12 3/4".

Sorry about the glare from the glass; it was too bright a day when we were photographing. Please e-mail if you'd like to see additional pictures. Thanks for looking!



1908 Edwardian Print w/Original Frame: THE DAWN OF LOVE

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Lithographs: Pre 1910   item# 99005

1908 Edwardian Print w/Original Frame: THE DAWN OF LOVE
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This enchanting print, probably reproducing a 19th century pre-Raphaelite original, was published in 1908 and I don't think it's been out of this frame since then! While only minor dings exist on the front of the frame, an old oak one finished in Victorian green, its back clearly reveals antiquity in old paper and string tied between rusty hanging loops. The beautiful print, itself - a medievalist portrait of a beautiful lady - is in marvelous condition, with colors and details still perfectly vivid; the lighter areas you see in the photo are just reflections. The work's title is barely visible in a white area at the bottom of the print, where presumably the artist's name would be found lower. Its date is barely visible in a white area at the top of the print, where I can see "Easter Good Words. 1908." Although I'd love to find out more, it would be a crime to tear into that aged paper backing which absolutely demonstrates authenticity. From England, this is quite a special find! Framed size is 11 3/4" x 16".

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