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Hand colored Frigate Pelican: John James Audubon

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Engravings: Pre 1900   item# 1141578 (stock# 2575)

Hand colored Frigate Pelican: John James Audubon
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John James Audubon, 1785-1851, Haiti, New York. Original Artist's Proof Engraving,Hand colored by Audubon himself. It is 36"h by 26"w. It has excellent provenance direct from the artist in 1800's and through direct descent to present owner. John James Audubon's entire career was devoted to preserving images of rapidly declining species of birds and wild animals in watercolor and oil. Audubon was born in Santa Domingo (now Haiti) to a French naval officer and his Creole mistress. He was raised in France during the French Revolution. In 1803, Audubon fled with his father to the United States because Napoleon was seeking soldiers for his army. Although he studied with Jacques-Louis David (France) and John Stein in Natchez, Mississippi, Audubon was largely self-taught as an artist and a scientist. Audubon soon became enthralled with every bird in North America, and he traveled extensively up and down the Ohio and Mississippi River basins and as far south as the Florida Keys to study birds and to produce watercolors in preparation for The Birds of America. From 1819-1839, the ornithologist Audubon catalogued as many species as he could and his notes and paintings are represented in the now-famous John James Audubon: The Watercolors for the Birds of America.The artist, naturalist, explorer, publisher was also an entrepreneur, writer and an active, vocal environmentalist. He realistically and enthusiastically painted wildlife (especially birds) in flying or grounded positions with detailed accuracy and preserved in paint many now-extinct birds for future generations to study and observe. After 1826, Audubon went to Great Britain to raise subscription money and find engravers and publishers for Birds of America, published eventually from 1828-1838 with the help of Scottish engraver William Home Lizars (the early part of the series) and English engraver-publisher Robert Havell, Jr. From 1831-1832, Audubon returned to Florida to paint more birds. From 1845-1848, the series Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America was published and made the reputation of this naturalist.


Mexican Flower Market: Diego Rivera

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Lithographs: Pre 1940   item# 1076287 (stock# 2505)

Mexican Flower Market: Diego Rivera
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King Art
414-276-6779


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Diego Rivera, Mexican, 1886-1957, Title Flower market, Medium Lithograph, Year of Work 1930-1930, Size Height 10.8 in.; Width 16.1 in. / Height 27.4 cm.; Width 40.9 cm. Edition 45/100, Found./Pub. Weyhe Gallery, pub. Diego Rivera was born on December 13, 1886 in the mountain town of Guanajuato in Mexico. His mother was an ardent Catholic and his father was a rich and aristocratic revolutionary fighter and an atheist. Little Diego decided in favor of atheism. He swore his family had to leave Guanajuato when he was six because of his diatribes against the Church. When he was eleven he attended the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts; his real teacher was Jose Posada, whose printmaking shop stood near the school. At the age of twenty he won a traveling scholarship and spent the next three years in museums and painting in Europe, expressing little of what he felt. In 1910 he returned to Mexico and became involved in the revolution that ended with the forcing out of office the aging dictator Diaz. In 1911 his scholarship was renewed and he sailed for Europe again, this time for a period of ten years. In Paris, he set up housekeeping with a pretty Russian blonde named Angeline Beloff, his first common-law wife; from her he learned the Russian language and from her friends he learned all about Marxism. He also learned about Cubism and Picasso. A trip to Italy gave him a chance to study Giotto, Uccello and Andrea del Castagno. In 1922 he returned again to Mexico and joined forces with two other revolutionaries, Siqueiros and Orozco. They formed a government-backed syndicate of artists who changed from easel painting to working on murals. In the next decade he did what was probably his greatest work: frescoes in Cuernavaca and in Chapingo, where his favorite model was Guadalupe Marin, a tempestuous olive-skinned beauty. They married and she bore him two daughters. He proved to be a master of figure composition, of space and light, of crowds of farm workers and battle scenes, etc. In 1927 Rivera decided it was time for a visit of homage to Moscow; he met and sketched Stalin for which he was very honored. Later he did a complete reversal about Stalin. When he got home from Moscow he met and married a pretty art student named Frida Kahlo. They moved into her home in Coyoacan, a Mexico City suburb. Among their many guests was Leon Trotsky who lived with them for two years while he wrote a biography of Stalin, his enemy. Kahlo died in 1954 and not long after, Rivera married again; this time he married Emma Hurtado, a magazine publisher who also had a gallery dealing in Rivera paintings. Rivera was notorious for his murals in which he openly expressed his opinions on many controversial subjects of the day. The most notorious of these was the one in Rockefeller Center which was reduced to dust by the Rockefeller family after Rivera refused to remove the painting of Lenin uniting the workers. Rivera also worked hard at painting society portraits by the dozen; he did very popular flower paintings, sexy nudes and typical Mexican scenes. He painted the beautiful Dolores Del Rio and Paulette Goddard, the movie actress who posed for him at least twelve times. He made a lot of money which he got rid of as fast as he could make it. He was known as the softest touch in all of Mexico, giving away money to friends, guests and street beggars. He died in Mexico City on November 24, 1957.


Sketch Collection of Works: Litho: Henry Moore

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Lithographs: Pre 1950   item# 980761 (stock# 2422)

Sketch Collection of Works: Litho: Henry Moore
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MOORE, HENRY| (1898-1986 English) Sketch collection of works, framed colored lithograph, approximate image size 21" x 14 1/2", frame 28" x 23", signed and dated 1949, numbered in pencil from a total edition of 75 prints. CONDITION: Some waviness to paper, mat appears to have been affected by moisture at one time however the print itself remains unstained and colors are bright


3 large Antique Botanical Prints

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Engravings: Pre 1800   item# 699401 (stock# 2263)

3 large Antique Botanical Prints
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Antique Botanicals, 18th C German. Condition: some wrinkles and surface dirt. Newer Frames.


Sailors at Dock: James McNeill Whistler

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Etchings: Pre 1900   item# 692672 (stock# 2258)

Sailors at Dock: James McNeill Whistler
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James Abbott McNeill Whistler, American, 1834-1903. Etching signed in the plate.


Cottage & Tree in Landscape: Rembrandt Van Rijn

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Etchings: Pre 1900   item# 689007 (stock# 2251)

Cottage & Tree in Landscape: Rembrandt Van Rijn
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"$1750." 

Rembrandt Van Rijn,,attributed to Dutch, 1606-1669. This exquisite etching is 5.05" by 12.3". It is signed in the plate and in fair condition. It is housed in a newer silver leaf frame. This is probably a 19th C restrike of the original.


Mother & Child: Mary S. Cassatt

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Etchings: Pre 1920   item# 544102 (stock# 2179)

Mother & Child: Mary S. Cassatt
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Mary Steveson Cassatt, American, 1844-1926, Mother & Child, Etching, paper. Image is 5.5" by 8" paper is 7.25" by 10". Signed in Plate, condition is good.


Bathers in Landscape: Luigi Bartolini

Catalogue: Fine Art: Prints: Etchings: Pre 1950   item# 489122 (stock# 2153)

Bathers in Landscape: Luigi Bartolini
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Luigi Bartolini, Italian 1892-1963. This wonderful etching in approximately 12.2" by 15" image size in a lovely european frame. It is signed lower right.

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