Rockwell Kent, American, 1882-1971, "Starry Night". A luminous original wood engraving by American Regionalist artist Rockwell Kent, this image measures 7 x 5 inches, published in 1933 for the Literary Guild of America, cat: Burne Jones-103, pencil signed, framed...
Leonard Baskin, American, 1922-2000, "The Cry". This deeply emotional wood engraving print by Leonard Baskin measures 14 7/8 x 12 1/4 inches. Created in 1960, it is pencil signed, titled and numbered. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings...
Leonard Baskin, American, 1922-2000, "Self Portrait as a Priest". A rare artist's proof by Leonard Baskin, this is an early woodcut portraying the artist dressed as a priest. The image size is 21 1/4 x 10 inches, published in 1952, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-193, pencil signed and dated, notated 'artist's proof', framed. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings...
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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...
Asa Cheffetz, American, 1896-1965, "In Retrospect," This is a very fine original wood engraving by New England artist Asa Cheffetz. The image size of this print is 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, it was published in 1930, and is number 27 in the Springfield Museum of Fine Arts catalog. It is pencil signed "Asa Cheffetz, imp" lower right, the "imp" indicating that Cheffetz printed this image himself. Framed...
Herbert Ogden Waters, American, 1903-1996, "Atwood Pond," This richly toned wood engraving of Atwood Pond done by Herbert Waters measures 7 x 9 1/4 inches with wide margins on very light weight paper. It is pencil signed, titled and numbered. Atwood Pond is located in the Campton area of the White Mountains where Waters and his wife lived for many years. Born in China of missionary parents, he graduated from high school in Shanghai and then moved to the US to pursue his art career...
Nora S. Unwin, British/American, 1907-1982. This framed wood engraving, titled "Polar Bear" is by master wood engraver Nora Unwin. Image size is 3 3/8 x 4 3/8 inches with the total framed size of 12 x 11 inches. It is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin in an edition of 40, and is number 139 in the McGoldrick catalog of Unwin's work. Although we do not have an exact date, McGoldrick lists this image as being created before 1940...
Harold Mallette Dean, American, 1907-1975, "Golden Gate Bridge," color woodblock, image size 9 1/2 x 13 3/4 inches, 1940, signed, titled and dated in red pencil.