All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1950 item #1418051 (stock #JB02334)
This is a double-sided drawing of figures by the very well listed American artist RICO (FEDERICO) LEBRUN (1900-1964), measuring 9 1/2" by 7 1/2" (10 3/4" by 8 3/4" in temporary protective framing). The front side shows a figure of a warrior, drawn rapidly in ink; at the bottom in pencil is "to Kate/from Rico--1948". On the reverse are two figures drawn rapidly with pencil, and no writing. On a recent label affixed to the backing is written the phrase "GIFT TO KATHERINE STEEL FROM RICO LEBRUN"...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pre 1970 item #1418047 (stock #JB03505)
Three chalk studies on one large sheet of paper, laid I believe on board, the subject one young boy of Negroid or other non-Caucasian ancestry (North African possibly), the upper drawings his head viewed from different angles, the large central drawing of him nude in a dynamic pose, as if springing up from a sitting position...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1900 item #1418045 (stock #JB02278)
Ink drawing on heavy card, with a bit of black watercolor in the darker areas, the subject an adorable pug wearing a collar with "William Rifle" on it, and at lower right is written in longhand "Robert Glover Age 7 years"; and at lower left corner within the hand drawn border is the date, "94". I am not sure which one of these names be that of the artist, or if a name is actually that of the pug...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1910 item #1417973 (stock #JB01723)
Original very fine, detailed pencil drawing on paper of a seated middle aged gentleman (**NOT A PRINT**!!!!), 17 1/2" by 11" (approximately 25 1/2" by 19" as framed), signed at lower right "K. de Groot", not dated but likely late 19th century. It is hard to believe that this is not a print, the work is so fine and accomplished. Strangely, I can find no artist listing under that name...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1970 item #1417610 (stock #JB03357)
**One of several works by the artist in my shop, including a watercolor---note similarities to another pencil drawing of the same year by the artist** Pencil on paper drawing of distant structures and foreground vegetation, dated 1967 and signed lower center, 5 1/4" by 7 1/4", 13 3/4" by 15 1/4" as framed, by the well listed Louisiana artist ROLLAND HARVE GOLDEN (1931-2019)...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Marker : Pre 1990 item #1417529 (stock #JB04901)
An original felt tip marker drawing, circa early 1980's, by the noted Jewish twentieth century artist, YAACOV AGAM (1928-). In typical style, the artist has HAND SIGNED no less than five times at left; he did it in that vibrating, repeating style for which he is known, each signature in a different color marker. Agam's works have sold at auction to about the $700,000 level, and frequently into six figures, making him an important Israeli artist...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1837 VR item #1417524 (stock #JB02159)
PAIR of pencil drawings, one titled "The Customs House London" (1820) and the other a botanical still life, both bearing the original auction stickers and labels from the Sotheby's London sale of October 9, 1996. The Customs House work measures 10 1/2" by 7 7/8" inside the mat. It is signed "By Thom. S. Boys" at lower left and titled "The Custom House London 1820" at right...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1990 item #1417516 (stock #JB02374)
Black ink on paper drawing, 8 1/4" by 10 1/2", unframed, signed in the center of the image and dated in the image at lower left center "7 26 1999", and titled in the lower margin "TRUCK PLATE", by the noted contemporary sculptor, ceramicist, designer and painter PETER SHIRE (1947-). This complex modern drawing is imaginative, colorful, three dimensional, and whimsical, and could only have been created by a true artist...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Charcoal : Pre 1960 item #1417510 (stock #JB03037)
Large charcoal on paper drawing of a head, 23" by 19" (35 1/2" by 29 1/2" in oversized framing), signed at lower right "W. NASH" in all capital letters. This appears to be the head of a woman, perhaps Orientalist subject matter. I speculated that this might be a work by the noted Santa Fe, New Mexico modernist artist Willard Nash (1898-1943), but he did not sign like this, so far as I can determine, and the subject matter would be unusual for him...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Marker : Contemporary item #1417472 (stock #JB03762)
By Los Angeles artist AKOP TASHCHYAN (1949-), this is a 2009 line drawing, 12" by 13" (16 1/4" by 20 1/4" framed), titled by the artist "NUDES". Signed at upper left and again signed by the artist on the reverse board. Tashchyan was born in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia. and came to the United States in the late 1980's. Always talented as a child, his father did not encourage his artistic pursuits...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1940 item #1417467 (stock #JB04319)
ONE OF TWO DRAWINGS BY THE ARTIST IN MY SHOP---A pencil drawing of the Hell Gate railroad bridge in New York City, (so identified after research conducted on the internet), 8 7/8" by 6 3/4" (14 1/2" by 11 1/2" framed, no glass, loose in black metal frame), signed with initials "JRM" at lower left and dated there 1943. On the reverse a previous owner wrote "JOHN RICHARD MOORE 1925-2009 University High Sch arts class Co Founder Panavision Co.". This early work would date to the artist's teens...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1930 item #1417463 (stock #JB01877)
A small pencil sketch on irregularly shaped scratch paper, roughly 4 1/4" by 4" (5 1/2" square in its simple wood frame from which it was removed for photography). The subject is an empty vase casting a shadow while resting on a narrow tabletop. Of possibly great interest to any researcher of the artist's life and career, the work is clearly a sketch, perhaps for a finished painting or pastel...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1960 item #1417443 (stock #JB01504)
Dark brown ink drawing on paper, 11 3/4" by 18", unframed, signed at lower right "John Floyd Morris", titled ISCHIA NAPOLI. The artist is well listed, and is associated with California and the east coast, with askart noting exhibitions in Chicago and Palm Beach. He is perhaps best known for his modern and surrealistic paintings, but painted a wide range of subject matter, including clowns. Interestingly, a big collector of his work seems to have been none other than Noel Coward. When I was vis...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1970 item #1417372 (stock #JB02443)
Pencil on paper drawing of a southern-style house with large tree and foreground dog, dated 1967 lower right, 5" by 6 3/4", 13" by 15" framed, by the well listed Louisiana artist ROLLAND HARVE GOLDEN (1931-2019). The dog resembles an ancient breed of dog, such as would be seen in a museum of Egyptian sculptural antiquities--perhaps, the pet of a pharaoh. The juxtaposition of the dog in front of the typical and familiar southern architecture is in keeping with Golden's self-described "borderlin...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pencil : Pre 1910 item #1417258 (stock #JB05280)
A quite old pencil drawing on thin card, 8 1/2" by 5 1/2" inside the mat, 13" by 10 1/4" framed (no glass), apparently by a "Grandmother Stevenson" according to a notation on the reverse side of framing materials. Very faint, at the bottom of the reverse side of the card, in 19th century handwriting, is written: "All that is nature most I love, all the beautiful picture painted by the hand of Him who rests above"/Grandmother Stevenson." This phrase is written again in modern handwriting on th...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1990 item #1417177 (stock #JB01726)
Black ink on paper drawing, 13 1/4" by 10 1/4" inside the mat, (21" by 17 1/2" as framed), signed at lower left in the typical manner, and dated there 1976, by the noted Mexican modern contemporary artist LEONARDO M. NIERMAN (1932-). **SEE ALSO AN OIL BY THE ARTIST IN MY SHOP** This is an early self portrait of the then-40 something artist. There are a number of extant self portrait drawings from that period. Now well known and internationally collected, Nierman has been a prolific artist. ...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Pen : Pre 1920 item #1417165 (stock #JB01620)
Ink on stiff paper drawing, 11 3/4" by 9 5/8", signed at lower right "O. R. Shattuck --1917--" and in the lower right margin "LIVE OAK, FLA. FEB. 1917". The subject is a boy or young man, possibly a black man, in a small canoe-like boat, deep in the heart of a classic southern cypress swamp, the Spanish Moss hanging form the trees and brush. The signature could less likely read "Shalhuck" or Shahuck" or "Shaltuck", but, no matter, there does not appear to be a listing for this name. Found r...
All Items : Fine Art : Drawings : Charcoal : Pre 1950 item #1417079 (stock #JB01169)
The work is executed in charcoal with a little white gouache, on paper, the unframed sheet 12" by 10", signed at lower right in the artist's typical manner. Gladys Emerson Cook (1899-1976) was known for her sensitive and accurate depictions of dogs, cats and other animals. She was a painter, illustrator, and graphic artist. Today a number of museums include her works. She exhibited at the National Academy of Design and other major venues. This sheet is moderately browned from age, has a "ro...