This is an original pencil signed color aquatint etching by French artist Manuel Robbe. The title is Le Pont Neuf, it was created and printed in 1925. It was published by L'Estampe Moderne in Paris. The publishers blindstamp in the lower left corner of the border. This impression is numbered as 138. The image measures 12 1/2X17 3/4 inches. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper.
Louis Auguste Mathieu Legrand
This is a drypoint etching by French artist Louis Legrand. The title is : English Bar, from his Album Les Bars, published by Pellet in Paris in 1909. This impression is from the first state of three with the Remarque of a Woman in Profile. The image measures 9 3/4X5 5/8 inches. Hand signed in pencil, printed on a Japon type paper. Numbered as 1/30.
This is an original pencil signed etching by British artist Sir Frank Short. The title is: A Lane in Arundel, it was created and printed in 1907. The image measures 8 1/8X10 inches. A rich impression.
This is a very rare pencil signed impression. THe original woodblock print by Eric Gill. Created at "The Miller's Tale" for the Canterbury Tales, published in 1934. This impression measures approx.9 X 6 1/4 inches. Hand signed in pencil "Eric G" lower right and numbered in pencil as 2/10 upper left. This wood engraving is nicely framed with archival materials.
In the late 1970s, ceramics became an important concentration for Maki’s artistic creations. As ceramic objects are central to Japanese culture, he didn’t have to look far for inspiration. He did many fine examples and the texture of each item is always striking. This tan bowl was created in 1979. Collection 19 was number 12 of 205 and it measures 9.5inW x 10.5inH. It is embossed and in good condition.
Poem 68-40—strongly related to Poem 69-13 which is posted below on this site—is an old embossed print. Created in 1968, a year before its “cousin,” it is similarly in excellent condition. Poem 68-40 measures 11 3/8in W x 15in H and is number 29 of an edition of 72.
A set of FOUR framed circa 1836 engravings of exotic Australian birds, with hand coloring, by EDWARD LEAR (1812-1888). Lear was an English artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularized. As a highly talented watercolorist, and a widely traveled figure, for his day, he created now-prized works featuring the Mediterranean region and the Holy Land...
A striking black and white lithograph, 10 1/2" by 16 1/2" inside the mat, 14 3/4" by 20 3/4" simply framed, the subject matter a landscape with trees and structures, the imagery artistically distorted in a Cubist fractured style, pencil signed at upper left "Wheelock" by the artist and dated there '29. The handling is reminiscent of Andrew Dasburg, Howard Cook, and some other modernists working in New Mexico. The artist is Massachusetts-born WARREN WHEELOCK (1880-1960)...
The sheet size: 33 3/4"H x 39"W
The image size: 26 5/8" H x 32 3/4" W
The title: "Garden Memories"
Artist: Susan Rios (American)
Medium: 100% Arches paper, Unframed.
Signed by artist: Lower right in pencil
Edition Numbered : HC21/60, in pencil
HC mean Hors de commerce...
In his book Daniel Tretiak says: “Maki’s kanji prints were normally of one main color against a white or black background. Poem 71-29 below is an exception—and all the more interesting because of it. In this print, Maki has created an abstract Person—the splashes of color show the head, eyes, shoulder, and two legs.” It measures 8.75in W X 12in H and is no. 73 of an edition of 152.
Every so often, Maki decided to create an all-white print to which he added two or three small bits of color. Daniel Tretiak talked of Maki’s fondness for adding balance to his prints especially with the use of moons or splashes of color. Poem Y is an example. The print is beautifully textured with the colored spots placed in smooth areas among the overall embossing. It measures 17 1/8 square inches and is no.15 of an edition of 50.
Through his career, Haku Maki did a wide array of Chinese characters used in the Japanese language as well (kanji). The large prints that Daniel Tretiak called Big Reds were such kanji. Among Maki’s depictions were black kanji on white backgrounds, some stark, some playful, some easily decipherable, others with which he took great liberties. The artistic possibilities that kanji offered were a fascination of his. This broad-brushed embossed print, Poem 72-55, was done in 1972...
Poem 71-76 is a yellow-gold print with a bit of a paisley influence. It is number 28 of an edition of 154. Created in 1971, it measures 13in wide x 19.5in high. It is in very good condition. There is tape residue on the back but the front is perfect. .
Created in the 1980s, Haku Maki did a series of rarely seen prints called Drop. They seemed to depict oil dropped onto the surface of water. Drop 7 is one of those prints. It is no. 32 of 203 and it measures 9.75in W x 11in H. As with many old prints, it has tape residue on the four edges of the back from a previous framing but there is no impact on the face of the print.
By the noted illustrator artist RICHARD STINE (1941-) this is a print, "I am an alien creature", hand signed in pencil at lower left near the printed signature. This does not seem to be a limited edition but it is hand signed. Stine is a familiar name due to his uniquely humorous and whimsical images, which though cartoonish delve into philosophy, and, an online description writes, "love, art, freedom, isolation, desire, conflict, dreams, creativity"...
A beautifully framed Original French 1920s Poster “RIFILOIL HUILES-ILO” official re-issue 1950s, measuring 43x30 inches, frame size is 49x36”
Original 1920s poster by the French Umbrella maker Parapluie Revel designed by Italian artist Leonetto Cappiello, official re-issue 1950s, measuring 44 by 32 inches. The frame size is 55x44 inches. Well framed and matted
A pair of identically framed, very clean steel engravings, one titled "The Waterfall", after an 18th century painting by the Florentine Old Master FRANCESCO ZUCCHERELLI (sometimes spelled Zuccarelli) 1702-1788, measuring 10 1/2" by 6 3/4" (17 1/2" by 15" framed) and the other, by the famous English 19the century artist JOSEPH MALLORD WILLIAM TURNER (1775-1851), titled "Crossing the Brook" (11" by 8 3/4"), and the same 17 1/2" by 15" framed as the Zuccherelli...