A rare color lithograph by Wayne Thiebaud titled Coronado signed, numbered 5 of 15 and dated 1956. overall sheet size 16 x25 12.5 x 21.5 inches. A beautiful colorful modernist image of sail boats off the San Diego coast with the old Coranado Hotel in the left of the image. A very scarce print in excellent condition some slight discoloration from a previous matte.
A painter of pop-art realism combined with a great respect for traditional methods and subject matter, Wayne Thiebaud is one of the most prominent of the Bay Area painters in California in the latter part of the 20th century. His reputation spread far beyond his own state.
In his painting, he focuses on the commonplace in a way that suggests irony and objective distance from his subjects. He also makes a point of keeping an independent distance from the New York art scene.
He was born in Mesa, Arizona, in 1920, and for one summer during his high school years he apprenticed at the Walt Disney Studio and then studied at an Los Angeles trade school the next summer. He earned a degree from Sacramento State College in 1941. From 1938 to 1949, he worked as a cartoonist and designer in California and New York and served as an artist in the United States Army.
In 1950, at the age of thirty, he enrolled in Sacramento State where he earned a Master's Degree in 1952 and began teaching at Sacramento City College. In 1960, he became assistant professor at the University of California, Davis, where he remained through the 1970s and influenced numerous artist students. However, he did not have much following among Conceptualists because of his adherence to basically traditional disciplines, emphasis on hard work rather than creativity, and love of realism.
On a leave of absence, he spent time in New York City where he became friends with Willem De Kooning and Franz Kline and was much influenced by these abstractionists as well as Pop Artists Robert Rauschenberg and Jasper Johns. During this time, he began a series of very small paintings based on images of food displayed in windows, and he focused on their basic shapes.
Returning to California, he pursued this subject matter and style, isolating triangles, circles, squares, etc. He also co-founded the Artists Cooperative gallery, now Artists Contemporary Gallery, and other cooperatives including Pond Farm, having been exposed to the concept of cooperatives in New York.
In 1960, he had his first one-man shows in San Francisco at the Museum of Art and New York at the Staempfli and Tanager galleries. These shows received little notice, but two years later, a 1962 New York Sidney Janis Gallery exhibition officially launching Pop Art, brought him national recognition although he disclaimed being anything other than a painter of illusionistic form.
In 1963, he turned increasingly to figure painting, wooden and rigid with each detail sharply emphasized; in 1967 his work was shown at the Biennale Internationale, and in 1985, he was elected to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters.
Rare decorative celestial map by Matthaus Seutter, published in Augsburg circa 1730. The map includes two maps of the Northern & Southern Skies. A diagram in the upper right corner showing the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon, while another in the upper left represents day and night on the earth with quotations from Genesis. Five additional diagrams along the bottom represent the monthly orbit and illumination of the moon, the different planetary hypotheses of Tycho Brahe, Corpernicus, Ptolemy, and the annual orbit of the sun and the seasons.
Original etching Gothic Interior Suffolk England by Valerie Thornton, British 1931-1991. Signed lower right. Thornton a painter and printmaker. In the1960s she lived in New York working at Pratt Graphics Art Center. Member Royal Society of Painters-Etchers and Engravers. Her work is in the collections of the Royal Academy, Victoria and Albert Museum, British Museum, Tate Gallery, Fitzwilliam Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library. Image 26"L x 16.5"W. Framed
38" L x 28" W
Abstract Lithograph titled "Haunted Places" signed lower right Toni Onley numbered 11/20. Toni Onley is one of Canada’s most celebrated artists. Public collections include the Tate Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London England; the National Gallery of Canada; the Seattle Art Museum; the Vancouver Art Gallery; the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.; and the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria. Image 13"L x 17"W. Framed and matted. Formerly in the Clorox Corporation Art Collection overall dimensions Dimensions 26.5ʺW × 1.5ʺD × 23.0ʺH
Edmond Aman Jean, Symbolist Portrait of a woman lithograph, published 1896 in London for the scarce volume 8 of "The Studio". Printed on smooth wove paper signed with initials lower left image and with the studio blindstamp lower right. Bio, Edmond Jean, French painter and printmaker. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris; there he befriended Georges Seurat with whom he shared a studio for several years. He exhibited at the Salon de la Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts Image size 5 3/4"L X 6 1/4"W overall
8" L x 11" W.
A FINE ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPH SIGNED IN PENCIL LOWER RIGHT AND INITIALED IN THE PRINT AND DATED 1945. FULL MARGINS ON PAPER WITH MADE IN FRANCE WATERMARK FROM AND EDITION OF 250. 9 5/8 X 15 3/4 INCHES 14 X 18 INCHES OVERALL PAPER SIZE. ARCHIVAL MATTE AND FRAMING IN VERY GOOD CONDITION SOME MINOR LIGHT FADING AROUND MATTED AREA A PAPER SCUFF IN THE LEFT MARGIN NOT AFFECTING THE IMAGE. EXAMPLE WOULD MAKE A NICE ADDITION TO ANY COLLECTION.
John Steuart Curry: November 14, 1897 -1946
John Steuart Curry was born and raised on his family farm in northeast Kansas, and though his life and career would take him to many different locales, his heart and indeed his work never left the land of his birth. Studying art originally at home as a boy in Kansas, and later in Kansas City, Chicago, and briefly in Paris, Curry’s enthusiasm for painting developed and grew in the 1910s and 20s. Working originally illustrating magazines and books, his “Baptism in Kansas,” painted in 1928 and purchased in 1931 by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney gained him not only recognition but the funds to make a career in painting. By this time, he has settled in Connecticut and begun to continue painting in the “regionalist” style, depicting and glorifying images of the United States Midwest. In 1936, he was named the “artist in residence” at the University of Wisconsin, and continued to produce works and gain regional acclaim for the next decade. At the very end of his life the works of his and other Regionalist painters were beginning to recede into obscurity as Abstract and other modern forms of art rose to national prominence. Curry died of a heart attack in 1946, at the age of 49.
Original Albrecht Dürer woodblock print "The Flight into Egypt", from: The Life of the Virgin (B. 89; M., Holl. 201; S.M.S. 179) woodcut, circa 1504, This impression on laid paper with a Fleur de Lis watermark (Meder 122) it is an original 16th century print after the Italian edition with narrow margins with a 1 cm repaired tear top left otherwise in very good condition B. 11¾ x 8 5/16 in. (299 x 211 mm.) S. 11 7/8 x 8 5/16 in. (301 x 212 mm.) Archival framing the print is tiped to archival matte at top. An exqusite example of this important artists work.
Etching by Adriaen van Ostade (1610-1685) Village Romance (B., Holl., G. 11) etching, circa 1667, on laid paper, a good impression of the 12 state (of twelve), with small margins, in very good condition P. 158 x 128 mm., S. 162 x 133 mm. Image 6.25"H x 5"W. Presented Matted framed.
The Frugal Repas by Pablo Picasso from the edition of 1913 on arches paper trimmed with .5 inch margins a fine impression of this most famous of prints. Plate size 18 1/4 x 14 7/8 in. (46.4 x 37.8 cm) . A fine addition to any collection framed and archival matted in a fine gallery presentation frame.
Didmarton Seat of Robert Codrington
From the Ancient & Present State of Gloucestershire
A large fine rare original engraved print illustrating a birdseye view of Didmarton, the Seat of Robert Codrington, Esq. Published in 1712 for Robert Atkyns. Drawn and engraved by Johannes Kip, titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size approximately 45 x 35cm (with centre fold, as were always issued)
These fine birdseye views drawn and engraved by Johannes kip (1653-1722) are significantly important as they show the entire estate, grounds and formal gardens in fine detail and accuracy as they were at that time.
PUBLISH YEAR: 1712
ILLUSTRATOR: KIP (JOHANNES)
Original abstract hand pulled serigraph by André Lanskoy artist signed lower right numbered 100/175. André Lanskoy born in Moscow on March 31, 1902, was a Russian painter who primarily lived and worked in Paris, France. His work is associated with Tachisme, a French movement characterized by large, brightly colored compositions. Lanskoy was one of the foremost abstract painters of the post-war École de Paris, considered by Pierre Guéguen: “one of the greatest of all abstract painters”. Image 20"W x 27"L. Matted Framed.
Etching titled Embuscade by Guillaume Azoulay. Signed lower right and numbered 50/75. Image, 18"L x 24"W. Azoulay was born in Casablanca, Morocco in 1949. Seven of his works are in the permanent collection of the Musee Du Louvre (Cabinet Des Dessins). His work is in the private collections of President Ronald Reagan, His Majesty King Hassan II of Morocco, President Francois Mitterand of France. Several works by Azoulay are in the Nelson Rockefeller Collection. Matted and framed overall size 30" x 36"
Original Screen print By Tom Christopher Artist proof 1/1 titled "Jump Start". Tom Christopher is an American artist known for his expressionist urban paintings, mostly of New York City. Christopher began as a commercial artist, and has become a notable artist with worldwide galleries and exhibitions. Measuring 31" x 40".
Beautiful John Gould (J Gould and H.C. Richter) original Hummingbird lithograph titled "Phaiolaima Equatorialis" from the Monograph of the Trochdidae (1849 - 1861) or Family of Hummingbird.
John Gould (1804-1881) was an English ornithologist and bird artist. From 1832 - 1881 Gould traveled the world seeking new specimens. He created the largest and most spectacular body of bird prints in the 19th century. Image 19"L x 13"W. Matted and framed in hand gilt frame. In good antique condition, with age yellowing and wear commensurate with age.
Pablo Picasso (Spanish, 1881–1973) Oath of the Women from Lysistrata Bloch 267-272. Original pencil signed etching from the deluxe edition of 100 signed etchings.
Printed by Roger Lacourière (French, 1892–1966)
Date: 1934 Medium: Etching
Dimensions: plate: 8 11/16 x 5 3/4 in. (22.1 x 14.6 cm) sheet: 15 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (38.4 x 28.3 cm) Condition is very good some minor staining and foxing very slight minor surface creasing.
Hatley St George Seat of Honorable Sir Robert Cotton in Cambridgshire.
From "Britannia Illustrata or Views of Several of the Queens Palaces and also of the Principal Seats of the Nobility & Gentry of Great Britain
Sir Robert Cotton (2 May 1644 – 17 September 1717) was an English politician. He sat as a Member of Parliament from 1679 to 1701 and briefly in 1702.
A large fine rare original engraved print illustrating a birdseye view of Hatley St George, the Seat of Sir Robert Cotton. Published in 1712 for Robert Atkyns. Drawn and engraved by Johannes Kip, titled and with coat of arms above. Illustration size approximately 45 x 35cm (with centre fold, as were always issued).
Designed by Leonard Knyff (1650-1721)
Engraved by John Kip (1653-1722)
Original Woodblock engraving by Harold Christopher Davies titled "Near Walnut Creek" signed lower right and verso dated
1940. Good condition age foxing to paper. Provenance: Estate of the artist and Hoover Gallery, San Francisco. Davies' work was exhibited at the San Francisco Art Association, Oakland Art Gallery, Birmingham Museum, Southampton Museum, University of Long Island Museum, Parrish Art Museum, Hoover Gallery (San Francisco), Haggin Museum and Huntsville Museum.
Image 5 x 7 overall framed size 11 x 13
John Edward Borein, original etching titled Sioux Scouts an early impression with rich ink tone penciled lower right. In good condition some light staining. A fine addition to any collection.
Edward Borein is primarily known as an etcher today. Borein executed almost four hundred different etched images in his life, many of which were printed numerous times. Consequently the most frequent examples of the artist's work found today are his etchings. However, every Borein collector knows that Borein's preeminent achievements are his applied color works, as seen in his best watercolors and oil paintings. Among cattlemen and women, Edward Borein is most recognized for his ability to accurately capture the canter of a horse, the posture of a working cowboy and the force of a moving herd of cattle.
Borein was a working artist, having made his way in life on the proceeds of his art sales. The citizens of Santa Barbara are full of tales of Borein's senior years, when it is said the visitors to his studio on De La Guerra St. would be greeted with tall tales and etchings which could be had for a modest price. Amongst Edward Borein's close friends were the actor Leo Carillo and the humorist Will Rogers. They were often seen at the nearby "El Paseo" (www.calwestgroup.com) restaurant laughing and carrying on.