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Leonard Baskin
1922-2000, American

Romeyn De Hoogh
1922-2000, American

This woodcut by Leonard Baskin of the 19th C. Dutch etcher, Romeyn De Hoogh measures 26 1/4 x 13 3/4 inches and is pencil signed. Printed in an edition of 50, it was created c. 1968, on handmade, green toned paper.


Distention
1922-2000, American

This etching by Leonard Baskin, c. 1965, measures 36 x 14 inches and is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin. An artist proof, printed on a hand-shaped etching plate, using a heavy weight paper. It is #522 in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalog. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. Baskin attended Yale University School of Fine Arts and founded The Gehenna Press. After a three year stint in the Navy, Baskin studied art under the GI Bill, traveling to France and Italy.


Lavinia
1922-2000, American

A very fine pencil signed artist's proof etching by Leonard Baskin, one of a series of twelve etchings he created for Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus", published by the Gehenna Press. The image size is 12 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches, 1970, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-590, pencil signed and notated "A. P".


Garland
1922-2000, American

An artist's proof pencil signed etching in green ink by Leonard Baskin, created in 1969 for "The Hippolytos" by Euripedes, published by Gehenna Press. Image size 11 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, signed "Baskin" lower right, notated "A. P." lower left, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 533.


Phaedra
1922-2000, American

An original artist's proof pencil signed etching by Leonard Baskin, created in 1969 for "The Hippolytos" by Euripedes, published by Gehenna Press. Image size 11 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, signed "Baskin" lower right, notated "A. P." lower left, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 529, printed on an Italian watermarked wove type paper with ample margins.


Artemis
1922-2000, American

An original artist's proof pencil signed etching by Leonard Baskin, created in 1969 for "The Hippolytos" by Euripedes, published by Gehenna Press. Image size 11 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches, signed "Baskin" lower right, notated "A. P." lower left, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 528, printed on an Italian watermarked wove type paper with ample margins.


Hyena
1922-2000, American

A fine pencil signed proof by Leonard Baskin, this image was created in 1951 for "A Little Book of Natural History", published by Gehenna Press. The image size is approx. 3 x 4 inches, created in 1951, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-108, pencil signed.


C. B. Brown
1922-2000, American

This etching by Leonard Baskin measures 4 3/4 x 2 3/4 inches and is pencil signed.


Man With Clasped Hands
1922-2000, American

This woodcut by Leonard Baskin measures 2 x 3 inches and was published in 1949. This image is not shown in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue but we think it is listed as #35. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs.


King David
1922-2000, American

A linoleum engraving by Leonard Baskin of King David. It measures 2 1/2 x 3 inches and is printed on a 17 x 17 1/2 inch sheet of medium weight paper. Published in 1952, it is listed in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue as #175.


Pomegranate
1922-2000, American

This woodcut by Leonard Baskin measures 4 x 4 1/4 inches with a sheet size measuring 17 x 17 1/2 inches. The image was drawn by Rico Lebrun and cut by Baskin for a novella by Herman Melville entitled "The Encantadas", ten philosophical sketches on the Encantadas or Galapagos Islands. Printed on Shogun paper and published in 1963 by "The Gehenna Press" in an edition of 150, it is listed in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue as #440.


Rooster
1922-2000, American

This linoleum engraving by Leonard Baskin measures 4 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches, is printed on Troya paper and the sheet size is 17 x 17 1/2 inches. Published in 1951 by "The Gehenna Press" in Worcester, MA., this image appeared in "A Little Book of Natural History". It is listed in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue as #119.


Angel
1922-2000, American

This wood engraving by Leonard Baskin measures 2 x 2 inches with a sheet size of 17 x 17 inches. Printed in 1954 as a New Year's greeting, this unsigned proof is #250 in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings and lithographs.


Little Porcupine
1922-2000, American

This wood engraving by Leonard Baskin measures 1 x 1 inch, printed on a sheet size of 17 1/2 x 17 inches. Published in 1951, this unsigned proof is #124 in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs. Known for his graphic images created by the simple interplay of black on white, combined with his dramatic use of line, Baskin remains one of America's greatest printmakers.


Boy With Cock
1922-2000, American

This linoleum engraving by Leonard Baskin measures 4 x 2 1/2 inches and is printed on a sheet size of 17 1/2 x 17 inches. An unsigned proof done in 1951 for "A Little Book of Natural History", published by The Gehenna Press in Worcester, MA., and is listed as #101 in the Fern and O'Sullivan catalogue. After serving in the Navy during WWII, Baskin began his career as a printmaker in the late 1940s, beginning with simple linocuts, but quickly progressing to dramatic wood engravings, then later etchings and lithographs.


Portrait of a Man
1922-2000, American

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.


Beatitude
1922-2000, American

Wood Engraving after a painting by Ben Shahn, image size 12 x 15 inches, 1954, cat: O'Sullivan-251, edition of 400, hand signed in ink by Ben Shahn, pencil signed, titled and numbered by Baskin.


Portfolio of 16 Prints
1922-2000, American

Portfolio of prints by Leonard Baskin, sheet size of each print is 22 x 16 inches, 1962, numbered 95/100, published by The Friends of Art, Boston University. This portfolio includes 15 reproductions, one original woodblock print as well as an original pencil signed woodblock; and a pencil signed and numbered colophon sheet. This portfolio is very rare, from the first 100 published before the edition of 500.


Wolf Robe
1922-2000, American

Lithograph, image size 35 x 25 inches, 1972, edition of 160, Sullivan 617, pencil signed l.r. "Baskin", publishers blindstamp l.l., printed in black on rives BFK paper.


Sharp Nose
1922-2000, American

Lithograph, 31 7/8 x 21 1/4 inches, 106/160, 1972, printed on Rives BFK paper, cat. Fern and O'Sullivan-612, pencil signed lower right


Chief Wets It - Assinnboine
1922-2000, American

Lithograph, 33 1/8 x 22 inches, printed on Rives BFK paper, 39/160, 1972, cat. Fern and O'Sullivan 609, pencil signed lower right

Painting

"L'optique"   Peep Show

A rare early French genre painting depicting a traveling vendor with his peep show. A unique country setting of a mother and her children viewing a display titled "Le Vrai Jesus". This work done circa 1820's is unsigned but suggests the work in style and subject of Louis Leopold Boilly,(1761-1845). The painting has been lined and has some areas of inpainting, mostly the bottom edge and upper right. The painting may have been reduced in size. Period gilt frame. Oil on canvas measuring 30 x 25 inches, the overall frame size measures: 41 X 36 inches.

Print

Ben Johnson
1698 - 1780, Dutch

Engraving after I. Oliver, 1738, image size 14 3/16 x 8 7/8 in, sheet 17 1/2 x 12 1/2 in

Drawing

Three Figures
1899-1974, American

Graphite on paper, image size 18 1/4 x 18 3/4 inches, signed in pencil lower left, framed