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Leonard Baskin
1922-2000, American

Self Portrait as a Priest
1922-2000, American

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.


Fuseli
1922-2000, American

This is a great portrait of the 18th century Romantic painter Henry Fuseli by American artist Leonard Baskin. The sight size is 26 x 18 inches, published in 1969 in an edition of 100, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-534, pencil signed, titled and numbered, framed. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. He drew inspiration from many artists of the past, and in the 1950s and 1960s created series of portraits of the artists he admired.


Velasquez
1922-2000, American

A rare artist's proof by Leonard Baskin, this woodcut was published c. 1963 in a small edition of 50 impressions. Cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-458, pencil signed and inscribed "Artist's Proof". In the era of abstract expressionism, Leonard Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. He drew inspiration from many artists of the past, and in the 1950s and 1960s created series of portraits of the artists he admired including this image of Spanish Baroque artist Diego Velasquez.


Oppressed Birdman with Human Aspects
1922-2000, American

An evocative original lithograph by Leonard Baskin, image size approximately 25 x 22 inches, 1969, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 554, plate signed and dated. This piece came to us with collectors notes indicating that there is some question as to whether an edition was published of this image, with the possibility of only a few proofs ever printed.


Birdman
1922-2000, American

Etching, plate size 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, c. 1960s, edition of 300, not found in the Fern & O'Sullivan catalog, pencil signed and numbered.


Maria Sybilla Merian
1922-2000, American

This is a very fine portrait of 17th century artist and naturalist Maria Sybilla Merian by Leonard Baskin. Etching in colors, plate size 17 1/2 x 14 1/2 inches, published in 1969 in an edition of 90, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 550, pencil signed and numbered, framed. In the era of abstract expressionism, Leonard Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. He drew inspiration from many artists of the past, and in the 1950s and 1960s created series of portraits of the artists he admired.


Salvadore Rosa
1922-2000, American

This is an original etching by Leonard Baskin of the Italian Baroque artist and poet Salvadore Rosa. The plate size is 8 3/4 x 7 1/2 inches, published in c. 1964 in edition of 50, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 482, pencil signed and numbered.


D. H. & J. Hopfer
1922-2000, American

A great original etching by Leonard Baskin, from his 'Portraits of 10 Artists' series. Plate size 14 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches, published in 1964 in an edition of 50 by Herman D. Schickman, Delphic Arts, New York, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 473, pencil signed, titled, and numbered "31/50".


An Iris for Lisa
1922-2000, American

A superb original etching and aquatint in colors, this image measures 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, published in 1970 in an edition of 130 by CFA Graphics, NY, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 584, pencil signed and numbered. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work tended toward the representational with a strong classical influence, which is particularly evident in his images of flowers and the natural world.


Red Flower
1922-2000, American

This is a beautiful etching in colors by Leonard Baskin, plate size 17 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches, published in 1970 in an edition of 60, apart from the larger edition published by the CFA Graphics, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan- 583, pencil signed and numbered '22/60'.


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.


Velasquez
1922-2000, American

Wood engraving, image size 20 x 13 1/2 inches, published c. 1963 in an edition of 50, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-458, unsigned.


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

View of Strasburg
$1450.00
active 1848-1874, British

Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches, signed "H. Foley" lower right. There is an inscription on the back of the canvas which appears to read "View of Strasburg." In a heavy period frame, probably original to the painting.

Print

Reflections at Finchingfield, England
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 7 1/16 x 17 1/8 inches, 1938, second state, trial proof, printed by David Strang, inscribed in the plate "John Taylor Arms 1938" lower right, cat. Fletcher-311, pencil signed lower right

Drawing

Christmas Card
1872- c.1950, American

Two drawings, one in ink wash and one in pencil, image size of each 4 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches.