Naught Can So Deform the Human Race Like the Armourer's Iron Embrace
1922-2000, American

A very interesting wood engraving by Leonard Baskin, measuring 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 inches, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan -371, edition 250, 1959, published on handmade Amalfi paper, from the series "The Auguries of Innocence" by William Blake. 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.

Painting

By the Creek
1785-1865, English

Oil on canvas, 15 3/4 x 12 inches, obscure initials lower left.

Print

General Jreton
1698 - 1780, Dutch

Engraving after 1741 painting by Cooper, image size 14 x 8 3/4 inches

Drawing

House on a Hill
1916-, American

Watercolor on paper, 13 3/8 x 10 1/2 inches, titled, signed and dated in pen on reverse, inscribed Westchester County N.Y., Nov 30, '33