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Engravings


Adoration of the Magi
1494-1533, Dutch

A spectacular original copper engraving, this image measures 11 7/8 x 17 1/8 inches, printed on a watermarked laid type paper with thread margins, cat: Bartsch-37. The plate was engraved in 1513, this impression printed c. 1580, as identified on the back of the sheet. Provenance: Achenbach Foundation for Graphic Arts, stamp on verso. Lucas van Leyden was one of the preeminent engravers of the Renaissance period, and was a colleague and friendly rival of Albrecht Durer. This engraving is included in the collections of the National Gallery, Washington D.C. and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.


Dance of the Dryads
$1800.00
16th Century, French

This engraving is a contemporary copy c. 1532-34, after French artist Pierre Milan. The image size is 11 x 15 3/4 inches, printed on an antique paper with thread margins and lettering in Latin below the image. Another impression of this engraving is included in the collection of the National Gallery of Art in Washington D. C.


Passage of the Rhine
1744-1831, French

An original engraving by Jean Jacques Avril after the painting by Dutch artist Nicolaes Berchem (1620-1683). The image size is 18 5/8 x 26 5/8 inches, printed by C Weisbrod in 1776, with thread margins.


The Fallen Star
1884-1966, British

This engraving by Stanley Anderson measures 7 x 8 1/2 inches. Pencil signed in an edition of 85. Anderson was an early 20th C. etcher and engraver, first studying under his father, Alfred Elmer Anderson and then at the Royal College of Art in London under Frank Short, traditionally engraving scenes of the English countryside and/or architectural views.


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.


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.


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.


Jeypore, Evening
1883-1948, English

This engraving of a busy street in Jeypore, India measures 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed by the artist on the lower margin.


The Voyage of Life - Old Age
1801-1848, American

This engraving by James Smillie measures 15 x 22 3/4 inches. Created after four paintings by Hudson River School founder Thomas Cole, this early lettered proof impression, published in Boston by L.A. Elliot, reads, "From the original Painting by Thomas Cole, in the possession of Rev.d Gorham D. Abbott, Spingler Institute, New York", under the title on the lower margin. Also included on the lower margin is a poem by J.H. Daniels. In 1842 Thomas Cole did a series of paintings that represented an allegory for the four stages of life; childhood, youth, manhood, and old age.


Yachting - Scene Off Cowes, Isle of Wight
1791-1873, British

Engraving, hand-colored aquatint, image size 12 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches, after T.S. Robbins, inscribed in the plate T.S. Robbins, Del. l.l. and "J. Harris Sculpt." l.r., titled in the plate l.c., Plate 1, from Fores's Marine Sketches, published 1851 by Fores, 41 Piccadilly, London. The brig Xarifa races the Mirage, H. M. S. Yacht Victoria & Albert & Fairy, Musquito, Bianca, and Pearl, in the English Channel.

Painting

Early Morning on the High Seas
1879-1967, American

This remarkable oil on canvas was painted by noted American marine artist Frank Vining Smith, c. 1930. The canvas measures 30 x 36 inches, and is signed in the lower right corner, in a very fine modern gilt frame. Frank Vining Smith was born and raised on Cape Cod Massachusetts and had a strong affinity with the ocean from a very young age. He studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston under Frank Benson, Philip Hale and Edward C. Tarbell, then at the Art Students League of New York.

Print

Henri d'Orleans (II-e du nom), Duc de Longueville
1630-1678, French

Engraving after Philippe de Champagne, image size 10 3/8 x 7 3/16 inches, sheet size 10 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches, Randall 1612, Fogg Museum provenance

Drawing

Dover Market
1915-2010, Lithuanian-American

This pencil drawing by Jack Levine measures 5 1/2 x 5 inches. It is pencil signed on the lower right. Levine was best known for his satires on modern life and political corruption. Born in South Boston into a large family, his drawing abilities were apparent at an young age. At 14 he entered a painting program at Harvard and a few years later was employed in the Works Progress Administration. His lower class childhood was often a subject of his paintings and he became known for "telling it like it is".