1889-1971, New England
A beautiful original engraving with a remarkable sense of depth and open space by New England artist Thomas W Nason. Image size 2 5/8 x 5 1/4 inches, published in 1936 in an edition of 134 for the Albany Print Club, cat: Bpl-132, pencil signed and dated. Known as the "Poet Engraver of New England", Nason was a prolific artist who specialized in incredibly detailed, atmospheric engravings of the New England landscape.
This original drypoint engraving by the British artist, Leonard Brightwell, measures 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, pencil signed and titled, edition 100, published by James Connell and Sons, London. Brightwell studied at Lambeth School of Art in London and in addition spent countless hours at the Zoological Gardens where he sketched monkeys and various other animals he used in his many engravings and illustrations.
1889-1971, New England
An atmospheric original engraving on copper, image size 6 7/8 x 10 5/8 inches, 1947, cat: BPL-424, published by the Society of Print Connoisseurs with the blind stamp and the original label, pencil signed "TW Nason imp", the 'imp' indicating that Nason printed this impression himself.
This is a very fine original engraving by British artist Job Nixon. The image size is 11 x 16 1/4 inches, Fine Print of the Year, 1925, pencil signed. Malcolm C. Salaman write of this print, "Line Engraving, used with independent character is the medium of Mr Nixon's brilliant and original Cave Dwellers, Dieppe. This vivacious artist loves to discover an unusual subject and this is certainly one, with features of curious pictorial interest.
This is an extremely rare original engraving by Italian artist Agostino Carracci (1557-1602) titled "Apollo and the Python". The image size is 9 3/8 x 13 3/8 inches, sheet size 9 7/8 x 14 inches, state I/III, published c. 1589-1592 in honor of the marriage of Grand Duke Ferdinand I and Christina of Lorraine. This is an early state before the lettering was added for the published state, on a very early laid type paper with margins of 1/8 to 1/4 inch.
1933 -, Japanese
This 1986 engraving by Ryohei Tanaka measures 6 1/2 x 8 inches and is pencil signed, dated and numbered on the lower margin, framed. Ryohei Tanaka began his artistic career rather late at the age of 30, studying with the Japanese master, Furuno-sensei. He loved the medium of etching and what he was most interested in portraying were places where man and nature came together. He held several solo shows plus numerous traveling exhibitions throughout Japan, the U.S. and Europe. His works are included in the Fogg Museum, BMFA, The MET and the David Rockefella Collection.
This 1903 engraving by William Bicknell, after Pyle, measures 10 3/8 x 18 inches. Pencil signed by Howard Pyle, l.l., and William Bicknell, l.r., The Bibliophile Society engraved seal in red ink, l.c., "Copyright Bibliophile Society 1903", u.l., remarque above Bicknell's signature. This print is from a portfolio of five etchings from an edition of 302 sets etched by William Bicknell, after a painting by Howard Pyle, published in Boston by the Bibliophile Society in 1903.
This is an original engraving by Pierre Lombart after the painting by Flemish Baroque artist Anthony Van Dyck. Image size 13 5/8 x 9 3/8 inches, published in Paris 1660, on an early laid type paper with thread margins, framed.
This engraving and aquatint by Jean Emile Laboureur measures 5 x 5 7/8 inches and is pencil signed and numbered. Created in 1925, L-292.
This is a fantastic image of the rooftops of New York City by American artist and architect Armin Landeck. Copper engraving, image size 17 3/4 x 20 5/8 inches, published in 1969 in an edition of 100, cat: Kraeft-121, pencil signed. Armin Landeck was born in Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in architecture from Columbia University in 1927, then went on to study art and printmaking at the Art Students League in New York and spent a couple of years traveling through Europe, studying the art and architecture of the landmark European cities.