Engravings

The Green Mountains

A wood engraving from 1941. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right, editioned in the lower left. Edition of 75. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 9 inches on 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 inch laid paper. Catalog: BPL 312. This print exemplifies Nason's mastery of the medium and familiarity with the landscape as he captures the light and shadow of the clouds over the mountains in captivating detail. Known as the "Poet Engraver of New England", Nason was a prolific artist who specialized in incredibly detailed, atmospheric wood engravings of the New England landscape.

Outside the Ruins

Engraving measures 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches on 10 x 12 1/2 inch laid paper. By Joseph Wagner after Charles-Louis Clérisseau. In the lower left: "Clerisau del." and in the lower right "Wagner Scul. Venezia C.P.E.S."

Les Bons Amis

Engraving measures 9 3/8 x 8 1/4 inches on 11 1/4 x 8 3/4 inch wove paper. Engraving by Johan Georg Willie after Adriaen Ostade. C. 1773. Remarque of a coat of arms below the image.

Non Manca Scorta

Engraving by Fabio Berardi, after Giuseppe Zais. The italian inscription at the bottom reads "there is no lack of escort to the wise traveler." Print measures 8 3/4 x 13 inches on 9 1/2 x 13 7/8 inch laid type paper.

Cupid

Conte engraving by Roubillac, printed by Le Clere. "Roubillac Sculp" in the lower right. Print measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 on chine colle. This engraving is very rare!

La Grande Bergère

Print 61 in an edition of 75. Signed in the lower left, editioned in the lower right. Plate initialed and dated "1926" in the lower right. Second state. Catalog: Laboureur 323. The image depicts the cliffs along the coast of Penestin, France. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches on 15 x 9 5/8 inch watermarked wove type paper. Collector's stamp on back. This print has very fine engraved lines and a very whimsical style. Laboureur studied at the Academie Julian under Auguste Lepere before traveling extensively throughout Germany, Italy and Greece.

Twin Brooks

Pencil signed, titled, and dated "1943". Edition of 60. Catalog: BPL 363. Plate measures 6 x 10 inches on 9 x 12 inch wove type paper. This print has lovely contrast and exquisite detail, displaying his incredible skill with the smallest of lines: observe the tiny crosshatching in the shadows on the far left of the house.

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