Engravings


Apollo and the Python
1557-1620, Italian

This Old Master engraving by the Italian artist Agostino Carrachi measures 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches, plate signed, after the painting by Bernardo Buontalenti, some repairs.


Het Gesprek (The Conversation)
1629-1658, Dutch

This 17th century engraving by the Dutch artist, Cornelius Visscher, measures 9 7/8 x 8 1/2 inches, c.1655, on laid paper with partial collectors seal on back. "A.V. Oftade pinxit et excud., C. Visscher fecit aqua forti. and Ger. Valk Excudit" printed on bottom margin. Born into the city of Haarlem during the early decades of the 17th century where a diverse artistic community prospered, Visscher became one of the most accomplished and celebrated printmakers of the time.


Daniel Webster With Bust of Washington
1808-1888, American

A very fine original engraving of Daniel Webster, after the painting by Thomas B. Lawson, image size 26 1/2 x 18 inches, 1852, engraved and printed by C. E. Wagstaff and Jos. Andrews, in what appears to be the original frame. Daniel Webster was a noted Senator, lawyer and politician from New Hampshire, who also served as secretary of state twice, under the administrations of William Henry Harrison, John Tyler and Millard Fillmore.


Adrianus Stalbent
1599-1641, European

This is an original engraving by Paulus Pontius after the painting by Anthony Van Dyck. The image size is 9 5/8 x 6 3/4 inches, c. 1700s, inscribed "Ant. van Dyck pinxit" and "Paul. du pont sculpt" in the lower left margin, with the title and a phrase in Latin below the image, with the original Kennedy Gallery label. Stalbent was a Flemish landscape painter and friend of Anthony Van Dyck when this portrait was painted.


The Dansant
British, 1889-1962

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.


Amston Pond
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.


Cave Dwellers, Dieppe
$495.00
1891-1938, British

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.


Big Tree #3
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.


Roger Bacon Seated on a Bench in Monks Robes
1853-1911, American

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.


Dorothea Comtessa of Sunderland
1613-1682, French

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.

Painting

Hudson River Docks With New York in the Distance
1926-2007, American

Paul Daniel Ortlip was a well known landscape and portrait artist from Fort Lee, NJ. Born into an artistic family, he studied in NY and Paris. After serving in the military he became the participating artist for NASA, the official US Navy Artist and was first commissioned by the White House to paint portraits of the astronauts. Later, he also did a portrait of John F. Kennedy. His works are housed in the Smithsonian Institution's National Air and Space Museum and the George H.W. Bush Presidential Library.

Print

RMS Orsova
1862-1941, American

This is a cool night view of a starry sky above the ship's prow. Woodblock in colors, image size 4 1/2 x 3 inches, c. 1920, pencil signed and titled.

Drawing

Grove of Trees
1872- c.1950, American

A fine pencil sketch of a grove of trees with a landscape in the background by Dexter Dawes, measuring 7 1/2 x 11 inches on a medium weight drawing paper. Dawes summered in Marlboro, NH surrounded by beautiful gardens with views of Mount Monadnock which became the inspiration for many of his lithographs, drawings and paintings. He belonged to a number of associations including the National Arts Club.