Wood Engraving Prints

Modern Arcadia (Bucolique Moderne)

$1250.00

A wood engraving in 5 colors on Japan paper from 1901. V/V. Plate measures 10 1/4 x 15 1/4 inches in a 18 3/4 x 23 inch gold frame. Plate signed in the lower left, pencil signed in the lower right. Catalog: Lotz-Brissonneau 271. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings. A vivid and unique print, full of life and color. One of these prints is currently in the Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam.

Shadows in a Winter Wood

$750.00

This is a framed wood engraving from 1951. A presentation print for the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. Catalog: McGoldrick 135. This print is on the cover of the catalog, a departure from her usual oeuvre of flowers, animals, and mother and child figures. Edition of 50. Pencil titled in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate measures 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches on 9 1/8 x 6 5/8 inch laid paper. Unwin expertly captures the ethereal subject matter with each carefully chosen line in this captivating print. Nora Unwin grew up in England and studied art with Leon Underwood, then at the Kingston School of Art and the Royal College of Art before moving to the United States in the 1940s, settling in Wellesley, MA and Peterborough, NH. She was a renowned artist, printmaker and children's book illustrator. Her work won innumerable awards and was shown in more than forty one-woman shows.

Woman Reading

$750.00

This is a very fine original wood engraving by British artist John Nash. The image size is 6 x 4 1/2 inches, published c. 1930 in a very small edition of 20, pencil signed and titled in the lower margin. Primarily a self taught artist, John Nash was a renowned painter and printmaker and founding member of several prestigious artist groups, including the London Group in 1914, the Society of Wood Engravers in 1920 and the Colchester Art Society in 1946. He served on the front lines during WWI before being appointed an official war artist in 1918, and later continued his service as war artist during WWII. Many of his images portray events during the wars, but he also created many landscapes and quiet, peaceful images of domestic life, such as this intimate scene of a woman reading, surrounded by books and a violin.

Bathers

$675.00

This wood engraving by John Buckland Wright measures 5 1/4 x 7 inches, published in 1917 in an edition of 30. It is pencil signed, dated and numbered on the lower margin. Wright help to found "Atelier 17" in Paris, an experimental workshop for the graphic arts in 1927.

The Far Horizon

$675.00

Wood engraving on maple from 1932. "C L imp" blindstamp in the lower left. "Trial proof" in pencil in the lower left. Only a few proofs were done in 1932. Printed in the 1970's by Letterio Calapai. Edition of 100. Catalog: Burne Jones 91. Plate measures 5 1/2 x 7 inches on 9 1/4 x 11 inch paper. A good impression of a bold and dramatic print with strong, even blacks. The muscular yet poised figure in a moment of nighttime contemplation invites the viewer to wonder what he is thinking about.

Mexican Women

$625.00

This award winning wood engraving by the American artist, Nora Unwin measures 9 x 7 inches, pencil signed, titled and dated, cat: McGoldrick-103, framed. Deemed one of Unwins' most outstanding prints. From a total of 157 prints from 26 states and Hawaii, "Mexican Women" was chosen as the Presentation Print of the Year at the Boston Printmakers 1956 annual exhibition. Framed.

Midsummer 1954

$545.00

This limited edition print by the master printmaker Thomas Nason measures 6 x 9 1/16 inches and is pencil signed and dated, cat: BPL-521, in an edition of 450 for Associated American Artists, 1954. AAA label included with artist provenance. 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.

Eggmoggin Reach

$525.00

This 1940 chiaroscuro wood engraving by the American artist Thomas Nason measures 6 x 10 inches, pencil signed and dated, in an edition of 250, two blocks; black and gray, for Associated American Artists, cat: BPL-300. 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.

La Sortie de l'Exposition

$495.00

Wood engraving c. 1889. Plate measures 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 on 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inch thin wove type paper. Catalog: L-B 197. A scene of the Exposition Universelle with the Palais de machines in the background. In ink in the lower left, "collection of A. Desmoulins edition 1 of 2. A very rare print." Plate signed in the lower right, pencil signed in the lower right. Published by A. Desmoulins. Auguste-Louis Lepere was one of the leading French printmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. He began studying printmaking at the age of 13 with Joseph Burn Smeeton in Paris and quickly made a name for himself with his innovative style and technically brilliant etchings and wood engravings.

The Grand Canyon of the Colorado

$495.00

This wood engraving measures 7 1/4 x 9 3/4 inches on 10 3/4 x 12 inch thin wove type paper. Pencil signed and dated 1931 in the lower right. Pencil titled in the lower left. Artist's proof. An exciting print of patterned contours. Leon Gilmour immigrated to the United States in 1916 and settled in Boston, where he studied at the School of Practical Art. He then worked until he had enough money to go to the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles, where he studied wood engraving under Paul Landacre. He taught at the University of Southern California and also had successful careers as a designer, illustrator, and art director. He was also a member of the American Artist's Congress. His work has been shown in many places including the Metropolitan Museum in New York, Boston Public Library, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

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