Wood Engravings

Snap the Whip

This is the original wood engraving, "Snap the Whip" after the painting by Winslow Homer. This image was from the 1873 printing in Harper's Weekly, this is a rare Double folio size which has the distinctive fold in the center of the image., and a ghost of the type setting from the back of the sheet, typical of these. This is probably the very best of the Wood engravings done of Homers work in the 19th century. The image measures 13 1/2X20 1/2 inches. A few light creases but overall very presentable as it now appears, archivally framed. Beautifully presented.

Edward MacDowell

This is an original woodblock print by American artist Howard Simon. It is a portrait of Edward MacDowell, the composer. The image measures 10X8 inches. Printed in 1918 on a handmade paper. This woodblock print is signed by the artist within the image lower right and also a facsimile signature by MacDowell lower border. Simon created a series of portraits of some of the most important American composers.

Shore Leave

This is an original pencil signed and titled woodengraving by American artist Bernard Brussel-Smith. The title of this work is "Shore Leave", it was created and printed in 1941. It has an image size of 6X4 inches and was printed in an edition of only 50 signed proofs.

Breton Types

This is an original wood engraving by American artist Grace Albee. The title of this work is "Breton Types", circa 1940 this wood engraving has an image size of 2 3/16X3 3/16 inches. It is unsigned but does have the artists estate stamp lower left border. Printed on a thin Japan type paper.

Little Farm

This is a very fine original wood engraving by American artist Thomas W. Nason. The title of this work is "Little Farm", it was created and printed in 1955 and sold through Associated American Artists in New York. The print is hand signed and dated in pencil lower right border. A beautiful and clear impression.

Son 7

An original woodengraving by American artist Isac Friedlander, the title of this work is "Son #7" which refers to the Shakespheare Sonnet no 7 which reads: "When the gracious light of the sun rises in the east, each person on earth pays homage to it by gazing upon all its sacred majesty. " This image is pencil signed in the lower border in pencil. The image measures 7 1/2X5 1/2 inches. This wood engraving was created and printed in 1931.

Primeval

A very fine original wood engraving by American artist Isac Freidlander. The title of this work is: "Primeval" It was created and printed in 1948. The image measures 9X10 1/8 inches. Pencil signed and titled in the lower margin. Printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome.

Derelict

This is an original pencil signed wood engraving by American artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this work is "Derelict", it was created and printed in 1948. This one is inscribed as a "Trial Proof". The image measures 9X11 3/4 inches. It is printed on a medium weight wove type paper. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome.

Nature Morte

Original pencil signed and titled wood engraving by American Artist Isac Friedlander. The title of this image is "Nature Morte", it is dated 1952 and is inscribed as a "Trial Proof". The image measures 9 1/4X11 inches. Printed on an "Arnold" watermarked medium weight wove type paper. Isac Friedlander (1890-1968) was born in Latvia. In 1912 he went to Italy where he met and worked with Russian artist Maxim Gorky. During this period he also received his only art training, studying etching, drawing and relief printing at the Academy of Rome.

Tobacco Loopers

This is an original hand signed wood engraving by American artist Clare Leighton. The title of this work is "Tobacco Loopers", created and printed in 1942. This proof is editioned as 13/50, The image measures 7 1/2X5 1/2 inches. Although originally from England Leighton relocated to America in 1939. As a well known illustrator she negotiated with The Macmillan Company to create a book about the American South: a region that had fascinated her since her earliest visits to this country.

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