Engravings (7)

1.

SOLD

1638/c1800
Subject: Joseph Telling His Dreams
Artist: Rembrandt van Rijn (Dutch, 1606-1669)
Medium: Etching on wove
Publisher: Early Basan
Country: The Netherlands
References: B-H 37 iii/iii, Hind 160 iii, B-B 38E

Dimensions
Frame: 12.5" x 10.5"
Engraving: 4 3/8" x 3 1/4"
Condition: Fine Impression
Framed

Description: "The grisaille oil sketch in the Rijksmuseum ... is one of the most careful preparatory sketches Rembrandt ever made for an etching." (Kok, p47)

2.

1879
Subject: Portrait of Nina de Villard (1843-1884, poet and musician)
Artist: Marcelin-Gilbert Desboutin (France 1823-1902)
Medium: Drypoint on laid
Country: France

Dimensions
Frame: 11" x 12"
Engraving: 9" x 6.25"
Condition: Excellent
Framed

For a discussion of the subject who was "mischievous, impetuous and volcanic," click here.

3.

TAKEN

1969
Subject: Persimmon Tree near Temple
Artist (signed in plate): Kiyoshi Saito (1907-1992)
Medium: woodblock print
Publisher: Self Published
Country: Japan

Dimensions of frame: 18" x 12"
Condition: Fine
Framed

4.

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1812
Object: Map of Eastern United States, Canada
Title: "The Eastern States with Part of Canada"
Media: copperplate engraving with original hand color
Map Maker: Richard Brookes
From: Brookes General Gazetteer Improved
Publisher: Philadelphia & Richmond: Johnson & Warner
Description: from Dr. R. Brooke's maps of the world. Rivers, borders, towns, topographical features are also given. Pennsylvania to the "District of Maine" and neighboring regions of Canada.

Dimensions: 10.5"H x 8.5"W
Condition: Very Good with some mild foxing

5.

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c1780
Object: Map of New England, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Canads
Title: "L'Isle De Terre-Neuve, L'Acadie, ou La Nouvelle Ecosse, l'Isle St. Jean, et la Partie Orientale Du Canada Copper"
Map Maker: Bonne, Rigobert C1780
Publisher: Paris for Atlas de Toutes les Parties Connues du Globe Terrestre by Rigobert Bonne
Note: Indian tribal names, Machasuzet Bay, etc.

Dimensions: 14"W x 10"H
Condition: Very Good with mild age-toning

6.

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c1805
Object: Map of North America
Title: "North America from the best Authorities"
Map Maker: probably Richard Brookes(?)
Publisher: London, England probably for an edition of the General Gazetteer

Dimensions: 11"W x 8.5"H
Condition: Good with age toning and some creasing; a tear in margin where had joined book but only at edge

7.

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c1760
Object: Map of North America
Title: "North America"
Map Maker: Thomas Jefferys (c1710-1791)
Publisher: from a London edition, possibly of Small English Atlas by Thomas Kitchen
Features: New Albion, cartouche with Indians, a curious repesentation of the Mississippi River, odd projection of Florida, and a nice depiction of the Great Lakes. NW part of America are "Parts Unknown," good detail on the California coast, to C. Blanco. Early British Colonies named.

Dimensions: 9.5"W x 8H
Condition: Good with age-typical browning

Click here for a discussion of the importance of Thomas Jefferys

8.

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1590
Subject: The Tovvne [Town] of Pomeiooc
Artist (signed in plate): T.B. for Theodore de Bry (Flemish 1528-1598)
Medium: copperplate engraving
From: A Brief and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia by Thomas Harriot
Comment: Based on a drawing of John White who went with Raleigh.

Dimensions of frame: 18.5" x 16"
Condition: Very Good
Framed

Click here to see the White drawing next to this de Bry engraving.
Click here to see a discussion of the scene.

9.

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c1840's
Title: St. Regis, Indian Village St. Lawrence [NY], that is, the Mohawk Indian reservation
Artist: W. H. Bartlett
Media: copperplate engraving with hand color
From: Canadian Scenery Illustrated, by N. P. Willis.

Dimensions of frame: 13.5" x 12"
Condition: Fine
Framed

Click here for a description of the village in 1853.

10.

1673
Subject: Very early view of New York (New Netherlands) with fanciful animals including a Unicorn and Palm Trees as well as a beaver, a moose, and an eagle
Artist: not given
Media: printed leaf with a copperplate text engraving with hand color
From: O. Dapper's German edition of Arnold Montanus' Amerika, published by J. Van Meurs.

Dimensions of frame: 15" x 10.5"
Condition: Fine
Framed

For a discussion of the book, America, please click here.

11.

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c2000
Subject: Kittens
Title (in pencil): Comfy
Artist (signed in pencil): illegible to me (Meta Pluckibaum??)
Medium: etching
Country: probably U.S.

Dimensions of frame: 10.5" x 8.5"
Condition: mild foxing but fine clear and strong impression.
Framed

12.

SOLD

c1830's
Captions (in plate): Lady Hill and Colonel of the Blues
Artist and Engraver: Frederick William Smith (English, 1797-1835)
Media: engraving with original hand color (aquatint?)
From: Florist's Magazine (?)

Dimensions of frame: 11" x 9"
Condition: Good with minor defects, some fading?
Framed

13.

1672
Subject: Ezekiel's Visions
Artist: Matthias Scheits (1630-1700, Hamburg)
Medium: copperplate engraving
From: Biblia, das ist die gantze ..., L√ľneburg /gedruckt und verlegt durch die Sterne
Language of Text: German
On Plate: "Ezekel, Cap 3, |59|"

Dimensions of frame: 14" x 7"
Condition: Good with age-typical browning
Framed

14.

 

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c1800
Subject: leaf with a song (the music and an illustration)
Title of Song: The Generous Lassie
Artist: not given
Media: copperplate engraved leaf with original hand color
Publisher: not given but "p.91" (apparently from a book of songs)
Country: probably Glasgow, Scotland

Dimensions of frame: 15" x 9.25"
Condition: Very Good
Framed

Please click here the song and a description of this leaf (which song seems to have been an inspiration for a song by the 1960's folk singer, Donovan)

15.

1901
Subject: Woman reading a Letter
Artist: Samuel Arlent Edwards (born London, 1862, died Westport Connecticut, 1938)
Signed in Pencil: "Engraved & printed in color ... printing ... by S. Arlent Edwards"
Medium: color mezzotint
Publisher (in the plate): Copyrighted 1901 by S. Arlent-Edwards, Williamsbridge, NY

Dimensions of frame: 13" x 22"
Condition: age type browning with a few minor defects and a little loss of gilt on the frame.
Framed

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16.

1901
Subject: Woman with her Dog
Artist: Samuel Arlent Edwards (born London, 1862, died Westport Connecticut, 1938)
Signed in Pencil: "Engraved & printed in color ... printing ... by S. Arlent Edwards"
Medium: color mezzotint
Publisher (in the plate): Copyrighted 1901 by S. Arlent-Edwards, Williamsbridge, NY

Dimensions of frame: 13" x 22"
Condition: age type browning with a few minor defects and a little loss of gilt on the frame.
Framed

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17.

1923, November 1
Subject: Woman with her Child
Artist (signed in pencil): L[ouis] Busiere [1880-1960]
Medium: color mezzotint
Publisher: London, H. C. Dickins

Dimensions of frame: 33" x 25"
Condition: Good
Framed

18.

SOLD

c1800
Subject: a European Town (with river) (first of two)
Artist: not given
Media: copperplate engraving with hand color
Publisher: not given

Dimensions of frame:14.5" x 9.5"
Condition: Good with some foxing spots
Framed

19.

SOLD

c1800
Subject: European Town (with river) (second of two)
Artist: not given
Media: copperplate engraving with hand color
Publisher: not given

Dimensions of frame: 14.25" x 10.5"
Condition: Good with some foxing spots
Framed

20.

SOLD

October, 1892
Caption: Home at Montclaire, NJ
Artist: not given
Medium: engraving
Publisher (in plate): Supplement to the Scientific American Architects and Builders Edition, October 1892

Dimensions of frame: 22.5" x 17.5"
Condition: Good
Framed

21. 2004
Title (in pencil): Mirando Hacia De Paseo San Juan, Puerto Rico
Artist (in pencil): Migdalia Cardenas
Medium: color engraving
Number: 89/1000

Dimensions of frame: 24" x 18.5"
Conditon: Very Good
Framed