Today we have a new Past/Present post for our blog readers, featuring two fashion prints. Although two different ages, one can only imagine the smartly-dressed woman shown in the 19th century print catching the eye and sketching pencil of Martin Lewis years later. The similarities - tightly curled hair, topped with a fashionable red hat- are too striking to ignore.
Image on Left: Un Fantaisie. Published by Jeannin, Place du Louvre, 20, Paris. Lithograph by Formentin & Co., after Compte Calix. Lithograph, hand-colored, undated.
Image on Right: Women with Red Hat. Martin Lewis. Pencil with color crayon, c. 1930. Stamped on verso “Collection of Lucile Deming Lewis”.
Posted in 19th Century Prints, Early 20th Century, Fashion, Lithograph, Past/Present, Pencil Drawing, Prints
Tagged 19th Century, Early 20th Century Prints, Fashion, Jeannin, Lithograph, Martin Lewis, Past/Present, Pencil drawing
Happy Mother’s Day from the Old Print Gallery
Mexican Madonna. (Mexican Mother.) By Irwin D. Hoffman. Etching, 1944.
Mother & Child. By Werner Drewes. Graphite on green paper, 1947.
Madonna and Child. By Thomas Handforth. Etching, c. 1928.
Mother’s Joy. Published by Currier & Ives, 125 Nassau St. New York. Lithograph, c.1865.
Greenland Mother Nursing Child. By Rockwell Kent. Lithograph, 1934.
Mother and Child. By Lily Harmon. Etching, c.1966.
Chleuh Mother. By Thomas Handforth. Etching, 1928.
Mother’s Joy. Published by Currier & Ives, 152 Nassau St., New York. Lithograph handcolored, undated.
Japanese Mother and Child. By Martin Lewis. Pencil drawing, undated c.1920.
Posted in 19th Century Prints, Contemporary, Drawing, Early 20th Century, Etching, Lithograph, Prints
Tagged 19th Century, Contemporary Prints, Currier & Ives, Early 20th Century Prints, Etching, Graphite, Irwin D. Hoffman, Lily Harmon, Lithograph, Madonna and Child, Martin Lewis, Mother, Mother's Day, Pencil drawing, Rockwell Kent, Thomas Handforth, Werner Drewes
The Old Print Gallery SHOWCASE
The Old Print Gallery Showcase, May 2013 edition, was published early this month. We have sent it to everyone on our mailing list, and they should expect to see it in their mailboxes within the week. We are very excited to be publishing our third catalog, and more importantly, very excited to give our collectors a glimpse into our inventory.
In this May edition, we cover a lot of territory. We give our readers a peak into our current ROSS/ROMANO show with several colorful collagraphs by the printmaking duo, John Ross and Clare Romano. We also highlight maps of the Chesapeake Bay, including a scarce, large scale sea chart by noted 19th century Baltimore publisher Fielding Lucas, Jr. Flip through our antique print selection and see several furry friends- prints of kittens and dogs pop up on pages 8 and 9. The last ten pages are a sampling of some new (to us) prints by contemporary and early 20th century printmakers- landscapes, still lifes, architectural details, and joyful and hushed moments offer an exquisite and varied selection for our collectors to peruse.
The May Showcase is available online- you can read it, download it, or email it to fellow art collectors and friends. See it here.
You can also email us with your mailing information, and we will add you to our list so you receive a hard copy of the next issue. Email us at email@example.com.
The prints in the showcase are all online, and can be purchased over the phone at (202) 965-1818 or in person in our Georgetown DC shop. We are open Tuesday- Saturday, from 10:00 AM to 5:20 PM.
Posted in Gallery Updates, Maps, OPG Showcase, Prints
Tagged cats, Chesapeake Bay, dogs, Fielding Lucas Jr., gallery update, kittens, maps, May 2013, OPG Showcase, prints, Ross/Romano, The Old Print Gallery
We have a whole handful of new prints in the gallery- by both contemporary and early 20th century artists. Here is a sneak peek of our newest inventory. To see more, stop by our Georgetown gallery. We have refreshed several of our stacks to showcase our recent additions. We hope you enjoy them!
Moonlight, Number One. By John Taylor Arms. Etching and aquatint printed in color, 1920.
Slow Train through Arkansas. By Thomas Hart Benton. Circulated by Associated American Artists. Lithograph, 1941.
Sun Dappled House. [Savannah, Georgia.] By Ellen Nathan Singer. Etching, 2008.
Laguna Veneta. By James McBey. Etching, 1926.
Forest nocturne II. By Robert Kipniss. Mezzotint, 2000.
Trotting Along. By Alice P. Schafer. Color linoleum cut.
Boats and Gulls. By John W. Winkler. Etching, 1960.
Greenland Courtship. By Rockwell Kent. Lithograph on zinc, 1934.
Honeysuckle. By Mabel A. Royds. Woodcut printed in color, 1935-38.
Delivery. By Art Werger. Etching and aquatint, 2013.
Ryder House, Truro (after Hopper). By Mary Teichman. Color etching and aquatint, 2012.
Posted in Aquatint, Color Linocut, Color Woodcut, Contemporary, Early 20th Century, Etching, Lithograph, Mezzotint, New Additions, Prints
Tagged Alice P. Schafer, aquatint, Art Werger, color woodcut, Contemporary Prints, Early 20th Century Prints, Ellen Nathan Singer, Etching, James McBey, John Taylor Arms, John W. Winkler, Linocut, Lithograph, Mabel A. Royds, Mary Teichman, mezzotint, New Additions, Robert Kipniss, Rockwell Kent, Thomas Hart Benton
Today we have a new Past/Present post for our blog readers, with two prints of a man and his horse. These two pairs of travelers are alike in their solitude and the prints are alike in their fantastical use of color. Blazing reds and oranges pop against the white snow in William Dickes’ The Horse Tamer, while Leo Frank’s color woodcut Man Leading Horse offers a rich palette of deep blues, purples, and greens.
Man Leading Horse is a new print for our gallery- it was acquired during this year’s Capital Art Fair, and is now visible on our website and in person at our Georgetown shop.
Image on Left: The Horse Tamer. William Dickes. Published London. Chromolithograph, c. 1870. Good condition and color.
Image on Right: Man Leading a Horse (Untitled). Leo Frank. Color woodcut, c. 1925. Good condition with original color. Fleck in paper (from paper making process). Signed in pencil.
Posted in 19th Century Prints, Chromolithograph, Color Woodcut, Early 20th Century, Past/Present, Prints, Woodcut
Tagged 19th Century, Chromolithograph, color woodcut, Early 20th Century Prints, horse tamer, Horses, Leo Frank, Past/Present, William Dickes
ROSS/ROMANO Opening Night Reception
Friday, April 19, 2013
at the Old Print Gallery
We invite you to join us in our celebration of these two artists’ talent and artistic careers. The opening night reception on Friday will be a great event- both John Ross and Clare Romano will be in attendance to share their techniques and inspiration and we will have two of their original collagraph plates on display. The event is free and open to all ages. Wine and light refreshments will be served.
We hope to see you there!
The Old Print Gallery
Posted in Collagraph, Color Lithograph, Contemporary, Etching, Gallery Opening Receptions, Gallery Openings, Lithograph, Prints, Woodcut
Tagged Clare Romano, Collagraph, Etching, Gallery Opening, John Ross, Lithograph, Opening Night Reception, The Old Print Gallery, Woodcut