Category Archives: Chromolithograph

New Additions: Antique Valentine’s Day Cards

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NEW ADDITIONSWe just added a whole set of late-19th century and early-20th century Valentine’s Day cards. These elaborate and beautiful cards feature fold-outs, paper lace, and  very sweet messages of love and adoration.

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To My Valentine. : In these blue forget-me-nots, : In these fragrant roses too, : Read the message fond and true : From my faithful heart to you. Die-cut color lithograph, Undated. c.1880.

While handmade Valentine’s Day cards were in existence long before, the first printed paper cards made in the United States appeared around 1840. We have many stand-up cards with a base and several three-dimensional fold-out layers, which were popular designs from about 1895 until 1915.  Cards featuring honeycomb paper puffs, which open to form bells, fans, balls, hearts and other shapes, were also popular. These intricate designs were practical to mail, and made strong visual statements when finally opened up by the recipients.

Have I not told my love to thee? A love that e'er will constant prove... Paper lace, c.1890.

Have I not told my love to thee? A love that e’er will constant prove… Paper lace, c.1890.

Loving Thoughts. Published by A-Meri-Card. Made in U.S.A. Die-cut color lithograph, Undated. c.1925. Both eyes and pointing hand can move.

Loving Thoughts.  Die-cut color lithograph, Undated. c.1925. 

In the the 1930’s cards with mechanical parts came into vogue. The recipient would be able to pull on a lever in the card, to make a heart move, an eye wink, or a message to pop out.

These cards will make great gifts for the fast-approaching Valentine’s Day or any upcoming special anniversaries. They are beautiful, unique, and continue a time-honored tradition of love.

To view more cards, visit our gallery or the Valentine’s Day Section of our website. Follow the link here to view some beautiful examples.

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2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: The Foodie

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FOODIE copyThey love to cook and are always the first ones to get reservations to the newest restaurant spot in town. They seek out the most unique and hidden gems of the food world- rare ingredients, specialized cooking tools, and the best cookbooks. They are the foodie.  So what do you get someone who already knows way more about cooking than you do? Why, prints of food and cooking, of course- to decorate their walls and hang in their kitchens. Below are our picks for the foodie on your holiday list. Enjoy!

Tableau des Principaux Champignons Comestibles & Veneneux. By A. D'Apreval. Published in Paris by the Librairie des Sciences Naturalles, Paul Klincksieck, Editeur. Chromolithograph, undated. This is a fascinating poster describing edible and poisonous mushrooms. Thirty mushrooms are shown at various stages, with descriptive French text along sides and bottom. $385.00

Tableau des Principaux Champignons Comestibles & Veneneux. By A. D’Apreval. Published in Paris by the Librairie des Sciences Naturalles, Paul Klincksieck, Editeur. Chromolithograph, undated. This is a fascinating poster describing edible and poisonous mushrooms. Thirty mushrooms are shown at various stages, with descriptive French text along sides and bottom. $385.00

Turnips and Scallions. By Pia Oste-Alexander. White-line woodcut, 2001. Signed in pencil. $350.00.

Turnips and Scallions. By Pia Oste-Alexander. White-line woodcut, 2001. Signed in pencil. $350.00.

Schattentanz (Shadow Dance). By William J. Behnken. Aquatint, 1995. Inscribed in pencil, "Trial Proof." $300.00

Schattentanz (Shadow Dance). By William J. Behnken. Aquatint, 1995. Inscribed in pencil, “Trial Proof.” $300.00

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Cavolfiore – Brussien oleracea cauliflora. (Cauliflower). By Raimondo Petraroja. Published by Raimondo Petraroja, Naples. Lithograph, hand colored, 1872-1886. From “Atlante di Botanica Populaire,” compliled by Prof. V. Tenore and G.A. Pasquale. With original color. $185.00.

Lincoln Brand. Color lithograph, c. 1930's. Label for Washingotn Naval Oranges. Handsome image of President Lincoln, with a decorative orange cluster at top right and a wrapped Sunkist orange at bottom. Before the use of mass produced cardboard boxes, fruit growers, packers and shippers printed labels and attached them to the wooden fruit crates or boxes used in shipping. Distributors would use catchy titles, images, and slogans to set themselves apart from other fruit brands. $40.00

Lincoln Brand. Color lithograph, c. 1930’s. Label for Washington Naval Oranges. Handsome image of President Lincoln, with a decorative orange cluster at top right and a wrapped Sunkist orange at bottom. Before the use of mass produced cardboard boxes, fruit growers, packers and shippers printed labels and attached them to the wooden fruit crates or boxes used in shipping. Distributors would use catchy titles, images, and slogans to set themselves apart from other fruit brands. $40.00

Restaurant. By Armin Landeck. Engraving, 1951. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed "Ed. 100."  $2,500.00

Restaurant. By Armin Landeck. Engraving, 1951. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed “Ed. 100.” $2,500.00

The Three Graces. By Karen Whitman. Linoleum cut, 2006. Inscribed "18/95." $250.00

The Three Graces. By Karen Whitman. Linoleum cut, 2006. Inscribed “18/95.” $250.00

a. Raphanus minor oblongus. b. Raphanus minor oblongus niger. c. Raphanus minor rotundus niger. N. 860. (radish). By Johann W. Weinmann. Published Amsterdam and Ratisbon. Copper engraving printed in color and finished by hand, 1736-45. From Johann Wilhelm Weinmann's Phytanthoza Iconographia. This beautiful work provides a nearly complete record of the flowers, fruits and vegetables cultivated in the early 18th century. The plates are among the earliest examples of color printing from a single plate. With original color. $525.00

a. Raphanus minor oblongus. b. Raphanus minor oblongus niger. c. Raphanus minor rotundus niger. N. 860. (radish). By Johann W. Weinmann. Published Amsterdam and Ratisbon. Copper engraving printed in color and finished by hand, 1736-45. From Johann Wilhelm Weinmann’s Phytanthoza Iconographia. This beautiful work provides a nearly complete record of the flowers, fruits and vegetables cultivated in the early 18th century. The plates are among the earliest examples of color printing from a single plate. With original color. $525.00

Bottles & Jars I. By Peri Schwartz. Aquatint, 2009. Inscribed "12/20." $1,200.00

Bottles & Jars I. By Peri Schwartz. Aquatint, 2009. Inscribed “12/20.” $1,200.00

King's Cadets Brand. California Green Asparagus. Color lithograph. c. 1930's. A very detailed label with marching cadets. Has beautiful gold trim and is very ornate. ORIGIN: Clarksburg, Sacramento Delta, CA. SHIPPER/GROWER:  F.S. and F.E. King. Original fruit crate label. Before the use of mass produced cardboard boxes, fruit growers, packers and shippers printed labels and attached them to the wooden fruit crates or boxes used in shipping.$35.00

King’s Cadets Brand. California Green Asparagus. Color lithograph. c. 1930’s. A very detailed label with marching cadets. Has beautiful gold trim and is very ornate. ORIGIN: Clarksburg, Sacramento Delta, CA. SHIPPER/GROWER: F.S. and F.E. King. Original fruit crate label. Before the use of mass produced cardboard boxes, fruit growers, packers and shippers printed labels and attached them to the wooden fruit crates or boxes used in shipping.$35.00

Polinac, plate LXVIII. By George Brookshaw. Printed & pub. by the Author, G. Brookshaw. Aquatint and stipple engraving printed in color and finished by hand, 1804-12. From "Pomona Britannica; or a Collection of the most esteemed fruits...."  $5,500.00

Polinac, plate LXVIII. By George Brookshaw. Printed & pub. by the Author, G. Brookshaw. Aquatint and stipple engraving printed in color and finished by hand, 1804-12. From “Pomona Britannica; or a Collection of the most esteemed fruits….” $5,500.00

 

Artichoke. By Jake Muirhead. Etching and drypoint on German Etch paper, 2011. Green ink.  Inscribed "A/P.' $250.00

Artichoke. By Jake Muirhead. Etching and drypoint on German Etch paper, 2011. Green ink. Inscribed “A/P.’ $250.00

Check back soon for more great gift ideas- for everyone on your list. To view past gift guides, see below:

All sales can be made in store or over the phone. We also ship prints and maps, flat and insured, using FedEx 3 Day Shipping. Our gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 5:20pm. The number at the gallery is (202) 965-1818.

2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: The Children

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CHILDREN copyToday we present our are best gift ideas for the children on your holiday list. Instead of giving them clothes that they will grow out of, or toys they will lose interest in, why not gift them great art they can enjoy now and cherish later? These prints and maps would look great in a nursery or kids room, or adorning the living room and play room walls. Below are our gift suggestions for the children. Enjoy!

After the Rain II. By Antonio Frasconi. Woodcut, 1969. Inscribed "ed. 25." $600.00.

After the Rain II. By Antonio Frasconi. Woodcut, 1969. Inscribed “ed. 25.” $600.00.

Pet. By Joan Drew. Serigraph, 1967. Inscribed "47/51." $95.00.

Pet. By Joan Drew. Serigraph, 1967. Inscribed “47/51.” $95.00.

General Map of the United States. By John Bartholomew. Published by T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia. Chromolithograph, 1873. From " Zell’s Descriptive Hand Atlas of the World."

General Map of the United States. By John Bartholomew. Published by T. Ellwood Zell, Philadelphia. Chromolithograph, 1873. From ” Zell’s Descriptive Hand Atlas of the World.”

The Town / The Arriving. By Thomas Seawell. Silkscreen, 1982. Signed, titled, and in pencil.  Diptych. $300.00.

The Town / The Arriving. By Thomas Seawell. Silkscreen, 1982. Signed, titled, and in pencil. Diptych. $300.00.

Pig Bookseller. (Supplied title). Color lithograph, 1980. Whimsical scene of a street book vendor passing the store of "P. Sloat Ltd.  Bookseller."  All of the characters pictured are pigs.  Signed, "Hartt '80" in pencil and inscribed "239/250." $185.00

Pig Bookseller. (Supplied title). Color lithograph, 1980. Whimsical scene of a street book vendor passing the store of “P. Sloat Ltd. Bookseller.” All of the characters pictured are pigs. Signed, “Hartt ’80” in pencil and inscribed “239/250.” $185.00

Seald-Pep. Waverly Growers Cooperative. Color lithograph, c. 1930's. Image of old plane in flight. ORIGIN: Waverly, FL. SHIPPER/GROWER: Waverly Growers Cooperative. Original fruit crate label. $12.50.

Seald-Pep. Waverly Growers Cooperative. Color lithograph, c. 1930’s. Image of old plane in flight. ORIGIN: Waverly, FL. SHIPPER/GROWER: Waverly Growers Cooperative. Original fruit crate label. $12.50.

Coastal Whimsey. By Joan Drew. Serigraph, 1965. Inscribed "44/55."

Coastal Whimsey. By Joan Drew. Serigraph, 1965. Inscribed “44/55.” $225.00.

Johnny Sayre. By John Ross. Woodcut, Inscribed "Artists proof." $250.00.

Johnny Sayre. By John Ross. Woodcut. Inscribed “Artists proof.” $250.00.

Blue Deck. Sidney Hurwitz. Handcolored aquatint, 1994. Inscribed "22/25." $700.00.

Blue Deck. Sidney Hurwitz. Hand-colored aquatint, 1994. Inscribed “22/25.” $700.00.

Unicorn et al. (supplied title). By Arnoldus Montanus. Published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam. Copper plate engraving, 1671. From Montanus' "De Nieuwe en Onbe kende Weereld: of Beschryving van America".  This view collects a menagerie of unusual animals that are found in the Americas including the elusive unicorn, an eagle, beaver and deer. $85.00

Unicorn et al. (supplied title). By Arnoldus Montanus. Published by Jacob van Meurs, Amsterdam. Copper plate engraving, 1671. From Montanus’ “De Nieuwe en Onbe kende Weereld: of Beschryving van America”. This view collects a menagerie of unusual animals that are found in the Americas including the elusive unicorn, an eagle, beaver and deer. $85.00

Check back soon for more great gift ideas- for everyone on your list. To view past gift guides, see below:

All sales can be made in store or over the phone. Our gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 5:20pm. The number at the gallery is (202) 965-1818.

 

2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Sports Fan

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SPORT FANS copyA lover of all sports, they watch all the big games and follow their favorite teams with full devotion. They learn the rules, the history, and statistics of every game and team, and in most cases, have played it themselves. They are the sports fan. Below are some of our picks for the sports fan on your list. Enjoy!

Scrimmage. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Inscribed "6/25." $200.00

Scrimmage. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Inscribed “6/25.” $200.00

Lawn Tennis Match. Published by William MacKenzie, London, Edinburgh & Glasgow. Lithograph, hand colored, c. 1860. $265.00

Bike Race. By Robert Cook. Bronze sculpture, 1996. 8" tall. Inscribed "1/10." $1,200.00

Bike Race. By Robert Cook. Bronze sculpture, 1996. 8″ tall. Inscribed “1/10.” $1,200.00

The Princeton Yale Foot-Ball Match at the Berkeley Oval. By T. de Thulstrup. Published by Harper's Weekly, New York. Wood engraving, Dec. 7, 1889. Hand colored double page centerfold. $285.00

The Princeton Yale Foot-Ball Match at the Berkeley Oval. By T. de Thulstrup. Published by Harper’s Weekly, New York. Wood engraving, Dec. 7, 1889. Hand colored double page centerfold. $285.00

Bases Loaded. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Inscribed "2/25." $250.00

Bases Loaded. By Stanley Kaplan. Linocut, 2007. Inscribed “2/25.” $250.00

Fishing Implements. By C. J. Muckersie. Published by Henry Lea & Co., 125 Fleet Street, London. Lithograph, hand colored, c. 1850. Drawn Expressly for the "The Book British of Field Sports" by Henry Downes Miles. Lithographed by R. S. Groom, Wilkinson & Co. A composite of fishing lines, reels, lures and bobbers. $195.00

Fishing Implements. By C. J. Muckersie. Published by Henry Lea & Co., 125 Fleet Street, London. Lithograph, hand colored, c. 1850. Drawn Expressly for the “The Book British of Field Sports” by Henry Downes Miles. Lithographed by R. S. Groom, Wilkinson & Co. A composite of fishing lines, reels, lures and bobbers. $195.00

Rule XIII........Worm casts may be removed......without penalty. By Charles Crombie. Published by Perrier, London. Chromolithograph, 1906. "Never shall I forget the unearthly yell that rent the peaceful stillness of the morning."  Letters of a Angler.  From Charles Crombie's "Rules of Golf Illustrated."  First edition, with a Perrier advertisement and copyright on the verso of each print. $275.00

Rule XIII……..Worm casts may be removed……without penalty. By Charles Crombie. Published by Perrier, London. Chromolithograph, 1906. “Never shall I forget the unearthly yell that rent the peaceful stillness of the morning.” Letters of a Angler. From Charles Crombie’s “Rules of Golf Illustrated.” First edition, with a Perrier advertisement and copyright on the verso of each print. $275.00

Between Sets. By Emily Trueblood. Two-block woodcut, 2000. Inscribed "A.P." $150.00

Between Sets. By Emily Trueblood. Two-block woodcut, 2000. Inscribed “A.P.” $150.00

The Stadium. By Su-Li Hung. Two-color woodcut, 1999. Inscribed "21/50." $150.00

The Stadium. By Su-Li Hung. Two-color woodcut, 1999. Inscribed “21/50.” $150.00

Big Game Bartlett Pears. Color lithograph, c. 1930's. Great image of football player with ball, in a stadium. The Big Game is the Cal Berkeley vs Stanford match, the grower graduated from Berkeley. Shipper: Dennis W. Leary. Origin:  Walnut Grove, Sacramento Delta CA.  Original fruit crate label. $30.00

Big Game Bartlett Pears. Color lithograph, c. 1930’s. Great image of football player with ball, in a stadium. The Big Game is the Cal Berkeley vs Stanford match, the grower graduated from Berkeley. Shipper: Dennis W. Leary. Origin: Walnut Grove, Sacramento Delta CA. Original fruit crate label. $30.00

Check back soon for more great gift ideas- for everyone on your list. To view past gift guides, see below:

All sales can be made in store or over the phone. Our gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 5:20pm. The number at the gallery is (202) 965-1818.

 

2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: World Traveler

They have visited all the continents. They have more stamps on their passports than you do. They travel by air, by car, by rail, and by sea. They are the world travelers. What do you get someone who has been everywhere and seen everything? Prints and maps of their travel destinations, of course! And we got you covered. Check out our gift selections for the world traveler below!

A General Chart Exhibiting the Discoveries Made by Captn. James Cook in this and his Two Preceeding Voyages; with the Tracks of the Ships under his Command. By Henry Roberts. Published by Order of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. London. Engraving, 1784. Roberts was the Masters Mate on Cook’s third voyage and was given the task of compiling the surveys for the trip. This chart delineates the tracks for each of Cook’s voyage by color. $2,500.00

Basilica San Marco, Veddute di Venezia. By Antonio Frasconi. Aquatint, 1969.Titled in pencil. Signed and dated in image. Ed. 25. $800.00.

Rheims Cathedral. (Exterior). By Louis Orr. Etching, 1917. Artist’s Proof. Signed in the plate at lower left and in pencil in lower right margin. $1,100.00.

Circuit Europeen. By Gamy. Published by Mabileau & Co. Pochoir print, 1911. A fine early aviation print from the Gamy-Montaut series, which documents the earliest examples of motorized transportation, including automobile, motorcycle, speedboat and airplane races. $850.00.

South America. By S. Augustus Mitchell. Engraving handcolored, 1846. This map is from “A New Universal Atlas.” With original wash color. $285.00.

Madrid (Puerta del Sol). Chromolithograph, c. 1900. View of “The Puerta del Sol,” Madrid. Printed in Germany. $245.00.

Orbis Terrae Compendiosa Descriptio. By Giuseppe Rosaccio. Published by Lasor a Varea, Padua. Copper engraving, 1713. $1,200.00.

[Egyptian Antiquity] No. XCIX.. Published by Niccolo Capurro, Pisa. Etching, hand colored, 1834. From “I Monumenti dell’ Egitto e della Nubia”. By Dr. Ippolito Rosellini of the University of Pisa. $395.00

Check back soon for more great gift ideas. All sales can be made in store or over the phone. Our gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday, from 10am to 5:20pm. The number at the gallery is (202) 965-1818.

 

Past/Present: Judges

Today we have a new P/P post, featuring two prints of judges. The earlier print is of the Honorable Sir Francis Buller, of Baronet, one of the Justices of His Majesty’s Court of Kings Bench. Engraved by F. Bartolozzi afer M. Browne, this richly colored print was published by R. Cribb & Son, in London, 1823. The later print was lithographed by Vincent Brooks Day & Son, London, for Vanity Fair, 1898. Vanity Fair is renowned for its continuing series of chromolithographic caricatures, satirizing England’s political, social and literary figures. A small number of Americans and other non-British personages were also included. Published weekly between 1868 and 1914, Vanity Fair’s caricatures reflected the Victorian sensibilities and amusements of the upper classes, while lampooning their affectations. Many were drawn by Leslie Ward (Spy) and Carlo Pellegrini (Ape), ably assisted by such well-known artists as J. J. Tissot (Coide), Thomas Nast and Max Beerbohm.

Image on Left: The Honble. Sir Francis Buller, Baronet. By M. Browne. Published by R. Cribb & Son, London.  Engraving, 1823.

Image on Right: A Judicial Churchman. By Leslie Ward (Spy). Published by Vanity Fair, London. Chromolithograph, 1898.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gibraltar: Maps and Views

Below is a quick sampling of material we have on Gibraltar. Located at the southern end of the Iberian peninsula, Gibraltar has been an important naval stronghold and valuable shipping port. Moreover, it offers visitors a lush nature reserve and beautiful rock faces, the opportunity to visit old Morrish castles and walk through fortress that have survived Napoleonic battles, the Crimean War, and fighting in World War II. Consequently, many artists and cartographers have captured the region in their engraved sea charts, maps, and handpainted intaglio prints.

A Chart of the Straits of Gibralter. Published by Mount and Page, London. Copper plate engraving, c. 1716. Engraved by Joel Gascoyne. From “The English Pilot,” the famous, ever-changing collection of English seacharts published in the late 17th and 18th centuries. This chart shows the tides running through the Straits of Gibraltar, between southern Spain and northern Africa. Tide tables appear at top and bottom.

Gibraltar. By Tirpenne. Published by L. Turgis, Paris. Lithograph; hand colored, c 1860. From “Ports de mer d’Europe — Espagne”

De Haven en Straat van Gibraltar. Published by J. Covens and C. Mortier, Amsterdam. Copper plate engraving, c.1730. A handsome large scale map of the strategically important harbor of Gibraltar. Two inset maps and a view adorn this map. One depicts the straits of Gibraltar, the other a close up of the town. The view is of the citadel from the harbor. The promontory Gibraltar was captured in 1704 by a combined English-Dutch naval force during the War of the Spanish Succession. According to the terms of the Peace of Utrecht (1713), Gibraltar remained an English possession. The Spanish attempted to regain this strategic stronghold via a siege in 1726-1727. This map by Joannes Covens and Cornelis Mortier likely depicts this siege.

Gibraltar, from the Sand Hills, near San Rock. Published by Nuttall, Fisher & Co., Liverpool, Sep. 15, 1814. Copper engraving, hand colored, 1814. Engraved by T. Berry.

Carte Nouvelle de l’Isle de Cadix & du Detroit de Gibraltar. By Homann Heirs. Published by Homann Heirs, Nuremberg. Copper engraving, hand colored, c.1730. Map after Jean de Petit. This map shows an extremely close-up map of Cadiz and Gibraltar, the strait and the Tangier area of North Africa, decorated with three well-detailed ships in the Atlantic.

Carte de la Barbarie le la Nigritie et de la Guinee. By Guillaume De L’Isle. Published by G. de L’Isle, Paris. Handcolored copper plate engraving, 1700-12. A detailed map of West Africa from Gibraltar and Tripoli south to the Gulf of Guinea.

For more prints and views of Gibraltar, visit our gallery in Georgetown or our website.