Category Archives: Chromolithograph

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.

The 2012 Father’s Day Gift Guide

Father’s Day is next weekend. If you are still looking for a gift to get your dad, granddad, or partner in parenting, take a look at some of our suggestions below. Happy gifting and good luck!

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1. Urban Views. (Large) #1. By Patrick J. Anderson. Serigraph, 2003. Inscribed “3/12.” Anderson is a contemporary artist, currently living in Seattle.  $200.00 LINK

2. Civil War Uniforms (supplied title). Plate CLXXII. Published by the U.S. Government, Washington, DC. Chromolithograph, 1895. Lithographed by Julius Bien & Co. From “Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 1861 – 1865″. Two rows of officer and soldier uniforms from both armies are separated by Illustrations of badges, buttons and other insignia. $425.00 LINK

3. America sive India Nova. By Michael Mercator. Published by Rumold Mercator, Duisburg. Copper plate engraving, 1595-1633.  Latin text (1616). This map is one of the most striking early maps of the Western Hemisphere. Michael Mercator, grandson of Gerard, engraved this plate, the only known printed map by him. $6,000.00 LINK

4. Baseball. By Jake Muirhead. Etching, aquatint, and drypoint, 2010. Inscribed, “A/P.” Muirhead is a local Washington, DC-based printmaker. $400.00 LINK

5. That Moment. By Art Werger. Mezzotint, 2010. Inscribed “10/25.”Art Werger is a contemporary artists who works and teaches out of Ohio University in Athens, OH. $100.00 LINK

6. Washington Receiving A Salute on the Field of Trenton. By John Faed. Engraved by William Holl. Published exclusively for the subscribers by the National Art Association of New York. Mixed-media engraving, 1865. With facsimile signature of George Washington. This handsome portrait depicts Washington as commander-in-chief, sword in hand, mounted on a white steed. $1,800.00 LINK

7. Cheetah Swerving. By Robert Cook. Bronze, 1992. Created using the lost-wax process. Cook’s prints and sculptures are currently on view at our Georgetown, DC gallery, in the exhibit Capturing the Verve. $3,500.00. LINK

Daily Dose of Jazz: Mervin Jules

There are just 4 days left to attend the 2012 DC Jazz Festival. We urge our readers to take advantage of the great concerts and events going on in Washington DC and become inspired by the sounds of jazz. For today’s Daily Dose of Jazz, we are featuring a print by a Maryland-born, 20th century artist, Mervin Jules.

Mervin Jules was born in Baltimore  in 1912. He received artistic training at Baltimore City College and the Maryland Institute College of Art, graduating in 1934.  Duncan Phillips, prominent modern art collector of the time period and founder of the Phillips Collection in Washington, displayed a small painting at the museum by Jules in 1935. Jules had his first solo show at the Hudson D. Walker Gallery in New York in 1937 and thereafter exhibited frequently, both in the United States and abroad. He later studied in New York at the Art Students League (1937) under painter and printmaker Thomas Hart Benton (whose work we also exhibit at OPG).

A realist whose work often dealt with social themes, Jules was especially prolific as a printmaker. Like other social realist artists, his subjects were often depictions of the plight of the poor and disadvantaged. Jules’ works also encompassed satires against fascism and social ills, which garnered some criticism from art writers, collectors, and gallery owners.  Nevertheless, Jules remained popular and his work remained prized, thanks to his great technical skill and use of light and shadow. Of his technical approach and subject matter, Jules said, “The thing to be expressed determines the elements which comprise form. Space, color, line, and sense of volume are not mere plastic playthings, but are used to communicate my interest and excitement about people and what they do… Emphasis and selection highlight the subject and bring to the artist’s audience a new and more vital understanding of contemporary life.”

From 1945 to 1970, Jules taught at Smith College, where he became head of the art department. From 1970 until he retired in 1980, he headed the art department at City College. His work is in many public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.

Jazz Band. By Mervin Jules. Published by Associated American Artists. Color lithograph, 1954. Edition 250. Signed in pencil, inscribed “250/160.”

Prints by Mervin Jules are available for viewing at our partner gallery, The Old Print Shop in New York City. Prints can also be viewed at our Washington gallery by special request. To see our selection of prints by Mervin Jules, click here. For more information about the DC Jazz Festival, click here. And for past prints featured in our Daily Dose of Jazz, click here.