19th Century Prints, Contemporary, Linocut, Lithograph, Past/Present

Past/Present: Dogs

Today we have a new P/P post, featuring two prints of dogs. The older print comes from Cassell’s Illustrated Book of the Dog, published in London by Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, in 1881.  This collection of dog illustrations was very popular and is, consequently, now highly collectible. The chromolithographs in this book were done by Vincent Brooks Day & Son, and the descriptive text was written by Vero Kimball Shaw. The last part of the 19th century was a time when wonderful chromolithographs were being produced in England and in the United States, and these prints are excellent examples of the process. Vivid colors and rich detail make these prints exceptionally charming.

The complimentary print is a linoleum cut by contemporary artist Karen Whitman. Whitman is a NY born artist, whose prints exude the vitality and dynamism of her beloved city, without losing a playful accessibility.

Image on Left: Basset Hounds.- The Property of Mr. George R. Krehl. “Jupiter”, “Fino de Paris”,  and “Pallas”. Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, London. From Cassell’s Illustrated Book of the Dog. Chromolithograph, 1881.

Image on Right: City Dog by Karen Whitman. Linocut, 2002. Ed. 15/85.


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