18th Century Prints, Engraving, Prints

New Additions: Robinson Crusoe

We have twelve new prints in our OPG inventory, representing the surprising events in the life and adventures of Robinson Crusoe.  These handcolroed engravings were printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London. Each print reads “Published at the act directs, January 18, 1783.”

“The Adventures of Robinson Crusoe” was issued in book form by The Albion Press several times between 1782 and 1809. This set of Bowles prints was one of the earlier issues. After Daniel Defoe wrote the fictional Crusoe’s adventures (which were based upon the real-life saga of Alexander Selkirk), the story became one of the most popular of the late 18th century.

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Online Summer Shows at the Old Print Shop- Pt. 3

Our NYC sister shop, the Old Print Shop, has three fantastic summer shows going on right now. You can view all three summer shows  online, through their exhibition tab on their website.  Below is a preview of one of their shows, Summer in the Country.

Country Scene. By Peter Hurd. Color lithograph, undated.

Summer in the Country

The country: a place of great escape, where one can leave behind the hustle and bustle of their ordinary lives and enwrap themselves in the beauty that is nature. It is a place of endless entertainment, where natural wonders await discovery and hobbies, new and old, can be enjoyed by people of all ages. From mountain tops to canyon bottom, from horseback riding to sailing and fishing, there are any number of possibilities. One simply needs to find them.

Augustus. By Antonio Tempeste. Engraving, c.1600.

Fence and Shadow. (Newport, RI). By Bo Kass. Silver gelatin print, 2002.

Beach Study. By Richard Carleton. Etching, 2007-8.

Landscape, Cape Cod. By Agnes Weinrich. White-line woodcut, c.1920.

Summer. By Will Barnet. Color lithograph and serigraph. 1986.

The Beach at Dorset. By Ellen Nathan Singer. Etching, 2001.

Red Canyon. By Clare Romano. Collagraph, 1983.

To view Summer in the Country online,  click here. We blogged about The Art of Sporting exhibit last Friday, which can be viewed here, and the exhibit City Heat on Saturday, which can be viewed here.

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Past/Present: Bouquets

Today we have a new P/P post, featuring two prints of floral arrangements. Our older print is from Monnoyer’s gathered work “Livres de Plusieurs Vases de Fleurs,” published 1660. Second state of three, with de Poilly imprint, this rare print is dated c. 1670-80. Jean Baptiste perfected the art of painting complex floral arrangements. He decorated the principal royal homes in Paris before traveling to England where he was engaged by Queens Mary II and Anne. His designs served as models for wallpapers, toiles and chintzes into the next century. Even the great Gerard van Spaendonck followed Jean Baptiste’s lead in design. Our featured contemporary print is by Idaherma Williams. Williams is known for her watercolors, paintings on silk, and archival pigment prints. She reflects the beauty and balance of the natural world and the world of interiors through original, hand-carved wood block prints.

Image on Left: [Monnoyer Floral Arrangement in Classical Vase] by Jean Baptiste Monnoyer. Published by N. de Poilly, Paris. Etching with engraving, hand colored, c. 1670-80.

Image on Right: Winter Bouquet by Idaherma Williams. Woodblock print, 2004. Inscribed “4/30.”






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Happy Valentine’s Day from OPG


(Double-click to enlarge). Prints featured can be viewed and purchased here.