19th Century Prints, 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, Aquatint, Collotype, Contemporary, Engraving, Etching, Linocut, Lithograph, Prints, Serigraph, Stipple, woodblock print

2012 HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE: Nature Lover

You can find them hiking or bird-watching on weekends. They are avid gardeners. They are the nature lovers! These green-thumbed friends and relatives feel most relaxed when surrounded by the splendor of nature. So why not gift them a print of their favorite flower, mountain top, or butterfly? Below are our picks for the nature lover on your list. View more options on our website, under the category of Natural History. Enjoy and happy gifting!

Abies Hookeriana. (Mountain Hemlock). By William Richardson. Published by W. Blackwood, Edinburgh and London. Toned lithograph, original hand color, 1884. From the great multi-volume work on coniferous trees around the world, “The Pinetum Britannicum,” by Edward J. Ravenscroft. The focus was on foreign trees that were cultured in British gardens. $350.00

A Study in the Natural World. By Tenjin Ikeda. Linoleum cut, 2011. Inscribed “3/55.” $600.00

Cereus Bloom. By Marti Patchell. Copperplate etching and aquatint, 2009. Inscribed “17/30”. $250.00

Prairie Sunset. By Allan Simpson. Serigraph, 1987. Inscribed “6/30.” $600.00

Insectus Tab. 8. 1. Papilio Polydorus, var. – P. Antiphus. – 3. P. Melanides, – 4. P. Polyphontes. – P. Laocucus. – 6. P. Dissimilis, var. (Butterflies). By Dr. A. S. Mulder. Published by J. A. Susanna, Leiden. Lithograph with original hand color, 1839-44. From Coenraad Temminck’s “Verhandelingen Over de Naturlijke Geschiedenis de Nederlandsche Overzeesche Bezittingen.” Described as the “great survey and natural history of the Dutch East Indies.” $165.00.

Orchid Plant. By Idaherma Williams. Woodblock print, 2004. Inscribed “3/30.” $400.00

Etude de Seringat et Haricot d’Espagne. (Philadelphus – Mock Orange) Pl. 30. By Jean L. Prevost. Stipple engraving printed in color and finished by hand, 1805. From the “Collection Des Fleurs Et Des Fruits.” $2,350.00.

Fossils in Folds. By Heather McMordie. Lithograph, on Rives BFK paper, 2011. Edition 7/9. $150.00

The White Lily with Variegated Leaves. By Dr. Robert John Thornton. Aquatint, stipple and line engraving, 1800. From THE TEMPLE OF FLORA OR THE GARDEN OF NATURE. This fine publication had a total of thirty-one plates. They are among the most important (and most beautiful) botanical prints ever published. $7,250.00.

Blick auf den Pike’s Peak vom Garten der Gotter aus. Colorado. # 24. By Rudolf Cronau. Published by T. O. Weigel, Leipzig. Collotype; black and white,1886-7. One in a series of Rudolf Cronau’s American views from his ” Staaten und Territorien der Union.” Cronau was a German artist who traveled extensively in America. $295.00

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

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2012 Winter Contemporary Show

The Old Print Gallery is pleased to present its 2012 Winter Contemporary Show, which will open this Friday, November 16, 2012. The show will be an assortment of works by both up-and-coming and established printmakers, in several mediums.  Highlights include a series of charged photolithographic landscapes by Sylvie Covey, beautifully involved linocut relief prints by Karima Muyaes and Tenjin Ikeda, and boldly hued prints by local artists Susan Goldman, Philip Bennet, and Joan Krash.

Bottles & Jars I by Peri Schwartz captures the crisp, luminous glow of the winter months and Neighbor & Orion II by Herbert Simon delivers a similarly poignant study of a hushed, nocturnal landscape, thanks to purposeful use of color. Local artists Jake Muirhead and Marti Patchell’s impressive draftsmanship result in intricate and delicate still lifes, elevating the familiar artichoke and cereus blossom in the process. Many of the artists in the 2012 Winter Contemporary Show are new to the Old Print Gallery, and offer a fresh approach to printmaking.

The exhibit opens with a nighttime reception at the Old Print Gallery on Friday, November 16, from 5-8pm. Many of the artists will be in attendance for the opening, to answer questions regarding their work and artistic process. The opening reception is free and open to all ages. The show will remain on view until February 9, 2013.

Selected Artists:  Philip Bennet, Sylvie Covey, Richard T. Davis, Deron Decesare, Yolanda Frederikse, Susan Goldman, Peter Gourfain, Tenjin Ikeda, Joan Krash, Richard Lubell, Paul Marcus, Ed McCluney, Judy Mensch, Jake Muirhead, Karima Muyaes, Marti Patchell, Matt Phillips, Susan Pyzow, Peri Schwartz, Herbert Simon, Ellen Nathan Singer, Hank Virgona, and Steven E. Walker.


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FIND THE GIFTS HERE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

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Want MORE great gift ideas? Check out our other 2011 Holiday Gift Guides: Gifts for the Foodie, Gifts for the World Traveler, and Gifts for the Washingtonian!