[New York]: September 5, 1933. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten (1978), edited by Saul... Read More
Original works of art, photography, and prints. Including art from the Golden Age of book illustration by Edmund Dulac, Arthur Rackham, and Maxfield Parrish, as well as cartoons, comic books such as George Tuska's Iron Man and Power Man, and works by influential artists.
This fine illustration was done for "The Express Messenger", the employee magazine of American Railway Express, precursor to American Express.
[Cambridge, Mass: ca. 1920?]. The Legendary Washington Elm. Fine large photograph of the "Washington elm", which was enshrined in 1902 and died a little over twenty years later. This photograph shows the tree already moribund, with monument beneath bearing the carved inscription which preserved the legend: UNDER THIS TREE WASHINGTON...
N.p: n.d. [ca. 1870]. Andrassé. A Gift For Miss Bixby. Humorous sketches and cartoons by a talented amateur (most probably smitten by Miss Bixby), e.g., “Catching the Early Train” (a man’s quick and dignified step becomes a run, then he flies, then he leaps and barely grabs on to the.....
Published in New York: by Viking Press, 1940.
[published New York: Limited Editions Club, printed by Edmund Thompson at Hawthorn House in Windham, Conn, 1935]. The complete set of Angelo's fine, oval miniature drawings for the fine LEC edition Hawthorne's classic, comprising his original illustrations for the cover, the title page, and the 21 chapter headpieces. Quite as...
No. 26 of 100 copies.
probably Dutch: mid 18th century. 18th Century Silver Flexible Fish. A charming and curious work. The sole-like fish, its body engraved and chased, is hinged at the head, which opens to reveal a perfume container; the tail, indecipherably hallmarked, is composed of six jointed segments, giving it a naturalistic flexibility...
Bruxelles: F. Parent, 1859.
probably English: Ca. 1870. Fine Victorian Architectural Watercolor. A skillful rendering, most likely professional, of a portion of a building, probably a school or similar institution.
[Buenos Aires: 1948]. Inscribed by Péron to Dentist Stanley Tylman. Inscribed on the mount by Perón in Spanish, on December 23, 1948, to the internationally renowned dentist, Dr. Stanley D. Tylman, "in gratitude for his services to Argentina and the friendliness he has shown me with his exquisite delicacy .....
New York: May 17, 1960.
ca. 1911. Armless Woman, Inscribed Photograph. Three quarters portrait of an armless Mexican woman named Concha. Miraculously, she has inscribed the verso in an elegant copperplate hand, “Cata: La cinceridad de mi cariño, se la demuestra el presente recuerdo de la ultima de tus amigas. Concha. Apetatitlán, 15 April de.....
1932. Second state, one of 162 copies. French Church Series no. 34.
The Society of American Etchers, Gravers, Lithographers and Woodcutters Inc. Second State.
n.p: n.d. Armstrong, David Maitland. Original Drawing by Maitland Armstrong. D. Maitland Armstrong [1836-1918] was born in Newburg, NY, attended Hartford's Trinity College, and studied art in Paris and Rome. He is best known for his decorative paintings, including interiors such as the one offered here (probably one of a......
[probably German]: [c. 1880?].
New York: July 5, 1946. reproduced in Mauriber's PORTRAIT: The Photography of Carl van Vechten (from this print).
n.p: 19th century. Superb Gouache of Domestic Tranquility. A beautiful, meticulously painted gouache of a prosperous 17th century couple: the man sits on a couch, holding a diamond scribe with which he has etched a legend on the window reading “Sans Femme qui est heureux?” [“Without a wife, who is.....
[n.p., American: n.d., ca. mid 19th century]. A fascinating piece of American Banking ephemera — provenance, maker, intended or actual use are all unknown.
New York: 12 Dec., 1937. Published in PORTRAITS: the Photographs of Carl Van Vechten, (1978), edited by Saul Mauriber.
Hollywood: Spurr, [ca. 1926]. “For 'Doug' Jr”. Superb, large portrait of the great John Barrymore (1882-1942) by the well-known Hollywood photographer of the the silent era, Melbourne Spurr, inscribed lower right to Douglas Fairbanks, Jr, (whose signature is on the verso), “For 'Doug' Jr with sincerest good wishes from his.....
Minneapolis, Minn: February 3, March 5, and June 15, 1905; drawing undated but after 1905. Minnesota Political Cartoon. The three letters promise to comply with Strickland's request for a drawing; the cartoon itself - depicting Satan religious census-taker, is a good example of this Minnesota cartoonist's work.