n.d. From E.E. Cummings to Allen Tate. An oil bust portrait of Cummings’ wife, Marion Morehouse, given to... Read More about “Marion&rdquo
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.
n.p: n.d. Inscribed Photograph of Bernard Baruch. Isabel Leighton (Mrs. Frederick A., later Mrs. Arthur Hugh Bunker), actress, writer, translator, playwright, radio personality, foreign correspondent, and editor of the best-selling The Aspirin Age, was a very close friend of Baruch over many decades until his death. Read More about Color photograph of the great financier and presidential advisor, inscribed in lower margin,...
1931. Inscribed Picture of Bernard Baruch. Isabel Leighton (Mrs. Frederick A., later Mrs. Arthur Hugh Bunker), actress, writer, translator, playwright, radio personality, foreign correspondent, and editor of the best-selling The Aspirin Age, was a very close friend of Baruch over many decades until his death. Read More about Photograph of oil painting of the great financier and presidential advisor, inscribed on the...
Philadelphia [?]: Ca. 1905. Baseball Sports Caricature, Philadelphia, Ca. 1905. The subjects, two dapper young men seated in third base line box seats, are identified as Bill Reynolds and Tommy O'Keefe. Both are nattily dressed, with diamond stickpins in their ties; Tommy wears a straw boater with a hatband labeled... Read More about Caricature of two sporting gents watching a Philadelphia Athletics baseball game, ca. 1905
Morristown, NJ: 1912. The Morristown Nine of 1912. A wonderful study of the team, recalling the Great National Game of home-town America, and a splendid item of New Jersey history. Read More about BASEBALL TEAM OF 1912: Three photographs, each 9 3/4 x 13 inches, mounted in the original dark...
[Brooklyn: 1860's]. Very interesting album of a talented amateur draughtsman drawings, including one of 'sambo" playing the banjo, several baseball drawings, e.g., a Baseball player 'seeing Stars" dated January 15, 1867, p. 15, s baseball Diamond, Lacrosse Player, a Firemen "running to a Fire", p. 25 (with coloring), etc. Read More about Nineteenth Century Naive album of Black and Baseball Interest with a Label 'specimens of Drawing...
N.p: n.d. [1940s?]. The Yankee Clipper & the Bronx Bomber Pose Together. Rare photograph of the two legendary athletes posing playfully side by side, Dimaggio grinning with his bat cocked over right shoulder, Louis standing with his fists clenched, ready to land a right to Dimaggio's chin. According to biographers..... Read More about Photograph of Joe Dimaggio and Joe Louis posing playfully together
London: 1896. Original Late Victorian Cartoon Sketchbook. An amateur production, but quite a nice one. The artist, residing at 170 Loughboro Road, Brixton, was heavily influenced by the work of the great comic artist Phil May, and comes quite close to May's spirit and technique, particularly in his depiction of... Read More about Sketchbook of 19 pages of pencil and pen and ink sketches and captioned cartoons, all signed by...
Paris: Goupil, . Carjat’s Charles Baudelaire. The iconic portrait photograph of Charles Baudelaire by Étienne Carjat, taken c. 1863, and here printed posthumously in La Galerie Contemporaine in 1878. Carjat was rivaled only by Nadar in his portraits of 19th century French cultural figures. “Like Nadar, Carjat captured character and..... Read More about “Ch. Baudelaire”
[Paris: 1926]. No. 2 of 35 copies SIGNED AND NUMBERED by the artist in pencil; with his stamp lower left. Rouault's Baudelaire. Superb image of the brooding genius so greatly admired by Rouault, who included it in the second edition of his collection, SOUVENIRS INTIMES (Paris: E. Frapier, 1927), with... Read More about Portrait of Charles Baudelaire
London: George Baxter 11 & 12 Northmapton Square, March 1, 1854. Read More about The Day Before Marriage after a painting by Fanny Corbaux
American: n.d. [ca. 1930?]. No. 6 of an edition of 100, signed. An early student of William Meritt Chase, Beal moved away from Chase's impressionistic style, began to depict the rugged, colorful life he observed on the New England coast -- as in the fine, forceful etching of fishermen straining... Read More about "The Net Wagon"
1930. American Impressionist artist. Read More about Etching: Depicting ships at sea
[London?]: [Smithers?], Ca. 1898. UNRECORDED PRINTING OF BEARDSLEY VIGNETTE. Evidently unrecorded. Lasner, in his Beardsley Checklist, mentions copies on plain paper, vellum, Japanese vellum, and white satin, but not chine collé, which this definitely is. Read More about “D'Albert (a vignette)”
[Rapallo?]: 1914. Lord Northcliffe Trains a One Penny Elephant. Lord Northcliffe as Ringmaster training an elephant with '1d' on its head; Northcliffe reduced the price of the Times to one penny in 1914. Read More about Lord Northcliffe (“The Times”
1913. The caption is from Scott’s Lady of Lake. “H.H.A, imperturbably smoking a cigar with a copy of ‘Payne on Statics’ at his feet, is ringed by a shackled peer, a German soldier, a militant worker, a suffragette and Sir Edward Carson” (Hart-Davis). Read More about Mr. Asquith in Office (“Come one, come all, this rock shall fly / From its firm base as soon as...
n.p: 1907. The Playwright Henry Arthur Jones, by Max Beerbohm. Henry Arthur Jones was an English playwright who, without reaching the heights of Wilde or Shaw, enjoyed three decades of almost unbroken successes, beginning in 1882 with “The Silver King,” the most celebrated melodrama of its day. He was brilliant..... Read More about Mr. Henry Arthur Jones
1932. Excellent portrait in Beerbohms's characteristic style of Charles Vane-Tempest-Stewart, 7th Marquess of Londonderry (1878-1949), Conservative politician, sometime Minister of the Air and second cousin to Winston Churchill. Read More about Lord Londonderry
"The Old Selves contemplate the Siamese-twin figure of the Young Selves, each holding a stick, labelled BEGGAR-STAFF. The two had won fame as poster-artists called the Berggarsatff Brothers." Hart-Davis. Reproduced in Observations, 1925. Read More about The Old and the Young Self, inscribed [William Nicholson:] 'Who were that?' [James Pryde:] 'Who...
New York: Published by Beers, Comstock & Cline, 1873. With property owners and list of Southampton merchants, boarding houses, and other sites of interest. Read More about Southampton. Town of Southampton, Suffolk Co
New York: Feb. 18, 1954. Reproduced (this very print) in PORTRAITS: The Photography of Carl van Vechten (1978). Belafonte's film and singing career was taking off -- in 1954 he landed a role in the film Carmen Jones, and in the year Van Vechten photographed him in this series, Belafonte... Read More about Portrait Photograph of Harry Belafonte, face uplifted in song, in "Almanac"
New York: The Misses Selby, [c 1920]. Inscribed "To Isabelle Leighton, with best wishes, affectionately David Belasco. Nov. 22nd 1920. "Signed in pencil below image "The Misses Selby, N.Y." and with their label "The Misses Seby 628 Fifth Avenue." on the back. Read More about Portrait photograph of David Belasco writing with quill pen