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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.
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.
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...
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.
[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.
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.....
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...
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.....
[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...
London: George Baxter 11 & 12 Northmapton Square, March 1, 1854.
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...
1930. American Impressionist artist.
[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.
[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.
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).
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.....
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.
"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.
New York: Published by Beers, Comstock & Cline, 1873. With property owners and list of Southampton merchants, boarding houses, and other sites of interest.
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...
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.