[c. 1930]. Nixon was a talented British animal illustrator noted for an orientalist approach and sharp clarity to... Read More about Two Barn Owls on a Pine Branch
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.
New York: n.d. ca late 1930's. The Master. Beautifully composed portrait of Noel Coward, at his most suave and debonair, by the noted photographer of society and stage. Read More about Portrait of Noel Coward
[New York]: [May 1881]. An interesting example of original artwork Cox (1840-1912) appears to have completed for "St Nicholas Illustrated Magazine for Girls and Boys," May 1881. The story is titled "The King and the Clown," and captioned in pencil: "His Royal back he'd stoop / to chase a rolling..... Read More about “His Royal back he'd stoop to chase a rolling hoop Or do the game of leap frog with the wildest...
[Roslyn, New York: 1942]. Ernest Cramer (1892-1980) was an American artist known for his focus on New York subjects. Read More about Winter landscape
Sheffield [& London]: Mappin & Webb Ltd, . Read More about Small Hallmarked sterling silver Quaich. Inscribed on the side "Charles Hodges the Second/...
[England]: Ca. 1920. C. Crosley. GRAND NATIONAL. A spirited, somewhat stylized, picture of two horses, jockeys up, taking the water jump at Aintree, with a suggestion of landscape in the background. We have not been able to trace this artist, but he was almost certainly a professional, drawing with a...... Read More about An attractive pastel “'Over the water' - Liverpool Grand National”, signed and titled by the...
[England: Ca. 1920]. C. Crosley. Read More about Fine pastel and pencil of a Horse's Head between a horse shoe with crop and cap beneath
London: Ca. 1820. A Superb Social Satire by Robert Cruikshank, Ca. 1820. Isaac Robert Cruikshank, son of Isaac and elder brother of the more famous George, was a caricaturist, illustrator and (particularly apropos of the picture offered here) portrait miniaturist. His first caricatures appeared around 1810 and were often produced..... Read More about "Café Burns Characters". Original ink and watercolor drawing on paper, signed...
[San Francisco: n.d., early 1970s]. No. 67 of 75, numbered and signed by the artist (“R. Crumb”) in pencil beneath the image. Crumb’s ‘Nightmare’, one of 75. Striking and characteristic R. Crumb image, the great American underground cartoonist’s hommage to Fuseli’s celebrated painting of the same title, rendered in a...... Read More about The Nightmare [Original signed print
Budapest: 1890-1900. Anti-Semitic Hungarian Caricatures. Pasted on the first page of this intriguing album is the cover of a 1900 art exhibition and the page listing this artist, his Budapest address, and the number of his exhibition entry.The drawings are carefully and competently executed, and are mostly of middle-class urban..... Read More about Album of 89 original pen and ink drawings, probably used as the illustrations to captioned...
Given to Cummings’ Harvard schoolmate and good friend S. Foster Damon, poet and teacher at Brown University. Subsequently given to Ernest Costa, who, under Damon’s influence became a librarian at Brown. Read More about “Breton”
n.d. From E.E. Cummings to Allen Tate. An oil bust portrait of Cummings’ wife, Marion Morehouse, given to Allen Tate. With an inscription from Cummings to Tate and a letter from Tate’s wife establishing the provenance of the painting. Read More about “Marion”
N.p. [France]: n.d. [1700s]. From the Private Cabinet of an American Quaker. T. Wistar Brown was the descendant of the Philadelphia Quaker family of Moses Brown and Mary Wain Wistar. Author and poet Henry Goddard Leach married T. Wistar Brown’s daughter, Agnes. Read More about Collection of engravings for an unidentified edition of Jean de la Fontaine’s CONTES ET...
New York: Published by Farrell & Co. 37 Spring St. NY, 1867. Peters, America on Stone "...is one of the crudest lithographs. I almost considered putting it as an example of the type to be avoided..."The Curragh Racecourse in Kildare is the head quarters of horse racing in Ireland since..... Read More about The Curragh Race Course, County Kildare, Ireland, showing 8 horses reaching the finish line with...
Tokyo: 45-46. Fine Drawing of Photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt. A delightful profile caricature of the famed photographer by Currie. Read More about Portrait of Alfred Eisenstadt in profile in pen and ink and watercolor on paper. Inscribed...
New York: Currier & Ives, 1885. One of the “Darktown Fire Brigade Series”: with the sub-caption, “De gals all mire me so much dey makes me blush.”. Read More about “Darktown Fire Brigade. The Foreman on Parade”
New York: Currier and Ives, 1861. Read More about Print: 'summer Fruits" INCLUDING Cherries, Pears, Strawberries, Blueberries, Grapes, etc
[Boston: D. Sacilotto for Charles Lauriat’s, 1967]. Plate 366 from The North American Indian. A fine restrike from the original plate from Curtis’ masterpiece, The North American Indian. Read More about “On the Shores at Nootka”
[Uzhgorod, Czechoslovakia: 1937]. Printed circa 1984. A haunting, early image by this super Ukrainian-born photographer (1902 - 1995), whose work for LIFE magazine won him international acclaim. Read More about Photograph of a Russian Orthodox Church in Uzhgorad, Czechoslovakia
Grand Forks, Dakota: W. Caswell, Photographer, [c. 1870s]. Little is known of William Caswell, save in 1877 he formed a partnership with Simon Duffin in Winnipeg, having previously operated out of Duluth, Minnesota and Grand Forks. This photograph, with Caswell's Grand Forks stamp dates from the 1870's, the era of..... Read More about Albumen photograph of wheat harvest with steam-powered thresher and thirteen laborers
nd. The soldier is quite dishevelled and his uniform is in tatters; he is being looked upon with great distaste by the men in the barber shop, all of whom are quite foppish. On the back is a clipped piece of paper with the title above a parenthetical line "..... Read More about "What no soup?" Original pen and ink drawing of a Civil War soldier walking into a...
“Claymont” [Delaware]: Dec 9, 1879. Fine little pencil sketch by the great illustrator of a Victorian couple sitting at a table near the kitchen window - very possibly a scene from Dickens. Read More about Drawing, signed. with an Autograph Note signed presenting it to Mr. Edward Denham of New Bedford,...
Early 19th Century. Between 1740 and 1781 the earlier West Wycombe House was transformed by the second Sir Francis Dashwood. Although he was a Fellow of the Royal Society, Postmaster General from 1766 to 1781 and a founder member of the Dilettante Society Sir Francis is still best recalled as..... Read More about Pair of hand-colored engravings of the exterior of : "Lord Dashwood's West Wycombe House,...
n.p: Ca. 1920s. Fine Inscribed Photograph of Marion Davies. Marion Davies (1897-1961), a showgirl from Brooklyn, won the devotion of the William Randolph Hearst, the publishing mogul. She lived with Hearst as his mistress at San Simeon, his castle and ranch in California. Hearst used his influence in publishing to..... Read More about Photograph of the actress, inscribed “Sincerely, Marion Davies”