Gallery of prints for sale

Monday, 28 November 2022

Kono Naotoyo Bairei’s woodblock prints, “Plate 30: Hibiscus” & “Plate 31: Daylily”, 1890


Kono Naotoyo Bairei (幸野楳嶺) (1844–1895)

“Plate 30: Hibiscus” and “Plate 31: Daylily”, 1890, published by Tanaka Jihei (and later by Yamada Unsodo) in Kyoto (Kyoto-shi) in the four-volume series of 200 woodcuts, “Chigusa no Hana” 千種の花 (Flowers of a Thousand Varieties). I understand that that these impressions are from the first colour edition and that there was a black and white edition published in 1889. (Note that there may be inaccuracies in my description and I apologise if this is the case.)

Colour woodblock prints on fine buff washi paper.

Size: (each sheet) 23.8 x 15 cm.

Condition: both sheets are strong and well-printed impressions in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions or significant stains.

I am selling this pair of original polychrome woodblock prints for a total cost of AU$300 (currently US$201.19/EUR193.66/GBP167.52 at the time of this listing) including Express Mail (EMS) postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing these masterworks of colour woodblock printing from the late 1800s, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.










Sunday, 27 November 2022

Adolphe Appian’s etching, “Sentier au Bord d'un Étang”, 1865

Adolphe Appian (1818–1898)

“Sentier au Bord d'un Étang” (aka “Path at the Edge of a Pond”) 1865. This small etching was published by the Société des Aquafortistes in the album for their fourth year in 1st January, 1866.

Etching on fine laid paper.

Size: (sheet) 14.2 x 22.3 cm; (plate) 7.8 x 12.9 cm; (image borderline) 5.9 x 11 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (upper left corner) “APPIAN 1865”.

Numbered in plate: (above upper right corner) “205.”

State ii (of iv) with the addition of the plate number (205), but before the addition of publication details.

Curtis & Prouté 17 ii (Atherton Cutiis & Paul Prouté 1968, “Adolphe Appian son Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié”, Paris, Paul Prouté, [n.p.] cat. no. 17 ii); Jennings 14 (Herbert H Jennings 1925, Adolphe Appian (essay) in “Print Collector’s Quarterly,” vol. 12, no. 1, p. 114, cat. no. 14 [see https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/print_collectors_quarterly1925/0134/scroll]).

Condition: a richly inked, strong and well-printed impression in an excellent condition with no holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this marvellous etching capturing a broad panorama leading into the far distance within a very small sized plate, for the total cost of AU$288 (currently US$192.47/EUR192.47/GBP159.67 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this small and very beautiful jewel of an etching executed by an artist with a strong personal vision (as exemplified by this print) and close connection with the Barbizon School, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold 








Adolphe Appian’s etching, “Chaland au Bord d'une Rivière”, 1865

Adolphe Appian (1818–1898)

“Chaland au Bord d'une Rivière” (aka “Barge on the Edge of a River”; “River Bank with Two Figures”), 1865. This small etching was published by the Société des Aquafortistes in the album for their fourth year in 1st January, 1866.

Etching on fine laid paper.

Size: (sheet) 14 x 22.1 cm; (plate) 7.8 x 12.9 cm; (image borderline) 5.7 x 10.8 cm.

Inscribed in plate within the image borderline: (upper left corner) “Appian 186[5]”

State i (of iii) before the addition of publication details.

Curtis & Prouté 18 i (Atherton Cutiis & Paul Prouté 1968, “Adolphe Appian son Oeuvre Gravé et Lithographié”, Paris, Paul Prouté, [n.p.] cat. no. 18 i); Jennings 15 (Herbert H Jennings 1925, Adolphe Appian (essay) in “Print Collector’s Quarterly,” vol. 12, no. 1, p. 97 & 114, cat. no. 15 [see https://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/print_collectors_quarterly1925/0134/scroll]).

The British Museum holds a copy of this print in its third state: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1878-1109-225.

In Hamerton’s 1876 edition of “Etching and Etchers”, Hamerton offers the following interesting insights about Appian’s prints: “…his [Appian’s] work is that each plate, however large or however small it may be, is conceived from the first as a whole, and the first conception is never departed from for the disproportionate realisation of some obtrusive detail.” Going further, “…Appian sees always in masses, and gives quite as much detail as is consistent with the preservation of the mass” (pp. 202–03).

Condition: a richly inked, strong and well-printed first state impression in an excellent condition with no holes, folds, abrasions, stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this marvellous etching that in one sense sparkles with light and space, but, from a very different way of looking, seems to be overlaid inexplicably with a heavy melancholic mood, for the total cost of AU$288 (currently US$192.47/EUR192.47/GBP159.67 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this small and very beautiful jewel of an etching executed by an artist with a strong personal vision (as exemplified by this print) and close connection with the Barbizon School, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.







Joseph Strutt’s engraving, “The Virgin with the Rose”, c1785, after Master ES


Joseph Strutt (1749–1802)

“The Virgin with the Rose”, c1785, after the engraving in the same direction, 1461, by Master ES (c1420–c1468), portraying the Virgin holding the Christ child on her arm and a rose in her other hand before a chapel (see https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1853-0611-244). This engraving was published in London in 1785 by J. Davis as an illustration to Joseph Strutt’s “A Biographical Dictionary” (see https://archive.org/details/biographicaldict00stru/page/n39/mode/2up).

Engraving printed in sepia ink with plate tone on heavy laid paper with partial watermark. and collectors’ stamps verso.

Size: (sheet) 28.4 x 21.1 cm; (plate) 26.6 x 19.5 cm; (image borderline) 18.3 x 13.1 cm.

Inscribed in plate with the date following the inscription by Master ES: (under the foliage of tree at upper left) “1[4]61”.

The British Museum offers the following description of this print: “The Virgin with the rose (copy after Master ES); Mary stands in a chapel before a seat, holding the Child on one arm and a rose with her right hand; through the left window a tree is seen. c.1785 Engraving” (https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_E-1-2).

Condition: a well-printed impression with generous margins. There is thinness verso resulting from former mounting with pencil inscriptions and ink stamps of previous collectors, otherwise the sheet is in a good condition with no tears, holes, folds, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this beautifully executed engraving after the design of the German master who was possibly the first artist to inscribed his engravings with his initials—hence his title “Master ES”—and arguably the first engraver to employ cross-hatching (see my early blog post, “Dotted Lozenge: Goltzius” [https://www.printsandprinciples.com/2012/11/goltzius-dotted-lozenge.html])—for the total cost of AU$263 (currently US$177.59/EUR170.69/GBP146.89 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this curiously interesting engraving, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.









Friday, 25 November 2022

Louis Jou’s wood engraving, “The Lovers”, 1927

Louis Jou (aka Luis Jou Senabre; Louis Felipe Vicente Jou I Senabre) (1882–1968)

“The Lovers” (aka “Les Amants”), 1927, original wood engraving printed by Ducros et Colas and published in 1927 in the art periodical, “Byblis”, as an illustration to Andre Suares’ article, “Louis Jou: Un Architecte du Livre”. See information about this print’s publication offered by Worthpoint: https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/louis-jou-original-wood-engraving-508559274. See also brief insights about the artist and his studio offered by the Louis Jou foundation: https://www.lesbauxdeprovence.com/en/activites/art-et-culture/louis-jou-foundation.

Wood engraving on fine handmade paper (partial watermark) with full margins as published.

Size: (sheet) 27.3 x 21.5 cm; (image borderline) 11.7 x 10 cm.

Condition: a strong and well-printed (near faultless) impression in near pristine condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains, foxing or signs of handling.

I am selling this superb wood engraving showing lovers (possibly Spanish?) near an arched bridge, who seem oblivious to a beggar requesting alms and a fluffy lap dog passing by—I suspect that the portrayed scene may be symbolic of an unknown life journey (symbolised by the bridge) for the couple with the beggar and faithful dog alluding to the fragility of future outcomes—for the total cost of AU$216 (currently US$145.86/EUR140.18/GBP120.64 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this very strong and beautiful wood engraving, please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.










Franz Edmund Weirotter’s etching, “Aqueduct near Monte Testaccio in Rome”, 1766/7

Franz Edmund Weirotter (aka Franz Edmund Weyrotter) (1733–1771)

“Aqueduct near Monte Testaccio in Rome” (aka “Waßerleitung beim Berg Testaccio in Rom”), 1766/7, plate 5 from the series, “Vierte Folge von Verschiedenen Gegenden” (Fourth Episode of Miscellaneous Regions).

Etching on laid paper trimmed with a thread margin around the platemark.

Size: (sheet) 26.4 x 14.4 cm; (image borderline) 15.5 x 13.7 cm.

Numbered in plate below the image borderline: (left) “5”; (centre) “F.E. Weirotter fecit.”

Winterberg 166 (Thilo Winterberg 1998, “Franz Edmund Weirotter, der Landschaftsradierer”, Heidelberg, Galeria Palatina, p. 358, cat. no. 166).

Thilo Winterberg (1998) offers the following description of this print: (transl.) “In the left half of the picture at the well in front of the house, a young man surprises the girl fetching water with a bouquet of flowers.  The man puts his arm on the girl's shoulders and speaks to her.  The house is directly attached to the ruins of the ancient aqueduct.  The water flows from a mask into the trough.  Immediately above, a woman is looking out the window.  In the right half of the picture a man comes down a flight of stairs and seems to be overhearing the couple” (p. 358).

See also the description of this print offered by the British Museum: https://www.britishmuseum.org/collection/object/P_1854-1020-902.

Condition: a richly inked and well-printed impression showing no sign of wear to the printing plate, trimmed with a thread margin around the platemark. Beyond remnant traces of glue marks verso, the sheet is in a very good condition with no tears, holes, folds, abrasions, significant stains or foxing.

I am selling this very fine impression executed by one of the major Austrian printmakers of 18th century, for the total cost of AU$232 (currently US$156.96/EUR150.62/GBP129.56 at the time of this listing) including postage and handling to anywhere in the world, but not (of course) any import duties/taxes imposed by some countries.

If you are interested in purchasing this romantic vision of ancient ruins—note the mini-narrative showing a young man who has brought his lady friend a bouquet of flowers but whose courtship is interrupted by an older man who is being challenged by a woman in a window—please contact me (oz_jim@printsandprinciples.com) and I will send you a PayPal invoice to make the payment easy.

This print has been sold