Set of 18th c. colored engravings of the 9 muses, new frames. Each engraving measures 6 and one half inches by 9 and one half inches. The frames each measure 21 and one quarter by 27 and one quarter inches.(The Greek goddesses who presided over the arts and sciences. They were believed to inspire all artists, especially poets, philosophers, and musicians. The Muses were the daughters of Zeus and Mnemosyne, the goddess of memory. The number of Muses varies over time; initially there was but one, and later there is mention of three: Melete, Mneme, and Aoede (the Elder Muses). They were nymphs in Pieria, western Thrace, and their cult was brought to Helicon in Boeotia by the Aloadae. Usually there is mention of nine muses: Calliope, Clio, Erato, Euterpe, Melpomene, Polyhymnia, Terpsichore, Thalia, and Urania, the Younger Muses.) This information on muses was taken from pantheon.org. All images are in excellent condition
The Durham White Ox engraving by W M Ward c1813. This period print was engraved by W M Ward after a painting by G Garrard ARA and printed in 1813. States The Durham White Ox of the improved Tees Water Breed by John Nesham Esq. The hand made frame measures 34 and three quarters inches by 38 inches wide. The engraving measures 20 by 26 inches. Excellent condition.
Bedi Jung abstract limited edition. Ink proof hand colored limited edition 55/150 on hand made paper. Signed lower left and right. Measures 37 and one half inches by 27 inches
Chare abstract landscape. Signed on face. Measures 40 by 30 inches. This is a wonderful image. It has a Japanese feel and look to it.
See New Brazilian Art by P M Bardi page 155 or Latin American and Caribbean Artists of the Modern Era by Steve Shipp page 318 to learn more about the artist. The folio measures 17 and one half inches by 12 inches. There are wood block prints through out the this limited edition folio along with 19 individual wood block prints depicting slaves. Each one of these wood block prints measures 12 by 17 inches. Signed in pencil. Limited edition of 1000 completed on the first day of August of the year nineteen hundred and fifty eight at the printing plant of the magazine "Habitat" in the city of Sao Paulo Brazil.