An assembled series of four Grand Tour engravings of various Roman ruins, hand watercolored, each captioned in French (Temple of Isis, Herculaneum, etc.), custom French matted & newly mounted in a gilt Louis XVI style frame. France, c. 1800. Dimensions: 12 3/4" H x 13 3/4" W.
Original French lithograph poster advertising La Menthe Pastille, a French peppermint liqueur first distilled by Angers pharmicist Emile Giffard in 1885. The poster commemorates the 1899 Hague Tribunal (Tribunal de la Haye). The frame measures 52 inches high by 8 feet long. Very good condition. THEME OF ARTWORK: the great rulers and heads of state from the USA and European countries are gathered at the famous international conference in Holland.They include, left to right: President of the French Republic (RF on the back of his chair) showing Tsar Nicholas II of Russia a document marked "the sure way to have a boy" (a male descendant), Kaiser Wilhelm II of Germany, King Edward VII of England, King Leoplod II of Belgium, the Pope, and Uncle Sam of the USA, bottle feeding in his lap a little black baby, symbolizing the end of slavery in the after the Civil War. All the leaders are of course enjoying glasses of Menthe Pastille. The poster hung for years in the Old Lyme Inn in Old Lyme CT. This piece is on display in our gallery at Old Saybrook Antiques Center and can be seen in-person by visiting 756 Middlesex Turnpike, Old Saybrook, CT 06475. For gallery hours, please visit http://www.OldSaybrookAntiquesCenter.com
Pair of drypoint etchings of dancers by Elyse Lord. Each of the three matching frames measures 18 by 12 and one half inches. The prints measure 6 by 10 inches. Very good original condition. One is numbered 9/50 and the other one is 10/50. Signed bottom right. Elyse Ashe Lord, British, 1900-1971. One of England's greatest graphic artists specializing in the delicate art of drypoint etching, Elyse Ashe Lord was elected to the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours in 1922 and was also a member of the Society of Graver-Printers in Colour. She favored etching exotic and Far Eastern figure subjects, treating them in delicate and imaginative colors. Lord actively exhibited from 1915 through 1939 in London with the famed Lefevre Gallery, who with London dealer Alexander Reid published her work. Her art was also shown at the Royal Academy of Arts, the Royal institute, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Walker Art Gallery of Liverpool, the Fine Art Society and The Paris Salon, where she received the silver medal for color prints. In addition, her work was published in Masters of the Colour Print, Volume 1, 1927, with an introduction by Malcolm C. Salaman. In 1990 Cyril Gerber Fine Art of Glasgow held an important retrospective exhibition of her work. Lord lived in Bexley, Kent. ( ref: Robyn Butin: Salaman: Royal Academy Archive
Set of six 18th c. architectural engravings of Italian Palazzo facades on paper, custom matted and framed, each entitled in the plate, Italy c. 1780. 19.75 in. H x 22 in. W.
Set of 8 John Hall beautifully hand colored English botanical prints, custom framed & matted in the French manner, England c. 1757 15.50 in. W x 21 in. H The eight