Mizufune Rokush? colored wood block print c1960. The veiwable print measures 6.5 x 5 inches, signed and numbered. The original frame measures 12.1/8 by 14.5 inches. Very good estate conditon. Mizufune Rokush? was born in Kure, Hiroshima Prefecture in 1912 Died 1980. Graduated 1936 from Sculpture Dept., Tokyo Art School. Known widely as a sculptor and printmaker; founding member of Zokei Hanga Kyokai in 1937, member of Japan Print Society. See: Frances Blakemore. Who's Who in Modern Japanese Prints (New York, Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1975), p. 116. Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975 (Honolulu: University of Hawai'i Press, c1992), p. 93. Mary and Norman Tolman. Collecting Modern Japanese Prints Then & Now (Rutland Vermont & Tokyo Japan: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1994), p. 233. Rokushu Mizufune Carolyn Staley Fine Japanese Prints: Rokushu Mizufune Asian Collection Japanese Print Auction:Mizufune, Rokushu (1912-80) Carolyn Staley Fine Japanese Prints www.barenforum.org/archives/vol12/v12_1114.txt NGA - Artist List M / Page 16 of 21 Lewis and Roca LLP, Lawyers - History Timeline Asian Collection Japanese Print Auction:Sosaku-hanga (Creative prints).
J. N. Bellin map Carte du Katay Ou Empire de Kin circa 1760. J. N. Bellin was cartographer to Louis XVI and the most prolific of French cartographers. of North East Cina and Korea. This map is a hand colored copper plate engraving, with an unusually modest title cartouche. It shows northeast China and Korea, including the Great Wall, and was used as part of a study of the life of Genghis Khan. The view area measures 8 x 12 inches; the print itself measures 10 x 15 inches. The print is hinged, not laid down, has three fold marks and is in very good original condition. A label from the Altfield Gallery in Hong Kong circa 1970 is affixed to the back of the mat.
General William Dalrymple, 1735-1807, Col. of the 47th Foot and Lt.-Governor of Chelsea Hospital, father of the 7th Earl of Stair. Below the title: 'Taken on the Steyne at Brighton.'The original frame measures 12 x 15 inches and the print itself 8.5 x 11.5 inches. Laid down on paper. A very obese man stands in profile to the right., his hands behind him with a meditative expression. He wears old-fashioned dress, with round, broad-brimmed hat, and buckled shoes. 1 January 1804 Drawn by and published by Robert Dighton hand-coloured etching, published London: Published by Robert Dighton, Charg. Cross, Engraving with added hand-colour. Printed on watermarked laid paper. Name of subjects inscribed in contemporary script on bottom of image. pretty perfectHe was educated at Glasgow University 1749. In 1752 he joined the British Army, becoming an ensign in the 52nd Regiment of Foot. He became a lieutenant in 1759 and a captain (in the 91st Regiment of Foot) from 1760. By 1762 he was a major, and served in the campaign against the Spanish invasion of Portugal (1762). After a period on half pay in 1763, he was appointed to the 14th Regiment of Foot in 1764. He was promoted to lieutenant colonel in 1765. Between 1766 and 1768, Dalrymple was in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1768, he was placed in command of a detachment of two regiments sent to Boston, Massachusetts, to support embattled royal officials who were having trouble enforcing the unpopular Townshend Acts. Troops in his command (although he was not directly involved) were involved in the Boston Massacre, in which five civilians were killed when those troops fired into a crowd. Amid continuing hostility, Dalrymple acceded to the request of Acting Governor Thomas Hutchinson to remove his troops to Castle William, an island fortress in Boston harbour. In 1772-1773 Dalrymple received a local promotion to major general and commanded a force which captured the West Indian island of St Vincent. He returned to Britain in 1773. He continued to be in touch with his American Loyalist friends in Boston. He was saddened but not surprised by the Boston Tea Party. After the American War of Independence broke out in 1775, Dalrymple returned to North America. He served as quartermaster general 1779-1783. He was promoted to brigadier general (1779) and then major general (1782). After the end of the war Dalrymple was attacked for alleged corruption, but General William Howe stoutly defended his former subordinate and the allegations were dropped. Dalrymple then went into politics. He represented Wigtown Burghs in the British House of Commons from 1784 to 1790. Between 1796 and 1798 he sat for Duleek in the Irish House of Commons. Dalrymple was promoted to lieutenant general 1793 and general 1798.
A classic 70s lithograph by Garo Z. Antreasian (b. 1922), pencil signed and dated '72 (lower right) & numbered 15/15 (lower left) , the multi-color vertical geometric composition divided by foil striping from top to bottom; original gallery acrylic framing, partially labeled verso: Malvina Miller Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Dated 1972. Studied: Art Student's League, NYC. Collections include: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Brooklyn Museum, MOMA, Museum of Modern Art, Corcoran Gallery, etc. References: Who Was Who in American Art, Davenport's, Ask Art, etc. Dimensions: 48" H x 15 1/2" W
William Zimmerman vintage waterfowl art limited edition duck print #24 of 100. Signed and numbered lower right. The print measures 18 x 24 inches and has a new museum quality mat. The frame measures 32.25 inches by 26.24 inches. William Harold Zimmerman (b. 1938) had a life-long passion for drawing and painting birds. It was ignited at the age of ten when he discovered his neighbor's copy of John James Audubon's The Birds of America, that had been published more than a century earlier. His work has been shown in many museums and galleries including the Smithsonian and British museums and in private collections.