Beautiful view of the Town of Hamilton. Hand colored lithograph. Drawn on the spot by I. Clark. Published by Smith, Elder & Co., 65 Cornhill, London, 1825. Image 22.5" x 15.5"; frame 34.5" x 25". Excellent condition.
The Marne Chateau Thierry drypoint etching Lester Hornby c1918. The viewable print measures 6 x 8.25 inches, with a 13.25 x 15.5 inches frame. Professionally framed and mated. Lester George Hornby was born in Massachusetts and received his early training in fine arts at the Rhode Island School of Design and The Art Students League in New York. Hornby's graphic output includes about 330 etchings, drypoints, color aquatints, and lithographs, done from 1905 through the 1940's. He used different sands and powdered resins to obtain various effects in the shadows and lines of his finished product. Also, his wiping techniques or retroussage in printing gave him excellent results in the large areas of light and shadows, which were prominent in so many of his plates. After the conclusion of World War 1, Hornby, became less intrigued with dramatic tones and atmospheric effects and concentrated more on achieving effect through the line itself. During the 1940's he became interested in lithography and produced some strong images such as, "Night Watch," "The Plowman," and "Palais de Justice La Conciergerie." Never an equal to his earlier etchings, they did however, evoke a mystique through shadows and atmospheric effect. It should be mentioned that edition sizes are only approximate, as Hornby may have intended to print in the edition sizes noted, but usually printed in smaller numbers. Reference: Lester G.Hornby, Painter-Etcher. by Peter Hastings Falk, Madison, Connecticut, 1983. Bio from Egon and Joan Teichert Fine Prints http://www.eteichertfineprints.com/
Ha Bik Chuen Two Directions abstract print number 5 out of an edition of 75. The frame measures 32.5 x 39.5 inches and the image itself measures 24 x 31 inches. Excellent condition. Ha Bik-chuen, who was affectionately known as "The Venerable Mr Ha" in Hong Kong art circles, earned his nickname for his lifelong pursuit and cultivation of art. The years of his active career saw the transformation of Hong Kong from a tiny city with a struggling, developing economy into a world-class metropolis. Ha Bik-chuen (1925-2009) was born in the Xinhui District of Guangdong, China. He moved to Macau in 1949 and settled in Hong Kong in 1957, where he began practicing art creation in the 1960s. Ha excelled in making sculptures, prints, ink art and mixed media works. He was the Founding President of the Hong Kong Sculpture Society, and member of many art groups such as the Hong Kong Visual Arts Society, Hong Kong Sculptors Association and Hong Kong Graphics Society. His works were displayed at the Hong Kong Museum of Art's "Contemporary Hong Kong Art Exhibitions" and "Contemporary Hong Kong Art Biennial Exhibitions", and also at the "Art Now Hong Kong Exhibition" tour in England in 1971. His prints have been exhibited in Hong Kong, USA, Poland, Norway and Yugoslavia. Ha received many awards, including the Urban Council Fine Arts Awards (Sculpture and Print) in 1975 and the Award for Arts Achievement (Visual Arts) from the Hong Kong Arts Development Council in 2003. Ha Bik Chuen bio Ytube Video of the artist.
Fine colored aquatint "This View of Her Majesty's Steam Frigate Cyclops, off Spithead, under Amiralty Orders." Published in London in 1857 by Ackermann & Company. Engraved by Henry Papperill after the painting by William Adolphus Knell (1802-1875). Built in 1839, the Cyclops was then the largest steam frigate in the world. Excellent condition, nicely mounted and framed. Image 19' x 26"; frame 29 x 35. If you wish to browse our entire available inventory please go to OneofaKindAntiques.com. We also offer a consultation service AntiquesConsultant.com, ... as well as an online price guide at TheBestAntiquesPriceGuide.com. Connecticut residents and buyers picking up in Connecticut please add the CT state sales tax. Buyers outside the USA are responsible for any taxes, tariffs or customs that might apply.
Vintage Gray's Atlas map of Connecticut circa 1900. The reverse side shows western New York and Lake Ontario. The map is mounted in a double sided frame so either state can be displayed. The frame measures 18.75 inches wide by 14.5 inches high. Very good condition, a small area of light water staining at the bottom.