Friday, May 11, 2007

An Affordable Entrée to Collecting Prints

Princess Margaret, photographed by Dorothy Wilding, London, c. 1950
Inscription and stamp verso
9.75 x 8 inches, overall
Provenance: Estate of James Carr

George Glazer's Manhattan gallery offers one of the best selections of antique prints, maps and globes to be found anywhere. Since opening in 1993, he's become a primary resource for collectors, particularly collectors of prints, and his fine and rare prints are priced accordingly. However, for those who love prints but need to be, well, frugal with their collecting, he offers an incredible selection of odd ball, "red tag" prints -- beautiful, original, and thoroughly researched items priced at or below $250. From maps and scientific studies to flora and fauna to costume and music - there's a subject for everyone.

Frederick Polydore Nodder (fl. 1770-1800) (artist and engraver) and George Shaw (1751-1813) (desriptions)
Butterflies, from The Naturalist's Miscellany: Or, Coloured Figures Of Natural Objects; Drawn And Described Immediately From Nature
Nodder & Company, 15 Brewer Street, London: 1789-1813
Engravings hand-colored with watercolor and gouache
5.75 x 10 inches each
From $150 to $450

Louis Vagne
Le Nouveau Clair de la Lune, Imagerie De Pont-A-Mousson
Paris: c. 1900
Photo-lithographs on Paper
16 x 11 Inches

Richard Corbould (1757-1831) (after) and John Chapman (engraver)
Geography, from Encyclopaedia Londiniensis
J. Wilkes, London: November 7, 1807
Black and white aquatint
9 x 7 inches, image
11 x 8.25 inches, overall

P. de Pannemaeker, P. Stroobant, et al. (after), Jean Jules Linden (1817-1898) (publisher), Charles Lemaire (1800-1871) (editor, 1854-1870) and Edouard André (1840-1911) (editor 1870-)
Palm & Tropical Tree Botanical Prints, from L'Illustration Horticole
Revue Mensuelle Des Serres et Des Jardins [Horticulture Illustrated: The Monthly Journal of Greenhouses and Gardens], Ghent, Belgium: 1854-1896
10 x 6.25 inches

C. Burton Barber, R.S. Moseley and various illustrators
Cassell's Illustrated Book of the Dog
Vincent, Brooks, Day & Sons, Lithographers and Cassell, Petter, Galpin & Co., Lithographers
8 1/2" x 10 1/2"
13 prints available

Jules David (1808-1892), M. Body, J. Bonnard, G. Gonin, A. Nirondeau. E. Cailland (artists and engravers)
Fashion Studies from Le Moniteur de la Mode
Rue de Quatre, Paris: 1877
A. Leroy R des Marais, 66: Paris; Gouboud & Fils, Paris;
H. Lefevre, Paris et al. (publishers and printers)
Hand-colored engravings
11.5 x 9 inches each
From $125 to $250

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