Thursday, April 24, 2014

Henry Raleigh


Henry Raleigh 

HENRY PATRICK RALEIGH (American, 1880-1944)
Theater Dressing Room
Mixed media on board
14 x 28 in.  

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Udo Keppler Joseph


Udo Keppler Joseph Puck Magazine Uncle Sam Railroad Expenses Fines Corruption “The Partners” 1908 Editorial Original Political Illustration Cartoon Newspaper Pen and Ink Drawing

  • Description:
    from the Prestigious Charles L. Howard Collection Udo J. Keppler (1872–1956) was the son of Joseph Keppler, owner of Puck magazine. He was a friend of Native Americans, and was named an honorary chief of the Seneca nation. His drawings and artistic style are amazing. This illustration captioned “The Partners” was for Puck Magazine in 1908. It depicts Uncle Sam with the weight of corruption, overcapitalization, taxes, speculation, and high tariff rails on his shoulders. The railroad stands beside him, grants hanging out of this pocket, he carries a mere string that attaches to the load. This piece is extremely detailed and shaded. The face of the railroad man has been edited by the artist. The right corner of the page has been folded and patched. Puck stamp on reverse.
    Winning bidder will receive a Certificate of Authenticity with the drawing.

  • Approx. Dimensions or Size: 19.25x12.5 inches overall

  • Sunday, April 20, 2014

    TOM BROWNE (1872-1910)

    TOM BROWNE (1872-1910)
    Description: TOM BROWNE (1872-1910) HEARD IN DUBLIN DURING HORSE SHOW WEEK: JARVEY (WHO HAS DRIVEN VISITORS BEHIND A PUBLIC BUILDING).. "THIS IS THE OTHER SOIDE YOU ARE LOOKIN' AT - THE FRONT IS AT THE BACK, SORR." Signed, dark brown and white wash with pencil on buff paper 36 x 25.5cm. 

    Saturday, April 19, 2014

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Leonardo da Vinci

    Profile of a warrior in helmet

    c. 1472
    Silverpoint on prepared paper, 285 x 207 mm
    British Museum, London

    Friday, April 18, 2014

    Garret's drawing

    pencil on 8.5x11 bond paper


    acrylic painting, same size 

    Tuesday, April 15, 2014

    Cornelis Visscher

                                    British Museum

    Self-portrait of Cornelis Visscher; three-quarter length, almost to l, looking round slightly to right, wearing a tall hat and cloak over his left shoulder, his right hand on his breast, a column and drapery behind at r. 1649 Black chalk, touched with grey wash, on vellum

    Self-portrait (1649), etching

                                                          British Museum

    Self-portrait of Cornelis Visscher, bust to right, wearing a hat. 1651
    Engraving and etching

    Monday, April 14, 2014

    CHARLES GATES SHELDON (1889 - 1961)

    Images and text from: lewiswaynegallery

     CHARLES GATES SHELDON (1889 - 1961)

    CHARLES GATES SHELDON (1889 - 1961) was a prolific and gifted early 1900's American Illustrator who specialized in "pretty woman" themed cover portraiture and advertising in the Art Nouveau and Edwardian styles. After studying at the Art Students League, he went to Paris to study under the legendary Alphonse Mucha. He returned to America and set up a studio at Carnegie Hall in New York City. He went on to do a series of work for the Fox Shoe Company as well as front covers for Collier's Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post and Photoplay. The pastels he created for Photoplay 1925-1930 launched his career as a portrait cover artist. During this time period most of the stars sat three or four times for each of these portraits. Later came cover art commissions for Screenland, Movie Classic and Radio Digest magazines. In 1936, Breck Shampoo asked Sheldon to develop a national ad campaign and the ever-successful "Breck Girl" advertisements were born. Sheldon is known to have created 109 portraits for them until his retirement in the late 1950's.

    This original pencil illustration art was done for the Women's Home Companion magazine, and is dated January 1922 and entitled "Prize-Winning Dress." The art is in generally very good condition with some edge wear with small chips out and rounded corners, none of which affects the artwork. This piece has an overall size of 22.5" x 29"

    Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Frank Godwin

    The Princess Royal Was in a Most Undignified Position, Liberty magazine, September 19, 1936
    Looks like it is an ink wash or black water color drawing on board

       Originally posted by Sarah Berry at Today's Inspiration Group Blog

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