Medium: Etching and engraving with hand-coloring Dimensions: 16 1/2 x 26 inches Artist details: French, 1592 - 1635 Date finished: 1620 Reference: Lieure 478 (2nd Plate) Condition: Trimmed to or just within the platemark. Soiled, toned, repairs at fold, and along bottom edge. Significant restoration. Unidentified watermark.
Staff Selections Exhibition: Callot’s famous market scene displays his ability to convincingly represent a multitude of figures with minimum of means. The image shows to advantage what is possible due to his discovery of the lute varnish ground which revolutionized the etching process. -Sam
Series: The Birds of America Medium: Hand-colored lithograph Dimensions: 10 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (sheet) Artist details: American, 1785 - 1851 Date finished: 1840-1844 Edition: First Royal Octavo Printer: J.T. Bowen Publisher: J.J. Audubon Condition: Original pages with text accompanies the work.
Staff Selections Exhibition: Herons are solitary creatures who are always watching and observing. They have a dinosaur-like appearance that I feel hints of an ancient wisdom. But when they are disrupted or startled, they become rather clumsy creatures. From the clumsiness of the elegant heron, I am reminded even the wisest have blind spots and things to learn. -Nikki