A Curious Bestiary: Chimeras, Cryptozoology and Whimsy from the 19th and 20th centuries

Taking its cue from the Contemporary Exhibition, A Curious Bestiary, the Antique and Modern Departments present the history behind the animal/human hybrids, the tradition of fables and the legacy set by such influential illustrators as Jean Jacques Grandville.

George Bellows : New Society Dinner-Card at Davidson Galleries

George Bellows American (1882-1925)

New Society Dinner-Card

Series: Annual dinner of the New Society of Artists
Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1923
Signature: Initialed GB in stone
References: Beer 127
Size: 7-1/2 x 5-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 43120c
Price: $500.00

Jonathan Borofsky : Berlin Dream at Davidson Galleries

Jonathan Borofsky American (b. 1942)

Berlin Dream

Medium: One color photogravure with prismacolor
Year: 1986
Edition : 20/33
Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil; annotated with sequential numbering: JB843129
Publisher: Gemini GEL, LA
Size: 15-3/8 x 19 inches
Stock Number: 30308c
Price: $1800.00

Roy DeForest : Moe Travels at Davidson Galleries

Roy DeForest American (1930-2007)

Moe Travels

Medium: Nine color lithograph with handwork
Year: 1993
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 32 x 38 inches
Stock Number: 25789c
Price: $2500.00

SMS No. 2: April 1968 : The Mirror of Genoveva at Davidson Galleries

Meret Oppenheim Swiss artist (1913-1985)

The Mirror of Genoveva

Medium: Debossed print
Size: 10 x 6-5/8 inches
Stock Number: [SMS208]
Price: $625.00

Paintings And Drawings : Man in Ram

Leonard Baskin American (1922 - 2000)

Man in Ram's Head (Mythological Figure)

Medium: Pen and ink on paper
Year: 1971
Signature: Signed
Size: 40 x 26-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 25335
Price: $12000.00

Federico Castellon : Untitled (Kiss) at Davidson Galleries

Federico Castellon (1914 - 1971)

Untitled (Kiss)

Series: from portfolio: Self Portrait in Symbols
Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1965
Edition : Edition 136/150
Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil
Printer: Printed by Jacques de Jorbert in Paris
Publisher: Published by Castellon
References: Reference: Freundlich 153
Size: 14-1/4 x 12-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 304717
Price: $450.00

Additional Available Works : The New Phoenix at Davidson Galleries

Fritz Eichenberg German / American (1901–1990)

The New Phoenix

Series: From The Adventures of Simplicissimus by Grimmelshausen
Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1981
Edition : Artist's proof. Edition size: 50
Signature: Signed in block. Signed and titled in pencil
Size: 14 x 12 inches
Stock Number: 313044
Price: $500.00

Additional Available Works : Beastiarium Fabulosum at Davidson Galleries

Fritz Eichenberg German/American (1901 - 1990)

Beastiarium Fabulosum

Medium: Wood engraving
Year: 1965
Edition : Edition: 37/100
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil
Size: 22 x 15 inches
Stock Number: 314108
Price: $600.00

Masterworks : Sky and Water I at Davidson Galleries

M.C. Escher Dutch (1898 - 1972)

Sky and Water I

Medium: Woodcut
Year: June 1938
Signature: Signed in pencil; "eigen druck annotation" lower right
References: Bool 306
Size: 17-1/8 x 17-1/4 inches
Stock Number: [47533c]
Price on Request

Early Works and Small Woodcuts : Fish and Frogs at Davidson Galleries

M.C. Escher Dutch (1898 - 1972)

Fish and Frogs

Medium: Wood engraving on wove paper
Year: October 1949
References: Reference: Bool 364
Size: 3-1/4 x 2-3/4 inches
Condition: Toned on edges of sheet, small 1/4-inch skinned area at top edge
Stock Number: [45317c]
Price on Request

Birds and Raptors : Birdman with Spread Wings at Davidson Galleries

Leonard Baskin American (1922 - 2000)

Birdman with Spread Wings

Medium: Etching on thick wove paper
Year: 1969
Edition : Artist's Proof
Signature: Signed in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate.
References: Fern 521
Size: 11-5/8 x 18 inches
Condition: Mat burn. Glued at top two corners on mat board.
Stock Number: 45789c
Price: $750.00

La Grande Parade des Chats

Leonor Fini (Argentine / French, 1918–1996)
(The Grand Parade of Cats)
Medium: Color lithograph
Each signed in pencil
Edition: E.A. 15/25; Regular edition of 230
Publisher: Editions d'Art Agori, Paris
Year: 1973
Dimensions: 9-3/4 x 7 inches each
Price: $250 each

 

La Grande Parade des Chats : La Grande Parade des Chats (A) at Davidson Galleries

Leonor Fini Argentine/French (1918 - 1996)

La Grande Parade des Chats (A)

Stock Number: 43154a
Price: $250.00

La Grande Parade des Chats : La Grande Parade des Chats (B) at Davidson Galleries

Leonor Fini Argentine/French (1918 - 1996)

La Grande Parade des Chats (B)

Stock Number: 43154b
Price: $250.00

La Grande Parade des Chats : La Grande Parade des Chats (C) at Davidson Galleries

Leonor Fini Argentine/French (1918 - 1996)

La Grande Parade des Chats (C)

Stock Number: 43154c
Price: $250.00

La Grande Parade des Chats : La Grande Parade des Chats (D) at Davidson Galleries

Leonor Fini Argentine/French (1918 - 1996)

La Grande Parade des Chats (D)

Stock Number: 43154
Price: $250.00

La Grande Parade des Chats : La Grande Parade des Chats (E) at Davidson Galleries

Leonor Fini Argentine/French (1918 - 1996)

La Grande Parade des Chats (E)

Stock Number: 43154e
Price: $250.00

La Grande Parade des Chats : La Grande Parade des Chats (F) at Davidson Galleries

Leonor Fini Argentine/French (1918 - 1996)

La Grande Parade des Chats (F)

Stock Number: 43154f
Price: $250.00

Scènes de la Vie Privée et Publique des Animaux

Jean-Jacques Grandville (French, 1803–1847)
Medium: Wood Engravings
Year: 1842
Edition: First Edition
Printer: Schneider and Langrand, Paris
Publisher:  P.J. Stahl.  Edited by J. Hetzel and Paulin
Dimensions: Sheets: 10-1/8 x 6-7/8 inches each
Stock Number: 21841c
Price: $100 each matted

Scènes de la Vie Privée et Publique des Animaux : Son fils qui lui ressemblait en tout ... (His son who resembled him in everything ...) at Davidson Galleries

Jean-Jacques Grandville French (1803 - 1847)

Son fils qui lui ressemblait en tout ... (His son who resembled him in everything ...)

Stock Number: 21841.29
Price: $100.00

Scènes de la Vie Privée et Publique des Animaux : J

Jean-Jacques Grandville French (1803 - 1847)

J'eus le manchon ...? (I had the muff ...?)

Stock Number: 21841.28
Price: $100.00

Scènes de la Vie Privée et Publique des Animaux : Les occupations de ma vie contemplative etaient fort simples (The occupations of my contemplative life were very simple) at Davidson Galleries

Jean-Jacques Grandville French (1803 - 1847)

Les occupations de ma vie contemplative etaient fort simples (The occupations of my contemplative life were very simple)

Stock Number: 21841.30
Price: $100.00

Scènes de la Vie Privée et Publique des Animaux : C

Jean-Jacques Grandville French (1803 - 1847)

C'etait maman Kangourou (It was Mama Kangaroo)

Stock Number: 21841.31
Price: $100.00

Scènes de la Vie Privée et Publique des Animaux : Jarpéado fit asseoir sa chère bien-aimée sur un coussin de pourpre et traversa le lac (Jarpéado sat his dear beloved on a purple cushion and crossed the lake) at Davidson Galleries

Jean-Jacques Grandville French (1803 - 1847)

Jarpéado fit asseoir sa chère bien-aimée sur un coussin de pourpre et traversa le lac (Jarpéado sat his dear beloved on a purple cushion and crossed the lake)

Stock Number: 21841.11
Price: $100.00

Scènes de la Vie Privée et Publique des Animaux : Plus le drame est beau, plus l

Jean-Jacques Grandville French (1803 - 1847)

Plus le drame est beau, plus l'orchestre est triste à entendre (The more beautiful the drama, the more sad the orchestra is to hear it)

Stock Number: 21841.16
Price: $100.00