Mothers : Daphnis and Chloe at Davidson Galleries

Aristide Maillol French (1861–1944)

Daphnis and Chloe

Series: Illustration for Daphnis and Chloe by Longus
Medium: Woodcut
Year: 1937
Edition : Proof
Publisher: Published by Phillipe Gonin, Paris, 1937
References: Reference: Rewald 122
Provenance: Daphnis and Chloe by Longus
Size: Image: 5 x 2 in. Sheet: 7-7/8 x 5-1/4 in
Description: Daphnis and Chloe is an Ancient Greek tale that follows a boy and a girl from young, naive love, through trials and tribulations and finally to a happy ending together. In Maillol's depiction, he shows the more mature Daphnis and Chloe, happy together and expecting a child. It is a touching portrait of a profound love that was hard earned.
Stock Number: 43468c
Price: $150.00

Mothers : Couple with Child at Davidson Galleries

Hans Erni Swiss (b. 1909)

Couple with Child

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1953
Edition : 96/100
Signature: Signed in pencil
Printer: Maison Kratz, Zurich
References: Cailler 66
Size: 17-1/2 x 23 inches
Description: In a composition free of landscape, narrative elements or even personal accoutrements, Erni directs the focus on the bodies and connectivity of a new family. The man and women, their physical link to each and and the child they made together almost tangible, fold lovingly towards one another and their newborn child as the mother takes it to the breast. The strength and protection comes not just from the mother alone, but from the family as a whole.
Stock Number: 43452c
Price: $600.00

Mothers : Streetcar at Davidson Galleries

Francisco Mora Mexican (1922–2002)

Streetcar

Medium: Lithograph
Year: 1953
Signature: Signed and dated in pencil
Size: 12-3/4 x 9-1/2 inches
Description: In conjunction with other renowned artists in Mexico such as Leopold Méndez, Pablo O'Higgins and Luis Arenal, Mora and his colleagues built on Mexico’s rich tradition of political printmaking in order to advance revolutionary political and social causes. In Mora’s portrait of a mother and child, rather than an emotional scene of tender love and affection, he focuses on the social reality. The lower class woman rides in a street car with her child protectively cradled in her lap, a frown on her face and lines of worry etched in her brow.
Stock Number: 30484c
Price: $1500.00

Mothers : Mother and Child at Davidson Galleries

Toyohara Kunichika Japanese (1835 - 1900)

Mother and Child

Series: From 24 HOURS OF HAPPENINGS
Medium: Color woodblock
Publisher: Fukuda Kumajirō
Size: 14-1/2 x 9 inches
Description: In this work by Kunichika, the artist shows a mother lovingly feeding her baby from a bottle, a look of complete joy and adoration on her face. The roundel on the wall behind her with a picture of an ox likely alludes to this child’s birth being in the year of the ox according to the Japanese zodiac calendar.
Stock Number: 42611c
Price: $425.00

Mothers : Untitled (Pregnant Woman) at Davidson Galleries

Bernhard Jäger German (b. 1935)

Untitled (Pregnant Woman)

Medium: Color lithograph
Year: 1973
Edition : 16/222
Signature: Signed in pencil
Size: 19-3/4 x 15-3/4 inches
Description: In a grand departure from the tender images of mothers and children, Jäger breaks down the anatomy of the pregnant woman into a series of shapes and parts and reconstructs it into an intriguingly grotesque composition of tubes, breasts and an amorphous polywog-like fetus. Scientifically abstracted, the inspirational subject “Pregnant Woman,” comes secondary to the construction and layout of the “Untitled” composition of shapes and colors.
Stock Number: 20451c
Price: $325.00