GH Rothe Ceriman Animon large Mezzotint Signed Artwork Limited Edition 9/150
Original black and white mezzotint engraving titled “Animon” study of plants also known as “Ceriman”. It is limited edition print on heavy paper created in 1980 by German artist G. H. Rothe. Limited edition number 9/150 present in lower left along with GHR Rothe Studio mark title in the middle and artist’s pencil signature in lower right.
Print is unframed and in very good condition with clean surface and bright shades of black and white colors. Paper toning discoloration present to edges mostly to the top margin.
Mezzotint is large and measures approx. WxH - 30 x 42 1/4 inches. Art image measures approx. WxH - 23 1/2 x 35 inches.
G.H. Rothe (1935 - 2007) was renowned as master of the mezzotint. She was born in 1935 in Beuthen Germany (ceded to Poland in 1945) and her studies in art history human anatomy goldsmithing and extensive drawing culminated in her discovery of the mezzotint technique. Mezzotint is a print made from an engraved copper or steel plate on which the surface has been partially roughened for shading and partially scraped smooth giving light areas. Depending on it’s size completion of such a plate takes weeks and most often months to and surface of the relatively soft copperplate permits only a certain number of print proceedings and consequently each edition remains limited to 150-200 prints.
Man O War Jellyfish Holothuria Utriculus 1809 Shaw Print
Jellyfish Holothuria Utriculus Print Issued: Original hand-colored engraving from “Zoological Lectures” drawn engraved and published in London circa 1809 by George Shaw (1751-1813) and principal engraver Mrs. Griffith.
Medium: Hand colored copper engraving. Condition: Print is in very good or better condition with some trivial toning mainly around the margins and slight foxing. Overall very presentable and attractive well worthy of hanging for display. Sheet measures c. 8 ½ x 5 inches.
George Shaw was English botanist and zoologist. He started his career initially as medical practitioner but with time became the assistant lecturer in botany at Oxford University and keeper of the natural history department at the British Museum.He was a co-founder of the Linnean Society as well as fellow of the Royal Society. He is known for the colored prints of animals that were published in his works such as “The Naturalist's Miscellany” “Zoological Lectures” and “Musei Leveriani explicatio anglica et Latina” to name the least.
Ornate Wrought Iron Balcony Facade Marquise 1883 Architecture Print
Marquise. This is an original 1883 engraving published in French Art Journal co-founded and directed by Cesar Daly (1811 - 1894) a French architect art designer publisher and pupil of Felix Duban (1798 - 1870). Medium: Original engraving on heavy stock paper Paris 1883.
Condition: Print is in Fine condition with crisp and beautiful sharp details.
Sheet measures c. 13 ¼ x 10 ¼ inches.
Felix Duban French architect "ecole des Beaux-Arts' award winner and pioneer in French architectural design known for redesigning Parisian landmark buildings.