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 A Set of Five Engravings from the Cruikshankiana Series (Cruikshank). Thomas McLean.London.August 1, 1835 A Pair of Event Advertising Posters by Anna Louise Falk. .Connecticut.c1925
This set of five black and white engravings were a part of the Cruikshankiana Series, printed in London by Thomas McLean. The first set was issued circa 1825, but this collection is from a reprinting in August of 1835. The majority of the prints are by artist George Cruikshank who was an English caricaturist and book illustrator. The engravings are different sizes, printed on paper sized at 17 1/4" x 11". (The size of each engraving on the page are below)  Titles in this set are as follows: The Blue Devils!! by George Cruikshank This print was a part of a set that were used to illustrate the discomforts and pain of illness. These 'pains' where represented by the little demons tormenting the man. Measures 10 1/4" x 8 1/4" Dancing Dolls or Les marionettes a Londres by George Cruikshank This engraving depicts a young boy playing fife and tabor while displaying his two puppet dolls that are stretched across a string. There are two young girls near him watching and playing with their own dolls. Measures 6" x 4 3/4" A Good Bite or Swallowing the Bait by William Heath, 1835 Features two men standing on a river-bank unhappily fishing; one short and obese, the other tall and thin. The latter hooks a frog. Close behind them is a hound who is furtively devouring the fish which lie on the grass. Measures 6 1/4" x 4 3/4" Study for The Dancing Lesson, Part 2: The Minuet by George Cruikshank, 1835 Depicts a young boy and girl dancing a minuet, looking at dancing master who plays a pochette. There is a little girl standing in the background on a wooden box. Measures 6 1/4" x 5" To Calais by George Cruikshank Illustrates passengers aboard ship who hang in misery over the railing of the ship in various stages of seasickness. There is also a woman in the background whose face obscured by a bonnet, who further shields her eyes of the wretched scene. Measures 8" x 6" To view this collection, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/OgoSbAIkul7sGVPB3. Toning and soiling due to age. Minor tears at edge, do not effect the engravings. Two hand-made posters by Anna-Louise (Rudin) Falk. She was an artist who lived in Connecticut and was known for portrait and still-life painting, illustration. These two posters are advertisements for events, the first a play and the second a charity event.   "Nothing But The Truth" appears to be the play based on novel of the same name by Frederic S. Isham. The play is a comedy about a stockbroker who must tell the truth for a whole day. The illustration accompanying the poster appears to be the logo for the performers, 'Parish Players', as the eyes are two 'P's. Measures 18 3/4" x 14" "Tulip Tea" is a poster advertising a benefit hosted for the Branford Visiting Nurse Association in May 1925. Tickets were 35 cents each, and there was food, candy, dolls, baskets, toys, and a picture gallery. The poster itself has two whimsical renditions of tulips on either side of the text, in color (red, yellow, orange, and green). The title of the poster, Tulip Tea, is done in a gradient of red, yellow and orange. There are pencil marks seen beneath the text and drawing and was obviously used as a guide for the design.  Measures 22" x 14".. The 'Tulip Tea' poster has a tear on the bottom right corner, approximately 3". As well as 4 small pin holes from when it was displayed. "Nothing but the Truth" has one pin hole at the top center. Minor toning/ fading due to age/light damage.
Children of Momus, Jean Antoine Watteau Engraving, 1729 European Etchings: A Series of Twenty-Two Original Etchings by Famous Foreign Artist with Descriptive Text. Estes and Lauriat.Boston.1888
Overall  20" x 15 1/4", plate mark 19" x 14"  engraving Adam & Charles Black, Edinburgh and Ackermann & Co. London.  It is Children of Momus (Les Enfans de Momus)   by Jean Antoine Watteau (1684-1721) (after) Jean Moyreau (1690-1762) (engraver).  Rococo arabesque composition with nude and costumed putti lounge near a fountain topped with stylized fish.  Upper torsos of women appear above from vines.  Satyr like creatures flank the sides. Various symmetrical elements about.  Fanciful whimsy.  Condition:  vertical center fold. some toning; edge chips. Numbered Limited edition of 350 copies printed various paper types. This item is #123 printd on Holland paper. The book contains twenety-two black and white original etchings (missing two), most of which are in the plate. Etchings are done by Ernest Bosch, J. Willroider, Max Volkhart, C. Jutz, J. Leisten, Carl Hoff, C. F. Dieker, Oscar Hoffman, K.P.T. von Eckenbrecher,  Hans Dahl, H. Deiters, Chr. Kroner, Ernst Zimmerman, Franz Lenback, E. Ducker, and G. Meissner (some artist have multiple etchings in the book). Each etching with tissue-guard, and there are two sets of etchings which are printed two to a page, otherwise the etching are one per page. Each print comes with descriptive text by different authors. The first etching, 'Sunday Afternoon' is opposite the title page, while its descriptive text comes after the table of contents. Otherwise the text comes before the etching. Cover has gilt stamp details on blue paper over hard boards; the spine is a dark blue leather done to match the boards. Measures 17 1/2" x 12". To view this item, please click on the following link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/igFXgM2PPDttKSzs1 . Edge wear due to rubbing. Front cover fully detached. Backstrip cover missing.  First two blank end papers are detached. Missing two of the 22 designs: The Disputants by J. Leisten and Portrait of a Woman by  Franz Lenback.Toned and soiled due to age. Etchings themselves are in great shape.
Heliogravure and ALS by Louis Morin.  Risque imagery. c1890s Joseph PennellFourty seven Fac-simile Drawings by American ArtistsAmerican Artists' War Emergency Fund, National Arts ClubPhiladelphia1918
A single-page heliogravure created by Louis Morin, publisher.  The content of the letter discusses the publishing of a book including the cost of "aquarelle" or watercolor. Penned and signed by Louis Morin.  Measures 5 3/4" x 9".. A heavy stock folio with fourty-seven 10" x 12" auto-lithographic prints. The introduction on the title page begins "This unique collection of drawings was contributed to the "American Artists' War Emergency Fund" by forty-seven American artists to be disposed of fo, REr the benefit of this fund. The Artists' Emergency Fund is one of the numerous war activities due to the initiative of the National Arts Club of New York, its object being to aid American Artist Soldiers or their dependents who, through causes connected with the war, may require assistance. :  It continues to explain the printing process and how the limited edition is made available at five dolls a set. Reverse of title page includes a list of contributors and the name of the work. Some of the artists represented in this set include Hugo Ballin, Cecilia Beaux, Edwin Blashfield, Ernest Blumenshein, George De Forest Brush, Howard Russell Butler, Ercole Cartotto, Frederick S. Church, B.West Clinedinest, Colin Campbell Cooper, E. Irving Couse, Kenyon Cox, Charles C. Curran, Eliott Daingerfield, Paul Dougherty, [Ben Foster - lacking], Daniel Garber, Charles Dana Gibson, Philip Leslie Hale, Childe Hassam, Ernest Ipsen, Francis C. Jones, Hugh Bolton Jones, Arthur I. Keller, Paul King, Ella Conde Lamb, William H. Lippincott, Will H. Low, Clara Mac Chesney, F. Luis Mora, H. Siddons Mowbray, Ivan G. Olinsky, Violet Oakley, Maxfield Parrish, William Macgregor Paxton, Henry W. Parton, Joseph Pennell, Edward H. Potthast, William Ritschel, Henry B. Snell, Gardner Symons, C.Y. Turner, Douglas Volk, Henry O. Walker, Harry W. Watrous, J. Alden Weir and Irving R. Wiles. Also includes facsimile of notes on the work by Joseph Pennell.  Complete set. The heavy stock folio with quarter cloth binding has an applied illustration of a woman..