Category: Art book/folio
Motifs Japonais. A portfolio of Art Deco versions of Japanese themes. The first edition, published in Paris ca. 1925. Woodblock designs, printed in pochoir, many executed with metallic silver, bronze, and copper inks. Hand-stenciled by l’atelier Ferrariello.
Dreams of a Greece that isn’t coming back. Watercolors from an album with views of Greece done by artist Miltiadis Thon (1875-1945) whose album it was. It was part of a 2003 Bonhams auction.
Miltiadsis Thon was a Greek artist of German descent. He was a descendant of Karl Christian Friedrich Thon, a Bavarian, who settled in Athens in 1833 when he arrived as a member of the court of King Otto.
Views of the West Indies in 1835. Antigua in the Lesser Antilles. Aquatints after L. Stobwasser that were commissioned by the Moravian Church as a way of promoting their work on the island.
A selection of plates taken from “Oriental ceramic art : illustrated by examples from the collection of W.T. Walters” which came out in 1897 as a limited edition of 500 copies. L. Prang and Company, lithographers. Published by D. Appleton and Company.
Design folio/album of Gibitz Mariska of which little is known except that the experts at White Fox Rare Books whose website this is taken from can pinpoint the origin of this album to Hungary and Budapest because the paper was made by a Budapest firm. ca. 1890-1910.
Details of the Alhambra taken from “Plans, elevations, sections, and details of the Alhambra from drawings taken on the spot in 1834 by Jules Goury, and in 1834 and 1837 by Owen Jones.” Volume II. Published in London 1845 by Owen Jones.
Decorate like it’s 1912 with hints from C. H. Baer’s “120 interiors in colours, designed by modern artists.” Published in Cleveland by J. H. Hansen in 1912.
Images taken from an album of watercolor drawings of plants, insects and fruit, nineteenth century. Chinese school. Some are captioned in Chinese.
The album was in the collections of Winifred Bois. Winifred Bois was the daughter of Frederic William Bois, (1848-1921). Frederic was an amateur photographer who exhibited at the Paris Exhibition of 1900, and whose family had held a prominent place in the mercantile life of Ceylon since the 1860s. Winifred traveled extensively in the Far East. She collected Chinese school watercolors.