Spring is in the air

It may not feel like that in some places around the Northern Hemisphere, but spring is upon us.  While the official date is March 21, it often takes awhile see the signs of winter's last days finally disappearing.  Here in Chicago, on a walk I took recently, one yard had hundreds of purple crocuses peeking out of the ground! Hang in there Northerners!  Summer's coming.  And in the meantime, enjoy a few images of the best of spring.
Maurice Denis - Amour - Allegory - Allegorie - color lithograph set published by Ambroise Vollard


DENIS, Maurice

Allégorie (original French title)Color lithograph on thin wove paper.Reference: Cailler 108.First plate from the album titled L’Amour.  Published b...

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Fan with the Florist

Fan with the Florist


Éventail à la Marchande de Fleurs (original French drawing) Woodcut printed on silk, pinned to a sheet of wove paper.Ref: Sylvain Laboureur 680.Sec...

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Desert Plate #5

Desert Plate #5

HABERT-DYS, Jules-Auguste

Assiette à Dessert n° 5 (descriptive French title)Preparatory drawing for a ceramic service presented at the Exposition in 1890.  Produced by Pilli...

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Yannick Ballif - Fleurs - Eglantine - Eglantier - Sweet-Brier - pink flowers - detail


BALLIF, Yannick

Eglantine (original French title) Embossed color aquatint and drypoint on wove paper, 1986.Artist’s proof.  Edition unknown.Signed and dated in pen...

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Ernest-Ange Duez - Fleurs - Flowers - drypoint, 1894 detail


DUEZ, Ernest-Ange

Fleurs (original French title) Drypoint on laid paper.Reference : Stein & Karshan 21. From the only edition of 100, published by L’Estampe Orig...

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Thomas Todd Blaylock - Califonian Poppies - color woodblock print - detail

Californian Poppies

BLAYLOCK, Thomas Todd

Color woodcut printed on thick wove paper.   Edition unknown.  Published by Bell & Co. Ltd. London, United Kingdom. With the publisher’s inform...

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Rico ARAI - Beauty with Roses and Vine - signed mezzotint

Beauty with Roses and Vine

ARAI, Ryoh

Color mezzotint on wove paper, no date.  Proof aside from an unknown edition. Signed and annotated in pencil.   

Frans Everbag - Potted Purple Petunias - color etching aquatint - detail

Potted Purple Petunias


Color aquatint and etching on laid paper, no date. Edition of 50.Signed and numbered    

Shirley RUSSELL - Hibiscus - Color woodcut


RUSSELL, Shirley

Color woodcut or woodblock print on Japan laid paper, no date. There seems to be no stated edition for this print. Likely from a small group of col...

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J. J. Buys - begin twintigste eeuwse kunstenaar - early 20th century Dutch Artist - detail

Wilting Hydrangeas


Graphite drawing on paper, mounted on thin board, circa 1920-30. An elaborately detailed and large drawing by an artist who remains surprisingly un...

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