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.
Emil Pottner - Blumenvase - Flowers in a Vase_detail
$500

Flowers in a Vase

POTTNER, Emil

Blumenvase (descriptive German title) Woodcut printed in three primary colors on laid japon paper.Trial proof.  Edition unknown, but likely small, ...

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Theo Van Hoytema - Twee Zilverreigers - Two Silver Egrets - Grote Reiger - Great Heron - Egretta alba - detail
$3,000

Two White Egrets

van HOYTEMA, Theo

Twee Zilverreigers (original Dutch title) Lithograph printed in black in on chine-collé.Ref: Rijksmuseum - de Groot 89.  Also reproduced page 92-93...

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Yannick Ballif - Fleurs - Eglantine - Eglantier - Sweet-Brier - pink flowers - detail
$325

Sweet-Brier

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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Yannick Ballif - Clematite - Clematis - vine plans flowering - deep royal blue - detail
$325

Clematis

BALLIF, Yannick

Clematite (original French title) Embossed color aquatint and drypoint on wove paper.The “BAT” impression.  The abbreviation stands for “Bon à tire...

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