Medium: original lithograph. Executed for the second volume (1956-57) of very rare Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi, published in Milan by Groupe Espace. The total sheet measures 12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (318 x 220mm). Signed in the stone, not hand-signed. Condition: there is minor aging to the paper.
Documenti d'Arte d'Oggi was an ongoing project of the Concrete Art Movement (Movimento arte concreta). This important portfolio consisted of original silkscreens, serigraphs, lithographs, woodcuts and linoleum cuts on various types of paper, compiled into an annual album from 1954-1958. Among the artists represented in this issue were: Aagaard Andersen, Enrico Bordoni, Angelo Bozzola, Guiseppe Capogrossi, Gillo Dorfles, Galliano Mazzon, Gianni Monnet, Bruno Munari, Mario Nigro, Sandro Pessina, Vivaldo Poli, Carol Rama, Regina, Manlio Rho, Nino Di Salvatore, Emilio Scanavino, Tito Varisco, Luigi Veronesi and Simonetta Vigevani Jung. Original prints by most of these artists are rare.
Medium: original etching. Executed in 1883; this is a rich, dark impression on heavy cream wove paper, from the "Original Etchings by American Artists" portfolio, published in 1883 by Cassell and Company. The plate size is 6 1/4 x 10 1/4 inches. In good condition with full original margins. Signed by James Craig Nicoll in the plate (not by hand).
Medium: original etching. This impression on laid paper was published in Paris in 1876 by Gazette des Beaux Arts. The plate size is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches (108 x 140 mm). Signed in the plate by Giuseppe de Nittis, not hand-signed.
(Mother and Child);
Medium: original etching. Published in 1919 for Genius. Plate size: 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (240 x 190mm). Printed on laid paper. This print is from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst, a deluxe art revue founded in 1919 in the aftermath of The First World War. Europe was devastated by the War, both physically and psychologically, and Expressionist art was attempting to create a new artistic idiom. A good impression from the first (and rarest) year of Genius. Not signed.
Medium: color woodcut. Catalogue reference: Gabler 44. Printed in Paris and published in 1953 by Editions d'Art d'Aujourd'hui, of Boulogne. Sheet size, including margins: 11 3/4 x 8 1/8 inches (300 x 206 mm). A richly inked impression, as usual from this now rare series. Not signed.Condition: the margins have been trimmed and there is a stain near the bottom left.
Medium: original etching. This impression on laid paper was published in 1913 by Gazette des Beaux Arts. Catalogue reference Sanchez and Seydoux 1913-9. The image size is 4 3/4 x 8 inches (120 x 203 mm) and the full sheet measures 7 x 10 7/8 inches (175 x 275 mm). Not signed.