Set of four charming English coaching lithographs. Regency period, circa 1820. Two bear the label of Arthur Ackermann and Son / Gallery of Fine Arts / 191 Regent Street / London W. Still mounted in the original 9 x 7-inch wood frames. Rudolph Ackermann senior helped his son Rudolph Ackermann junior (1793-1868) to set up business as a print publisher specializing in sporting and military prints in 1825. The business was continued by Rudolph Jr.'s son Arthur Ackermann (1830-1914), who began trading as Arthur Ackermann & Son Ltd in 1906. The company was acquired by Peter Johnson in 1991 trading as Ackermann and Johnson Ltd and after 2008 Arthur Ackermann Ltd.
'Introduction a la Geographie' copper atlas engraving in original color by De Mornas. France, 1761. Framed under glass. Frame measures 26.5 x 20 inches; engraved area of the print inside the plate marks measures 20.5 x 14 inches.
Joichi Hoshi (1913-1979) wood cut print of a turquoise blue tree on a gold leaf ground, 1973. The gold leaf frame measures 17.5 x 17.75 inches and the print measures 9.5 x 9.75 inches. Excellent condition. Signed and numbered. Joichi Hoshi had worked as a teacher in Taiwan for 13 years. With the end of World War II the Japanese occupation of Taiwan ended (Taiwan had come to Japan at the end of the Sino-Japanese war of 1894/95). Joichi Hoshi returned to Japan in 1946 and began to study oil painting at Musashino College of Fine Arts. When he graduated he was nearly 50 years old. In the early 1970s the artist began to specialize in images of trees. This is what he is most famous for. Collections: Tokyo Museum of Modern Art, Japan. Also: • Museum of Modern Art, New York, USA. • National Museum of Far Eastern Art, Berlin, Germany. • Art Institute of Chicago, IL, USA. • Haifa Museum, Israel. • Rockefeller Foundation, New York, USA
The Golden Gate Before the Bridge, San Francisco, 1932, Copyright 1986 by Ansel Adams Center / The Friends of Photography San Francisco. Offset lithograph poster published by the Trustees of The Ansel Adams Publishing Rights Trust. Printed by Gardner Lithograph for Ansel Adams The Camera. Measures 32 x 26 inches.
John L. Doyle's "The Great Human Race" / Portfolio One / The Counselors, 1985. Original lithographs and monochrome proofs. We show photos of part of the folio. This folio is number 150 of 225, and consists of 14 of the original 20 prints (5 lithographs on BFK Rives paper and 9 monochrome proofs on handmade paper). Each print is signed, numbered and titled by the artist, and stamped and signed on the back by the printer, Roland Poska, Fishy Whale Press. The each measure approximately 30 x 22 inches.The lithographs: Knowledge; Equity; Custom; Judgement; and Authority. The monochromes: Knowledge; Equity; Custom; Judgement; Authority; Obligations; Renewal; Wisdom; and Truth. John L. Doyle was born in Chicago Illinois in 1939. He received his bachelors degree at the Art Institute of Chicago, and his masters degree at Northern Illinois University. John L. Doyle's art reflects his fascination with the human condition. For over a decade, previous to creating the art displayed below, Doyle studied ethnology and anthropology. The product of this study is a visual recording of what Doyle learned and set down in drawings. The drawings became the foundation for a series of lithographs which developed into a life's work art project which Doyle titled The Great Human Race. The art visually records categorical statements about civilization. The presentation is about the cultural development of particular disciplines. Doyle has had more than 50 one man national exhibitions, participated in more than 30 national and international group exhibitions, and is the recipient of more than 32 awards, including purchase prizes. He is listed in Who's Who in American Art. John Doyle died on March 14, 2010 in Burnesville, North Carolina.