A Superb Set of 12 Ferns by E.J. Lowe
A set of twelve hand coloured ferns by E.J. Lowe dating from 1868. Presented in bespoke Italian frames behind white water glass which cuts reflection and affords some protection to the prints.
Keep Calm Limited Edition By Artist Huw Griffith
Circa Date : 2014
Country of Origin : Essex
Designer/ made by : Huw Griffith
Size 70 cm H x 56 cm W
With the help of a 19th Century Wharfedale stop-cylinder letterpress, original fruitwood letter-face printing blocks, hand-mixed vegetable based inks & the finest quality handmade paper money can buy, we are proud to present posters for your home & workplace. This 'Keep Cal….' has been individually finished by way of hand splattered theatrical blood being blown at it. A very limited run.
A marvellous and rare series of 12 hand-coloured Prints showing the various ‘stages’ of a Bullfight. Dating to the late 19th century (1875-1895 ),the scenes numbered from 1 to 12 and with inscriptions in French ( Spanish bullfighting has always been very popular in south-western France) ,the prints having been engraved from original pen and ink drawings which have then been painted in watercolours. They depict the stages of a Spanish ‘corrida’ including the ‘Picador’ (who comes to grief), the setting on of dogs, placing of the banderillas, the final act with Matador and cape , and with the bull being dragged away at the very end. A savage pageant which even in Spain is gradually losing popularity, but with a visual impact which has always interested painters like Picasso.
The prints have been re-framed recently and are set behind non-reflective glass.