Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Willhelm Unger Jewish Bride Etching of Rembrandt painting circa 1885

Willhelm Unger (1837-1932) was regarded as the premier interpreter of Rembrandt's work. This is one of Willhelm Unger's most famous renderings of a Rembrandt painting, The Jewish Bride.

Image size 5.5 x 8 inches, tissue proof mounted on a larger sheet. Printed in warm black ink. Not signed. This was from a deluxe edition of Rembrandt's work. Published c. 1885. This is NOT a modern reproduction.

(Etching is the process of using strong acid to cut into the unprotected parts of a metal surface to create a design in intaglio in the metal . As an intaglio method of printmaking it is, along with engraving, the most important technique for old master prints, and remains widely used today)

Frederick Garrison Hall Original Etching MAISON DES AMBASSADEURS

Frederick Garrison Hall 1878-1946 - MAISON DES AMBASSADEURS, DIJON France

Original Etching, 1924. 13 7/8 x 9 3/4 inches. Edition of 75. Signed in pencil lower right. Supplied in archival study mat.

This print received a Silver Medal, Sequi-centennial International Exposition, Philadelphia, 1926. Other impressions are in the collection of the Boston Public Library, Fogg Art Museum, Museum of fine arts, Boston, National Collection of Fine Arts (Smithsonian museum of American Art), and the Uffizi Gallery. The copper plate is in the collection of the Boston Public Library (BPL catalog 23).

This is an original - not a modern reproduction.

Friday, February 4, 2011

W. Gisin Swiss Painter of the American Landscape (1921 - 2006)

Available in our shop here : http://www.songofsnow.com/W-Gisin-p/wgisin.htm

The Grand Teton, at 13,775 feet (4,199 m),[1] is the high point of the Teton Range in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park

This painting, oil on masonite, framed, is signed W. Gisin and captures a slice of the great American landscape.

Dimensions : 32h x 20w full frame
Masonite painted board:  20h x 11w surface area showing
Oil on masonite, framed

Adorning the walls of Smitty’s Pancake and Steak House in Idaho Falls, Idaho, you’ll find several stunning original oil paintings signed by W. Gisin.

Werner Gisin was born in Switzerland (1921) and studied at a private art school in Bern. In 1948, Gisin immigrated to the United States and eventually found his way to Idaho Falls. In Idaho Falls, he found a fan and a friend in Cleo Werner, the owner of Smitty’s.

Cleo loved Werner’s work so much, she allowed him to sell his paintings through the restaurant. That arrangement didn’t last long, however, as some of Cleo’s favorite paintings left the restaurant to go to their buyers. Instead, Cleo began buying many of Werner’s paintings to keep for herself.

Werner (Wally) Gisin passed away in 2006 leaving a cherished portfolio of paintings of the Western landscape, his adopted home.