Art

1910 Engraving of UNC

1910 Engraving of UNC

A wonderful engraving of the University of North Carolina. This piece was made by Richard Rummell (1848-1924). He was a well known artist and was commissioned to do some water color paintings of some of the most prestigious schools and colleges in American. Painted from a “bird’s eye view” it has often been speculated that he used a hot air balloon.  Furthermore, he would consult with the administration of each school and include future plans in his paintings. (Some of these “future” plans never happened!) From these water colors, copper plates were engaged and prints like this one were sold. There were a limited number originally printed.  Today, his prints are highly sought after by alumni and rarely come on the market. This particular piece is 3’ 6 ¾” wide and 31” tall. The interior area measures 29 ¼” wide and 17” tall. The frame is solid wood and the hand coloring really helps make the piece. Overall the piece looks amazing.

In 1940, Paul Victorius purchased the plates and re-struck them producing pieces like one sees here. This process was stopped around 1960 but was picked back up by John Warderman who struck prints up until 1981. This piece probably comes from the Warderman run. Each image is hand colored.

Photography note:

Due to the size, this piece was extremely difficult to photograph. Rest assured, it is in outstanding condition and is beautiful. The most accurate picture for color is the closeup of the center part of the image. The paper does not have a yellow tone to it.

Rummell’s Engraving of UVA

Rummell’s Engraving of UVA

A fantastic engraving by Richard Rummell of the University of Virginia.  This piece was originally painted by Richard Rummell(1848-1924). He was a well-known artist and was commissions to do some water color paintings of some of the most prestigious schools and colleges in American.

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UVA Engraving, C. 1838

UVA Engraving, C. 1838

A wonderful, steel engraving of the “University de Virginia”, or better known as the University of Virginia. Published by Hermann Meyer’s in “Universium” in 1838. This is one of the earliest engraving we know of UVA.  While the frame measures 11 ¾” by 10 1/2″, the visible image is 6″ by 4 1/2″.  The engraving has been conservation framed and is ready for display. $495

UVA Engraving, C. 1845

UVA Engraving, C. 1845

An early and rare, wood engraving of the “College at Charlottesville”, better known as University of Virginia today. This is one of the earliest engravings made available to the public. It was in a book call “The Historical Collections of Virginia’ by Barber and Howe in 1845. While the frame measures 11 ¾” by 9 7/8”, the visible image is 5 7/8” by 3 7/8”. The engraving has been conservation framed and is ready for display. $495

Catesby Engravings

Catesby Engravings

A nice trio of Mark Catesby’s engravings from Natural History of Carolina, Florida and the Bahama Islands. He published these and other images between 1729-1747.  (more…)

Circa 1850 Map of Virginia

Circa 1850 Map of Virginia

A nice map of Virginia by Cowperthwaite. This map is framed in acid free board and is ready to go. The glass is UV protected. (more…)

Virginia Map


Virginia Map

A nice map of the Commonwealth of Virginia. This pre Civil War map was produced in 1855. Made by Colton, it is framed in acid free matting and is ready to go home. (more…)

Landscape Oil

Landscape Oil

A nice landscape, oil on canvas painting in its original frame. The landscape and cattle give us some clues to the painter. The landscape is Italian but the cow is South American.  (more…)

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