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Articles on Collecting

I found this link off of the online version of The Guardian, the UK newspaper. It isn’t really to indepth but offers some great, quick articles regarding art collecting. http://artcollecting.co.uk/ enjoy.

Horto-Zamia Skinneri

Horto-Zamia Skinneri

Nice color litho from Horto Van Houtteano.
Additional information on prints under “About the Artist” section.

Kawase Husai

Kawase Hasui (川瀬 巴水, 1883 – 1957) was a Japanese woodblock printmaker in the early 20th century. He and Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) are widely regarded as two of the greatest artists of the shin hanga style, and are known especially for their excellent landscape prints. During the forty years of his artistic career, Hasui worked […]

Helga Von Cramm

Helga Von Cramm (1880-1901) was a Baroness, quite renowned for her landscapes. Her images were converted to chromolithographs by the renowned company, Vincent Brooks, Day & Son for quite a few books. These are some lovely bookplates.


Takahashi Hiroaki was born in Asakusa, Tokyo in 1871. When he was nine years old he began studying Japanese-style painting with his uncle Matsumoto Fuko (1840-1923). By age 16 he was working at the Imperial Household Department of Foreign Affairs, copying designs of foreign medals and ceremonial objects. In 1891, together with Terazaki Kogyo, he […]

Great research resource

I found this site, All experts and it is a free service for researching just about anything. It is manned by volunteers in many subjects but I used it to research some artwork. Enjoy, http://www.allexperts.com/

Nice Antiques Resource

I found this great resource site, http://www.oldandsold.com/ It is an online marketplace but also has a great section of educational articles from Antique Digest.

W. G. Jackman

W. G. Jackman was originally from England, but came to the United States in 1841, where he established a business in New York.  He did most of his work for the Harpers, Putnams and Appletons, all New York publishers.  He excelled as an engraver of portraits and subject plates, using the stipple and the line […]

About Peter Moran

Peter Moran: One of America’s leading nineteenth century etchers of animals and landscapes, Peter Moran immigrated with his family to the United States at the age of three. At the age of sixteen he was apprenticed to the lithographic firm of Herline and Hersel, drawing mostly advertisements. A year later he began to study art […]

Deborah Passmore

Deborah Griscom Passmore (1840-1911) was an artist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Division of Pomology for nineteen years. While her work for USDA focused on fruits, she was also a skilled painter of flowers and cacti. Deborah G. Passmore was born in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, on July 17, 1840, to Everett Griscom Passmore […]