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Barbara McCann American Artist: B. 1954 – 2011. Barbara McCann creates scenes that the viewer feels he or she can walk right into. Her use of the palette knife adds a textural level to her images, which contributes to the overall impression of liveliness. This heavy impasto technique imbues objects and figures with an air of solidity and dimension. It is a technique well-suited to her impressionistic style. Barbara’s love of light, use of rich, saturated color, and application of heavily textured paints mark her as as an heir to the impressionists’ ideals – to create works that concentrate on the feelings a scene evokes rather than the accurate reproduction of “reality.” Light, shadow, color, texture, and perspective are the fundamental elements Barbara uses to create visions of warmth and wonder, full of life and light. Barbara passed away 2011. Listings wanted by
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Bavarian Village Old New testaments

Title: Oberammergau and Its Passion Play: A Complete History of Oberammergau and Its Passion Play from the Origin of the Play Up to the Present Time
Author: Hermine Diemer, von Hillern
Publisher: Printed and published (in Germany) by Carl Aug. Seyfried & Co. / Published (in America) by The American Lecture Association
City: Munich / Chicago
Year: 1900
Binding Style: Hardcover
Pagination: 252 pages
Width: 9.75″ Height: 12.5″
Book Details: “The Oberammergau Passion Play was first performed in 1634 and is the result of a vow made by the inhabitants of the village that if God spared them from the effects of the bubonic plague then sweeping the region they would perform a passion play every ten years. The play is now performed in years ending with a zero, as well as in 1934 which was the 300th anniversary and 1984 which was the 350th anniversary (though the 1940 performance was cancelled because of the intervention of the Second World War). It involves over 2000 actors, singers, instrumentalists and technicians, all residents of the village.” (Courtesy of Wikipedia)
Condition / Notes: This antique volume is bound in brown cloth, with stamped gilt lettering to the spine. The front cover has embossed gilt lettering and ornamental designs in pink. A black and white oval illustration on the front cover depicts the crucifixion of Christ. The book shows external wear, with light soiling to the covers and a small tear at the top of the front gutter. The binding is sound. The pages are clean and bright. This work is illustrated with a frontispiece photograph of the Bavarian town of Oberammergau, plates and numerous textual illustrations. A facsimile of a 1780 leaflet is tipped in at page 104.

Female Musical Figures

Title: Untitled
Artist: Mario Carreno
Medium: Mixed Media
Features: Signature
Print Year: 1947
Width: 25.25″ Height: 21.25″
Art Notes: This work presents a number of female figures depicted as musical instruments. There are three standing figures in the background, a figure lying across the center foreground, and one additional representation of the female figure as guitar to the left of the central figure. The other instruments would seem to be, moving from left to right in the background, a drum, a tambourine and a second drum. The figure foregrounded at the center could be seen as a piano (with the keys underneath the strings). Phallic symbols appear at either end. The figures are in their conjunction an articulation of a vision of a tropical, specifically Cuban, culture, not unlike other pieces by the artist done in this period.
Condition: This ink and watercolor is preserved in window mat showing faint smudging. The rear edges of this piece are taped to the verso of the mat. A number of markings are visible of the reverse side of the watercolor, presumably tape residue.

The name “Carreno” and the number 47 appear in the lower right corner.

Estimated Sale Price: $10,000 – $40,000.

Description: MARIO CARREÑO
(Cuban, 1913-1999)
Untitled, 1955
Tempera on paper on cardboard
Acquired by the present owner form Cuban art dealer, Rafael Fajardo.
Mario Carreno
H 18 1/2 x W 31 1/2 inches
Estimated Price: $30,000 – $35,000

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Description: Interior con espejo y puerta al mar
signed ‘Cundo Bermúdez’ (lower right)
oil on canvas
35 x 24 in. (89 x 61 cm.)
Painted circa 1965.
Provenance: Private collection, New York.
Artist or Maker: Cundo Bermudez (Cuban B. 1914)
Literature: Cundo Bermúdez, Cuban-American Endowment for the Arts, Inc., Miami, 2000, p. 152, no. 65.1 (illustrated in color).
Sold from Christie: $66,000

Transatlantic Travel

Title: The Mammoth Iron Steam-Ship “Leviathan” 22,500 Tons, 2600 Horse Power
Artist: Currier and Ives
Medium: Print
Features: Original
Print Year: circa 1860
Width: 14.25″ Height: 10.0″
Art Notes: This plate offers a depiction of an iron sailing steam ship from the mid-nineteenth century. The vessel is shown at sea, with a view of the paddle wheel, funnels and masts.

The Leviathan Steamship
Aug 27, 1853

Mr. Betts, the great railway contractor, who has just left for Montreal, is a Director in the Eastern Navigation Company, who are constructing the Leviathan Steamship, for the purpose of facilitating ocean navigation. The other head of this company is the Earl of Yarborough, and the names of Mr. Peto and others of equal note, are also associated with Mr. Betts in the direction. This Company has laid the scheme for a monster steamer, whose dimensions are given as follows:— Length 673 feet; breadth 80 feet; out to out of wheel-houses 120 feet; depth of holt! from combinings of main deck 60 feet’; power of engines 6.000 horse. Her decks present an area of 1J acres of surface, The ship is being built by Scott Russell, Esq., the greatest naval architect ot England, and is constructed in separate compartments, made water-tight), so that in case of her bow or stern breaking off, she would still be able to float in separate pieces. It is doubtful if such a steamer could enter our harbor, and Halifax is therefore regarded as the most suitable port lor this new move in ocean navigation. This steamer is to sail from Milford Haven, where she is now building—or from Holyhead Harbor, which promises eventually to become the great steamship terminus of the British Isle.— — [London paper. [So it seems this great steamer is actually being built. Well, we would like to see it, the experiment is certainly a magnificent one. In connection with the above, we learn by the ” Montreal Herald,” that Robert Stephenson, the celebrated engineer who built the Britannia Tubular Bridge, is now in Montreal to build a tubular bridge over the St. Lawrence.”

Condition: This hand-tinted origiinal Currier & Ives lithograph shows damp stain to the upper right quadrant. Very minor loss and faint creasing are visible in the upper left corner. Two small closed tears are visible at the edges. The coloring is quite bright.

Title: Plutarch’s Lives, Translated from the Original Greek; With Notes, Historical and Critical; And a Life of Plutarch. A New Edition, Carefully Corrected, and the Index Much Amended, and Accurately Revised Throughout. In Four Volumes
Author: Plutarch – Plutarch then named, on his becoming a Roman citizen, Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus was a Greek historian, biographer, and essayist, known primarily for his “Parallel Lives and Moralia.” He is considered today to be a Middle Platonist.
Publisher: Hickman and Hazzard
City: Philadelphia
Year: 1822
Binding Style: Hardcover
Number of Volumes: 4 Full Set: Yes
Width: 6″ Height: 9″
Book Details:
Condition / Notes: The antique set is bound in full brown leather with gilt-lettered red leather labels and gilt ruling to the spines. The books show external wear, with cracking to top and bottom of spine edges and minor scuffing at edges. The covers display some rubbing. The second volume lacks the spine label. The third volume has minor loss of material along left side of the mid-section of the spine. The rear board of the second volume is slightly warped. The bindings are firm. The previous owner’s name and the date of 1849 appear on the front pastedowns. The signature of John C. Rudd appears on the front flyleaf of the first volume. The pages exhibit foxing. This work is illustrated with a tissue-guarded frontispiece portrait of the author.