"View of Lake George." No other credits. Engraving. 4 1/4 x 6 3/4 (image) plus platemarks and margins. From John Melish's Travels through the United States of America in the Years 1806 & 1807, 1809, 1810 & 1811. London and Dublin, 1818. Excellent condition. $75
"Near Skeensborough On Lake Champlain." [Whitehall, New York] From The Port Folio. Philadelphia: June, 1813. Engraving by Hewitt. 3 3/8 x 6. Very good condition. Stauffer: 1321. $150
H. Reinagle. "Fort Ticonderoga on Lake Champlain." From The Port Folio. Philadelphia: October, 1818. Engraving. 3 1/2 x 5 3/4. Very good condition. $175
D. Wadsworth. "Lake George, From the Village of Caldwell." New Haven: ca. 1820. 2 7/8 x 4 3/8. Copper plate engraving by S.S. Jocelyn. Very good condition. $60
"Lake George." New York: 1825. 2 3/8 x 3 7/8. Copper plate engraving by Peter Maverick. Tear in upper left corner of margin, else very good condition. Fielding: 2243. $60
Haskell & Allen. "Autumn on Lake George." Boston: ca. 1870. 8 1/4 x 12 3/4. Lithograph with original hand color. Crease in lower right corner of margin, and light spot in margin above title. Else very good condition. $250
The Aldine. An American Art Journal (1868-79), was started as a house organ for a New York firm of printers, but became a general magazine devoted to art and typography under the editorship of R.H. Stoddard (1871-75). It was filled with wood engravings based on art by some of the best American artists of the day, including most famously Thomas Moran, after whose work thirty-nine prints were made. Many of these, and images by other artists, featured American western landscape, increasing the awareness among the public of the beauty of this region.
Andrew W. Melrose. "Lake George." [Sabbath Day Point/Roger's Slide]. Washington: A. Melrose, ca. 1885. 21 1/2 x 35 1/2. Chromolithograph by Raphael Tuck and Sons. Margins trimmed to image as issued. Vibrant colors. Very good to excellent condition. In period frame.
Andrew Melrose (1836-1901) was an artist of American landscapes. He had studios in Hoboken and Guttenburg, New Jersey during the 1870s and 1880s. He is particularly known for his paintings of views from North Carolina to New England, though he also produced images of Ireland, the Tyrols and Cornwall, England. This lovely and colorful Adirondack scene shows the area of Sabbath Day Point, near the present day town of Hague, New York. The view is looking north. In the background, on the left is Roger's Slide. In foreground, is a cabin with people unloading provisions on the shore. In the middle distance a flat bottom boat is ferrying people to another location on the lake. Melrose published a number of large chromolithographs after his paintings. Many artists tried selling these large and colorful prints to make extra money and to help establish their reputations. This is an excellent example of nineteenth century chromolithography used to reproduce American paintings. $3,200
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