Poster Art c.1902 Art Nouveau Ault Wiborg Ink lot x 10 prints wonderful rareBrian DiMambro- Antique & Vintage Maps, Prints, Books & Gold Coins
(Arts & Crafts- Art Nouveau poster Art- Ink & Graphic Arts Company).
Issued Cincinnati, c.1895-1900 by Ault & Wiborg Printing Inks. Earhart & Richardson color lithographic printers.
Art by Westervelt, Weisbrodt, L. Schmidt, Frank Swick (F.S.)(2), Harker (2), I.R. Henri & anonymous - many images signed within the plate. Nice printing press work, each worthy of framing for display.
Splendid lot of ten (10) beautiful small color posters issued by this once important and renowned national color ink company. Exceptional devil image, Japanese Geisha girl, Chinese merchant, nudes in woods, man reading newspaper, etc.
The company hired accomplished artists and designers to create posters for them which were displayed in public and also sold separately to collectors. This rare smaller reduced version was issued by the company at the very beginning of the 20th century, offered in a modest small run as a specimen color plate book to collectors.
All are visually attractive, several display light to moderate old damp staining along the top edges or corners. Any age flaws or small condition issues are, for our eyes, easy to forgive or overlook. The slight flaws enhance the visual appeal by making the example visually unique, each is scarce/rare as a printed image.
Please watch video top see how sheets appear.Sheets measure c. 12" H x 8 3/4" W.