First Collection

This category includes artworks especially searched to respect collectors' or first time buyers' conservatively earmarked fine art purchase funds. Art by emerging artists, and original art created from the combination of original and mechanical techniques (e.g., glicee) are showcased.

The PSfineart Rare Poster Collection, made up of high quality original serigraph and lithograph poster art, although a separate collection, may also be of interest to these art buyers.

See: Rare Posters.

Our entire collection is not displayed. Contact us if you are looking for something not displayed at this time.

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Paul Bisson. Pete Levels. 99/175. Etching. The paper size is 23" x 26". The etching was acquired in 1978. The etching is signed and numbered in pencil. The paper has deckled edges. The margins have a few faint surface handling impressions. The artwork, margins and art surface is in excellent condition. Close-Up | Closer

$ 650.

See Skinner: British Landscapes.

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David Brumbach. 246/250. The Franklin Institute. Offset Lithograph. The paper size is 18" x 16". This piece with the complete Philadelphia Landmarks suite was acquired in 1986. The image is signed in the plate and is also signed and numbered in pencil on the sheet. This piece was created to honor the architectural landmark depicted in it. The legend sheet discusses some of Benjamin Franklin's achievements and traces the history of the building created in 1823. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Legend: The Franklin Institute. Offset Lithograph. The paper size is 18" x 16". This handsome lithograph is a beautifully illustrated history of the structure conceived in 1823 and originally called the Franklin Institute of the State of Pennsylvania for the Promotion of the Mechanic Arts. Throughout the nineteenth century, the institute's pioneering effort in education had enormous influence. Today it has expanded to include some four hundred working exhibits which are as enlightening as they are entertaining, bringing together the principles of science and technology. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

The two lithographs: $500.

Contact us to see the complete Philadelphia Landmarks suite.

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Bueno. Boats at Dock IVX/XX. Lithograph. The paper size is 24" x 27 1/2" . The colors are warm and rich. The representation is clean and crisp. The lithograph was acquired in 1980. The lithograph is signed and numbered in pencil. The art, margins and art surface is excellent condition. Close-Up

$200.


See Salenas and Van Decker: Ships.

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CH 239

Zheng Ging. Peony. Watercolor on silk. The paper size is 10" x 15". This watercolor was acquired in 1981 and is authenticated by the artist's seal. This lovely delicate watercolor painting on silk is reminiscent of the art of ancient Chinese masters, in which watercolor on silk and similar motifs and design express images in nature. The style has remained fresh for centuries. The calligraphy explains that the flowers in this picture are from a famous court yard park in a town called Suzhou, which is near Shanghai. The translation continues explaining the flower has been in this park for 400 years. This painting is mounted with a silk brocade border. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

This painting is one of a triptych. White Blossoms CH748 and, Purple Blossoms CH747, the other two images in the triptych, are discussed below.

$350.

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CH 748

(This piece is not shown on our site at this time, but is available. Contact us if you would like to see it. )

Zheng Ging. White Blossoms. Watercolor. The paper size is 10" x 15". This watercolor was acquired in 1981 and is authenticated by the artist's seal. This lovely delicate watercolor painting on silk is reminiscent of the art of ancient Chinese masters, in which watercolor on silk and similar motifs and design express images in nature. The style has remained fresh for centuries. The calligraphy explains that the flowers in this picture are from a famous court yard park in a town called Suzhou, which is near Shanghai. The translation continues explaining the flower has been in this park for 400 years. This painting is mounted with a silk brocade border. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

This painting is one of a triptych. Peony CH239 and, Purple Blossoms CH747, the other two images discussed directly above and below.

$350.

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CH 747

(This piece is not shown on our site at this time, but is available. Contact us if you would like to see it. )

Zheng Ging. Purple Blossoms. Watercolor. The paper size is 10" x 15". This watercolor was acquired in 1981 and is authenticated by the artist's seal. This lovely delicate watercolor painting on silk is reminiscent of the art of ancient Chinese masters, in which watercolor on silk and similar motifs and design express images in nature. The style has remained fresh for centuries. The calligraphy explains that the flowers in this picture are from a famous court yard park in a town called Suzhou, which is near Shanghai. The translation continues explaining the flower has been in this park for 400 years. This painting is mounted with a silk brocade border. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

This painting is one of a triptych. Contact us to see Peony CH239 and, White Blossoms CH748, the other two images discussed directly above.

$350.

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CH 243

(This piece is not shown on our site at this time, but is available. Contact us if you would like to see it. )

Liu Jin-feng. Grazing Horses. Painted after brick tomb painting from a collection from ancient tombs of the period 618-960 AD, between the Han and Tang dynasties. The paper size is 12 " x 20 ". The watercolor was acquired in 1981. This original watercolor, painted by a female artist and authenticated by the artist's red seal is mounted with a silk brocade border. This painting is a perfect pair to Musicians, discussed directly below. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

About Ancient Tomb Brick Paintings

China's ancient mural painting is noted for its long history, rich content and unique style. It is a crystallization of the wisdom and devotion of Chinese painters through the ages. Six tombs of the Wei and Chin periods (ca. AD 220-316) located in the Gobi Desert and excavated in 1972-73 uncovered a collection of brilliantly colored paintings in the interior brick walls. These paintings are unsurpassed by any other known tomb wall paintings, in both quantity and the richness of their content. These and those above which are representations from Hang - Tang periods (ca. 618-960), present an intimate glimpse of life in China during ancient time.

The paintings are lively, based upon careful observation, and reveal details of dress, habit and personalities. The brush strokes, free and bold - splashes of color - mainly ochre and reds, express warmth and movement. This style is simple and unpretentious and communicates the full, rich flavor of ancient China. The discovery of these extremely rare paintings gives important information to Chinese historians and is a thrilling source of visual pleasure for collectors.

$250.

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CH 244

(This piece is not shown on our site at this time, but is available. Contact us if you would like to see it. )

Bao. Musicians with Pee Pah and Flute. Painted after brick tomb painting from a collection from ancient tombs of the period 618-960 AD, between the Han and Tang dynasties. The paper size is 12 " x 20 ". The watercolor was acquired in 1981. This original watercolor, painted by a male artist and authenticated by the artist's red seal is mounted with a silk brocade border. This painting is a perfect pair to Grazing Horses, discussed directly above. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up | Closer

About Ancient Tomb Brick Paintings

China's ancient mural painting is noted for its long history, rich content and unique style. It is a crystallization of the wisdom and devotion of Chinese painters through the ages. Six tombs of the Wei and Chin periods (ca. AD 220-316) located in the Gobi Desert and excavated in 1972-73 uncovered a collection of brilliantly colored paintings in the interior brick walls. These paintings are unsurpassed by any other known tomb wall paintings, in both quantity and the richness of their content. These and those above which are representations from Hang - Tang periods (ca.618-960), present an intimate glimpse of life in China during ancient time.

The paintings are lively, based upon careful observation, and reveal details of dress, habit and personalities. The brush strokes, free and bold - splashes of color - mainly ochre and reds, express warmth and movement. This style is simple and unpretentious and communicates the full, rich flavor of ancient China. The discovery of these extremely rare paintings gives important information to Chinese historians and is a thrilling source of visual pleasure for collectors.

$250.

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CH2

(This piece is not shown on our site at this time, but is available. Contact us if you would like to see it. )

Zhejiang printmaker, after a painting by Bai Xu-hao. Cultivating Medicinal Herbs. Limited Edition Woodblock Print from Huhsien Country. The paper size is 20" x 27". This original 1983 woodblock print is authenticated on the verso (back of the paper) with script and the name of the artist. The art was acquired in 1983. This woodblock print was made by an art scholar replicating the imagery and style of Bai Xu-hao of Hu County, in China's Shensi Province. This art is that of the peasant painters of Husien Country who in 1958 first showed pictures, such as these. Bright color and bold design are the trademark of this art. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

About Woodblock Prints from Hushsien Country:

In 1958, untrained farmers began to paint in China with no sense of obligation to the aristocratic art of China's past. They made pictures of their daily lives, with bright color and bold design. Their efforts were received enthusiastically when more than 2,1000,000. people saw the first major exhibition of the work in Peking in 1973, and again in France at the 1974 Paris Biennial.

The public applauded the new, daring and unofficial style of the paintings. Subsequently exhibitions were held at museums in London, Stockholm, and Toronto. Later they were shown more widely in venues in Europe, United States, and Australia. Some of these pieces are propagandistic, predictable examples of the Socialist Realist school of art. May are fanciful abstractions of nature's bounty, their intense colors reminiscent of the Fauves. Most of the art deals with one subject - work. The woodblock painting displayed above is one of the first made from the Husien paintings. The vitality and power of the Husien painting carries beautifully in translation from painting to woodblock medium. The trademark flat color and design of the paintings is perfectly suited to this medium. Contact us to see this artwork.

$350.

See LeBaDang: Vietnam artist.

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Halsey307T

Brian Halsey. Two Suites. The art presented below is art from the Microcosm suite and the Mandals suite. Microcosms is a suite of six serigraphs printed in Rives 100% rag paper trimmed to 12 1/2" x 12 1/2". The suite was issued in five separate color states designated as portfolios A-E. Portfolio A consists of the first color state of each image, portfolio B consists of the second color state of each image, and so forth. Each portfolio was issued in an edition of 35. Mandalas is a suite of six serigraphs printed on Somerset 100% rag paper trimmed to 21 1/2" x 21" . The suite was issued in three separate color states, designated Portfolios A-C. Each portfolio was issued in an edition of seventy five each. Contact us to see available Microcosms and Mandalas images which are not shown on our site at this time. Close-Up

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Brian Halsey. Isotron 4th State from the Microcosms suite, color state D. 3/35. Serigraph. The paper size is 12" x 12". This image was acquired in 1980. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. The color and surface of the ink is rich and beautiful. For other descriptive information see the paragraph above. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

$200.

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Brian Halsey. Nuclead 8th State from the Microcosms suite, color state D. 18/35. Serigraph. The paper size is 12" x 12". This image was acquired in 1980. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. The color and surface of the ink is rich and beautiful. For other descriptive information see the paragraph above. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

$200.

Contact us to see other images from Microcosms and Mandalas.

Contact us to see individual Halsey images from other suites, of various sizes up to 30"x 40".

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Iger326

Arnold Iger. Begonia. 1/300. Etching. The paper size is 34" x 24". The artwork was acquired in 1979. The artwork is signed and numbered in pencil. For further description of Iger's work see the paragraph above. The etching, margins and art surface are in excellent condition. Close-Up

Note: The grey cast of the paper is caused by the photography. The actual art paper does not have a grey cast.

$450.

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Arnold Iger. Cymbidium. 96/250. Etching. The paper size is 34" x 24". The artwork was acquired in 1979. The artwork is signed and numbered in pencil. For further description of Iger's work see the paragraph above. The etching, margins and art surface are in excellent condition. Close-Up

Note: The grey cast of the paper is caused by the photography. The actual art paper does not have a grey cast.

$450.

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Toulouse-Lautrec. Poster Classics. Generally master art works, such as the Toulouse-Lautrec posters shown in this composite, are photomechanically reproduced in unlimited quantity to make the art they copy available to large audiences. The poster recreations in this composite, displayed below, are different. They are limited edition lithographs, drawn by a chromist, on zinc plates and lithographic stones. Although not the original posters of the late 19th Century, these are the only Lautrec poster images authenticated by the Lautrec Museum in Albi France. These perfect replicas, slightly reduced in dimensions from the original posters, have accurate and vibrant color and drawing true to the images created by Lautrec. Each piece is printed on Rives BFK 100% rag paper and bears the seal, or cachet, of the Museum. Respected as original fine quality authenticated lithograph posters, these images represent the best art produced in the period. Close-Up

Contact us to see: Elles, Jane Avril, La Chain Simpson, May Milton, Salon De Cent, and Troupe De Mille. Eglantine.

Contact us if you require our search service to locate original 19th Century Lautrec Poster Classics.

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Toulouse-de Lautrec. Divan Japonais. Lithograph. Limited Edition 1895 Replica Poster. The paper size is 31"x 34". This piece was acquired in 1985. Originally executed in 1893, this poster was designed to accompany the opening of a cafe concert (The Divan Japonais) in the rue des Martyrs. The print depicts Jane Avril, a model, seated at the edge of the orchestra pit which was used as the bar. She is made up in the Japonais fashion, her face thick with pancake makeup. The chanteuse, whose head has been left out of the picture, is Yvette Guilbert, identifiable by the long black gloves, a standard part of her costume. Despite the success of the poster, which some consider one of Lautrec's most successful, the cafe-concert closed shortly after it opened. Color is brilliant and the texture of the piece is lush. For more information on this recreation please see the paragraphs above. The artwork, full surface and texture, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

$ 450.

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Toulouse-de Lautrec. May Belfort. Lithograph. Limited Edition 1895 Replica Poster. The paper size is 31" x 23 1/2" . This piece was acquired in 1985. Lautrec was fascinated with the ladies of the stage. However, few posters, if any, rival the brilliance of those of May Belfort. In this poster Belfort, a Montmartre chanteuse, is holding a small black kitten whose bright eyes stare out over the footlights into the audience. This cat also appears in a series of four other prints executed by Lautrec. This kitten was to Belfort what long black gloves were to others stars, such as Lautrec's favorite Yvette Guilbert. Color is brilliant, and the texture of the piece is lush. For more information on this recreation please see the paragraphs above. The artwork, full surface and texture, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

$ 385.

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Toulouse-de Lautrec. La Revue Blanche. Lithograph. Limited Edition 1895 Replica Poster. The paper size is 37" x 27 1/2" . This piece was acquired in 1985. Originally executed in 1895, this work reflects Bonnard's influence on Lautrec's sense of graphic design. The figure is strongly reminiscent of Bonnard's La Petite Blanchissuese and Femme au Parpluie. The figure in this poster is Missia, wife of one of the directors of La Revue Blanche. Color is brilliant and the texture of the piece is lush. For more information on this recreation please see the paragraphs above. The artwork, full surface and texture, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

$450.

Contact us to see other available Lautrec Museum de Albi certified replicas including: Elles, Jane Avril, La Chain Simpson, May Milton, Salon De Cent, and Troupe De Mille. Eglantine.

Contact us if you require our search service to locate any original 19th Century Poster Classic.

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Edith Minch. 246/250. Cathedral Basilica SS. Peter and Paul. Offset Lithograph. The paper size is 18" x 16". This piece with the complete Philadelphia Landmarks suite was acquired in 1986. The image is signed in the plate and is also signed and numbered in pencil on the sheet. This piece was created to honor the architectural landmark depicted in it. The legend sheet discusses the history of religious freedom that inspired the creation of the building in 1846, and traces the history of this world renowned sanctuary and the treasures within it. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

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Legend : Cathedral Basilica SS. Peter and Paul. Offset Lithograph. The paper size is 18" x 16". This handsome lithograph is a beautifully illustrated history of the structure conceived in 1846, one of the most enduring monuments to Philadelphia's tradition of religious liberty. The Legend discusses and illustrates the impressive baldachin, or canopy, that covers the main altar, the gleaming capitals and entablature which are cast in bronze, and treasures displayed within including a silver chalice lined with gold that was given to St. John Neumann in 1852 by the people of the diocese upon his elevation to bishop in 1852. The cathedral is known throughout the Catholic world for its collection of religious and secular art, including the original decorative work by Constantino Brumidi, who also decorated the United States Capitol dome. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Close-Up

The two lithographs: $500.


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John P. Morgan. Les Gravures. This composite gives some examples of John P. Morgan's fantastic art style. Images are imaginative, allegorical and realistic. Morgan's unique compositional style gives the work an intensely mystical quality. Color is rich, subtle, and modulated with fine detailed drawing. Close-Up


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John P. Morgan. Les Paons. 61/300. Lithograph combined with Serigraph. The paper size is 23" x 35". The print was acquired in 1982. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. For more information about the art please see the paragraphs above. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Les Paons is a perfect pair to Les Grues displayed directly below. Close-Up

$300.

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John P. Morgan. Les Grues. 60/300. Lithograph combined with Serigraph. The paper size is 23" x 35". The print was acquired in 1982. The serigraph is signed and numbered in pencil. For more information about the art please see the paragraphs above. The artwork, margins and art surface, is in pristine condition. Les Grues is a perfect pair to Les Paons displayed directly above. Close-Up

$300.


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WineArt: 1978-81

The posters illustrated in this composite and displayed below are replicas of the labels used on the wines they advertise. The posters were created as art posters in 1983. The works are original lithographs and their quality is excellent. The wine labels in our collection include: Chateau Montela, Frog's Leap, Jordan, Mt. Veeder, Panache, Pecota, Scramsberg, St. Clement, and Stag's Leap. Close-Up


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WineArt. Frog's Leap. Poster. Lithograph. The paper size is 30" x 22". Frog's Leap is a wonderful poster with rich color and gold raised margins around the image. This charming illustration advertises Sauvignon Blanc from the Napa Valley in California. The art poster is in pristine condition. Close-up

$300.

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WineArt. Mount Veeder. Poster. Lithograph. The paper size is 30" x 22". This Mount Veeder Winery poster is handsome art. The decorative V is reminiscent of ornate complex interlace patterns used in 6th century biblical illustrations and illustrations of the Byzantine period, when some of the most beautiful books ever were made. In the 1500's early printed manuscripts were adorned with illustrative drawing such as on this poster. This poster art has gold ink around boarders and fine quality inked lithograph surface. The art poster is in pristine condition. Close-up

$400.

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WineArt. Panache. Poster. Lithograph. The paper size is 22" x 22". This beautiful Panache wine label takes its design from the French Bell Epoque art period and the art of world renown Austrian artist Alphonse Mucha's Reverie, which was used in calendar and poster designs in 1896. The woman in Mucha's Reverie has, over the years, been called "the girl with bedroom eyes." This handsome wine art poster has a gold embossed seal. Gold ink is used in the boarders around the image and it has fine quality inked lithograph surface. This art poster is in pristine condition. Close-up

Note: The seal in this original poster is embossed with design and printing. Photographic process for website display may have compromised the look of the image and the fine graphic quality presented in this original poster.

$500.

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