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Landscape Prints

The printmaking tradition of rendering landscapes originated in Italy in the 1500s with the engraver Marcantonio Raimondi. Known for his engravings of Raphael's work, Raimondi inspired others to reproduce original artwork for profit, and the practice quickly spread to the Netherlands and was assimilated into the Dutch landscape tradition.

Landscapes were one of the most popular categories of prints produced for book illustrations or for decorative purposes. In the 19th century, the French Barbizon landscape painters translated plein air sketches into remarkable prints. Preferring to work outdoors and study directly from nature, rebelling against studio painting, the Barbizon artists found printmaking a versatile medium for capturing the desired effects.

The Barbizon school greatly influenced the next generation of Impressionist painters. In Great Britain, artists rendered the landscape using mezzotint and aquatint to create the effects of watercolor washes, as can be seen in the work of Paul Sandby and David Lucas, who is known for his translation of John Constable landscape paintings into prints.


Quick Facts

  • Dutch painter and printmaker Hercules Segers is considered one of the most important landscapists of the Dutch golden age, creating remarkable original compositions of imaginary mountain vistas
  • The 19th century Barbizon painters preferred to make prints using the etching technique, as they could draw directly into the ground to quickly capture the changing effects of weather on the landscape
  • In the 1890s, Edgar Degas created remarkable impressionistic color landscapes using the monotype technique. Degas travelled through Burgundy to visit a friend, and created the monotypes as recollections of the countryside along his journey

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John Piper (British 1903 - 1992) Lithograph, House on the Hill, Signed in Pencil, 43 x 60 sheet size
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John Piper (British 1903 - 1992) Lithograph, House on the Hill, Signed in Pencil, 43 x 60 sheet size
by 5th Avenue Auctioneers
Est: R1,500- R2,500
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ALEX PEREZ "FRENCH GARDEN" EA LTD ED SERIGRAPH
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ALEX PEREZ "FRENCH GARDEN" EA LTD ED SERIGRAPH
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Est: $0- $0
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HAROLD ALTMAN "PATH I" LITHOGRAPH
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HAROLD ALTMAN "PATH I" LITHOGRAPH
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Est: $0- $0
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IVAN RABUZIN LANDSCAPE SCREENPRINT
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IVAN RABUZIN LANDSCAPE SCREENPRINT
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WILLIAM EVAUL (1949- ) Provincetown, White-line woodblock print
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JEAN-CLAUDE PICOT "LA NEIGE SUR LES QUAIS" HC SERIGRAPH
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JEAN-CLAUDE PICOT "LA NEIGE SUR LES QUAIS" HC SERIGRAPH
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Est: $0- $0
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Est: $0- $0
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HAROLD ALTMAN "JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG II" LITHOGRAPH
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HAROLD ALTMAN "JARDIN DU LUXEMBOURG II" LITHOGRAPH
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Est: $0- $0
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STEPHEN E. LYMAN "CATHEDRAL SNOW" LTD ED LITHOGRAPH
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STEPHEN E. LYMAN "CATHEDRAL SNOW" LTD ED LITHOGRAPH
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Est: $0- $0
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Roy Lichtenstein, Red Barn, Silkscreen
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IGOR MEDVEDEV "MYCONOS HARBOR" SERIGRAPH ON CANVAS
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IGOR MEDVEDEV "MYCONOS HARBOR" SERIGRAPH ON CANVAS
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Est: $0- $0
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5PC JEAN-CLAUDE PICOT LTD ED SERIOLITHOGRAPHS
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5PC JEAN-CLAUDE PICOT LTD ED SERIOLITHOGRAPHS
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Est: $0- $0
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LUIGI KASIMIR "ST. STEPHENS TOWER" ETCHING
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Est: $0- $0
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Frank L. Philips, Rio Grande Railroad - Moffat Tunnel, Serigraph Print
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$1202 Bids
Moise Kisling, signed woodcut
Oct 13, 10:00 AM EDT
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Est: $100- $150
$602 Bids
Salvador Dali, Anacardium recordans (Begonia Le Coeur) (from the Flordali series)
Oct 12, 11:00 AM EDT
Salvador Dali, Anacardium recordans (Begonia Le Coeur) (from the Flordali series)
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$1,8002 Bids
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Braun & Hogenberg, pub. 1575 - View of Przemysl, Poland / Russia
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Est: €40- €0
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JULIUS KATZIEFF (1892-1957) The Dory, c. 1030's, Monoprint
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Est: $0- $0
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