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Ratty and Moley in the Boat

 Framed Artist's Proof Sepia Etching

#136298                                                                                                                                                                                                                 $475.00

Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts, Original sepia toned etching. Etching itself measures 3.5" X 4.5" (8.75 X 11 cm). The piece is encased in a 2 CM simple yet elegant gilt frame which measures 9.25" X 9.25" (23.5 X 23.5 cm). Beige acid-free matting with gilt linear border.

Etching from Van Sandwyk's illustrations for Kenneth Grahame's Wind in the Willows depicting Ratty and Moley going for a picnic in Ratty's boat upon the river. A beautiful image of friendship and adventure.

 

 

 

Three Generations (Fish, Fry and Egg)

 Framed Artist's Proof Hand-Coloured Etching

 

#136300                                                                  SOLD   $550.00

Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts, [no date]. As new. Original etching with bright and clear hand colouring. Signed and marked 'A.P.' in ink beneath. Etching measures 4.4" X 4.4" (11 X 11 cm). In 2 CM simple yet elegant gilt brushed decorative frame. Dark green acid free matting with simple double rule border. Etching shows some slight rippling from the moisture of the watercolours.

 

A fantastic, richly coloured and beautifully detailed image. This etching, in sepia tone, was used in the limited edition of the Philosopher's Cupboard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bee, Book and Candle

 Signed Artist's Proof Sepia Etching

#136304, unframed                                                                           SOLD             $225.00

Vancouver: Original sepia toned etching measuring 4.5" X 3" (11.5 X 7.5 CM) on 7.5" X 5.5" (19 X 14 CM) sheet of paper. Unframed. Signed and stated 'Artist's Proof' beneath the image in pencil.

A lovely etching depicting an old bee in bedroom slippers. The bee holds up a candle in one hand and a heavy book in the other as he creeps along. The line detail of the wooden floor, wall and textures on the bee make this etching particularly interesting. This image was included in the Limited edition of 'Betwixt and Between - the Art and Influence of Charles Van Sandwyk'

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Literary Mouse

 Limited Edition Etching with Hand-Coloured Highlights

 

#136291 Unframed                                                                                                                                               $275.00

 

Vancouver: LIMITED EDITION OF 75. As new. Original sepia etching 17 X 5 CM (6.75" X 2") on white paper (the sheet it is upon measures 9" X 5" / 22.5 X 13.5 CM). Gild and colour highlights done by hand. The image is signed beneath by Van Sandwyk along with the limitation number (out of 75) in pencil.

 

A beautiful etching depicting a mouse standing upon a small stack of books. In his front paws he holds open a book. Behind him a burning candle sends an elegant trail of smoke into the air. A similar reversed image is used for the limited edition bookmark that accompanies the limited edition of 'I Believe'.

 

 

 

 

 

Fireside Chat

 Framed Artist's Proof Etching

 

Vancouver: Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts, [no date]. As new. Original sepia toned etching measures 3" X 4.25" (7.5 X 11cm). Van Sandwyk has written "artist's proof" and signed beneath in pencil. Framed by CVS Fine Arts in an elegant yet simple gilt frame. Acid free black matting and a simple linear gold border surround the image.

 

A warm and friendly image from Van Sandwyk's illustrations for Kenneth Grahame's 'The Wind in the Willows'. The etching beautifully depicts friends Ratty and Mole having a smoke and a chat in comfortable chairs by the fire. This image is used on the front cover of the folio society illustrated trade edition of the Wind in Willows.    #136288                                                                                                                           SOLD                   $450.00

 

 

Treescribe

 Artist's Proof Etching with Hand-Painted Gilt Highlights

 

Vancouver: Original sepia toned etching measures 6" X 4.5".

 

Beautifully detailed with delicate gilt and copper hand-painted highlights. Signed beneath along with "Artist's proof" and the title.

 

A gorgeous etching depicting a statuesque tree writing patiently in a book with pen and ink. A cat is curled up at it's feet and a nest rests in it's upper branches. A wise and whimsical image.

 

#136286 - Unframed -  $425.00

 

#136287 - In elegant gilt brushed 1.25" frame with acid-free white matting (and simple linear gilt border surrounding the image). Frame measures 12" X 10" SOLD $550.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full Moon Eyes Portrait

 Hand-Coloured Etching

 

SIGNED Original hand-coloured etching - artists proof.

4.5" X 5.25" (11.5 X 13 CM) rough edged, light beige textured paper. Etching in center measures 2.5" X 2.75" (6 X 7 CM) and depicts a the head and neck of a beautiful owl, hand coloured in rich tones. Marked "Artist's proof" to the bottom left of the image and signed by Van Sandwyk on the bottom right. A wonderful image.

 

Etching was used for the cover of "Full Moon Eyes".

 

 

#134036 - unframed                                                                         SOLD                $400

 

#136279 - FRAMED by the artist in a simple yet elegant gilt frame. Light green matting with green and gilt linear border compliments the image beautifully. Frame measures 10" X 8.25".  

                               

                                                                                                        SOLD                 $450

 

                  

Full Moon Eyes Portrait

 Hand-Coloured Etching

                #134039                                                                                       $200

                    SIGNED Etching- artists proof with hand painted gilt highlights

            4.5" X 5.25" (11.5 X 13 CM) rough edged, light beige textured paper.        

            Etching in center measures 2.5" X 2.75" (6 X 7 CM) and depicts a the head

            and neck of a beautifully detailed owl. Hand painted gilt highlight on beak.

            Marked A.P.(Artist's proof) to the bottom left of the image and signed by    

            Van Sandwyk on the bottom right. A wonderful image.

 

                    This image was used for the cover of "Full Moon Eyes".

 

 

Scholarly Crow on Branch (with Nest)

#134011                                                                  SOLD          $750

SIGNED Original hand-coloured etching - artists proof.

Textured cream paper 9" X 7.5" with image in center measuring 6" X 4.5". Top and bottom edges of paper are crisply trimmed while the sides have been left rough. Richly coloured. The image depicts a crow in a long red scarf and glasses who holds a book under it's wing. The crow perches on a branch next to which sits a nest containing three blue eggs and three books entitled "Field Guide to Decent Humans", "Bird-Lovers" and "Bad Eggs". With a small A.P. Notation to the bottom left of the image and Charles' signature to the bottom right.

A beautifully detailed etching made even more wonderful with the addition of rich colours.

 

 

Lion Reading a Book

#134032                                                               $200

SIGNED original etching - artists proof

7.5" X 5.5" (19 X 14 CM) rough edged, light beige textured paper. Etching in center measures 3.75" X 2.75" (9.5 X 7 CM) and depicts a beautifully detailed lion holding a book open with one paw and following a line of text with the other. Marked A.P. (Artist's proof) beneath on the left hand side and signed by Van Sandwyk on the bottom right. A wonderful image.

 

Lion with Ink and Quills

#134035                                                                                        SOLD                       $200

SIGNED original etching - artists proof

6.5" X 4.75" (16.5 X 12 CM) rough edged, light beige textured paper. Etching in center measures 3" X 2.25" (8 X 6 CM) and depicts a beautifully detailed lion straight on, holding a pen and quill in it's mouth. In front of it is a small surface on which sit a jar of ink. Marked A.P. (Artist's proof) beneath on the left hand side and signed by Van Sandwyk on the bottom right. A wonderful image.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grizzly Bear

#131519                                                                                        SOLD

9" X 6". 2009. Charles Van Sandwyk Fine Arts. Original hand coloured etching. With green matting in decorative wooden frame (frame measures 20" X 16" ).

Original artists proof for 'Canadian Content'.

SIGNED on bottom right by the artist.

A beautiful image showing a wise looking bear sitting atop a stump in an anthropomorphic fashion. He holds in one hand a fishing rod and in his lap are two large, rainbow fish. A bucket of berries, presumably his snack, sits on the ground beside him. A Canadian illustration that is full of character.

 

 

A signed print of this coloured etching is still available for purchase.

Fine. Print of coloured etching on thick paper. White border surrounds the image. Image measures 12" X 8" and is signed beneath in black ink.

Aquila Books # 136529.....$30.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Gnome King with Harp

# 139800                                                  $ 850

Image measures 11.9cm x 13.1cm. Original limited edition copper-plate etching of a gnome king playing a harp, sitting atop a treasure chest. Intricately drawn and fantastically coloured with rich earth-tones of greens, browns, reds, and yellows.

Illustration of this etching can be found in Van Sandwyk's "The Gnome King's Treasure Song" (Inventory # 126037), though this etching is much more striking than the image in the text. Signed by Van Sandwyk on bottom, with numbering on left.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 








Mouse with a Picnic Basket


# 139799                                                           
SOLD                        $ 325


Image measures 6.2cm x 10cm. Original Artist Proof copper-plate etching of finely dressed mouse carrying a picnic basket. Earth-toned colours, hand applied. A lovely little piece. Signed by artist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


Gnome with Lantern

# 139787                             $ 500

Image measures 7.2cm x 11.4cm. Original copper-plate etching on off-white fine art paper. Magnificent colours hand applied. Signed by artist at bottom. Earth tones in deep reds, browns, greens used on etching. Image is of an old gnome with large hat and feather, holding a tall lantern, making his way through a grassy area. A lovely whimsical image.

Artist proof edition of an etching done for "Wee Folk" by Van Sandwyk, though the copy in the book is not coloured. This edition being vibrantly and intricately coloured makes for a much more striking copy.

 

Limited Edition Tinted Etching

 

        The Ship of Wisdom

 

#131526 - unframed                                                           $750

#131527 - framed                                                               $875

           With beige matting (frame measures 18" X16" ).

 

1999. Image 10.5" x 8" (on page 16" x 13.5"). Limited edition (out of 145) tinted etching on thick card, vibrantly coloured.

 

From Van Sandwyk's book 'Animal Wisdom'.

SIGNED on the bottom right by the artist.

 

 

 

                                                





Time Flies
# 139785                                                   $ 800

Image measures 17.5cm x 10.3cm. Original Artist Proof copper-plate etching of a dragonfly. Stunning colors in greens and yellows, fading to small section of red at the bottom. Silver and gold hand-applied. Deep indigo blue color along dragonfly. Very striking piece of art.






 


Time Flies
# 139786                                                   $ 700

Image measures 17.4cm x 10.2cm. Original copper-plate etching on grey fine art paper. Silver and gold, and rich blue and black colors have been hand applied. A beautiful piece.




 

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