1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30

1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30
1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30
1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30
1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30
1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30
1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30
1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30
1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30
1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30

1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30
Description: Rare and Beautiful James Dexter Havens James D. Havens Black and White Woodblock Engraving Titled’Bristol Valley’ Signed by Havens and Limited to Just 30 Copies, this being 17/30. Pencil writing, from left to right,’Bristol Valley – 17/30 -‘ on left and’James D. Havens – Imp – 1951 -‘. Bristol Valley is located in Ontario County in the New York Finger Lakes Region, right by Canandaigua/Canandaigua Lake. It was professionally framed in a beautiful antique walnut wood frame. Print is recessed inside frame and is surrounded by a gold border. This gold border is then surrounded with alternating borders of black and bare lustrous walnut wood. The detail in the block is exquisite and the depth he achieved with just black and white is impressive. A field of grass or wheat is in the foreground which is bordered by a wood fence on the left before a winding road. The valley slopes down, but more drastically to the right where several farms with houses and plowed fields are seen. A large hill slopes steeply upwards in the back left (I think this hill became a ski area). The landscape is dotted with various trees at various depths. A white cloudy sky is over the horizon. It is also signed in the block (upper right) with monogram JH in rectangle. It is an exceptional wood engraving. Note it is very different than the majority of Haven’s brightly colored prints which often feature birds and more zoomed-in views with animals. In addition to being just black and white, it shows a large sweeping view of the Bristol Valley. Bristol Valley (Bristol NY) is located in Ontario County, New York. It is near Canandaigua/Canandaigua Lake which is the heart of New York’s Finger Lake Region. This is close to Rochester where Havens grew up and lived. They were both in the last 5 years. Biography: James Dexter Havens (1900 – 1960) was a prominent artist and printmaker from Rochester NY. He was considered part of the color woodblock revival in America. He was best known for his woodblock prints in the tradition of Margaret Jordan Patterson and Eliza Draper Gardiner (from Meihbohm’s Art). His works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum NYC, The Library of Congress, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Burchfield-Penney Art Center, Memorial Art Gallery, Strong Museum, University of Rochester, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Pasadena Art Museum, on and on. An interesting side note to James D. Havens, is that he was diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 14. At the age of 22 he was on the verge of death, but he became the first person in the United States to receive insulin. Insulin therapy then dramatically improved his quality of life. Measurements: plate is 5″ x 7″. Sight in matting is 5 5/8″ x 7 1/2″. Interior of frame is 7 5/8″ x 9 5/8″. Exterior of frame is 13 1/2″ x 15 1/2″ x 2 1/2 thick. Back of frame is recessed further, it will stick out 3 1/2 from wall it is hung on. Professionally framed in a beautiful antique walnut wood frame that has a lustrous finish. Looks like it was framed in the last 20 years or so. I have not opened it as everything is so sleek & clean. Print is also excellent. If anything, maybe faint toning/darkening to paper. Please inspect the photos. You will have 4 days to pay, then an unpaid item case will be opened. From this point you will have another 4 days to pay. This is a consideration during offers. You will have 14 days from the time you receive it to return it, no questions asked. I will make mistakes. However, threatening to escalate cases etc. Won’t make the process any more enjoyable. This is just a little extra confirmation that you received the item and you’re happy with it. This is not my occupation, more a hobby. I source items from all over. Estate sales, garage sales, liquidations, auctions, consignments for friends. If I make a mistake I will go out of my way to make things right and I believe my feedback is a testament to that. The item “1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30″ is in sale since Tuesday, April 23, 2019. This item is in the category “Art\Art Prints”. The seller is “praisethehoard” and is located in East Aurora, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat.
  • Artist: James Dexter Havens
  • Listed By: Dealer or Reseller
  • Date of Creation: 1950-1969
  • Subject: Landscape
  • Features: Framed
  • Size: Small (up to 12in.)
  • Printing Technique: Woodblock Printing
  • Color: Black
  • Medium: Engraving
  • Print Surface: Paper
  • Year: 1951

1951 James Dexter D. Havens Bristol Valley NY Wood Engraving B&W Print #17/30