Name this print
November 29, 2011 3:43 PM Subscribe
Help ID an old print or two.
posted by WickedPissah to media & arts (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Found an old art book at a thrift store that had a bunch of old prints/lithos in them. Several of them I have identified but there is one I am having a hard time with. It's a woodcut and is signed but I cant make out the artist. Figured I would turn to metafilter for help.
The book itself is signed David H. Frantz or Frank 1920. The woodcut is of a woman working at a printing press I believe. It is signed 'Printed especially for David Frantz' then her name. It looks like Maureen or Marion or Miriam but its hard to tell. Last name is illegible to me. Maybe a John??
Here is the woodcut
I tweaked the levels in photoshop on the signature. Here is the detail on the print
I also have another charcoal by someone named Barday. It's of Notre Dame. View it here
Google is failing on that second one. Not much info. I have a feeling he was probably just a street artist in Paris in the 40's from what I gather but any insight would be cool.
Thanks again metafilter!