EXTREMELY RARE SOLOMON D. HENKEL (1777-1847), NEW MARKET, SHENANDOAH VALLEY OF VIRGINIA LARGE WOODBLOCK PRINT

Item/Auction Attributes

on paper with vibrant original hand coloring,
1828.
Professional conservation primarily to a tear into bottom left quadrant, some light soiling/dirt, before photo accompanies lot.
11" x 8".
Provenance: From the Clarence Solomon Baker estate collection, Four Locks, MD. Likely descended in the Logan family of Woodstock, VA.
$3,000.00
$5,000.00
Catalogue Note: The present woodblock print is the rarest of all of the Henkel Press prints. It is also the largest print that they produced. It is thought that all of the printing blocks used for Henkel's woodblock prints were carved by a member of the Henkel family. There are only a handful of this Cassowary print recorded, including examples in the libraries at Duke and UVA. The Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts owns the original woodblock and an untitled print. We could locate only one other hand-colored example in a mid-Atlantic private collection in poor condition.