Above are the recent prints we procured at Architectural Antiques, an excellent example of the Curtis & Cameron Copley series. They are in there original oak frame, pristine condition and to scale of the originals at 4′3″high x 8′ wide!
About the Copley series: comments by John Singer Sargent
“ I have pleasure in expressing my opinion of the excellence of your Copley prints. Seven years ago the publishers of the Copley prints, Messrs. Curtis & Cameron, recognized that there is in our country, in public and private collections, a vast number of superior works of art, not only by American artists, but also a large number of the great pictures of Europe, which have from time to time been added to store of our national art wealth. As a good English observer and critic, William Sharp, has said, America is on the way to become the Louvre of the nations, -already possessing so distinguished a congregation of pictures, of all schools and periods, that the native student of art no longer go abroad to learn the tidal reach and high-water mark in this or that nation’s achievements, in this or that school’s accomplishments, in this or that painter’s individual work.”
A bold statement from one of America’s most well known and sought after artists for an opening of Curtis & Cameron’s Copley Prints Catalog.Sargent, who spent most of his career abroad in France (check out Madame X or his amazing murals at the Boston Library) speaks to the importance of Curtis and Cameron’s print collections, allowing people from every walk of life to explore art, no matter their locale. Sargent’s murals, from the Boston Library, were also featured works within C & C’s catalog.
The prints that C & C produced that we procured are based on two works by Frederick Dielman- one titled ‘Law’, the other ‘History’ from the Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson room. The original mosaics are incredibly intricate in patterns of glass.