Penwork, Spencerian Flourish for the Penman’s Art Journal, Original Artwork - Antique Associated At West Townsend

Penwork, Spencerian Flourish for the Penman’s Art Journal, Original Artwork

Penman’s Art Journal… an outstanding penmanship magazine, Highly Respected

Penwork, Spencerian Flourish for the Penman’s Art Journal, Original Artwork

An elaborate American pen & ink calligraphy, wrought in a most exuberant style displaying great artistic merit. This rendering is a superior example among the best surviving works. The penman showcases a command of craft, level of skill, and creativity in design… fanciful and fine imaginative elements of merit. Stags were a popular subject matter for students of this art, who often enrolled in classes during the second half of the nineteenth century. Of particular interest is the presence of a rider kneeling upon the back of the stag, in a style reminiscent to a circus acrobat; Diana, Greek goddess of the hunt, grasping an antler and trailing a fine ribbon streamer reading: “The Bounding Stag Bears Diana to the Chase.” Centering the main vignette, grounding the composition is a full complement of flora and fauna, and elaborate letters, some wrapped around a quill pen that read: “Flourished for the Penman’s Art Journal / With A Steel Pen / By E. C. Schenck / Hughes, Ohio / March 27, 1889 / Published At 205 Broadway / New York, N.Y.

Item Date: 1889

Measurement: Frame: 33.5" x 27.5"; view: 27.5" x 21.5"

Material: Ink on paper

Item Condition: Fine original condition; archival mounted within modern frame

Price: $3,250

SKU 632-148

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