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  1. Anonymous Italian, Venus
  2. Appian, Bords du Ruisseau
  3. Beham, Ornament with a Palmette
  4. Benoit, A Grove of Trees
  5. Berman, Destruction Ancient City
  6. Bonasone, Sculptures of Persians
  7. Brissot de Warville, Parc à Moutons
  8. Brizio, Satyr Spying on a Nymph
  9. Brouet, Grand Saint-Ouen
  10. Buhot, Idée du Frontispice
  11. Cameron, Glen Strae
  12. Charlet, Une Reconnaissance
  13. Cochin, Hercule Gaulois
  14. Collaert, St. Maclovius (St. Malo)
  15. Coornhert, Battlefield in America
  16. Daubigny, L’Heritage de la Voiture
  17. Denon,Family Seated Near a Wall
  18. Dietterlin, Ornamented Fountain
  19. Dugas, La Pentecôte
  20. Duplessis-Bertaux, The Church
  21. Dürer, The Young Couple
  22. Fantin-Latour, Baigneuses
  23. Gillot, Livre de Portières
  24. Good, Portrait of a Lady
  25. Grasset, La Belle Jardinière
  26. Gropper, The Art Patron
  27. Hackaert, A la Cava
  28. Haid, Woman Lighting Her Pipe
  29. Higgins, Two Peasants Arguing
  30. Hollar, Woman of Antwerp
  31. Huybrechts, Ornament
  32. Israels, A Scheveningen
  33. Lalanne, Le Pont des Arts
  34. Lalanne, Passage de la Marmite
  35. Legros, La Pêche à la Truble
  36. Lepic, Le Président Arbod
  37. Levine, A Hand Holding a Cigar
  38. Nadelman, Reclining Female Nude
  39. Nolpe, Peasant Man and Woman
  40. Nolpe, Peasant Woman
  41. Nura, Seraphine Sews
  42. Ossenbeeck, The Merchant
  43. Ostade, Bust of a Peasant
  44. Piranesi, Ruins of the Neronian
  45. Paunzen, Pastorale, Allegro, No. 89
  46. Quaglio, Falconing Party
  47. Rados, Title Page
  48. Rados, Acquedotti e Rovine Antiche
  49. Rados, Carceri nella Tragedia
  50. Rops, Ma Grand’ Tante
  51. Salamanca, Stratonice Mithridatis
  52. Sampson, Paris Rooftops
  53. Schmutzer, Holländerin mit Kuh
  54. Taquoy, Horses and Hounds
  55. Viera, Coronis Pursued by Neptune
  56. Vliet, Hunchbacked Beggar
  57. Voyez, La Visite Inattendue
  58. Willman, The Four Seasons
  59. Wit, Onder of Over (Under or Over)

5. Harry G. Berman

Destruction of an Ancient City

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Berman, Destruction Ancient City

Destruction of an Ancient City

Fine, rich impression on wove paper with full margins, signed, dated and titled in pencil. Barring a misreading of the signature, the only information we have been able to glean about this print and artist is what is penciled on the impression. And yet this seems to be no amateur effort, but a skilled and effective drypoint of a complex and terrifying scene: mass destruction, a raging fire, hundreds of nude, anguished figures and the traces of a retreating army on horseback in the distance. Harry G. Berman was an American Impressionist painter, and, as a printmaker, a producer of dark and disturbing images. He studied and worked in Philadelphia (the Philadelphia Museum of Art has a number of his prints), served in World War I and died, tragically young, of tuberculosis.

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