The New York Times Store, in conjunction with the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Fairfield, CT, has commissioned internationally acclaimed marine artist John Stobart to produce and sign a fine-art lithograph of his original painting “New York, Lower South Street, c. 1885.”
The lithographs, each personally approved and hand signed by Stobart, are only available until December 15, 2011, and only through The New York Times Store. The “South Street Edition” is $495 unframed (or $895 with museum-quality framing). The “Wavertree Edition” (available framed only) is numbered and individually signed by the artist and Peter Stanford, founder of the South Street Seaport Museum. Priced at $1,275, this edition of 500 includes an actual piece of wood from the Wavertree, the largest square-rigged ship still afloat. Built in 1885 in England and now preserved at the Seaport Museum in New York, NY.
The artist will donate a portion of the proceeds from each purchase to the National Maritime Historical Society and the Stobart Foundation. Each lithograph comes with a complimentary The Ships of South Street Seaport book by John Stobart (while supplies last). To order, visit nytstore.com.