Very Rare Wolf Lithograph Signed By Helen Rundell & President Gerald Ford For Sale
LIMITED EDITION LITHOGRAPH Hand-Signed and Numbered No. 362/5000 "On the Edge - Eastern Timber Wolf" by Helen Rundell Hand-Signed by the Artist and by the 38th U.S. President Gerald R. Ford* Limited Edition Lithograph by acclaimed artist Helen Rundell
* 27"x24" including frame - lithograph is 19"x16"
* Hand-Signed and Numbered
* Number 362/5000
* Individually Hand-Signed by 38th U.S. President Gerald Ford and Artist Helen Rundell
* Beautifully Matted and Framed
* Gold-Plated Medallion with a likeness of President Ford and the Eastern Timberwolf
* Signed letter from President Ford
* ups professionally packed and shipped
This striking lithograph of an Eastern Timberwolf pausing at the edge of a snow-covered rock ledge is beautifully rendered by acclaimed artist Helen Rundell.This artwork was chosen as the first Official 1991 Presidential Conservation Print, and is hand-signed in pencil by both the artist Helen Rundell and by the 38th President of the United States, Gerald R. Ford. In October 1991, former President Gerald R. Ford endorsed The First Presidential Conservation Print. His personal effort assisted preservation efforts of Isle Royale National Park and the Wild Canid Survival and Research Center, which was founded by Dr. Marlin Perkins. The failed project!This piece was the first edition in a program that was supposed to continue for years and have a different President sign a different print each year, but the funding never materialized. Only a limited number of this print were made, and the program never continued. ABOUT THE LITHOGRAPH: The lithograph is professionally matted and framed along with the paper work and coin bag in the second frame. Also comes with a COA and the original lithograph holder stating first official presidential conservation print!Both the artist Helen Rundell and former President Gerald R. Ford individually hand-signed the lithograph in pencil. The lithograph is also hand-numbered 362/5000. There is a special cut-out in the matting to accomodate the gold-plated medallion, which contains an embossed likeness of President Ford and a wolf. President Ford's signature is embossed, along with "Gerald R. Ford" and "38th President, USA". The lithograph number 362 is embossed above the likeness. ABOUT THE ARTIST - HELEN RUNDELL: With uncompromising skill and a passion for detail, Helen Rundell has earned a reputation for being the most sought-after artist in the limited edition art market. Rundell succeeds in bringing her subjects to life with uncompromising precision, and an innate passion for accuracy. She has stated, "In some ways, I consider myself an oddity; I don't endure the arduous task of applying detail, I enjoy it." Despite the exacting technical demands Rundell places upon herself, she attributes her international acclaim to the deep emotion she brings to her art. Helen Rundell's work reflects a superbly detailed observation of nature coupled with her exceptional printmaking prowess. Her art allows the viewer to experience the beauty of her natural surroundings, in particular the rugged and charming beauty of the coast, forests, fields and farms of Maine. Helen Rundell's art has merited her many prestigious awards and exhibits in American embassies on four continents. Helen Rundell's prints can be found in the private collections of Sam Snead, Byron Nelson, Ben Crenshaw, Curtis Strange, Tom Kite, Ray Floyd, former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford as well as such prestigious public collections as the Smithsonian Institute; the Nelson Rockefeller Collection; the National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.; and the National Military Academy at West Point.
Very rare. Very low run and will continue to go up in value. Has sold unframed for as high as $5500.00Must pay within 4 days unless agreed upon before your offer is placed.
The frame does have 2 nicks in it which is hardly visible as they have been fixed with wood putty.
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