In this issue: Go Back to School with the George Glazer Gallery's August-September sale items. Our first subject is Geography, with two 1930s world globes. Then it's totally ancient history with our Genick Greek red figure vase prints and Grand Tour view of Jerusalem. Get schooled in school history as we mark the 100-year anniversary of the 1921 Grand Opening of Glenville School in Connecticut. Going north to Groton, Massachusetts, a pictorial map celebrates the 50th anniversary of the founding of the Groton School in 1934.
Sale prices in effect through September 20, 2021.
AARDGLOBE EARTH GLOBE
This 4-Inch Terrestrial Table Globe was produced for classroom use around 1924-30 by J.B. Wolters, a leading producer of textbooks and academic materials in The Netherlands. It is set within a painted tin meridian and stand decorated with stars and circles. Regularly $1,250, sale price $1,000. More information.
AMERICAN EARTH GLOBE
Produced in the same era as the Dutch globe above, this 12-Inch Terrestrial Table Globe from 1930 to '31 was made by Rand McNally in Chicago. It is mounted on a fancy turned wood mahogany stand for the home library. Regularly $1,650, sale price $1,350. More information.
IT'S ANCIENT HISTORY
GENICK GREEK VASES
This large and impressive pair of studies of ancient red-figure Greek vases is from Kunstgewerbliche Vorbilder, a self-published collection of folio chromolithographs by Albrecht Genick from 1876. An architect by training, Genick became a leading German authority on Greek ceramics. Each print is presented in a custom gold-leaf and verdi-gris painted frame, with raised square corners. Regularly $3,000, the pair; sale price $2,700. More information.
GRAND TOUR OF THE MIDDLE EAST
In the mid 19th century British artist David Roberts embarked on a Grand Tour of current day Israel, Egypt, and other parts of the Middle East, making watercolor sketches of historic sites. This view of the city of Jerusalem comes from the monumental set of hand-colored lithographs made from his paintings. The vantage point is one of the hills outside the city, on the road leading to Bethany, looking west toward the ancient walls surrounding the Temple Mount. Regularly $1,700, sale price $1,500. More information.
GLENVILLE SCHOOL GRAND OPENING IN GREENWICH
Watercolor painting of Glenville School in Greenwich, Connecticut, a Georgian Revival building completed 100 years ago in 1921, now in the National Register of Historic Places. After 1975, the school was converted to the West Greenwich Civic Center. Though the interior has been renovated over the years, the exterior has remained virtually unchanged. Artist J. Floyd Newell shows children walking the path to the back of the school and several men in formal attire approaching the main entrance while a chauffeur waits in an automobile. So it is conceivable that the view shows the 1921 opening of the school, which reportedly drew 600 visitors to observe classes and attend a ceremony. Regularly $1,800, sale price $1,500. More information.
GROTON SCHOOL GEOGRAPHY
Pictorial map of the campus of the Groton School — a private Episcopal college preparatory boarding school in Groton, Massachusetts — and its immediate surroundings. The map was produced in honor of the school’s 50th anniversary in 1934. The artist, Rosalind Howe Sturges is known for her illustrated pictorial maps that place historic buildings in a geographic context. Regularly $925, sale price $800. More information.