From around 1910, the couple made annual summer visits to the Monterey Peninsula, where they maintained a house
and studio. The relaxed social atmosphere and inspiring landscape resulted in numerous paintings that exploited the
aesthetic possibilities of the seacoast. The distinctive light and color indigenous to the region brought forth more
intensity of color to Mathews’ low-toned palette, and the many paintings he made of stands of cypress trees along the
Monterey coast remain today among his most popular tonalist paintings.

The Oakland Museum of California is home to an incomparable collection of works by both Arthur and Lucia Mathews.
This set includes twenty assorted 5" x 7" blank notecards (5 each of 4 styles) with white envelopes in a decorative box.
William Seltzer Rice (1873–1963) was born in Pennsylvania
but moved to Northern California in 1900, when the region’s
Arts & Crafts movement was flowering. A talented and
prolific watercolorist, Rice taught at various schools in the
San Francisco Bay Area, including the California College of
Arts & Crafts in Oakland—a center for the movement. He
became devoted to block printing because compared with
original watercolors, prints better suited the Arts & Crafts
ethos of making artwork available to a wide audience at
modest cost. Unlike many printmakers, Rice designed,
carved, and printed the blocks all himself. The landscapes of
Northern California—from the Sierra Nevada to the Pacific—
proved excellent raw materials for his creativity, and his
prints today can be found in public and private collections

This set includes twenty assorted full-color 5" x 7" blank
note cards (five each of four styles) with envelopes and
decorative box.
Born at the height of the Industrial Revolution, William Joseph "Dard" Hunter (American, 1883–1966) went on to become one of the most
influential designers in America's Arts and Crafts movement—a discipline dedicated to shunning mass production in favor of simple and
elegant handicrafts. At age twenty-one, Hunter talked his way into a summer job at the famed Roycroft art colony in East Aurora, New
York. He remained at Roycroft for several years, thriving under the influence of founder Elbert Hubbard and the many notable artists and
craftspeople who either lived there or visited. This collection of notecards features four adaptations of designs Dard Hunter created to
add simple elegance to books.
A fierce foe of modernity, William Morris (English, 1834–1896) drew
inspiration from the Middle Ages, when artist and craftsman were
considered equals. He believed that decoration, in its finest form,
gives pleasure to those who use it as well as to those who make it.
So after training as an architect, he founded a decorating company
with friends to produce glasswork, metalwork, and countless other
crafts, including many textiles he designed himself. The gorgeous
floral and foliate wallpaper designs on these notecards, from the
collection of the Brooklyn Museum, were selected from a sample
book of William Morris and Company published around the turn of
the twentieth century. Morris’s designs—many still produced
today—exemplify the best of Victorian fashion and foreshadow the
Arts and Crafts aesthetic that Morris would go on to champion.

Contains five each of the following notecards:
Single Stem pattern (detail), before 1917
Orchard pattern (detail), before 1917
Seaweed pattern (detail), before 1917
Pimpernel pattern (detail), before 1917

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with
envelopes in a decorative box.
Inside message: Season's

Includes cards: End of the
Open Road, Sierras, 1927;
Cedar in Snow, 1925; Sierra
Snowbank, 1930; Big Trees in
Snow 1924

This set includes twenty
assorted 5" x 7" holiday cards (5
each of 4 designs) plus
envelopes in a decorative box.
Printed on recycled paper.
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Contains five each of the following notecards:
Adaptation of cover design for The Book of The Roycrofters, 1907
Adaptation of cover of The Roycrofters Motto Book, 1908
Adaptation of design for Green's Cigar Book
Adaptation of title page of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, 1908
This set includes twenty assorted 5 x 7" blank
notecards (5 each of 4 styles) with envelopes in
a decorative box.
Though he might have made a bigger
name for himself in some
international art capital, Arthur F.
Mathews (American, 1860–1945)
steadfastly rejected the idea of
leaving California. He once remarked
that he would rather live and work in
San Francisco than wear medals in
Paris—and he had done both. A
lifelong artist, influential teacher,
and tireless civic-arts advocate,
Mathews and his wife, artist Lucia K.
Mathews, developed the California
Decorative Style--a signature fusion
of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Art
Nouveau and Arts and Crafts styles.
Arts And Crafts Style Cards and Postcards
Inside message: Season’s Greetings

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. holiday cards (5 each of 4 designs) with
envelopes in a decorative box.

Printed on recycled paper with soy-based inks.

The box features text about the Sierra Club. A portion of the proceeds
from the sale of this product supports the Sierra Club’s efforts to
preserve and protect the planet.

Contains five each of the following holiday cards:
White Ghosts, Half Dome
Cathedral Rocks
Merced River, El Capitan and Cathedral Rocks
Winter Symmetry, El Capitan
Twenty assorted postcards featuring Wright's Liberty magazine cover designs. Designs include: Bird in
the Cage (Scherzo); September (Desert Triangles); Jewelry Shop Window; Frozen Spheres; Saguaro
Forms and Cactus Flowers (adapted, 1955); March Balloons; May Basket; Old Fashioned Window; July
Fourth (adapted, 1955); and December Gifts.
Twenty full-color 4 1/4" x 6" postcards (2 each of 10 designs) in a decorative box.
For decades after the appearance of the first tropical orchids in the
British Isles, enraptured gardeners built hothouses and essayed all
manner of methods to coax their fabulously expensive Cattleyas and
Oncidiums to bloom. Nursery catalogs record orchids for sale as early as
1804, but few understood the needs of these unusual plants until the
breakthrough of 1851. That year Benjamin Samuel Williams published a
series of articles under the title “Orchids for the Millions.” Together with
Robert Warner, Williams went on to write his magnum opus, The Orchid
Album, published in eleven volumes from 1882 to 1897. The illustrations—
hand-tinted lithographs on royal quarto pages measuring ten by twelve
inches—are by John Nugent Fitch, a printmaker who often worked for the
Linnean Society. For the present set of notecards, four exceptional plants
were selected from a copy of The Orchid Album in the collection of the
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.

Contains five each of the following notecards:
Oncidium loxense
Lælia grandis tenebrosa
Miltonia spectabilis
Cattleya labiata foleyana

Twenty assorted 5 x 7 in. blank notecards (5 each of 4 designs) with
envelopes in a decorative box.

Published with the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Blank Notecards

Includes cards:  A Sentinel of
the Timberline, n.d.; Mirror Lake,
Yosemite Valley, 1901; A Glimpse
Thru the Pines, Deer Park, 1915;
Armstrong Grove--Guerneville,
Afternoon Sunlight, 1909

This set includes twenty
assorted 5" x 7" blank cards (5
each of 4 designs) plus
envelopes in a decorative box.
Printed on recycled paper.
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