E-Museum of Pyrographic Art

Antique Art Hall


to the Salon of
J. William Fosdick (1858–1937)
Featuring his
1888 Panel "Evening"

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By J. William Fosdick, 1888

Pyrography on wood panel,
18-1/2 in. wide by 20-1/2 in. tall
with the circle inset area being 16 inches in diameter.

Digital image courtesy of the owner

Evening, detail of the 'logo' signature
By J. William Fosdick, 1888

On the right hand side of the panel, recto,
is a signature monogram of the letter F and
a little Salamander;
below that is PARIS, 1888.

[See commentary on Fosdick's Salamander logo in his
1890 Rose Salon and
his 1909 article in Palette and Bench, fourth paragraph.]

Digital image courtesy of the owner

Antique collector Tamara Kijanowski inquired about this beautiful 1888 wood panel by J. William Fosdick. Acquired at auction several years ago, it is entitled "Evening" and is famous for having been an illustration in perhaps the best known of the articles by Fosdick, which is the one published in 1896 in Century Magazine.

The distinctive 'logo' signature on the panel has been observed on at least one other panel by him, viz., his Lady Godiva, which also dates from 1888. And along with that work, "Evening" was shown in Paris and later elsewhere, including in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., where it is cited in that 1889 Catalogue as no. 5 and shown following with a close-up image from the 1896 article.

If you have any questions or any information regarding this decorative panel from 1888, or other works by J. William Fosdick, please e-mail Tamara Kijanowski and the E-Museum Curator.

You are leaving the J. William Fosdick Salon
Featuring his 1888 Panel "Evening."

You can return to the:

Antique Art Hall

where there is a large section
with many exhibits dedicated to J. William Fosdick

or continue on your tour to one of the following

Pyrographic Art Exhibit Halls:

Portraits and Paintings

Decorative and Applied Art


Folk and Traditional Art

Children's Pyrographic Art

Special Pyrographic Art

The Book Store and E-Museum Library

Pyrographic Tools and Techniques

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29 September 2010. Last updated 4 November 2011.