Jim Vadeboncoeur is a publisher and collector of classic pen and ink artwork. He has published several editions of of the pen-and-ink collection called ImageS, which brings together some of the finest black and white artwork from Golden Age of illustration.
The fifth edition of “ImageS” has just been released. It includes work by Frank Pape (above), Daniel Vierge, Elizabeth Shippen Green and many others.
Producing these collections requires a lot of careful restoration work. Mr. Vadeboncoeur often begins with faded, yellowed, and foxed reproductions. He digitally strengthens faded lines, erases brown spots, fixes rips and tears, and otherwise brings the artwork back to the way it looked when it rolled off the pen.
It’s becoming a rather rare delight these days to see good pen-and-ink illustration.
Home page of ImageS