Breaking news about us Anne Hall & Mark Brady are opening a Newport RI Antique Prints Gallery on Bowens Wharf! We are striving to open April 1st.
A little more, about us Anne Hall and Mark Brady of, Anne Hall Antique Prints. Owners of Anne Hall Antique Prints. Mark is my husband. We sell authentic antique prints via my website & at Brimfield (and other) antiques shows, and at our storefront at 12 Bowens Wharf Newport, RI. I am a second-generation antique prints dealer, with a passion for the business. Mark has been in the business since 1985 and shares a wealth of knowledge in our field.
Anne & Mark: “We live for nature!”
We have a passion for antique prints and nature… We do not take wildlife for granted; we look for it daily. Anne is the daughter of a mega-collector of old paper, it is only natural that Anne only wants to deal with what she likes, and that is a combination of nature & history. We both work diligently on our inventory. Our collections of engravings & lithographs are like none you’ve seen before. Anne is fascinated with nature, honors the amazing work of early naturalists and, tries to imagine what it was like capturing nature into history years ago.
We are the antique print dealers who specialize in authentic, very old, antique lithographs and hand-colored engravings of nature subjects! We are in the business of buying and selling these old engravings and lithographs which were produced from 1640 through 1900, with a special focus on nature. The subject that awes us on a daily basis through history as well as real time. We have done over 1500 shows and events, all over America. More about us… Anne has had the privilege of visiting hundreds of galleries across America, over the years.
Mark and Anne, husband and wife team have 50 years combined experience in the business! We are the pair of antique print dealers, known for having an outstanding variety of antique prints to select from, and for selling material that is over 100 years old. We have exhibited at over 1500 shows, all over America. Anne has personally visited hundreds of galleries across America, over the years. It is obvious when you meet us, our acquisitions have been made with passion. For natural history in the past and in the present. See for yourself and look at my website. Or even better make us part of your visit when you come to New England!
Anne Hall, Passionate About Ecology
Nature is a passion for me. I encourage local support for the environment!
Anne Hall is a second-generation, antique prints dealer & natural born collector.
Anne is a second-generation rare antique print dealer, the daughter of perhaps one of the most important rare antique print dealers in the world, Bill Hall, and Kathleen Manning, known historians and owners of Prints Old and Rare, and Manning’s Books and Prints, located in the beautiful ocean side and surf community of Pacifica, CA.
Anne was taught at an early age about goal setting, collecting, and values of collecting by her father. Her father did not give Anne prints, but rather sell them to her at a very low price, after he had created an interest for them. He helped her learn to collect. This instilled the wonderful values of collecting. Growing up, she attended many postcard shows, rare book fairs and vintage paper shows. She also worked in their old print business from time to time.
Anne started collecting old postcards of Mackinac Island, Michigan
.A small Island in Northern Michigan without cars and was once the 2nd National Park in America. Her collecting advanced to ephemera and books of the beloved Island her family owned for 27 years. Of special interest were town views, the ships connected to the home she grew up in, and the home itself.
My collection grew to collecting women in athletics, the Hopi Indians in Northern Arizona as well as other subjects. And as for nature, that is my strong point, barnone.
I have always been interested in the earth, I took many classes in geology, geography & the Hopi Tribe. Its natural that I love photographing the moon as well as wildlife… Here’s the 2019 eclipse by Anne.
We love bucolic New England & its history!
We love New England! Its geography is lovely, little towns with interesting history. We came to the world-famous Brimfield Antiques Shows first. And in 1998 we relocated from California to New England. The goal was to expand our business in the heart of the American antiques world. Anne Hall Antique Prints can be found at the Shelton Antiques Shows an amazing 6-day show held in the tiny town of Brimfield, Massachusetts, every May, July and September. Learn more by seeing our Newport RI Gallery.
Mark Brady has the same passion for antique prints as Anne.
Mark Brady has the same exact passion for old and rare antique prints as Anne Hall. Mark was born and raised in Santa Monica, California. Shortly after moving to Northern California about 1980, he began working for Anne’s Father at Prints Old and Rare, then in San Francisco, learning many of the important details in how small businesses runs and extensive training in Geography and American History.
Mark Brady is a walking and talking historian and brilliant whiz when it comes to rare antique prints, antique lithographs and hand-colored engravings. He is an expert on rare maps and many other subjects. When Mark Brady and Anne Hall started their own rare antique print business in 1990, they were off to a great start due to the great educations and experiences from Anne’s father and Bill, and Kathleen as a mentor.
Purists: Our antique lithographs and hand-colored engravings were produced 100 to 350 years ago.
More about us: Anne Hall and Mark Brady… We are purists in the antiques world. We specialize in antique printing methods employed prior to 1900, before photo mechanical printing began.
In lithography, first the original illustration was transferred onto a lithograph or a special limestone slab. The image was drawn with a kind of greasy pencil, emerged into nitric acid, burning away what was not covered by the greasy pencil. Wiped clean and inked up. In the case of an engraving, the image was transferred onto a metal plate where a variety of engraving techniques were employed. These antique methods required hand made hand laid and chain linked paper.
Next the engravings (copper plate or steel plate) or lithographs, (sometimes multiple lithographs thus the term chromo lithography), were inked up and printed in their respective techniques. Many times colors were added with water colors by hand. Our subjects are timeless. We have old prints that can complete your room decor.