Walter J. Phillips woodcuts for sale

Canadian, 1884-1963

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Nasturtiums -  PHILLIPS

Nasturtiums
Woodcut printed in colors, 1928, Boulet 121; edition 100. 6 1/8 x 7 in. Initialed in the block, upper right, and signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The paper is a thin Japanese with substantial margins on all sides. This is a beautiful print by Canada's preeminent woodcut artist of the period. Phillips produced few floral prints including Tulips, Zinnias and Pom Poms; all from 1928.
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Summer Night -  PHILLIPS

Summer Night
Woodcut printed in colors, 1931, Boulet 153; edition 200. 7 1/16 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good, overall, apart from a small tear and some scuffing in the left margin outside of the image. This print was published as #5 from the series "Ten Woodcuts."
$2,500

The Field Barn -  PHILLIPS

The Field Barn
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, Boulet MBL81, edition 100 9 x 10 in. Signed and dated in the block, lower right. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine, subtle, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is fine. During a trip to England in 1924, Phillips spent time with William Giles and Yoshijiro Urushibara, two important practitioners of the color woodcut medium. Urushibara taught him much about the printing process and the various Japanese papers.
$2,000

The Stump -  PHILLIPS

The Stump
Woodcut printed in colors, 1928, Boulet MBL 116, edition 300. 6 3/4 x 9 1/16 in. Signed in the block with his monogram, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Goyu paper with modest but probably the full margins. The condition is fine apart from traces of old adhesive at the top of the sheet, verso, from an early mount. This lovely work was published as print four (of seven) in the portfolio called "The Canadian Scene".
$2,200


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