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Shadows of Venice -  ARMS

Shadows of Venice
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching with aquatint, 1930, Fletcher 229 (ii/II), edition 100 (140?) 10 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on an old sheet of cream laid paper, probably an end leaf from a book or ledger. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a soft crease in the upper margin at left and another in the upper right margin corner; both not affecting the image. This very desirable print depicts the Ponte di Rialto, a favorite subject of etchers in modern times. (Note: the catalogue lists a printing of 127 impressions in 1930 and then an additional 13 proofs between 1930 and 1938. This impression is inscribed "edition 100.")
$2,200

The Noon Hour -  BACON

The Noon Hour
PEGGY BACON
American, (1895-1987)
Etching, 1931, Flint 101, edition unknown. 5 x 7 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The location of this charming print is East 15th Street near Irving Place and Third Avenue in New York.
$1,200

Heavy Traffic -  BACON

Heavy Traffic
PEGGY BACON
American, (1895-1987)
Drypoint, circa 1941, Flint 141 7 x 5 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white wove paper with full margins. The condition is excellent. The location depicted here is Fourth Avenue at 14th Street in New York.
$1,500

The Promenade Deck -  BACON

The Promenade Deck
PEGGY BACON
American, (1895-1987)
Drypoint, 1920, Flint 47, edition about 500. 6 x 8 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression rich with burr. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a small fold mark in the lower right corner of the sheet and a minor wrinkle in the the extreme bottom edge of the sheet, center. This print was published as part of the New Republic Portfolio, Six American Etchings in 1924. Depicted on board the S.S. New Amsterdam are Peggy Bacon and Alexander Brook; second and third from the lower right corner.
$1,700

The Untilled Field -  BACON

The Untilled Field
PEGGY BACON
American, (1895-1987)
Drypoint, 1936, Flint 132, edition 250. 5 7/8 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. There's some very subtle toning within an earlier mat opening. This charming print was published by Associated American Artists.
$950

Country Dressmaking -  BACON

Country Dressmaking
PEGGY BACON
American, (1895-1987)
Drypoint, 1925, Flint 55, edition unknown. 7 1/4 x 5 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Note the cat in the lower right corner.
$1,500

Swing Shift -  BARNET

Swing Shift
WILL BARNET
American, (1911-)
Etching and aquatint, 1937, Szoke Editions 41, Cole 40; edition 30. 9 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This rare early work was printed and published by the artist.
$2,500

The Silk Dress (La Robe de Soie) -  BESNARD

The Silk Dress (La Robe de Soie)
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1887, Godefroy 66 (iii/III), edition unknown. 14 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression of this large work printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Technically refined, this beautiful print is an exemplary work by the artist.
$1,800

Model with Bare arms Raised (Le Modèle nu les Bras Levés) -  BESNARD

Model with Bare arms Raised (Le Modèle nu les Bras Levés)
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching with traces of drypoint, 1925, Godefroy 128 (iii/IV); five impressions in this state, total unknown. 10 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. Also, inscribed "3et...4/5." This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a minor paper flaw in the left margin near the image. This late work by the artist shows him still in great command of the medium with the skills of a master draftsman. The plate is known to have been destroyed but we don't have a precise edition.
$950

The Old Palace, Culross -  BONE

The Old Palace, Culross
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1909, Dodgson supplement PCQ pg 192, edition 27. 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from slight light toning within an earlier mat opening. There are a couple of small spots of foxing in the margins.) This uncommon print by Bone is exquisite and beautifully printed, rich with burr.
$900

Street Scene from Above (Rue Vue d'en Haut) -  BONNARD

Street Scene from Above (Rue Vue d'en Haut)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1899, Bouvet 62, edition 100. 14 3/4 x 9 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with the colors fresh. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a few subtle, minor undulations to the paper from the printing process. Published by Ambrose Vollard, this work is from the celebrated series of twelve plates, "Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris." The set was printed by the artist under the direction of Auguste Clot. Provenance: Henri M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
$4,500

The Crenellated Hill -  BOYER

The Crenellated Hill
LOUISE BOYER
American, (1890-1976)
Drypoint, 1940, edition unknown. 9 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine other than for two small old paper hinges at the top. This is from her Pittsburgh Series (# 9) and was published by the Society of Print Connoisseurs and bears their blindstamp in the lower left margin. In the early 1930s, Boyer began experimenting with anodized aluminnum plates which allowed her to bypass the grounding and acid biting procedures of copper or zinc plates.
$750

La Falaise-Baie de Saint-Malo -  BUHOT

La Falaise-Baie de Saint-Malo
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint,aquatint and roulette printed from two plates, 1886-1890, Bourcard-Goodfriend 165 (v/VI); edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. Signed with the large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) in the lower left. Signed in pencil. this is a superb, exceptional impression printed with two colors; one for the inner image and another for the symphonic borders. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a tiny pinhole repair and a tiny indentation in the border at right, not at all noticeable from the front. The central image (state v) was done from a watercolor by Buhot's father in law, Henry Johnston, which Buhot worked up from heliogravure. (The margins are state iii representing the second plate.) This is certainly one of Buhot's finest works and it's an iconic image in the history of 19th century French landscape etching. Provenance: SPB (Dr. Samuel Perkins Bailey, not in Lugt.) It's the finest impression we've seen in quite some time.
ON HOLD

Lower Manhattan -  COOK

Lower Manhattan
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Lithograph, 1930, Duffy 132, edition 75 (35 were printed). 14 x 10 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil "75." This is a superb impression with full margins. The print is also dedicated to Erhard Weyhe (1883-1972) who founded Weyhe Gallery in NY on Lexington Avenue in 1919. This is one of Cook's stellar New York lithographs and a potent statement about the rise of modernism against the background of New York City in the 1930s.
$9,500

Ajax -  CURRY

Ajax
JOHN STEUART CURRY
American, (1897-1946)
Lithograph, 1932, Cole 14, edition 30. 9 7/8 x 13 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed, dated, titled and inscribed "30 prints." Also, dedicated in pencil "To my dear friends Harry and Maria, Aug 7, 1932." (The reference is to the artist Harry Wickey and his wife, Maria.) This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is good. There's very slight signs of foxing and old tape hinge remains on the left and right center edge of the margin. The print is inscribed in ink on the bottom, "Harry and Maria Wickey collection."
$1,400

The Banks of the Cousin -  DAUBIGNY

The Banks of the Cousin
CHARLES-FRANCOIS DAUBIGNY
French, (1817-1878)
Etching, 1850-1851, Melot D69 (v/V), edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in the plate and with the reference to the printer, Delâtre, to the right. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique. The margins have been trimmed but measure roughly one inch around. (There's a small spot of foxing above the image at right.) This appealing print is from one of two albums of etchings, this being plate # 3 from the first set. Some impressions of this final state have Delâtre's address and some do not. Some bear the number three in the upper right and, once again, some do not. This impression is from the collection of Jules Gerbeau (Lugt 1166).
$950

Tiens, papa, te v'la! (Look Papa, it's you!) -  DAUMIER

Tiens, papa, te v'la! (Look Papa, it's you!)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2297 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression in fine condition. The margins are wide if not full. This delightful print is Plate 6 from the series, Le Public du Salon.
$650

It's Really Quite Flattering to Have one's Portrait Exhibited at the Salon (C'est tout d'même flatteur d'avoir son portrait...) -  DAUMIER

It's Really Quite Flattering to Have one's Portrait Exhibited at the Salon (C'est tout d'même flatteur d'avoir son portrait...)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2965 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This is Plate 7 from the series, Le Salon de 1857. "Sur blanc" impressions are those printed on quality white wove paper without the text on the verso. These are far superior to the newsprint editions which are much less desirable.
$650

Moonlit Night (Mannacht) -  DE GRAAG

Moonlit Night (Mannacht)
ANNA JULIE DE GRAAG
Dutch, (1877-1924)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920, Cat. Grafiek GJ Nieuwenhuizen Segaar, no. 26; edition unknown. 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on gray paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. De Graag specialized in arts and crafts style woodcuts. She lived and worked in the Hague and studied at the Academy there with J.J. Aarts. The verso bears the stamp of Segaar over the publisher's stamp of Cornelius de Lorm.
$850

Four Ash Trees, Rhijnauwen (Vier essen, Rhijnauwen) -  DONKER

Four Ash Trees, Rhijnauwen (Vier essen, Rhijnauwen)
CHARLES DONKER
Dutch, (b. 1940)
Etching, 1976, Rijksmuseum CD 75-8, edition 50. 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of the fifth and final state. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is a stellar landscape etching by the artist.
$950

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