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Stockholm -  ARMS

Stockholm
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1940, Fletcher 346 (iii/III); edition 395. 7 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. Inscribed "III" for the third state. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on a light cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for a modest little smudge in the lower left margin area. This print won multiple prizes from 1941-48.
$1,500

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

Haunted House -  BACON

Haunted House
PEGGY BACON
American, (1895-1987)
Drypoint, 1940, Flint 134, edition 250. 7 x 4 15/16 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for the old hinges and two very minor printing wrinkles in the upper left and lower left corner margins extending away from the plate corners.
$900

Lady Artist -  BACON

Lady Artist
PEGGY BACON
American, (1895-1987)
Drypoint, 1925, Flint 58, edition unknown. 6 x 4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. (There are tack holes along the sheet edges as we often see with Hassam's etchings. The prints were tacked to a wall after printing to keep them flat when drying.) This charming self portrait is listed in eight museum collections.
SOLD

Dance at the League -  BACON

Dance at the League
PEGGY BACON
American, (1895-1987)
Drypoint, 1919, Flint 25, edition unknown. 7 x 10 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb, rich impression of this stellar print. The margins are full and the paper is a sturdy off white wove. The condition is very good apart from smudges in the right margin (from printing, most likely) and ink smudges on the verso. The verso also bears the ink stamp of the Downtown Gallery, NY (1935).
$4,500

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

Intimacy (Intimité) -  BESNARD

Intimacy (Intimité)
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching, 1889, Godefroy 89, edition unknown. 7 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Here Besnard depicts an endearing interior with two people seated before a fireplace. There is only one state recorded for this uncommon print.
SOLD

Dogs (Les Chiens) -  BONNARD

Dogs (Les Chiens)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph, 1893, Bouvet 25, edition 100. 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. There were an additional twenty impressions on Japanese paper. This stellar work was reproduced in "L'Escarmouche," No. 5, December 10, 1893. "Bonnard's picture of stray dogs disporting themselves is one of his most skillful creations of high caricature, and it brings to mind not only the dazzling energy of Daumier but also Manet's best work in black and white..." (See page 121 of Pierre Bonnard, The Graphic Art, by Colta Ives, et al. (1989). The influence of Japanese printmaking is certainly evident here with the flat composition.
SOLD

Young Woman in Black Stockings (Jeune Femme aux bas Noirs) -  BONNARD

Young Woman in Black Stockings (Jeune Femme aux bas Noirs)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph, 1893, Bouvet 27, edition 100. 11 1/2 x 5 in. Signed in the image with the artist's monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This vibrant print was reproduced in "L'Escarmouche," No.2, January 14, 1894. (There were twenty additional impressions on Japanese paper.) This print also goes by the title, "Dans l'intimité," ('In Private') and is illustrated and discussed on pages 152-153 of Pierre Bonnard, The Graphic Art (1989) by Colta Ives, et al.
$3,500

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

The Large Rabbit (Grand Lapin) -  BRACQUEMOND

The Large Rabbit (Grand Lapin)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1891-94, IFF III 441; Not in Beraldi, edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate below, "Gravé par Bracquemond" and, Avril 1894." This is an especially fine, luminous impression printed on vellum. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from the typical soft rippling which comes with printing on vellum. The print is also called "Jeannot Lapin."
$950

Shepherdess with her Cows -  BRENDEL

Shepherdess with her Cows
CARL ALEXANDER BRENDEL
German, (1877-1945)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1910-20, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed, "Orig. Holzschnitt,handabzug." This is a fine, fresh impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine. Brendel studied at the Académie Julian in Parisvand and during the early 1920s he was a professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Weimar. He was also an accomplished painter.
$750

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes) -  BUHOT

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Drypoint, etching, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard/Goodfriend 44 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 1/8 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red stamp at bottom edge center (Lugt 977). Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on sturdy laid paper. The margins are probably full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is excellent apart from the trace of a vertical stain along the extreme left edge of the sheet. (The paper shows a partial ARCHES watermark.) This is a stellar, uncommon work by Buhot.
$3,500

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville) -  BUHOT

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching and drypoint, 1874, Bourcard/Goodfriend 122 (iv/VII); edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled "Trouville a août" in the plate, lower left. This is a fine impression with the drypoint printing nicely. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is excellent. The fourth state is distinguished by the number "276" added in the upper corner, just outside of the image.
$1,400

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.
$6,750

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 found 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

Aux Champs-Élysées -  CROSS

Aux Champs-Élysées
HENRI-EDMOND CROSS
French, (1856-1910)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898, as published in PAN in a large edition. 8 x 10 1/4 in. Unsigned as usual. This is a fine impression with full margins with the text printed in the lower left corner. The condition is excellent. The PAN edition was printed by Auguste Clot and published in Berlin by Otto Bierbaum and JuliusMeier-Graefe. Cross, along with Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, defined the French pointillist movement during the late 19th century.
SOLD

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

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

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