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L'inondation dans l'ile Séguin -  HUET

L'inondation dans l'ile Séguin
PAUL HUET
American, (1803-1869)
Etching, 1833, Beraldi 60, Delteil 8 (ii/III); edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 14 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right, with the printed text. This is a fine impression printed on a light tan chine appliqué. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for slight toning across the top edge of the sheet. This exquisite landscape was published by Goupil as part of the series of six prints, "Six Eaux-fortes par Paul Huet de 1830 a 1862." Provenance: William Weston Gallery, London.
SOLD

The Bull and the Beast -  HUGHES-STANTON

The Bull and the Beast
BLAIR HUGHES-STANTON
British, (1902-1981)
Wood engraving, 1926, Hughes-Stanton pg. 13; edition 12. 3 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. A fine impression printed on very thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. Fine condition. This is an illustration to "The Bull and the Beast" by Velona Pilcher, Theatre Arts Monthly, June 1926.
$800

The Pavers (Les Paveurs) -  IBELS

The Pavers (Les Paveurs)
HENRI-GABRIEL IBELS
French, (1867-1936)
Etching, 1894, Stein & Karshan 38, edition 100. 12 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in colored pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for a few specks of foxing in the margins and wrinkling along the very top edge of the sheet. This work was published in l'Estampe Originale and bears their blindstamp in the lower left corner of the margin (Lugt 819). (From the collection of André Fildier (1928-2001), a prominent expert on postcards.)
$1,400

Low Tide (Marée Basse) -  ISABEY

Low Tide (Marée Basse)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 69 (ii/III), Beraldi 10; edition unknown. 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. Signed with the printed text, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good. There's minor soiling and foxing in the margins and a couple of tears at the sheet edges. The set of "Six Marines," of which this is plate six, was published by V.Mourlot, Paris, and his blindstamp is in the lower margin.
$1,000

Souvenir de Bretagne -  ISABEY

Souvenir de Bretagne
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1832, Curtis 61 (ii/IV); edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. Signed on the stone with the printed signature, lower left. A fine impression in very good condition. There's a tiny repaired split in the margin, lower right, and minor traces of discoloration here and there in the wide margins. This work was published by Mourlot, Paris, and bears their blindstamp, lower left. This print is typical of Isabey's remarkable skills as a draughtsman. His work is a very good value in today's market.
$850

Interior of aPort (Interieur d'un Port) -  ISABEY

Interior of aPort (Interieur d'un Port)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 68 (ii/III), Beraldi 9; edition unknown. 12 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed with the printed text, below left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are substantial but somewhat trimmed. The condition is very good other than for some soiling and occasional subtle stains in the margins. This tour de force of early French lithography is plate five from "Six Marines," as printed by Charles Motte (1785-1836).
$1,400

Repair of a Ship at Low Tide (Radoub d'une Barque a Marée Basse) -  ISABEY

Repair of a Ship at Low Tide (Radoub d'une Barque a Marée Basse)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 67 (ii/III), Beraldi 12; edition unknown. 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. Signed with the printed text, below left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. There's an occasional subtle stain in the margins and one repaired tear at the bottom left edge of the sheet. This is plate four from "Six Marines," as published by Mourlot.
$1,200

Near Dieppe (Environs de Dieppe) -  ISABEY

Near Dieppe (Environs de Dieppe)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 64 (ii/III), Beraldi 13; edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 11 3/8 in. Signed with the printed text, lower left. Here we have a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a few soft wrinkles from handling in the outer margins. This stellar print is plate one from the series "Six Marines." Dieppe is a coastal town in Normandy.
$1,000

Souvenir de St. Valery sur Somme -  ISABEY

Souvenir de St. Valery sur Somme
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 66 (ii/III), edition unknown. 11 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. Signed with the printed text, below left. This is a superb impression of this iconic print. This work, like the others in the set, was printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a few small, subtle stains here and there in the margins. This is plate three from "Six Marines" published by Mourlot, Paris, and printed by Charles Motte.
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Peche au Vif -  JACQUE

Peche au Vif
CHARLES JACQUE
French, (1813-1894)
Etching, 1864, Guiffrey 184, (ii/II); edition unknown. 6 x 8 3/8 in. Signed in the plate in script and also signed below with the printed signature and title. A fine impression on chine applique. Full margins. This plate was published by Sarazin.
$450

L'Etreinte (The Embrace) -  JEANNIOT

L'Etreinte (The Embrace)
PIERRE JEANNIOT
French, (1848-1934)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1890, edition 36. 8 x 6 1/8 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil lower left. A fine impression printed on a cream-colored wove paper. The wide margins appear to be full. Minor splits in the margin edges.
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La Sardinerie (Les Sables-d'Olonne) -  JOYAU

La Sardinerie (Les Sables-d'Olonne)
AMEDEE JOYAU
French, (1872-1913)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1905-06, Curtis 57, edition 50. 10 15/16 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in ink in the lower left. Signed with a monogram in the block, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from very faint toning within an earlier mat opening. Joyau produced some wonderful woodcuts of his native France and he was influenced by the better known Henri Rivière. He was an etcher and painter and made about fifty woodcuts during his short career. Joyau saw an exhibition of Japanese woodcuts in about 1894 which proved to be an ongoing inspiration. He exhibited his woodcuts with the Société de la Gravure sur Bois (S.G.B.O.) and spent much of his time in Fontainbleau which provided a rich source of subject matter for his work. Les Sables-d'Olonne, the location for this print, is a seaside resort and fishing community on the coast of western France.
$1,600

Floral Study (Poppies) -  KOCH-AMBERG

Floral Study (Poppies)
ILSE KOCH-AMBERG
German, (b. 1869)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition unknown. 16 x 12 1/4 in. Signed in the block with her monogram, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for slight toning within an earlier mat opening. She lived and worked in Hamburg where she specialized in arts and crafts style color woodcuts. She was married to the artist, Hugo Amberg.
$800

Der Polster (The Cushion) -  KURZWEIL

Der Polster (The Cushion)
MAXIMILLIAN KURZWEIL
Austrian, (1867-1916)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1903, edition unknown. 11 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Unsigned as usual. This is a fine impression as published in the Jahrsmappe der Gesellschaft fur Velvielfaltigende Kunst, Vienna. The condition is fine. The margins of the support sheet are somewhat trimmed. Illustrated on page 241 of Jugendstijl; Graphik und Druchkunst by Hans Hofstatter. This is an iconic image for printmaking in Vienna, circa 1900.
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Lady and the Swan -  LA TOUCHE

Lady and the Swan
GASTON LA TOUCHE
French, (1854-1913)
Etching, roulette and drypoint printed in colors, circa 1900, edition at least 59. 20 x 17 5/8 in. Signed in pencil lower right and inscribed "59". This is a fine impression on heavy white wove paper with probably the full margins. The condition is very good. (There's a minor scrape in the blank area in the lower left corner well away from the image. La Touche was influenced by Manet and Bracquemond. He exhibited his color prints with Georges Petit in Paris.
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Mutter mit Kind (Mother and Child) -  LAAGE

Mutter mit Kind (Mother and Child)
WILHELM LAAGE
German, (1868-1930)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1908, Hagenlocher 83 (ii/II), edition unknown. 13 3/4 x 10 1/16 in. Initialed and dated in the block. Signed, dated and dedicated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on cream VAN GELDER watermarked paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from just a faint suggestion of light toning within an earlier mat opening. Laage was born in Hamburg and began his printmaking career in 1896. He lived in Paris for many months beginning in 1900 and participated in exhibitions in Vienna and Dresden. He became friendly with Kandinsky, Hans Neumann and Karl Hofer as they exhibited together. Gustave Schiefler published the first catalogue of his woodcuts in 1912 and an article was written about Laage by ER Weiss for Ver Sacrum. Laage is best know for his woodcuts and they range from decidedly expressionist in style to a more realistic approach tinged with stoicism, as seen here. This large, impressive woodcut is one of his most captivating works.
$1,800

La Maison de Marie -  LABOUREUR

La Maison de Marie
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Engraving with roulette work, 1925, Sylvain Laboureur 305 (iii/III), edition 37. 5 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. Initialed and dated in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins appear to be full. The intended edition was 45 but only 37 impressions were printed. This print shows the second home of Marie Laurencin in Champrosay, near Draveil, 7 Rue Alphonse Daudet.
$850

Le Bal Bullier -  LABOUREUR

Le Bal Bullier
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Woodcut, 1898, Laboureur 579, edition 61. 8 3/4 x 11 3/8 in. Signed in the block, lower left, with his monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent other than for a tiny repaired tear in the lower margin. This stellar woodcut was exhibited at the Société Nationale des Beaux-Arts in the spring of 1898. It's illustrated and discussed on page 139 of The Artistic Revival of the Woodcut in France 1850-1900 (1984) by Jacquelyn Baas and Richard Field. Bal Bullier was a ballroom in Paris created by François Bullier in the mid 19th century and it was open until 1940. (Note: the catalogue states an edition of sixty-one impressions but all the numbering we have seen is from an edition of sixty, as here.)
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La Promenade sur la Porte -  LABOUREUR

La Promenade sur la Porte
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Etching, 1933, Laboureur 482 (ii/II), Loyer 482, edition 235. 8 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression printed with light plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This print was the Print Club of Cleveland Publication No. 13 for the year 1935.
$850

Sortie de la Grande Messe (Morbihan) -  LABOUREUR

Sortie de la Grande Messe (Morbihan)
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Engraving, 1927-28, Laboureur 360 (iii/III), edition 68. 7 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression with probably the full margins, with a deckle edge showing on three sides. The condition is excellent. This charming work was later reprinted in a posthumous unsigned edition of 248 impressions in 1959. There were 17 impressions in the first two states and then,as we have here, an edition of 68. Morbihan is located in Brittany.
$900

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