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2016-III (Moonwalker) -  POSTMA

2016-III (Moonwalker)
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2016, edition 29. 7 5/8 in. (diameter) Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. The print is also signed with the following, Bois Perdu, "Moonwalker." This is a fine impression with full margins. Excellent condition. This exquisite work is an uncommon subject and format by the artist.
$400

Landscape 2017-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2017-I
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 24. 21 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. Here we have a superb impression of this lovely print. The margins are full and the condition is fresh. A horse as subject in a landscape is something new for the artist.
$650

Landscape 2016-IV -  POSTMA

Landscape 2016-IV
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2016, edition 29. 15 x 22 1/2 in. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The margins are full. Here we have an exceptional study in vibrant colors, luminosity and foreshortening done in the very challenging medium of reduction woodcut.
$1,400

Landscape 2017-III -  POSTMA

Landscape 2017-III
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 20. 17 x 22 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. As with all of Postma's work, this exemplary woodcut is printed from a single block. This is not a multiple block woodcut in the Japanese tradition, but rather, a reduction woodcut printed from a single piece of wood. The artist makes an initial design on the block and then prints the entire edition. She returns to the block and makes more design changes and then re-inks the block and prints on top of the same sheets of paper. This process continues and the end result is a build up of layers of ink resulting in a subtle yet rich overlay of colors. There is very little margin for error in this time consuming yet rewarding process. Grietje Postma is one of the finest woodcut artists working in Holland today.
$900

Landscape 2017-II -  POSTMA

Landscape 2017-II
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 29 6 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a small wrinkle in the upper right corner, well away from the image.
$675

Symbolic Figure, Facing Right -  REINBERGER

Symbolic Figure, Facing Right
GERTRAUD B. REINBERGER
Austrian, (1903-1970)
Woodcut, circa 1920, edition probably about 50. 12 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression in very good condition. Minor foxing, verso, along bottom edge of sheet. Wide if not full margins.
$1,650

Salome -  REINBERGER

Salome
GERTRAUD B. REINBERGER
Austrian, (1903-1970)
Woodcut, 1920-25, edition fifty or fewer. 15 5/8 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression on Japanese paper. Fine condition. Full margins. Reinberger's extraordinary woodcuts developed in part from her family's friendship with Josef Hoffmann. Her work is well-represented at the Albertina.
$1,800

Alviso Farmyard -  RICE

Alviso Farmyard
WILLIAM S. RICE
American, (1873-1963)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1925, edition fewer than 15. 10 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This fine impression is printed on a fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. The colors are fresh. Provenance: Annex Galleries.
$2,200

Snowed In - Calaveras Big Tree Hotel -  RICE

Snowed In - Calaveras Big Tree Hotel
WILLIAM S. RICE
American, (1873-1963)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1930, edition probably about 15. 8 3/4 x 12 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in very good condition. The margins are substantial and probably untrimmed. This print came to us in the original mat and there is just a faint trace of discoloration within the old opening and old paper tape hinges at the top corners, recto. The outstanding California woodcut is exemplary of Rice's best work in the medium.
$4,500

Marsh Moon -  RICE

Marsh Moon
WILLIAM S. RICE
American, (1873-1963)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1925, edition probably 15-20. 7 1/8 x 9 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a medium Japanese paper. The margins are about 1/2" on all sides and they have reinforced breaks on the left and right sides. (Breaks can occur from excessive pressure in the printing process.) This work is illustrated on page 42 of Arthur Wesley Dow and American Arts and Crafts by Nancy Green and Jessie Poesch (1999). That impression varies from ours in the added printing for the clouds at top. Variations such as this are found in Rice's work and among so many other creative blockprint artists.
SOLD

Fruit Dish -  RIST

Fruit Dish
LUIGI RIST
American, (1889-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1945, Williams 18, edition 150. 14 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in ink in the image in the lower right. Titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression of this major work. The paper is a light cream Japanese and the margins are full but modest in size which is typical. Although the recorded edition is 150, it's doubtful Rist printed them all due to the time consuming nature of inking and printing multiple blocks and even sections of the same block over and over. In the catalogue it states, "As many as fifty or more impressions are sometimes required to complete a given print." (See page 8).
SOLD

Sea Shell and Garlic -  RIST

Sea Shell and Garlic
LUIGI RIST
American, (1889-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1947, Williams 22, edition 150. 9 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in ink, lower right, within the image. Titled in pencil. Here we have a very fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are modest but this is probably the full sheet as printed. This is a nice example of his work.
$2,500

Studio Still Life -  SCHOFIELD

Studio Still Life
FLORA SCHOFIELD
American, (1873-1960)
Woodcut, 1933, edition unknown. 12 3/4 x 9 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with wide margins. Very good condition. Schofield studied in Provincetown with William Zorach and later studied in Paris with Leger, Lhote and Severini. Much of her time was spent between Chicago and Provincetown. Her prints are rare and she was included in Janet Flint's Provincetown Printers; A Woodcut Tradition (1983).
SOLD

La Moisson (The Harvest) -  SCOUPREMAN

La Moisson (The Harvest)
PIERRE SCOUPREMAN
Belgian, (1873-1960)
Woodcut, 1920s, edition unknown. 15 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Signed and titled in ink. This is a fine impression in very good condition. There's some minor creasing in the wide margins. In addition to his expressionist style woodcuts, Scoupreman was a gifted painter. He was friendly with Rik Wouters.
SOLD

Magpie -  SEABY

Magpie
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1920-30, edition 100. 8 1/2 x 11 7/8 in. Initialed in the block with the monogram, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. Numbered, lower left.. This is a very fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide but with a narrow margin along the top. The condition is fair. There's slight foxing showing in the margins and two repairs in the upper corners not affecting the image. Seaby was one of the preeminent students of Frank Morley Fletcher at the Reading School of Art.
$650

Goat With Two Kids -  SEABY

Goat With Two Kids
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition probably 50-100. 8 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. Signed in the block with the monogram. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper, a paper typically used by the artist. The margins are narrow but substantial enough. The condition is very good with very faint light toning showing in the image. Seaby was one of the best known students of Frank Morley Fletcher and he became Professor of Fine Art at the University of Reading from 1920-1933. He mastered the art of Japanese style woodblock printing and his work has a special place within the history of graphic art in England between the wars.
$850

Osprey -  SEABY

Osprey
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition 100. 14 x 9 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, early impression of this majestic woodcut. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from very slight light toning within an early mat opening. This impression varies somewhat from one we have a few years ago; there's less definition in the trees in the background and the monogram in the lower right is not yet clearly defined. A new catalogue on Seaby is now available: Allen W. Seaby, Art and Nature, by Martin Andrews and Robert Gillmor (2014) by Two Rivers Press. There is no formal listing of the prints but it's a very nice publication with plenty of illustrations and informative text.
$2,200

Magpie -  SEABY

Magpie
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1900-1905, edition probably 50-100. 9 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very good impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are modest but this is most likely the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine. (There's a small trace of stray printer's ink below the image.) This impression compares favorably to the one in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. An impression of "Magpie" was exhibited as No. 633 in 1906 in the Sixth Exhibition of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers.
$850

Christmas Rose -  SMITH

Christmas Rose
WUANITA SMITH
American, (1866-1959)
White line woodcut printed in colors, undated (probably 19, small edition. 12 x 6 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins; with the tack holes on the right side of the paper where attached to the woodblock for printing. This Philadelphia area artist produced several exceptional block prints done in the tradition of the Provincetown printers.
$1,400

Sailboat -  STAMMESHAUS

Sailboat
HERMANN STAMMESHAUS
Dutch, (1918-1985)
Woodcut, 1960, edition 25. 13 x 12 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil.
SOLD

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