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Marigolds -  HALL

Marigolds
NORMA BASSETT HALL
American, (1890-1957)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1929, Patterson 41, edition 60. 8 x 6 15/16 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with fresh colors. The paper is a thin Japanese. The condition is very good apart from a small tear and associated wrinkle in the lower right corner margin and the print is attached to a support sheet at the two top corners. This was certainly done early on. (There's an extremely faint suggestion of toning within an early mat opening.) According to the catalogue, this edition was probably never completed.
SOLD

Matinee -  HART

Matinee
GEORGE OVERBURY "POP" HART
American, (1868-1933)
Soft ground etching and aquatint, 1926, edition 50. 5 1/4 x 8 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil lower right. This impression is also numbered. The condition is fine and the margins appear to be full and untrimmed. Hart exhibited with the Downtown Gallery in NY for many years. Impressions of this outstanding print are in the Brooklyn Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Smithsonian. Hart had a fascination with exotic places and spent time in North Africa, Tahiti and the West Indies. Mexico was a favorite place as well.
$700

Mirror of the Goddess -  HASKELL

Mirror of the Goddess
ERNEST HASKELL
American, (1876-1925)
Etching, 1920, Pousette-Dart pg. 31, (ii/II) edition 100 plus 5 impressions in the first state. 9 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate on the bottom. This is a fine impression on cream Japanese paper. The margins are wide. The condition is very good apart from old hinges at the top corners, verso, and a soft crease in the bottom margin.
$750

Maples in Early Spring -  HASSAM

Maples in Early Spring
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1931, Cortissoz/Clayton 337; edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 6 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. A fine, luminous impression in fine condition. The margins are full with tack holes showing on the outer edges of the sheet. This lovely print depicts the country place of J. Alden Weir in Connecticut.
SOLD

Easthampton -  HASSAM

Easthampton
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1917, Cortissoz/Clayton 134, edition unknown. 7 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil also in the lower right. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is a fine, luminous impression of this exemplary American impressionist print.
SOLD

Colonial Church, Gloucester -  HASSAM

Colonial Church, Gloucester
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Lithograph, 1918, Griffith 41, edition 101. 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. Signed, titled and dated on the stone. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent apart from extremely faint toning within an earlier mat opening. This is the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.
SOLD

Yuma, AZ -  HASSAM

Yuma, AZ
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1927, Cortissoz / Clayton 287, edition unknown. 5 x 7 3/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins showing the tack holes along the outside edge of the sheet. This rare print helps to document the artist's travels around the country which included visits to California, Louisiana and New Mexico.
$2,400

Down Hill - West 152nd Street -  HASSAM

Down Hill - West 152nd Street
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1931, Cortisson / Clayton 343, edition unknown. 6 x 4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and titled in pencil with the added inscription,"proof selected for Mrs. Lowinson by Childe Hassam." Here we have a superb, luminous impression of this very rare print. Done from a 1921 drawing, boys are shown playing marbles on the street and the background shows a view of the Hudson and the Palisades. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Frieda Lowinson was a prominent collector of Hassam prints and her stamp is on the verso (not in Lugt).
SOLD

Magic Carpet -  HEASLIP

Magic Carpet
WILLIAM HEASLIP
American, (1898-1970)
Etching and aquatint, probably 1930s, edition 100. 11 7/8 x 15 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, rich impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a very faint suggestion of toning within an old mat opening. Born in Canada, Heaslip was interested in art and aviation at an early age. He joined the Royal Flying Corps and served in WWI. He later moved to New Yok and studied printmaking and painting at the Art Students League. He was also an illustrator.
SOLD

Fruit Forms -  HECKMAN

Fruit Forms
ALBERT HECKMAN
American, (1893-1971)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1935, edition probably 100. 9 3/4 x 16 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is fine impression in fine condition with wide margins. Heckman taught at Teachers College in New York and later settled in Woodstock, New York. He was active with Gustave van Groschwitz and the WPA printmakers in the 1930s. This is an early color lithograph and a fine example of his work.
$800

The Pulitzer Fountain (New York) -  HOOVER

The Pulitzer Fountain (New York)
ELLISON HOOVER
American, (1888-1955)
Lithograph, circa 1930, edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. The Pulitzer Fountain is located at the entrance to Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. The sculptor was Karl Bitter (1867-1915) and the work dates from 1916.
$1,400

Brooklyn Bridge -  HOOVER

Brooklyn Bridge
ELLISON HOOVER
American, (1888-1955)
Lithograph, circa 1930, edition 40. 9 1/4 x 12 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The margins are wide and there's a watermark showing, MADE IN FRANCE. The condition is fine other than for a small backed tear in the top margin away from the image and a tiny loss to the upper left corner of the sheet. This is one of Hoover's finest prints.
$3,000

Man Shaving -  HOVENDEN

Man Shaving
THOMAS HOVENDEN
American, (1840-1895)
Etching, 1886, edition unknown. 20 x 13 5/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression showing the etched remarque of a shaving mug below the image at left. The margins are narrow. The condition is good overall apart from slight discoloration along the blank area at top, above the image. (The size given above is the image size. The plate size is about 1-1/2 in. wider.) Hovenden taught for many years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Robert Henri was one of his many students.
SOLD

Steel -  HUNTLEY

Steel
VICTORIA HUTSON HUNTLEY
American, (1900-1971)
Lithograph, undated, edition perhaps 50. 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Huntley lived in New York and studied at the Art Students League. She produced her first lithograph in 1930 and worked closely with George Miller, the printer. In 1948 she purchased a lithographic press and started doing her own printing. This exceptional work is something of a companion piece to "Steam," another industrial print. Huntley's work is discussed at length in Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists 1910-1960 (2005) by Elizabeth Seaton et al. (see pages 160-161).
$1,750

A Mexican Coquette -  HYDE

A Mexican Coquette
HELEN HYDE
American, (1868-1919)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1912, Mason 95, edition unknown. 10 1/4 in. in diameter. Signed and dated in the block, left side. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression on thin Japanese paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine. This print is illustrated and discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation, Color in American Printmaking 1890-1960 (1990) by David Acton, pages 62-63. It's also illustrated on page 106 of Japonism comes to America (1990) by Julia Meech and Gabriel Weisberg.
SOLD

Beyond the Gobi -  JOHNSTON

Beyond the Gobi
YNEZ JOHNSTON
American, (b. 1920)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, undated (probably 19, edition 200. 17 3/4 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in very good condition. Minor trace of stain in the lower left corner, outside of the image. Full margins. The work of this California artist is discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation by David Acton (1990).
SOLD

The Huckster -  KAINEN

The Huckster
JACOB KAINEN
American, (1909-2001)
Lithograph, 1937, Flint 16, edition about 25. 10 x 15 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This impression was part of the NYC Federal Art Project and bears that stamp in the lower left margin. The margins are full and the condition is very good. Kainen joined the New York Graphic Arts Project in 1935 at the beginning of the program. This fine early work shows his great skills as a draughtsman.
$1,400

Bowsprit -  KENT

Bowsprit
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Pencil on tracing paper, probably 1930, See Burne-Jones 56. 5 1/2 x 7 in. (image). Signed upper left, "Rockwell Kent (sketch for woodblock 'Bowsprit')." Our drawing is in very good condition. (The sheet was mounted quite some time ago to a thin, archival rag board, apparently to soften the look of some creasing and wrinkling in the image.) This outstanding, working drawing is not mentioned in the Burne-Jones catalog as the author was probably not aware of it. He does, however, reference and illustrate a preliminary drawing from the Zigrosser Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but it is considerably less developed than our work. We are offering this outstanding drawing WITH AN IMPRESSION OF THE PRINT for which this is the definitive study. The woodcut "Bowsprit" was printed in an edition of 120 and it measures the same size as the drawing (which has a pencil borderline on all sides). The margins are full and the condition is excellent. The woodcut is signed in pencil, lower right. (The canceled block is part of the Adler Collection in the Princeton University Library.) Provenance for both works: Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio (deacessioned, 2010.)
$12,000

Pasture Gate -  KENT

Pasture Gate
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Lithograph, 1928, Burne Jones / Rightmire 26, edition 110. 10 5/8 x 7 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This print was published by Weyhe Gallery and printed by George Miller. It was based on a drawing of the artist's first wife, Kathleen Whiting Kent. Pasture Gate is listed in multiple museum collections.
$1,250

Revisitation -  KENT

Revisitation
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Lithograph, 1928, Burne Jones / Rightmire 22, edition 100. 8 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on RIVES with full margins. The condition is fine apart from old hinges at the top corners. "This print demonstrates an interesting combination of crayon and tusche wash technique used to advantage in the sharp contrasts of early twilight, which lends a religiously mystical feeling to the work." (See Burne-Jones, pg 44.)
$1,800

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