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Airport -  HEASLIP

Airport
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 impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for an extremely 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. Heaslip 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

A Southern Magnolia -  HERGESHEIMER

A Southern Magnolia
ELLA SOPHONISBA HERGESHEIMER
American, (1873-1943)
Lithograph, circa 1939, edition 54. 14 1/16 x 17 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression in fine condition. (The margins appear to be full on three sides and the bottom of the sheet is slightly trimmed to about 1" from the image.) This exquisite print is illustrated and discussed on pages 48 and 49 of, Imprinting the South, Southern Printmakers and Their Images of the Region 1920s-1940s, by Lynn Barstis Williams (2007). She was a direct descendant of Charles Wilson Peale and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Hergesheimer lived and worked in Nashville and specialized in lithography. Her prints are rather uncommon.
SOLD

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

Girl on Cliff -  KENT

Girl on Cliff
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Wood engraving, 1930, Burne Jones / Rightmire 57, edition 1,750. 6 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. The edition was printed for the Literary Guild of America and the artist retained fifty impressions for himself.
$1,800

Roof Tree -  KENT

Roof Tree
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Lithograph, 1928, Burne-Jones / Rightmire 21, edition 100. 11 x 14 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. This large print depicts Kent's home in the Adirondacks known as Asgaard. Scholarship suggests the figure on the roof is Carl Zigrosser (1891-1975), the prominent dealer, print scholar and curator.
$2,600

Trees by Moonlight -  KLOSS

Trees by Moonlight
GENE KLOSS
American, (1903-1996)
Aquatint, 1928, Sanchez 129, edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 5 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of this uncommon, early work. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. According to the catalogue, "Kloss believed this to be her first successful attempt at aquatint." This is a captivating arts and crafts image.
$1,500

Grand Central Staion -  KUHLER

Grand Central Staion
OTTO KUHLER
American, (1894-1977)
Etching, 1927, Kennedy Galleries 26, edition 50. 14 3/8 x 9 in. Signed and titled in pencil. this is a superb, richly inked impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. On the left side are the flags of the former Hotel Belmont which was a destination hotel for foreign ambassadors and other dignitaries.
$2,400

Marlborough Street Mansion (Boston) -  KUPFERMAN

Marlborough Street Mansion (Boston)
LAWRENCE KUPFERMAN
American, (1909-1982)
Drypoint, 1938, edition unknown. 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Dated in the lower margin, "July 8, 1938." This is a superb impression with full margins. Fine condition. This work was done while the artist was employed by the WPA. His associates included Karl Knaths, Jack Levine and Hyman Bloom.
SOLD

Victorian Mansion (Boston) -  KUPFERMAN

Victorian Mansion (Boston)
LAWRENCE KUPFERMAN
American, (1909-1982)
Drypoint, 1938, edition unknown. 14 x 13 in. Signed and titled in pencil; also inscribed "early proof." This is a superb impression with full and slightly irregular margins. The condition is very good. Kupferman's first drypoints were of Boston area buildings and mostly Victorian subjects. These outstanding early WPA prints have a Hopperesque quality.
SOLD

Saratoga Springs Victorian (New York) -  KUPFERMAN

Saratoga Springs Victorian (New York)
LAWRENCE KUPFERMAN
American, (1909-1982)
Drypoint, 1940, edition unknown. 14 x 10 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on a cream-colored Japan paper. The margins are full. Good condition apart from toning within an earlier mat opening. Kupferman's work is discussed at length in The American Scene, Prints from Hopper to Pollack by Stephen Coppel (2008), pages 108-109. In fact, one of the first American prints purchased by the British Museum was an early drypoint similar to this one.
SOLD

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