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Snow on the El -  LEWIS

Snow on the El
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1931, McCarron 95, edition 49 including 5 trial proofs. 14 x 9 in. Signed in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, atmospheric impression of this great American print from the 1930s. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. The location depicted here is 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue in New York City.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Stoops in Snow -  LEWIS

Stoops in Snow
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1930, McCarron 89 (ii/II); edition 115. 10 x 15 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression with full margins printed on a subtle, slightly bluish paper. The condition is fine apart from a subtle soft crease in the lower left corner margin. This, along with Snow on the El, are among the finest snow scenes created by the artist. This was a very popular print as the edition was virtually sold out during Lewis's lifetime.
ON HOLD

July 4, 1936 -  MARKHAM

July 4, 1936
KYRA MARKHAM
American, (1891-1967)
Lithograph, 1936, edition 25 16 x 12 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this exceptional American print from the 1930s. The condition is very good apart from two old hinges at the top corners, verso, and a few subtle spots of foxing on the back of the sheet. Markham excelled in lithography and painting. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and was active in the WPA program. She produced 40 dioramas for the 1939 New York World's Fair in the Hall of Inventions.
SOLD

Pavonia Avenue -  MARSH

Pavonia Avenue
REGINALD MARSH
American, (1898-1954)
Etching and engraving, 1928, Sasowsky 55 (vi/VI), highest known impression is 19. 7 x 10 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered "10/50" in pencil. This is a superb impression of this uncommon print. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine. As stated in the Sasowsky catalogue, page 52 under the section called Printing, "Therefore, when impressions numbered 18/50, 19/50, 20/50, 21/50 remained in Marsh's estate, it was concluded that Marsh actually printed twenty-one impressions of the proposed edition of 50." (This information applies to many of his prints.)
SOLD

Fantasy; Diverse Figures -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Diverse Figures
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1927, van Es D120, edition 15. 3 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. This is a nice example of Mesquita's "sensitivic" caricature etching style which began about 1910 and lasted until 1940. He produced these works in small editions and they were done primarily for fun but they also have mystical and religious overtones and are ripe with social commentary. They are unique in the history of Dutch art and are an important aspect of Mesquita's graphic work.
$1,300

Wrestlers -  MURPHY

Wrestlers
JOHN J. A. MURPHY
American, (1888-1968)
Woodcut, circa 1924-31, Cole 158, edition less than 75. 11 1/8 x 14 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from some light toning in the outer edges on the sheet.Murphy was born in Boston and studied at the Museum school. He alsos studied in Londonwith Noel Rooke and exhibited his work at the Leicester Gallery and the Keppel Gallery in New York. He was maried to fellow artist, Cecil Buller. This is one of his best prints, along with Sprinters.
SOLD

Sprinters -  MURPHY

Sprinters
JOHN J. A. MURPHY
American, (1888-1968)
Woodcut, circa 1924-31, Cole 155, edition less than 75. 11 1/8 x 13 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Murphy's woodcuts are quite distinctive and this is considered by many to be his finest work. Sylvan Cole Gallery held an important retrospective of Murphy's work in 1990. The artist exhibited with the Leicester Gallery, London, while he was alive as well as with Frederick Keppel in New York. This print is illustrated on page 102 of Master Prints of Five Centuries; The Alan and Marianne Schwartz Collection (1991).
SOLD

Bleeding Heart -  PATTERSON

Bleeding Heart
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1925, Bakker 93, intended edition of 100. 10 x 7 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with probably full margins. The condition is very good apart from and old strip of tape across the top edge of the sheet verso, and a couple of tiny pieces of the same on the bottom edge, verso.
$5,800

Figures -  QUEST

Figures
CHARLES QUEST
American, (1904-1993)
Wood engraving, 1948, edition 25. 12 x 9 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from two old hinges at the top of the sheet. Quest grew up in St. Louis and studied at the Washington University School of Fine Arts. he later taught there from from 1944 to 1971. His work is represented in numerous museums including the British Museum, Philadelphia Museum, MOMA and the Metropolitan Museum. This is a fine example of his work.
$750

Boogie Woogie -  RACKLEY

Boogie Woogie
MILDRED RACKLEY
American, (1906-1992)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1940, edition 25. 5 x 6 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with rich colors. The paper is Japanese and there's a paper imperfection or small repair on the right side, outside of the image. Rackley was born in New Mexico and studied at the University of Texas and also in Germany. Her married name was Simon and she eventually settled in California. She moved to New York in 1935 and became active in the WPA program.
$1,750

Jumping Jives -  RACKLEY

Jumping Jives
MILDRED RACKLEY
American, (1906-1992)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1940, edition unknown. 5 x 6 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This impression bears the New York City WPA Art Project stamp. Here we have a color and state variation for the print "Boogie Woogie", also shown on this site. The title is also different. We don't know if this is part of the edition of 25 or from a separate WPA edition which is usually about that number of impressions. The impression is rich and the condition is good other than for spots of foxing in the lower margin well away from the image. These are the full margins.
$1,750

Boogie Woogie -  RACKLEY

Boogie Woogie
MILDRED RACKLEY
American, (1906-1992)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1940, edition probably about 25. 6 x 5 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with vibrant colors. The paper is a thin Japanese with full margins. The condition is good part from foxing in the margins, mostly in the lower right corner. This impression bears the New York City WPA Art Project stamp.
SOLD

San Franciso '34 Waterfront Strike -  REFREGIER

San Franciso '34 Waterfront Strike
ANTON REFREGIER
American, (1905-1975)
Screenprint, 1949, edition 75. 11 1/4 x 22 1/4 in. Signed in the image, upper right. Signed and numbered in ink. The title is printed as part of the silkscreen process in the lower left. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a soft cease on the right side just outside of the image and two other creases of minor consequence, outside of the image. This print replicates one of his murals for the Rincon Post Office in San Francisco. Refregier came to New York from Moscow and studied at the Rhode Island School of Design. He was active with the WPA project and lived in Woodstock, NY during this period and beyond. He died in Moscow at the age of 75.
$4,000

The Degas Portrait -  REYNARD

The Degas Portrait
GRANT REYNARD
American, (1887-1968)
Etching, undated (probably 1930s), edition 100 9 7/8 x 7 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with probably full margins. The condition is very good other than for three old hinges at the top edge. Reynard was born in Nebraska and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. He was also a painter and eventually settled in New York where he became a member of the National Academy of Design. The exact date of this print is unknown to me. I've seen dates ranging from 1925-1947.
$650

Alley Cats -  REYNARD

Alley Cats
GRANT REYNARD
American, (1887-1968)
Drypoint, probably 1933, edition 50 8 x 10 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The margins appear to be full. The condition is very good apart from three old hinges at the top of the sheet. (There are also two ink stamps on the verso edges with a date of 1933, possibly added by a gallery when they took the print in from the artist for inventory.)
$600

Sailboats -  RONNEBECK

Sailboats
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Pencil on paper, 1936, unique 15 x 11 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This fine drawing was done in Colorado and relates to a print called "Grand Lake, Colorado," from 1932. The condition is very good other than for old hinges at the corners and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.
$1,500

The Grand Bazaar, Constantinople -  ROSENBERG

The Grand Bazaar, Constantinople
LOUIS ROSENBERG
American, (1890-1983)
Drypoint, 1927, unknown (but probably 50-100). 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with probably the full margins. The condition is fine. Rosenberg studied architecture at MIT in Cambridge along with Samuel Chamberlain and John Taylor Arms. He was extremely popular when he was alive and his work today attracts a sizeable audience.
$350

Modernist Figure -  SCHWARTZ

Modernist Figure
WILLIAM S. SCHWARTZ
American, (1896-1977)
Lithograph, 1928, edition unknown. 21 x 11 in. Signed and dated on the stone. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this large work. The condition is fine and the margins appear to be full and untrimmed. There's a pencil inscription in the lower left corner, "lithograph # 13. Impression # 9." He came to America from Russia and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was also was part of the Federal Art Project. Schwartz was popular in his day and exhibited widely, including a major show at Hirschl & Adler in New York in 1984.
$950

Industrial Series #1 -  SHEELER

Industrial Series #1
CHARLES SHEELER
American, (1883-1965)
Lithograph, 1928, Bryce/Troyen 5, edition about 25. 8 1/8 x 11 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of this extremely scarce print. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from tiny losses at the top corners from earlier hinges. This iconic American print is cited in eleven museum collections.
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American Pattern - Barn -  SPRUANCE

American Pattern - Barn
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph , 1940, Fine/Looney 184, edition 45. 7 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this iconic American modernist print. The paper bears a RIVES watermark and the margins are full. The condition is fine apart from faint toning on the verso. This work was printed by Theodore Cuno in Philadelphia.
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