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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.
SOLD

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

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

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.)
$4,000

The Summer Moon -  LEE-HANKEY

The Summer Moon
WILLIAM LEE-HANKEY
British, (1869-1952)
Etching and aquatint on zinc with cartridge paper ground, 1905, Hardie 21; edition 75 in color and 25 in monocrome. 11 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in the plate with the artist's monogram, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a faint suggestion of a mat line from an earlier mount. The artist studied at the Royal College of Art and during the early years of the 20th century he was working in France, notably in Brittany and Normandy. He maintained a studio at the Etaples art colony. In 1912, he established the School of Colour Printing in Hammersmith with Nelson Dawson.
$900

Reading (Lezende) -  LOEBER

Reading (Lezende)
LOU LOEBER
Dutch, (1894-1983)
Linocut, 1930, edition 75. 8 x 7 in. Signed and numbered in pencil and initialed in the block. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The sheet has been archivally mounted to a heavier support sheet and there's an earlier (archival?) hinge across the top edge of the sheet. The margins are wide and probably full. Louise Marie "Lou" Loeber was an outstanding Dutch modernist graphic artist and painter. She was married to the artist Dirk Koning. Her work shows the influence of Mondriaan and the other De Stijl artists. She was greatly influenced by Kandinsky as well. Her prints are not so common.
SOLD

Départ pour la Chasse à Courre (Leaving for the Hunt) -  LUNOIS

Départ pour la Chasse à Courre (Leaving for the Hunt)
ALEXANDRE LUNOIS
French, (1863-1916)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1893, Not listed in I.F.F., Johnson 73, edition 100. 10 1/2 x 17 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, fresh impression printed on thin white wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for a tiny speck (ink?) in the lower left below the image. From the collection of Henri M. Petiet (Lugt 5031). (Note: We are offering with the above an impression of the unfinished print done in black and white only and a color proof with variant inking, both with slight condition issues.) This print was published by Vollard for l'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard.
$1,800

Woman Crouching from the Back (Femme Accroupie de Dos) -  MAILLOL

Woman Crouching from the Back (Femme Accroupie de Dos)
ARISTIDE MAILLOL
French, (1861-1944)
Lithograph, 1925, Guérin 283, edition 100. 9 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. Signed in pencil with the artist's initial "M." Here we have a fine impression printed on smooth wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from faint toning in the extreme edges of the sheet and a slightly toned area on the verso. This exemplary figurative work was published by Albert Morancé, Paris.
$900

The Pool -  MCBEY

The Pool
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1914, Hardie/Carter 150, edition 50 plus several trial proofs. 9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered (VIII) in ink. This is a fine impression from the published state with wide (full?) margins. The condition is very good apart from very faint toning within an earlier mat opening. This Whistlerian London view shows the Pool of London from a warehouse near the south end of the Tower Bridge looking north.
$950

New York Harbour -  MCBEY

New York Harbour
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1941, Hardie/Carter 279, edition 65 plus 19 trial proofs. 10 1/4 x 15 in. Signed, titled and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in ink. Here we have a fine impression with probably the full margins. The condition is also fine. This is one of McBey's best views of New York as pictured from Brooklyn across the East River.
$1,650

L'Abside de Notre Dame (The Apse of Notre Dame) -  MERYON

L'Abside de Notre Dame (The Apse of Notre Dame)
CHARLES MERYON
French, (1821-1868)
Etching and drypoint, 1854, Scheiderman 45 (vi/IX), Delteil/Wright 38 (v/VIII); edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, below the image. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on a beautiful sheet of thin china paper. The margins are wide and probably this is the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is fine apart from slight, old toning (and thinning) from earlier hinges at the top corner edges of the sheet. This iconic Meryon print is from the celebrated collections of B.B. MacGeorge (Lugt 394) and J.J. Heywood (Lugt 1276). Their collector marks are not evident on the print itself but the original Knoedler label from the frame indicates this impression is # 38 in the landmark 1917 catalogue and exhibition of Meryon prints from the MacGeorge Collection. As described in the catalogue, MacGeorge owned five impressions of L'Abside de Notre Dame and this one is "(d) Fifth state, chine." This impression is also cited in Delteil/Wright in his entry for the fifth state, "Mr. MacGeorge also had a proof on thin india paper." In addition, there's an old pencil inscription on the bottom of the margin which reads, "from the Heywood collection." (The Knoedler inventory number on the label also appears in pencil on the bottom margin.) This is an exceptional 19th century French etching with impeccable provenance.
SOLD

L'Ancien Louvre, Paris (The Old Louvre, Paris, after Zeeman) -  MERYON

L'Ancien Louvre, Paris (The Old Louvre, Paris, after Zeeman)
CHARLES MERYON
French, (1821-1868)
Etching, 1865-66, Schneiderman 96 (v/VI), Delteil-Wright (v/VI); edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. Unsigned. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are wide. The condition is very good apart from toning along the top edge, verso, from an early adhesive and minor toning along the extreme bottom edge, verso. According to Delteil/Wright, "Meryon etched this plate from a painting by Zeeman in the Louvre, as a commission from the French Government, shortly before his second and final term in the asylum at Charenton, two years before his death. The etching was done on the back of the cancelled plate of the Petit Pont." This lifetime impression is from the collection of Alfred Morrison (Lugt 151). Morrison (1821-1897) was a prominent collector of his time.
$2,000

Evening (Avond) -  MOULIJN

Evening (Avond)
SIMON MOULIJN
Dutch, (1866-1948)
Lithograph, 1893, Kappers 1, edition unknown. 10 x 13 3/4 in. Initialed and dated on the stone, lower left. Not pencil signed. This is a fine impression of this, the artist's first lithograph. The margins are full and the condition is quite good other than for wrinkling in the left edge of the margin and a few tiny tears in the sheet edges. This exceptional, Art Nouveau style Dutch landscape is rare. Moulijn was born in Rotterdam and did his best work in lithography.
$900

Rain -  MURPHY

Rain
GLADYS WILKINS MURPHY
American, (1907-1985)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930s, edition 50. 8 x 6 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a subtle wrinkle in the lower right corner margin well away from the image.) Murphy was a student and teacher at the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Society of American Etchers, the Philadelphia Print Club and the National Academy of Design.
$750

The Canal, Dordrecht (De Gracht, Dordrecht) -  NIEUWENKAMP

The Canal, Dordrecht (De Gracht, Dordrecht)
WOJ NIEUWENKAMP
Dutch, (1874-1950)
Etching, 1912, Hubert E126 (iii/III), Nieuwenkamp E126; edition 50. 17 1/2 x13 in. Initialed and dated in the plate at top. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on a light cream Japanese style paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. The blindstamp of the publisher, P. J. Zurcher, is in the lower left corner of the margin.
$2,000

Summer Flowers -  PATTERSON

Summer Flowers
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, Bakker 100a, intended edition of 100. 10 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression of this rare print. The margins measure about 1/2" all around but this is most likely the full, untrimmed sheet as printed. The condition is excellent. The paper is Patterson's typical sturdy, thick Japanese paper which is especially well-suited for intensely rubbing the colors onto the paper from the back of the sheet.
$7,000

Poppies and Convolvolus -  PATTERSON

Poppies and Convolvolus
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, Bakker retrospective catalogue # 95, intended edition of 100. 7 1/4 x 10 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with notably fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Certainly, the finest impressions of Patterson's woodcuts display a remarkable three-dimensionality. The intense work involved in rubbing the colors into the blocks is perfectly demonstrated here and the end result is almost sculptural. Due to the labor intensive nature of printing just one impression, and given the scarcity of her prints, we doubt that the full editions were ever printed.
SOLD

Thames Below the Bridges, Night -  PENNELL

Thames Below the Bridges, Night
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1894, Wuerth 217, edition probably 20. 4 15/16 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, atmospheric impression of this rare print. The margins are full (but narrow on the sides, as printed). The condition is fine. Pennell produced several etchings and a few aquatints along the Thames during this period. Many of them were published as part of the "Easter Set" but Wuerth does not indicate that this print is part of the series. Our impression is selectively inked to show lights along the docks.
$650

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