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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.
$2,500

Arata's Scheme -  MONSON

Arata's Scheme
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1992, edition 75. 211/4 x 17 1/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The artist began studying with Lasansky at the University of Iowa in 1965. In 1969, he moved to Paris and joined S.W. Hayter at his Atelier 17. He was working there from 1970 to 1973. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Carleton College, the College of the Holy Cross and others. Since 1985, he's been living and working in France where he continues to explore the reduction woodcut technique with great success.
$650

Uccello's Ring -  MONSON

Uccello's Ring
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1994, edition 80. 16 7/8 x 20 3/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
$650

Venezia -  MONSON

Venezia
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1998, edition 80. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The artist describes his work in the reduction woodcut medium as follows, "Color reduction printing is a gradual process of removing already printed areas of color; these zones will remain in their desired color and keep their intensity. The transition from warm colors to cool colors is made by printing multiple layers of opaque white ink (considered as a blockout). The entire edition is printed after each change of color nuance and when the process comes to an end, the printing surface has virtually disappeared to the point of becoming totally unusable."
$650

Candide -  MONSON

Candide
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1999, edition 75. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine.
$650

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

On the Way to Bessemer -  PENNELL

On the Way to Bessemer
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1909, Wuerth 520, edition probably 90. 11 x 7 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. (There's a subtle printing crease in the lower left corner of the image.) This Pennsylvania subject epitomizes Pennell's interest in the growth of industrialized America during the early years of the 20th century.
$800

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

Porteuses de Fagots (Women Carrying Bundles of Sticks) -  PISSARRO

Porteuses de Fagots (Women Carrying Bundles of Sticks)
CAMILLE PISSARRO
French, (1830-1903)
Lithograph, 1896, Delteil/Cailac 153, edition 24. 9 x 11 3/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in violet pencil. This is a superb, rich impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for two old hinges, verso, at top. This is one of Pissarro's largest and most beautiful lithographs. This work was published in 1896 for Les Temps Nouveaux and there was an additional unsigned "de luxe" printing of twenty impressions. This impression is from the earlier printing of twenty-four signed and numbered impressions, six of which were printed on chine appliqué. (There were also seven artist's proofs). Our impression is from the celebrated collection of Henri M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
$8,000

Pilchard Boats, Cornwall -  PLATT

Pilchard Boats, Cornwall
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1922, Chapman 10, projected edition of 100. 6 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Signed, titled and numbered. This is a fine, atmospheric impression of this uncommon print. The margins are modest but measuring 1/4 to 5/8 in. and this could well be the original, untrimmed sheet. The condition is good. (The sheet has been professionally backed with thin Japanese paper due to some thinning on the verso.) The recorded edition mentioned in the catalogue is seventy-eight even though this impression is numbered 21 from the edition of 100. Pilchard fishing was a thriving industry in Cornwall from around 1750 to 1880.
$1,500

The Vltava at Prague -  PLATT

The Vltava at Prague
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930, Chapman 19, projected edition of 150. 9 5/8 x 14 1/16 in. Signed, titled and numbered (LXII) in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from small old hinges at the four corners, verso, and a tiny wrinkle in the lower right corner of the sheet. The catalogue states that only sixty-four impressions are recorded hence this is not a common print. The Vlvata is the longest river within the Czech Republic. In the background at right is Prague Castle. Construction started in 870 and was completed in 1929!
$1,500

Landscape 2003-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2003-I
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2003, edition 40 plus 10 artist's proofs. 15 1/8 x 22 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon work. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. 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.
SOLD

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.
$600

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.
$950

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