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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

Colorado Gold Dredge -  RONNEBECK

Colorado Gold Dredge
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1932, edition 25. 10 x 14 1/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. the condition is excellent. Ronnebeck is the finest of the few lithographers who worked on this Colorado subject of gold mining.
$1,300

Atlantic -  RONNEBECK

Atlantic
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1929, edition 50. 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Ronnebeck sailed to Germany from New York with his wife Louise on the S.S. Dresden and returns on the Hamburg Amerika line. This was a three week trip. This distinctive and powerful print shows Ronnebeck's skills as a lithographer.
$1,500

Brooklyn Bridge -  RONNEBECK

Brooklyn Bridge
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1925, edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a fine impression printed on RIVES watermarked wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is one of Ronnebeck's finest prints. Ronnebeck was born in Germany and moved to New York in 1922. He was welcomed by the Stieglitz circle and described his modernist approach to lithography as "living cubism."
$9,500

Colorado Gold Mine -  RONNEBECK

Colorado Gold Mine
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1933, edition 25 10 x 13 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from faint rippling along the top margin. This is one of several Colorado mining related scenes done when the artist was living in Denver. 1933 was also the year he became an American citizen having been born in Germany.
$1,200

Eagle Dance (San Ildefonso Pueblo) -  RONNEBECK

Eagle Dance (San Ildefonso Pueblo)
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1931, edition 75. 13 x 9 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. The artist did a number of southwestern prints. He spent time in Taos and Santa Fe and the vicinity during the 1920s.
$1,700

Grand Lake, Colorado -  RONNEBECK

Grand Lake, Colorado
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1932, edition 50. 12 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this sailing subject produced in a modernist style. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
$2,200

Corn Dance (Taos Pueblo) -  RONNEBECK

Corn Dance (Taos Pueblo)
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1931, edition not stated. 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is one of the stellar images done by the artist while in the southwest. An impression is in the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.
$2,500

Paramount, NY -  RONNEBECK

Paramount, NY
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1928, edition not stated. 12 x 7 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of this stellar, modernist print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. The scene is Broadway and Ronnebeck is able to capture the excitement of the moment. This outstanding print was made at a time when the artist was friendly with, Stieglitz, Hartley, Marin and Georgia O'Keefe. He was exhibiting with the Weyhe Gallery during this fruitful and productive period.
SOLD

Spring (Printemps) -  ROPS

Spring (Printemps)
FELICIEN ROPS
Belgian, (1833-1898)
Etching, 1882, Exsteens 357, Ramiro 170; edition unknown. 8 5/8 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in colored pencil. This is a fine impression on cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This plate was etched in Montlignon which is a town in northern France.
$750

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

Cat and Busybody -  SPRUANCE

Cat and Busybody
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1933, Fine/Looney 85, edition 33. 11 x 13 3/8 in. Initialed and dated on the stone, lower right. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from some handling creases in the wide margins and stray printers ink in upper right margin.
$2,800

Closed Road -  SPRUANCE

Closed Road
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1932, Fine/Looney 72, edition 25. 10 1//2 x 13 1/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a creamy wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (The print is numbered "ed 30" but the catalogue lists an edition of 25.)
$1,800

The Shell Fisherman (De Schelpenvisser) -  TOOROP

The Shell Fisherman (De Schelpenvisser)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
Drypoint, 1902, Verbeen/Rijksmuseum 64, edition unknown. 7 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. Signed in the plate. Signed in ink, lower left. This is a fine, rich impression printed with plate tone. The margins are probably full and the condition is very good. (There's very slight bit of light toning within a previous mat opening and very slight thinning along the outer edges of the sheet from an early mount.) Done in Katwijk aan Zee, during the artist's second stay there, this print is illustrated and discussed at length in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley, pages 180-181. The Rijksmuseum catalogue lists only one state which is this, the finished state, but an earlier state is known to exist.
$5,000

Randolph Street (Chicago) -  TURZAK

Randolph Street (Chicago)
CHARLES TURZAK
American, (1899-1986)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1934-35, edition probably about 25. 12 1/16 x 9 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The colors are fresh. The margins are full but modest, measuring about one-half inch to one inch. The condition is fine. This is one of Turzak's best prints and it's also quite rare. From a series of four prints called "Chicago Moods," this stellar color woodcut shows the city's entertainment district at night. "Palooka" was a 1934 comedy film.
ON HOLD

Jan van Eyckplein, Bruges (Quai du Mirror) -  URUSHIBARA

Jan van Eyckplein, Bruges (Quai du Mirror)
YOSHIJIRO URUSHIBARA
Japanese, (1880-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1919, Chapman/Horner UB 13, edition 50 plus proofs. 14 7/8 x 19 5/8 in. Signed with the artist's seal in the lower left corner. Signed in pencil by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) and Urushibara. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent apart from minor handling creases in the margins here and there. This rare print is from the Bruges Portfolio which was the high point of the collaborative efforts between these two artists. Primarily, Brangwyn produced watercolors and/or drawings for a print and Urushibara cut and printed the blocks. The influence of Urushibara on many of his British contempories cannot be underestimated.
ON HOLD

Loving Couple at the Jan van Eyckplein, Bruges -  URUSHIBARA

Loving Couple at the Jan van Eyckplein, Bruges
YOSHIJIRO URUSHIBARA
Japanese, (1880-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1919, Chapman/Horner UB14, edition 50 plus proofs. 15 x 19 1/2 in. Signed lower left with the artist's seal. Signed in pencil by Frank Brangwyn (1867-1956) and Urushibara. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent with a deckle edge showing on all sides. This rare print is from the Bruges Portfolio which was the high point of the collaborative efforts between these two artists. Primarily, Brangwyn produced watercolors and/or drawings for a print and Urushibara cut and printed the blocks. The influence of Urushibara on many of his British contempories cannot be underestimated. He moved to London in 1910 and later took a position at the British Museum. He lived in London for about thirty years he got to know Frank Morley Fletcher, John Platt and Allen Seaby among others.
$2,500

Forest Pond (Bosvijver) -  VAN GELDER

Forest Pond (Bosvijver)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Etching, 1929, Adam, Eliens, van den Noort-van Gelder, L58, small edition. 7 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. THis is a superb impression printed on chine applique. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Van Gelder was a masterful draughtsman in the tradition of Seghers, Rembrandt, and Bresdin. In fact, he is the author of the catalogue raisonne of Bresdin's etchings which was published in 1976. The artist always maintained close ties to The Hague: His father was the founder of the Gemeentemuseum and Director there from 1912-1941. Furthermore, the artist taught at the city's Royal Academy of Art from 1952-1972 and he helped establish the Hague Etching Club in 1984.
$900

Greenwich Park -  WHISTLER

Greenwich Park
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching and drypoint, 1859, Glasgow catalogue 41 (iii/III), Kennedy 35 5 x 7 15/16 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. This is a fine, rich impression printed on thin, cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. This lovely landscape print is known in 38 impressions in the Glasgow catalogue. The sitters have not been indentified.
$2,500

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