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Moonlight -  GAG

Moonlight
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1926, Winnan 26, edition 60. 14 x 16 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb, rich impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from some wrinkles in the upper left corner margin outside of the image. The edition was printed by George Miller from a zinc plate and ten impressions are listed in museum collections. This large, poetic work is a dramatic study in darks and lights and shows the artist as a master of lithography.
SOLD

Eucalyptus Grove and Stream -  GEARHART

Eucalyptus Grove and Stream
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, circa 1930, edition probably 30-50. 6 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on her typical sturdy, fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for a very faint suggestion of light toning just outside the image within an early mat opening. This small, charming work is not listed in the Pasadena retrospective catalogue from 2009.
$2,650

A Stark Country -  GEARHART

A Stark Country
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, 1937, Pasadena catalogue pg. 104, edition probably 30-50. 11 x 11 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on her typical fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a thin spot in the upper left corner of the margin away from the image. This large, majestic print is one of her finest works.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Yuma, AZ -  HASSAM

Yuma, AZ
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1927, Cortissoz / Clayton 287, edition unknown. 5 x 7 3/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins showing the tack holes along the outside edge of the sheet. This rare print helps to document the artist's travels around the country which included visits to California, Louisiana and New Mexico.
$2,400

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.
$3,500

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, Asgaard. Scholarship suggests the figure on the roof is Carl Zigrosser (1891-1975), the prominent print scholar and curator.
$2,500

Fisherman with a Hoop Net (La Pêche a la Truble) -  LEGROS

Fisherman with a Hoop Net (La Pêche a la Truble)
ALPHONSE LEGROS
French/British, (1837-1911)
Etching and aquatint, undated (but before 1876), Malassis & Thibaudeau 90, Bliss 90 (ii/VI), edition unknown. 14 x 18 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this large work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just an incidental spot of foxing here and there in the margins.) The British Museum acquired an impression in 1876 hence the date. The print is very rare in the early states and the total edition is unknown. This is an exceptional example of the artist's work.
$1,650

Waiting for the Breeze -  LEMOS

Waiting for the Breeze
PEDRO JOSEPH DE LEMOS
American, (1882-1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, Edwards 29b, edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from a soft wrinkle in the lower right corner of the margin. Lemos' work is illustrated and discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation, Color in American Printmaking 1890-1940, by David Acton (1990), see pages 94-95. A leading exponent of the the California arts and crafts movement, Lemos had a major retrospective at the Monterey Museum of Art in 2015 accompanied by a catalogue by Robert W. Edwards.
$4,000

The Skylark -  PALMER

The Skylark
SAMUEL PALMER
British, (1805-1881)
Etching, 1850, Lister 2 (vii/VIII), edition unknown. 4 5/8 x 3 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, below the image. This is a fine impression on chine appliqué as published as plate 17 in Etchings of the Art Union of London by the Etching Club (1857). The margins are wide with the sheet size being 13 x 9 3/4 in. The condition is very good apart from a few spots of foxing here and there in the margins. "Palmer referred to this work as 'Dawn' until it was published in 1857, and it is this time of day, as the sun rises to illuminate the landscape and the skylark above, in which his sense of a re-awakened vision may be felt. It is a work both small in scale but intense in detail, showing great technical skill." (See page 12 of Samuel Palmer, His Friends and Followers," by Gordon Cooke and the Fine Art Society, London, 2012.)
$2,000

Alviso Slough -  RICE

Alviso Slough
WILLIAM S. RICE
American, (1873-1963)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920, Treseder plate 20, edition fewer than 15. 9 1/8 x 12 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on sturdy, fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for two subtle stains in the upper left and upper right margin corners, away from the image. The scene is near San Jose, CA. Provenance: Annex Galleries.
$4,500

Columbines -  ROYDS

Columbines
MABEL ROYDS
British, (1874-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930s, Barton 39, edition perhaps 25-50. 7 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with rich relief showing from the pressure of the blocks. This is the full sheet although the left margin is narrow. There's some printing ink in the margins which is so very typical of her work. Provenance: The Old Print Shop, NY.
$1,750

Evening, The Pier at Flessingue (Le Soir, La Jetée de Flessingue) -  SIGNAC

Evening, The Pier at Flessingue (Le Soir, La Jetée de Flessingue)
PAUL SIGNAC
French, (1863-1935)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898, Kornfeld / Wick 20.IID, from the large edition for PAN. 8 x 10 1/4 in. Unsigned as usual. This is a fine, fresh impression on chine volant with wide margins. The text is printed in the lower left. The condition is fine other than for an inherent paper imperfection, a dark fiber, in the bottom center just affecting the image. The PAN edition was printed by Auguste Clot and published in Berlin by Otto Bierbaum and Julius Meier-Graefe. Signac, along with Georges Seurat and Henri-Edmond Cross, defined the French pointillist movement during the late 19th century.
$1,800

Christmas -  TANNER

Christmas
ROBIN TANNER
British, (1904-1988)
Etching, 1929, Garton 9 (ii/II), edition 50. 13 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression from the rare first edition of 1929. The paper is a fine laid with a slight greenish tint and the condition is excellent. (The lower margin has been slightly trimmed.) The print was originally published in 1929 by MacDonald and Nicholson. There was a second edition in 1974 published by the Penn Print Room and a 1982 edition of 12 published by Garton & Cooke. This exceptional etching epitomizes the early 20th century British pastoral tradition as inspired by the work of Samuel Palmer and F. L. Griggs. Early impressions such as this one are uncommon.
$8,000

Sprokkelend Kind (Young Girl Gathering Sticks) -  TOOROP

Sprokkelend Kind (Young Girl Gathering Sticks)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
Drypoint, 1899, Verbeek/Rijksmuseum 47 (iii/III), edition unknown. 6 1/16 x 7 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in ink lower right (the signature is a bit faint as is often the case with Toorop's prints.) This is a very good impression with plate tone and with traces of burr in the water and on her legs and hair. Printed on a smooth cream Japanese paper, the margins are wide and probably full. The third state shows just the suggestion of the girl at right who had been added in state two. Boats and clouds are also added in the third state along the horizon line. The print is now signed and dated in the plate. This charming print was done along the Dutch coast at Katwijk aan Zee.
$5,500

Old Lime Tree (Oude Linde) -  VAN DAM

Old Lime Tree (Oude Linde)
WILLEM JAN VAN DAM
Dutch, (1895-1964)
Etching and aquatint, undated (probably 1920s), edition unknown but perhaps 50-100. 14 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. Van Dam lived and worked in Amersfoort where he was both an etcher, painter and a craftsman. His etchings often have a distinctive arts and crafts look as seen here. He was well know as a painter of children and city scenes.
$650

Animal Studies (Dierstudies) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Animal Studies (Dierstudies)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithographs, 1898, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 84-90 (i/II); edition unknown. Each image is about 16 1/2 x 13 in. (sheet size 27 3/4 x 18 5/8 in.) Each print is signed on the stone and bears the printed number below in the lower right corner, 1-6. This is the very rare complete set of six lithographs plus the title page (which shows small, beautifully drawn lithographic vignettes relating to the six prints.) Published in a cloth-wrapped portfolio with leather spine, the cover is embossed with the title in a small art nouveau style vignette, upper right. The impressions are all fine and are printed on chine appliqué (except the frontispiece). The margins are full. The upper left corners of the sheets are slightly bent and the plates have assorted degrees of foxing in the support sheets only. This varies from sheet to sheet and is very typical of the prints we've had from this set over the years. This iconic series is often considered the high point of Hoytema's achievements in lithography. The two best know works; Five Angora Rabbits and Two White Egrets, are both printed with embossing. This complete set is from the collection of Simon Moulijn (1866-1948), also a well know Dutch lithographer (Lugt 1849a). (Each sheet bears his stamp in the lower right corner.) We have not seen a complete Dierstudies set for sale in about ten years.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Woodland Idyll (Bosidyelle) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Woodland Idyll (Bosidyelle)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph printed on chine applique, 1898, Rijksmuseum 80 (ii/II), edition unknown. 12 1/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed on the stone. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed in gray-green ink and the margins are probably full and untrimmed. This subtle, beautifully drawn lithograph is a fine example of Dutch Art Nouveau printmaking. The work is illustrated and discussed on pages 118-119 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley. (We've seen a little ink color variation with this print over the years. In addition, there may have been a signed and numbered edition of possibly 100 and a second unsigned edition.)
$1,800

Large Tree -  VELDHEER

Large Tree
J G VELDHEER
Dutch, (1866-1954)
Woodcut, circa 1900-1910, edition unknown. 19 3/4 x 15 7/8 in. Signed in the block, lower right. Signed in pencil and also dedicated to fellow Dutch artist, Simon Moulijn in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper with full margins. The condition is quite good. Veldheer specialized in printmaking. He produced book designs, portraits, landscapes and some of his woodcuts were printed in colors. His work is illustrated and discussed in Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014) by Cliff Ackley; see pages 208-209. He was influenced by Japanese printmaking and this topic is discussed in Japanese Invloed op Nederlandandse kunst, Imitatie et Inspiratie van 1650 tot heden (1991) published by the Rijksmuseum(Ch. van Rappard-Boon, et al.); pages 133-134.
$1,600

Two Birds in the Moonlight -  VERINGA

Two Birds in the Moonlight
JAN VERINGA
Dutch, (1907-1982)
Woodcut, undated (probably about 1935-40), edition unknown (perhaps 50). 6 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed in pencil lower right. Here we have a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are substantial but possibly trimmed. The condition is fine. Born in Haarlem, Veringa was a student of Samuel Jessurun de Mesquita and this influence is clearly shown in this lovely woodcut.
$550

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