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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.
$2,400

La Neige (The Snow) -  RAFFAELLI

La Neige (The Snow)
JEAN-FRANCOIS RAFFAELLI
French, (1850-1924)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint printed in colors, 1906, Delteil 68, edition 200. 17 3/4 x 22 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a few spots of foxing on the verso. Raffaƫlli was represented by Theo van Gogh in Paris. His worked was collected by Vincent and an impression of this print was found in Vincent van Gogh's estate. This is a large and exemplary work by the artist.
$2,800

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

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.
PRICE ON REQUEST

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.
SOLD

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 and he got to know Frank Morley Fletcher, John Platt and Allen Seaby among others.
$2,500

Bruges at Dawn (Quai St Ann) -  URUSHIBARA

Bruges at Dawn (Quai St Ann)
YOSHIJIRO URUSHIBARA
Japanese, (1880-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1919, Chapman/Horner UB 13, edition 50 plus proofs. 14 7/8 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 and he got to know Frank Morley Fletcher, John Platt and Allen Seaby among others. This print is illustrated on page 51 of The New Wave, Twentieth-century Japanese prints from the Robert O. Muller collection (1993) by Julia Meech, Et al.
$2,800

July Fifteenth -  WOOD

July Fifteenth
GRANT WOOD
American, (1891-1942)
Lithograph, 1938, Johnson 6, Cole 5; edition 250. 9 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on RIVES paper with full margins. The condition is very good apart from slight thinness to the paper on the outer edges, verso. The print was attached at the edges at some point and this minor issue does not show in the front at all.
$9,500

Wild Flowers -  WOOD

Wild Flowers
GRANT WOOD
American, (1891-1942)
Lithograph with hand coloring by the artist's sister, 1939, Johnson 12, Cole 9; edition 250. 7 x 10 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
$3,000

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