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Magpie -  SEABY

Magpie
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1900-1905, edition probably 50-100. 9 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very good impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are modest but this is most likely the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine. (There's a small trace of stray printer's ink below the image.) This impression compares favorably to the one in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. An impression of "Magpie" was exhibited as No. 633 in 1906 in the Sixth Exhibition of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers.
$850

The Picture Buyer -  SLOAN

The Picture Buyer
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1911, Morse 153 (v/V), edition 100. 5 1/4 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on ARCHES watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just a trace of light foxing in the right margin area.) Depicted here is the Macbeth Gallery in New York. This print was exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913.
$3,500

Young Model (The Model) -  SOYER

Young Model (The Model)
RAPHAEL SOYER
American, (1899-1987)
Lithograph, 1940, Cole 57, edition 250. 12 x 9 5/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent other than for the old, original hinges at the top corners. This is a fine example of Soyer as a traditional draughtsman "par excellence" and the model is one of his favorite subjects.
$1,250

Middle Germantown (PA) -  SPRUANCE

Middle Germantown (PA)
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1934, Fine / Looney 98, edition 30. 10 x 13 5/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on RIVES watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. According to the catalogue raisonné, the subject of this print is the Spruance home in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.
$1,750

In the Sunlight (En Plein Soleil) -  TISSOT

In the Sunlight (En Plein Soleil)
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1881, Wentworth 54, edition about 100. 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left, and with the artist's red stamp (Lugt 1545) in the lower right. This is a fine impression on laid paper with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a skillfully repaired tear in the lower margin, well away from the image. This stellar print was included in "A Portfolio of Autograph Etchings" published by James R. Osgood & Co, Boston.
$4,000

Musicians at the Bistro (Musiciens chez le Bistro) -  VILLON

Musicians at the Bistro (Musiciens chez le Bistro)
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Etching, 1912, Ginestet & Pouillon 270 (v/V), edition 50. 10 1/2 x 9 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on ARCHES laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are two small specks of foxing in the right margin.) It was during this period, 1911-1913, when Villon developed his unique cubist style in etching and drypoint. This print is a fine example of his work during this important period.
$1,800

The Big Tree -  WATSON

The Big Tree
ERNEST W. WATSON
American, (1884-1969)
Linoleum cut printed in colors, undated (probably done in the 1930s), edition 25. 7 x 10 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is good apart from faint toning in the outer margins from an old mat and a tin spot at the top edge center from an early hinge.
$400

Little Arthur -  WHISTLER

Little Arthur
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching, 1857-58, Glasgow 8 (iv/IV), Kennedy 9 (v/V); 61 impressions are noted in the Glasgow catalogue. 2 3/16 x 2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. This is a fine dark impression printed on light cream wove paper. The margins are wide measuring about 1 to 1 3/8 in. The condition is fine apart from very slight toning along the top edge of the sheet. Although Kennedy records this as the fifth state, there are only four states as described in the online Glasgow catalogue. "The copper plate may have been reduced in size in London, and Delâtre's name removed, for the fourth state, when Whistler and Haden undertook to print the edition. It was then printed for the English edition of the 'French Set.'" There were two formal editions of the "French Set," ('Twelve Etchings from Nature'); the Paris edition of twenty impressions (3rd state), and the English edition of 50 impressions in the fourth state. The dramatic inking of the plate conveys a Rembrandt like flair of detail and shadow; successfully rendered on a very small scale.
$2,400

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