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The Trees of the Standing Stones, Dunstaffnge -  ALEXANDER

The Trees of the Standing Stones, Dunstaffnge
ANN D. ALEXANDER
Scottish, (b. 1890)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1936, edition 50. 7 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. A fine impression on thin Japanese paper. Full margins. Very good condition. (Small color specks in the sky; faint discoloration within the previous mat opening.)
$650

Black Geese -  AUSTEN

Black Geese
WINIFRED AUSTEN
British, (1876-1964)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1934, edition probably about 50. 9 1/4 x 14 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a superb impression printed on fibrous, cream-colored Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from very faint toning within an earlier mat opening and old hinges showing at the top corners of the margins. The print was published by Arthur Greatoreux in London. Austen was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1907. Her color prints are considerably less common than the black and white prints and this a very good example of her work.
SOLD

House Martins -  AUSTEN

House Martins
WINIFRED AUSTEN
British, (1876-1964)
Etching, circa 1925, edition probably about 50. 6 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are wide and the paper is a cream wove. Austen worked in both oils and watercolors but was best known as a printmaker. She was elected to the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1907.
SOLD

The Pack Bridge, Aylestone, Leicestershire -  AUSTIN

The Pack Bridge, Aylestone, Leicestershire
ROBERT S. AUSTIN
British, (1895-1973)
Engraving, 1926, Dodgson 65; edition 60. 4 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate and signed and dated in pencil. This is a very fine, rich impression printed on light gray laid paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is quite good. Like F.L.Griggs, Austin was inspired by the English countryside as well as its stone architecture.
$875

Cat and Mandolin -  AUSTIN

Cat and Mandolin
ROBERT S. AUSTIN
British, (1895-1973)
Engraving, 1925, Dodgson 60 (ii/II), edition 50. 4 1/4 x 6 1/8 in. Initialed in the plate. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression of this endearing print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This print was published by the XXI Gallery, London, which represented Austin's work.
SOLD

Priory Pond -  BADMIN

Priory Pond
STANLEY ROY BADMIN
British, (1906-1989)
Etching, 1932, Beetles 32, edition 30. 5 1/4 x 6 1/16 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed, "1 tri"(al), "2nd St"(ate). This is a superb, early impression printed on medium weight wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. According to the catalogue, "the 1st edition and records were lost in the war but the plate survived." A second edition of 25 impressions was published in 1981 by Merryhill Press, Dyfed. Badmin studied with Malcolm Osborne and Robert Austin at the Royal College of Art. He exhibited with the Twenty One Gallery, London, which published most of his forty prints. An impression from the early edition is located at the Yale Center for British Art.
SOLD

Distant Oxford -  BONE

Distant Oxford
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1905, Dodgson 195, only state; edition 38. 6 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is quite good. Drawn from Hinksey, this exquisite, panoramic view is reminiscent of Rembrandt and his many views of Amsterdam.
$800

The Convent of San Payo, Santiago de Compostela -  BONE

The Convent of San Payo, Santiago de Compostela
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1929, Dodgson 434( xviii/XVIII); total edition of 102. 12 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right, and signed in pencil. A fine impression printed on a sturdy cream wove paper. The margins are substantial and the condition is very good. (There's a horizontal crease in the lower margin, well away from the image.) Bone's amazing skills are on full display here with this mesmerizing study in foreshortening.
$1,300

The Ballantrae Road -  BONE

The Ballantrae Road
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1907, Dodgson 212 (?/XV), edition 73. 4 15/16 x 8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. With the initial "B" in the upper right corner of the margin indicating a preferred impression. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This romantic, Rembrandt-like landscape depicts the Ayrshire coast in Scotland.
$800

Brewhouses, Southampton -  BONE

Brewhouses, Southampton
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1904, Dodgson 151 (i/I), edition 35 plus one trail proof. 6 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil below, lower right. Here we have a fine impression rich with burr. The margins are modest in size (3/4") but this is probably the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is fine apart from slight light toning within an early mat opening. This print is from a series of ten prints, "Ten Drypoints by Muirhead Bone," published by Messrs. Obach and Co., London.
$650

Canal and Bridge of S.S. Apostoli, Venice -  BONE

Canal and Bridge of S.S. Apostoli, Venice
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1916, Dodgson 351 (probably state xxvi of XXVI), edition 129. 12 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This tour de force of drypoint displays a refined composition, great detail and perspective, and the figurative and architectural elements are bathed in dramatic light. The Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli di Christo, commonly called San Apostoli, is a 7th century Roman Catholic Church and one of the oldest churches in Venice.
$2,000

Fisher's Creek, King's Lynn -  BONE

Fisher's Creek, King's Lynn
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1903, Dodgson 155 (ii/II), edition unknown. 4 x 10 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this uncommon, early print. The margins are full and the paper is a cream Japanese. The condition is fine. Ex-collection: P.W. van Doorne (Lugt 4731). King's Lynn is a seaport in Norfolk in the east of England.
$850

Tour du Gros Horloge, Evreux -  BONINGTON

Tour du Gros Horloge, Evreux
RICHARD PARKES BONINGTON
British, (1802-1828)
Lithograph, 1824, Curtis 19, (ii/II); edition unknown. 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone with the printed signature. This is a fine impression printed on the usual chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good overall. There's a subtle suggestion of foxing in a couple of spots in the margins and a trace of old hinge adhesive at the top corners. Bonington was a remarkable draughtsman and this is an iconic image for the early history of lithography. He produced other lithographs for Baron Taylor's celebrated "Voyages Pittoresques et Romantiques dans l'Ancienne France" which spanned the years 1820-1878 and this is among the finest. Unfortunately, Bonington died at a very young age.
$1,500

In Old Whitby -  BOXIUS

In Old Whitby
SYLVAN G. BOXIUS
British, (b. 1878)
Woodcut (linocut?) printed in colors, circa 1920-30, small edition. 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine, beautifully-inked impression printed on a creamy Japanese paper. The margins are narrow but sufficient. The condition is fine. Boxius is one of a multitude of gifted traditional blockprint artists working in England between the wars. His work is consistently good and merits more attention. Whitby is a seaside town in the county of North Yorkshire.
$550

Typhoon - The Burst Topsail -  BRISCOE

Typhoon - The Burst Topsail
ARTHUR BRISCOE
British, (1873-1943)
Etching, 1924, Laver 22, Hurst 94; edition 75. 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed and numbered in ink. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a very faint suggestion of light toning within an earlier mat opening. This dramatic, early print was very well received when it was made in 1924. Briscoe's thorough knowledge of ships and life at sea helped to solidify his reputation as the preeminent British maritime etcher of the 20th century.
$1,200

Mizzen Topmast Crosstrees -  BRISCOE

Mizzen Topmast Crosstrees
ARTHUR BRISCOE
British, (1873-1943)
Etching, 1931, Hurst 283, edition 75. 13 7/8 x 10 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed and numbered in ink. This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a subtle bit of foxing in the lower left corner of the margin and extremely faint toning within an early mat opening.
$1,200

The Main Rigging -  BRISCOE

The Main Rigging
ARTHUR BRISCOE
British, (1873-1943)
Etching, 1928, Laver 116, Hurst 217-18; edition 75. 13 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this dramatic plate. The margins are full and the condition is very good. There are two states to this print which Hurst describes as two separate plates, H 217 & 218. In fact, this is H218. H217 was never published and exists in proofs only.
SOLD

The Bowsprit (Plate 1) -  BRISCOE

The Bowsprit (Plate 1)
ARTHUR BRISCOE
British, (1873-1943)
Etching, 1928, Hurst 209, edition 75. 8 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in ink. This is a superb impression printed on antique laid paper with a subtle bluish-green tint. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This was Briscoe's own ship called "Golden Vanity," the name of which appears on the bow. He also did an oil painting of the same subject.
$1,200

Adolescence -  BROCKHURST

Adolescence
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1932, Fletcher 75 (v/V); edition 90. 14 3/8 x 10 7/16 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine apart from just a very faint suggestion of toning within an early mat opening. This iconic image is illustrated and discussed in Great Images of British Printmaking by Raymond Lister (1978), page 61.
SOLD

Le Casaquin de Laine (Anais) -  BROCKHURST

Le Casaquin de Laine (Anais)
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1923-24, Fletcher 45 (iv/IV), edition 76. 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left and upper right. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a soft crease in the lower right corner of the margin. This exquisite portrait conveys elegance, mystery and Brockhurst's typical technical expertise in the etching medium. This print is also titled "The Linen Jacket."
$1,400

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