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Barques de Cabotage (còtes d'Italie) -  APPIAN

Barques de Cabotage (còtes d'Italie)
ADOLPHE APPIAN
French, (1818-1898)
Etching, 1874, Curtis et Proute 40 (i/III), edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, upper left corner. This is a very fine impression of the rare first state. The margins are full and the condition is quite nice. Ex-collection: E.D. Forgues (Lugt743a).
$700

I Want Powder and Bullets (Je Veux de la Poudre et des Balles) -  AURIOL

I Want Powder and Bullets (Je Veux de la Poudre et des Balles)
GEORGE AURIOL
French, (1863-1938)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897, Fields 12, edition 100. 18 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. Signed on the stone with the artist's monogram, upper left. Titled on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's an occasional small speck of foxing.) This large, impressive print was published in Vollard's, "l'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard." The print was inspired by a poem by Victor Hugo, "L'Enfant" ('The Child')," from Orientales; a collection of forty-one poems inspired by the Greek War of Independence and their fight for liberty against the Turks.
$1,850

Merry-go-Round (Das Karussell) -  BECKMANN

Merry-go-Round (Das Karussell)
MAX BECKMANN
German, (1884-1950)
Drypoint, 1921, Hofmaier 197IIb, Glaser 172, Gallwitz 169; edition 125. 10 3/8 x 10 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The embossed stamp of the publisher, Verlag der Marées Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co., Munich, is in the lower right margin. This stellar work is plate 7 from Der Jahrmarkt (The Annual Fair) series. According to Hofmaier, the upper of the couples at left is probably a self-portrait with Minna Beckmann-Tube, the first wife of the artist.
$8,000

The Theatre Lobby (Das Theatrefoyer) -  BECKMANN

The Theatre Lobby (Das Theatrefoyer)
MAX BECKMANN
German, (1884-1950)
Lithograph, 1922, Hofmaier 220B, Glaser 188, Gallwitz 189b; edition 100. 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is one of the best works from Beckmann's Berliner Reise series (Trip to Berlin), (Plate 8). The series of ten lithographs was published by J.B. Neumann in Berlin. Beckmann was living in Frankfurt and went to Berlin to create these large, memorable prints. The series was conceived as a sequel to the 1919 series Hell (Die Hölle).
SOLD

Les Eglantines (Sweet Briar Roses) -  BERTHON

Les Eglantines (Sweet Briar Roses)
PAUL BERTHON
French, (1872-1909)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1900, Arwas 54 (IIA), edition 100. 15 1/4 x 21 in. Signed on the stone, upper left corner. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on light tan paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This stellar French art nouveau image is from the early signed edition, before the printed text on the bottom. This is one of several "decorative panels" as they are described by Arwas, which employ the common theme of flowers throughout the imagery. Berthon was one of the outstanding decorative designers working in lithography in the 1890s. Signed impressions of his work are uncommon.
$2,400

Sous La Lampe (By Lamplight) -  BESNARD

Sous La Lampe (By Lamplight)
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching, 1928, subsequent to Delteil, edition 102. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This later work was published by the Société des Peintre Graveurs Français and their blindstamp appears in the lower left margin (Lugt 1195a).
SOLD

Model with Bare arms Raised (Le Modèle nu les Bras Levés) -  BESNARD

Model with Bare arms Raised (Le Modèle nu les Bras Levés)
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching with traces of drypoint, 1925, Godefroy 128 (iii/IV); five impressions in this state, total unknown. 10 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. Also, inscribed "3et...4/5." This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a minor paper flaw in the left margin near the image. This late work by the artist shows him still in great command of the medium with the skills of a master draftsman. The plate is known to have been destroyed but we don't have a precise edition.
$950

Magpie Park -  BO

Magpie Park
LARS BO
Danish, (1924-1999)
Etching with aquatint printed in colors, 1961, edition 90. 11 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. From 1948-1950, Bo studied with Johnny Friedlaender in Paris. He eventually went to work with Stanley W. Hayter in Paris at his Atelier 17. Technically refined, his work often has a charming, whimsical quality as we see here with Magpie Park.
$500

Coin de Rue (Street Corner) -  BONNARD

Coin de Rue (Street Corner)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph printed in four colors, 1899, Bouvet 64, edition 100. 11 x 14 1/4 in. Unsigned. This is a superb impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This impression, printed on chine volant, is from the collection of Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a). This iconic image is from Bonnards's series "Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris," as printed by Bonnard and Clot. Incidentally, Bonnard rarely signed the prints from this series.
SOLD

Young Woman in Black Stockings (Jeune Femme aux bas Noirs) -  BONNARD

Young Woman in Black Stockings (Jeune Femme aux bas Noirs)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph, 1893, Bouvet 27, edition 100. 11 1/2 x 5 in. Signed in the image with the artist's monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This vibrant print was reproduced in "L'Escarmouche," No.2, January 14, 1894. (There were twenty additional impressions on Japanese paper.) This print also goes by the title, "Dans l'intimité," ('In Private') and is illustrated and discussed on pages 152-153 of Pierre Bonnard, The Graphic Art (1989) by Colta Ives, et al.
$3,500

Street Scene from Above (Rue Vue d'en Haut) -  BONNARD

Street Scene from Above (Rue Vue d'en Haut)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1899, Bouvet 62, edition 100. 14 3/4 x 9 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with the colors fresh. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a few subtle, minor undulations to the paper from the printing process. Published by Ambrose Vollard, this work is from the celebrated series of twelve plates, "Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris." The set was printed by the artist under the direction of Auguste Clot. Provenance: Henri M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
SOLD

Some Scenes of Parisian Life (Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris) (Couverture) -  BONNARD

Some Scenes of Parisian Life (Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris) (Couverture)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1899, Bouvet 58, edition 100. 16 3/4 x 13 1/2 in. Signed on the stone at bottom. This is a fine impression printed on thin china paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor toning at the extreme edges of the sheet. (This is the title page image for Bonnard's most famous series of color lithographs. The series of twelve prints was published by Vollard in Paris. They were printed by the artist with the assistance of Auguste Clot.
$3,800

Young Lady with an Umbrella (Fillette à l'Ombrelle) -  BOUTET DE MONVEL

Young Lady with an Umbrella (Fillette à l'Ombrelle)
BERNARD BOUTET DE MONVEL
French, (1881-1949)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1910, edition 10 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are substantial enough but somewhat trimmed and the condition is fine. Boutet de Monvel's exquisite, work is illustrated and discussed in From Pissarro to Picasso; Color Etching in France (1992) by Dennis Cate and Marianne Grivel. He worked with Eugène Delâtre as his printer.
$750

Sarcelles (Teals) -  BRACQUEMOND

Sarcelles (Teals)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1853, Bouillon Ac2 (pg. 82) (iv/V), Beraldi 111; edition unknown. 10 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in the plate upper right. Signed in the plate lower left with the printed text. Here we have a fine impression in good condition. There's an occasional spot of foxing and a rust speck in the image on the left side, center. This impression was printed by Delâtre and published by Cadart & Luquet for the Société des Aquafortistes in June, 1864. Their watermark appears on the sheet as well as their blindstamp. The margins are wide.
$750

Seagulls (Les Mouettes) -  BRACQUEMOND

Seagulls (Les Mouettes)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1882 (?), Beraldi 223 (iv/IV), total edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 18 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Signed with the "B" stamped initial in the lower left. Here we have a fine impression of this large, impressive print. The margins are trimmed but sufficient. There's a faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This is the final state of the work as printed in an edition of 100 impressions by Frederick Keppel. (Note: We have found various dates for this print listed from 1860 to 1895!) Provenance: Catherine Burns, 1984.
$1,800

The Large Rabbit (Grand Lapin) -  BRACQUEMOND

The Large Rabbit (Grand Lapin)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1891-94, IFF III 441; Not in Beraldi, edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate below, "Gravé par Bracquemond" and, Avril 1894." This is an especially fine, luminous impression printed on vellum. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from the typical soft rippling which comes with printing on vellum. The print is also called "Jeannot Lapin."
SOLD

Shepherdess with her Cows -  BRENDEL

Shepherdess with her Cows
CARL ALEXANDER BRENDEL
German, (1877-1945)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1910-20, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed, "Orig. Holzschnitt,handabzug." This is a fine, fresh impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine. Brendel studied at the Académie Julian in Parisvand and during the early 1920s he was a professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Weimar. He was also an accomplished painter.
SOLD

The Little Thatched Cottages (Les Petites Chaumieres) -  BUHOT

The Little Thatched Cottages (Les Petites Chaumieres)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint, roulette, 1878, Bourcard / Goodfriend 41 (iv/IV) 4 x 5 3/8 in. Signed in the plate. Signed in pencil and also with the small owl stamp. This is a superb impression, rich in contrasts, printed on light cream laid paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is fine. This charming little print was done in Quinéville, Normandy.
SOLD

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes) -  BUHOT

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Drypoint, etching, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard/Goodfriend 44 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 1/8 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red stamp at bottom edge center (Lugt 977). Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on sturdy laid paper. The margins are probably full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is excellent apart from the trace of a vertical stain along the extreme left edge of the sheet. (The paper shows a partial ARCHES watermark.) This is a stellar, uncommon work by Buhot.
$3,500

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville) -  BUHOT

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching and drypoint, 1874, Bourcard/Goodfriend 122 (iv/VII); edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled "Trouville a août" in the plate, lower left. This is a fine impression with the drypoint printing nicely. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is excellent. The fourth state is distinguished by the number "276" added in the upper corner, just outside of the image.
$1,400

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