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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

Cover for the Amour Suite (Coverture pour la suite Amour) -  DENIS

Cover for the Amour Suite (Coverture pour la suite Amour)
MAURICE DENIS
French, (1870-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898-1899, Cailler 107, edition 100. 20 3/4 x 16 in. Signed on the stone. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a fine impression printed on china paper with wide if not full margins. This important series by Denis was published by Vollard in 1899 and printed by Auguste Clot in Paris. Color variations exist of this and other Denis images.
$3,800

Four Ash Trees, Rhijnauwen (Vier essen, Rhijnauwen) -  DONKER

Four Ash Trees, Rhijnauwen (Vier essen, Rhijnauwen)
CHARLES DONKER
Dutch, (b. 1940)
Etching, 1976, Rijksmuseum CD 75-8, edition 50. 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of the fifth and final state. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is a stellar landscape etching by the artist.
$950

Forest Girl -  LANDACRE

Forest Girl
PAUL LANDACRE
American, (1893-1963)
Wood engraving, 1933-36, Lehman page 63, edition perhaps 200. 8 1/2 x 6 in. Signed in the block, lower center, initialed in the block, lower right, and dated in the block lower left. This is a superb impression on white wove paper with full margins. Excellent condition. This impression is signed in pencil but is not from the first numbered edition of sixty. In 1933, Landacre added his copyright symbol and this was for the edition of 150-200 for the American Artists Group print editions. These impressions are normally not signed in pencil. However, the artist would occasionally sign a few of these at a slightly extra cost. That is what we have here.
SOLD

Fantasy; Evil Speaking Females (Fantasie: kwaadsprekende vrouwtjes? -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Evil Speaking Females (Fantasie: kwaadsprekende vrouwtjes?
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1927, van Es D119, edition 15. 9 1/16 x 5 7/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from faint light toning within an earlier mat opening. The catalogue cites two known impressions. This is a nice example of Mesquita's "sensitivic" caricature etching style which began about 1910 and lasted until 1940. He produced these works in small editions and they were done primarily for fun but they also have mystical and religious overtones and are ripe with social commentary. They are unique in the history of Dutch art and are an important aspect of Mesquita's graphic work.
$1,400

Fantasy; Various figures with a profile facing right... (Fantasie; diverse figuren, links ein profiel naar rechts...) -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Various figures with a profile facing right... (Fantasie; diverse figuren, links ein profiel naar rechts...)
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1924, van Es D 098, edition unknown. 6 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression of this rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. There are six known impression but the total printed is unknown.
$1,400

Fantasy; Square Presentation left above a large profile... (Fantasie; vierkante voorstelling, linksboven...) -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Square Presentation left above a large profile... (Fantasie; vierkante voorstelling, linksboven...)
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1921, van Es D102, edition unknown. 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed as a proof (proef)from 1921 in the lower right margin. This is a superb impression printed on a cream wove paper. The margins are probably full but uneven. The catalogue by van Es is not sure about the date but it does say 1924 or before. Only four known impressions are cited.
$1,400

Fantasy; Four Heads... (Fantassy; vier koppen...) -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Four Heads... (Fantassy; vier koppen...)
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Drypoint, circa 1935, van Es D141, edition unknown. 8 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression of this very rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The catalogue by van Es states there is only one known impression of this compelling "sensitivic" drypoint. For most of his prints, the editions are small and many works were destroyed when his studio was ransacked by the Nazis. His life, and that of his wife, Elisabeth, ended in Auschwitz.
$1,400

Grotesque Imagination... (Groteske verbeelding...) -  MESQUITA

Grotesque Imagination... (Groteske verbeelding...)
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1912, van Es D 066, edition 10. 5 1/8 x 6 1/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with tone on a cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Van Es has located six impressions.
$1,250

Masked Woman with a Cape (Gemaskerde vrouw met cape) -  MESQUITA

Masked Woman with a Cape (Gemaskerde vrouw met cape)
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Woodcut, circa 1899, van Es H 009, edition unknown. 11 1/2 x 8 in. Initialed in the block, upper right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this extremely rare print. Printed on a light gray paper like other early woodcuts by the artist, there are only three other impressions cited in the catalogue. The condition is fine. The margins are trimmed to the image and there's an archival support sheet attached along the edges of the print on the edges, verso, done by a European conservator. This beautifully designed art nouveau image shows the influence of FĂ©lix Vallotton.
$5,500

Landscape 2018-VI -  POSTMA

Landscape 2018-VI
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2018, edition 30 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$950

Bulldog Edition -  SPRUANCE

Bulldog Edition
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1932, Fine/Looney 76, edition 30. 8 7/8 x 14 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$6,000

Supplies for Suburbia -  SPRUANCE

Supplies for Suburbia
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph , 1938, Fine/Looney 153, edition 30. 10 x 15 in. Initialed in the stone, lower right. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print with full margins. The condition is excellent.
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Changing City -  SPRUANCE

Changing City
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1934, Fine/Looney 93, edition 36. 9 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare early modernist print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
$8,500

Self Portrait -  SPRUANCE

Self Portrait
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1932, Fine/Looney 74, edition 30. 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed, titled in numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
$2,200

Portrait of the Artist as Model -  SPRUANCE

Portrait of the Artist as Model
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1942, Fine/Looney 204, edition 25. 11 1/2 x 14 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. The compelling and elaborate image of the artist is rare today. This impression has full margins. The condition is very good apart from four old tape stains on each side, center. (They have been professionally treated to defer and further influx of acid and toning into the paper.)
$3,500

Landscape with Figures -  SPRUANCE

Landscape with Figures
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1940, Fine/Looney 179, edition 30. 10 x 13 3/8 in. Signed and dated on the stone (literally) lower right. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this beautifully drawn print. This somewhat divergent subject by Spruance reminds us of the regionalist tradition of Benton, Wood and others.
$2,500

Approach to the Station -  SPRUANCE

Approach to the Station
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1932, Fine/Looney 70, edition 28. 10 7/8 x 13 3/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed, titled, numbered and next to that, "imp. Theo Cuno." This is a superb impression in fine condition with full margins. George Bellows was a major inspiration for Spruance throughout his career, most notably in the early work from the 1930s and 1940s.
$11,000

Prelude to Rest -  SPRUANCE

Prelude to Rest
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1935, Fine/Looney 109, edition 32. 9 x 13 1/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. this is a fine impression of this stellar, early work. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
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