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Modernist Building -  ADAMS

Modernist Building
CLINTON ADAMS
American, (1918-2002)
Lithograph, 1948, edition 4. 8 3/4 x 11 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on gray paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This early work was printed by Lynton Kistler in Los Angeles and bears his embossed chop mark in the lower left. Adams is the author of American Lithographers 1900-1960 and Printmaking in New Mexico 1880-1990.
$850

Evening, East River, New York -  ARMS

Evening, East River, New York
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching and aquatint, 1919, Fletcher 26 (vi/VI), edition 25. 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on light cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is good other than for some toning within an early mat opening and traces of old hinges at the top corners. This early work was also printed in color in an edition of 50.
$600

Splinter Beach -  BELLOWS

Splinter Beach
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1916, Mason 28, edition 70. 14 7/8 x 19 5/8 in. Signed on the stone. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression, rich in contrasts, printed on a sturdy light cream wove paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine apart from a few minor paper losses along the outer extremities of the sheet. This outstanding early work shows the Brooklyn Bridge and the superbly rendered swimmers beneath it. There are two preliminary drawings for this print which are illustrated on page 38 of George Bellows, The Artist and his Lithographs, 1916-1924, by Myers and Ayres (1988).
PRICE ON REQUEST

The Eelderly Woman, the Child and the Basset Hound (La Vieille Femme, l'enfant et le Basset) -  BONNARD

The Eelderly Woman, the Child and the Basset Hound (La Vieille Femme, l'enfant et le Basset)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Drypoint, 1927, Bouvet 104, edition 100. 7 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are wide (full?) and the condition is excellent. This charming work was printed in an edition of 100 for the 1927 de luxe edition of "Art d'aujourd'hui," published by Albert Morancé, Paris.
$950

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

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

(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 artists' red owl stamp (Lugt 977) and also signed and inscribed in pencil, "épreuve d'artiste, Felix Buhot." This is a superb impression printed on parchment which is uncommon in Buhot prints. The margins are wide. The print was mounted decades ago to a sturdy, thin paper board, possibly by the dealer who sold it; Harlow, Keppel & Co., Fifth Avenue, New York. Their label describes this impression as "an extremely fine proof." Signed impressions are rare.
$3,500

Labor in a Diesel Plant -  CALAPAI

Labor in a Diesel Plant
LETTERIO CALAPAI
American, (1902-1993)
Wood engraving, 1940, edition 50. 15 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in the block, lower right. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is very good apart from some light toning within an early mat opening. This Boston born artist was involved with the New York WPA program in the 1930s. This is arguably his finest blockprint from his best period and impressions are found in the National Gallery, the Library of Congress and the Art Institute of Chicago.
$5,000

En Déshabillé (also called, Italian Girl) -  CASSATT

En Déshabillé (also called, Italian Girl)
MARY CASSATT
American, (1844-1926)
Drypoint, circa 1889, Breeskin 95, edition unknown. 7 1/4 x 5 1/2 in. Signed and numbered (No. 1) in pencil. This is a superb impression, rich with burr. The paper is a textured, white laid without a watermark. The margins are full and the condition is quite good apart from a little toning in the top part of the sheet and a couple of faint handling creases showing in the background. This lovely work is from the collection of Robert Hartshorne, New York, (Lugt 2215b.) His collector's stamp is on the verso in two places, one showing slightly though on the bevel below the image and above Cassatt's signature. This subject was one of more than sixty prints included in the important retrospective of her work held at Durand-Ruel in Paris, 1893.
$7,000

Women About Town (Les Trotteuses) -  CHAHINE

Women About Town (Les Trotteuses)
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching, soft ground and aquatint printed in colors, 1907, Tabanelli 234 (ii/II), edition 50 plus black and white proofs. 18 1/4 x 13 in. Signed, dedicated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on sturdy, cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a subtle suggestion of water staining in the lower right corner margin, well away from the image. This large, impressive color print is dedicated "à Mr. Levi de Benzion," Moïse Lévy de Benzion (1873-1943) who was an Egyptian department store owner and collector of art and antiquities.
$3,200

Country Store -  COOK

Country Store
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Etching, 1929, Duffy 106, edition 50 (40 printed). 5 7/8 x 9 in. Signed and numbered ("50") in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is fine apart from old hinges on the top corners of the sheet, verso. The location which inspired this print is Granville, MA which is not far from where the artist was born (Springfield, MA).
$1,500

Looking up Broadway -  COOK

Looking up Broadway
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Lithograph, 1937, Duffy 192, edition about 200. 13 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and date on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from very slight time toning in the extreme outer edges of the sheet. This is from the unsigned edition published by the American Artists Group in New York. Duffy mentions there were also a few signed artist's proofs. This is an exceptional New York print and was included in the National Gallery Exhibition, "The Urban Scene 1920-1950," from February to August, 2017.
$3,600

Third Avenue Elevated #2 -  CRAWFORD

Third Avenue Elevated #2
RALSTON CRAWFORD
American, (1906-1978)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1951, Freeman L51.6, edition 24. 17 x 10 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with extremely fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This stellar work was printed by Desjobert in Paris. Five impressions are cited in the Freeman catalogue as belonging to museum collections. Crawford produced seven variations of the "Third Avenue El" title including a horizontal version in black and yellow.
$4,000

View of an Artist's Studio the Last Week before an Art Show (Vue d'un Atelier la dernière Semaine avant l'Exposition) -  DAUMIER

View of an Artist's Studio the Last Week before an Art Show (Vue d'un Atelier la dernière Semaine avant l'Exposition)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1864, Delteil 3286 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on thin wove paper with full margins. The condition is generally very good apart from slight overall toning to the sheet and a repaired tear in the top margin outside of the image. This is a rare "bon à tirer" proof inscribed in ink "certifie conform" and dated by the printer, Destouches. This entertaining print is from the series Croquis Parisiens.
$900

Viewing the new Ceiling painted by Delacroix at the Louvre (Examinant le nouveau plafond par Delacroix au Louvre) -  DAUMIER

Viewing the new Ceiling painted by Delacroix at the Louvre (Examinant le nouveau plafond par Delacroix au Louvre)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2228 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This print is from the series Les Parisiens en 1852 which was published in Charivari.
$650

Artists in the Process of viewing the Work of a Rival (Artistes en train d'examiner le tableau d'un rival) -  DAUMIER

Artists in the Process of viewing the Work of a Rival (Artistes en train d'examiner le tableau d'un rival)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2299 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 7/8 x 8 3/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression with full margins. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There are mostly microscopic specks of foxing hardly evident on the recto with a little more on the verso.) This work is from the celebrated series called Le Public du Salon. Daumier loved depicting art gallery and museum subjects.
$650

Posing as Connoisseurs (Se posant en Connaisseurs) -  DAUMIER

Posing as Connoisseurs (Se posant en Connaisseurs)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2292 (ii/II), edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression in very good condition. (The bottom margin is trimmed slightly at an angle trimmed and there's slight time toning around the extreme outer edge of the sheet.) This work was published as one of the series called Le Public du Salon.
$650

Marsh Island, Ipswich -  DOW

Marsh Island, Ipswich
ARTHUR WESLEY DOW
American, (1857-1922)
Color metal relief print, 1901, edition about 800. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. Unsigned as usual. A fine impression with full margins. Light struck. With the printed information in the lower left: "Marsh Island, Ipswich Prints, Series M, Print 1, copyright 1901 by Arthur W. Dow, Ipswich, MA." These works were used as teaching aids for Dow's many students.
$400

Suite de Paysages, Plate 3 -  DULAC

Suite de Paysages, Plate 3
CHARLES DULAC
French, (1865-1898)
Lithograph, 1892-1893, BN-IFF 1. plate 3; edition 100 plus twenty additional proofs. 16 x 13 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered "9" in pencil. This impression is also inscribed "Tirage suple're" ("Tirage Supplémentaire"). This is a very fine impression printed on chine appliqué with the remarque of the bat below. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just some subtle time toning along the extreme outer edges of the sheet.) This lovely, symbolist image is from Dulac's most celebrated series, "Suite de Paysages." This work was printed from zinc rather than stone, according to the frontispiece of the portfolio, and the printer was Monrocq, Paris. His blindstamp is in the lower right corner of the sheet. An excellent and thorough article about the Suite de Paysages appears in Print Quarterly, March 1995, Volume XII, No. 1, by Elizabeth Prelinger. (See pages 41-52.)
$1,400

Wiston River -  FLETCHER

Wiston River
FRANK MORLEY FLETCHER
British/American, (1866-1949)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1900-1905, edition 100. 8 3/8 x 14 1/2 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine, vibrant impression printed on a light cream colored Japanese style paper. The margins are modest but this is possibly the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine. (There's a light touch of white gouache (?) in the lower margin, most likely done by the artist, which covers a small amount of stray ink probably from the printing process.) This stellar early work was done in his native Lancashire, England. Color variations exist with this and his other prints which add much diversity to his rather limited oeuvre. There's no formal catalogue raisonné of his woodcuts but there's an excellent article by Nancy Green in the following: Second Impressions; Modern Prints and Printmakers Reconsidered, edited by Clinton Adams, volume 16 of the Tamarind Papers, 1996, University of New Mexico Press, pages 37-48.
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