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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

Dancer -  BECKER

Dancer
FRED G. BECKER
American, (1913-2004)
Engraving, 1941, edition 20. 7 1/8 x 5 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine, delicate impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This engaging, surrealist work was done just subsequent to Becker's WPA period which was 1935-1939. He joined the Hayter studio in New York in 1940.
$850

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

Shallow Creek -  BENTON

Shallow Creek
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1939, Fath 32, edition 250. 14 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The small, original hinges are at the top corners and we have the AAA label which came with the print as issued.
$4,000

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

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

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

The Blacksmith (Un Forgeron) -  DELACROIX

The Blacksmith (Un Forgeron)
EUGENE DELACROIX
French, (1798-1863)
Etching and aquatint, 1833, Delteil / Strauber 19 (v/VI); edition unknown. 8 7/8 x 6 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate, upper right. This is a superb impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. This, the fifth state, was printed by Delâtre and published by Cadart & Luquet for the the Société des Aquafortistes (June, 1867). A painting and drawing exists of this subject and the copperplate is now in the Bibliothèque Nationale.
SOLD

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

Appelboomen aan den Slootkant (Apple trees along the side of a Ditch) -  DUPONT

Appelboomen aan den Slootkant (Apple trees along the side of a Ditch)
PIETER DUPONT
Dutch, (1870-1911)
Etching, 1894, Dupont 11, edition 100. 11 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. It's a very nice impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This outstanding early impressionist work by Dupont exemplifies his early skills as a etcher and draughtsman. This work was published by van Wisselingh, Amsterdam, who also published the etchings of Willem Witsen, M.A.J. Bauer and others. Dupont later mastered the art of engraving, with horses becoming a favorite choice of subjects.
SOLD

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.
ON HOLD

Olympus (new York) -  GEERLINGS

Olympus (new York)
GERALD GEERLINGS
American, (1897-1998)
Drypoint, 1929, Czestochowski 7 (iv/IV), edition 100. 9 x 5 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. This is an especially fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Twenty-six impressions are cited in museum collections in the catalogue raisonné.
$2,500

October in Santa Fe -  HALL

October in Santa Fe
NORMA BASSETT HALL
American, (1890-1957)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1948, Patterson 86, edition probably 100. 9 7/8 x 8 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. This outstanding southwestern image was published by the American Color Print Society in 1948. The artist used seven blocks to complete the image.
$3,500

A Day in the Country -  HUNT

A Day in the Country
WILLIAM HOLMAN HUNT
British, (1827-1910)
Etching, 1865, Hartnoll 16, edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. Unsigned as usual. This is a very fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is fresh. This endearing Pre-Raphaelite print was published in "A Selection of Etchings by the Etching Club," consisting of twelve plates published by Joseph Cundall and Thomas Bosworth in 1865.
SOLD

The Father's Leave-Taking -  HUNT

The Father's Leave-Taking
WILLIAM HOLMAN HUNT
British, (1827-1910)
Etching, 1879, Hartnoll 17, Walker Art Gallery 83; edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right. This is a superb proof impression on Japan paper of the completed image with the borderline added. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This impression is one of a small group of proofs printed before the formal edition of 100 for the Etching Club publication by H. Blair Ansdell. This exceptional Pre-Raphaelite print is from the collection of Mrs. Elizabeth Burt, by adoption, the artist's granddaughter. This uncommon print portrays Hunt's second wife, Edith, holding their daughter, Gladys.
$2,800

The Pavers (Les Paveurs) -  IBELS

The Pavers (Les Paveurs)
HENRI-GABRIEL IBELS
French, (1867-1936)
Etching, 1894, Stein & Karshan 38, edition 100. 12 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in colored pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for a few specks of foxing in the margins and wrinkling along the very top edge of the sheet. This work was published in l'Estampe Originale and bears their blindstamp in the lower left corner of the margin (Lugt 819). (From the collection of André Fildier (1928-2001), a prominent expert on postcards.)
$1,400

Low Tide (Marée Basse) -  ISABEY

Low Tide (Marée Basse)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 69 (ii/III), Beraldi 10; edition unknown. 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. Signed with the printed text, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good. There's minor soiling and foxing in the margins and a couple of tears at the sheet edges. The set of "Six Marines," of which this is plate six, was published by V.Mourlot, Paris, and his blindstamp is in the lower margin.
$1,000

Interior of aPort (Interieur d'un Port) -  ISABEY

Interior of aPort (Interieur d'un Port)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 68 (ii/III), Beraldi 9; edition unknown. 12 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed with the printed text, below left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are substantial but somewhat trimmed. The condition is very good other than for some soiling and occasional subtle stains in the margins. This tour de force of early French lithography is plate five from "Six Marines," as printed by Charles Motte (1785-1836).
$1,400

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