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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.
SOLD

A Mayfair Backwater -  ANDERSON

A Mayfair Backwater
STANLEY ANDERSON
British, (1884-1966)
Drypoint, 1930, Meyrick/Heuser 190 (ii/II), edition 62. 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. "During the interwar years, the bohemian atmosphere of Shepherd Market in the London district of Mayfair proved irresistible to emerging artists and writers." (Meryick pg. 194). This print was published by Colnaghi in London and a watercolor was done of the same subject.
$800

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

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

(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.
SOLD

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

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

Hawthorn Branches in a Vase with the Coat of Arms of Amsterdam and Haarlem (Takken Meidoorn in een vase met het...) -  EVERBAG

Hawthorn Branches in a Vase with the Coat of Arms of Amsterdam and Haarlem (Takken Meidoorn in een vase met het...)
FRANS EVERBAG
Dutch, (1877-1947)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, probably 1930s, Vervoorn 103, edition unknown. 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. this is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. A catalogue raisonné was published in conjunction with a retrospective in 1988 at the Museum Kempenland.
$850

White Tulips in Chinese Ginger Jar (Witte Tulpen in Chinse Gemberpot) -  EVERBAG

White Tulips in Chinese Ginger Jar (Witte Tulpen in Chinse Gemberpot)
FRANS EVERBAG
Dutch, (1877-1947)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, undated (probably done in the 1930s), Not in Vervoorn, edition at least 38. 10 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Inscribed "38" in pencil, lower left, most likely a reference to the edition. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are good and the condition is good. There's some skinning in the top margin and darkening to the margins from having been mounted in a mat. Some foxing on the verso. This is a large and stunning work of a quintessential Dutch subject.
SOLD

Waterfront, Manhattan -  FIENE

Waterfront, Manhattan
ERNEST FIENE
American, (1894-1965)
Lithograph, 1931, edition 100. 11 x 17 3/4 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Titled in pencil in the lower margin. The print is also dedicated in pencil, "to Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Ronnebeck." Here we have a fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for minor soiling here and there in the outer margins and a tiny tear at the left edge. This is one of Fiene's best prints.
$1,400

Salinas River - California -  FLETCHER

Salinas River - California
FRANK MORLEY FLETCHER
British/American, (1866-1949)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927-28, edition 100. 12 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is good. (There are three small areas touched in with gouache(?), almost certainly by the artist, and faint traces of soiling in the water.) The importance of Fletcher both in England and later in America cannot be overstated. His seminal publication, Wood-Block Printing, published in 1916, had a lasting impact on many printmakers who explored the color woodcut medium. He came to America in 1923 and settled in Santa Barbara where he taught at the Santa Barbara School of Art. He became a naturalized citizen in 1926. This large print is an iconic arts and crafts California woodcut.
$10,000

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