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The Aqueduct -  ALLEN

The Aqueduct
JAMES ALLEN
American, (1894-1964)
Lithograph, 1937, Ryan 1, edition 40. 11 3/8 x 14 5/8 in. Signed in pencil and numbered "ed 40". This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This is one of twelve lithographs by Allen commissioned by the United States Pipe and Foundry Company in 1937. The prints were exhibited and sold at Kennedy Galleries in New York.
$2,800

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.
$1,500

The Boy -  BENTON

The Boy
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1948, Fath 72, edition 250. 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are wide. This endearing print depicts an Ozark boy on his way to school or to find work. A painting exists of the same subject.
$5,000

The Corral -  BENTON

The Corral
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1948, Fath 71, edition 250. 9 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are wide. The scene depicted was in western Nebraska. A painting of this subject done in tempera on paper exists.
$4,000

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

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

Brooklyn Bridge -  BIBEL

Brooklyn Bridge
LEON BIBEL
American, (1913-1995)
Screenprint, 1938, edition 30. 14 1/8 x 11 1/16 in. Signed in the image, lower right. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Bibel came to America from Poland in 1926 and settled in San Francisco. He moved to New York and joined the NYC WPA/FAP. His work is discussed in The American Scene; Prints from Hopper to Pollack (2008) by Stephen Coppel (see pages 166-167).
SOLD

Manhattan Twilight -  CHAMBERLAIN

Manhattan Twilight
SAMUEL CHAMBERLAIN
American, (1895-1975)
Etching with mezzotint, 1932, Chamberlain/Kingsland 111, edition 100. 13 5/16 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Chamberlain produced six prints related to New York City and this is the finest.
SOLD

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.
$2,200

Les Crépuscules Ont une Doucer d'Ancienne Peinture (A Mood of Ancient Paintings Emanates from Dusk) -  DENIS

Les Crépuscules Ont une Doucer d'Ancienne Peinture (A Mood of Ancient Paintings Emanates from Dusk)
MAURICE DENIS
French, (1870-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898, Cailler 113, edition 100. 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone, lower right. Titled on the stone below the image at left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with extremely fresh colors. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a soft horizontal crease in the right margin and old hinges on the right edge of the sheet. This lovely work is from the Amour Suite, published by Vollard and printed by Auguste Clot, Paris. Ex-collection: Henri M. Petiet.
$4,000

Maternité a la Fenêtre Ouverte (Motherhood at the Open Window) -  DENIS

Maternité a la Fenêtre Ouverte (Motherhood at the Open Window)
MAURICE DENIS
French, (1870-1943)
Lithograph, 1926, Cailler 147 (ii/II), from the edition of 25 in brown/bistre. 10 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. Signed on the stone with initials, lower right. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "B" in the lower left. This is a fine impression printed on china paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (Old paper hinges remain on the right edge of the sheet in two places, verso.) This work was published by La Galerie des Peintres Graveurs, E. Frapier, 32, Rue Vitor-Massé, Paris, for "l'Album Maîtres et Petits Maîtres d'aujourd'hui." The Galerie blindstamp is in the lower right (Lugt 1057b). The edition was 100 in black and 25 in brown/bistre, as here. From the collection of: Henri M. Petiet, Paris (Lugt 5031).
$1,600

Le Bouquet Matinal, Les Larmes (The Morning Bouquet, The Tears) -  DENIS

Le Bouquet Matinal, Les Larmes (The Morning Bouquet, The Tears)
MAURICE DENIS
French, (1870-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898, Cailler 110, edition 100. 15 x 11 1/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Titled in the lower left on the stone. This is a superb impression with full margins. The colors are very fresh. The condition is generally fine apart from a couple of tiny stains in the margins, remnants of old hinges and a wrinkle in the upper right corner of the margin. This print is from the celebrated "Amour" suite published by Vollard. From the collection of Henri. M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
$3,800

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.
$900

Untroubled Waters -  GEARHART

Untroubled Waters
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1931, Pasadena catalogue pg. 85, edition perhaps 50. 10 1/2 x 9 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is one of Gearhart's best works and it's not often signed in pencil.
SOLD

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.
$1,400

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

Steel -  HUNTLEY

Steel
VICTORIA HUTSON HUNTLEY
American, (1900-1971)
Lithograph, undated, edition perhaps 50. 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Huntley lived in New York and studied at the Art Students League. She produced her first lithograph in 1930 and worked closely with George Miller, the printer. In 1948 she purchased a lithographic press and started doing her own printing. This exceptional work is something of a companion piece to "Steam," another industrial print. Huntley's work is discussed at length in Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists 1910-1960 (2005) by Elizabeth Seaton et al. (see pages 160-161).
$1,750

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

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