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The White Hope -  BELLOWS

The White Hope
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1921, Mason 96, edition 50. 15 1/8 x 18 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil, "Geo Bellows, E.S.B." (This superb, lifetime impression is from the estate of the artist and was signed by Emma Story Bellows, the artist's widow.) The margins are full and the condition is fine. Jack Johnson was the first African American heavyweight champion and is pictured here beating Jim Jeffries in Reno.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Island Hay -  BENTON

Island Hay
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1945, Fath 68, edition 250. 10 x 12 5/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The scene depicted is on Martha's Vineyard, MA. This engaging print relates to a painting as well as a drawing, the latter produced during the 1920s.
$3,500

Brooklyn Bridge -  BIBEL

Brooklyn Bridge
LEON BIBEL
American, (1913-1995)
Screenprint, 1938, edition 30. 14 x 11 in. Signed in the image, lower right. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The margins appear to be full. (They are narrow on the sides.) The condition is fine. Bibel was born in Poland, immigrated to the United States and trained in California. He moved to New York in 1936 where he was active in the WPA program. Impressions of this print are in the Metropolitan Museum in NY and the National Gallery, Washington.
$3,500

Fiesta (Taxco) -  COOK

Fiesta (Taxco)
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Etching, 1933, Duffy 173, edition 50 (30 printed) 10 7/8 x 14 1/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil and with the inscription "trial proof" in the lower left corner of the margin. This is a superb impression with small, slightly irregular margins. The condition is fine. This unusual proof impression is before the upper left corner was filled in and there is blank space around the small horse on the right side. The image is most effective and as appealing as the finished plate. It provides fascinating insight into Cook's working methods.
$5,000

A Daylight Lamp -  COPLEY

A Daylight Lamp
JOHN COPLEY
British, (1875-1950)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1909, Wright 29, edition 45. 12 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and bearing number "33". The stamp of the Senefelder Club is also present (Lugt 639). This is a fine impression with fresh, vibrant colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Copley excelled in both lithography and etching and the colors prints are uncommon and date among his earliest works. The Senefelder Club was founded in 1908 to revive interest in the medium. It was there that he met Ethel Gabain, also a fine printmaker, and they were married in 1913.
$950

A Note in Pattern # 3 -  DAHLGREEN

A Note in Pattern # 3
CHARLES W. DAHLGREEN
American, (1864-1955)
Etching and aquatint, circa 1933, edition 100. 7 7/8 x 10 3/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of this rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The paper is a light cream wove. This memorable, modernist image shows the Chrysler Motors Building at "A Century of Progress" Exhibition in Chicago, a.k.a. The 1933 World's Fair. (The building was designed by the Chicago firm of Holabird & Root.) This print is illustrated and discussed in Graphic Excursions, American Prints in Black and White from the collection of Reba and Dave Williams (see pages 141-142.) (The Smithsonian owns an impression of this print in a variant state.) For some reason this exceptional American print rarely appears for sale.
SOLD

Graphic Art (Arts Graphiques) -  DELHEZ

Graphic Art (Arts Graphiques)
VICTOR DELHEZ
Belgian, (1902-1985)
Wood engraving, 1946, Breda catalogue 628, edition unknown. 13 x 15 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil and with the inscription "3me état, épreuve d'artiste." This is a very fine impression of this rare print. The paper is a cream wove and the margins are full. There's some minor wrinkling at the extreme top and bottom margins. This work was done at his studio in Chacras de Coria, Argentina. Delhez originally lived and worked in Antwerp and produced many remarkable wood engravings printed in small editions.
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Large Iris -  DEMUS

Large Iris
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond-drypoint, 1989, deHeer 199, edition 25. 11 x 13 in. Signed and dated in pencil. Inscribed "E.A. III ét." This is a superb impression of this rare, large print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. "Three leaves pointing up, three down; a balance, like the reflection in the water, moved by the smallest breeze, a showpiece in velvet."
$2,400

Ploegpaard bij Fontenay-aux-Roses (Plow Horse at Fontenay-aux-Roses) -  DUPONT

Ploegpaard bij Fontenay-aux-Roses (Plow Horse at Fontenay-aux-Roses)
PIETER DUPONT
Dutch, (1870-1911)
Engraving, 1898-99, Dupont 69, van Wisselingh 307; edition 100. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed and dated in ink and with the word "Paris"also in ink. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a small paper loss in the lower left corner and one in the upper right corner. Minor toning notably on the far left edge of the sheet. This superb print is from his series of working horses called "L'Outillage." This stellar print won the gold medal at the 1900 Paris Exposition (Exposition Universelle) in Paris.
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Sunday Afternoon -  DWIGHT

Sunday Afternoon
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1934, Robinson/Pirog 73 (i/II), edition only 15. 10 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is fine impression of this rare print. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from two small old spots of tape reside on the bottom margin edge. The scene is Central Park in Harlem.
$5,400

Homecoming (Le Retour) -  FEURE

Homecoming (Le Retour)
GEORGES DE FEURE
French, (1868-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897, edition unknown. 12 3/4 x 10 in. Signed and dated on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This impression was published in L'Estampe Moderne, Volune 1, No. 2, 1897, and printed by L'Imprimerie Champenois. The blindstamp of the publication is in the lower right corner (Lugt 2790).
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Smelting (Smelter) -  GROSS-BETTELHEIM

Smelting (Smelter)
JOLAN GROSS-BETTELHEIM
American, (1900-1972)
Lithograph, circa 1949, edition about 25. 17 1/2 x 14 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this large, rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. There's just a faint suggestion of toning along the extreme outer edges of the sheet. The artist was born in Hungary and lived and worked in the United States from the 1930s-1950s. She was active with the WPA. We've located an impression in Grinnell College art collection (Falconer Gallery) with the title Smeltery.
$3,900

The Home Sweet Home Cottage, Easthampton -  HASSAM

The Home Sweet Home Cottage, Easthampton
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1921, Cortissoz/Clayton 174, edition unknown. 10 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are full with tack holes on all sides. This is where the author of the lyrics for the song lived as a child. His name was John Howard Payne.
$4,900

The Lion Gardiner House, Easthampton -  HASSAM

The Lion Gardiner House, Easthampton
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1920, Cortissoz/Clayton 159, edition unknown. 9 15/16 x 14 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil and with "imp." just below the image. This is a superb, luminous impression of this iconic American impressionist print. The paper is a white wove and the margins are substantial measuring about 1" on all sides. This large and important etching is found in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and others.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Self Portrait - Hand on Forehead -  KOLLWITZ

Self Portrait - Hand on Forehead
KATHE KOLLWITZ
German, (1867-1945)
Etching, 1910, Klipstein 106 (iii?/IV), Knesebeck 109 IIc; from the signed and numbered edition of 50. 6 x 5 3/8 in. This is a very fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine apart from old tape adhesive residue on three areas at the edge of the sheet, verso. This edition of fifty was printed before the unsigned edition published in Zeitscrift fur Bildende Kunst and before the engraved text by Richter added in 1920. This outstanding, early self portrait has the signature of Felsing, the printer, in the lower left.
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Building a Babylon, Tudor City, N.Y. -  LEWIS

Building a Babylon, Tudor City, N.Y.
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1929, McCarron 76, edition 84. 12 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Tudor City was completed in 1928 as a middle class housing project and became a historic district in 1988. The location is 40th to 43rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. As McCarron aptly states on page 140 of the catalogue raisonné, "The dripping stains on the embankment were possibly influenced by another print, Charles Meryon's 'La Morgue, Paris,' of 1854. Lewis included Meryon among the etchers he admired..."
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Stoops in Snow -  LEWIS

Stoops in Snow
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1930, McCarron 89 (ii/II); edition 115. 10 x 15 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression with full margins printed on a subtle, slightly bluish paper. The condition is fine apart from a subtle soft crease in the lower left corner margin. This, along with Snow on the El, are among the finest snow scenes created by the artist. This was a very popular print as the edition was virtually sold out during Lewis's lifetime.
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July 4, 1936 -  MARKHAM

July 4, 1936
KYRA MARKHAM
American, (1891-1967)
Lithograph, 1936, edition 25 16 x 12 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this exceptional American print from the 1930s. The condition is very good apart from two old hinges at the top corners, verso, and a few subtle spots of foxing on the back of the sheet. Markham excelled in lithography and painting. She studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and was active in the WPA program. She produced 40 dioramas for the 1939 New York World's Fair in the Hall of Inventions.
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Fantasy; Diverse Figures -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Diverse Figures
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1927, van Es D120, edition 15. 3 3/4 x 9 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. 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.
$1,300

Wrestlers -  MURPHY

Wrestlers
JOHN J. A. MURPHY
American, (1888-1968)
Woodcut, circa 1924-31, Cole 158, edition less than 75. 11 1/8 x 14 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from some light toning in the outer edges on the sheet.Murphy was born in Boston and studied at the Museum school. He alsos studied in Londonwith Noel Rooke and exhibited his work at the Leicester Gallery and the Keppel Gallery in New York. He was maried to fellow artist, Cecil Buller. This is one of his best prints, along with Sprinters.
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