Muirhead Bone drypoints for sale

Scottish, 1876-1953

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A Spanish Good Friday -  BONE

A Spanish Good Friday
Drypoint, 1925, Dodgson 412 (viii/XXIX); one of three impressions in this rare early state; total edition 160. 12 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil lower right. A superb impression of this rare state printed on a thin off-white wove paper. Fine condition. Full margins. A masterpiece of the medium, this work has always been considered one of the great Britsh prints from the first half of the 20th century.
SOLD

An Archway, Chioggia -  BONE

An Archway, Chioggia
Drypoint, 1915, Dodgson 338 (iii/III), total edition 78 with 59 impressions in this state. 6 1/4 x 7 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression printed with tone. The paper is an antique laid. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Chioggia is a seaside town south of Venice. There's a small collector's mark, verso, which we can't seem to identify.
$500

Brewhouses, Southampton -  BONE

Brewhouses, Southampton
Drypoint, 1904, Dodgson 151 (i/I), edition 35 plus one trail proof. 6 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil below, lower right. Here we have a fine impression rich with burr. The margins are modest in size (3/4") but this is probably the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is fine apart from slight light toning within an early mat opening. This print is from a series of ten prints, "Ten Drypoints by Muirhead Bone," published by Messrs. Obach and Co., London.
SOLD

Canal and Bridge of S.S. Apostoli, Venice -  BONE

Canal and Bridge of S.S. Apostoli, Venice
Drypoint, 1916, Dodgson 351 (xxi/XXVI); edition 129. 12 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This tour de force of drypoint displays a refined composition, great detail and perspective, and the figurative and architectural elements are bathed in dramatic light. The Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli di Christo, commonly called San Apostoli, is a 7th century Roman Catholic Church and one of the oldest churches in Venice.
$2,000

Demolition of St. James Hall, Exterior -  BONE

Demolition of St. James Hall, Exterior
Drypoint, 1906, Dodgson 196, edition 46. 15 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is one of Bone's largest and most successful prints and suggests a comparison in some ways to Piranesi. The demolition took place along with portions of Nash's Quadrant for the future construction of the Picadilly Hotel. This print is rare today and is very desirable.
SOLD

Distant Oxford -  BONE

Distant Oxford
Drypoint, 1905, Dodgson 195, only state; edition 38. 6 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is quite good. Drawn from Hinksey, this exquisite, panoramic view is reminiscent of Rembrandt and his many views of Amsterdam.
$800

Fisher's Creek, King's Lynn -  BONE

Fisher's Creek, King's Lynn
Drypoint, 1903, Dodgson 155 (ii/II), edition unknown. 4 x 10 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this uncommon, early print. The margins are full and the paper is a cream Japanese. The condition is fine. Ex-collection: P.W. van Doorne (Lugt 4731). King's Lynn is a seaport in Norfolk in the east of England.
SOLD

Leeds -  BONE

Leeds
Drypoint, 1905-07, Dodgson 181 (ii/II), edition 34. 8 x 10 15/16 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, rich impression printed on japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just a very slight suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening, mainly on the right side.) This rare print is a stunning exercise in the drypoint medium. There were only 2 impressions printed in 1905. In 1907, the remaining impressions of state one and state two were printed. Ex-collection: Morris Schapiro, Lugt 1918bis.)
$1,000

Leyden (Leiden) -  BONE

Leyden (Leiden)
Drypoint, 1913, Dodgson 314; 1 trial proof and 25 published impressions. 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This masterfully drawn subject depicts the Marekerk Church located at the Lange Mare and the Oude Vest canal.
$1,200

Manhattan Excavation -  BONE

Manhattan Excavation
Drypoint, 1923-28, Dodgson 390 (xvii/XIX), edition of 40 in this state, total of 151 impressions. 12 3/8 x 10 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb, luminous impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This tour de force of the drypoint medium is a great moment in Bone's illustrious career. This location is Madison and 45th Street in New York and depicts the early construction of the Hotel Roosevelt. The hotel opened for business in 1924.
$7,000

Railway Sheds, Marseilles -  BONE

Railway Sheds, Marseilles
Drypoint, 1937, Dodgson 473, (x/X), edition 96. 10 x 12 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression. In fine condition and with wide margins. A major, later work. 
SOLD

Somerset House, London -  BONE

Somerset House, London
Drypoint, 1905, Dodgson 185, i/III; 20 impressions in this state, total of 55. 12 x 11 3/8 in. Signed in the plate and in pencil. A superb, richly-inked impression of this majestic print. Full margins.Fine condition. Printed on Japanese paper. With the original label from M. Knoedler & Co, New York.
SOLD

Spanish Good Friday -  BONE

Spanish Good Friday
Drypoint, 1925, Dodgson 412 (160 impressions in 29 states). 12 5/8 x 8 1/16 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression of this iconic British print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There is just a very faint suggestion of mild time tone within a previous mat opening.) This impression is inscribed by Bone "very fine early impression" (LL margin); "very fine impression, M.B." (LR margin); and, "Property of Muirhead Bone, Grayflete, Ferry Hinksey, Oxford." Also in the top margin is his capital "B" indicating a preferred impression and also "MB" in his hand as well. Years ago we sold the cancelled plate for this print which is now in the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
SOLD

Stockholm -  BONE

Stockholm
Drypoint, 1923, Dodgson 405 (v/V), edition 122. 9 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this outstanding print. The paper is a cream wove and the sky is beautifully inked. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are old hinges at the top corners, recto.) This is a view of the old town (Staden) from across the harbor on the south side (Söder Malm). There were 122 impressions in this state and a total of 142 total.
$1,650

Strandvägen, Stockholm -  BONE

Strandvägen, Stockholm
Drypoint, 1923, Dodgson 407 (v/V); edition 34. 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed with plate tone. The paper is an antique laid and the margins are full. The condition is very good. (There's a tiny speck of printer's ink in the sky at the right. and two small repaired tears in the upper right margin.) Strandvägen, as pictured in the distance, is one of the most elegant boulevards in Stockholm. This is a rare print.
$1,200

The Apse, Leon Cathedral, Spain (2nd plate) -  BONE

The Apse, Leon Cathedral, Spain (2nd plate)
Drypoint, 1932, Dodgson 441 (x/X); 93 impressions this state, total edition 131. 14 x 9 5/8 in. Signed in the plate and in pencil. A superb impression with full margins. Fine condition. One of two prints published in the portfolio "Old Spain", 1936.
$1,400

The Ballantrae Road -  BONE

The Ballantrae Road
Drypoint, 1907, Dodgson 212 (?/XV), edition 73. 4 15/16 x 8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. With the initial "B" in the upper right corner of the margin indicating a preferred impression. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This romantic, Rembrandt-like landscape depicts the Ayrshire coast in Scotland.
SOLD

The Convent of San Payo, Santiago de Compostela -  BONE

The Convent of San Payo, Santiago de Compostela
Drypoint, 1929, Dodgson 434( xviii/XVIII); total edition of 102. 12 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right, and signed in pencil. A fine impression printed on a sturdy cream wove paper. The margins are substantial and the condition is very good. (There's a horizontal crease in the lower margin, well away from the image.) Bone's amazing skills are on full display here with this mesmerizing study in foreshortening.
$1,300

The Old Palace, Culross -  BONE

The Old Palace, Culross
Drypoint, 1909, Dodgson supplement PCQ pg 192, edition 27. 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from slight light toning within an earlier mat opening. There are a couple of small spots of foxing in the margins.) This uncommon print by Bone is exquisite and beautifully printed, rich with burr.
SOLD

Windy Night, Stockholm -  BONE

Windy Night, Stockholm
Drypoint, 1935, Dodgson 457 (x/X); edition 93. 11 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is quite good. The Royal Opera House is depicted in the background of this dynamic and somewhat haunting scene. In this, the final state, eighty impressions were printed.
$1,650


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