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The Tawny Owl -  ARMITAGE

The Tawny Owl
JEAN ARMITAGE
British, (exhibited 1919-1938)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1925, edition 50. 10 3/8 x 8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from old hinges at the top two corners, a small spot of foxing to the right of the image and a subtle little repair in the lower left corner below the title. The influence of Japanese printmaking is here in evidence. Her work is executed with great skill, especially as seen here. She studied with the illustrator J.D. Batten at the Byam Shaw School of Art and exhibited with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. This information was provided by the British Museum and they own two example of her woodcuts.
SOLD

The Pack Bridge, Aylestone, Leicestershire -  AUSTIN

The Pack Bridge, Aylestone, Leicestershire
ROBERT S. AUSTIN
British, (1895-1973)
Engraving, 1926, Dodgson 65; edition 60. 4 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate and signed and dated in pencil. This is a very fine, rich impression printed on light gray laid paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is quite good. Like F.L.Griggs, Austin was inspired by the English countryside as well as its stone architecture.
$875

Distant Oxford -  BONE

Distant Oxford
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
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

In Old Whitby -  BOXIUS

In Old Whitby
SYLVAN G. BOXIUS
British, (b. 1878)
Woodcut (linocut?) printed in colors, circa 1920-30, small edition. 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine, beautifully-inked impression printed on a creamy Japanese paper. The margins are narrow but sufficient. The condition is fine. Boxius is one of a multitude of gifted traditional blockprint artists working in England between the wars. His work is consistently good and merits more attention. Whitby is a seaside town in the county of North Yorkshire.
$550

Typhoon - The Burst Topsail -  BRISCOE

Typhoon - The Burst Topsail
ARTHUR BRISCOE
British, (1873-1943)
Etching, 1924, Laver 22, Hurst 94; edition 75. 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed and numbered in ink. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a very faint suggestion of light toning within an earlier mat opening. This dramatic, early print was very well received when it was made in 1924. Briscoe's thorough knowledge of ships and life at sea helped to solidify his reputation as the preeminent British maritime etcher of the 20th century.
$1,200

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

La Tresse (Anais) -  BROCKHURST

La Tresse (Anais)
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1926, Fletcher 56 (iv/VII); edition 111. 8 1/4 x 6 7/8 in. Signed and dated in reverse in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. Inscribed below, "4th state G.L.B." in pencil. this is a fine impression with full margins. Fine condition. There were six trials in this state among a total of thirty such proofs. The differences between this state and the final state are minimal. There's a small arch etched on top of the plate over the sitter in the final state. The sitter, Anais Folin, was Brockhurst's first wife.
$1,250

Saint Mark's, No. 3 -  CAMERON

Saint Mark's, No. 3
DAVID YOUNG CAMERON
Scottish, (1865-1945)
Etching and drypoint, 1900, Rinder 311 (iv/IV), edition unknown. 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression of this engaging, intricate print. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins are modest but this is probably the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine. This is the third of three prints by Cameron of St. Mark's in Venice. The first of the three was included in his North Italian Set.
$800

A Cat of Bubastis -  CAMERON

A Cat of Bubastis
DAVID YOUNG CAMERON
Scottish, (1865-1945)
Etching touched with drypoint, 1909, Rinder 426 (v/V), edition unknown. 5 5/8 x 4 7/16 in. Initialed in the plate upper right corner. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a cream laid paper. The margins are modest but this is probably the full sheet as printed. Fine condition. "The plate was worked on frequently as printing progressed." Bubastis, Egypt, was a center of worship for the feline goddess Bastet, sometimes called Bubastis after the city.
$400

Peacocks (Oblong Plate) -  DETMOLD

Peacocks (Oblong Plate)
CHARLES M. & EDWARD J. DETMOLD
British, (1883-1908 & 1883-1957)
Etching, 1905, Dodgson 8, edition unknown. 3 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in pencil by Edward, lower right, and signed in pencil lower left, M.D. (by) E.J.D. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. The paper is a cream-colored Japanese paper. This collaborative etching by the twins is the companion piece for Dodgson 10. Very few impressions were printed in 1905 and this one dates from the 1920s when Edward reprinted a small edition and signed both their names. (Maurice died in 1908). Their work was very much in demand at the time and even today the Detmold etchings have many admirers.
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Mrs. Mack and her Cat -  DODD

Mrs. Mack and her Cat
FRANCIS DODD
British , (1874-1949)
Drypoint, 1927, Subsequent to the Schwabe list in PCQ, edition unknown. 13 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with full margins. Fine condition apart from old paper hinges at the two top corners, verso. Ex-collection: GN or NG, not in Lugt. Dodd studied at the Glasgow School of Art. He was an official war artist during WWI and was a trustee of the Tate Gallery from 1928-1935. Dodd's brother-in-law was Muirhead Bone.
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The Family -  DRURY

The Family
PAUL DRURY
British, (1903-1987)
Etching, 1950-51, Garton 66 (iv/IV); edition 50. 5 5/8 x 7 in. Initialed in the plate and signed and dated in pencil. A fine, luminous impression printed on wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This plate was published in an edition of 50 for the Print Collectors Club, 1952.
$800

Sparks Wharf (London) -  ELLIOTT

Sparks Wharf (London)
AILEEN MARY ELLIOTT
British, (1896-1966)
Etching and drypoint, 1925, small edition. 5 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This work was printed by the artist and is so inscribed. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for old hinges at top, recto. Etched in the style and spirit of Whistler, this lovely print is mentioned in Guichard's book on British Etchers, page 37. Her well crafted etchings appeared in Fine Prints of the Year.
$450

La Berceuse -  GABAIN

La Berceuse
ETHEL GABAIN
British, (1883-1950)
Lithograph, 1915, Wright 169, (iii/III), edition 24 in this state; total of 51 impressions. 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins.
$900

Un Joli Laid ('Chow') -  GABAIN

Un Joli Laid ('Chow')
ETHEL GABAIN
British, (1883-1950)
Lithograph, 1914, Wright 156, edition 24. 11 3/4 x 10 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in very good condition with full margins. Some rippling in the margins.
$900

Une Fille de Marie -  GABAIN

Une Fille de Marie
ETHEL GABAIN
British, (1883-1950)
Lithograph, 1914, Wright 149, edition 24. 11 x 14 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. Other works by Gabain arecurrently available.
$900

Swan and Cygnets -  GILES

Swan and Cygnets
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1911, edition 50. 12 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. Signed in the block with his monogram and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this outstanding color print. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This work is illustrated as plate 2 in Malcolm Salaman's Masters of the Colour Print (1928).
$2,600

Castle on a Hill in Winter -  GILES

Castle on a Hill in Winter
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Relief etching printed from multiple zinc plates, circa 1915-20, edition unknown. 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right, and inscribed "18" in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression of an uncommon print. The margins are substantial and the condition is quite good. There's a crease in the lower left margin not affecting the image and mild toning in the margins from an early mount. This exceptional color print was probably based on his sketching trips in Denmark, Germany or Sweden. Giles was one of the outstanding students of Frank Morley Fletcher and he excelled in making his sophisticated color prints. Frankly, it is rather difficult to spot the difference between Giles' early woodcuts and the more sophisticated metal relief etchings. The best discussion of his work to date is Malcolm Salaman's 1928 volume, Masters of the Colour Print IV, published by the Studio, London.
$1,800

Convolvulus -  GREENGRASS

Convolvulus
WILLIAM GREENGRASS
British, (1896-1970)
Linocut printed in colors, 1937, edition 30. 9 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. Unsigned. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. Greengrass enrolled at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in 1930 and he studied with Claude Flight. He was a curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. This print is illustrated on page 173 in Rhythms of Modern Life, British Prints 1914-1939 (2008) by Cliff Ackley, et al.
$4,500

Palace Court -  GRIGGS

Palace Court
FREDERICK L. GRIGGS
British, (1876-1938)
Etching, 1933, Comstock 49 (iii/III), edition 75. 10 1/16 x 7 1/16 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are trimmed by the artist around the platemark with a little more on the bottom to accommodate the signature. The condition is fine. A total of five impressions exist of the first two states. According to Griggs, this was an imaginary scene. "It is a kind of essay on East Anglian building - of mediaeval kinds..."
$1,850

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