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Wheat Shocks -  COX

Wheat Shocks
JOHN ROGERS COX
American, (1915-1990)
Lithograph, 1951, AAA 1141, edition 250. 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is very good apart from faint light toning within an earlier mat opening and very slight toning of the back of the sheet. This is the only print by Cox and it was published by Associated American Artists in New York. Cox was born in Indiana and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. He was appointed the first Director of the Swope Art Museum at the age of twenty-six. He organized important shows of American painters and was buying American painters' works from the 1930s and 1940s for the Swope before it became the trendy thing to do. Cox was a fine painter but he produced a small body of work. He tended towards a magic regionalist landscape tradition and his work is quite compelling.
$3,500

Crack-Up -  CRAWFORD

Crack-Up
RALSTON CRAWFORD
American, (1906-1978)
Lithograph, 1949, Freeman L49.1, edition 30. 10 x 14 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. There are remains of two tiny hinges on the top corners, verso, otherwise this print is in fine condition. This powerful, early lithograph was printed by George Miller in New York. This work symbolized in black and white the emotions engendered by his four years of war experiences and the shock he had felt when he was stationed at the Bikini Atoll in 1946. (Crawford had been appointed artist-correspondent by Fortune magazine to work with meteorologists on visual charts pertaining to the atomic testing at this remote location.) (See Freeman, page 4, The Lithographs of Ralston Crawford, 1992, published by the University of Kentucky Press.) Ex-collection: Lois Torf, Boston.
SOLD

I Love a Parade -  CRITE

I Love a Parade
ALLAN CRITE
African American, (1910-2007)
Lithograph, 1948, edition 15. 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in ink. This is a superb impression of this extremely rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Crite was was born in New Jersey but lived most of his life in Boston where he studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He was one of the preeminent Boston African American artists and lived in the historic South End. He was employed by the Federal Arts project. Crite was interested in social commentary and he depicted life as he observed it in the neighborhoods of Boston, especially in the vicinity of where he lived. His later work was primarily religious in nature. This exceptional print is found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art among others. It's entry # 27 in Alone in a Crowd, Prints of the 1930s-40s by African-American Artists from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (1993). This catalogue accompanied the exhibition of one hundred and five prints which traveled to about sixteen museums.
SOLD

Hounds and Coyote -  CURRY

Hounds and Coyote
JOHN STEUART CURRY
American, (1897-1946)
Lithograph, 1931, Cole 12, edition 25. 10 x 14 in. Signed and dated on the stone, lower left. Signed, dated, titled and numbered (25 prints) in pencil. This impression is dedicated in pencil to fellow artist Harry Wickey and his wife, "To the Wickeys and best luck." The margins are full. The condition is good apart from occasional light foxing and small old hinges at the top corners of the sheet.
$800

Prize Stallions -  CURRY

Prize Stallions
JOHN STEUART CURRY
American, (1897-1946)
Lithograph, 1938, Cole 31, edition 250 as published by Associated American Artists. 12 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed and dated in the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent and the original; AAA hinges are in the top corners. The catalogue lists six museums that own this print and we are sure there are more.
$2,500

Ride a Cock Horse -  DEMARTELLY

Ride a Cock Horse
JOHN DEMARTELLY
American, (1903-1980)
Lithograph, 1940, Zink 26, edition 250. 9 3/8 x 12 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent and we have to original AAA label which goes with the print. Theis scene depicts the artist's wife playing with their first child while there were living in Kansas City. A painting of the subject is in the Whitney Museum.
$750

Blue Valley Fox Hunt -  DEMARTELLY

Blue Valley Fox Hunt
JOHN DEMARTELLY
American, (1903-1980)
Lithograph, 1937, Zink 10, edition 250. 12 3/4 x 16 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression as published by Associated American Artists in New York. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. There's a trace of an old adhesive around the outer edges of the margins, verso, not showing on the front. De Martelly taught printmaking at the Kansas City Art Institute and he became a close friend of Thomas Hart Benton. In fact, the reclining figure in this print is Benton.
$1,750

Interior Scene -  DOI

Interior Scene
ISAMI DOI
American, (1903-1965)
Woodcut printed in dark brown ink, 1928, edition unknown. 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. Initialed in the block, lower center. Signed and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a few soft ripples in the image from the printing process and a small paper imperfection in the lower right just to the image. Doi studied for two years at the University of Hawaii. He then went to Columbia University for five years and susequently spent a year in Paris. He stayed in New York until 1938 then he returned to his native Hawaii. This is a rare print and we are aware of another, similar image done around the same time.
SOLD

Stairwell, Dark -  DOI

Stairwell, Dark
ISAMI DOI
American, (1903-1965)
Woodcut printed in dark brown ink, circa 1928, edition unknown. 8 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on fairly thin light cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good. Doi studied for two years at the University of Hawaii. He then went to Columbia University for five years and subsequently spent a year in Paris. He stayed in New York until 1938 then he returned to his native Hawaii. This is a rare print and we recently sold a very similar print which was dated 1928.
SOLD

New Towers -  DREWES

New Towers
WERNER DREWES
American, (1899-1985)
Woodcut, 1931, Rose 58 (iii/III); edition 20. 11 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are minor paper imperfections in the margins and a few tiny specks of foxing.) Drewes produced a number of stellar expressionist woodcuts of New York from 1930-32. They are generally uncommon today.
$2,000

Toy Shop Window -  DWIGHT

Toy Shop Window
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1927, Robinson/Pirog 19, edition 50. 9 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower center. Signed in pencil and inscribed, "Paris 1927." This is a fine impression with rich colors. The paper is a cream laid and the margins are full. The condition is fine. This charming, beautifully composed print was based on Dwight's time in Paris during 1926-27. Her work there was printed at the studio of Edouard Duchatel which amounted to sixteen lithographs. This work was printed by George Miller in New York suggesting it was drawn on stone after she returned from Paris. Dwight was fortunate to have a master printer in George Miller and she was referred to him by Carl Zigrosser. Dwight admired the work of Daumier and this appreciation is reflected in this print. She created a total of only seven lithographs in color and this is arguably the finest.
SOLD

Deserted Mansion -  DWIGHT

Deserted Mansion
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1928, Robinson / Pirog 31, edition 30. 11 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Dwight often took the ferry from Manhattan to Staten Island and that's where she discovered this stately yet run down Victorian structure. A watercolor was done of the same subject and the edition was printed by George Miller.
$900

Winter, Central Park -  DWIGHT

Winter, Central Park
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1931, Robinson / Pirog 58, edition 24. 10 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. The edition was printed by George Miller in New York.
$950

Book Auction -  DWIGHT

Book Auction
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1932, Robinson / Pirog 63, edition 40. 7 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a faint trace of an old tape adhesive in the upper edge of the sheet. The edition was printed by George Miller. The subject of this print is the auction of the library of the Marquess of Lothian held at the Anderson Galleries in New York in 1932. Dwight did a sketch on site which provided the basis for the lithograph.
SOLD

Nova Scotia -  DWIGHT

Nova Scotia
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1935, Robinson / Pirog 77, edition 40. 9 7/8 x 12 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here is a fine impression with full margins showing a deckle edge on all sides. The condition is fine other than for a little toning in the left margin well away from the image. According to the catalogue raisonné, Dwight visited Nova Scotia as a guest of Erhard Weyhe and his family.
SOLD

The Survivor, Staten Island -  DWIGHT

The Survivor, Staten Island
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1929, Robinson / Pirog 40, edition 40. 10 x 13 3/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. The edition was printed by George Miller in New York and three impressions are cited in museum collections. This compelling image provides a glimpse of the dramatic changes to the American urban landscape during the first half of the twentieth century.
$2,500

Winter -  DWIGHT

Winter
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1945, Robinson / Pirog 109, edition only 4. 9 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from the faintest suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. The setting of the image is New Hope, PA. Dwight lived in Bucks County off an on at a friend's farm beginning in 1939.
$1,500

The Family -  DWIGHT

The Family
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1928, Robinson / Pirog 27, edition 50. 8 x 10 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full with a deckle edge all around. The edition was printed by George Miller in New York.
$1,300

Book Auction -  DWIGHT

Book Auction
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1932, Robinson/Pirog 63 (i/II); edition 40. 9 x 10 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on RIVES watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is an undescribed first state impression before the image was reduced along the left side by about 1 3/16 inches. There's a preliminary drawing showing this state illustrated on page 105 of the catalogue which was apparently titled. "Fashionable Auction." This title appears in pencil along the lower left edge of the margin written by someone unknown and it's also listed in the entry as an alternate title for the print. (We have the second state impression on this site if you search under Mabel Dwight.) The scene depicted here is is the book auction of the collected works of the Marquess of Lothian held at the Anderson Galleries in New York, 1932. Dwight was there making sketches and the result was this fine print.
$1,600

Driftway, Evening -  EBY

Driftway, Evening
KERR EBY
American, (1889-1946)
Lithograph, 1933, Giardina 196 (ii/II); edition 100. 8 1/4 x 15 3/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression printed on a white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Driftway was Eby's home in Westport, CT.
$850

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