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Lola de Valence -  MANET

Lola de Valence
EDOUARD MANET
French, (1832-1883)
Etching and aquatint, 1863, Harris 33 (vi/VIII), Guérin 23, Fisher 25; edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 7 1/16 in. Signed in the plate, lower left and also with the printed signature below. This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper with no apparent watermark. The sheet has apparently the full margins and the condition is fine other than for two subtle hinges on the left edge verso, not showing on the front. According to Harris (revised edition, 1990), there were two different 1863 printings of this plate, this one for the Société des Aquafortistes, the first published printing (1863). "Imp. Delâtre, rue Saint-Jacques, 363, Paris," appears to the left of the printed verse, "Paris, Publié par A CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs, 79 Rue Richelieu" appears in the lower right, just below the image. The Cadart & Luquet blindstamp is also present in the lower margin, center. Number "67" appears in the upper right which refers to this as Plate 67 of Eaux-fortes modernes, 2nd year, 2nd issue. (The second printing lacks the the words"Ed.Manet sculpt.") The subject of this lovely print is Lola Melea who was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet of Madrid. The Ballet appeared in Paris in 1862 at the Hippodrome theatre and Manet asked the dance troupe to pose for him. He also executed an oil painting of the same subject as well as a lithographic sheet music cover. The painting is now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
$3,500

Exotic Flower (Woman in a Mantilla) Fleur Exotic (La Femme a la Mantille) -  MANET

Exotic Flower (Woman in a Mantilla) Fleur Exotic (La Femme a la Mantille)
EDOUARD MANET
French, (1832-1883)
Etching and aquatint, 1868, Harris 57 (iii/III), edition of 350 on laid paper plus 36 extra proofs. 6 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. This charming print was published by Lemerre in 1869. Philippe Burty asked Manet to provide this etching for his Sonnets et Eaux-fortes. There was only one published edition of this print and they are all lifetime impressions. It was exhibited at the Salon of 1869.
$2,200

Palazzo Dario, Venice -  MARIN

Palazzo Dario, Venice
JOHN MARIN
American, (1872-1953)
Etching, 1907, Zigrosser 67, edition about 25. 7 3/4 x 5 3/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, delicate impression printed on a smooth wove paper. The margins are diagonally trimmed at the upper left corner and more so in lower left corner. The condition is otherwise fine. Marin etched several plates of Venice in 1907 reflecting the influence of Whistler and his very popular Venice sets.
$2,200

Nude in a Rocking Chair (Nu au Rocking Chair) -  MATISSE

Nude in a Rocking Chair (Nu au Rocking Chair)
HENRI MATISSE
French, (1869-1954)
Lithograph , 1913, Duthuit-Garnaud 410, Fribourg 368; edition 50. 19 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered in ink, lower right. This is a superb impression printed ona subtle, off-white simili-Japan paper. The sheet is full and untrimmed. The condition is very good. This exemplary, early work is from the celebrated collection of Henri M. Petiet and bears his stamp (H.M.P.) on the verso.
SOLD

The Orchestra -  MAURIN

The Orchestra
CHARLES MAURIN
French, (1856-1914)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1893, Gounot 59, edition 100. 5 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in blue pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with wide margins. The condition is very good apart from a suggestion of damp staining in the upper right margin. Impressions of this lovely print are in the Clark Art Museum and the Ackland Art Museum.
$1,400

La Coiffure -  MAURIN

La Coiffure
CHARLES MAURIN
French, (1856-1914)
Soft-ground etching with aquatint printed in colors, circa 1900-1910, edition 50. 12 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with the colors fresh. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Maurin's superb and experimental color printmaking is illustrated and discussed in From Pissarro to Picasso, Color Etching in France (1992) by Cate and Grivel. He worked closely with Eugène Delâtre and the publishers Sagot and Vollard.
$1,200

The Cowgate, Edinburgh -  MCBEY

The Cowgate, Edinburgh
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1904-05, Hardie/Carter 33, edition 26. 8 x 5 in. Signed and dated in the plate, upper left. Signed and numbered "XIX" in ink. This is a fine, dark impression of this rare early work. The paper is a fine antique laid and the margins are full. Fine condition apart from an extremely faint suggestion of an old adhesive on the verso. The Cowgate is a very old street dating from the 15th century, not far from Edinburgh Castle.
SOLD

La Galerie Notre Dame -  MERYON

La Galerie Notre Dame
CHARLES MERYON
French, (1821-1868)
Etching with engraving, 1853, Schneiderman 29 (iii/VI), Delteil-Wright 26 (iii/V); edition unknown. 11 x 6 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. This is a superb, early, luminous impression of the very rare third state, before the the top borderline has been strengthened. The margins are full and the paper is a fine laid without a watermark. The condition is excellent other than for a modest little spot of discoloration in the lower margin and a tiny paper loss in the upper right corner of the sheet. This iconic image by Meryon is one of his finest prints. This impression is from the celebrated collection of Henri M. Petiet, Paris, and bears his stamp on the verso, lower left.
SOLD

La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower) -  MERYON

La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower)
CHARLES MERYON
French, (1821-1868)
Etching with engraving, 1852 and later, Schneiderman 23 (iv/X), Delteil-Wright iv/X); edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Initialed in the plate, upper right. This is a superb, luminous impression on cream laid paper with the watermark "D & C BLAUW." The margins are good measuring about 3/4" on all sides. The condition is fine other than for a tiny, imperceptible pinhole/paper imperfection in the smoke between the clock tower and the first turret. This stellar impression is from the collection of Sir Francis Seymour Haden (Lugt 3938) with his pencil initials on front of the sheet, lower right. Delteil-Wright notes that Haden purchased a fifth state impression from Delâtre for the Victoria & Albert Museum in December, 1860.
SOLD

Fantasy, A Group of figures -  MESQUITA

Fantasy, A Group of figures
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1927, Van Es D121, edition 15. 6 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. this is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. 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 often 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.
SOLD

Paysage Feocial -  MEUNIER

Paysage Feocial
HENRI MEUNIER
Belgian, (1873-1922)
Etching with aquatint, 1901, edition unknown. 10 1/8 x 15 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate and signed in pencil below the image at right. A superb, atmospheric impression in very good condition. Full margins. Minor soft handling creases in the margin at right. This stunning landscape with castle is a fine example of style and technical finesse from the early 20th century
$675

Man Leaning on a Spade (L'homme Appuye sur sa Beche) -  MILLET

Man Leaning on a Spade (L'homme Appuye sur sa Beche)
JEAN-FRANCOIS MILLET
French, (1814-1875)
Etching, before 1848, Melot 3, Delteil 3; only state. Edition unknown. 3 1/4 x 2 11/16 in. Unsigned as usual. This fine, crisp impression is printed on medium Japanese paper. The margins are full measuring about 1" to 1 3/4" all around. The condition is excellent. This appealing, early work by Millet foreshadows his larger more detailed work of similar peasant subjects shown laboring in the fields. The edition sizes of Millet etchings are generally unknown.
$1,850

Musical Monster -  MORTIMER

Musical Monster
JOHN HAMILTON MORTIMER
British, (1740-1779)
Etching, 1778, Edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. Signed in the plate. A fine impression printed prior to the edition by T. Palser in 1816. Very good condition other than a small waterstain in the lower left margin corner, well away from the image. Full margins with a deckle all around. Without watermark.
$750

Making the Engine -  NEVINSON

Making the Engine
CHRISTOPHER R.W. NEVINSON
British, (1889-1946))
Lithograph, 1917, Black 16, edition 200 signed and 100 unsigned impressions. 16 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. This powerful image was part of a series of six prints called Britain's Efforts and Ideals: Making Aircraft. This was first exhibited at the Fine Art Society, London and received a very positive response. This series was Nevinson's first commission upon being appointed an official war artist in 1917.
SOLD

North Sea Fishermen -  NORDFELDT

North Sea Fishermen
BJO NORDFELDT
American, (1878-1955)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1906, Donovan 11, edition unknown. 9 x15 in. Signed, dated and numbered "52" in ink in the upper left corner of the image. This is a fine impression on Japanese paper of this large, dynamic print. The condition is fine with the typical small margins on all sides. Like virtually all of Nordfelfdt's prints, color variations exist and this one is especially good looking. The influence of Japanese prints is here clearly evident. The catalogue states this is the Swedish coast off Kulaberg.
SOLD

Reclining Female Nude (Liegender Weiblicher Akt) -  ORLIK

Reclining Female Nude (Liegender Weiblicher Akt)
EMIL ORLIK
Czech, (1870-1932)
Drypoint, 1911, Galerie Glockner 176, edition 100 printed in 1921. 6 1/2 x 14 3/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil (1911). This is a fine impression on cream wove paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is quite good apart from minor handling creases showing mostly in the bottom margin. Orlik was a versatile printmaker and this classic study demonstrates his skills as a draftsman par excellence.
$1,300

The Herdsman's Cottage or Sunset -  PALMER

The Herdsman's Cottage or Sunset
SAMUEL PALMER
British, (1805-1881)
Etching on a steel plate, 1850, Lister 2 (ii/II) 4 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. This is a fine, luminous impression with wide margins from one of the published editions. The condition is fine other then for a soft small handling crease below the platemark, center. In this the final state, the etching was published three times; the Portfolio (1872), Examples of Modern Etching (1875)by Hamerton, and Etchers and Etching (1880), also by Hamerton. This impression is from one of these published editions.
$900

The Weary Ploughman -  PALMER

The Weary Ploughman
SAMUEL PALMER
British, (1805-1881)
Etching, Begun in 1858, Lister 8 (viii?/VIII), edition unknown. 5 3/16 x 7 15/16 in. Unsigned. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on chine applique. The sheet has been trimmed within the exceptionally wide platemark but there still remains about 3/4 in. around the image. The condition is fine otherwise. The eighth and final state was published by the Etching Club in 1865 and bears the number "4" just below the image at center. This impression does not have the number so it's possibly a proof before publication. The various states of this print, along with other Palmer etchings, are difficult to sort out. The Weary Ploughman is a stellar example of Palmer's work in the etching medium and he worked intensely on this plate for about six weeks. The plate was cancelled during Palmer's lifetime in about 1875.
$2,750

Royal Haymarket Theatre (London) -  PENNELL

Royal Haymarket Theatre (London)
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1906, Wuerth 408, edition probably 75. 11 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on antique laid paper. The margins are probably original but there's a loss in the lower right corner and the margin is narrow at the top. The condition is fine overall. (There's a subtle printing crease in the right side of the image.) Haymarket Theatre is a West End theatre and dates to 1720.
$550

Woman Picking Cabbages (Femme Cueillant des Choses) -  PISSARRO

Woman Picking Cabbages (Femme Cueillant des Choses)
CAMILLE PISSARRO
French, (1830-1903)
Etching and drypoint, 1888, Delteil/Cailac 77 (ii/VII); edition 17. 4 x 2 3/8 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "2e état - No. 2." The print is titled below by the artist. There's an authentication inscription on the verso, top, by Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro, the artist's son. This is a fine impression of this extremely rare early state before the plate was overworked. The condition is fine apart from slight rippling on the outer edges of the sheet and a very subtle wrinkle in the top left corner margin. There were only 17 lifetime impressions of this print.
$4,200

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