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Low Tide (Marée Basse) -  ISABEY

Low Tide (Marée Basse)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 69 (ii/III), Beraldi 10; edition unknown. 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. Signed with the printed text, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good. There's minor soiling and foxing in the margins and a couple of tears at the sheet edges. The set of "Six Marines," of which this is plate six, was published by V.Mourlot, Paris, and his blindstamp is in the lower margin.
$1,000

Interior of aPort (Interieur d'un Port) -  ISABEY

Interior of aPort (Interieur d'un Port)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 68 (ii/III), Beraldi 9; edition unknown. 12 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed with the printed text, below left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are substantial but somewhat trimmed. The condition is very good other than for some soiling and occasional subtle stains in the margins. This tour de force of early French lithography is plate five from "Six Marines," as printed by Charles Motte (1785-1836).
SOLD

Repair of a Ship at Low Tide (Radoub d'une Barque a Marée Basse) -  ISABEY

Repair of a Ship at Low Tide (Radoub d'une Barque a Marée Basse)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 67 (ii/III), Beraldi 12; edition unknown. 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. Signed with the printed text, below left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. There's an occasional subtle stain in the margins and one repaired tear at the bottom left edge of the sheet. This is plate four from "Six Marines," as published by Mourlot.
$1,200

Near Dieppe (Environs de Dieppe) -  ISABEY

Near Dieppe (Environs de Dieppe)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 64 (ii/III), Beraldi 13; edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 11 3/8 in. Signed with the printed text, lower left. Here we have a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a few soft wrinkles from handling in the outer margins. This stellar print is plate one from the series "Six Marines." Dieppe is a coastal town in Normandy.
$1,000

Head Willows- Lieselotten-Land (Kopfweiden) -  JANSSEN

Head Willows- Lieselotten-Land (Kopfweiden)
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint, 1987, Griffelkunst 90, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 11 3/4 in. Initialed, titled and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This compelling image is one of many intaglios produced by Janssen at the Giffelkunst-Vereinigung in Hamburg. They have been publishing prints since 1925. There's a Horst Janssen Museum in his hometown, Oldenburg.
$950

Shoe - Friendship (Schuh - Freundschaft) -  JANSSEN

Shoe - Friendship (Schuh - Freundschaft)
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching, 1982, Griffelkunst 59, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed and titled in the plate, upper left corner. Initialed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Janssen produced four such shoe studies in 1982.
$550

Morning - Lydia (Morgen - Lydia) -  JANSSEN

Morning - Lydia (Morgen - Lydia)
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint, 1887, Griffelkunst 87, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right. Initialed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Janssen excelled at self portraiture and he produced innumerable version of his own likeness. This is the case here as the artist leans down to offer his cat, Lydia, a mouse. Janssen is widely considered one of the finest draughtsmen and printmakers of his generation. His work is found in a vast number of museums in Europe as well as here in the United States. This includes the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. He's had exhibitions at the Rembrandthuis Museum and the Leopold Museum in Vienna.
$1,000

Landscape -  JANSSEN

Landscape
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Lithograph printed in black and brown, 1971, edition unknown. 8 5/8 x 10 3/4 in. Initialed in pencil, lower right. here we have a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. This engaging and subtle print has a kind of kinetic and spirited energy in spite of the simplicity of the composition.
$550

Annettchen in the Haseldorfer Marsch -  JANSSEN

Annettchen in the Haseldorfer Marsch
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint, 1987, Griffelkunst 89, edition unknown. 12 x 5 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower right. Dated and titled in the plate, lower left. Initialed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The paper is a cream laid and the Griffelkunst blindstamp is in the lower left margin. Excellent condition. The Haseldorfer Marsch is in Schleswig-Holstein.
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The Return Home (Die Heimkehr) -  JANSSEN

The Return Home (Die Heimkehr)
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint printed in color, 1993, edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. Initialed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this powerful print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Janssen is widely considered one of the finest draughtsmen and printmakers of his generation. His work is found in a vast number of museums in Europe as well as here in the United States. This includes the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. He's had exhibitions at the Rembrandthuis Museum and the Leopold Museum in Vienna. Depicted here is a mother and child seemingly overwhelmed by an intense rainstorm.
$650

Fishermen, Lake Maggiore -  KIRKPATRICK

Fishermen, Lake Maggiore
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK
British, (1866-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1926, edition perhaps 30-50. 8 5/8 x 13 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Kirkpatrick was born in Dublin and studied at the South Kensington Academy of Art in London. She originally trained as a watercolor painter but block prints became her first love. For many years she lived at Cowes, Isle of Wight, and maintained a studio there.
$1,750

Thames Barges -  KIRKPATRICK

Thames Barges
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK
British, (1866-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1911, edition probably about 30-50. 8 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. Initialed and dated in the block, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine, atmospheric impression showing the Thames at dusk. The margins are modest but this is most likely the full sheet as printed. Excellent condition.
$1,750

Floral Study (Poppies) -  KOCH-AMBERG

Floral Study (Poppies)
ILSE KOCH-AMBERG
German, (1869-1934)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition unknown. 16 x 12 1/4 in. Signed in the block with her monogram, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for slight toning within an earlier mat opening. She lived and worked in Hamburg where she specialized in arts and crafts style color woodcuts. She was married to the artist, Hugo Amberg.
$950

The Cushion (Der Polster) -  KURZWEIL

The Cushion (Der Polster)
MAXIMILLIAN KURZWEIL
Austrian, (1867-1916)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1903, edition unknown. 11 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Signed with the printed text below along the support sheet. This is a stellar impression with the untrimmed original support. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's some modest rippling in the upper margin where the sheet is attached to the mount.) This is the published edition of this famous print published by the Verlag der Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst, Vienna. It's illustrated on page 241 of Jugendstijl; Graphik und Druchkunst by Hans Hofstatter.
$3,800

Mutter mit Kind (Mother and Child) -  LAAGE

Mutter mit Kind (Mother and Child)
WILHELM LAAGE
German, (1868-1930)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1908, Hagenlocher 83 (ii/II), edition unknown. 13 3/4 x 10 1/16 in. Initialed and dated in the block. Signed, dated and dedicated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on cream VAN GELDER watermarked paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from just a faint suggestion of light toning within an earlier mat opening. Laage was born in Hamburg and began his printmaking career in 1896. He lived in Paris for many months beginning in 1900 and participated in exhibitions in Vienna and Dresden. He became friendly with Kandinsky, Hans Neumann and Karl Hofer as they exhibited together. Gustave Schiefler published the first catalogue of his woodcuts in 1912 and an article was written about Laage by ER Weiss for Ver Sacrum. Laage is best know for his woodcuts and they range from decidedly expressionist in style to a more realistic approach tinged with stoicism, as seen here. This large, impressive woodcut is one of his most captivating works.
$1,800

The Dark Pitcher (Der Dungle Krug) -  LAAGE

The Dark Pitcher (Der Dungle Krug)
WILHELM LAAGE
German, (1868-1930)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1917, Hagenlocher 271 (IIIb), edition unknown. 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. Initialed and dated on the block, lower left. This is a fine impression of the final, published state with the printed text below," Verlag der Gesellschaft für Vervielfältingene Kunst, Wien." The margins are full. The colors are fresh. Apart from some slight rippling along the top edge, the condition is fine. This is a large and exceptional print by Laage and early, pre-publication proofs are hard to find.
$2,000

La Maison de Marie -  LABOUREUR

La Maison de Marie
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Engraving with roulette work, 1925, Sylvain Laboureur 305 (iii/III), edition 37. 5 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. Initialed and dated in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins appear to be full. The intended edition was 45 but only 37 impressions were printed. This print shows the second home of Marie Laurencin in Champrosay, near Draveil, 7 Rue Alphonse Daudet.
$850

La Promenade sur la Porte -  LABOUREUR

La Promenade sur la Porte
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Etching, 1933, Laboureur 482 (ii/II), Loyer 482, edition 235. 8 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression printed with light plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from faint toning within an earlier mat opening. This print was the Print Club of Cleveland Publication No. 13 for the year 1935.
SOLD

Sortie de la Grande Messe (Morbihan) -  LABOUREUR

Sortie de la Grande Messe (Morbihan)
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Engraving, 1927-28, Laboureur 360 (iii/III), edition 68. 7 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression with probably the full margins, with a deckle edge showing on three sides. The condition is excellent. This charming work was later reprinted in a posthumous unsigned edition of 248 impressions in 1959. There were 17 impressions in the first two states and then,as we have here, an edition of 68. Morbihan is located in Brittany.
$900

The Walk to the Lighthouse (La Promenade au Phare) -  LABOUREUR

The Walk to the Lighthouse (La Promenade au Phare)
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Engraving, 1925, Labourer 302 (iii/III); edition 100. 6 1/8 x 7 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed and inscribed, epr. d'artiste 15/15." Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The paper bears the watermark RIVES and the blindstamp of the publisher, H. Petit, Editeur, Paris (See Lugt 2021a). At the time of publication, the author of the catalogue raisonné was uncertain as to how many artist's proofs were printed. We now know the number is 15 as seen here.
SOLD

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