American Prints

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Matinee -  HART

Matinee
GEORGE OVERBURY "POP" HART
American, (1868-1933)
Soft ground etching and aquatint, 1926, edition 50. 5 1/4 x 8 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil lower right. This impression is also numbered. The condition is fine and the margins appear to be full and untrimmed. Hart exhibited with the Downtown Gallery in NY for many years. Impressions of this outstanding print are in the Brooklyn Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago and the Smithsonian. Hart had a fascination with exotic places and spent time in North Africa, Tahiti and the West Indies. Mexico was a favorite place as well.
SOLD

The Home Sweet Home Cottage, Easthampton -  HASSAM

The Home Sweet Home Cottage, Easthampton
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1921, Cortissoz/Clayton 174, small edition. 10 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression in fine condition. The margins are full with tack holes showing on all sides. This house is where the author of the lyrics for the song lived as a child. His name was John Howard Payne. Childe Hassam can certainly be described as the quintessential American impressionist printmaker of the early 20th century. This is an outstanding example of his work as an etcher.
SOLD

The Dutch Door -  HASSAM

The Dutch Door
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1915, Cortissoz/Clayton 49, edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 10 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression of this exemplary American impressionist print. The margins are full. The condition is good apart from professionally reinforced splits along the plate mark on two sides, and, one repaired split from the upper right corner to the margin edge. The scene is the Bush- Holly House at Cos Cob, Ct. The model here is Miss Helen Burke. This structure was built in 1730 and is a National Historic Landmark. It was the center of activity for Connecticut's first Artist Colony.
$10,000

The Arsenal-Central Park -  HASSAM

The Arsenal-Central Park
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1932, Cortissoz/Clayton 354, edition unknown. 11 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil and inscribed, "proof selected for Mrs. Lowinson by Childe Hassam." Here we have a fine impression of this very rare print. The margins are small but appear to be full. The condition is very good other then for two small brown paper hinges at the top and a small, subtle smudge or stain below the signature. The Arsenal Building is one of two buildings to predate Central Park. It's located on 64th Street off of Fifth Avenue. It was built between 1847 and 1851. Mrs. Lowinson was a major collector of Hassam's work and her stamp is on the verso (not in Lugt).
$2,800

The Old Mumford House -  HASSAM

The Old Mumford House
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1926, Cortissoz-Clayton 264, edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is fine, luminous impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a trace of an old adhesive at the top corners from earlier hinges.) The scene of this charming print is Easthampton, NY. Provenance: M. Knoedler & Co., NY.
$4,000

House on Main Street, Easthampton -  HASSAM

House on Main Street, Easthampton
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1922, Cortissoz/Clayton 213; edition unknown. 6 x 12 1/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine impression of this stellar American impressionist print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
SOLD

The Lion Gardiner House, Easthampton -  HASSAM

The Lion Gardiner House, Easthampton
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1920, Cortissoz/Clayton 159, edition unknown. 9 15/16 x 14 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil and with "imp." just below the image. This is a superb, luminous impression of this quintessential American impressionist print. The paper is a white wove and the margins are substantial measuring about 1" on all sides. The condition is excellent. This large and important etching is found in many museum collections including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Carnegie Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art and others.
SOLD

Fruit Forms -  HECKMAN

Fruit Forms
ALBERT HECKMAN
American, (1893-1971)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1935, edition probably 100. 9 3/4 x 16 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is fine impression in fine condition with wide margins. Heckman taught at Teachers College in New York and later settled in Woodstock, New York. He was active with Gustave van Groschwitz and the WPA printmakers in the 1930s. This is an exemplary color lithograph of the period and a fine example of his work.
$900

Old Locks at Eddyville (NY) -  HECKMAN

Old Locks at Eddyville (NY)
ALBERT HECKMAN
American, (1893-1971)
Lithograph, circa 1928, edition 25. 10 7/8 x 16 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a couple of soft wrinkles in the upper right corner of the sheet. Heckman taught at Hunter College from 1930-1958. He spent his time between NYC and Woodstock, NY. This print is illustrated in the Clinton Adams book, American Lithographers 1900-1960, page 124.
$800

The Letter -  HELFOND

The Letter
RIVA HELFOND
American, (1910-2002)
Screenprint printed on brown paper, 1946, edition 40. 17 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. Signed, titled and number in pencil. This is a fine impression of this compelling print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Helfond was born in Brooklyn and studied at the Art Students League with Kuniyoshi and Sternberg. She taught printmaking at the Harlem Arts Community Center when she developed an expertise in the screenprint medium. Many of her subjects related to the coal miners of Pennsylvania during her stint with the WPA program.
$2,000

Coffee -  HIRSCH

Coffee
JOSEPH HIRSCH
American, (1910-1981)
Lithograph, 1961, Cole 38, edition 250. 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The condition is excellent. Hirsch was born in Philadelphia and studied in New York with George Luks. He was involved with the WPA program in Philadelpia as a muralist. In 1941, he signed on with Associated American Artists which published most of his prints. Coffee is a nice example of his work in lithography.
$750

Brooklyn Bridge -  HOOVER

Brooklyn Bridge
ELLISON HOOVER
American, (1888-1955)
Lithograph, circa 1930, edition 40. 9 1/4 x 12 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The margins are wide and there's a watermark showing, MADE IN FRANCE. The condition is fine other than for a small backed tear in the top margin away from the image and a tiny loss to the upper left corner of the sheet. This is one of Hoover's finest prints.
SOLD

Evening Wind -  HOPPER

Evening Wind
EDWARD HOPPER
American, (1882-1967)
Etching, 1921, Levin Plate 77, edition unknown. 6 7/8 x 8 5/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This iconic American etching is in the collection of multiple museums including the Whitney, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the British Museum, among others. A drawing study for the etching is located in the Whitney Museum of Art.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Steel -  HUNTLEY

Steel
VICTORIA HUTSON HUNTLEY
American, (1900-1971)
Lithograph, 1957, Newsom pg. 93, edition 50. 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Huntley lived in New York and studied at the Art Students League. She produced her first lithograph in 1930 and worked closely with George Miller, the printer. In 1948 she purchased a lithographic press and started doing her own printing. This exceptional work is something of a companion piece to "Steam," another industrial print. Huntley's work is discussed at length in Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists 1910-1960 (2005) by Elizabeth Seaton et al. (see pages 160-161). This work was done after she moved to Chicago in 1955.
SOLD

Approaching New York -  HUNTLEY

Approaching New York
VICTORIA HUTSON HUNTLEY
American, (1900-1971)
Lithograph, 1933, Newsom pg. 31, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil "Victoria Hudson." This is a fine impression printed on BFK RIVES watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Hutson was her last name at this time and she married Ralph Huntley in 1934. During this period in New York she was employed by the WPA program.
SOLD

Texas Nomads -  HURD

Texas Nomads
PETER HURD
American, (1904-1984)
Lithograph, 1937, Meigs 41, edition 40. 12 x 16 1/2 in. Initialed in the stone, lower right. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of this large and uncommon print. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from minor wrinkling along the top margin edge and two small repaired tears at the top edge as well. Hurd studied with N.C. Wyeth and later married the painter's eldest daughter, Henriette. He was also a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. This is a superb example of his work.
$3,500

Superstition Mountain -  IMHOFF

Superstition Mountain
JOSEPH IMHOFF
American, (1871-1955)
Lithograph, 1942, edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 16 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full and the condition is very good. There's slight rippling along the upper top margin and slight yellowing on the side margins mostly near the top. Imhoff was born and raised in New York and studied art abroad. He had a chance meeting with Buffalo Bill Cody in Antwerp and this inspired him to pursue Native American subjects and western landscapes. In 1929, he moved to Taos with his wife and there they stayed. Imhoff excelled in lithography as well as painting and drawing.
$1,750

Edgar Allan Poe -  JANSSEN

Edgar Allan Poe
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint, 1983, Griffelkunst 67, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left, and with "Nevermore, Griffelkunst, Langenhorn." Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Janssen produced many portraits of Poe, an author he admired and was fascinated by. This work is exemplary.
$600

Night Shade (Solanum Dulcamara) -  JAQUES

Night Shade (Solanum Dulcamara)
BERTHA JAQUES
American, (1863-1941)
Etching with hand coloring, 1917, edition unknown. 10 x 7 15/16 in. Titled in the plate. Signed and dated in pencil and with the following pencil dedication, "To Helen Hyde, with appreciation." This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a paper imperfection near the top of the image and a subtle thin spot, lower right, inherent to the paper.) Jacques was one of the founding members of the Chicago Society of Etchers and she's best known for her botanical etchings and her cyanotypes. There's a large collection of her work at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.
SOLD

Beyond the Gobi -  JOHNSTON

Beyond the Gobi
YNEZ JOHNSTON
American, (b. 1920)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, undated (probably 19, edition 200. 17 3/4 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in very good condition. Minor trace of stain in the lower left corner, outside of the image. Full margins. The work of this California artist is discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation by David Acton (1990).
$900

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