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In the Fifties (Whirlpool) -  MCNULTY

In the Fifties (Whirlpool)
WILLIAM MCNULTY
American, (1889-1963)
Etching and drypoint, circa 1930-40, edition probably 100. 13 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent other than for a modest smudge of printer's ink in the lower left margin, well away from the image. McNulty studied at the Art Student's League and also taught there until 1958. He was encouraged to take up printmaking by Joseph Pennell.
$1,800

Bird of Prey -  MEAD

Bird of Prey
RODERICK MEAD
American, (1900-1971)
Wood engraving, 1950, Mead 53, Woodcut Society 38; edition 150. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a stellar impression printed on smooth wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is the 38th Presentation print of the Woodcut Society and comes with the original folder. Mead studied at Yale and the Art Students League. He also was a student of S.W. Hayter.
$500

Buy War Bonds -  MEERT

Buy War Bonds
JOSEPH MEERT
American, (1905-1989)
Screenprint, circa 1943, edition 15. 14 5/8 x 11 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. A very good impression in fine condition. Full margins. Meert lived in New York from 1941-1967 and studied at the Art Students League. He was especially friendly with Jackson Pollock and Thomas Hart Benton. This wartime image depicts Rosie the Riveter or someone to that effect.
$900

New York # 1 -  MEYEROWITZ

New York # 1
WILLIAM MEYEROWITZ
American, (1887-1981)
Etching, circa 1920, edition 40. 12x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Titled in pencil below possibly in another hand and with an annotation of "5/40." Here we have a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are substantial and possibly trimmed. The condition is fine apart from a subtle smudge or two outside of the platemark, upper right corner. Born in Russia, the artist came to this country in 1908. He studied at the National Academy of Design from 1912-1916. He was fully involved in the New York art scene and produced a small group of modernist skyscraper views which are among his best work. He also worked as an innovator in the color etching technique.
$1,400

Armistice Day, Fifth Avenue -  MEYEROWITZ

Armistice Day, Fifth Avenue
WILLIAM MEYEROWITZ
American, (1887-1981)
Etching, 1918, edition unknown. 10 x 8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a light cream wove paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is fine. This dynamic print captures the excitement of this historic event. The print is illustrated as entry # 8 in Graphic Excursions, American Prints in Black and White, 1900-1950, Selections from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (1991).
$1,000

Leaving the Shop -  MILLER

Leaving the Shop
KENNETH HAYES MILLER
American, (1876-1952)
Etching, 1929, edition unknown. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil "Hayes Miller." This is a fine impression of the artist's best print. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine apart from a trace of an old hinge in the upper right corner. This print is illustrated on page 26 of Graphic Excursions, American Prints in Black and White, 1900-1950, Selections from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (1991).
$1,000

Arata's Scheme -  MONSON

Arata's Scheme
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1992, edition 75. 211/4 x 17 1/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The artist began studying with Lasansky at the University of Iowa in 1965. In 1969, he moved to Paris and joined S.W. Hayter at his Atelier 17. He was working there from 1970 to 1973. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Carleton College, the College of the Holy Cross and others. Since 1985, he's been living and working in France where he continues to explore the reduction woodcut technique with great success.
$650

Uccello's Ring -  MONSON

Uccello's Ring
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1994, edition 80. 16 7/8 x 20 3/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
$650

Venezia -  MONSON

Venezia
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1998, edition 80. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The artist describes his work in the reduction woodcut medium as follows, "Color reduction printing is a gradual process of removing already printed areas of color; these zones will remain in their desired color and keep their intensity. The transition from warm colors to cool colors is made by printing multiple layers of opaque white ink (considered as a blockout). The entire edition is printed after each change of color nuance and when the process comes to an end, the printing surface has virtually disappeared to the point of becoming totally unusable."
$650

Candide -  MONSON

Candide
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1999, edition 75. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine.
$650

Bridge in thePass at Glencoe-Scotland -  MORAN

Bridge in thePass at Glencoe-Scotland
THOMAS MORAN
American, (1837-1926)
Etching with roulette, 1882-1888, Morand/Friese 39; edition unknown. 9 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on a very smooth, light cream wove paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine. This dynamic image was etched in 1882 and the artist added the thistle remarque in the lower right corner in 1888. He did at least one drawing, one watercolor and an oil painting of the subject. The plate was published by Estes and Lauriat.
$1,650

A Bouquet of Gladiolus -  MURPHY

A Bouquet of Gladiolus
GLADYS WILKINS MURPHY
American, (1907-1985)
Woodcut printed in colors (linoleum cut?), circa 1930, edition 50. 11 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. this is a stellar impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from minor foxing here and there in the margins. Murphy studied with Eliza Gardiner and taught printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design from 1928 until 1946. This print is signed "Gladys Wilkins" and when she got married, her prints were signed "Gladys Wilkins Murphy."
SOLD

Rain -  MURPHY

Rain
GLADYS WILKINS MURPHY
American, (1907-1985)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930s, edition 50. 8 x 6 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a subtle wrinkle in the lower right corner margin well away from the image.) Murphy was a student and teacher at the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Society of American Etchers, the Philadelphia Print Club and the National Academy of Design.
$750

New York City -  MYERS

New York City
JEROME MYERS
American, (1867-1940)
Monotype, 1917, edition of one. 10 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from some wrinkles at the lower left margin edge and old hinges at the top. Monotypes by Myers are rare. This is inscribed by him along the bottom, "on Henry Street near Jackson Street" which places this in the lower east side of New York.
$2,000

Louisburg Square, Beacon Hill, Boston -  NASON

Louisburg Square, Beacon Hill, Boston
THOMAS NASON
American, (1889-1971)
Wood engraving, 1930, Boston Public Library 119, edition 70. 7 x 8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression of this uncommon print. Very good condition.
$900

Haystacks -  NASON

Haystacks
THOMAS NASON
American, (1889-1971)
Wood engraving, 1949, Boston Public Library 462, AAA 1117; edition 250. 6 3/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on thin wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Here we have a fine example of Nason's work in the wood engraving medium.
$450

November Evening -  NESBITT

November Evening
JACKSON LEE NESBITT
American, (1913-2008)
Etching, 1946, Retif/Salzar 24, edition 250. 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with substantial margins. The condition is very good apart from faint toning along a previous mat opening. This print was published by Associated American Artists and was featured in Albert Reese's book, American Prize Prints of the 20th Century. It was awarded the Eames Prize in 1946 by the Society of American Etchers as well as a purchase prize from the Library of Congress. The scene depicted was in Arkansas and Nesbitt was sketching along this road with Benton. This scenario provided the basis for the etching and also a painting of the same subject.
$1,500

Rocks of Cape Ann (MA) -  PARRISH

Rocks of Cape Ann (MA)
STEPHEN PARRISH
American, (1846-1938)
Etching, 1881, Schneider 45 (ii/II), edition unknown. 6 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Titled in the plate, lower right. Here we have a fine, tonal impression printed on a sturdy wove paper. The margins are apparently full and the condition is fine. This print is lited in five museum collections.
SOLD

Santa Rosita (Hollister Peak) -  PARTRIDGE

Santa Rosita (Hollister Peak)
ROI PARTRIDGE
American, (1888-1984)
Etching, 1923, White 141 (i/II), edition 92. 9 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, upper right. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on a light cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from traces of small old hinges at the top corners of the margins. Partridge began teaching at Mills College in 1920 and later served as director of their Art Gallery. Forty-two of his etchings were exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in 1915. This stellar print was included in Fine Prints of the Year, 1924. The artist was married to the photographer Imogen Cunningham from 1915 until 1934.
SOLD

Windblown Trees -  PATTERSON

Windblown Trees
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1920, Bakker 56a, edition unknown. 7 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right, within the image. This is a superb, vibrant impression of this well known image. The print is trimmed along the edge of the image (by the artist) and attached at the top to a black paper support sheet which extends slightly beyond the print (also done by the artist). In addition, the print and black paper are mounted at the top edge to a sturdy, tan matboard-like support. This is the original presentation as prepared by Patterson and we've seen this approach before. The condition is excellent. As viewed on page 20 of the Bakker retrospective catalogue from 1989, there's an oil study for this image as well as a charcoal and white pastel drawing.
$6,500

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