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Les Deux Trottins -  STEINLEN

Les Deux Trottins
THEOPHILE ALEXANDRE STEINLEN
French, (1859-1923)
Etching and aquatint, 1902, Crauzat 65 (iii/III); one of three proofs in the third state. 9 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. Furthermore, this superb impression is inscribed "essai" (trial proof.) The condition is fine. The margins are wide if not full. Crauzat lists 19 proofs plus three trials, as we have here, in the third state. This is a rare print as such and so very typical of Steinlen's best imagery.
$2,200

Carriage Scene in Sunlight -  TAQUOY

Carriage Scene in Sunlight
MAURICE TAQUOY
French, (1878-1952)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1905, edition probably 100. 13 x 20 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Inscribed "No. 23" in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with dynamic colors. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for occasional soiling in the margins. This large print was published by Sagot, Paris, and bears their blindstamp in the lower right. Taquoy's work is discussed in, From Pissarro to Picasso, Color Etching in France (1992) by Cate & Grivel.
$1,600

Untitled (mirrored worshippers) -  THALMANN

Untitled (mirrored worshippers)
MAX THALMANN
German, (1890-1945)
Woodcut, 1923-24, Henkel 2011, no. 16.1-10, edition 250. 19 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. Initialed in the block and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full with a deckle edge showing on all sides. This is a fine work by this underrated German expressionist printmaker and draughtsman. He produced three prominent woodcut portfolios; the Cathedral Series, the Passion, and the America Series. A large collection of his work in at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. This print is from Der Dom (the Cathedral Series).
$1,800

Lilies (Lilien) -  THIEMANN

Lilies (Lilien)
CARL THIEMANN
Austrian, (1881-1966)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1917, Merx 296F, edition unknown. 16 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in the upper right with the artist's printed monogram. Signed in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression of this large work printed on thick Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. Thiemann produced a remarkable group of floral woodcuts along with his better-known arts and crafts style scenic landscapes and European town scenes. He produced over four hundred woodcuts most in very small editions.
$1,750

Le Hamac (The Hammock) -  TISSOT

Le Hamac (The Hammock)
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1880, Wentworth 46, only state; edition about 100. 11 x 7 1/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right, and with the artist's red stamp in the lower right as well (Lugt 1545). This is a superb impression on fine antique laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
ON HOLD

The Portico of the National Gallery -  TISSOT

The Portico of the National Gallery
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1878, Wentworth 40, edition about 100. 14 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil and with the artist's red ink stamp (Lugt 1545). This is a superb, luminous impression printed on VAN GELDER watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This stellar work is from the collection of Michael Wentworth, the author of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's prints. (His name is stamped in black ink in the lower margin, Lugt 4860.) In the distance beyond the portico is the Church of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square.
SOLD

In the Sunlight (En Plein Soleil) -  TISSOT

In the Sunlight (En Plein Soleil)
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1881, Wentworth 54, edition about 100. 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left, and with the artist's red stamp (Lugt 1545) in the lower right. This is a fine impression on laid paper with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a skillfully repaired tear in the lower margin, well away from the image. This stellar print was included in "A Portfolio of Autograph Etchings" published by James R. Osgood & Co, Boston.
$4,000

The Milliner, Renée Vert (La Modiste, Renée Vert) -  TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

The Milliner, Renée Vert (La Modiste, Renée Vert)
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
French, (1864-1901)
Brush and splatter lithograph printed in colors, 1893, Delteil 13, Adhémar 17, Wittrock 4(ii/II); edition 50; a proof of the second state with the text removed. 17 x 11 1/2 in. Signed on the stone with the printed monogram. This is a fine impression with probably the full margins. The colors are fresh. The condition is very good apart from four small subtle wrinkles at the corners from earlier hinges, verso. There's a slight crease in the lower right corner just barely affecting the printed area. Renée Vert was also a fashion designer and married to the painter, Joseph Albert. They were good friends of Lautrec. Impressions without the text are found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art.
SOLD

Pica and his Family -  TUNNICLIFFE

Pica and his Family
CHARLES TUNNICLIFFE
British, (1901-1979)
Wood engraving, 1937, Meyrick 408, edition on Japanese paper. 6 x 4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine rich impression with full margins. There's some discoloration in the right corner margin. This print was published in "The Sky's Their Highway," by Kenneth Williamson. This print was included in Fine Prints of the Year for 1938.
SOLD

The Green Hat (Le Chapeau Vert) -  VALLOTTON

The Green Hat (Le Chapeau Vert)
FéLIX VALLOTTON
French, (1865-1925)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1896, Vallotton/Goerg 54, edition 100. 15 x 10 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone. Signed and numbered in blue crayon in the lower right corner. This is a fine impression printed on china paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from a skilful repair in the upper right corner of the sheet and a small repaired split in the lower right corner of the sheet. Both of these issues are well away from the image. This beautiful print appeared in the album "Etudes de Femmes" with a cover designed by Vallotton and including works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Hermann-Paul and others.
$3,500

Forest Pond (Bosvijver) -  VAN GELDER

Forest Pond (Bosvijver)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Lithograph, 1929, Adam, Eliens, van den Noort-van Gelder, L58, small edition. 7 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. Initialed and dated on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on chine applique. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Van Gelder was a masterful draughtsman in the tradition of Seghers, Rembrandt, and Bresdin. In fact, he is the author of the catalogue raisonne of Bresdin's etchings which was published in 1976. The artist always maintained close ties to The Hague: His father was the founder of the Gemeentemuseum and Director there from 1912-1941. Furthermore, the artist taught at the city's Royal Academy of Art from 1952-1972 and he helped establish the Hague Etching Club in 1984.
SOLD

Nu a Genoux -  VILLON

Nu a Genoux
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Etching, 1929, de Ginestet & Pouillon 328 (ii/II), edition 50. 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "epreuve d'artiste" (also with a pencil dedication). A fine impression. Lower right corner margin missing otherwise fine overall.
SOLD

Pour un Projet Sensationnel  -  VILLON

Pour un Projet Sensationnel
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Drypoint, 1904, Ginestet & Pouillon E106, edition 30. 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression printed with tone. Full margins. Fine condition. This outstanding early work shows Villon as the master draughtsman that he is. The print is also titled "Le Secret."
$3,000

Musicians at the Bistro (Musiciens chez le Bistro) -  VILLON

Musicians at the Bistro (Musiciens chez le Bistro)
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Etching, 1912, Ginestet & Pouillon 270 (v/V), edition 50. 10 1/2 x 9 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on ARCHES laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are two small specks of foxing in the right margin.) It was during this period, 1911-1913, when Villon developed his unique cubist style in etching and drypoint. This print is a fine example of his work during this important period.
$1,800

Village de Louvilliers-les-Perches -  VLAMINCK

Village de Louvilliers-les-Perches
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK
French, (1876-1958)
Drypoint, 1926, Walterskirchen 117b, edition 75. 8 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression rich with burr. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from minor toning along the extreme top edge of the sheet. Published by Marcel Guiot, Paris, with their blind stamp in the lower right margin. This town is located in the Loire Valley.
SOLD

Queen Sophia -  ZORN

Queen Sophia
ANDERS ZORN
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1909, Zorn Gallery 223 (ii/II), Asplund 223, Hjert & Hjert 144 (ii/II). 9 3/4 x 7 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.. Ex-collection: Viola and Remig Papp (Not in Lugt). This print relates to the painting of the same subject.
$2,500

The Two -  ZORN

The Two
ANDERS ZORN
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1916, Asplund 274 (ii/II); Hjert & Hjert 278 (ii/II). 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Fine condition apart from a trace of old adhesive around the edges of the sheet, verso.
SOLD

Self Portrait -  ZORN

Self Portrait
ANDERS ZORN
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1916, Zorn Gallery 270 (iii/III); Hjert & Hjert 164 (iii/III), edition unknown. 7 x 4 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. Here we have a very fine impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are wide and the condition is excellent. Zorn produced many self portraits both in printmaking and in oil painting. This print, in fact, relates to a painting in the Zorn Museum in Mora.
SOLD

The Brides's Maid -  ZORN

The Brides's Maid
ANDERS ZORN
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1905, Hjert & Hjert 204, only state, edition unknown. 6 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in very good condition. The margins are extremely wide and probably full. The sheet has been previously folded under on the sides most likely to fit into a frame. There's a very faint suggestion of light toning within a previous mat opening. All things considered, it's a really nice print.
$2,400

Anna Doing her Hair (Anna Kammar Sig) -  ZORN

Anna Doing her Hair (Anna Kammar Sig)
ANDERS ZORN
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1906, Zorn Gallery 200 (ii/III), Hjert & Hjert 245 (ii/III), small edition. 7 x 4 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, richly inked impression of this very rare print. The margins are wide and the condition is fine apart from minor soiling here and there in the margins. This is a rare second state impression with an estimate of 5-15 impressions only in the Zorn Gallery catalogue. The final state, with window panes added, states an edition of only 30-50 impressions. The plate was done in Zorn's studio in Mora.
SOLD

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