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Leopard -  BRESSLERN-ROTH

Leopard
NORBERTINE BRESSLERN-ROTH
Austrian, (1891-1978)
Woodcut (linocut?) printed in colors, circa 1922, edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with vibrant colors. The paper is a thin Japanese which is usually her choice for printing the blocks. The margins are modest on the top and both sides. The condition overall is very good apart from a couple of soft wrinkles near the top of the image and rippling from the printing process in the bottom edge. She produced this same image in reverse.
SOLD

Guianan Toucanets (Pfefferfresser) -  BRESSLERN-ROTH

Guianan Toucanets (Pfefferfresser)
NORBERTINE BRESSLERN-ROTH
Austrian, (1891-1978)
Linocut printed in colors, 1929, edition unknown. 10 5/8 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. This stellar work was published in a special edition of the 1920 Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst, Vienna. Note: The gray block in the lower right corner bears the initials of the artist but in this case it's extremely hard to read for some reason.
SOLD

Flamingos -  BRESSLERN-ROTH

Flamingos
NORBERTINE BRESSLERN-ROTH
Austrian, (1891-1978)
Woodcut (linocut?), 1920s, edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and inscribed in pencil "handdruck." This is a fine impression printed on thin wove paper The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from slight toning at the outer edges of the sheet, well away from the image.
$2,000

Command -  BRISCOE

Command
ARTHUR BRISCOE
British, (1873-1943)
Etching, 1937, Hurst 316, edition 50. 8 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. Signed and numbered in ink. This is a fine impression printed on slightly tinted WHATMAN paper with full margins. The condition is excellent. Briscoe's preeminent interest was in depicting ships of all kinds and their crews working on board. His knowledge of how to etch waves and complicated sails and rigging is unsurpassed.
$1,000

Viba -  BROCKHURST

Viba
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1929, Fletcher 63, edition 111 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of the published state. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for two old paper hinges at the top corners and the slightest suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. (Fletcher describes seven states with no descriptive variations among states three to seven.)
$1,700

James McBey -  BROCKHURST

James McBey
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1931, Fletcher 69 viii or IX/IX), edition 111 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and titled in the plate. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full with the possible exception of the lower margin apparently slightly trimmed. The condition is fine apart from the faintest suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This, along with his portrait of Henry Rushbury, are two of Brockhurst's finest portraits of his contemporaries.
$2,000

Une Dacquoise (Anais) -  BROCKHURST

Une Dacquoise (Anais)
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1922, Fletcher 29 (iii/III), edition 76. 6 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. Signed in the plate at the top. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, vibrant impression with full margins. The paper is a fine laid and the watermark reads ENGLAND. The condition is very good with only a faint suggestion of toning within an early mat opening. The print comes with an old Kleemann Gallery(NY) label.
$800

Opium -  BRUNING

Opium
MAX BRUNING
German, (1887-1968)
Drypoint, circa 1920-30, edition unknown. 14 x 7 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Bruning was a student of Frans van Stuck. His work during this early period was a combination of art deco and decadent symbolism. He was commissioned as a war artist and thereafter settled in Berlin. Many of his copper plates were destroyed during the war. His prints are now rare as what we have here. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine.
$1,200

Westminster Palace -  BUHOT

Westminster Palace
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching and drypoint, 1884, Bourcard / Goodfriend 155 (iv/VII), edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 15 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil "F.B." and also with the artist's red owl stamp. (Lugt 977) This superb, luminous impression is also inscribed by the artist, "épreuve d'essai du 4e état après la planche coupée et avant le retouche du ciel." ('Proof of the fourth state after the plate was cut but before the reworking of the sky.') The condition is fine and the margins are wide and probably untrimmed. This large and impressive work is here seen in an outstanding impression.
$4,500

The Crown (La Tiare) -  BUHOT

The Crown (La Tiare)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1888, Bourcard-Goodfriend 173 (iv/IV) 15 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and with the artist's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) in the lower left corner. This is a superb impression rich in tone and contrasts. The paper is a cream Japanese and the margins are probably full. Excellent condition. There's an annotation by Buhot along the bottom of the sheet: Tirage //300 épr.//25 ép. D'artiste//3 ép.sur Japon. Here Buhot depicts the crown offered to pope Léon XIII for his jubilee. It was made by the goldsmith François-Désiré Froment-Meurice who knew Buhot. The artist depicts his son in the foreground.
SOLD

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes) -  BUHOT

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Drypoint, etching, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard/Goodfriend 44 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 1/8 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red stamp at bottom edge center (Lugt 977). Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on sturdy laid paper. The margins are probably full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is excellent apart from the trace of a vertical stain along the extreme left edge of the sheet. (The paper shows a partial ARCHES watermark.) This is a stellar, uncommon work by Buhot.
SOLD

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville) -  BUHOT

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching and drypoint, 1874, Bourcard/Goodfriend 122 (iv/VII); edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled "Trouville a août" in the plate, lower left. This is a fine impression with the drypoint printing nicely. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is excellent. The fourth state is distinguished by the number "276" added in the upper corner, just outside of the image.
$1,400

The Large Cottages (Les Grandes Chaumières) -  BUHOT

The Large Cottages (Les Grandes Chaumières)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1881, Bourcard/Goodfriend 150 v/VI), edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. Signed in the plate with the artist's small red stamp (Lugt 978). Signed in pencil and inscribed, "épreuve d'artist imprimée par Delâtre." This is a superb, luminous impression printed on antique paper with an elaborate watermark. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
$2,200

The Hunter -  CAIN

The Hunter
CHARLES W. CAIN
British, (1893-1962)
Etching and drypoint, circa 1925, edition 100. 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in ink, lower right. A superb dark impression in very good condition. Full margins. Cain traveled extensively in the Middle East, India and Burma. Many of his prints have an oriental flavor. he studied with Frank Short at the Royal College of Art.
$450

La Seine a Courbevoie -  CHAHINE

La Seine a Courbevoie
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching with drypoint, 1907, Tabanelli 261; edition 50. 11 5/8 x 18 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with tone. The paper is a sturdy wove and the margins are full. The condition is very good. There are a few specks of foxing in the margins and some soiling. Many of Chahine's prints were lost in a studio fire in 1926 and then again from a flood in 1942.
$1,200

Le Tombereau  (The Tip Cart) -  CHAHINE

Le Tombereau (The Tip Cart)
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching, soft-ground etching and drypoint, 1905, Tabanelli 155, (ii/II); edition 40 plus a few proofs. 14 1/4 x 19 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed with rich ink tone. The paper is Japanese and the margins are wide. The condition is quite good overall. This large work is a nice example of Chahine's printmaking. For an excellent biography on the artist, go to Armstrong Fine Art.
$1,500

Ponte dei Baratteri, Venice -  CHAHINE

Ponte dei Baratteri, Venice
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching and drypoint, 1923, Tabanelli 375 (iii/III); edition 100. 12 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from slight toning along the extreme edges of the sheet.
$800

Women About Town (Les Trotteuses) -  CHAHINE

Women About Town (Les Trotteuses)
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching, soft ground and aquatint printed in colors, 1907, Tabanelli 234 (ii/II), edition 50 plus black and white proofs. 18 1/4 x 13 in. Signed, dedicated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on sturdy, cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a subtle suggestion of water staining in the lower right corner margin, well away from the image. This large, impressive color print is dedicated "à Mr. Levi de Benzion," Moïse Lévy de Benzion (1873-1943) who was an Egyptian department store owner and collector of art and antiquities.
$3,200

A Daylight Lamp -  COPLEY

A Daylight Lamp
JOHN COPLEY
British, (1875-1950)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1909, Wright 29, edition 45. 12 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and bearing number "33". The stamp of the Senefelder Club is also present (Lugt 639). This is a fine impression with fresh, vibrant colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Copley excelled in both lithography and etching and the colors prints are uncommon and date among his earliest works. The Senefelder Club was founded in 1908 to revive interest in the medium. It was there that he met Ethel Gabain, also a fine printmaker, and they were married in 1913.
$950

Italian Landscape -  COROT

Italian Landscape
JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT
French, (1796-1875)
Etching, 1866, Melot 7 (ii/II), edition unknown. 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, with the printed signature. This is a fine, lifetime impression with wide margins. The condition is quite good. This impression was published by the Société des Aquafortistes with the plate number 246 in the upper right corner. The plate was published by Cadart & Luquet and printed by Delâtre.
$1,500

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