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Self Portrait with Nude -  GANSO

Self Portrait with Nude
EMIL GANSO
American, (1895-1941)
Wood engraving, 1930, Smith R-58; edition 50. 10 1/8 x 8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Here we have a fine impression printed on a cream-colored Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a slight rubbed spot below the image at left. This print was done at the time Ganso shared his studio-apartment with Jules Pascin. it was located at 900 Sixth Avenue in New York. This is a stellar self portrait with the artist depicting one of his favorite subjects - the female nude.
$1,400

November Textures -  GEARHART

November Textures
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, 1933, Pasadena catalogue page 96; edition unknown. 10 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This print is the cover illustration for the first major retrospective of Gearhart's work. "Behold the Day, the Color Block Prints of Frances Gearhart" was published in conjunction with the 2009-2010 exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of Art. Authors include Susan Futterman, Victoria Dailey and Nancy Green.
$9,000

Weltschmertz -  KENT

Weltschmertz
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Lithograph, 1947, Burne Jones/Rightmire 141, edition 100. 13 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with wide and possibly the full margins. There are preliminary sketches and a tracing in the Kent collection at Columbia University. Weltschmertz translated from the German means "world weariness." It's about melancholy and pensive thoughts. Impressions are cited in five museum collections.
SOLD

Bowsprit -  KENT

Bowsprit
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Wood engraving, 1930, Burne Jones/Rightmire 56; edition 120. 5 3/8 x 7 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This was one of twelve prints by Kent used in a national advertising campaign for the American Car and Foundry Company. The catalogue cites nine impressions in museum collections.
$4,800

Clouds at Sunset -  KLOSS

Clouds at Sunset
GENE KLOSS
American, (1903-1996)
Drypoint and aquatint, 1953, Sanchez 449, edition 250. 9 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from traces of the original hinges showing at the top corners, recto. This was a presentation print for the Print Club of Albany. Impressions are cited in the following museums: The National Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian American Art Museum, The Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco and the Worcester Art Museum, and others.
$2,250

Summer Evening in New Mexico -  KLOSS

Summer Evening in New Mexico
GENE KLOSS
American, (1903-1996)
Aquatint and drypoint, 1941, Sanchez 370, edition 75. 8 7/8 x 12 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, dramatic impression with full margins. The condition is fine. (There's a little bit of time toning on the outer right edge of the sheet.)
$3,500

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

Manhattan Canyon -  LANDECK

Manhattan Canyon
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint, 1934, Kraeft 46, edition 100. 14 x 6 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed, "for Wellesley Davis." This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is an early, stellar New York image with a nice balance of modernism and careful observation. This plate did wear down a bit after awhile and not all of the impressions are this rich. Provenance: Hirschl & Adler, New York.
$4,000

The Model (Le Modele) -  LEMMEN

The Model (Le Modele)
GEORGES LEMMEN
Belgian, (1865-1916)
Lithograph, 1900, Cardon 30; from a small edition ( 13 x 13 1/2 in. Signed with the artist's monogram and date on the stone. Also, in the lower right is the artist's estate stamp (not in Lugt). (Lemmen's prints were rarely signed in pencil.) He was an active member of Les XX and he was an exceptional neo-impressionist painter. His lithographs are not common and they were printed in generally small editions.
$2,200

At the Sea (An der Zee) -  LESCHORN

At the Sea (An der Zee)
PAUL LESCHORN
German, (1876-1971)
Woodcut printed on gray paper, circa 1915-20, edition unknown. 8 7/8 x 15 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression of this somber and finely executed print. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a soft crease in the upper margin well away from the image. There's a fine, informative story about the artist on the following blog called Modern Printmakers: Paul Leschorn: Master of Light. https://haji-b.blogspot.com/2011/01/paul-leschhorn-master-of-light.html
$1,000

Winter on White Street -  LEWIS

Winter on White Street
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1934, McCarron 110 (iii/III), edition 41 including 4 trial proofs. 10 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine, atmospheric impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a couple of tiny specks in the lower margin. This uncommon print was done in Danbury, CT. As McCarron aptly states, "The placement of two blank white rectangles near the center of the composition is a daring compositional device." (see pg. 197).
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East Side Night, Williamsburg Bridge -  LEWIS

East Side Night, Williamsburg Bridge
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Etching, 1928, McCarron 71, edition 69. 9 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. This successful print won the Art Institute of Chicago's prestigious Frank G. Logan Purchase Prize in 1929. Another impression was purchased by the Metropolitan Museum of art early on. Fifteen impressions are cited in museum collections in the catalogue. (The Williamsburg Bridge crosses the East River connecting the Lower East Side with the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn. It was opened in 1903.)
$10,000

Under the Street Lamp -  LEWIS

Under the Street Lamp
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Etching, 1928, McCarron 70; edition 83. 14 7/8 x 9 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. This carefully crafted print, done exclusively in etching, captures the spirit of the moment with three women talking against a dark wooded background.
$12,000

Seated Man before a Stove (Zittende Man voor Potkachel) -  LOEBER

Seated Man before a Stove (Zittende Man voor Potkachel)
LOU LOEBER
Dutch, (1894-1983)
Linoleum cut, circa 1926, edition 75. 11 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This stellar Dutch modernist image exemplifies De Stijl aesthetics and it's one of Loeber's best prints. This print is illustrated on page 36 of "Gedroomd Papier, Tekeningen en Prenten 1850-1935" by Ton Geerts (2010). Louise Marie 'Lou' Loeber studied at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam from 1915-1918. Mondrian was a big influence along the way as was Bart van der Leck (who became a neighbor of hers in Blaricum.) In 1931, she married the artist Dirk Koning (1888-1978) whose work was somewhat similiar. Loeber's early prints are rare.
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Tanks # 1 -  LOZOWICK

Tanks # 1
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1929, Flint 39, edition 50. 13 7/8 x 8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left corner. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression of this dynamic print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (Five additional impressions were printed in 1972 by Burr Miller. They are numbered I/X/V/X.) "In Tanks (No. 1), Lozowick creates a celebratory vision of a nocturnal industrial landscape with a monumental storage tank rising heroically through a lattice of pipes and scaffolding. The image also speaks to progress through the juxtaposition of an airplane and a team of horses. Mastery of the lithographic medium is evident in the velvety surfaces and subtle tonal gradations, while the simplification of forms and faceted planes reveal Lozowick's debt to Cubism, Russian Constructivism, and other avant-garde styles that he saw during his travels in Europe in the 1920s." (from the entry in the Brooklyn Museum online catalogue for their impression of this print.)
$6,000

The Counter (Le Comptoir) -  MARCOUSSIS

The Counter (Le Comptoir)
LOUIS MARCOUSSIS
Polish/French, (1878-1941)
Etching, aquatint and drypoint, 1920, Milet 35 (iv/IV), edition 125. 7 3/8 x 5 5/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. He we have a fine, rich impression printed on a cream wove paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine apart from two old hinges on the left side, verso. In this, the final state, the print was published by Gustave Kiepenheuer, Weimar, 1922, for the review "Die Schaffenden." This impression lacks the blindstamp of "Die Schaffenden." Marcoussis was a gifted artist and his best work was done during the 1920s and 1930s. He became part of the French cubist movement and became friends with Apollinaire, Braque, Degas and Picasso from his time in the cafes of Montmartre and Montparnasse. Le Comptoir is one of his finest prints.
$4,500

Entrance to the French Capuchin Monastery in Athens (after Le Bas) -  MERYON

Entrance to the French Capuchin Monastery in Athens (after Le Bas)
CHARLES MERYON
French, (1821-1868)
Etching, 1854, Schneiderman 50 (iii/III); edition unknown. 7 5/8 x 4 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. This is a fine, rich impression printed with plate tone. The margins are somewhat narrow and the condition is fine. (There's a faint suggestion of an earlier mat line.) This print was published in "Athens aux XVe, XVIe et XVIIe Siècles" by Count Léon Laborde (1854).
$1,500

Barasingha Hert -  MESQUITA

Barasingha Hert
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Lithograph, 1916, Van Es L012, only 11 impressions have been located. 15 1/8 x 11 in. Initialed and dated on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The margins appear to be full and untrimmed. The condition is fine. Animals and birds were a favorite subject of the artist.
$1,600

Winter (Hohe Warte in Wien) -  MOLL

Winter (Hohe Warte in Wien)
CARL MOLL
Austrian, (1861-1945)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1903, edition unknown. 16 3/4 x 17 in. Signed in the printed text below the image. This is a fine impression of this notable and large woodcut. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is the published state of this woodcut which reads, "Verlag der Gesellschaft für Vervielfältigende Kunst, Wien." ("Publishing House for the Society of Reproducing Art".
$2,200

The Vagabonds (Les Trimardeurs) -  PISSARRO

The Vagabonds (Les Trimardeurs)
CAMILLE PISSARRO
French, (1830-1903)
Lithograph, 1896, Delteil/Cailac 154 (v/V); edition 300. 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué for Les Temps Nouveau and printed by Jean Grave, Paris. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from subtle foxing in the margins only. The early impressions from states one to four are proofs only and are so annotated. Les Temps Nouveau was an anarchist newspaper founded by Jean Grave in 1895.
SOLD

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