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District Schoolhouse -  COOK

District Schoolhouse
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Woodcut, 1926, Duffy 18; edition 50 (25 printed). 17 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. Signed in the block, lower left. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on fibrous japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor wrinkles here and there along the extreme margin edges. This large, early work is a powerful example of Cook's skills in the woodcut medium. Consider it a precursor to many fine works to come.
$1,850

Crack-Up -  CRAWFORD

Crack-Up
RALSTON CRAWFORD
American, (1906-1978)
Lithograph, 1949, Freeman L49.1, edition 30. 10 x 14 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. There are remains of two tiny hinges on the top corners, verso, otherwise this print is in fine condition. This powerful, early lithograph was printed by George Miller in New York. This work symbolized in black and white the emotions engendered by his four years of war experiences and the shock he had felt when he was stationed at the Bikini Atoll in 1946. (Crawford had been appointed artist-correspondent by Fortune magazine to work with meteorologists on visual charts pertaining to the atomic testing at this remote location.) (See Freeman, page 4, The Lithographs of Ralston Crawford, 1992, published by the University of Kentucky Press.)
$3,000

La Promenade, or, Les Cyprès (The Cypresses) -  CROSS

La Promenade, or, Les Cyprès (The Cypresses)
HENRI-EDMOND CROSS
French, (1856-1910)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897, Johnson 27, edition 100. 11 1/16 x 16 in. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right, below the image. This is a superb impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor soft rippling across the top edge of the sheet. This scarce print was published by Vollard for L'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard. In 1886, Cross co-founded the Société des Artistes Indépendants that was associated with the Neo-Impressionism movement and he became close friends with many artists including Georges Seurat, Henri Matisse and Paul Signac. He eventually left Paris and moved to the south of France near St. Tropez and focused on seascapes and scenes of peasants in harmony with nature. Impressions of this outstanding print are found in the Van Gogh Museum, the National Gallery of Art and the McNay Art Museum.
$6,000

Prize Stallions -  CURRY

Prize Stallions
JOHN STEUART CURRY
American, (1897-1946)
Lithograph, 1938, Cole 31, edition 250 as published by Associated American Artists. 12 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed and dated in the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent and the original; AAA hinges are in the top corners. The catalogue lists six museums that own this print and we are sure there are more.
$2,500

Artillery Train -  EBY

Artillery Train
KERR EBY
American, (1889-1946)
Etching, 1919, Giardina 30, edition 100. 5 x 13 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This print was based on Eby's World War I experiences in France. The catalogue lists twenty-one impressions in museum collections.
$1,200

Rooftops -  ERICKSON

Rooftops
OSCAR ERICKSON
American, (1883-1968)
Woodcut printed in color, circa 1930, edition 100. 7 x 7 7/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower right, with the artist's monogram. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on japan paper with full margins. The condition is fine apart from very slight toning within an earlier mat opening. Erickson studied at the Herron Art Institute and the Art Institute of Chicago. He was active in Door County, WI as well as Brown County, IN and further south into Tennessee and the area around Asheville, NC. He produced many woodcuts in an arts and crafts style.
$750

Le Petit Déjeuner -  GABAIN

Le Petit Déjeuner
ETHEL GABAIN
British, (1883-1950)
Lithograph, 1912, Wright 112 (i/II), edition 30. 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. Signed on the stone lower right along with the artist's monogram. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Gabain studied at the Slade and the Central School in London. She flourished as a lithographer and was a founding member of the Senefelder Club. She regularly exhibited at Colnaghi's along with her husband, John Copley. They both exhibited at the Royal Academy over the years. This impression is inscribed "1st state" and "2/24." Wright describes the first state as "before the border line."
$900

Backyard Corner -  GAG

Backyard Corner
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1930, Winnan 80, edition 100. 10 3/8 x 12 7/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed and dated in pencil and with a pencil dedication on the left side, "For Earl from Wanda." This is a fine impression of this stellar work. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work was printed by George Miller in New York. Winnan cites fifteen impressions in museum collections around the world including the Kupferstichkabinett in Basel, The British Museum in London and the Pushkin State Museum in Moscow.
$2,200

Wagon House -  GAG

Wagon House
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph on zinc plate, 1929, Winnan 74, edition 75. 12 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. This work is found in multiple museum collections and there's a preliminary drawing in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. (The scene is Gaylordsville, Connecticut.)
SOLD

Evening -  GAG

Evening
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1928, Winnan 62, edition 100. 8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a soft crease in the lower left corner of the margins and two discreet archival hinges on the top corners, recto. The edition was printed by George Miller in New York and nineteen impressions are located in museum collections. This print is illustrated and discussed in Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910-1960, by Elizabeth Seaton, et al. (2006), pages 130-131.
$1,500

Vase of Flowers -  GAG

Vase of Flowers
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Etching, 1927, Winnan 35 (ii/II), edition 25. 7 x 4 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with tone. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine. (There's subtle soft wrinkle on the left margin and two small prior archival hinges on the top, recto.) The printer of this edition is unknown however some impressions were printed by Howard Cook and Carl Zigrosser according to Winnan. There was only one impression taken of the first state.
$500

Spring in the Garden (Spring II) -  GAG

Spring in the Garden (Spring II)
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1927, Winnan 38, edition 100. 10 x 13 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a wove paper with a BFK (RIVES) watermark. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. George Miller was the printer and the zinc plate in in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fifteen impressions are cited in museum collections and this print is the cover illustration for the catalogue raisonné.
$3,500

Electric Sign (New York) -  GANSO

Electric Sign (New York)
EMIL GANSO
American, (1895-1941)
Lithograph, 1927, Smith L31, edition unknown. 17 1/8 x 11 1/2 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this uncommon print. The margins appear to be full and untrimmed and the condition is fine. (The back of the sheet shows a printed architectual rendering on the Maison aux Champs-Élysées floor plan.) This work is also titled New York Rooftops from Studio. (The Smith catalogue records 109 lithographs with a few fine NYC views and other images of upstate NY landscapes. Figure studies tend to predominate his work in this medium.)
$1,500

Passaconaway -  GARDINER

Passaconaway
ELIZA D. GARDINER
American, (1871-1955)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1919, Falk 26, edition perhaps 40. 7 1/2 x 10 in. Signed in the image in pencil, lower right. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The paper is an off-white fibrous wove and the condition is fine. (There's a small paper loss at the upper right corner, away from the image.) Mt. Passaconaway is a scenic 4,000 foot high peak in the White Mountains which is in Grafton County, New Hampshire.
$2,000

The Young Gardener -  GARDINER

The Young Gardener
ELIZA D. GARDINER
American, (1871-1955)
Woodcut printed in colors, possibly 1927, small edition. 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed on Japan paper. The margins are probably full and untrimmed and the condition is excellent. This is one of her finest prints and is quite uncommon. To quote Peter Falk, "Eliza Draper Gardiner was among America's pioneers in color woodblock printing. To be counted among this small group would be a proud claim for most artists, yet Gardiner is further distinguished by her unexpected success in expressing human emotions... Her chosen subject matter was childhood, and in this realm there were few who could claim to be her equal." (See Eliza Draper Gardiner, Master of the Color Woodblock, 1987, unpaginated.)
SOLD

The Best Hat -  GEARHART

The Best Hat
MAY GEARHART
American, (1872-1951)
Drypoint with aquatint printed in colors, circa 1925-1930, small edition. 6 7/8 x 3 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil within the image. Here we have a fine impression printed on thin japan paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. May studied printmaking with Arthur Dow at the Ipswich Summer School on the Cape. She was the supervisor of the entire Los Angeles School system from 1903-1939 and in 1919 she moved to Pasadena to live with her sister, Frances, and their house became a meeting place for local printmakers. This is an especially stylish and well designed print.
$700

Manhattan Backyards -  GLINTENKAMP

Manhattan Backyards
HENDRIK GLINTENKAMP
American, (1887-1946)
Wood engraving, 1932, edition 50. 7 x 5 in. Initialed and dated in the block, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine other than for a faint, soft vertical crease in the right margin edge. Glintenkamp studied at the National Academy of Design from 1903-06 and he was employed by the NYC WPA program.
$900

Express Stop -  GORSLINE

Express Stop
DOUGLAS GORSLINE
American, (1913-1985)
Etching, 1948, edition 100 or 125. 6 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This print was published by the Society of American Etchers and comes with the original presentation folder. This print was not published by Associated American Artists as is occasionally stated.
$1,200

St. Mary's, Nottingham -  GRIGGS

St. Mary's, Nottingham
FREDERICK L. GRIGGS
British, (1876-1938)
Etching, 1928-29, Comstock 41 (iv/IV), edition 76 in this state. 7 3/8 x 10 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression on a sturdy wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. On the verso is the Dover House Press stamp and this impression is numbered "30" in ink nearby. The first three states have a total of 22 impressions. The church was destroyed by fire in the 12th century. The present church was begun in the 14th century and completed over 100 years later.
$1,700

Navajo Land -  HALL

Navajo Land
NORMA BASSETT HALL
American, (1890-1957)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1947, Patterson 82a, edition 100. 9 3/8 x 14 in. Initialed in the block, lower right, with the artist's monogram. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression with probably the full margins. The condition is very good apart from a few minor traces of an old adhesive here and there in the outer margins not near the image. There's a small paper imperfection just touching the image on the top right side. In the background is Shiprock, a sacred Navajo mountain located in San Juan county, New Mexico. This exceptional woodcut by Hall was originally intended to be printed in an edition of 50, but due to its success, the edition was extended to 100 impressions.
$3,800

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