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Woodcuts, Ploeg, 1927 (Houtsneden, Ploeg, 1927) -  DIJKSTRA

Woodcuts, Ploeg, 1927 (Houtsneden, Ploeg, 1927)
JOHAN DIJKSTRA
Dutch, (1896-1978)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927, De Vries p.55, 88; edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 14 7/8 in. Signed with the orange atelier stamp in the lower right corner. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a vertical centerfold and minor soiling and stray yellow printer's ink in the bottom margin. The name of the artist appears in the upper right corner as typescript. It seems that in the mid-twenties, the Ploeg artists were discussing the possibility of creating a portfolio of Ploeg prints which could be used as a sort of promotional gift for art dealers, museums etc. They decided to launch a competition for a cover design. According to De Vries, Dijkstra submitted at least two (this being one of them). At the next meeting, however, it turned out that the other members were not very enthusiastic about the idea and the project was eventually abandoned.
$1,500

Boarders (Kostgangers) -  DIJKSTRA

Boarders (Kostgangers)
JOHAN DIJKSTRA
Dutch, (1896-1978)
Woodcut, 1924-25, DeVries H25 (ii/II); edition unknown. 6 1/8 x 8 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Dijkstra studied at the Academie Minerva in Groningen and from 1920-21 he studied at the Rijksacademie in Amsterdam. He was one of the founders of de Ploeg, the Dutch group of expressionist printmakers and painters.
$900

Sleeping Landworkers (Slapende Landarbeiders) -  DIJKSTRA

Sleeping Landworkers (Slapende Landarbeiders)
JOHAN DIJKSTRA
Dutch, (1896-1978)
Woodcut, 1924, DeVries H10; edition unknown. 5 1/4 x 3 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. Printed by the artist "eigendr..." This is a fine impression printed on study wove paper. The margins are substantial. The condition is very good apart from marginal specks here and there. According to de Vries, the block was printed for the cover of the de Ploeg exhibition catalogue from 1924. This is a signed proof before publication. (Words were added below the image in typography by H.N. Werkman.)
$750

Interior Scene -  DOI

Interior Scene
ISAMI DOI
American, (1903-1965)
Woodcut printed in dark brown ink, 1928, edition unknown. 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. Initialed in the block, lower center. Signed and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a few soft ripples in the image from the printing process and a small paper imperfection in the lower right just to the image. Doi studied for two years at the University of Hawaii. He then went to Columbia University for five years and susequently spent a year in Paris. He stayed in New York until 1938 then he returned to his native Hawaii. This is a rare print and we are aware of another, similar image done around the same time.
SOLD

Stairwell, Dark -  DOI

Stairwell, Dark
ISAMI DOI
American, (1903-1965)
Woodcut printed in dark brown ink, circa 1928, edition unknown. 8 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on fairly thin light cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good. Doi studied for two years at the University of Hawaii. He then went to Columbia University for five years and subsequently spent a year in Paris. He stayed in New York until 1938 then he returned to his native Hawaii. This is a rare print and we recently sold a very similar print which was dated 1928.
SOLD

Cafe Scene -  DOM

Cafe Scene
POL DOM
Dutch, (b. 1885)
Linoleum cut printed in black and light brown., circa 1925-30, edition unknown. 11 1/4 x 10 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with narrow margins. The condition is very good apart from a small subtle stain just on the edge of the image, lower left corner. Pol Dom was born in Antwerp, Belgium and lived and worked in The Hague from 1927. He was educated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp and was active as a watercolor painter, illustrator, printmaker, sculptor and caricaturist. He was member of the Pulchri Studio in The Hague. Cafe Scene is his best known block print.
$800

Barns (Barns at Glen Gardner) -  GAG

Barns (Barns at Glen Gardner)
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1941-43, Winnan 118, edition 50. 10 1/8 x 15 1/8 in. Signed and dated ('43) in pencil. Inscribed, "For George Miller." (The print is also inscribed by George Miller himself, "Geo C Miller, Litho." This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full with a deckle edge on all sides. The sheet is watermarked RIVES. The condition is excellent. This print was based on drawings that Gag did in the vicinity of Tumble Timbers, Glen Gardner, NJ. One of the drawings is in the Graphische Sammlung Albertina and others are in the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This lovely print was selected as one of the Fifty Prints of the Year by the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
SOLD

Grandma's Parlor -  GAG

Grandma's Parlor
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1930, Winnan 78, edition 100. 10 1/2 x 13 1/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. There are two study drawings for this print in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Eleven impressions are cited by Winnan in museum collections and George Miller printed the edition.
$1,800

Christmas in New York -  GAG

Christmas in New York
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Linoleum cut, 1928, Winnan 60 (ii/II), edition 25. 8 x 6 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. this is a fine, rich impression printed on a thin cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a wrinkle in the lower right corner well away from the image. Two studies for this print are in the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
$750

Franklin Stove -  GAG

Franklin Stove
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Wood engraving, 1927, Winnan 51 (iii/III), edition 100. 7 x 5 in. Signed in the block, upper right corner. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, dark impression printed on thin cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for a minor wrinkle on the edge of the sheet, upper right. Fourteen impressions are cited in museum collections including the Rijksmuseum.
$650

Backyard Corner -  GAG

Backyard Corner
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1930, Winnan 80, edition 100. 10 3/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. this is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This stellar 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.
$2,500

Bougainvillea -  HARTING

Bougainvillea
DIRK HARTING
Dutch, (1884-1970)
Etching and aquatint, circa 1925-30, edition unknown. 10 7/8 x 6 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil and inscribed "epreuve d'artiste." Here we have a fine impression printed on a light cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Harding was born in Java and returned to Holland at an early age. He studied with Pieter Dupont in Amsterdam at the Rijksakademie and lived the better part of his life in Heemstede. His command of intaglio printmaking is shown in his numerous color floral studies and city views.
$750

Wendingen Mask Number (Wendingen Maskernummer) -  HOLST

Wendingen Mask Number (Wendingen Maskernummer)
RICHARD ROLAND HOLST
Dutch, (1868-1938)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1920, Le Coultre 3-6/7; edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 25 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone on the right. Dated on the stone on the left. This is a fine impression on light brown paper with probably the full margins. The condition is fine apart from minor soft rippling here and there. This is a rare proof impression printed as a cover for some copies of this issue of Wendingen. According to Le Coultre, "...also exists with a cover printed on a smooth surface brown paper, probably on a hand press by Roland Holst himself. This was pasted over the existing cover and sometimes over the raffia binding as well." See page 100-101 of Wendingen: A Journal for the Arts 1918-32 (2001), by Martijn F. Le Coultre et al. The theme of this issue is quite simply, masks.
$900

Evening Wind -  HOPPER

Evening Wind
EDWARD HOPPER
American, (1882-1967)
Etching, 1921, Levin Plate 77, edition unknown. 6 7/8 x 8 5/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This iconic American etching is in the collection of multiple museums including the Whitney, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the British Museum, among others. A drawing study for the etching is located in the Whitney Museum of Art.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Ecstasy (Extase) -  KONING

Ecstasy (Extase)
DIRK KONING
Dutch, (1888-1978)
Woodcut, circa 1920, edition unknown. 3 3/8 x 1 1/2 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed in ink. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The condition is fine. The margins are substantial but unevenly trimmed. Koning's woodcuts are generally done on a small scale, as we have here. He was also a painter and screenprint artist. Koning was married to the artist, Lou Loeber.
$400

The Huntresses -  LATENAY

The Huntresses
GASTON DE LATENAY
French, (1859-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1896, edition probably 100. 16 5/8 x 12 in. Signed and dated on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil "No.76". This is a fine, luminous impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. De Latenay studied at the Académie Julian in Paris and he was a printmaker as well as a painter. He developed his own style of art nouveau which shows a bit of Japanese influence and the subject matter of the Nabis. This is generally considered his finest print.
$2,800

Ha'nted -  LEWIS

Ha'nted
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1932, McCarron 100, edition 107. 13 1/4 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil and inscribed, "to Chas S. White from M.L." This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent apart from a small speck of printer's ink in the outer right margin. (Note: Charles S. White was the printer for many of Lewis's plates. There is no record that Lewis used any other printer than White throughout his career.) This outstanding, underrated print was done in Sandy Hook, Connecticut where the Lewis family lived in the early 1930s.
$11,000

Farmers Playing Cards (Boerenkaartspelers) -  MELGERS

Farmers Playing Cards (Boerenkaartspelers)
HENDRIK JOHAN MELGERS
Dutch, (1899-1973)
Woodcut, circa 1940, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on a light gray wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from some light foxing along the top edge of the sheet. Melgers was born in Groningen where he lived and worked until 1933. He studied at the Academy Minerva and from 1933 on he was in Amsterdam. He was skilled as a woodcut artist as well as a painter. Melgers is loosely associated with "de Ploeg" and this print is illustrated on page 176 of De Ploeg 1918-1930 by Adriaan Venema (1978).
$800

Composition (Compositie) -  PEETERS

Composition (Compositie)
JOZEF PEETERS
Belgian, (1895-1960)
Linoleum cut, 1921, Bex 231, edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 4 in. Initialed and dated in the block, lower right. Initialed and dated in pencil. This is a rare proof impression printed on thin wove paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is excellent. This linocut was also published in Der Sturm (XVI/I). This work epitomizes the Belgian avante-garde printmaking aesthetic of the 1920s which relies on bold geometric images often interspersed with typography and strong color combinations. Peeters, along with Edmond van Dooren, Floris Jespers, Victor Servranckx and others, defined a national movement which is also evidenced in their paintings and the occasional sculpture. Ex-collection: Emile Maeyens (Lugt 4178) and Albert Stöcker (Lugt 3872). Émile Mayens was the owner of 'De Distel' [The Thistle], a business specializing in art supplies for students of the Academy of Fine Arts. It is in this store that the avant-garde artistic circle 'Kring Moderne Kunst' [Modern Art Circle] was based from its founding in 1918. In addition to Mayens, it included among its founding members Jozef Peeters (secretary), Edmond Van Dooren, Jos Léonard and Alfons Marchant. (TO BE SOLD WITH THE COMPANION PROOF IMPRESSION IN GOLD AND BLACK. $ 5,500 for the pair.)
$5,500

Composition (Compositie) -  PEETERS

Composition (Compositie)
JOZEF PEETERS
Belgian, (1895-1960)
Linoleum cut, 1921, Bex 231, edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 4 in. Signed and dated in the block, lower right. This is a fine proof impression printed on thin wove paper; first printed in gold then in black. The margins are substantial and the condition is very good apart from minor handling creases. This linocut was also published in Der Sturm (XVI/I). (TO BE SOLD WITH THE PENCIL SIGNED PROOF IMPRESSION PRINTED IN BLACK INK. $ 5,500 for the pair.)
$5,500

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