Woodcuts

Pages: < back [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 ] next >

Wiston River -  FLETCHER

Wiston River
FRANK MORLEY FLETCHER
British/American, (1866-1949)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1900-1905, edition 100. 8 3/8 x 14 1/2 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with probably full margins. The condition is fine apart from very thin pieces of brown paper tape along the edges of the sheet. This stellar early work was done in his native Lancashire, England. Color variations exist with this and his other prints which add much diversity to his rather limited oeuvre. There's no formal catalogue raisonné of his woodcuts but there's an excellent article by Nancy Green in the following: Second Impressions; Modern Prints and Printmakers Reconsidered, edited by Clinton Adams, volume 16 of the Tamarind Papers, 1996, University of New Mexico Press, pages 37-48.
$6,000

Salinas River - California -  FLETCHER

Salinas River - California
FRANK MORLEY FLETCHER
British/American, (1866-1949)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927-28, edition 100. 12 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is good. (There are three small areas touched in with gouache(?) certainly by the artist, and faint traces of soiling in the water.) The importance of Fletcher both in England and later in America cannot be overstated. His seminal publication, Wood-Block Printing, published in 1916, had a lasting impact on many printmakers who explored the color woodcut medium. He came to America in 1923 and settled in Santa Barbara where he taught at the Santa Barbara School of Art. He became a naturalized citizen in 1926. This large print is an iconic arts and crafts California woodcut.
$6,000

Via Appia I -  FRANK

Via Appia I
HANS FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1948)
Woodcut printed in colors on thin Japanese paper, 1929, edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 15 1/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Fine condition. Faint trace of a printing crease in upper right side. Uncommon.
$750

Working the Fields -  FRANK

Working the Fields
LEO FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1930, edition unknown but probably fifty or fewer. 9 x 13 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. A fine, luminous impression printed on thin Japanese paper. Full margins. In very good condition apart from a paper imperfection or thin spot in the sky, not very noticeable.
$750

Along the Nile -  FRANK

Along the Nile
LEO FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition unknown but probably about 100. 9 1/8 x 11 in. Signed in pencil. This fine impression on thin Japanese paper is inscribed "No.82." The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This wonderful print combines just the right paper with subtle colors and inking to produce a dramatic vista.
$800

Sun Breaking through the Clouds -  FRANK

Sun Breaking through the Clouds
HANS FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1948)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1921, edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably untrimmed. The condition is fine. Frank was born in Vienna and exhibited with the K√ľnstler House, the Society of Graver-Printers in Colour and the Printmakers Society of CA. His work was also included is several Secessionist exhibitions in Vienna.
SOLD

Spinning Wheel -  GAG

Spinning Wheel
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Wood engraving, 1928, Winnan 57 (iii/III), edition 100. 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression on light cream wove paper with substantial margins (possibly full). The condition is fine. This impression is from the signed edition of 100 printed by the Spiral Press. There was an additional unsigned edition of 2,000 on card stock for a Weyhe Gallery invitation to a show of Gag's work.
$700

Airtight Stove -  GAG

Airtight Stove
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Wood engraving, 1927-1933, Winnans 49 (ix/IX), edition 250. 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The edition was printed in 1934 by the International Print Guild for distribution to their membership. In the lower right corner, there's a vague outline of a cat's face.
$1,000

Eucalyptus Grove and Stream -  GEARHART

Eucalyptus Grove and Stream
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, circa 1930, edition probably 30-50. 6 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on her typical sturdy, fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for a very faint suggestion of light toning just outside the image within an early mat opening. This small, charming work is not listed in the Pasadena retrospective catalogue from 2009.
$2,650

October Splendor -  GEARHART

October Splendor
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, 1930, Pasadena catalogue page 100, edition probably 30-50. 9 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with vibrant colors printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for some stray printing ink in the water at right and some of the same in the left margin.
$5,500

Incoming Fog -  GEARHART

Incoming Fog
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, probably 1930-31., edition unknown. 10 x 10 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on her typical, fibrous wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This stellar work is illustrated on page 83 of Behold the Day, The Color Block Prints of Frances Gearhart, published by the Pasadena Museum of California Art, edited by Susan Futterman. The prints were made primarily from linoleum blocks but the artist liked to call them "block prints".
$9,000

Mount Hood -  GEARHART

Mount Hood
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, undated (circa 1930), edition unknown. 6 1/8 x 4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from three hinges at the top edge of the sheet. Gearhart often referred to her prints as simply "block prints" and they were mostly printed from linoleum blocks as opposed to wood. Furthermore, the inks are oil-based and not watercolor. The editions are generally unknown but the prints are less common than one might think, especially the earlier work.
$5,750

Vernal Falls, Yosemite -  GERITZ

Vernal Falls, Yosemite
FRANZ GERITZ
American, (1895-1945)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1936, edition unknown. 12 x 8 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with rich colors. The margins are narrow but substantial enough. There's a tiny pinhole or paper imperfection in the waterfall which is hard to see at normal viewing distance. Geritz was born in Budapest and came to the US in 1909. He was a California artist and specialzed in woodcuts primarily.
SOLD

Grizzily Giant, Mariposa Grove -  GERITZ

Grizzily Giant, Mariposa Grove
FRANZ GERITZ
American, (1895-1945)
Woodcut or linoleum cut, 1936, unknown. 12 1/4 x 8 5/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression of this large work. The margins are probably full. The condition is very good apart from a small spot of foxing to the left of the image and backing along the top edge verso from earlier hinging. There's a small hole in the paper on the left margin away from the image.
$1,400

The Graveyard -  GILES

The Graveyard
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Woodcut with metal relief etching, 1910-20, edition possibly 50. 9 5/8 x 20 in. Signed in the block, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This a very fine impression of this uncommon print. The condition is very good apart from two paper tape hinges on the top margin. Minor rippling along the top of the sheet. Full margins. Technically, Giles was amazing. He did a few pure woodcuts but he also eventually introduced zinc plate relief printing and they are difficult to tell apart. Both techniques are evident in many prints. He was inspired by Frank Morley Fletcher and William Blake. He became president of the Society of Graver Printers in Colour in the mid 1920's.
SOLD

Dandelion -  GREENGRASS

Dandelion
WILLIAM GREENGRASS
British, (1896-1970)
Linocut printed in colors, 1936, edition 50. 10 x 8 1/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with wide margins. Old tape hinges at the four corners and top and bottom, verso, not affecting the image. Also, two small cello hinges at the top corners, recto. Greengrass enrolled at the Grosvenor School of Modern Art in 1930 and he studied with Claude Flight. He was a curator at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
$2,500

October in Santa Fe -  HALL

October in Santa Fe
NORMA BASSETT HALL
American, (1890-1957)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1948, Patterson 86, edition probably 100. 9 7/8 x 8 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. This outstanding southwestern image was published by the American Color Print Society in 1948. The artist used seven blocks to complete the image.
$2,850

Dancer -  HEIJSE

Dancer
JAN HEIJSE
Dutch, (1882-1954)
Woodcut, undated (probably about 1930), editon unknown. 7 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are two original brown paper hinges at the top corners of the margins, away from the image.) Heijse lived and worked in Middelburg and Amsterdam. He was a student of C. J. W. Nuijs and studied at the Rijksakademie. He also took lessons from Jan Toorop. Heijse was known as a painter and illustrator and his woodcuts are quite well done with a flair for compelling design.
$450

Hollyhocks -  HOPKINS

Hollyhocks
EDNA BOIES HOPKINS
American, (1872-1937)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1910-13, Vasseur 38, edition unknown. 11 x 7 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very good impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a small pinhole below the image, center. Four impressions of this lovely print are cited in the catalogue raisonne, including this one. This is a rare print.
SOLD

Starry Night -  KENT

Starry Night
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Wood engraving, 1933, Burne Jones/Rightmire 103, edition 1,750. 7 x 5 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from two old hinges, verso, which are visible from the front. This print was used as a prescription premium by the Literary Guild of America book club.
$1,650

Pages: < back [ 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 ] next >

top of page


William P. Carl Fine Prints

P.O. Box 14688, Durham, NC 27709
TEL: (919) 294-8228 - CELL: (413) 221-2383
E-mail: WPCARL@aol.com