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Grandmother's Flowers (actually known as Garden Flowers) -  PATTERSON

Grandmother's Flowers (actually known as Garden Flowers)
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1921, Bakker 90, intended edition of 100. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in the image in pencil and signed and titled in pencil below on the support sheet. This is a fine, vibrant impression with fresh colors. The print is trimmed to the image and mounted to a sturdy card stock support which was clearly done by the artist. The condition is very good. For some reason Patterson titled this print differently. The intense work involved in rubbing the colors into the back of the sheet from the blocks is perfectly demonstrated here. The end result is almost sculptural. Due to the labor intensive nature of printing just one impression, and given the scarcity of her prints, we doubt that the full editions were ever printed.
$5,000

The Winding Road -  PATTERSON

The Winding Road
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (circa 1912-14), Bakker 29, edition unknown. 7 x 9 1/2 in. Unsigned. This is a fine impression of this uncommon, early work. The margins are narrow and certainly trimmed as such by the artist. The condition is fine. (This impression is originally from the estate of the artist.) This delightful, arts and crafts image is certainly a European scene; we know that Patterson did travel to France, Holland and Belgium before WWI.
SOLD

Bleeding Heart -  PATTERSON

Bleeding Heart
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1925, Bakker 93, intended edition of 100. 10 x 7 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with probably full margins. The condition is very good apart from and old strip of tape across the top edge of the sheet verso, and a couple of tiny pieces of the same on the bottom edge, verso.
SOLD

Coast Cedars (2) -  PATTERSON

Coast Cedars (2)
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated but probably about 1920., Bakker 58, edition 100. 7 1/8 x 10 1/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered (1/100) in pencil. This exceptional, vibrant impression is printed on the typical study, fibrous wove paper. There's a small spot of blue ink on the right edge of the image, most likely from the printing process. The margins are full apart from three small, similar rectangular cutaway areas on three sides. What sets this print apart is the depiction of snow on the tree limbs and foreground reflecting Patterson's interest in depicting changing seasons. We are not sure why the number (2) is next to the title but it most likely refers to this being the second version of the print, i.e. winter. This exceptional arts and crafts image was probably done on Cape Cod, about the same time she produced such notable works as Summer Clouds, Windblown Trees and The Sands, Chatham.
SOLD

Anemones -  PATTERSON

Anemones
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, Bakker 99a, intended edition of 100. 9 7/8 x 7 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine fresh impression with rich colors. The margin are full and the condition is very good. (There are old hinges at the top corners and a thin layer of light tissue attached across the top edge of the sheet.) As is typical with Patterson's woodcuts, the paper is roughed up from the printing process primarily on the verso and also on the margins, recto, in a few spot. She favored a heavy, fibrous paper which helped her create an almost three dimensional effect with her images.
$5,500

In the High Hills -  PATTERSON

In the High Hills
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1925, Bakker 80a, intended edition of 100. 11 x 8 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression of this compelling image. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a couple of minor printing creases, so typical of her work. This lovely impression is one of so many color variants seen in not only this print but in most of Patterson's oeuvre. She was an avid experimenter with color from one block to the next.
$6,000

A Salt Creek, Cape Cod -  PATTERSON

A Salt Creek, Cape Cod
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1915-20, Bakker 57a, intended edition of 100. 9 x 7 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil "2/100". This is a fine impression of this extremely rare print. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from three pieces of paper tape on the verso edges which were intended as hinges. This exceptional Cape Cod scene with the winding waterway reflects the enduring influence of Arthur Wesley Dow. (Patterson studied with Dow at the Pratt Institute in New York beginning in 1895.)
SOLD

The Mill at Rugen -  PATTERSON

The Mill at Rugen
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1910, Bakker 11a, small edition. 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. Unsigned. This rare, early work was done in Germany. This is a fine impression trimmed to just outside the borderline (by the artist). The condition is very good. This work is from the estate of the artist, via James Bakker when he was in Cambridge, MA (circa 1990.
SOLD

Cowley Street, Westminster -  PENNELL

Cowley Street, Westminster
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1906, Wuerth 437, edition probably 40. 11 x 8 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good overall with two small rust specks to the left of the platemark and slight light toning within a previous mat opening.
$650

New York, from Weehawken -  PENNELL

New York, from Weehawken
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1908, Wuerth 495, edition probably 50. 10 15/16 x 8 3/8 in. Signed, titled "Weehawken" and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from slight time toning along the bottom edge of the sheet and also on the verso. Inscribed "trial proof" in pencil by the artist. Weehawken is opposite New York in the Lincoln Tunnel area.
$800

On the Way to Bessemer -  PENNELL

On the Way to Bessemer
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1909, Wuerth 520, edition probably 90. 11 x 7 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. (There's a subtle printing crease in the lower left corner of the image.) This Pennsylvania subject epitomizes Pennell's interest in the growth of industrialized America during the early years of the 20th century.
$800

Le Puy (third plate) -  PENNELL

Le Puy (third plate)
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1894, Wuerth 208, edition probably 30. 16 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for old adhesive showing on the outer edges of the sheet, verso, from a previous mount and three small old hinges at the top edges, recto. This large and majestic view is described by the artist as "the most picturesque place in the world."
$800

Café Orientale, Venice -  PENNELL

Café Orientale, Venice
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1911, Wuerth 618, edition probably 50. 9 1/4 x 12 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine impression of this uncommon print. The paper is antique laid and the margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a few tiny rust specks in the paper which have developed over the years. This lovely Whistlerian view is somewhat similar to Whistler's Traghetto.
SOLD

Mist on the Thames -  PENNELL

Mist on the Thames
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Aquatint, 1903, Wuerth 247, edition probably 35 proofs. 8 1/2 x 10 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil "32." The margins are probably full and untrimmed and the condition is fine. The paper is a soft, fairly thin laid. This uncommon, beautiful print was done the year Whistler died. It's a subject which reminds us of Whistler, certainly, and the painterly, tonal effects are also reminiscent of Whistler's watercolors and oils of the Thames.
$1,800

The Elevated (New York) -  PENNELL

The Elevated (New York)
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1921, Wuerth 789, edition perhaps 50. 10 x 6 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a light cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are Pennell's inky fingerprints showing here and there in the margins.) This print depicts the Sixth Avenue El at the very heart of the shopping district. Gimbels, Sacks and Co. and Macy's are nearby. This print was done when Pennell and his wife moved to Brooklyn Heights in 1921.
$750

Times Square -  PENNEY

Times Square
JAMES PENNEY
American, (1910-1982)
Lithograph, 1933, edition 15. 14 x 19 3/4 in. Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a couple of repaired splits in the margins, well away from the image. Penney was from Missouri and studied at the University of Kansas. He moved to New York where he spent three years at the Art Students League and studied with John Sloan and Charles Locke among others. He was a WPA mural painter in addition to his fine work as a lithographer. This is one of his finest works and other examples of his printmaking are found in the National Gallery. Times Square is a rare print.
$1,750

Interior of Ferry -  PYTLAK

Interior of Ferry
LEONARD PYTLAK
American, (1910-1998)
Lithograph, 1936, edition 14. 10 x 13 1/2 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The margins appear to be full and the condition is fine apart from slight discoloration in the upper right corner margin, not affecting the image. Pytlak studied at the Art Students League and was active in the NY WPA program. This print is also referred to as Staten Island Ferry. We are offering the print along with a small framed (4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.; sight measurement) pencil study of the interior of the ferry showing the figures in reverse.
$1,500

Figures -  QUEST

Figures
CHARLES QUEST
American, (1904-1993)
Wood engraving, 1948, edition 25. 12 x 9 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from two old hinges at the top of the sheet. Quest grew up in St. Louis and studied at the Washington University School of Fine Arts. he later taught there from from 1944 to 1971. His work is represented in numerous museums including the British Museum, Philadelphia Museum, MOMA and the Metropolitan Museum. This is a fine example of his work.
$750

Boogie Woogie -  RACKLEY

Boogie Woogie
MILDRED RACKLEY
American, (1906-1992)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1940, edition 25. 5 x 6 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with rich colors. The paper is Japanese and there's a paper imperfection or small repair on the right side, outside of the image. Rackley was born in New Mexico and studied at the University of Texas and also in Germany. Her married name was Simon and she eventually settled in California. She moved to New York in 1935 and became active in the WPA program.
SOLD

Jumping Jives -  RACKLEY

Jumping Jives
MILDRED RACKLEY
American, (1906-1992)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1940, edition unknown. 5 x 6 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This impression bears the New York City WPA Art Project stamp. Here we have a color and state variation for the print "Boogie Woogie", also shown on this site. The title is also different. We don't know if this is part of the edition of 25 or from a separate WPA edition which is usually about that number of impressions. The impression is rich and the condition is good other than for spots of foxing in the lower margin well away from the image. These are the full margins.
SOLD

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