American Prints

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Three Kids and a Horse -  LANDACRE

Three Kids and a Horse
PAUL LANDACRE
American, (1893-1963)
Wood engraving, 1943, Wien 246, Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 93; edition 100. 7 1/2 x 10 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. Here we have a nice example of his work in the wood engraving medium.
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Children's Carnival -  LANDACRE

Children's Carnival
PAUL LANDACRE
American, (1893-1963)
Wood engraving, 1946, Wien 275, edition 265. 8 1/2 x 12 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Impressions of this very appealing print are in the National Gallery in Washington, DC as well at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
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Stairhall -  LANDECK

Stairhall
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint and engraving, 1950, Kraeft 104, edition 100. 12 x 14 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine apart from a very faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. The scene is the old Delmonico Hotel on East 14th Street in New York. Landeck had a studio there for many years. Provenance: M. Knoedler (with their label).
$2,200

Narrow Street -  LANDECK

Narrow Street
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint and engraving, 1949, Kraeft 102, edition 100. 16 x 9 7/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full.
$650

Studio Interior, No. 1 -  LANDECK

Studio Interior, No. 1
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint, 1935, Kraeft 57, edition 100. 8 x 10 5/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. In this classic study of a printmaking studio, Landeck here depicts his first atelier in Cornwall, CT. Shown on the wall in the upper right corner is his rare lithograph, View of New York, from 1932.
$1,800

Approaching Storm -  LANDECK

Approaching Storm
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint, 1937, Kraeft 65, edition 100. 9 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb early impression printed on off white wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from two old hinges on the verso, top corners. Provenance: M. Knoedler, New York.
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Housetops, 14th Street -  LANDECK

Housetops, 14th Street
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint and sandpaper ground, 1937, Kraeft 66, edition 100. 8 1/4 x 11 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, early impression printed on a light cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (Two old hinges at the top corners, verso.) This lovely, Hopperesque image was purchased at M. Knoedler & Co. in New York during the 1970s.
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Demolition No. 1 -  LANDECK

Demolition No. 1
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint, 1940, Kraeft 80, edition 100. 6 x 9 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Provenance: M. Knoedler & Co., New York.
$1,400

Restaurant -  LANDECK

Restaurant
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Engraving, 1951, Kraeft 109, edition 100. 12 x 15 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a very fine impression with full margins. The paper is a sturdy white wove and the condition is excellent.
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Pop's Tavern -  LANDECK

Pop's Tavern
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint and aquatint, 1934, Kraeft 45, edition 50 (100?) 6 1/8 x 10 in. Signed, dated and numbered "ed 100" in pencil. Here we have a fine impression of this great, early print. The margins are wide and the condition is excellent. According to the author, " On Christopher Street in New York, right across from the Hudson Theatre where "Cat's Paw" was showing." Note: This impression is numbered "ed 100" whereas the catalogue states "edition 50."
$6,000

East River Drive -  LANDECK

East River Drive
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint, 1941, Kraeft 82, edition 100. 9 3/4 x 12 7/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. According to Landeck, "Done when they were building the F.D.R. Drive on the East Side of New York."
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12th Street Walls (first state) -  LANDECK

12th Street Walls (first state)
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint, 1944, Kraeft 93, edition 100. 8 1/4 x 11 5/8 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "imp". Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a faint mat line from an earlier mount. This is a scene near Union Square. The second state was done in 1978 with engraving added (see Kraeft 128).
$1,400

Rooftop -  LANDECK

Rooftop
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Engraving, 1941, Kraeft 84, edition 100. 5 x 9 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, crisp impression printed on sturdy white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Lewis describes this view as "across the street from my studio window." At the far right is the Empire State Building.
$1,800

Hall of Fame -  LANDON

Hall of Fame
EDWARD LANDON
American, (1911-1984)
Screenprint, 1951, Ryan 94, edition 25. 9 1/2 x 11 1/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Landon worked for the Springfield, MA Public Works of Art Project (PWAP). He also studied at the Art Students League and while in NY, he was introduced to the silkscreen medium and never looked back. He moved there in 1941 and worked with Harry Gottlieb, Elizabeth Olds, Harry Shokler and others. "Hall of Fame" was inspired by a trip to Sweden and Norway and the stylized iconography relates to early Celtic petroglyphs.
$800

Visit to Aunt Ida -  LANDON

Visit to Aunt Ida
EDWARD LANDON
American, (1911-1984)
Screenprint, 1946, Ryan 222, edition 30. 9 1/4 x 12 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Landon was very active with the National Serigraph Society and later served as the Society's president. Landon was always intrigued by surrealism and this print is both humorous and intriguing. The maze traps the hapless visitor in a world dominated by gaudy Victorian wallpaper.
$700

Vegetable Market -  LAU

Vegetable Market
DOROTHEA LAU
American, (b. 1916)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1936-38, edition 25. 10 1/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare work. The condition is fine and the margins are full. (There are a few minor handling marks in the margins, i.e. fingerprints and soft wrinkles.) Lau was born in Wisconsin and studied at the Minneapolis School of Art. She participated in the Minnesota WPA Art Project and this print bears that stamp. Impressions are located in the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the National Gallery of Art and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.
$1,500

Exhibition Announcement -  LAZZELL

Exhibition Announcement
BLANCHE LAZZELL
American, (1878-1936)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1930, Shapiro/MFA 52, edition unknown. (image) 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (sheet) 10 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. This is a fine impression of this very rare print. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a small, barely visible 1/2" tear at the top edge at left and another tiny split at the bottom. This endearing Provincetown image captures the essence of what was happening in this New England artists community during the 1920s and 1930s. The sheet was first printed (or applied by hand) with this vibrant background color and then the image and text were printed, possibly from two separate blocks. This charming print is illustrated on page one of "From Paris to Provincetown: Blanche Lazzell and the Color Woodcut (2002).
$4,500

Landing -  LEIGHTON

Landing
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1931, Boston PublicLibrary 195, edition 130. 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work is among Leighton's best known works called the Lumber Camp series. Six images were done in an edition of 30 for the UK and 100 for the US. These prints were based on her trip to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada.
$3,800

Limbing -  LEIGHTON

Limbing
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1931, BPL 191,edition 130. 8 5/8 x 12 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full. This work is numbered from the American edition of 100. There was an additional edition of 30 for the British market. This print is from the Lumber Camp series which was based on a trip to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada.
$3,800

The Net Menders -  LEIGHTON

The Net Menders
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 247, edition 200. 6 1/8 x 7 5/8 in. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on thin cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There are the usual three glue spots on the top from when the print was attached to the folder it was issued in.) Specifically, this lovely work was published by the Woodcut Society of Kansas City in 1933 and this folder accompanies the print. It contains an introduction by Martin Hardie.
SOLD

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