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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.
SOLD

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.
SOLD

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."
SOLD

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.
SOLD

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

Blackbird on Nest -  LEIGHTON

Blackbird on Nest
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1935, Boston Public Library 267, edition 30. 7 x 4 3/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine rich impression printed on japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are a couple of minor soft wrinkles in the outer margins.) This stellar print was created for the book, Four Hedges, which was published in London in 1935.
SOLD

Clam Diggers, Cape Cod -  LEIGHTON

Clam Diggers, Cape Cod
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1946, Boston Public Library 599, Stuhlman/Mint Museum 97; edition 250. 7 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent apart from two small old hinges at the top corners. This lovely print was published by the Woodcut Society of Alexandria, VA in 1946. The print is still in the original presentation folder with a forward by the artist.
SOLD

The Net Menders -  LEIGHTON

The Net Menders
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1948 , BPL 615, edition 300. 6 1/2 x 4 3/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is fine apart from modest old hinges on the corners, verso. This print was commissioned by the Marblehead Arts Association. However, the catalogue entry for the print is incorrect as it states an edition of only 50. (There's another print by Leighton which bears the same title. That one was done in 1933 and was published by the Woodcut Society of Kansas City in an edition of 200.) (See BPL 247).
$1,000

Waiting for the Breeze -  LEMOS

Waiting for the Breeze
PEDRO JOSEPH DE LEMOS
American, (1882-1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, Edwards 29b, edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from a soft wrinkle in the lower right corner of the margin. Lemos' work is illustrated and discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation, Color in American Printmaking 1890-1940, by David Acton (1990), see pages 94-95. A leading exponent of the the California arts and crafts movement, Lemos had a major retrospective at the Monterey Museum of Art in 2015 accompanied by a catalogue by Robert W. Edwards.
$3,000

Building a Babylon, Tudor City, N.Y. -  LEWIS

Building a Babylon, Tudor City, N.Y.
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1929, McCarron 76, edition 84. 12 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Tudor City was completed in 1928 as a middle class housing project and became a historic district in 1988. The location is 40th to 43rd Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues. As McCarron aptly states on page 140 of the catalogue raisonné, "The dripping stains on the embankment were possibly influenced by another print, Charles Meryon's 'La Morgue, Paris,' of 1854. Lewis included Meryon among the etchers he admired..."
$10,000

Wet Saturday -  LEWIS

Wet Saturday
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1929, McCaron 81, edition 72. 9 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The paper is a fine cream laid and the condition is excellent.
SOLD

Under the Street Lamp -  LEWIS

Under the Street Lamp
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Etching, 1928, McCarron 70, edition 83. 14 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white laid paper with full margins. The condition is excellent. From the collection of Patricia Lewis with her stamp on the bottom edge of the sheet, verso.
SOLD

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