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Afternoon at Max's -  RIGGS

Afternoon at Max's
ROBERT RIGGS
American, (1896-1970)
Lithograph, circa 1932-33, Bassam 21, edition aboout 15-20. 15 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with strong contrasts. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a minor thin spot in the upper margin edge away from the image. This was the gym of Max "Booboo" Hoff located in Philadelphia.
$3,800

Sea Shell and Garlic -  RIST

Sea Shell and Garlic
LUIGI RIST
American, (1889-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1947, Williams 22, edition 150. 9 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in ink, lower right, within the image. Titled in pencil. Here we have a very fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are modest but this is probably the full sheet as printed. This is a nice example of his work.
$2,500

The Dreamer -  ROBBINS

The Dreamer
HULDA D. ROBBINS
American, (1910-2011)
Screenprint, 1947, edition 35. 14 x 10 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Hulda Robbins studied in Berlin from 1929-31 where she was greatly inspired by the work of Kollwitz. She also studied at the Barnes Foundation. Best known for her artistic screenprints, she's part of the pioneering group which included Ruth Chaney, Max Cohn, Ruth Gikow, Philip Hicken and Edward Landon and Riva Helfond, among others. Her prints have been exhibited at MOMA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. She resided in New Jersey in her later years and lived to be 100.
$900

Morning's at Seven -  ROBBINS

Morning's at Seven
HULDA D. ROBBINS
American, (1910-2011)
Screenprint (in nine colors), 1941, edition 50. 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This New York/New Jersey printmaker specialized in artistic screenprints which are refined in color and composition. This endearing image brings to mind the work of Raphael Soyer.
$950

Beacon, East River (New York) -  ROBBINS

Beacon, East River (New York)
HULDA D. ROBBINS
American, (1910-2011)
Screenprint, 1947, edition 45. 14 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. An impression of this dynamic print is in the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
$950

Ferry to Welfare Island, N.Y.C. -  ROBBINS

Ferry to Welfare Island, N.Y.C.
HULDA D. ROBBINS
American, (1910-2011)
Screenprint, 1941, edition 45. 10 1/4 x 14 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Roosevelt Island in New York was known as Welfare Island from 1921-1971. It was renamed after Franklin D. Roosevelt.
$1,000

Cleared Range -  ROBBINS

Cleared Range
HULDA D. ROBBINS
American, (1910-2011)
Screenprint, 1947, edition 45. 13 x 10 1/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Best known for her highly artistic screenprints, Robbins was part of the pioneering group which included Philip Hicken, Edward Landon, Dorr Bothwell, Ruth Gikow and others. Robbins was a long time resident of New Jersey.
$900

House at Gregory Point (Colorado) -  RONNEBECK

House at Gregory Point (Colorado)
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1934, edition 25. 13 x 9 in. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Ronnebeck lived in Colorado as he was the Art Director of the Denver Art Museum from 1926-1931. He did several prints of the mining industry back then and this print depicts that theme. Gregory Point was near Central City.
$700

Atlantic -  RONNEBECK

Atlantic
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1929, edition 50. 11 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Ronnebeck sailed to Germany from New York with his wife Louise on the S.S. Dresden and returns on the Hamburg Amerika line. This was a three week trip. This distinctive and powerful print shows Ronnebeck's skills as a lithographer.
$1,500

Brooklyn Bridge -  RONNEBECK

Brooklyn Bridge
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1925, edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a fine impression printed on RIVES watermarked wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is one of Ronnebeck's finest prints. Ronnebeck was born in Germany and moved to New York in 1922. He was welcomed by the Stieglitz circle and described his modernist approach to lithography as "living cubism."
SOLD

Colorado Gold Mine -  RONNEBECK

Colorado Gold Mine
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1933, edition 25 10 x 13 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from faint rippling along the top margin. This is one of several Colorado mining related scenes done when the artist was living in Denver. 1933 was also the year he became an American citizen having been born in Germany.
$1,200

Eagle Dance (San Ildefonso Pueblo) -  RONNEBECK

Eagle Dance (San Ildefonso Pueblo)
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1931, edition 75. 13 x 9 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. The artist did a number of southwestern prints. He spent time in Taos and Santa Fe and the vicinity during the 1920s.
SOLD

Grand Lake, Colorado -  RONNEBECK

Grand Lake, Colorado
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1932, edition 50. 12 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this sailing subject produced in a modernist style. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
$2,200

Corn Dance (Taos Pueblo) -  RONNEBECK

Corn Dance (Taos Pueblo)
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1931, edition not stated. 9 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is one of the stellar images done by the artist while in the southwest. An impression is in the McNay Art Museum in San Antonio.
SOLD

Sailboats -  RONNEBECK

Sailboats
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Pencil on paper, 1936, unique 15 x 11 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This fine drawing was done in Colorado and relates to a print called "Grand Lake, Colorado," from 1932. The condition is very good other than for old hinges at the corners and minor toning along the edges of the sheet.
SOLD

The Grand Bazaar, Constantinople -  ROSENBERG

The Grand Bazaar, Constantinople
LOUIS ROSENBERG
American, (1890-1983)
Drypoint, 1927, unknown (but probably 50-100). 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with probably the full margins. The condition is fine. Rosenberg studied architecture at MIT in Cambridge along with Samuel Chamberlain and John Taylor Arms. He was extremely popular when he was alive and his work today attracts a sizeable audience.
ON HOLD

La Badia, Florence -  ROSENBERG

La Badia, Florence
LOUIS ROSENBERG
American, (1890-1983)
Drypoint, 1926, edition probably 100. 6 1/2 x 8 in. Initialed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from old paper hinges at the top corners. This church and abbey was founded in 978.
$250

Riverside Church, New York -  ROTH

Riverside Church, New York
ERNEST ROTH
American, (1879-1964)
Etching, 1930, edition 90. 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a fine antique laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for three French custom stamps on the top margin away from the image. Dedicated in 1930, this majestic church was conceived by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
$750

Conference -  RUTKA

Conference
DOROTHY RUTKA
American, (1907-1985)
Softground etching and aquatint, about 1936-40, edition probably about 25. 9 x 7 1/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered "23" in pencil. Here we have a fine, dark impression printed on wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This impression bears the stamp "Federal Art Project." Rutka was from Michigan and studied at the Cleveland School of Art. She graduated in 1929 and joined the Cleveland WPA in 1936. An impression of this print is at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
SOLD

Conference -  RUTKA

Conference
DOROTHY RUTKA
American, (1907-1985)
Etching and aquatint, about 1936, edition probably about 25. 9 x 7 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine, dark impression printed on wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This impression bears the stamp "Federal Art Project No.1" Rutka was from Michigan and studied at the Cleveland School of Art. She graduated in 1929 and joined the Cleveland WPA in 1936. An impression of this print is located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
$800

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