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The Kiss (der Kuss) -  SCHMUTZER

The Kiss (der Kuss)
FERDINAND SCHMUTZER
Austrian, (1870-1928)
Etching, 1904, Weixlgärtner 76 (ii/II), edition unknown. 5 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. Signed in pencil in the image, lower left. This is a fine impression of this charming print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Schmutzer studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and spent two years in Holland on a scholarship. He loved the Dutch painters of the 17th century and especially Rembrandt's etchings. He was also a talented photographer and became well know in this medium. In 1901, he became a member of the Vienna Secession.
$550

Les Deux Trottins -  STEINLEN

Les Deux Trottins
THEOPHILE ALEXANDRE STEINLEN
French, (1859-1923)
Etching and aquatint, 1902, Crauzat 65 (iii/III); one of three proofs in the third state. 9 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. Furthermore, this superb impression is inscribed "essai" (trial proof.) The condition is fine. The margins are wide if not full. Crauzat lists 19 proofs plus three trials, as we have here, in the third state. This is a rare print as such and so very typical of Steinlen's best imagery.
SOLD

Carriage Scene in Sunlight -  TAQUOY

Carriage Scene in Sunlight
MAURICE TAQUOY
French, (1878-1952)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1905, edition probably 100. 13 x 20 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Inscribed "No. 23" in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with dynamic colors. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for occasional soiling in the margins. This large print was published by Sagot, Paris, and bears their blindstamp in the lower right. Taquoy's work is discussed in, From Pissarro to Picasso, Color Etching in France (1992) by Cate & Grivel.
$1,600

Untitled (mirrored worshippers) -  THALMANN

Untitled (mirrored worshippers)
MAX THALMANN
German, (1890-1945)
Woodcut, 1923-24, Henkel 2011, no. 16.1-10, edition 250. 19 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. Initialed in the block and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full with a deckle edge showing on all sides. This is a fine work by this underrated German expressionist printmaker and draughtsman. He produced three prominent woodcut portfolios; the Cathedral Series, the Passion, and the America Series. A large collection of his work in at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. This print is from Der Dom (the Cathedral Series).
SOLD

Lilies (Lilien) -  THIEMANN

Lilies (Lilien)
CARL THIEMANN
Austrian, (1881-1966)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1917, Merx 296F, edition unknown. 16 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in the upper right with the artist's printed monogram. Signed in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression of this large work printed on thick Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. Thiemann produced a remarkable group of floral woodcuts along with his better-known arts and crafts style scenic landscapes and European town scenes. He produced over four hundred woodcuts most in very small editions.
$1,750

Creek in Winter (Back im Winter) -  THIEMANN

Creek in Winter (Back im Winter)
CARL THIEMANN
Austrian, (1881-1966)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1915, Merx 265F, edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a soft wrinkle in the outer margin on the left side. This charming print was also published unsigned in "Die Graphischen Künste" (Wien, Gesellschaft für vervielfältigenge Kunst, Volume 3, 1915).
$950

Chrysanthemums -  THIEMANN

Chrysanthemums
CARL THIEMANN
Austrian, (1881-1966)
Woodcut printed in color with embossing, 1934, Merx 423F, edition unknown. 18 3/8 x 13 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with substantial margins. The condition is good. (The sheet has been archivally mounted due to damage in the margins only. There are two small stains along the bottom of the sheet not affecting the image.) This is one of several floral images created by Thiemann clearly showing the influence of Japanese printmaking with his use of gauffrage.
$2,000

Le Hamac (The Hammock) -  TISSOT

Le Hamac (The Hammock)
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1880, Wentworth 46, only state; edition about 100. 11 x 7 1/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right, and with the artist's red stamp in the lower right as well (Lugt 1545). This is a superb impression on fine antique laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
SOLD

In the Sunlight (En Plein Soleil) -  TISSOT

In the Sunlight (En Plein Soleil)
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1881, Wentworth 54, edition about 100. 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left, and with the artist's red stamp (Lugt 1545) in the lower right. This is a fine impression on laid paper with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a skillfully repaired tear in the lower margin, well away from the image. This stellar print was included in "A Portfolio of Autograph Etchings" published by James R. Osgood & Co, Boston.
$4,000

Spring (Printemps) -  TISSOT

Spring (Printemps)
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1878, Wentworth 34, edition about 100. 14 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, upper right corner. This is a superb impression printed on an antique laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. "In the late 1870s, Tissot experimented with the tall, narrow format of Japanese hashira-e, prints designed for display on the pillars of houses, and in works like Printemps and Au Bord de la Mer." See Wentworth, Catalogue Raisonné of his Prints (1978) pg. 154-55.
$3,500

Reverie -  TISSOT

Reverie
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching , 1881, Wentworth 52, edition about 100. 9 x 4 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, upper right. Signed in pencil and also with the red initial stamp in the upper right corner (See Lugt 1545). This is a superb impression of this engaging print. The margins are full showing a deckle edge on all sides. The condition is excellent. This print relates to a photograph of Mrs. Newton and a man in the background on the chair. There's also an oil painting which has not been located.
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Pica and his Family -  TUNNICLIFFE

Pica and his Family
CHARLES TUNNICLIFFE
British, (1901-1979)
Wood engraving, 1937, Meyrick 408, edition on Japanese paper. 6 x 4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine rich impression with full margins. There's some discoloration in the right corner margin. This print was published in "The Sky's Their Highway," by Kenneth Williamson. This print was included in Fine Prints of the Year for 1938.
SOLD

The Green Hat (Le Chapeau Vert) -  VALLOTTON

The Green Hat (Le Chapeau Vert)
FéLIX VALLOTTON
French, (1865-1925)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1896, Vallotton/Goerg 54, edition 100. 15 x 10 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone. Signed and numbered in blue crayon in the lower right corner. This is a fine impression printed on china paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from a skilful repair in the upper right corner of the sheet and a small repaired split in the lower right corner of the sheet. Both of these issues are well away from the image. This beautiful print appeared in the album "Etudes de Femmes" with a cover designed by Vallotton and including works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Hermann-Paul and others.
$3,500

Forest Pond (Bosvijver) -  VAN GELDER

Forest Pond (Bosvijver)
DIRK VAN GELDER
Dutch, (1907-1990)
Lithograph, 1929, Adam, Eliens, van den Noort-van Gelder, L58, small edition. 7 5/8 x 6 1/2 in. Initialed and dated on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on chine applique. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Van Gelder was a masterful draughtsman in the tradition of Seghers, Rembrandt, and Bresdin. In fact, he is the author of the catalogue raisonne of Bresdin's etchings which was published in 1976. The artist always maintained close ties to The Hague: His father was the founder of the Gemeentemuseum and Director there from 1912-1941. Furthermore, the artist taught at the city's Royal Academy of Art from 1952-1972 and he helped establish the Hague Etching Club in 1984.
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Early Mother Russia (La Petite Mere Russie) -  VAN STRATEN

Early Mother Russia (La Petite Mere Russie)
HENRI VAN STRATEN
Belgian, (1892-1944)
Linoleum cut, 1926, Raskin 74; edition 50. 10 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. Initialed in the block with the monogram and signed in pencil,lower right. This is a fine impression on cream wove paper in excellent condition. The margins are full. This impression was issued in La Gravure Originale Belge, Volume 3, 1929, in an edition of 50 impressions. There was also a separate edition of ten impressions. Van Straten, like Masereel, was a social commentator and many of his prints reflect upon the political and social environment between the wars.
$2,000

Pour un Projet Sensationnel  -  VILLON

Pour un Projet Sensationnel
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Drypoint, 1904, Ginestet & Pouillon E106, edition 30. 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression printed with tone. Full margins. Fine condition. This outstanding early work shows Villon as the master draughtsman that he is. The print is also titled "Le Secret."
$3,000

Musicians at the Bistro (Musiciens chez le Bistro) -  VILLON

Musicians at the Bistro (Musiciens chez le Bistro)
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Etching, 1912, Ginestet & Pouillon 270 (v/V), edition 50. 10 1/2 x 9 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on ARCHES laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are two small specks of foxing in the right margin.) It was during this period, 1911-1913, when Villon developed his unique cubist style in etching and drypoint. This print is a fine example of his work during this important period.
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The Little Merry-go-Round, Rue Caulaincourt (Le Petit Manège, Rue Caulaincourt) -  VILLON

The Little Merry-go-Round, Rue Caulaincourt (Le Petit Manège, Rue Caulaincourt)
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Etching, aquatint and drypoint printed in colors, 1904, Ginestet & Pouillon 135; one of five extra impressions aside from the edition of 50. 15 3/4 x 19 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with vibrant colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from just a slight suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This work was published by Sagot, Paris and their blindstamp is located in the lower right corner margin. This marvelous early work is shown here printed with all the colors.
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Maisons à Martigues (Houses in Martigues) -  VLAMINCK

Maisons à Martigues (Houses in Martigues)
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK
French, (1876-1958)
Woodcut, 1914, Walterskirchen 15b, edition 30. 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. THis is a fine impression printed on VAN GELDER paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. The edition was printed by Paul Birault, Paris, and the print was published by Henri Kahnweiler also in Paris. Vlaminck excelled as a woodcut artist and this work can be considered one of his best. Martigues is a commune northwest of Marseilles.
SOLD

The Wheat Field (Chateauneuf-en-Thimerais), Le Champ de Blé (Chateauneuf-en-Thimerais) -  VLAMINCK

The Wheat Field (Chateauneuf-en-Thimerais), Le Champ de Blé (Chateauneuf-en-Thimerais)
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK
French, (1876-1958)
Drypoint, circa 1925, Walterskirchen 113b, edition 50. 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This panoramic view was published by the Galerie des Peintres-Graveurs (Lugt 1057b) and their blindstamp is in the lower right margin.
$1,450

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