American Prints

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Speakeasy I -  SCHANKER

Speakeasy I
LOUIS SCHANKER
American, (1903-1982)
Etching, 1924, Brooklyn Museum catalogue 1, edition unknown. 5 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this exceptionally rare, early print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is the first of two versions of this etching. "Speakeasy I" is also the first print listed in the Una Johnson/Jo Miller catalogue published by the Brooklyn Museum in 1974.
$900

Heart of Finance (New York Stock Exchange) -  SCHUTZ

Heart of Finance (New York Stock Exchange)
ANTON SCHUTZ
American, (1894-1977)
Etching, 1925, edition unknown. 13 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Here we have a fine, rich impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from old paper hinges, verso, at the top corners. He was the founder of the New York Graphic Society in addition to being a gifted etcher of city scenes both here and in Europe. His work follows in the tradition of Joseph Pennell.
$500

The Four Bridges -  SCHUTZ

The Four Bridges
ANTON SCHUTZ
American, (1894-1977)
Etching, 1929, Harbor Gallery 19, edition unknown. 10 x 13 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are apparently full and the condition is fine. This exemplary view of New York from Brooklyn shows the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by the Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro Bridges.
SOLD

Modernist Figure -  SCHWARTZ

Modernist Figure
WILLIAM S. SCHWARTZ
American, (1896-1977)
Lithograph, 1928, edition unknown. 21 x 11 in. Signed and dated on the stone. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this large work. The condition is fine and the margins appear to be full and untrimmed. There's a pencil inscription in the lower left corner, "lithograph # 13. Impression # 9." He came to America from Russia and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and was also was part of the Federal Art Project. Schwartz was popular in his day and exhibited widely, including a major show at Hirschl & Adler in New York in 1984.
$950

Industrial Series #1 -  SHEELER

Industrial Series #1
CHARLES SHEELER
American, (1883-1965)
Lithograph, 1928, Bryce/Troyen 5, edition about 25. 8 1/8 x 11 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of this extremely scarce print. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This iconic American print is cited in eleven museum collections.
SOLD

Woman in a Window, New York -  SHOKLER

Woman in a Window, New York
HARRY SHOKLER
American, (1896-1978)
Screenprint, circa 1940, edition probably about 25-50. 9 x 12 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on tan paper. The condition is very good and the margins appear to be full and untrimmed. Shokler was born in Cincinnati and he eventually moved to New York to study and then teach. He was an early advocate of the screenprint as an artistic medium and he was president of the National Serigraph Society. He was also a WPA artist and taught at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School.
$750

Zinnias -  SHOKLER

Zinnias
HARRY SHOKLER
American, (1896-1978)
Screenprint, circa 1940, edition unknown. 14 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in ink in the lower right corner. This is a fine impression in very good condition. There's a faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening and stray printer's ink has been touched in with white gouache on the right margin in one small area. (This was most likely done by the artist). Shokler was president of the National Serigraph Society and was one of the better early screenprint artists.
$700

Brooklyn Heights Esplanade -  SHOKLER

Brooklyn Heights Esplanade
HARRY SHOKLER
American, (1896-1978)
Screenprint, 1951, edition unknown. 10 x 15 1/2 in. Signed and dated in ink in the image. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this memorable, panoramic view of New York. This is a fine impression with full margins. Fine condition. Shokler was born in Cincinnati and he eventually moved to New York to study and then teach. He was an early advocate of the screenprint as an artistic medium and he was president of the National Serigraph Society. He was also a WPA artist and taught at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School.
$950

Theater # 1 -  SKINNER

Theater # 1
CLARA SKINNER
American, (1902-1976)
Wood engraving, 1933-34, edition about 25. 10 x 14 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on a thin, cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from four spots of an old adhesive showing in the four corners of the margins. Born in Chicago, Skinner studied at the Art Students League and was active with the WPA program. This work is included in The Federal Art Project: American Prints from the 1930s, published by the University of Michigan Museum of Art (1985),pg 177. This print is also located at the National Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. The original WPA label accompanies the print.
SOLD

The Street Hawkers -  SKOLFIELD

The Street Hawkers
RAYMOND SKOLFIELD
American, (1909-1966)
Lithograph, 1935-36, edition about 25. 9 7/8 x 14 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with what appears to be the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is very good other than for a slight trace of a mat line from an early mount and some old adhesive on the verso edges on four sides. Skolfield was a Maine artist who studied at the Art Students League with Guy Pene DuBois, among others. He was active in the NY WPA program and this print is included as part of that effort. (This impression does not have the stamp.) Street Hawkers is found at the Smithsonian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others.
$900

Nude and Etching Press -  SLOAN

Nude and Etching Press
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1931, Morse 254 (ii/II), edition 100. 5 x 3 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Faint discoloration, verso.
$1,000

Growing Up in Greenwich Village -  SLOAN

Growing Up in Greenwich Village
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1916, Morse 180, only state. Edition 100 but only 80 were printed. 6 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil; annotated "100 proofs." This is a fine, luminous with full margins. The condition is excellent. Ex-collection George A. Martin (Ohio) with his penciled initials verso.
$1,600

A Thirst For Art -  SLOAN

A Thirst For Art
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1939, Morse 306 (iv/IV), edition 200. 4 x 6 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil below. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. There were 100 impressions in the third state and then 100 in the fourth state. As Morse quotes John Sloan in the catalogue raisonne (page 339), "They don't see the pictures at all, knocking them crooked on the wall with their shoulders."
$2,200

The Picture Buyer -  SLOAN

The Picture Buyer
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1911, Morse 153 (v/V), edition 100. 5 1/4 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on ARCHES watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just a trace of light foxing in the right margin area.) Depicted here is the Macbeth Gallery in New York. This print was exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913.
SOLD

Jewelry Store Window -  SLOAN

Jewelry Store Window
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1906, Morse 140 (ii/II), edition 100. 5 5/8 x 3 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed, titled, numbered "100 proofs," in pencil. Also, signed by the printer, Peter Platt. This is a fine impression on a thin cream Japanese paper. The sheet is full with tack holes showing all around the edge of the margins. Fine condition.
$1,500

Fashions of the Past -  SLOAN

Fashions of the Past
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1926, Morse 224, (vi/VI); edition 100. 8 x 10 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This impression was printed by Ernest Roth and is so inscribed. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. According to an inscription on an early proof, the artist wrote the storefront is Lord and Taylor in New York.
$3,200

Hell Hole -  SLOAN

Hell Hole
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching and drypoint, 1917, Morse 186 (ii/II), edition 110. 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This impression was printed by Ernest Roth and is so inscribed in the bottom margin. This was the back room of Wallace's at Sixth Avenue and West Fourth Street and was a gathering place for artists and writers, among others. Eugene O'Neill is identified as the man in the upper right corner. This print won a gold medal at the Sesqui-Centennial International Exposition, Philadelphia, in 1926.
$3,200

Young Model (The Model) -  SOYER

Young Model (The Model)
RAPHAEL SOYER
American, (1899-1987)
Lithograph, 1940, Cole 57, edition 250. 12 x 9 5/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent other than for the old, original hinges at the top corners. This is a fine example of Soyer as a traditional draughtsman "par excellence" and the model is one of his favorite subjects.
$1,250

Waitresses -  SOYER

Waitresses
RAPHAEL SOYER
American, (1899-1987)
Lithograph, 1954, Cole 71, edition 250. 11 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is also fine. This is a nice example of Soyer's great skills as a draughtsman. Impressions are located at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
$1,400

Bulldog Edition -  SPRUANCE

Bulldog Edition
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1932, Fine/Looney 76, edition 30. 8 7/8 x 14 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$6,000

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