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Changing City -  SPRUANCE

Changing City
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1934, Fine/Looney 93, edition 36. 9 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare early modernist print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
$8,500

American Pattern - Barn -  SPRUANCE

American Pattern - Barn
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph , 1940, Fine/Looney 184, edition 45. 7 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this iconic American modernist print. The paper bears a RIVES watermark and the margins are full. The condition is very good apart from faint toning on the verso and soft creases showing primarily on the verso. This work was printed by Theodore Cuno in Philadelphia.
SOLD

Self Portrait -  SPRUANCE

Self Portrait
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1932, Fine/Looney 74, edition 30. 12 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed, titled in numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.
$2,200

Landscape with Figures -  SPRUANCE

Landscape with Figures
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1940, Fine/Looney 179, edition 30. 10 x 13 3/8 in. Signed and dated on the stone (literally) lower right. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this beautifully drawn print. This somewhat divergent subject by Spruance reminds us of the regionalist tradition of Benton, Wood and others.
$2,500

Approach to the Station -  SPRUANCE

Approach to the Station
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1932, Fine/Looney 70, edition 28. 10 7/8 x 13 3/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed, titled, numbered and next to that, "imp. Theo Cuno." This is a superb impression in fine condition with full margins. George Bellows was a major inspiration for Spruance throughout his career, most notably in the early work from the 1930s and 1940s.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Cat and Busybody -  SPRUANCE

Cat and Busybody
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1933, Fine/Looney 85, edition 33. 11 x 13 3/8 in. Initialed and dated on the stone, lower right. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from some handling creases in the wide margins and stray printers ink in upper right margin.
$2,800

Closed Road -  SPRUANCE

Closed Road
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1932, Fine/Looney 72, edition 25. 10 1//2 x 13 1/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a creamy wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (The print is numbered "ed 30" but the catalogue lists an edition of 25.)
SOLD

Forest of Flame -  STERNBERG

Forest of Flame
HARRY STERNBERG
American, (1904-2001)
Lithograph, 1939, Moore 158, Warner 56; edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent apart from a small, very faint spot of toning in the margin above the second smokestack on the left. This exemplary print from the period is illustrated and discussed in Graphic Excursions, American Prints in Black and White, 1900-1930, Selections from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (1991), entry 81. Impressions are located in the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art, among other institutions.
$6,000

The Workers  -  TURZAK

The Workers
CHARLES TURZAK
American, (1899-1986)
Woodcut, circa 1930-35, edition 50. 6 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. Signed in the block, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on wove paper. The condition is fine apart from just an extremely faint suggestion of light toning within an early mat opening. The margins are probably untrimmed but they are relatively modest measuring 1/2-1/4 in. Turzak did two woodcuts by this title which are similar.
SOLD

Picket Line -  VOLZ

Picket Line
HERMAN VOLZ
American, (1904-1990)
Lithograph, 1938, edition 40. 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil and inscribed "artist proof." This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a tiny pinhole near the "proof" inscription. Volz was born in Zurich and came to the US in 1933. He was living in the San Francisco Bay area and became a citizen in 1938. This stellar print was done along the San Francisco docks and impressions are located at the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art.
$1,000

Brothel Scene -  WARD

Brothel Scene
LYND WARD
American, (1905-1985)
Wood engraving, 1929, edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good other than for two soft creases in the lower right corner; one touching the image. This engaging print is an illustration for Madman's Drum, one of Ward's novels without words, this one published in 1930.
$450

Beach Scene (Coney Island) -  WARSAGER

Beach Scene (Coney Island)
HYMAN WARSAGER
American, (b. 1909)
Screenprint, circa 1940, edition probably about 25-50. 14 x 20 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a very good impression in good condition. The margins are full. There's a suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening, a few small stains in the upper right margin corner well away from the image and a couple of printing wrinkles which are not really that noticeable. Warsager was an active member of the New York City WPA Graphics Arts division. He worked closely with Anthony Velonis in developing the silkscreen process as a fine arts medium. This is a large print and a great subject for the period. An impression is in the Art Institute of Chicago collection with the title, Beach Scene at Seagate.
$1,400

The Big Tree -  WATSON

The Big Tree
ERNEST W. WATSON
American, (1884-1969)
Linoleum cut printed in colors, undated (probably done in the 1930s), edition 25. 7 x 10 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is good apart from faint toning in the outer margins from an old mat and a tin spot at the top edge center from an early hinge.
$400

Large Primitive Head in Profile -  WEBER

Large Primitive Head in Profile
MAX WEBER
American, (1881-1961)
Linocut printed with unique color inking, 1920-21, Rubenstein 33, edition unknown. 7 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, uniquely colored impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full and there's a number "32" in pencil in the lower left corner. The condition is fine. There are three impressions of this image in the National Gallery; two in brown ink and another is a color variation from the Rosenwald Collection. Weber studied with Arthur W. Dow at the Pratt Institute early on and later in Paris with Matisse. He was impressed with the work of Cezanne. Weber was friendly with William Zorach from their Greenwich Village days and could have been influenced by his printmaking technique. This is an exceptional and rare example of Weber's color woodcut style.
SOLD

Picnic -  WENGENROTH

Picnic
STOW WENGENROTH
American, (1906-1977)
Lithograph, 1938, Stuckey 81, edition 50. 12 1/8 x 15 5/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a modest handling wrinkle in the top margin away from the image and a tiny smudge on the right margin, upper right. This charming early work was done in Port Clyde, Maine.
$650

Deserted House -  WENGENROTH

Deserted House
STOW WENGENROTH
American, (1906-1977)
Lithograph, 1931, Stuckey 13, edition 54. 9 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this early work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This Hopperesque image was done in Eastport, Maine.
$750

Rainy Day, New York -  WEST

Rainy Day, New York
LEVON WEST
American, (1900-1968)
Etching and drypoint, circa 1933, Subsequent to Torrington, edition unknown. 14 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "27." The margins are full. the condition is excellent. West did a few New York scenes which are hard to come by. His work was influenced by his friend, Joseph Pennell, and Kennedy Galleries represented his work for many years. This print is included in the collection of the National Gallery in Washington, DC.
$2,000

Chief Eagle Calf -  WEST

Chief Eagle Calf
LEVON WEST
American, (1900-1968)
Etching, 1927, Torrington 77 (ii/II), edition 100. 9 x 6 1/2 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a few soft ripples in the image from the printing process. Chief Eagle Calf was a member of the Blackfeet Tribe from Montana. According to Torrington, the edition was really only seventy as many were destroyed.
$500

Wyoming (On Horseback) -  WEST

Wyoming (On Horseback)
LEVON WEST
American, (1900-1968)
Etching, 1934, subsequent to Torrington, edition probably 100. 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "early trial proof." Signed dated and inscribed in the plate, "Wyoming." This is a superb impression with full margins. The margins are full. This dramatic scene is one of his best images of the American West.
$750

Annie -  WHISTLER

Annie
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching, 1857-58, Kennedy 10, (iv/V), edition unknown. 4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. Signed in the plate. This is a fine, early impression of the penultimate state printed on gold-toned chine applique. The margins are wide. The condition is very good apart from a very faint suggestion of discoloration from a previous mat opening and tape reside in places, verso, not affecting the image in any way. Fourth state impressions are far more desirable than final state impressions.
$2,400

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