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Opium -  BRUNING

Opium
MAX BRUNING
German, (1887-1968)
Drypoint, circa 1920-30, edition unknown. 14 x 7 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Bruning was a student of Frans van Stuck. His work during this early period was a combination of art deco and decadent symbolism. He was commissioned as a war artist and thereafter settled in Berlin. Many of his copper plates were destroyed during the war. His prints are now rare as what we have here. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine.
$1,200

Young Lady in the Bath (Jeune Fille au Bain) -  BUCKLAND-WRIGHT

Young Lady in the Bath (Jeune Fille au Bain)
JOHN BUCKLAND-WRIGHT
British, (1897-1954)
Drypoint, 1932, Buckland-Wright M29, edition 25. 7 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on a sturdy, simili japon paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from slight light toning within an earlier mat opening. Here Buckland-Wright depicts a woman stepping into the bath as viewed through the doorway. This rare print was printed by Brunel in Paris.
$700

The Cabstand (Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu) -  BUHOT

The Cabstand (Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint and traces of roulette, 1876, Bourcard-Goodfriend 123 (xiii/XV), edition unknown. 9 1/4 x 12 5/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the red stamp on the edge of the image lower left (Lugt 977). This is a superb, luminous impression of this rare state. There are inky plate edges in areas which suggest the proof-like nature of this impression. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is described by Goodfriend as the "final published state of the print." The etched writing along the bottom edge reads "Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel Dieu," and on the right side, "2em Etat de Publication..." This state was unknown to Bourcard. This is certainly one of Buhot's finest prints shown here in an exemplary impression.
$4,200

Westminster Palace -  BUHOT

Westminster Palace
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching and drypoint, 1884, Bourcard / Goodfriend 155 (iv/VII), edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 15 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil "F.B." and also with the artist's red owl stamp. (Lugt 977) This superb, luminous impression is also inscribed by the artist, "épreuve d'essai du 4e état après la planche coupée et avant le retouche du ciel." ('Proof of the fourth state after the plate was cut but before the reworking of the sky.') The condition is fine and the margins are wide and probably untrimmed. This large and impressive work is here seen in an outstanding impression.
$4,000

Cacoletière Assise -  BUHOT

Cacoletière Assise
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching and drypoint, 1875, Bourcard-Goodfriend 58 (states 2 and 3); uncommon. 4 1/2 x 6 7/16 in. Both prints signed in the plate lower right. These are fine impressions with full margins. Fine condition. The first is an impression of the 2nd state. The second is Goodfriends's third state showing the drypoint cancellation marks and a large owl design in the upper right. Buhot seemed to like depicting women and donkeys as the subject appears in other prints. This pair makes for an interesting combination. (Note: "Cacoletière" refers to the seated woman who holds on to the donkey/mule with two seats meant to transport people on scenic rides.)
SOLD

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes) -  BUHOT

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Drypoint, etching, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard/Goodfriend 44 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 1/8 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red stamp at bottom edge center (Lugt 977). Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on sturdy laid paper. The margins are probably full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is excellent apart from the trace of a vertical stain along the extreme left edge of the sheet. (The paper shows a partial ARCHES watermark.) This is a stellar, uncommon work by Buhot.
SOLD

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville) -  BUHOT

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching and drypoint, 1874, Bourcard/Goodfriend 122 (iv/VII); edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled "Trouville a août" in the plate, lower left. This is a fine impression with the drypoint printing nicely. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is excellent. The fourth state is distinguished by the number "276" added in the upper corner, just outside of the image.
$1,400

La Falaise - Baie de Saint Malo -  BUHOT

La Falaise - Baie de Saint Malo
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1886-1890, Bourcard-Goodfriend 165. 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 in. Signed with the artist's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) along the lower left of the image. This is a fine, rich, luminous impression printed in two slightly different tones of black ink. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a professionally repaired break along the right edge from plate mark pressure in the printing process.) The central image (state v/VI) is printed from one plate and the outer image (state iii/III) is printed from a second plate. There's a pencil inscription on the verso which reads," Eau Forte de Felix Buhot purchased from the artist's son, Jean Buhot, in 1919... R. Lawson." In addition, this beautiful print comes from a Norwegian private collection.
SOLD

The Large Cottages (Les Grandes Chaumières) -  BUHOT

The Large Cottages (Les Grandes Chaumières)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1881, Bourcard/Goodfriend 150 v/VI), edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. Signed in the plate with the artist's small red stamp (Lugt 978). Signed in pencil and inscribed, "épreuve d'artist imprimée par Delâtre." This is a superb, luminous impression printed on antique paper with an elaborate watermark. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
SOLD

Une Jetée en Angleterre -  BUHOT

Une Jetée en Angleterre
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard/Goodfriend 132 (ii/VIII), edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower right. With the large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) just above the dolphins at the bottom; lightly inked or slightly faded. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on chine applique. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is fine. (The composition here is almost a reversal of Débarquement en Angleterre (B/G 130).
$4,000

Ivory Medicine Box (Pharmacie Ivoire) -  BUHOT

Ivory Medicine Box (Pharmacie Ivoire)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, 1885, Bourcard-Goodfriend 13 (ii/IV?); edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil and also signed with the artist's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977). This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The paper is a thick Japanese paper. This is likely and intermediate second state, with the shading complete but before annotations were added in three of the four corners. This exquisite work is from Buhot's Japonism series based on several objects in the collection of Philippe Burty.
SOLD

The Large Cottages (Les Grandes Chaumières) -  BUHOT

The Large Cottages (Les Grandes Chaumières)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1881, Bourcard/Goodfriend 150 (v/VI); edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. Signed below the imaged with the artist's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977). This is a superb impression printed on a cream laid paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is excellent. There's an unidentified collector's mark on the verso "AEB" printed in blue ink.
$2,300

The Return of the Artists to the Champs-Elysées (Le Retour des Artistes aux Champs-Elysées) -  BUHOT

The Return of the Artists to the Champs-Elysées (Le Retour des Artistes aux Champs-Elysées)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1877, Bourcard-Goodfriend 125 (iv/IV); edition unknown. 8 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed, titled and dated in the plate, lower left. This is a fine, richly inked impression of this uncommon print. The margins appear to be full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is fine. According to Jim Goodfriend, "The precise time and date (March 20, 6 in the evening) are etched into the plate, memorializing the final day on which artists could submit paintings for exhibition in the 1877 salon." (See his Catalogue Number Six, page 10 (1998). This, the published state, bears the printed title "Le 20 Mars au Palais des Champs Èlysées." It was published by Cadart.
$1,400

Frontispiece for L'Illustration Nouvelle -  BUHOT

Frontispiece for L'Illustration Nouvelle
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1877, Bourcard/Goodfriend 124 (v/V) 13 5/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This superb impression also bears the following inscription, "à mon camarade et ami, E." There's a further Buhot pencil inscription, "frontispiece pour L'Illustration Nouvelle de Cadart". The paper is a fine laid and the margins are full. This impression is before the plate edges were cleaned. This print is described by Goodfriend as follows: "The subject of this curious allegory is the 'death' of reproductive engraving (the spirit of the engraver's tool is carried aloft by angels, while the 'body' is taken off by an old hearse labeled 1876, drawn by a winged horse) and the triumphant arrival of original etching transported by a modern locomotive called 'L'Illustration Nouvelle' and dated 1877." Signed impressions of this print are rare. Based on the pencil dedication it appears that this is the impression illustrated in Catalogue Number Four (1986) by C. & J. Goodfriend, page 35, # 90.
$4,000

Baptism in the Japanese Style (Baptême Japonais) -  BUHOT

Baptism in the Japanese Style (Baptême Japonais)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint on vellum, 1890, Bourcard-Goodfriend 167 (ii/III), edition unknown. 8 5/8 x 5 in. Unsigned. Here we have a fine, warm impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from wrinkling in the margins in the center, above and below the image. This lovely image is a portrait of the artist's son, Jean Buhot. This print usually turns up unsigned as we have here. The plate was cancelled in the third and final state. Provenance: a private Norwegian collection.
SOLD

La Fête Nationale au Boulevard Clichy -  BUHOT

La Fête Nationale au Boulevard Clichy
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1878, Bourcard-Goodfriend 127 (v/VIII), edition unknown. 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the central plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red owl stamp (Lugt 977) at bottom center. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy laid paper. The margins are wide and probably full. This is acompelling and joyous record of the first Bastille Day celebration on June 30, 1878.
SOLD

The Hunter -  CAIN

The Hunter
CHARLES W. CAIN
British, (1893-1962)
Etching and drypoint, circa 1925, edition 100. 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in ink, lower right. A superb dark impression in very good condition. Full margins. Cain traveled extensively in the Middle East, India and Burma. Many of his prints have an oriental flavor. he studied with Frank Short at the Royal College of Art.
$450

La Seine a Courbevoie -  CHAHINE

La Seine a Courbevoie
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching with drypoint, 1907, Tabanelli 261; edition 50. 11 5/8 x 18 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with tone. The paper is a sturdy wove and the margins are full. The condition is very good. There are a few specks of foxing in the margins and some soiling. Many of Chahine's prints were lost in a studio fire in 1926 and then again from a flood in 1942.
$1,200

Le Tombereau  (The Tip Cart) -  CHAHINE

Le Tombereau (The Tip Cart)
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching, soft-ground etching and drypoint, 1905, Tabanelli 155, (ii/II); edition 40 plus a few proofs. 14 1/4 x 19 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed with rich ink tone. The paper is Japanese and the margins are wide. The condition is quite good overall. This large work is a nice example of Chahine's printmaking. For an excellent biography on the artist, go to Armstrong Fine Art.
$1,500

Ponte dei Baratteri, Venice -  CHAHINE

Ponte dei Baratteri, Venice
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching and drypoint, 1923, Tabanelli 375 (iii/III); edition 100. 12 5/8 x 8 5/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from slight toning along the extreme edges of the sheet.
$800

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