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Copper Miners -  RUBENSTEIN

Copper Miners
American, (1908-2003)
Lithograph, circa 1938, edition unknown. 14 x 11 3/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil and inscribed, "artist's proof." This is a fine impression of this rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Rubenstein studied with Rico Lebrun and he was employed by the New York WPA program. He produced a mural for Harvard, his alma mater, at the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and a mural at the Jewish Center at his hometown, Buffalo, and at the Wareham, MA Post Office. He taught at Vassar from 1939 until 1974. An impression of this print is in the National Gallery Of Art.

Bond Street, London -  STRANG

Bond Street, London
British, (1886-1952)
Etching, 1930, edition 75 10 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from modest handling wrinkles in the top margin corners. This print is illustrated in Fine Prints of the Year, Volume 8, 1930. Ian was the eldest son of William Strang.

Solitude -  WENGENROTH

American, (1906-1977)
Lithograph, 1931, Stuckey 12, edition 54. 5 1/2 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this very early print. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a very faint suggestion of toning within an early mat opening. The scene is Eastport, Maine, which is where his earliest prints were made.

Maunder's Fish Shop, Chelsea -  WHISTLER

Maunder's Fish Shop, Chelsea
American, (1834-1903)
Lithograph, 1890, Art Institute of Chicago 37 (ii/II) Way 28; edition at least 31 lifetime impressions. 7 1/2 x 7 in. Signed on the stone with the printed butterfly. Signed below with the pencil butterfly. This is a superb lifetime impression with full margins. (There's no apparent watermark.) The condition is excellent. This was a popular image for Whistler and it was later published in the Whirlwind in a large edition with a line of text added. There were an additional thirty-eight posthumous impressions printed by Goulding in 1903. Our impression is printed on an ivory laid paper and bears the red Rosaling Birnie Philip stamp (Lugt 406) indicating a lifetime impression. Whistler depicted this subject at least four times including as an oil painting now in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.

Fertility -  WOOD

American, (1891-1942)
Lithograph, 1939, Johnson 14, Cole 15; edition 250. 9 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a soft white wove paper.The margins are full with a deckle edge showing on all sides. The condition is excellent. As described by Johnson, "Of all nineteen of Grant Wood's lithographs, Fertility stands out as the most optimistic, literally swelling with symbols of Midwestern abundance, hope, and reassurance that the land will respond, providing sustenance for the American people still reeling from the devastating effects of the Great Depression." See Grant Wood: The 19 Lithographs; a Catalogue Raisonné by Bruce E. Johnson (2016), pg. 110.

Sailing -  ZORACH

American, (1887-1966)
Linoleum cut, 1919, small edition. 7 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression of this rare print printed in thin wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from small original hinges slightly visible at the top front corners and a couple of specks of printers ink in the right margin. This dynamic print is illustrated and discussed in Print Collector's Quarterly, Volume XIX, No.4, pages 164-165 in an article by Efram Burke. "The print conveys a dramatic interplay of of light and dark patterns, shifting movements, and the energy and force of nature translated through a direct and forceful cutting of the image in the linoleum block." (see page 165). According to Ephram, the location for this print is Stonington, ME. (Six impressions are cited in museum collections.)

The Fence -  ZORN

The Fence
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1913, Zorn Gallery 257 (ii/II), Asplund 257; edition at least 50. 9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. (The paper bears a VAN GELDER ZONEN watermark.) The condition is fine apart from a a skillfully repaired tear in the upper right corner margin. There's a Zorn painting which relates to this large etching.

Mending -  ZORN

Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1905, Zorn Gallery 193, Asplund 193; edition about 30-50 impressions. 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, beautifully inked impression of this rare print. The paper bears a partial VAN GELDER ZONEN watermark and the condition is fine. There's slight thinness here and there along the right edge of the sheet. This print was made in Zorn's studio in Mora.

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