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Fishermen, Lake Maggiore -  KIRKPATRICK

Fishermen, Lake Maggiore
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK
British, (1866-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1926, edition perhaps 30-50. 8 5/8 x 13 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Kirkpatrick was born in Dublin and studied at the South Kensington Academy of Art in London. She originally trained as a watercolor painter but block prints became her first love. For many years she lived at Cowes, Isle of Wight, and maintained a studio there.
$1,750

The Canal -  KIRKPATRICK

The Canal
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK
British, (1866-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, possibly from 1926, edition unknown, perhaps 30-50 impressions. 8 5/8 x 13 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Kirkpatrick was born in Dublin and studied at the South Kensington Academy of Art in London. She originally trained as a watercolor painter but making woodcuts became her primary interest. For many years she lived at Cowes, Isle of Wright, and maintained a studio there.
SOLD

Thames Barges -  KIRKPATRICK

Thames Barges
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK
British, (1866-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1911, edition probably about 30-50. 8 1/4 x 14 1/4 in. Initialed and dated in the block, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine, atmospheric impression showing the Thames at dusk. The margins are modest but this is most likely the full sheet as printed. Excellent condition.
$1,750

Floral Study (Poppies) -  KOCH-AMBERG

Floral Study (Poppies)
ILSE KOCH-AMBERG
German, (b. 1869)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition unknown. 16 x 12 1/4 in. Signed in the block with her monogram, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for slight toning within an earlier mat opening. She lived and worked in Hamburg where she specialized in arts and crafts style color woodcuts. She was married to the artist, Hugo Amberg.
SOLD

Mutter mit Kind (Mother and Child) -  LAAGE

Mutter mit Kind (Mother and Child)
WILHELM LAAGE
German, (1868-1930)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1908, Hagenlocher 83 (ii/II), edition unknown. 13 3/4 x 10 1/16 in. Initialed and dated in the block. Signed, dated and dedicated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on cream VAN GELDER watermarked paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from just a faint suggestion of light toning within an earlier mat opening. Laage was born in Hamburg and began his printmaking career in 1896. He lived in Paris for many months beginning in 1900 and participated in exhibitions in Vienna and Dresden. He became friendly with Kandinsky, Hans Neumann and Karl Hofer as they exhibited together. Gustave Schiefler published the first catalogue of his woodcuts in 1912 and an article was written about Laage by ER Weiss for Ver Sacrum. Laage is best know for his woodcuts and they range from decidedly expressionist in style to a more realistic approach tinged with stoicism, as seen here. This large, impressive woodcut is one of his most captivating works.
$1,800

The Dark Pitcher (Der Dungle Krug) -  LAAGE

The Dark Pitcher (Der Dungle Krug)
WILHELM LAAGE
German, (1868-1930)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1917, Hagenlocher 271 (IIIb), edition unknown. 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. Initialed and dated on the block, lower left. This is a fine impression of the final, published state with the printed text below," Verlag der Gesellschaft für Vervielfältingene Kunst, Wien." The margins are full. The colors are fresh. Apart from some slight rippling along the top edge, the condition is fine. This is a large and exceptional print by Laage and early, pre-publication proofs are hard to find.
$2,000

Exhibition Announcement -  LAZZELL

Exhibition Announcement
BLANCHE LAZZELL
American, (1878-1936)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1930, Shapiro/MFA 52, edition unknown. (image) 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (sheet) 10 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. This is a fine impression of this very rare print. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a small, barely visible 1/2" tear at the top edge at left and another tiny split at the bottom. This endearing Provincetown image captures the essence of what was happening in this New England artists community during the 1920s and 1930s. The sheet was first printed (or applied by hand) with this vibrant background color and then the image and text were printed, possibly from two separate blocks. This charming print is illustrated on page one of "From Paris to Provincetown: Blanche Lazzell and the Color Woodcut (2002).
$4,500

Landing -  LEIGHTON

Landing
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1931, Boston PublicLibrary 195, edition 130. 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work is among Leighton's best known works called the Lumber Camp series. Six images were done in an edition of 30 for the UK and 100 for the US. These prints were based on her trip to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada.
$3,800

Limbing -  LEIGHTON

Limbing
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1931, BPL 191,edition 130. 8 5/8 x 12 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full. This work is numbered from the American edition of 100. There was an additional edition of 30 for the British market. This print is from the Lumber Camp series which was based on a trip to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada.
$3,800

Apple Picking:  September -  LEIGHTON

Apple Picking: September
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 209, edition 60. 8 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine early impression from the British edition of 30, numbered in Roman numerals. (30 impressions for the American market were numbered in Arabic.) Printed on a fine cream Japanese paper, the margins are full. The condition is very good apart from slight toning within an earlier mat opening. This stellar image is from the Farmer's Year series. A later edition was printed in 1978.
SOLD

The Net Menders -  LEIGHTON

The Net Menders
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 247, edition 200. 6 1/8 x 7 5/8 in. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on thin cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There are the usual three glue spots on the top from when the print was attached to the folder it was issued in.) Specifically, this lovely work was published by the Woodcut Society of Kansas City in 1933 and this folder accompanies the print. It contains an introduction by Martin Hardie.
SOLD

Waiting for the Breeze -  LEMOS

Waiting for the Breeze
PEDRO JOSEPH DE LEMOS
American, (1882-1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, Edwards 29b, edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from a soft wrinkle in the lower right corner of the margin. Lemos' work is illustrated and discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation, Color in American Printmaking 1890-1940, by David Acton (1990), see pages 94-95. A leading exponent of the the California arts and crafts movement, Lemos had a major retrospective at the Monterey Museum of Art in 2015 accompanied by a catalogue by Robert W. Edwards.
$3,500

La Cathédrale de Rouen -  LEPERE

La Cathédrale de Rouen
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1888, Lotz-Brissonneau 177 (iii/III), edition 50. 20 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and titled in the block, lower right. ("Rouen...A. Lepere del. sc.") Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a very thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This masterpiece of wood engraving is one of Lepere's finest cathedral studies. A similar impression, also from the edition of 50, is in the Art Institute of Chicago.
$2,750

Along Side -  LINDENMUTH

Along Side
TOD LINDENMUTH
American, (1885-1976)
Linoleum cut printed in colors, undated (circa 1920), small edition. 9 x 7 in. Signed and titled n pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with full margins. The paper is a thick, fibrous wove sheet and the condition is fine. (There's a subtle suggestion of foxing in the upper right margin, outside if the image.) Lindenmuth was included in Janet Flint's landmark exhibition, Provincetown Printers; A Woodcut Tradition (1983). He is also represented in A Spectrum of Innovation; Color in American Printmaking 1890-1960, by David Acton (1990).
SOLD

The Home Port -  LINDENMUTH

The Home Port
TOD LINDENMUTH
American, (1885-1976)
Linoleum cut printed in colors, circa 1920, small edition. 8 x 6 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a very good impression printed on a fibrous, white wove paper. The condition is good and there are subtle spots of foxing showing in the full margins but they do not affect the image. Lindenmuth was included in Janet Flint's landmark exhibition, Provincetown Printers, A Woodcut Tradition (1983). He's also included in David Acton's 1990 catalogue, A Spectrum of Innovation; Color in American Printmaking 1890-1960.
SOLD

Cathedral Spires -  LINDENMUTH

Cathedral Spires
TOD LINDENMUTH
American, (1885-1976)
Linoleum cut, undated (circa 1920-25?), edition unknown. 12 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a stellar impression of this extremely rare and stunning print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Lindenmuth was one of the original members of the Provincetown printers group and he specialized in scenes of boats and fishermen in the Cape Cod area. He was employed by the WPA during the 1930s. Cathedral Spires are located in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Birger Sandzen produced a very similar block print of this subject in 1922.
$1,000

A gathering of Mice -  LUM

A gathering of Mice
BETTINA "PETER BOY" LUM
American, (1911-1983)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920, edition unknown (this impression inscribed # 6 in pencil.) 8 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil with a hard to read date as mentioned above. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The margins are modest and the condition is fine. Bettina was born in Minneapolis and was the daughter of Bertha Lum. She was called "Peter Boy." She was married in 1938 to a British diplomat named Sir Colin Crowe and Crowe was added to her name. Her work is in the collection of the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco and has been exhibited at other US museums.
$950

Ecce Homo -  MASEREEL

Ecce Homo
FRANS MASEREEL
Belgian, (1889-1972)
Woodcut, 1927, Vorms / von der Gabelentz 49, edition 22. 15 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Initialed and dated in the block. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this rare early work, printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent apart from minor handling marks in the outer margins only. (The printed surface is pristine.) Masereel was one of the preeminent Belgian expressionist printmakers. He was prolific and most of his prints were small and published in books. Large, early, pencil signed works such as this are very hard to find today.
$3,800

Fruit -  MCENTEE

Fruit
DOROTHY MCENTEE
American, (1902-1990)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1940, edition 15. 8 1/16 x 10 in. Signed, titled and inscribed, 15 proofs/trial proof. Here we have a fine impression printed on a thin cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a trace of an old mat line from an earlier mount.) McEntree lived and worked in New York.
$450

Bird of Prey -  MEAD

Bird of Prey
RODERICK MEAD
American, (1900-1971)
Wood engraving, 1950, Mead 53, Woodcut Society 38; edition 150. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a stellar impression printed on smooth wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is the 38th Presentation print of the Woodcut Society and comes with the original folder. Mead studied at Yale and the Art Students League. He also was a student of S.W. Hayter.
$500

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