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Cow Shed -  EBY

Cow Shed
KERR EBY
American, (1889-1946)
Etching, aquatint and sandpaper ground, 1946, Giardina 211, edition 100. 9 5/8 x 15 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with wide margins. the condition is fine apart from a soft wrinkle in the lower left margin. The scene depicted is in either Maine or Connecticut. This well crafted work was one of Eby's last prints.
$700

Hatchet Cove -  EBY

Hatchet Cove
KERR EBY
American, (1889-1946)
Etching, aquatint and sandpaper ground, 1937, Giardina 194, edition 100. 9 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The scene depicted is near Friendship, ME. Nine impressions are cited in museum collections.
$850

White Water -  EBY

White Water
KERR EBY
American, (1889-1946)
Etching, 1929, Giardina 135 (viii/VIII), edition 90. 8 7/8 x 14 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a subtle area of toning in the upper right margin. The paper bears a partial VAN GELDER ZONEN watermark. The catalogue states the scene depicted was done in Canada or New England.
$600

The Steps -  EICHENBERG

The Steps
FRITZ EICHENBERG
American, (1901-1990)
Wood engraving, 1934, edition 200. 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Born in Germany, Eichenberg moved to America when Hitler came into power. In New York he taught at Pratt and the New School and was active in the WPA program. He was a member of the National Academy of Design. The Steps is one of four early prints depicting life in New York.
$1,400

Third Avenue El -  FARR (SLOAN)

Third Avenue El
HELEN FARR (SLOAN)
American, (1911-2005)
Lithograph, 1932, edition unknown. 10 x 12 1/2 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a couple of subtle, soft ripples in the upper left corner of the image. At the age of sixteen Farr enrolled at the Art Students League where she met and studied with her future husband, John Sloan. She was a talented artist in her own right and focused on NY street scenes and also New Mexico subjects. An impression of this work, printed by Grant Arnold, is in the National Gallery of Art. She was also a devoted philanthropist and the Delaware Art Museum holds the definitive collection of her husbands work.
$1,000

Under the Bridge  -  FAYE

Under the Bridge
HAROLD FAYE
American, (1910-1980)
Lithograph, 1938, edition probably about 25 impressions. 15 7/8 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from very minor staining and handling creases in the margins. Faye was born in Illinois and later moved to New York. He studied at the Art Students League and was active in the NYC WPA program as a lithographer. This large print is listed in the Newark Museum collection as a WPA print from 1938. (Our impression is not stamped.) Another impression is listed in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The bridge shown in this scene is the Queensboro Bridge. A retrospective of his lithographs was held at the Hudson River Museum in 1987.
$1,500

Girl Reading -  FEITELSON

Girl Reading
LORSER FEITELSON
American, (1898-1978)
Lithograph, 1938, edition 50. 8 x 11 1/2 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. The print is initialed by the printer, Lynton Kistler, lower left next to the numbering. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. In 1934, Feitelson and his artist wife, Helen Lundberg, developed a style they called "subjective classicism" which is really a brand of surrealism; Post-Surrealism as it was often referred to. In addition to making his own work, He became the Supervisor of murals, paintings and sculpture for the California WPA Federal Art Project. This print was included in the exhibition, Los Angeles Prints 1883-1980 by Ebria Feinblatt and Bruce Davis (1980), entry # 52. An impression of this stellar lithograph in the National Gallery among other institutions.
$1,750

Waterfront, Manhattan -  FIENE

Waterfront, Manhattan
ERNEST FIENE
American, (1894-1965)
Lithograph, 1931, edition 100. 11 x 17 3/4 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Titled in pencil in the lower margin. The print is also dedicated in pencil, "to Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Ronnebeck." Here we have a fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for minor soiling here and there in the outer margins and a tiny tear at the left edge. This is one of Fiene's best prints.
$1,400

Salinas River - California -  FLETCHER

Salinas River - California
FRANK MORLEY FLETCHER
British/American, (1866-1949)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927-28, edition 100. 12 3/4 x 16 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is good. (There are three small areas touched in with gouache(?) certainly by the artist, and faint traces of soiling in the water.) The importance of Fletcher both in England and later in America cannot be overstated. His seminal publication, Wood-Block Printing, published in 1916, had a lasting impact on many printmakers who explored the color woodcut medium. He came to America in 1923 and settled in Santa Barbara where he taught at the Santa Barbara School of Art. He became a naturalized citizen in 1926. This large print is an iconic arts and crafts California woodcut.
$6,000

Three to Make Ready -  FREEMAN

Three to Make Ready
DON FREEMAN
American, (1908-1978)
Lithograph, 1933, McCulloch 73, edition 35 or fewer. 11 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Also inscribed, "with best regards to Grant Reynard." This is a fine, rich impression with wide margins. The condition is quite good apart from traces of old tape adhesive on the verso in a few isolated spots, formerly used as hinges.
$1,650

Uncle Frank's Workshop -  GAG

Uncle Frank's Workshop
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1935, Winnan 106, edition 50. 13 x 9 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. The edition was printed on a zinc plate by George Miller in New York. A preliminary drawing is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
$1,400

Spinning Wheel -  GAG

Spinning Wheel
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Wood engraving, 1928, Winnan 57 (iii/III), edition 100. 4 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression on light cream wove paper with substantial margins (possibly full). The condition is fine. This impression is from the signed edition of 100 printed by the Spiral Press. There was an additional unsigned edition of 2,000 on card stock for a Weyhe Gallery invitation to a show of Gag's work.
$700

Airtight Stove -  GAG

Airtight Stove
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Wood engraving, 1927-1933, Winnans 49 (ix/IX), edition 250. 4 7/8 x 3 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The edition was printed in 1934 by the International Print Guild for distribution to their membership. In the lower right corner, there's a vague outline of a cat's face.
$1,000

The Forge -  GAG

The Forge
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1932, Winnan 96 (ii/II), edition 100. 11 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil. this is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. The edition was printed on a zinc plate by George Miller in New York. Sixteen impressions are cited in museum collections. The scene for this print is a Blacksmith's shop in Carversville, PA.
$2,500

Eucalyptus Grove and Stream -  GEARHART

Eucalyptus Grove and Stream
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, circa 1930, edition probably 30-50. 6 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on her typical sturdy, fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for a very faint suggestion of light toning just outside the image within an early mat opening. This small, charming work is not listed in the Pasadena retrospective catalogue from 2009.
$2,650

October Splendor -  GEARHART

October Splendor
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, 1930, Pasadena catalogue page 100, edition probably 30-50. 9 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with vibrant colors printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for some stray printing ink in the water at right and some of the same in the left margin.
$5,500

Incoming Fog -  GEARHART

Incoming Fog
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, probably 1930-31., edition unknown. 10 x 10 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on her typical, fibrous wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This stellar work is illustrated on page 83 of Behold the Day, The Color Block Prints of Frances Gearhart, published by the Pasadena Museum of California Art, edited by Susan Futterman. The prints were made primarily from linoleum blocks but the artist liked to call them "block prints".
$9,000

Mount Hood -  GEARHART

Mount Hood
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Block print printed in colors, undated (circa 1930), edition unknown. 6 1/8 x 4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from three hinges at the top edge of the sheet. Gearhart often referred to her prints as simply "block prints" and they were mostly printed from linoleum blocks as opposed to wood. Furthermore, the inks are oil-based and not watercolor. The editions are generally unknown but the prints are less common than one might think, especially the earlier work.
$5,750

Olympus (new York) -  GEERLINGS

Olympus (new York)
GERALD GEERLINGS
American, (1897-1998)
Drypoint, 1929, Czestochowski 7 (iv/IV), edition 100. 9 x 5 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. This is an especially fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Twenty-six impressions are cited in museum collections in the catalogue raisonné.
$2,500

Grand Canal, America -  GEERLINGS

Grand Canal, America
GERALD GEERLINGS
American, (1897-1998)
Drypoint, 1933, Czestochowski 31 (ii/II), edition 100. 11 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. Inscribed in the plate, lower right, Chicago Fair 1933. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on RIVES watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This print was published by the Chicago Society of Etchers.
$3,000

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