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The Wheat Field (Chateauneuf-en-Thimerais), Le Champ de Blé (Chateauneuf-en-Thimerais) -  VLAMINCK

The Wheat Field (Chateauneuf-en-Thimerais), Le Champ de Blé (Chateauneuf-en-Thimerais)
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK
French, (1876-1958)
Drypoint, circa 1925, Walterskirchen 113b, edition 50. 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This panoramic view was published by the Galerie des Peintres-Graveurs (Lugt 1057b) and their blindstamp is in the lower right margin.
$1,450

Locomotive Shops -  WEIDENAAR

Locomotive Shops
REYNOLD WEIDENAAR
American, (1915-1985)
Etching and aquatint, 1947, Buckner 101, edition 75 plus nine trial proofs. 12 7/8 x 16 3/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed in rich black ink. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from slight light discoloration within an earlier mat opening. This masterpiece of etching took the artist about six months to complete and he spent a week making sketches at the locomotive shop which inspired the print. The time he spent making the plate is dated in the upper left corner of the image. This uncommon print is illustrated on the cover of the catalogue raisonné.
$5,500

Coast of Maine -  WENGENROTH

Coast of Maine
STOW WENGENROTH
American, (1906-1977)
Lithograph, 1957, Stuckey 237, edition 55. 9 7/8 x 15 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with substantial margins. The condition is very good other than for a thin piece of tape across the upper back edge of the sheet. There's an exceedingly faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening.
$1,400

The House of Ernst Kirchner in Davos, Switzerland (Het Huis van Ernst Kirchner in Davos) -  WIEGERS

The House of Ernst Kirchner in Davos, Switzerland (Het Huis van Ernst Kirchner in Davos)
JAN WIEGERS
Dutch, (1893-1959)
Woodcut, 1920-24, edition unknown. 12 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "épreuve d'artiste." This is a fine, rich impression of this rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from two small hinges at the top corner margins, recto. Wiegers traveled to Davos in 1920 to undergo treatment for pneumonia. The artist and his family later moved into a farmhouse on Langmatt, a mountain slope. Shortly thereafter he met Kirchner who lived very close by. They soon began to work together almost daily and both artists were inspired by the beauty of the surrounding mountainous landscape. This is clearly one of Wiegers' finest woodcuts and it epitomizes the connection between the two artists. Early impressions of this print are very hard to come by and this one was printed a little later, probably in the 1940s. This print is illustrated on page 50 of Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends, edited by Beat Stutzer, Samuel Vitali, et al. (2007) and on page 94 of De Ploeg 1918-1930 by Adriaan Venema, (1978).
$2,750

Cabaret Scene -  WIEGERS

Cabaret Scene
JAN WIEGERS
Dutch, (1893-1959)
Drypoint, 1924, edition unknown but small. 10 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a wove paper with an ARCHES watermark. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a very faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This outstanding print exemplifies the German artistic influence on Wiegers during the 1920s and beyond. He spent time in Davos, Switzerland in 1920-21 and his neighbor was Ernst Ludwig Kirchner. They worked together and became good friends. After returning to Groningen, Wiegers's work flourished in this expressionist style and the movement became known as de Ploeg (the Plow). Other Dutch artists followed in this path including Jan Altink, Johan Dijkstra, Jan van der Zee among others. Works from this early period are rare and few impressions were printed to begin with. Wiegers's important connection to Kirchner is more fully discussed in the following publication, "Ernst Ludwig Kirchner and Friends; Expressionism from the Swiss Alps," by Stutzer, Vitali, et al.(2007). This book accompanied an exhibition by this name in Germany and Holland. (See pages 228-254.)
SOLD

Tree Planting Group -  WOOD

Tree Planting Group
GRANT WOOD
American, (1891-1942)
Lithograph, 1937, Johnson 1, Cole 1; edition 250. 8 7/16 x 10 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This was Grant Wood's first lithograph. The scene depicted is an Arbor Day's celebration of tree planting. There's an oil of this subject in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and a large drawing in the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art.
$8,500

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