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Leisure -  ABRAMOVITZ

Leisure
ALBERT ABRAMOVITZ
Latvian-American, (1879-1963)
Woodcut (linocut?) printed in colors, circa 1937, edition probably about 25 impressions. 13 7/8 x 17 in. Initialed in the block and signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this large, rare print. Printed on a thin Japanese paper, the margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a trace of wrinkling in the lower margin just to the image.) Abramovitz was born in Riga, Latvia, studied in Paris, and eventually settled in New York where he was employed by the WPA program. His work is illustrated and discussed in The Federal Art Project: American Prints from the 1930s (1985), published by the University of Michigan Museum of Art. His prints are in the following American collections: Art Institute of Chicago, Baltimore Museum of Art, Newark Museum, Philadelphia Museum of Art and others. This potent, expressionist image is an outstanding example of his work and a bold social statement about life for many during the 1930s.
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Coal Heavers -  ALLEN

Coal Heavers
JAMES ALLEN
American, (1894-1964)
Etching, 1935, Ryan 65, McRae 65; edition unknown. 11 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. This uncommon print is located in the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. There is now an online catalogue by Lynn McRae published by the Stanford University Libraries.
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The Aqueduct -  ALLEN

The Aqueduct
JAMES ALLEN
American, (1894-1964)
Lithograph, 1937, Ryan 1, edition 40. 11 3/8 x 14 5/8 in. Signed in pencil and numbered "ed 40". This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This is one of twelve lithographs by Allen commissioned by the United States Pipe and Foundry Company in 1937. The prints were exhibited and sold at Kennedy Galleries in New York.
$2,500

The Builders -  ALLEN

The Builders
JAMES ALLEN
American, (1894-1964)
Etching, 1932, Ryan 62, edition 100. 9 3/54 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a faint trace of an old tape adhesive along the top edge, verso, not evident from the front. This stellar print is illustrated in American Prize Prints of the Twentieth Century by Albert Reese (1949). It was on the cover of The Herald Tribune Magazine (9/3/33) and also on the cover of Sunday Review, Brooklyn Eagle (3/25/34). Allen shared a studio with Howard Cook in Paris and upon his return to New York, he studied with Joseph Pennell and William Auerbach-Levy.
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New York Cafe -  ANDREWS

New York Cafe
BENNY ANDREWS
American, (1930-2006)
Lithograph, 1966, edition 250. 10 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This print was published by Associated American Artists. Andrews was born in Georgia, studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and then moved to New York. He taught at Queens College, City University of New York, from 1968-1997.
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Study in Stone, Cathedral of Orense -  ARMS

Study in Stone, Cathedral of Orense
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1933, Fletcher 257 (ii/II); from the edition of 162. 7 3/8 x 5 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Old hinges at top corners. (Stamped "Collection E John Taylor Arms).
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Puerto del Obispo, Zamora -  ARMS

Puerto del Obispo, Zamora
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1933, Fletcher 266, (ii/II), edition 160. 12 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil and with a pencil dedication (partially erased). A fine impression on antique French paper. Full margins. Very good condition other than the faintest trace of discoloration from an earlier mat.
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Destroyers in Wet Basin -  ARMS

Destroyers in Wet Basin
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1943, Fletcher 377 (iii/III), edition 875. 10 x 17 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. This is #2 from the U.S. Navy series. Depicted are the U.S.S. Radford, Quick & Mervine in South Kearney, N.J.
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St. Paul, Alps-Maritimes (France) -  ARMS

St. Paul, Alps-Maritimes (France)
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1927, Fletcher 201 (ii/II); edition 259. 7 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than slight lightening within a previous mat opening. This work was published by the Print Club of Cleveland and the edition was printed in New York by Frederick Reynolds. Marc Chagall lived here and the Fondation Maeght is nearby.
$800

Chartres, The Magnificent -  ARMS

Chartres, The Magnificent
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1948, Fletcher 411 (iii/III); edition 270. 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Inscribed "III" referring to the third state and "sp" for special proof. Here we have a fine impression with substantial margins. The condition is fine apart from a faint suggestion of an old mat line in the outer margins. This exquisite print is one of Arms' best miniature etchings. It's listed as from the French Church series # 49.
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Le Penseur de Notre Dame -  ARMS

Le Penseur de Notre Dame
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1923, Fletcher 136 (i/II), edition 150. 12 1/2 x 10 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a light cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This iconic image epitomizes Arms' fascination with medieval architecture and it's a remarkable tribute to it. The plate was rebitten in 1937 and that constitutes Fletcher's description of the second state. Thirty-five impressions were then printed in addition to the one hundred and fifty from 1923.
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Gloria:  Saint Riquier (Gloria Ecclesiae Antiquae) -  ARMS

Gloria: Saint Riquier (Gloria Ecclesiae Antiquae)
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1937, Fletcher 307 (iii/IV), edition 75. 13 7/8 x 8 5/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. Inscribed "Ed.75 III." This is a superb impression printed on J. WHATMAN watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. The raisonné lists an edition of 175 for this state. In the fourth state the plate was cut down slightly.
$1,200

The Balcony (Venetian Gateway) -  ARMS

The Balcony (Venetian Gateway)
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1931, Fletcher 237 (iii/III), edition 110. 8 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on cream antique laid paper with an illegible watermark. The margins are wide and probably untrimmed. This stellar Venetian print is one of several views of this famous city which exemplify his work in the etching medium.
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In Memorium (The North Portal of Chartres Cathedral) -  ARMS

In Memorium (The North Portal of Chartres Cathedral)
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1939, Fletcher 317 (ii/II), edition 312. 14 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed, dated and inscribed "II" meaning the second state. (There's also a pencil dedication to Harry T. Peters II.) This is a superb impression with full margins and the paper bears a J WHATMAN watermark. The condition is fine apart from traces of old hinges at the top. This large and exquisite work is a tour de force of the etching medium.
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Stockholm -  ARMS

Stockholm
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1940, Fletcher 346 (iii/III); edition 395. 7 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. Inscribed "III" for the third state. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on a light cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for a modest little smudge in the lower left margin area. This print won multiple prizes from 1941-48.
$1,500

Shadows of Venice -  ARMS

Shadows of Venice
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching with aquatint, 1930, Fletcher 229 (ii/II), edition 100 (140?) 10 1/8 x 12 1/2 in. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on an old sheet of cream laid paper, probably an end leaf from a book or ledger. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a soft crease in the upper margin at left and another in the upper right margin corner; both not affecting the image. This very desirable print depicts the Ponte di Rialto, a favorite subject of etchers in modern times. (Note: the catalogue lists a printing of 127 impressions in 1930 and then an additional 13 proofs between 1930 and 1938. This impression is inscribed "edition 100.")
$2,200

Crystal and Jade -  ARMS

Crystal and Jade
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching and aquatint, 1936-1940, Fletcher 301 (vi/VII), edition 377. 7 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "VI" with "sp" below (special proof.) This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. The catalogue description of this plate is ambiguous and there's no indication of any special proofs printed. This is a trial proof "iv" of the sixth state. There's no watermark. This is a lovely and unique image.
$300

Grim Orvieto -  ARMS

Grim Orvieto
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1926, Fletcher 176, edition 125 plus 4 trial proofs. 11 x 8 5/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from four old hinges on the top edge, verso, not noticeable from the front. This is # 5 from the Italian Series.
$550

From the Ponte Vecchio, Florence -  ARMS

From the Ponte Vecchio, Florence
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1925, Fletcher 159 (ii/II), edition 150. 11 x 15 1/16 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on light cream laid paper with the watermark, HAND MADE. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is excellent. This is from his Italian Series # 1, printed by Frederick Reynolds. It's possible to document a stone bridge here back to 966 and later in 1345 there was another reconstruction after the flood of that year. The last close call for this structure was in 1966 when the Arno River burst its banks and the assault of water and silt was tremendous. So, today, this beautiful bridge continues to florish as famous landmark in historic Florence.
$1,600

Memento Viviere (Notre Dame, Evreux) -  ARMS

Memento Viviere (Notre Dame, Evreux)
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1947, Fletcher 407 (ii/II); edition 198. 13 1/2 x 7 in. Signed and dated in pencil. The print is also inscribed "II" for second state. This is a superb, rich impression printed on an antique laid paper. The margins appear to be full and the condition is excellent. This stellar print is the recipient of five Awards and they are listed in the catalogue by Fletcher.
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