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Pont Guillaume, Chartres -  ANDERSON

Pont Guillaume, Chartres
STANLEY ANDERSON
British, (1884-1966)
Etching and drypoint, 1915, Meyrick & Heuser 85, edition unknown. 6 5/8 x 8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. According to the catalogue, "This is a view along the Rue de la Porte Guillaume towards the 15th century barbican gate and bridge named after Guillaume de Ferrières, Vidame de Chartres."
SOLD

Venus and Adonis -  ANDERSON

Venus and Adonis
STANLEY ANDERSON
British, (1884-1966)
Etching, 1924, Meyrick & Heuser 158; intended edition of 50. 7 7/8 x 10 in. Signed in ink. Titled and numbered "edition 50 proofs" below in ink. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. The plate was published by Colnaghi, however, according to the catalogue, "The plate itself would become a casualty of the Blitz, during which Anderson's London studio was destroyed. Only a few prints had been pulled."
$750

La Plaza Mayor, Segovia -  ANDERSON

La Plaza Mayor, Segovia
STANLEY ANDERSON
British, (1884-1966)
Drypoint, 1927, Meyrick & Heuser 178 (iv/IV); edition 80. 9 1/2 x 7 9/16 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a subtle suggestion of toning within an early mat opening.
$550

Blue Poppies -  ARMITAGE

Blue Poppies
JEAN ARMITAGE
British, (exhibited 1919-1938)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1930, edition 50. 12 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a soft wrinkle here and there, primarily in the margins. The influence of Japanese printmaking is here in evidence. Her work is executed with great skill, especially as seen here. She studied with the illustrator J.D. Batten at the Byam Shaw School of Art and exhibited with the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours. This information was provided by the British Museum and they own two example of her woodcuts.
SOLD

I Want Powder and Bullets (Je Veux de la Poudre et des Balles) -  AURIOL

I Want Powder and Bullets (Je Veux de la Poudre et des Balles)
GEORGE AURIOL
French, (1863-1938)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897, Fields 12, edition 100. 18 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. Signed on the stone with the artist's monogram, upper left. Titled on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's an occasional small speck of foxing.) This large, impressive print was published in Vollard's, "l'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard." The print was inspired by a poem by Victor Hugo, "L'Enfant" ('The Child')," from Orientales; a collection of forty-one poems inspired by the Greek War of Independence and their fight for liberty against the Turks.
$1,850

Ponte Pietra, Verona -  AUSTIN

Ponte Pietra, Verona
ROBERT S. AUSTIN
British, (1895-1973)
Etching, 1925, Dodgson 56, edition 76. 5 1/8 x 4 3/4 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for a faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. Austin studied with Frank Short and is rightfully considered one of the preeminent printmakers working in England between the wars. He was a master craftsman with the copper plate and was gifted as a figurative artist as well as an etcher of architectural subjects. Austin was the recipient of many rewards throughout his career and his fine work clearly stands the test of time.
$750

Merry-go-Round (Das Karussell) -  BECKMANN

Merry-go-Round (Das Karussell)
MAX BECKMANN
German, (1884-1950)
Drypoint, 1921, Hofmaier 197IIb, Glaser 172, Gallwitz 169; edition 125. 10 3/8 x 10 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The embossed stamp of the publisher, Verlag der Marées Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co., Munich, is in the lower right margin. This stellar work is plate 7 from Der Jahrmarkt (The Annual Fair) series. According to Hofmaier, the upper of the couples at left is probably a self-portrait with Minna Beckmann-Tube, the first wife of the artist.
SOLD

Les Eglantines (Sweet Briar Roses) -  BERTHON

Les Eglantines (Sweet Briar Roses)
PAUL BERTHON
French, (1872-1909)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1900, Arwas 54 (IIA), edition 100. 15 1/4 x 21 in. Signed on the stone, upper left corner. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on light tan paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This stellar French art nouveau image is from the early signed edition, before the printed text on the bottom. This is one of several "decorative panels" as they are described by Arwas, which employ the common theme of flowers throughout the imagery. Berthon was one of the outstanding decorative designers working in lithography in the 1890s. Signed impressions of his work are uncommon.
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Model with Bare arms Raised (Le Modèle nu les Bras Levés) -  BESNARD

Model with Bare arms Raised (Le Modèle nu les Bras Levés)
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching with traces of drypoint, 1925, Godefroy 128 (iii/IV); five impressions in this state, total unknown. 10 5/8 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. Also, inscribed "3et...4/5." This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a minor paper flaw in the left margin near the image. This late work by the artist shows him still in great command of the medium with the skills of a master draftsman. The plate is known to have been destroyed but we don't have a precise edition.
$900

Morphine Addicts (Morphinomanes) -  BESNARD

Morphine Addicts (Morphinomanes)
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching, 1887, Coppier 62,Delteil 65, only known state; edition unknown. 9 1/8 x 14 1/2 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a very fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine apart from very slight lightening of the paper within an earlier mat opening. This very rare print is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum in NY and is described as follows on their website, "Besnard's deeply incised etching lines cast his feline women in dark shadows and gave them a tragic accent. Melancholy, bored, and dramatically alluring (in a Gloria Swanson way), they help to define for us the decadence of the century."
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Magpie Park -  BO

Magpie Park
LARS BO
Danish, (1924-1999)
Etching with aquatint printed in colors, 1961, edition 90. 11 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. From 1948-1950, Bo studied with Johnny Friedlaender in Paris. He eventually went to work with Stanley W. Hayter in Paris at his Atelier 17. Technically refined, his work often has a charming, whimsical quality as we see here with Magpie Park.
$500

Windy Night, Stockholm -  BONE

Windy Night, Stockholm
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1935, Dodgson 457 (x/X); edition 93. 11 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is quite good. The Royal Opera House is depicted in the background of this dynamic and somewhat haunting scene. In this, the final state, eighty impressions were printed.
$1,650

Some Scenes of Parisian Life (Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris) (Couverture) -  BONNARD

Some Scenes of Parisian Life (Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris) (Couverture)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1899, Bouvet 58, edition 100. 16 3/4 x 13 1/2 in. Signed on the stone at bottom. This is a fine impression printed on thin china paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor toning at the extreme edges of the sheet. (This is the title page image for Bonnard's most famous series of color lithographs. The series of twelve prints was published by Vollard in Paris. They were printed by the artist with the assistance of Auguste Clot.
$3,800

Avenue du Bois -  BONNARD

Avenue du Bois
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1899, Bouvet 59, edition 100. 12 x 18 in. Unsigned. This is a fine impression with very good colors. The margins are full with a deckle edge on all sides. Excellent condition. This is a lovely work from the series Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris; a set of twelve plates plus the cover. Bonnard was the printer under the direction of Clot, according to Bouvet. The set was published by Vollard. This and other works from the series were pencil signed on occasion.
$6,750

Venice -  BORMANN

Venice
EMMA BORMANN
Austrian, (1887-1974)
Linocut printed in colors, undated (possibly 1923)., Johns pg. 80, edition unknown. 9 x 14 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This stellar view of Venice exists in color variations. This rare work is one of several views of Italy that she did in addition she made trips to: Vienna, Stockholm, Rome, Florence, Prague, Tokyo, Shanghai, New York, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh and on and on. She worked in woodcut and linocut and they can be difficult to tell apart.
$2,200

Young Lady with an Umbrella (Fillette à l'Ombrelle) -  BOUTET DE MONVEL

Young Lady with an Umbrella (Fillette à l'Ombrelle)
BERNARD BOUTET DE MONVEL
French, (1881-1949)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1910, edition 10 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are substantial enough but somewhat trimmed and the condition is fine. Boutet de Monvel's exquisite, work is illustrated and discussed in From Pissarro to Picasso; Color Etching in France (1992) by Dennis Cate and Marianne Grivel. He worked with Eugène Delâtre as his printer.
$750

Les Hirondelles (The Swallows) -  BRACQUEMOND

Les Hirondelles (The Swallows)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1882, Beraldi 225 (iii/III), edition 100. 13 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, with the etched "B". Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this important print. The margins are wide and the condition is excellent. Here Bracquemond best conveys his interest in Japanese prints and their design elements. This print is illustrated and discussed in Japonisme, Japanese Influence on French Prints by Gabriel Weisberg,et al. (1975), page 35. This impression is from the edition of 100 impressions printed by Frederick Keppel around 1900. Similar impression are in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Art and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others.
SOLD

Sarcelles (Teals) -  BRACQUEMOND

Sarcelles (Teals)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1853, Bouillon Ac2 (pg. 82) (iv/V), Beraldi 111; edition unknown. 10 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in the plate upper right. Signed in the plate lower left with the printed text. Here we have a fine impression in good condition. There's an occasional spot of foxing and a rust speck in the image on the left side, center. This impression was printed by Delâtre and published by Cadart & Luquet for the Société des Aquafortistes in June, 1864. Their watermark appears on the sheet as well as their blindstamp. The margins are wide.
$600

Seagulls (Les Mouettes) -  BRACQUEMOND

Seagulls (Les Mouettes)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1882 (?), Beraldi 223 (iv/IV), total edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 18 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Signed with the "B" stamped initial in the lower left. Here we have a fine impression of this large, impressive print. The margins are trimmed but sufficient. There's a faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This is the final state of the work as printed in an edition of 100 impressions by Frederick Keppel. (Note: We have found various dates for this print listed from 1860 to 1895!) Provenance: Catherine Burns, 1984.
$1,800

Sarcelles (Teals) -  BRACQUEMOND

Sarcelles (Teals)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1853, Bouillon Ac2 (pg 82), (ivIV); Beraldi 111, edition 100. 10 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, upper left corner. Signed lower left with the etched "B" and the pencil signature at right. This is a superb impression with substantial margins. The paper is a thin Japanese and the condition is fine. A few of Bracquemond's etchings bear this etched"B" and this edition of 100 was published about 1900 by Frederick Keppel. The impressions are very well printed.
$1,000

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