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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.
$4,500

St. Nicholas, Prague -  ANDERSON

St. Nicholas, Prague
STANLEY ANDERSON
British, (1884-1966)
Drypoint, 1929, Meyrick & Heuser 184 (iii/III); edition 85. 11 3/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed, titled and numbered in ink. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from minor wrinkling along the top edge of the sheet. A finished pencil drawing is located in the Victoria and Albert Museum.
SOLD

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

My Family No. 2 -  BELLOWS

My Family No. 2
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1921, Mason 116, edition 56. 10 1/8 x 8 in. Signed and titled "Family Group" by the artist. Signed by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a very fine impression printed on thin china paper. The margins are fairly modest but this is possibly the untrimmed sheet as printed. The condition is very good other than for two small old hinges at the top corners with traces of the old adhesive showing through and a soft wrinkle along the bottom edge of the sheet, well away from the image. This second version of this subject, done in reverse of the first, is more fully developed and beautifully designed.
$3,000

Chicken and Pulque (Pollo y Pulque) -  BIDDLE

Chicken and Pulque (Pollo y Pulque)
GEORGE BIDDLE
American, (1885-1973)
Transfer lithograph, 1928, Pennigar 89, Trotter 55; edition 50. 12 x 12 in. Signed, numbered and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is fine. This is from Biddle's Mexican Series. Pulque is a beer-like agave drink which predates the arrival of the Spanish by at least 1,500 years. In 1928 Biddle accompanied Diego Rivera on a sketching trip around Mexico.
$550

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.
$6,500

Piñon Trees and Spanish Peaks, Colorado -  BURR

Piñon Trees and Spanish Peaks, Colorado
GEORGE ELBERT BURR
American, (1859-1939)
Etching printed in colors, 1906-07, Seeber 42, edition perhaps 50. 6 1/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression of this uncommon early color etching. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine. (There's stray printer's ink on the verso which is faintly showing on the right margin.) This was Burr's "first experiment in color" after moving to Denver in 1906. He was forty-seven. He was also a gifted watercolor painter and he viewed color etching as an ideal means to transition from one medium to the other. This rare print is illustrated on the cover of the Seeber catalogue raisonné.
$2,800

The Dolphins -  CAMERON

The Dolphins
DAVID YOUNG CAMERON
Scottish, (1865-1945)
Etching, 1892, Rinder 115 (ii/II); edition unknown. 10 x 4 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate and with the added etched word "Amsterdam." This is a superb impression of this rare early work. The margins are modest and the condition is fine. The is the first print for Cameron's North Holland Set which consists of 22 subjects. According to Rinder, there were ten complete sets and a few separate impressions of some subjects.
$575

Walpi  -  COOK

Walpi
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Woodcut, 1927, Duffy 73, edition 50 (40 printed). 10 x 12 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full but modest in size. The condition is excellent. Walpi is an ancient, continuously inhabited Hopi village established around 900 AD. The site is located in Arizona.
SOLD

I Love a Parade -  CRITE

I Love a Parade
ALLAN CRITE
African American, (1910-2007)
Lithograph, 1948, edition 15. 7 5/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in ink. This is a superb impression of this extremely rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Crite was was born in New Jersey but lived most of his life in Boston where he studied at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts. He was one of the preeminent Boston African American artists and lived in the historic South End. He was employed by the Federal Arts project. Crite was interested in social commentary and he depicted life as he observed it in the neighborhoods of Boston, especially in the vicinity of where he lived. His later work was primarily religious in nature. This exceptional print is found in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art among others. It's entry # 27 in Alone in a Crowd, Prints of the 1930s-40s by African-American Artists from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (1993). This catalogue accompanied the exhibition of one hundred and five prints which traveled to about sixteen museums.
$4,800

Hounds and Coyote -  CURRY

Hounds and Coyote
JOHN STEUART CURRY
American, (1897-1946)
Lithograph, 1931, Cole 12, edition 25. 10 x 14 in. Signed and dated on the stone, lower left. Signed, dated, titled and numbered (25 prints) in pencil. This impression is dedicated in pencil to fellow artist Harry Wickey and his wife, "To the Wickeys and best luck." The margins are full. The condition is good apart from occasional light foxing and small old hinges at the top corners of the sheet.
$800

The Couple -  EEKMAN

The Couple
NICOLAS (NICO) EEKMAN
Belgian, (1889-1973)
Woodcut, 1920s, edition perhaps 25-50. 7 3/4 x 8 in. Signed in pencil and also signed in red ink with the artist's monogram. This a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The artist attached the print to a sheet of tan paper at the top corners which created the effect of a nighttime atmosphere. Eekman was born in Brussels and settled in Paris in 1920. He exhibited widely in Europe and was quite friendly with Mondrian and Signac. He was very active as a painter and woodblock artist and also showed his prints in Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Toronto and Chicago. (There's a wonderful web site which has been organized by the artist's daughter, Luce: nicolaseekman.com.) As seen in the work of Henri van Straten, Victor Delhez and Nicolas Eekman, among others; a macabre, expressionist, and captivating (yet understated) sense of humor often pervades Belgian aesthetics during the 1920s and 1930s. Ensor was an influence on this generation.
$650

The Deadly Sins, Dominated by Death (Les Péchés Capitaux, Dominés par la Mort) -  ENSOR

The Deadly Sins, Dominated by Death (Les Péchés Capitaux, Dominés par la Mort)
JAMES ENSOR
Belgian, (1860-1949)
Etching, 1904, Taevernier 126, Elesh 126, only state; edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. The print is also counter signed on the verso by the artist. This is a very fine impression printed on simili-Japan paper. The sheet is exceptionally large measuring 19 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. The condition is fine apart from an exceedingly faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This work was the introductory image for the portfolio called "The Deadly Sins" which consisted of eight etchings by Ensor and a preface by Eugène Demolder. Demolder describes it in the following terms, "The frontispiece brings the seven deadly sins together under a symbolic death's head with black-feathered wings." (Unidentified collector's mark, verso.)
$5,500

The Return (Retour) -  FEURE

The Return (Retour)
GEORGES DE FEURE
French, (1868-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897, Millman pg.125; from a large edition. 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed and dated on the stone along the left side. This is a fine impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This notable art nouveau work was issued in L'Estampe Moderne, No. 2 and their blindstamp is in the lower right corner of the sheet (Lugt 2790).
$1,200

Gleaming Sands -  FLINT

Gleaming Sands
WILLIAM RUSSELL FLINT
British, (1880-1969)
Drypoint, circa 1930, edition unknown. 13 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered "xxviii" in ink. This is a stellar impression printed with tone. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from old hinges at the top, verso. The paper bears a partial WHATMAN watermark. Flint was born in Edinburgh and he was a remarkable draughtsman from the beginning of his career. He started as a medical illustrator and later worked as an illustrator for the London Daily News. At his peak, he excelled in watercolor, oil painting and printmaking. Gleaming Sands is representative of his best work in drypoint.
$1,000

Manhattan Roofs -  GROSS-BETTELHEIM

Manhattan Roofs
JOLAN GROSS-BETTELHEIM
American, (1900-1972)
Drypoint, circa 1940., small edition. 11 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is very good. The artist created about forty prints in her lifetime, largely architectual and industrial in nature. Between her time in Cleveland and New York, her best work was created. The is no proper catalogue raisonné of her work.
$2,200

Imperialism -  GROSS-BETTELHEIM

Imperialism
JOLAN GROSS-BETTELHEIM
American, (1900-1972)
Lithograph, circa 1945, edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, rich impression of this extremely rare and important print. The margins are most likely full and the condition is excellent. Gross-Bettelheim was living in New York from 1938 until about 1956. This potent image was done during this period along with a few other works such as Assembly Line and the Fascism series. Previously, she had been living in Cleveland and produced several prints for their WPA program from 1935-1943. "Imperialism" represents a culmination of Bettelheim's modernist explorations and stands as one of American printmaking's most powerful anti-war statements. The formal perspective of the composition–an assembly line of war weapons and regimented figures–pulls the viewer into the image . The skull-like gas masks look out to the viewer, hollow-eyed in warning. The repetition of the shapes and abstraction of the figures emphasize the inhumanity of the war machine and makes poignant the paradox of man's vunerability in the face of his own creation. Although this lithograph was created during WWII, the image feels absolutely contemporary, as relevant today as it was when first produced. (Source for the last five sentences: Keith Sheridan). Impressions of this work are found in the Smithsonian in Washington, DC and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
SOLD

The Home Sweet Home Cottage, Easthampton -  HASSAM

The Home Sweet Home Cottage, Easthampton
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1921, Cortissoz/Clayton 174, small edition. 10 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression in fine condition. The margins are full with tack holes showing on all sides. This house is where the author of the lyrics for the song lived as a child. His name was John Howard Payne. Childe Hassam can certainly be described as the quintessential American impressionist printmaker of the early 20th century. This is an outstanding example of his work as an etcher.
$4,750

Approaching New York -  HUNTLEY

Approaching New York
VICTORIA HUTSON HUNTLEY
American, (1900-1971)
Lithograph, 1933, Newsom pg. 31, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil "Victoria Hudson." This is a fine impression printed on BFK RIVES watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Hutson was her last name at this time and she married Ralph Huntley in 1934. During this period in New York she was employed by the WPA program.
$1,500

Santa Fe, New Mexico -  KASIMIR

Santa Fe, New Mexico
LUIGI KASIMIR
Austrian, (1881-1962)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, circa 1930, edition unknown. 12 5/8 x 10 1/2 in. Titled in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil by the artist. This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. The paper is a thick wove with full margins. Fine condition. This church is known as the Santa Fe San Jose Mission Church at Laguna Pueblo.
SOLD

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