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Connectors -  ALLEN

Connectors
JAMES ALLEN
American, (1894-1964)
Etching, 1934, Ryan 66, McRae pg. 6; edition probably 100. 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This dynamic print was part of Allen's Steel Workers Series. It was inspired by the construction of Radio City Music Hall which took place from 1931 to 1932 as part of Rockefeller Center. This stellar work is found in the collections of the British Museum, the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, the National Gallery and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among others. "Connectors" is illustrated on the cover of the Ryan catalogue. It's illustrated in Graphic Excursions, American Prints in Black and White," by Reba and Dave Williams (1991), (entry 44). And, it's illustrated on page 115 of "The American Scene, Prints From Hopper to Pollack," by Stephen Coppel published by the British Museum (2008).
$5,000

Pipe and Brawn -  ALLEN

Pipe and Brawn
JAMES ALLEN
American, (1894-1964)
Lithograph, 1938, Ryan 28, McRae pg. 22; edition 40. 11 7/8 x 14 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Allen produced a series of twelve lithographs concerning pipe workers from 1937 to 1938. "After Allen's etchings, these are the most recognized and collected of all his works." (see MacRae pg. 18, The Prints of James E. Allen; Etchings, Lithographs, and Linocuts 1925-1945 (2002). Ryan dates this print to 1937.
$2,000

Big Bend -  ALLEN

Big Bend
JAMES ALLEN
American, (1894-1964)
Lithograph, 1938, Ryan 5, MacRae pg. 23; edition 10 (30?) 11 1/8 x 14 3/8 in. Signed and numbered "ed 10." This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. MacRae lists the edition as thirty however our impression is numbered as above. Ryan states the edition is ten which agrees with our numbering. MacRae dates this print to 1938 whereas Ryan lists the date as 1937.
$1,800

The Last Trumpet -  ARTZYBASHEFF

The Last Trumpet
BORIS ARTZYBASHEFF
Russian/ American, (1899-1965)
Wood engraving, 1937, edition 200. 11 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from old adhesive on the top corners, verso, where the sheet was attached to the accompanying portfolio. This potent image was published by the Woodcut Society of Kansas City with an introduction by Carl Carmer. Artzybasheff was a gifted set designer and illustrator and he created more than 200 covers for Time magazine before his death. This potent image was perhaps partially inspired by his early time in the front lineswhen the Russian Revolution broke out in 1917. He was drafted into the German sponsored Ukranian army and was forced to fight for a separatist Ukranian Republic. With his life at risk, he eventually escaped and made it to New York and commenced his career as an artist. This is a universal statement about war and destruction against the background of a large metropolis.
$3,500

Cloud Shadows, Apache Trail, Arizona -  BURR

Cloud Shadows, Apache Trail, Arizona
GEORGE ELBERT BURR
American, (1859-1939)
Drypoint and aquatint, undated (circa 1927-28), Seeber 268, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. The view shows the Salt River which is found in Gila and Maricopa counties.
$1,400

New England Church -  COOK

New England Church
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Wood engraving, 1931, Duffy 161, edition 50. 11 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a very fine impression on a cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from old hinges on the verso at top, well away from the image. The church depicted here is the First Congregational Church in Springfield, MA. This historic church was built in 1819. There were actually three church buildings at this site before the 1819 structure, the first built in 1637.
$1,600

Pia (Opus 319) -  DEMUS

Pia (Opus 319)
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 2010, edition of just a few impressions. 9 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. Signed, titled, dated and inscribed, "313/I/probedruck.) This is a superb impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This exceptional print is from the artist's 2010 "Nike" series in which he draws directly from nature on the copper plate and then he prints an edition of only a few impressions. These "plein air" drypoints were done in the forests around Vienna and demonstrate the artist's exceptional skills as a draughtsman. Inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Demus here shows remarkable freedom with the copper plate and the prints from this series are a notable departure from his more restrained and detailed prints from the 1980s. Nike refers to the Greek goddess of victory. The prints are all titled with the names of women.
$1,400

Feeding Time (Etenstijd) -  DUPONT

Feeding Time (Etenstijd)
PIETER DUPONT
Dutch, (1870-1911)
Etching, 1898, Dupont 65, van Wisselingh 308; edition 100. 11 x 13 5/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. (The paper is VAN GELDER ZONEN.) This expertly crafted print was done in Paris and it's part of the series depicting working horses called "L'Outillage."
$900

Toy Shop Window -  DWIGHT

Toy Shop Window
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1927, Robinson/Pirog 19, edition 50. 9 1/2 x 12 1/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower center. Signed in pencil and inscribed, "Paris 1927." This is a fine impression with rich colors. The paper is a cream laid and the margins are full. The condition is fine. This charming, beautifully composed print was based on Dwight's time in Paris during 1926-27. Her work there was printed at the studio of Edouard Duchatel which amounted to sixteen lithographs. This work was printed by George Miller in New York suggesting it was drawn on stone after she returned from Paris. Dwight was fortunate to have a master printer in George Miller and she was referred to him by Carl Zigrosser. Dwight admired the work of Daumier and this appreciation is reflected in this print. She created a total of only seven lithographs in color and this is arguably the finest.
$2,500

Brooklyn Bridge -  FREEMAN

Brooklyn Bridge
MARK FREEMAN
American, (1908-2003)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1950, edition 12. 16 x 9 1/2 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from slight toning along the edges of the sheet and a small spot of printer's ink to the right of the image. Freeman studied architecture at Columbia and he later took classes at the New York Academy of Design. New York proved to be the perfect inspiration for his printmaking skills. Most of his work consists of architectural scenes.
$1,000

Spring on the Hillside (Farmland) -  GAG

Spring on the Hillside (Farmland)
WANDA GAG
American, (1893-1946)
Lithograph, 1935, Winnan 107, edition 50. 9 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil by the artist and also signed in pencil by the printer, lower left, "George C. Miller, Litho." This is a very fine impression printed on Rives watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This stellar work was selected as one of the Fifty Prints of the Year by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. Ten impressions are cited in museum collections. Provanance: Leona E. Prasse with her stamp on the verso (not in Lugt). She was a celebrated print curator working at the Cleveland Museum of Art.
SOLD

The Limeport Quarry -  GARBER

The Limeport Quarry
DANIEL GARBER
American, (1880-1958)
Etching, 1947, Humphries E52, edition 50. 9 x 12 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression. The margins are wide showing tack holes on two sides of the sheet. (Like Childe Hassam, Garber would tack the just printed impressions to a surface to dry.) The condition is excellent. (This impression was printed by the artist as it shows "D.G.imp.") Garber was a leading painter of the New Hope art colony and he also excelled at etching having produced about fifty works. He taught at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts for about forty years. There's a related painting in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and the scene depicted is along the Delaware River across from Limeport, PA, not far from New Hope.
$2,800

Head Willows- Lieselotten-Land (Kopfweiden) -  JANSSEN

Head Willows- Lieselotten-Land (Kopfweiden)
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint, 1987, Griffelkunst 90, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 11 3/4 in. Initialed, titled and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This compelling image is one of many intaglios produced by Janssen at the Giffelkunst-Vereinigung in Hamburg. They have been publishing prints since 1925. There's a Horst Janssen Museum in his hometown, Oldenburg.
$950

Shoe - Friendship (Schuh - Freundschaft) -  JANSSEN

Shoe - Friendship (Schuh - Freundschaft)
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching, 1982, Griffelkunst 59, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed and titled in the plate, upper left corner. Initialed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Janssen produced four such shoe studies in 1982.
$550

Morning - Lydia (Morgen - Lydia) -  JANSSEN

Morning - Lydia (Morgen - Lydia)
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint, 1887, Griffelkunst 87, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right. Initialed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Janssen excelled at self portraiture and he produced innumerable version of his own likeness. This is the case here as the artist leans down to offer his cat, Lydia, a mouse. Janssen is widely considered one of the finest draughtsmen and printmakers of his generation. His work is found in a vast number of museums in Europe as well as here in the United States. This includes the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. He's had exhibitions at the Rembrandthuis Museum and the Leopold Museum in Vienna.
$1,000

Landscape -  JANSSEN

Landscape
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Lithograph printed in black and brown, 1971, edition unknown. 8 5/8 x 10 3/4 in. Initialed in pencil, lower right. here we have a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. This engaging and subtle print has a kind of kinetic and spirited energy in spite of the simplicity of the composition.
$550

Annettchen in the Haseldorfer Marsch -  JANSSEN

Annettchen in the Haseldorfer Marsch
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint, 1987, Griffelkunst 89, edition unknown. 12 x 5 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower right. Dated and titled in the plate, lower left. Initialed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The paper is a cream laid and the Griffelkunst blindstamp is in the lower left margin. Excellent condition. The Haseldorfer Marsch is in Schleswig-Holstein.
$900

Edgar Allan Poe -  JANSSEN

Edgar Allan Poe
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint, 1983, Griffelkunst 67, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left, and with "Nevermore, Griffelkunst, Langenhorn." Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Janssen produced many portraits of Poe, an author he admired and was fascinated by. This work is exemplary.
$600

The Return Home (Die Heimkehr) -  JANSSEN

The Return Home (Die Heimkehr)
HORST JANSSEN
German, (1929-1995)
Etching and aquatint printed in color, 1993, edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in. Initialed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this powerful print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Janssen is widely considered one of the finest draughtsmen and printmakers of his generation. His work is found in a vast number of museums in Europe as well as here in the United States. This includes the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute of Chicago. He's had exhibitions at the Rembrandthuis Museum and the Leopold Museum in Vienna. Depicted here is a mother and child seemingly overwhelmed by an intense rainstorm.
$650

Fishing Fun -  JONES

Fishing Fun
LAWRENCE A. JONES
African American, (1910-1996)
Woodcut, 1971, edition 25. 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is fine. (There's a small stain in the lower left corner of the margin and a few traces of wrinkles in the margins only.) Jones was born in Lynchburg, VA and was the oldest of twelve siblings. Due to Jim Crow laws, Jones was not able to attend art school in Virginia and instead went to the Art Institute of Chicago to study. He was supported financially as an upcoming artist by the community and studied in Chicago from 1934-36. There he met Charles White and Eldzier Cortor. Jones was active in creating the first black art center in Chicago called the South Side Community Art Center. in 1949, Jones moved to Georgia to start a new art department at Jackson State University. He remained there working until the 1970s.
$3,000

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