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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.
SOLD

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.
SOLD

Venetian Mirror -  ARMS

Venetian Mirror
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1935, Fletcher 289 (ii/II); edition 169. 6 3/8 x 14 in. Signed and dated "1935" in pencil. Also inscribed "II" and "Private Collection 6." Arms also has written below and to the right the title, that this is number 27 from his Italian series and this is a "SP"; a special proof from the 1937-38 printing of 23 impressions. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is clearly one of the artist's best prints as seen here is a stellar impression.
$6,000

Portal of a Mosque (Het Portaal van een Moskee) -  BAUER

Portal of a Mosque (Het Portaal van een Moskee)
MARIUS BAUER
Dutch, (1867-1932)
Etching, 1890, van Wisselingh 212, edition 100. 18 x 13 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a superb impression showing Bauer's exceptional gift for detail and design. In 1888 he made a study trip to Istanbul which was financed by his publisher/dealer, Van Wisselingh & Co. Oriental subjects were his favorite and over the years he received multiple awards for his paintings and prints.
$1,300

In the Park, Dark -  BELLOWS

In the Park, Dark
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1916, Mason 30, edition 81. 16 7/8 x 21 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed with strong contrasts and exceptional luminosity. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a very faint suggestion of an old tape residue along the top of the upper sheet edge, verso.) This large work exists in two versions, the other being Mason 31, In the Park, Light. There are, in fact, state variations in this image and our impression is slightly different that the one illustrated in the Mason catalogue. Differences in the sky, apartment house and trees are apparent. This subject, a June day in Central Park, is the basis for an oil painting which is now in the Detroit Institute of Arts. A related ink wash drawing was exhibited in the Armory show and it's now in the collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY. This is a large and exceptional print by the artist.
$7,500

The Tournament -  BELLOWS

The Tournament
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1920, Mason 72, edition 63. 14 7/8 x 18 1/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Signed in pencil by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a fine impression with wide and probably the full margins. The condition is very good apart from slight discoloration in the margins an a few subtle wrinkles to the chine appliqué. This is the better of the two tennis prints Bellows created in 1920, both depicting tennis scenes in Newport, RI. (He and his family spent two summers in Middletown, RI.) There's an oil painting which relates to this stellar lithographic image.
$9,500

Sunday Morning -  BENTON

Sunday Morning
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1939, Fath 26, edition 250. 9 5/8 x 12 5/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression printed on RIVES watermarked paper. The margins are untrimmed apart from a minor paper loss(?)to the lower left edge of the sheet. (This is quite possibly the full sheet as printed.) This beautiful print was based on a drawing done in 1938.
$4,000

The Poet (Der Dichter) -  BIELING

The Poet (Der Dichter)
HERMAN F. BIELING
Dutch, (1887-1964)
Woodcut, 1920, edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 10 in. Initialed in the block, lower right. Signed, dated and titled in ink. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The image is printed on the back of a sheet of incunabula published by Michael Furter, Basel, (in facsimile). Bieling was a Rotterdam artist who founded an artistic group called "De Branding" (meaning surf or breakers in Dutch). He had connections with art groups including De Stijl and Der Sturm. Bieling was also an organizer of shows which included his work and those by Kurt Schwitters, Piet Mondriaan and many other cutting edge artists. He was an active proponent of modernism in Dutch painting and printmaking during the 1920s and 1930s. Much of his work was lost during a major fire in his studio in 1930.
$1,200

The Seed -  BIGGERS

The Seed
JOHN BIGGERS
African American, (1924-2001)
Lithograph, 1983, edition 100. 17 1/8 x 23 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on ARCHES watermarked paper. The margins are full with a deckle edge on all four sides. The condition is fine apart from a very small stain in the upper margin, center, and an old adhesive along the top edge of the sheet, verso. Biggers studied at the Hampton Institute with Elizabeth Catlett and Charles White. He also got to know Hale Woodruff around this time. After serving in the Navy during WWII, he studied at Penn State and with a masters and PhD in hand, he moved to Houston where he served as founder and chairman of Texas State (now Texas Southern) University's art department. He was there until 1983, the year of this print. Biggers was one of the first African American artists to visit Africa and he did so with a UNESCO fellowship to study West African cultural traditions. His worked was heavily influenced by his visits to Africa as he returned several times. In addition to his prints and drawings, Biggers was a gifted painter and his murals are found primarily in the Houston area. In fact, the Houston Museum of Fine Arts hosted a major retrospective of the artist's work in 1995 which traveled to several cities. This large, dynamic lithograph is beautifully drawn and the influence of his many trips to Africa is clearly evident.
$6,500

There Were Not Found Women Fair as the Daughters of Job -  BLAKE

There Were Not Found Women Fair as the Daughters of Job
WILLIAM BLAKE
British, (1757-1827)
Engraving, 1825, Bindman 645; edition 215. 8 5/8 x 6 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are apparently full and the condition is good. (There are some extremely subtle spots of foxing and two soft fold marks in the upper and right outside margins. The chine is wrinkled a bit primarily on two edges of the sheet.) This is plate 20 from Blake's celebrated Book of Job published by the artist and John Linnell in London. This set of engravings was originally published in 3 versions; 150 copies on white india chine appliqué with the word "proof" (as here), 65 copies on French paper also with "proof," and 100 on Whatman watermarked paper with the word "proof" erased. John Linnell retained the plates and a second edition of 100 was printed in 1874 after the death of the artist in 1827. Blake's engravings were based on a series of watercolors done between 1805 and 1806 for his patron, Thomas Butts.
$3,800

Demolition of St. James Hall, Exterior -  BONE

Demolition of St. James Hall, Exterior
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1906, Dodgson 196, edition 46. 15 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is one of Bone's largest and most successful prints and suggests a comparison in some ways to Piranesi. The demolition took place along with portions of Nash's Quadrant for the future construction of the Picadilly Hotel. This print is rare today and is very desirable.
SOLD

Strandvägen, Stockholm -  BONE

Strandvägen, Stockholm
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1923, Dodgson 407 (v/V); edition 34. 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed with plate tone. The paper is an antique laid and the margins are full. The condition is very good. (There's a tiny speck of printer's ink in the sky at the right. and two small repaired tears in the upper right margin.) Strandvägen, as pictured in the distance, is one of the most elegant boulevards in Stockholm. This is a rare print.
$1,200

Leyden (Leiden) -  BONE

Leyden (Leiden)
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1913, Dodgson 314; 1 trial proof and 25 published impressions. 8 7/8 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This masterfully drawn subject depicts the Marekerk Church located at the Lange Mare and the Oude Vest canal.
$1,200

Young Woman in Black Stockings (Jeune Femme aux bas Noirs) -  BONNARD

Young Woman in Black Stockings (Jeune Femme aux bas Noirs)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph, 1893, Bouvet 27, edition 100. 11 1/2 x 5 in. Signed in the image with the artist's printed monogram, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is fine apart from faint traces of an old adhesive near the center of the very top of the sheet and minor rippling along the bottom edge, all well away from the image. This vibrant Nabis style print was reproduced in "L'Escarmouche," No.2, January 14, 1894. (There were twenty additional impressions on Japanese paper.) This print also goes by the title, "Dans l'intimité," ('In Private') and is illustrated and discussed on pages 152-153 of Pierre Bonnard, The Graphic Art (1989) by Colta Ives.
$3,000

Winter Trees (Winterboomen) -  BREMMER

Winter Trees (Winterboomen)
RUDOLF BREMMER
Dutch, (1900-1993)
Lithograph, 1922, edition 50. 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. Initialed and dated on the stone, upper left. Signed and numbered in pencil. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression on a cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. Bremmer was born in the Hague and studied with his father, H.P. Bremmer. This understated print is a tour de force of lithography as well as an immensely detailed landscape study. His work is represented in the Kröller-Müller Museum and other museum collections.
$750

Young Lady in the Bath (Jeune Fille au Bain) -  BUCKLAND-WRIGHT

Young Lady in the Bath (Jeune Fille au Bain)
JOHN BUCKLAND-WRIGHT
British, (1897-1954)
Drypoint, 1932, Buckland-Wright M29, edition 25. 7 5/8 x 3 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on a sturdy, simili japon paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from slight light toning within an earlier mat opening. Here Buckland-Wright depicts a woman stepping into the bath as viewed through the doorway. This rare print was printed by Brunel in Paris.
$700

Children reading (Literacy), Ninas Leyendos -  CATLETT

Children reading (Literacy), Ninas Leyendos
ELIZABETH CATLETT
American, (1915-2012)
Lithograph, 1950, edition 30. 11 7/8 x 16 3/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This beautiful print shows the influence of the Mexican printmakers of the time including Siquieros. Catlett began working at the Taller de Gráfica Popular in Mexico in 1946 and was active there until 1966. She married Francisco Mora (after divorcing Charles W. White) and became a Mexican citizen. She was friendly with Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo. As seen here, Catlett embraced thoughtful and beautifully drawn subjects, producing portraits of black women and children as well as the Hispanic and Indian populations at her Mexican home. Previously, Catlett studied at Howard University and one of her teachers was Lois M. Jones. She later enrolled in the graduate program of the University of Iowa and was attracted to the work of Grant Wood who taught there and she studied drawing and painting with him. "Children Reading" is an uncommon print from a relatively small edition.
SOLD

Mexican Family -  COOK

Mexican Family
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Lithograph, 1940, Duffy 200, edition 250. 10 1/4 x 13 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. This endearing image was published by Associated American Artists in New York.
$750

Taxco Market -  COOK

Taxco Market
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Aquatint and etching, 1932-33, Duffy 181, edition 30. 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and printed by the artist ("imp."). This is a fine impression of this uncommon print. the margins appear to be full and the condition is fine apart from an outline of a small circular stain below the image and old hinges at the top corners, verso. Cook was awarded one of his two Guggenheim fellowships in 1932 and he moved to Taxco, Mexico, where he produced several prints. This is an exemplary work.
ON HOLD

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