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Updated April 25, 2019

Arts and Crafts

Below is a listing of our current inventory of Arts & Crafts era artwork. Most works are color woodblock prints but there are some color etchings, oil paintings and watercolors as well. We believe this listing is one of the largest collections of vintage Arts & Crafts artwork available in any one place.

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Unless otherwise noted, all works are hand signed and all defects are noted. Shipping is at cost (about $25 for most items; more for larger pieces). Please contact us for a quote. Please go to our conditions of sale page for full details. Please contact us for pricing.

Please see our "Publications" page on this site for an article we wrote on Arts & Crafts prints in America.

Framing

Unless otherwise noted, all works are framed in new period style oak frames. These are an exact replica of a period frame I gave to a good friend and talented furniture maker, Josh Metcalf, who has faithfully recreated the framing using hand-selected oak and his skilled craftmanship. Views of the framing are in the first three listings, below. Of course, the artwork can be purchased without the framing if you wish (but don't tell Josh). Josh might be able to make custom frames for you, depending on his schedule. You view his website to see the amazing furniture he can create (and you can email him off of his site). Most of his orders are custom commissions.

To give you a rough idea of the framed size, most prints are matted with about a 2" border all around and the frame molding is 2 1/2" wide.

Alphabetical by Artist: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 

ARTS & CRAFTS FRAMES

This is an example of the framing used in most of the artwork on this page. This is a faithful copy of a period frame that I gave to Josh to replicate years ago. Of course, graining will be different on all frames. These frames are hand made and splined on all corners and hand finished by Josh.

ARTS & CRAFTS FRAME--Front Corner: Detail

ARTS & CRAFTS FRAME--Back: Detail

LUCY CONANT (Amer. 1867-1921)

TREES, STREAM & SNOW-CAPPED MOUNTAINS, gouache & watercolor, 15 x 10 1/2.” Signed. $950. Nicely framed in a period frame. The artist worked in the Boston area and Italy.

JOHN WESLEY COTTON (Can./Amer 1869-1931)

"BEECHES, EPPING FOREST,” color etching & aquatint, 1914-15, ed.50, 10 3/4 x 16 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $1350. Another impression of this print was exhibited at important The Panama-Pacific Expo in 1915 as well as at the Chicago Society of Etchers exhibition in the same year. For a good discussion on the artist see A Spectrum of Innovation: Color In American Printmaking 1890-1960.

JOHN WESLEY COTTON (Can./Amer 1869-1931))

"LAGUNA COAST,,” color etching & aquatint, c. 1923, ed.75, 15 x 9 1/4.” Signed in pencil. $2750. With a fragment of the original matting identifying the artist and giving the title. Titled on a label on the reverse of the original frame and noted “Edition Exhausted.” Another impression of this print was exhibited in the March 1923 exhibit of the Chicago Society of Etchers at the AIC. For a good discussion on the artist see A Spectrum of Innovation: Color In American Printmaking 1890-1960.

EDITH MARY DAVEY (Brit. 1874-1936)

FIELDS AND CLOUDS, watercolor, 1926, 7 x 5.”” Signed. $350. Nicely framed in a period frame.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (Amer. 1857-1922)

"MODERN ART," color lithograph, c. 1897, 10 1/8 x 8.” Signed in the stone only as usual. $950. This is the from “Les Maitres de l’Affiche” portfolio, plate #36 and, as is the case with all of the “Maitres,” is smaller than the original but identical in all other respects.

 

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (Amer. 1857-1922)

"OLDTOWN HILL, color metal relief print, 1901, ed. c. 800*, 3 x 4 7/8.” Unsigned as usual. $950. An “Ipswich Print” not included in any of the 3 portfolios. These prints were printed by hand on a foot-powered press.* Intended as teaching aids, many did not survive the years. Noted in letterpress in lower margin: “THE IPSWICH PRINTS, Series C, Print No. 1, Three colors. Copyright 1901 by Arthur W. Dow.”.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (Amer. 1857-1922)

“RIVER RELECTION," (Yellow), color woodcut, c. 1910, ed. small, 11 x 8 1/8.” Unsigned as is most common. $2950. This is a good example of how Dow liked to vary the coloration of the same blocks to create a wholly different mood, time of day or season. Provenance: from the estate of an heir of the artist.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (Amer. 1857-1922)

“RIVER RELECTION," (Gray), color woodcut, c. 1910, ed. small, 11 x 8 1/8.” Unsigned as is most common. $2950. This is a good example of how Dow liked to vary the coloration of the same blocks to create a wholly different mood, time of day or season. Provenance: From the artist’s estate.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (Amer. 1857-1922)

[TOWN SEAL OF IPSWICH,” color woodcut, c. 1895, ed. unknown, 2 1/4" in diameter. Unsigned as usual. $450.

Dow created this town seal for his beloved home town of Ipswich, Mass. It was also adopted by use of the Arthur Wesley Dow Association of Los Angeles.

OSCAR DROEGE (Germ. 1898-1983)

[DUNES IN SNOW], color woodcut, c. 1930, 14 x 9 1/2." Signed in pencil. $775.

 

 

OSCAR DROEGE (Germ. 1898-1983)

[DUNES IN SNOW], color woodcut, c. 1930, 14 x 9 1/2." Signed in pencil. $775.

 

OSCAR DROEGE (Germ. 1898-1983)

"SPRING IN THE MOUNTAINS," color woodcut, 1933, 14 1/8 x 9 3/8." Signed in pencil. $750.

With original label giving title.

OSCAR DROEGE (Germ. 1898-1983)

[TALL TREES, STREAM & SMALL STONE BRIDGE], color woodcut, c. 1930, 5 5/8 X 4 x 9 1/8." Signed in pencil. $750.

 

HARVEY ELLIS (Amer. 1852-1904)

"HARPER'S MAGAINE, CHRISTMAS 1898," color lithograph, 1898, 15 5/8 x 10 3/8.” Signed in the stone only as usual. $1750. Ellis’ works are rare. Pictured in color (Cat. No. 36) in Designed to Sell: Turn-of-the-Century American Posters. (Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Exhibit 1994-5).

 

RACHEL ROBINSON ELMER (Amer. 1878-1919)

"OFFICIAL BIENNIAL POST CARDS, VIEWS OF NEW YORK,” color linocuts, 1916, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2” (each card). Signed in the block only as usual. $2500. 6 postcards: I.“Times Building from Hotel Astor;” II. “The Stadium, City College;” III. “Woolworth Building, June Night;” IV. “Statue of Liberty;” V. “Grant’s Tomb;” and VI. “Brooklyn Bridge, Late Afternoon;” See Arthur Wesley Dow and his Influence (1990) p. 60. Also The Antiques & Arts Weekly, July 23, 1993, p.105 and Style 1900 Vol. 18, No. 4 (Fall/Winter 2005-6) pp. 61-2 for more on the artist. These spectacular hand-printed cards are not commonly encountered and even rarer with the original folder.

 

RACHEL ROBINSON ELMER (Amer. 1878-1919)

"THE STADIUM, CITY COLLEGE,” color linocut, 1916, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2." Signed in the block only as usual. $395. From the set “Official Biennial Post Cards, Views of New York.” See Arthur Wesley Dow and his Influence (1990) p. 60. Also The Antiques & Arts Weekly, July 23, 1993, p.105 and Style 1900 Vol. 18, No. 4 (Fall//Winter 2005-6) pp. 61-2 for more on the artist. These spectacular hand-printed cards are not commonly encountered.

RACHEL ROBINSON ELMER (Amer. 1878-1919)

"TIMES BUILDING FROM HOTEL ASTOR,” color linocut, 1916, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2." Signed in the block only as usual. $395. From the set “Official Biennial Post Cards, Views of New York.” See Arthur Wesley Dow and his Influence (1990) p. 60. Also The Antiques & Arts Weekly, July 23, 1993, p.105 and Style 1900 Vol. 18, No. 4 (Fall//Winter 2005-6) pp. 61-2 for more on the artist. These spectacular hand-printed cards are not commonly encountered.

RACHEL ROBINSON ELMER (Amer. 1878-1919)

"WOOLWORTH BUILDING JUNE NIGHT,” color linocut, 1916, 5 1/2 x 3 1/2." Signed in the block only as usual. $395. From the set “Official Biennial Post Cards, Views of New York.” See Arthur Wesley Dow and his Influence (1990) p. 60. Also The Antiques & Arts Weekly, July 23, 1993, p.105 and Style 1900 Vol. 18, No. 4 (Fall//Winter 2005-6) pp. 61-2 for more on the artist. These spectacular hand-printed cards are not commonly encountered.

HUBERT VALENTINE FANSHAW (Can. 1878-1940)

“EVENING IN THE ROCKIES,” color woodcut, c. 1926, 7 1/2 x 6.” Signed in pencil. $750. With a typed label on the reverse giving the title. The artist exhibited similar prints at the Print Maker’s Society of California exhibit in 1926. See Images of the Land: Canadian Block Prints 1919-1945 for more information. In original frame with a label from the Hudson’s Bay Co., Winnipeg.

HANS FIGURA (Austrian 1896-1946)

“PINES WINTER MORNING...*”, color etching & aquatint on silk, c. 1920-30, 17 1/4 x 14.” Signed in pencil. $495. *”...Near Seefeld, Tyrol Alps, Austria.” Titled on original gallery label.Original frame.

FRANK MORLEY FLETCHER (Brit/Amer. 1866-1949)

"FLOODGATES," color woodcut, 1899, ed. 80, 8 x 10.” Signed in pencil.  $4750. Fletcher, the Arthur Wesley Dow of Great Britain, moved to Santa Barbara in 1923 and started the Santa Barbara School of the Arts. Works by this artist are important, uncommon and highly sought after. He taught, among others, Nordfeldt and, indirectly (via his book, Woodblock Printing), the Chase brothers. Wonderful colors! Light toning, bottom margin which is not uncommon.

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JOHN H. GARO (Amer. (active. 1875-1939)

HOUSE IN WINTER, EVENING, platinum (?) print, 1909, 9 x 11 1/4.” Signed & dated in ink in the photograph. pencil. $495. In original frame. President Calvin Coolidge chose Garo over John Singer Sargent for his official presidential portrait. In his day, Garo was a nationally acclaimed photographer, a leader in the thriving Boston photographic community.

FRANCES H. GEARHART (Amer. 1869-1958)

JOSHUA TREE, color woodcut, c. 1920-30, ed. small, 6 3/8 x 4 3/8.” Signed in pencil. $1950.

WILLIAM GILES (Brit. 1872-1939)

ADA SHRIMPTON BOOKPLATE, color woodcut, 2 x 3 1/4.” Signed in pencil. $275. This was created by the artist as a bookplate for his wife, the print maker Ada Shrimpton (Brit. 1858-1925).

NORMA BASSETT HALL (Amer. 1889-1957)

"CABIN IN THE BLUE RIDGE," color woodcut, 1940, P72, ed. 50, 9 1/2 x 12.” Signed in pencil. $1950. Another impression was shown in the Prairie Print Makers Exhibition in 1941 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. This is a cabin the Halls built in Bluemont, VA and I’m guessing that’s Arthur Hall on the porch.

NORMA BASSETT HALL (Amer. 1889-1957)

“OCTOBER IN SANTA FE, color woodcut, 1948 ,P86, ed. 100, 10 x 8.” Signed in pencil. $2950. 9th Presentation Print for the American Color Print Society and with the original folder cover.

CARROLL J. HOLLIDAY (Amer. early 20th c.)

"DAILY BREAD," color woodcut, c. 1920-30, 8 x 9 5/8.” Signed in pencil. $525. In original simple tan frame. I find reference to the artist in the New Canaan CT area. Known for illustration work for magazines in the 1910’s and 20’s as well as woodblock prints. The style shows the influence of Arthur Wesley Dow. One could assume the artist studied with Dow or was exposed the his textbook Composition. Light creasing in image noticeable only under raking light.

EDNA BOIES HOPKINS (Amer. 1872-1937)

"PETUNIA," color woodcut, 1907-8, V51ii, 7 x 4 1/2." Signed with chop mark in block only. $750.

Signed with the artist’s chop mark only. This original woodcut was bound into a high quality short-lived literary publication in 1908. It was printed “from the original blocks by careful working on a hand press.” There was also a “very limited” number of this image that was hand printed and signed in pencil (I have seen only one of those in 25+ years).

HELEN HYDE (Amer. 1868-1919)

"AUGUST," color woodcut, 1914, M114, 7 1/8 x 2 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $675. Pictured in color on pg. 70 of Tim & Lynn Mason’s catalog, Helen Hyde. Another impression of this print is in the collection of The Library of Congress and another impression of this print was exhibited at the important Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.

 

HELEN HYDE (Amer. 1868-1919)

"A WEARY LITTLE MOTHER," color woodcut, 1914, M122, 4 3/8 X 4 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $625. Other impressions of this print are in the collections of the Library of Congress and the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

HELEN HYDE (Amer. 1868-1919)

"THE RED CURTAIN," color woodcut, 1907, M74, 7 x 3 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $675.

 

HELEN HYDE (Amer. 1868-1919)

"A SUMMER GIRL," color woodcut, 1905, M62, 7 1/4 x 2 3/8.” Signed in pencil. $695. An impression of this print was exhibited at the important Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.

 

JANE BERRY JUDSON (Amer. 1868-1935)

AFTERGLOW--SHEEPSCOT RIVER, ME.," color woodcut, c. 1925-30, ed. 19/100, 8 x 6.” Signed in pencil. $1350.

Judson was a member of the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts; elected a Craftsman in 1930 and promoted to Mastership in 1932.

A. LANG (Amer. early 20th c.))

[ROADWAY WITH MOUNTAIN VIEW] Santa Barbara??, color woodcut, c. 1930, ed. 50, 8 x 5 1/2.” Unsigned. $425. Unsigned but artist identified on label. Possibly a Santa Barbara view. Frank Morley Fletcher taught woodblock printing in Santa Barbara from 1923 and this print certainly has his “feel.” Lang was possibly one of his students. Little is known about the artist except that they also often signed their works “Lang Studio, Santa Barbara.”

BERTHA BOYNTON LUM (Amer. 1869-1954)

"CHERRY BLOSSOMS," color woodcut, 1908, GP26, 17 1/8 x 11 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $1650. Pictured as the frontispiece to California Design 1910. Another impression of this print is in the collection of The Library of Congress. Dated in pencil and inscribed “No. 102.”

BERTHA BOYNTON LUM (Amer. 1869-1954)

"TEMPLE IN RAIN," color woodcut, 1916, GP48, ed c. 29, 10 1/4 x 4 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $1450. Also known as “Pagoda in Rain.” Provenance: Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York. In a nice Arts & Crafts style gilt frame. Another impression of this print is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.

BERTHA BOYNTON LUM (Amer. 1869-1954)

"THROUGH THE NIGHT," color woodcut, 1913, GP20, ed. >89, 5 5/8 x 14 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $850. One of Lum’s least common common images. I find only 1 auction sale and no dealer listing for this image going back 30 years. Another impression of the print was exhibited in the landmark Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in 1915. In a newer frame.

LILIAN M. MILLER (Amer. 1895-1945)

"MOONRISE OVER A KYOTO HILLSIDE," color woodcut, 1934 B95, 6 7/8 x 9 3/8.” Signed in pencil. $850. Pictured in color on page 75 (Fig. 85) in Kendall Brown’s Between Two Worlds: The Life and Art of Lilian May Miller. Laid down.

 

KATE NEUFELD (Russ./Amer. 1905-2004)

"EARLY SPRING," color woodcut, c. 1940, 6 1/4 x 9 3/8.” Signed in pencil. $495. Neufeld was the sister of Woldemar Neufeld. She studied at the Cleveland School of Art from 1939-41. She worked on block prints while in Cleveland but her reputation was primarily for her enamel work.

 

HANS NEUMANN (Austrian 1888-1960)

"VIEW OVER STARNBERGER LAKE," color woodcut, 1909, 9 3/4 x 14 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $675.

Starnberger Lake is about 12 miles south of Munich. Light foxing in margin area.

EDWARD L. PALMER (Amer. early 20th c.)

“AUGUST," color linocut, ed. 50, 8 1/8 x 6 3/8.” Signed in pencil. $375.

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

“CAPE COD HOUSE," color woodcut, c. 1920, 7 x 10 1/8.” Signed in pencil. $4500. A wonderful, richly-inked, impression. Trimmed to image by the artist and mounted by her on card as is common.

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

[SPANISH COASTAL TOWN], color woodcut, c. 1909, ed. very small, 6 5/8 9 ½.” Unsigned.  $2250. This relates very strongly to an oil painting of the same title (Bakker 1990 catalog, #7, pictured).  In 25+ years of dealing in the artist’s work, I’ve never seen this image.

WALTER JOSEPH PHILLIPS (Can. 1884-1963)

“HOWE SOUND, BRITISH COLUMBIA,” color woodcut, 1935, ed. 100, 10 1/4 x 12 3/8.” Signed in pencil. $4250. This image has particularly wonderful colors..

J. PRESCHER (German/Austrian School))

FLOWERS IN A VASE, color woodcut, c. 1920,8 x 7.” Signed in pencil. $525. The artist is presently unknown but numerous works by the artist appear in the states. Likely an Austrian or German artist.

HENRI RIVIERE (French 1864-1951)

LES BORDS DU TRIEUX AU CREPUSCULE,” color lithograph, 1903,13 1/4 x 8 5/8.” Signed in the stone only $375.

Plate 6 from Riviere’s “Le Beau Pays de Bretagne” (”The Beautiful Country of Brittany”) series. Printed in 12 to 14 colors. The series had 20 prints and he printed one per year from 1898 to 1917, this being the 6th in the series.

CARL ROTKY (Aus. 1891-1977)

[AUTUMN TREES IN THE MOUNTAINS], color woodcut, 9 7/8 x 8.” Signed in pencil. $695.

 

L. PEARL SAUNDERS (Amer. b. c. 1885)

"THE PARTHENON, hand painted ceramic tile, c. 1910-20, 5 x 7.” Signed. $495. The artist lived and taught in Tennessee and was featured in an article in Keramic Studio in 1911. She was also know for her poster work and was a WPA artist. She was director of the School of Applied Art & Design in Nashville.

 

UNKNOWN

[VENICE?], color woodcut, c.1920-30,4 1/2 X 6.” Signed in pencil. $450.

 

 

ERNEST W. WATSON (Amer. 1884-1969)

“COAL YARD,” color linocut, ed.100, 9 1/8 x 7 7/8.”  Signed in pencil.  $650. Very faint mat line, matted out. Few specks of light foxing in the margins. Good colors in this very atmospheric image. Watson received a degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1907 and taught there from 1908 to 1929.

ERNEST W. WATSON (Amer. 1884-1969)

“FOREST ROAD,” color linocut, ed. 100, 9 1/8 x 6 1/2.”  Signed in pencil.  $795. Lovely colors. Dated March 1920 in the margin and noted “No. 14.” Watson received a degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1907 and taught there from 1908 to 1929.

 

ERNEST W. WATSON (Amer. 1884-1969)

“OCTOBER DAY,” color linocut, c. 1925, ed. 100, 10 1/2 x 9 3/4.” Signed in pencil.  $650. Watson received a degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1907 and taught there from 1908 to 1929.

 

ERNEST W. WATSON (Amer. 1884-1969)

“THE HARBOR,” color linocut, 1922, ed. 100, 9 1/2 x 9 1/4.”  Signed in pencil.  $850. Dated January 1926 in the margin. Watson received a degree from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1907 and taught there from 1908 to 1929.

 

HELEN REED WHITNEY (Amer. b 1878)

[OCEAN SCENE WITH ROCKS AND TREES*], pastel, c. 1920, 15 1/4 x 11 1/4.”  Signed.  $995. *Most probably Nantucket where the artist had a home. Whitney studied painting at the Boston Museum Fine Arts School with Frank Benson, Edmund Tarbell, Fred Wagner and Philip Hale. This shows a strong similarity to works of Margaret Patterson--it seems quite possible they may have known each other.

Margaret Whittemore (AMER. 1897-1983)was a writer, graphic artist, illustrator, and member of the Prairie Print Makers. She earned a degree in 1919 from Washburn University, and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and Taos Art Colony.

MARGARET WHITTEMORE (Amer. 1897-1983)

“BRIDGE OVER WAKASUSA, NEAR BERRYTON, KANSAS,” color linocut, 8 x 19 ."Signed in pencil.  $450. AKA “Berryton Bridge.”

 

MARGARET WHITTEMORE (Amer. 1897-1983)

“CORONADO HEIGHTS,” color linocut, 8 x 10." Signed in pencil.  $495. AKA

 

 

MARGARET WHITTEMORE (Amer. 1897-1983)

“OLD LOCUST--TOPEKA,,” color linocut, 8 3/4 x 9 7/8.” Signed in pencil.  $495. Inscribed on reverse:
“Federal Works of Art Project Region No. 7, Kansas”

 

MARGARET WHITTEMORE (Amer. 1897-1983)

“ON THE LAKE,” color linocut, 7 3/4 x 9.” Signed in pencil.  $495.

 

ANDREW KAY WOMRATH (Amer. 1974-1953)

In over 35 years of dealing in woodblock prints, I hadn’t seen any works by this artist.  Most in the art world know of his work but his woodblocks have rarely been seen. 

Womrath was born near Philadelphia in 1874. He moved to London to study, and then went to Paris, working in both cities for several years. He studied woodblock printing under Urushibara Mokuchu, who bought many of his works. The British Museum has a number of his color woodcuts in their collection.

ANDREW KAY WOMRATH (Amer. 1874-1953)

“ANEMONES,” color woodcut, c. 1920, 9 x 6 1/8.” Signed in pencil.  $650.

ANDREW KAY WOMRATH (Amer. 1874-1953)

BOATS IN FOG, color woodcut, c. 1920, 9 x 11 3/4.” Signed in pencil.  $550.

 

ANDREW KAY WOMRATH (Amer. 1874-1953)

“CREPUSCULE" ("Twilight"), color woodcut, c. 1920, 5 1/2 x 7 3/8.” Unsigned.  $625. An early state printed without the key block that was used in the above impression. Both imoressions are successfuland are an interesting study when viewed together.

ANDREW KAY WOMRATH (Amer. 1874-1953)

VILLAGE STREET, color woodcut, c. 1920, ed. 14, 5 x 6 1/2.” Signed in pencil.  $525.

CHARLES WOODBURY (Amer. 1864-1940)

“THE CENTURY JULY ,” color lithograph, c. 1897, 12 1/8 x 7 1/2.”  Signed in the stone only.  $595. This is the from “Les Maitres de l’Affiche” portfolio, plate #32 and, as is the case with all of the “Maitres,” is smaller than the original but identical in all other respects. Small pressure mark by third lantern.

 
 

 

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