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JOHN TAYLOR ARMS (Amer. 1887-1953)

"EARLY MORNING, NORTH RIVER (NYC,," color etching & aquatint, 1921, F100, ed. 25*, 9 1/2 x 7 1/2.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. *An artist’s proof aside from the edition of 25. (There was also an edition of 100 in black and white).

GUSTAVE BAUMANN (Amer. 1881-1971)

"MORNING IN MEXICO," color woodcut, 1917, C143, ed. 125, 12 1/2 x 13 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $7250. Brown paper tape along 2 margin edges.

GUSTAVE BAUMANN (Amer. 1881-1971)

"WOODLAND MEADOWS," color woodcut, 1917, C49, B23, ed. 125, 9 5/8 x 11 1/4.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. A scene in Wyoming (Western) New York state (and so noted in the margin by Baumann) where Baumann spent the summer of 1917 teaching in artist Lydia Cooley Ward’s summer school. The best colors I’ve ever seen for this image.

THOMAS HART BENTON (Amer. 1889-1975)

"AARON," lithograph, 1941, F42, AAA ed. 250, 12 3/4 x 9 1/2.” Signed in pencil.  $1750. Full margins; some light staining in broad margin edges.

THOMAS HART BENTON (Amer. 1889-1975)

"GOIN' HOME," lithograph, 1937, F48, AAA ed. 250, 9 3/8 x 12.” Signed in pencil.  SOLD. Large (full?) margins.

PIERRE BONNARD (Fr. 1867-1947)

"BILLET DE NAISSANCE DE MARIE-LOUISE MELLERIO" ("Birth Announcement for Marie-Louise Mellerio”,) color llithograph, 1898, B54, ed. c. 200, 6 1/4 X 4 3/4.” Monogrammed in the stone only.  $195. Uncommon.Chip in left corner and bottom right corner ever so slightly shaved.

GOTTLOB L. BRIEM (Germ./Amer. 1899-1972)

"RIVER, NYC, NY," etching & aquatint, c. 1930,14 x 9 3/8.” Signed in pencil. $450. Slight soiling in margins.

TIMOTHY COLE (Amer. 1852-1931)

"CICERO'S VILLA," color etching. original wood engraving printing block, 1897, 5 1/8 x 7.” Signed,©, and dated in the block..  $650. After a painting by Richard Wilson (Brit.1714-1782). Also signed and inscribed, in Cole’s hand, verso, “Richard Wilson Landscape, private collection.” Numbered, verso, B3116 and titled again in another hand. Published 1902: Plate 13 from the portfolio Old English Masters, Volume I (New York: The Century Company, 1902). The print in numerous museum collections (AIC, Princeton, etc.). Accompanied by a published impression of the print (not matted). See photo below...

TIMOTHY COLE (Amer 1852-1931)

"CICERO'S VILLA," published print

HOWARD COOK (Amer. 1901-1980)

"MERRY-GO-ROUND," etching, 1931,D159, ed. 50 (only 25 printed), 9 7/8 x 7 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $2250. Inscribed with the number 50 in a circle and “1931 imp.” Pictured in A Treasury of American Prints by Thomas Craven. Uncommon.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW(Amer. 1857-1922)

"BY SALT MARSHES" [Book], color woodcuts, 1908, ed. c. 200, 9 7/8 x 7 3/4.” Numbered 130 in pencil. $5,250.. RARE FIRST EDITION OF DOW’S MASTERPIECE, ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED EXAMPLES OF COLOR WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATIONS. ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES PRINTED.  Especially rare in such excellent condition.
By Salt Marshes is Arthur Wesley Dow's tribute to the old North Shore town of Ipswich, where he was born and spent most of his life, and to his boyhood friend, Everett Stanley Hubbard. It is a collaboration somewhat in the spirit of Meteyard, Carman and Hovey in their Vagabondia books, though Hubbard was undoubtedly a lesser poet and Dow a greater artist. [It] is his masterpiece, and it is evident from the numerous sketches and proofs in the Ipswich Historical Society and the Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities - some dating back as far as 1895 - that it was a labor of love. Infinite care and craftsmanship were expended on every detail.”

Dow displayed a complete mastery of the color woodblock technique, "using as many as four or five different blocks, accurately registered, thinly inked to show the grain of the wood, and printed in subtle gradations of tone to achieve a luminosity that effectively evokes the quality of the light on the marshes" (Finlay, Artists of the Book in Boston, 1890-1910). (The frontispiece of the Finlay catalog, and its only color illustration).

This copy was exhibited in Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922) His Art and Influence, at Spanierman Gallery November 9, 1999 -January 15, 2000 and pictured on p. 46 of the book that accompanied the exhibit. Marilee Meyer's footnote 9 on p. 70 provides more details on this volume.

Complete with seven color woodcut illustrations plus title, colophon, endpaper, and head and tailpiece vignettes.

Ipswich, Massachusetts: Privately printed, 1908. Thin small octavo, original brown linen-backed boards with woodcut cover title and vignette.  

Corners of cover slightly chipped. Cover bright and internally fine.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW(Amer. 1857-1922)

"BY SALT MARSHES" [Book], interior photo.

ISAC FRIEDLANDER (Latvian/Amer.1890-1968)

"ON STAGE," color woodcut, 1955, ed. 25*, 12 x 10.” Signed in pencil.  $475. *Trial proof outside the edition of 25. Provenace: Joseph Hirshhorn who was the artist’s cousin. 2 Tape stains upper margin corners well out of image area.

ARTHUR D. FULLER (Amer. 1889-1967)

"EASTER CHURCH GOERS," lithograph, 1932, ed. 350??, 8 7/8 x 11 3/4.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. *Supposed edition of 350 but I can find only one example of this print being offered in the past 25 years. On my impression it may read editon of 35.


NORMA BASSETT HALL (Amer. 1889-1957)

“MT. HOOD--OREGON," color woodcut, 1928-29, P37, ed. 100, 10 x 8.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. An impression of this print was exhibited at The Printmakers Society of California’s annual exhibit in March of 1929. Tips of two lower corners professionally repaired, well out of image.(See Joby Patterson's excellent catalogue raisonne for more exhibition and collections this print is in). One of the artist’s best images.

F. CHILDE HASSAM (Amer. 1859-1935)

“OLD HOUSE, COS COB," etching, 1915, C53, 6 3/8 x 8 1/4.” Signed in pencil. $2750. With a label from Frederick Keppel & Co., New York. Full margins and with the usual tack holes for drying in margin edges.

LILIAN HUGHES (Amer. 1893-1965)

“LILLIES," color woodcut, 1931, 10 3/4 x 8 1/2.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. Lilian Hughes was best known as a Flamenco dancer who, along with her sister La-Meri, co-directed the Ethnological Dance Center in New York. Lilian was said to have been working in Mexico City during the time Diego Rivera was active there.

IAN HUGO (Amer. 1898-1984)

“THIS HUNGER," (Book with 5 color woodcuts), 1940, ed. 40, 2 prints 8 x 6" and 3 are 7 x 5.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. 5 color woodblocks by Ian Hugo on china paper; printed preface by Anais Nin (his wife). One of 40 deluxe copies. New York: Gemor Press .Each print signed in pencil and numbered 24/40. Nin’s preface “deals with the aspect of destruction in women...womans’ struggle to understand her own nature.” Hugo's prints illustrate this struggle. String ties are missing, some chipping to cover board but otherwise quite good. Prints pristine Not bound in..

For an example of a print, see below listing.

“THIS HUNGER," (Book with 5 color woodcuts). One example. SOLD.

ROCKWELL KENT (Amer. 1882-1971)

“END OF THE WORLD: LUNAR DISINTEGRATION,” lithograph, 1937, BJ115, ed. unknown but small, 12 x 10 1/8.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. Rarely seen. No. 1 in what Kent called “End of the World Series.” Created to illustrate an article on the Hayden Planetarium in the Nov. 1, 1937 issue of Life Magazine. With original Associated American Artists label.

ROCKWELL KENT (Amer. 1882-1971)

“END OF THE WORLD: SOLAR FADE-OUT,” lithograph, 1937, BJ116, ed. unknown but small, 13 1/8 x 10 1/8.” Signed in pencil. $2250. Rarely seen. No. 2 in what Kent called “End of the World Series.” Created to illustrate an article on the Hayden Planetarium in the Nov. 1, 1937 issue of Life Magazine. Another impression of this image is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

ALEXANDER Z. KRUSE (Amer. 1888-1972)

“IN EAST HARLEM,” lithograph, ed. 50,* 11 x 13.” Signed in pencil. $495. *This impression noted “1st State, ed. 10.”

HERSCHEL LEVIT (Amer. 1912-1986)

“DUET," (Cellist & Pianist), lithograph, c. 1937, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $395.

HERSCHEL LEVIT (Amer. 1912-1986)

“TAKE IT AWAY", lithograph, c. 1940, ed. 40, 13 3/8 x 9 3/4.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. Another impression was in the exhibit “Depression Printmakers as Workers.” (Utah Museum of Fine Arts, 1988).

MAX LIEBERMANN (Germ. 1847-1935)

“ALTERMANNHAUS," etching, 1890, S10, ed. 100, 8 5/8 x 6 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $750. Very faint toning in old mat opening.

TOD LINDENMUTH (Amer. 1869-1954)

“AT DAYBREAK," color linocut, c. 1917, 9 5/8 x 7 1/4.” Signed in pencil. $1250.

LOUIS LOZOWICK (Amer. 1892-1973)

“ELEVATED RAILWAY", lithograph, 1920, F82, ed. 20, 12 1/2 x 8 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $3250. Provenance: Collection of Sylvan Cole, New York, New York and with his label. Swann Galleries, New York, Sylvan Cole Sale of March 6, 2006, lot 166. Also, Barbara Mathes Gallery, NYC.

ADRIAN LUBBERS (Amer. 1892-1954)

“EAST SIDE WITH MANHATTAN BRIDGE", lithograph, 1929, 14 1/2 x 8 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $1000. Provenance: Swann Auction Galleries, New York, March 6, 2007.

LUIGI LUCIONI (Amer. 1900-1988)

“NEAR THE WINDOW," etching, 1929, E35, proofs only, 7 x 5.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. A very rare early work by the artist showing the arch in Washington Square Park in lower Manhattan.

SAMUEL MARGOLIES (Amer. 1897-1974)

"REFLECTIONS," mezzotint, 1941, AAA ed. 250, 14 5/8 x 10 1/2.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. A scene in Central Park. Narrow top margin.

REGINALD MARSH (Amer. 1898-1954)

“SWITCH ENGINES, ERIE YARDS, JERSEY CITY, STONE NO. 3", lithograph, 1947, S30, ed. 253, 8 7/8 x 13 7/8." Signed in pencil. $1200. Print Club of Cleveland publication No. 25 and with original label.

DUDLEY MORRIS (Amer. 1912-1966)

“WAITING FOR THE TRAIN", lithograph, 1933, S30, ed. 4, 9 1/2 x 12 3/4.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. I had a similar train-related lithograpah (“5:30 for Rutland,”) many years ago.
Noted “4 Prints.” Chip to upper right corner of sheet, well out of image area.

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

“TALL TREES, BELGIUM),” color woodcut, c. 1914, 9 5/8 x 6 3/4.” An unsigned proof. SOLD. An absolutely stunning (and rare) Arts & Crafts image! Another impression of this print was exhibited at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in San Francisco in 1915. Extremely rich coloration. A hint of a horizontal crease. Another impression pictured in Color Woodblock Prints from the Two Red Roses Foundation, p.223. Trimmed to the image by the artist.


FERMIN ROCKER (Brit./Amer. 1907-2004)

Rocker was born in London in 1907, son of the famous anarchist, Rudolph Rocker. He settled in New York in 1929 where he worked as a commercial artist, illustrator and printmaker. he lived in New York City and, for a time, on an agricultural commune up the Hudson River from New York City. He returned to London in 1972. Four graphic images are offered below. I also own 3 paintinsg by Rocker, a view of the Hudson River and the New Jersey palisades as seen from West Side Drive; a view of the Alamo and a scene of a ski train disgourging passengers, likely a scene up the Hudson or in Vermon.t Please inquire of any might be of interest.


FERMIN ROCKER (Brit./Amer. 1907-2004)

“HUDSON PANORAMA," etching, 1940, 8 x 11 7/8.” Signed in pencil. $595. An impression of this print was exhibited at the Society of American Etchers exhibition in 1940.

FERMIN ROCKER (Brit./Amer. 1907-2004)

“MONTAGUE TERRACE" (Brooklyn), lithograph, c. 1940, 11 x 14.” Signed in pencil. SOLD.

FERMIN ROCKER (Brit./Amer. 1907-2004)

“WATERFRONT," etching & drypoint, 5 x 7 7/8." Signed in pencil. $350. Tape remnants upper corners. Few light stain lower sheet edge. The faintest mat line.

FERMIN ROCKER (Brit./Amer. 1907-2004)

“WRECKERS," etching & drypoint, 1940, 9 3/4 x 8.” Signed in pencil. SOLD.

BERNARD STEFFEN (Amer. 1907-1980)

“HAYING," lithograph, 1937, AAA ed. 250, 8 1/2 x 12 3/4.” Signed in pencil. SOLD.

HARRY STERNBERG (Amer. 1904-2001)

"ENOUGH!," crayon aquatint, 1947, M191, AAA ed. 250, 9 3/4 x 9 7/8.” Signed in pencil.SOLD.

HARRY LEROY TASKEY(Amer. 1892-1958)

“HERALD SQUARE, N.Y.," lithograph, 1936-37, ed. 30, 13 5/8 x 10 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $1750. A scene at 6th Ave./Broadway and 34th St.
Provenance: Swann Auction Galleries, New York, March 3, 2011, lot 71.

GEORGE TOOKER (Amer. 1920-2011)

“EMBRACE II," lithograph, 1984, G6, ed. 175, 11 3/4 x 15 3/4.” Signed in pencil. SOLD. Full margins. Provenance: the niece of the artist.


LOUIS WAIN (Amer. 1861-1939)

CRY KITTY, watercolor, 8 1/2 x 8 1/4” (image).  Signed. SOLD.


“THE SPIRE--NEW YORK," etching & drypoint, ed. 100, 14 7/8 x 11 1/8.”  Signed in pencil. $425. A large and impressive image.

ANDERS ZORN (Swed. 1860-1920)

"FRIGHTENED," etching, 1912, A248ii, 7 x 5.” Signed in pencil. $650. Very faint toning in old mat opening.

ANDERS ZORN (Swed. 1860-1920)

"MONA," etching, 1911,HH152,A242, 9 3/4 x 7.” Signed in pencil. $595. Very faint toning in old mat opening. With label from Frederick Keppel & Co., New York.


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