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Updated October 3, 2018

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Fine Prints: Alphabetical by Artist

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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

 

GRACE ALBEE (Fr./Amer. 1928-2005)

"FORGOTTEN THINGS," wood engraving, 1942, PCC21, ed. 200, 8 x 11 1/4.” Signed in pencil.  $450. Print Club of Cleveland Publication No. 21 for 1943 and with original label. Very faint toning in old mat opening.

JOHN TAYLOR ARMS (Amer. 1887-1953)

"GATES OF THE CITY," etching & aquatint, 1922, F126, ed. c. 25*, 8 1/2 x 7 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $8250.*A Trial proof outside the edition of c. 25. #There was also an edition of 75 in color. Noted “Trial Proof” left margin. A wonderful impression with large margins.

PEGGY BACON (Amer. 1895-1987)

"THE SIGHTS OF TOWN*," lithograph, 1946, F151, ed. 250, 8 1/4 x 10 3/8.” Signed in pencil.  $175. *A view on Cape Cod--either Provincetown or Wellfleet--exhibiting Bacon’s wry humor. (That's the flash from the camera in the left side of the image).

WILL BARNET (Amer. 1911-2012)

"AUGUST," etching, 1940, S84, ed. 100, 9 3/4 x 7 7/8.” Signed in pencil. $350.

FRANK W. BENSON (Amer. 1862-1951)

"ALERT," drypoint, 1925, F242, ed. 150, 4 7/8 x 6 7/8.” Signed in pencil. $395.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW(Amer. 1857-1922)

"APRIL SUNSET," color woodcut, 1916, ed. very small, 4 1/8 x 7.” Signed in pencil in the image, lower right..  $12,500. Wonderful colors and impression! I can find no record of this print anywhere. Titled in pencil on original matting. Tipped on to original mount, inscribed by Dow on the reverse of mount, “Wood Block Print by Arthur Wesley Dow, 1916.” There was a print by Dow entitled “April” in the Panama-Pacific exhibition of 2015. Not clear if this is the same image.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (Amer. 1857-1922)

“RIVER RELECTION," 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," 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)

“POPLARS ON THE AVEN RIVER," etching, 1887, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4.” Signed in the plate as usual. $475. One of Dow’s earliest graphic works, it illustrates an old Breton song. Illustrated in Arthur Wesley Dow by Frederick C. Moffatt p. 30. Framed.

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," suite of 6 etchings, 1921, ed. 250, 3 1/8 x 3” (7.9 x 7.6 cm). All signed in pencil and numbered in the plate.  HOLD.

I: “Pierrot’s Song of Love and Death" pictured here and the rest follow below. Another suite of these etchings was exhibited in Bones: Representing the Macbre, Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, March 5--April 18, 2015. 6 etchings alone without portfolio cover or introduction. Full sheets.

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," II: “Prostitute and Organ Grinder.”

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," III: “War Songs.”

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," IV: “Drinking Song.”

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," V: “Serenade.”

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," VI: “Death Game: Burning of the Witches.”

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.

EIZA DRAPER GARDINER (Amer. 1871-1955)

“THE RIVER,” color woodcut, <1919, F37, ed. 40,7 1/2 x 10.” An unsigned proof.. $595. Titled in pencil. There was an “E.D. GARDNER” (sic) listed as exhibiting at the Society of Arts & Crafts Boston in 1897 with a Rhode Island School of Design connection, which could very well be Eliza Draper Gardiner.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Upper right corner clipped, well out of image area. Judson was a member of the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts; elected a Craftsman in 1930 and promoted to Mastership in 1932.

JANE BERRY JUDSON (Amer. 1868-1935)

GORGE OF THE GENESEE, NO. 2," color woodcut, c. 1925-30, ed. 100, 6 x 8.” Signed in pencil. $1350. Judson studied at Pratt Institute in New York (where Dow taught but it has not been established if she studied with him) and studied woodblock printing with the British master, Allen Seaby in England. Judson was a member of the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts; elected a Craftsman in 1930 and promoted to Mastership in 1932.

KARL KNATHS(Amer. 1891-1971)

“LODGING,” monotype in colors, c. 1917-20, 14 3/4 x 11 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $3750. Fabulous colors and impression.

JEAN EMILE LABOUREUR (Fr. 1877-1943)

“LA BOUTIQUE DU CREMIER,” engraving, 1937, L526, ed. 100, 5 7/8 x 5 1/8.” Signed in pencil. $450. With the blind stamp of the Peintres Graveurs Français. One small tape stain left margin edge, verso. With a label from the Crocker Galleries, San Francisco.

MARTIN LEWIS (Amer. 1881-1962)

“BOSS OF THE BLOCK,” etching & aquatint, c. 1939, M128, ed. c. 212, 10 7/8 x 7 5/8.” Signed in pencil. $1650.

BERTHA LUM (Amer. 1869-1954)

“TEMPLE IN RAIN,” color woodcut, 1916, GP48, ed. > 89, 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 LUM (Amer. 1869-1954)

“TEMPLE IN RAIN,” Framing

MAX OPPENHEIMER (Aus/Amer. 1885-1954)

"ROSENQUARTETT," etching, ed. 50, 9 1/4 x 12 1/4.” Signed in pencil.  $950. Large margins, irregular cut on right side.

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.

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

“THE SANDS, CHATHAM” (Mass.), color woodcut, c. 1915, 7 1/8 x 10 1/8.” Unsigned. $2250. Another impression of this print was exhibited at the famed Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.

WILLIAM SELTZER RICE (Amer. 1873-1963)

“WINDBLOWN POPLARS," color woodcut, c. 1920-25, ed. very small, 12 x 9.” Signed in pencil. $4500.

WALTER DUBOIS RICHARDS (Amer. 1907-2006)

“THE FIRST NEW CANAAN EXPRESS," lithograph, ed. 15/115, 3 1/8 x 11.” Signed in pencil. $150. Faint mat line, matted out.

DELI DANIEL SACILOTTO (Can. b. 1936)

ABSTRACT COMPOSITION, color lithograph, 1970, ed. 41/120, 29 1/2 x 21” (sheet).  Signed in pencil. $495. The artist was part of a group exhibit in 1967 at MOMA, “Canada ‘67” and has written extensively on the printmaking process.He has worked in New York and this print looks similar to other works of his from his "Bowery Series II."

STEELE SAVAGE (Amer. 1898-1970)

“DON JUAN,” pen & ink with white, 1932,9 5/8 x 6 3/8." Unsigned. $450. An Illustration for Kenneth How’s 1932 book The Other Don Juan. Savage was an American illustrator best known for his illustrations in Edith Hamilton’s Mythology and WWII recruiting posters. Unsigned; noted in pencil in margins: "Harbor Press" and "opp. p. 44" and "#2" and "DON JUAN" and "6508-5-3." A copy of article discussing this image and Rockwell Kent's drawing of the same subject in the December 1932 edition of The Bookman magazine accompanies the drawing. (This work was erroneously sold as a work of Rockwell Kent at Swann Galleries in 2004).

PALMER SCHOPPE (Amer. 1912-2001)

“THE BLUES," lithograph, 1936, ed. 25, 9 3/4 x 12 3/4.”  Signed in pencil. $1250.

CHARLES W. SMITH (Amer. 1893-1987)

ABSTRACTIONS, [Book w/ 6 orig. color woodcuts], ed. 250, 10 x 8 1/2.” Unsigned as issued. $2,400.

The artist’s landmark book, published in 1939 by the Johnson Publishing Company, New York. With 6 original abstract color woodcuts bound in. Prints are unsigned, as usual. Another copy of this work is in the collection of the Library of Congress.

RAPHAEL SOYER (Amer. 1899-1987)

“CASTING OFFICE," lithograph, 1945, C65, ed. 250, 9 3/4 x 12 3/4.”  Signed in pencil. $750.

HYMAN WARSAGER (Amer. 1909-1974)

“NOCTURNE," etching & aquatint, c. 1935-39*, 10 x 8.”  Signed in pencil. $750. *I have seen an impression of this image stamped with the Federal Art Project, WPA NY stamp (this impression is not stamped).

ERNEST W. WATSON (Amer. 1884-1969)

“COAL YARD,” color linocut, ed. 60/100, 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.

 

 

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