Luigi Rist woodcuts for sale

American, 1889-1959

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A Garden Opal -  RIST

A Garden Opal
Woodcut printed in colors, 1943, Williams 14, edition 150. 9 1/8 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in ink within the image and titled in pencil lower left. A fine, delicate impression. Full margins. Ex-collection: Robert Muller; this impression cited in the catalogue raisonné. (Probably an early trial printing.) Inscribed "10" in pencil in the upper left corner. A major work.
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Dry Corn -  RIST

Dry Corn
Woodcut printed in colors, 1940, Williams 6, edition probably 100. 9 1/2 x 13 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression with probably the full margins (somewhat narrow at bottom). Fine condition.
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Field Flowers -  RIST

Field Flowers
Woodcut printed in colors, 1956, Williams 35, edition 150. 9 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. Signed in ink and also titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins.
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Fruit Dish -  RIST

Fruit Dish
Woodcut printed in colors, 1945, Williams 18, edition 150. 14 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in ink in the image in the lower right. Titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression of this major work. The paper is a light cream Japanese and the margins are full but modest in size which is typical. Although the recorded edition is 150, it's doubtful Rist printed them all due to the time consuming nature of inking and printing multiple blocks and even sections of the same block over and over. In the catalogue it states, "As many as fifty or more impressions are sometimes required to complete a given print." (See page 8).
$4,800

Paper Doily -  RIST

Paper Doily
Woodcut printed in colors, 1949, Williams 25, edition 150. 9 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in ink within the image and also titled in pencil below. A fine impression of this uncommon print. Fine condition. Probably the full margins.
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Pears -  RIST

Pears
Woodcut printed in colors, 1942, Williams 11, edition 113. 9 1/8 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in ink within the image and titled in pencil lower left. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. Like most of Rist's woodcuts, the full edition of "Pears" was probably never completed.
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Peperoni -  RIST

Peperoni
Woodcut printed in colors, 1951, Williams 30, edition 150. 8 x 9 3/4 in. A fine, rich impression in fine condition. Full margins. Signed in ink below the image at right and titled in pencil lower left. The intended edition was 150 but it is highly unlikely that all were printed.
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Potatoe Shoots -  RIST

Potatoe Shoots
Woodcut printed in colors, 1950, Williams 27, edition 150. 6 1/2 x 5 in. Signed in ink and titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. We currently have others prints by Rist in stock and we have available copies of the catalog raisonne for $30 each plus postage.
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Rhododendron -  RIST

Rhododendron
Woodcut printed in colors, 1942, Williams 10, intended edition 150. 13 1/4 x 10 in. Signed in ink and also titled in pencil. A superb, luminous impression in exemplary condition. Minor discoloration in the margins. One of Rist's finest prints, along with "Fruit Dish."
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Roses #2 -  RIST

Roses #2
Woodcut, 1946, Williams 20, edition 150. 7 x 9 in. Signed in ink in the image and titled in pencil. A fine, luminous impression of this uncommon print. Substantial margins. Good condition. Repair, upper right corner in margin area. Thin spot left edge, center.
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Roses #2 -  RIST

Roses #2
Woodcut printed in colors, 1946, Williams 20; edition 150. 7 1/8 x 9 1/16 in. Signed in ink in the image and titled in pencil below the image at left. This is a fine, dark impression of this uncommon print. The margins are about 1" all around which is typical for Rist's woodcuts. The condition is very good. Technically superb, Rist has taken this rather simple subject and transformed it into a tour de force of the woodcut medium. The rose petals are beautifully defined.
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Scallions -  RIST

Scallions
Woodcut printed in colors, 1946, Williams 19, edition 150. 7 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in ink within the image. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. An exemplary work by Rist, this image was printed from seven blocks. The original blocks are in the possession of the Montclair Art Museum.
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Sea Shell and Garlic -  RIST

Sea Shell and Garlic
Woodcut printed in colors, 1947, Williams 22, edition 150. 9 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in ink, lower right, within the image. Titled in pencil. Here we have a very fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are modest but this is probably the full sheet as printed. This is a nice example of his work.
$2,500

Three Red Roses -  RIST

Three Red Roses
Woodcut printed in colors, 1942, William 8, edition unknown. 10 3/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of this exemplary work. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's subtle toning in the margins extremities.) This work was published by the American Color Print Society (Philadelphia). According to the catalog, ten blocks were used and 25-30 impressions were needed to complete just one print. (This work is beautifully framed.)
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Two Bunches of Grapes -  RIST

Two Bunches of Grapes
Woodcut, 1942, Williams 12, edition 100 9 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. Signed in ink within the image and titled in pencil lower left. A fine, luminous impression in fine condition. A minor paper loss in the upper left corner of the margin. The margins appear to be full and untrimmed.
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