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Port de San Remo -  APPIAN

Port de San Remo
ADOLPHE APPIAN
French, (1818-1898)
Etching, 1878, Curtis & Prouté 52 (ii/III), edition unknown. 15 3/8 x 11 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This lovely and exemplary Appian etching is from the collection of Henri M. Petiet. His ink stamp stamp is on the verso, lower left. In this, the second state of three, the plate was trimmed a bit. The third state was published by Cadart.
SOLD

I Want Powder and Bullets (Je Veux de la Poudre et des Balles) -  AURIOL

I Want Powder and Bullets (Je Veux de la Poudre et des Balles)
GEORGE AURIOL
French, (1863-1938)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897, Fields 12, edition 100. 18 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. Signed on the stone with the artist's monogram, upper left. Titled on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's an occasional small speck of foxing.) This large, impressive print was published in Vollard's, "l'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard." The print was inspired by a poem by Victor Hugo, "L'Enfant" ('The Child')," from Orientales; a collection of forty-one poems inspired by the Greek War of Independence and their fight for liberty against the Turks.
$1,850

Merry-go-Round (Das Karussell) -  BECKMANN

Merry-go-Round (Das Karussell)
MAX BECKMANN
German, (1884-1950)
Drypoint, 1921, Hofmaier 197IIb, Glaser 172, Gallwitz 169; edition 125. 10 3/8 x 10 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The embossed stamp of the publisher, Verlag der Marées Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co., Munich, is in the lower right margin. This stellar work is plate 7 from Der Jahrmarkt (The Annual Fair) series. According to Hofmaier, the upper of the couples at left is probably a self-portrait with Minna Beckmann-Tube, the first wife of the artist.
$8,000

The Theatre Lobby (Das Theatrefoyer) -  BECKMANN

The Theatre Lobby (Das Theatrefoyer)
MAX BECKMANN
German, (1884-1950)
Lithograph, 1922, Hofmaier 220B, Glaser 188, Gallwitz 189b; edition 100. 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is one of the best works from Beckmann's Berliner Reise series (Trip to Berlin), (Plate 8). The series of ten lithographs was published by J.B. Neumann in Berlin. Beckmann was living in Frankfurt and went to Berlin to create these large, memorable prints. The series was conceived as a sequel to the 1919 series Hell (Die Hölle).
$12,000

Les Eglantines (Sweet Briar Roses) -  BERTHON

Les Eglantines (Sweet Briar Roses)
PAUL BERTHON
French, (1872-1909)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1900, Arwas 54 (IIA), edition 100. 15 1/4 x 21 in. Signed on the stone, upper left corner. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on light tan paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This stellar French art nouveau image is from the early signed edition, before the printed text on the bottom. This is one of several "decorative panels" as they are described by Arwas, which employ the common theme of flowers throughout the imagery. Berthon was one of the outstanding decorative designers working in lithography in the 1890s. Signed impressions of his work are uncommon.
$2,400

La Femme a la Pelerine -  BESNARD

La Femme a la Pelerine
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching, drypoint and traces of roulette work, 1889, Delteil 86 (vi/VI), edition probably 75. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. Signed in the plate and signed and dated in ink (with a dedication). A very fine impression. Full margins. Very good condition other than some toning to the sheet, verso.
SOLD

Sous La Lampe (By Lamplight) -  BESNARD

Sous La Lampe (By Lamplight)
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching, 1928, subsequent to Delteil, edition 102. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This later work was published by the Société des Peintre Graveurs Français and their blindstamp appears in the lower left margin (Lugt 1195a).
$800

Intimacy (Intimité) -  BESNARD

Intimacy (Intimité)
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching, 1889, Godefroy 89, edition unknown. 7 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Here Besnard depicts an endearing interior with two people seated before a fireplace. There is only one state recorded for this uncommon print.
SOLD

Magpie Park -  BO

Magpie Park
LARS BO
Danish, (1924-1999)
Etching with aquatint printed in colors, 1961, edition 90. 11 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. From 1948-1950, Bo studied with Johnny Friedlaender in Paris. He eventually went to work with Stanley W. Hayter in Paris at his Atelier 17. Technically refined, his work often has a charming, whimsical quality as we see here with Magpie Park.
$500

The Apse, Leon Cathedral, Spain (2nd plate) -  BONE

The Apse, Leon Cathedral, Spain (2nd plate)
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1932, Dodgson 441 (x/X); 93 impressions this state, total edition 131. 14 x 9 5/8 in. Signed in the plate and in pencil. A superb impression with full margins. Fine condition. One of two prints published in the portfolio "Old Spain", 1936.
SOLD

Coin de Rue (Street Corner) -  BONNARD

Coin de Rue (Street Corner)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph printed in four colors, 1899, Bouvet 64, edition 100. 11 x 14 1/4 in. Unsigned. This is a superb impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This impression, printed on chine volant, is from the collection of Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a). This iconic image is from Bonnards's series "Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris," as printed by Bonnard and Clot. Incidentally, Bonnard rarely signed the prints from this series.
$7,000

The Eelderly Woman, the Child and the Basset Hound (La Vieille Femme, l'enfant et le Basset) -  BONNARD

The Eelderly Woman, the Child and the Basset Hound (La Vieille Femme, l'enfant et le Basset)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Drypoint, 1927, Bouvet 104, edition 100. 7 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are wide (full?) and the condition is excellent. This charming work was printed in an edition of 100 for the 1927 de luxe edition of "Art d'aujourd'hui," published by Albert Morancé, Paris.
SOLD

Dogs (Les Chiens) -  BONNARD

Dogs (Les Chiens)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph, 1893, Bouvet 25, edition 100. 14 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. There were an additional twenty impressions on Japanese paper. This stellar work was reproduced in "L'Escarmouche," No. 5, December 10, 1893. "Bonnard's picture of stray dogs disporting themselves is one of his most skillful creations of high caricature, and it brings to mind not only the dazzling energy of Daumier but also Manet's best work in black and white..." (See page 121 of Pierre Bonnard, The Graphic Art, by Colta Ives, et al. (1989). The influence of Japanese printmaking is certainly evident here with the flat composition.
SOLD

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 monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This vibrant 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, et al.
$3,500

Young Lady with an Umbrella (Fillette à l'Ombrelle) -  BOUTET DE MONVEL

Young Lady with an Umbrella (Fillette à l'Ombrelle)
BERNARD BOUTET DE MONVEL
French, (1881-1949)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1910, edition 10 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are substantial enough but somewhat trimmed and the condition is fine. Boutet de Monvel's exquisite, work is illustrated and discussed in From Pissarro to Picasso; Color Etching in France (1992) by Dennis Cate and Marianne Grivel. He worked with Eugène Delâtre as his printer.
$750

Brumes du Matin (Mists of the Morning) -  BRACQUEMOND

Brumes du Matin (Mists of the Morning)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1882, Beraldi 779 (undescribed state after xi/XI). 9 5/8 x 14 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. With the etched "B" in the lower left, just below the image. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on a thin, greyish Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is excellent. This is from the edition of 100 printed by Keppel around 1900. A detailed explanation of the states for this print can be found online at C & J Goodfriend and their outstanding Bracquemond exhibition "Ducking Impressions," archived from a couple years ago.
SOLD

Sarcelles (Teals) -  BRACQUEMOND

Sarcelles (Teals)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1853, Bouillon Ac2 (pg. 82) (iv/V), Beraldi 111; edition unknown. 10 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in the plate upper right. Signed in the plate lower left with the printed text. Here we have a fine impression in good condition. There's an occasional spot of foxing and a rust speck in the image on the left side, center. This impression was printed by Delâtre and published by Cadart & Luquet for the Société des Aquafortistes in June, 1864. Their watermark appears on the sheet as well as their blindstamp. The margins are wide.
$750

Seagulls (Les Mouettes) -  BRACQUEMOND

Seagulls (Les Mouettes)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1882 (?), Beraldi 223 (iv/IV), total edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 18 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Signed with the "B" stamped initial in the lower left. Here we have a fine impression of this large, impressive print. The margins are trimmed but sufficient. There's a faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This is the final state of the work as printed in an edition of 100 impressions by Frederick Keppel. (Note: We have found various dates for this print listed from 1860 to 1895!) Provenance: Catherine Burns, 1984.
$1,800

The Large Rabbit (Grand Lapin) -  BRACQUEMOND

The Large Rabbit (Grand Lapin)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1891-94, IFF III 441; Not in Beraldi, edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate below, "Gravé par Bracquemond" and, Avril 1894." This is an especially fine, luminous impression printed on vellum. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from the typical soft rippling which comes with printing on vellum. The print is also called "Jeannot Lapin."
$950

Shepherdess with her Cows -  BRENDEL

Shepherdess with her Cows
CARL ALEXANDER BRENDEL
German, (1877-1945)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1910-20, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed, "Orig. Holzschnitt,handabzug." This is a fine, fresh impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine. Brendel studied at the Académie Julian in Parisvand and during the early 1920s he was a professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Weimar. He was also an accomplished painter.
$750

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