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Easthampton -  HASSAM

Easthampton
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1917, Cortissoz/Clayton 134, edition unknown. 7 3/8 x 11 1/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil also in the lower right. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is a fine, luminous impression of this exemplary American impressionist print.
$4,500

Colonial Church, Gloucester -  HASSAM

Colonial Church, Gloucester
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Lithograph, 1918, Griffith 41, edition 101. 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. Signed, titled and dated on the stone. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent apart from extremely faint toning within an earlier mat opening. This is the Gloucester Unitarian Universalist Church.
$1,650

The Broad Curtain -  HASSAM

The Broad Curtain
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Lithotint, 1918, Griffith 29, edition 55. 10 3/4 x 14 3/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil in the lower right, as well. This is a superb impression of this large work printed on Japanese paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is very good. Hassam produced only forty-five lithographs, all of them during the 1917-1918 period. Of these, five were lithotints and they were drawn directly on the stone whereas the lithographs were drawn on transfer paper first. This exceptional print expresses the painterly potential of the lithotint medium and the subject is decidely Hassam at his best.
SOLD

Fruit Forms -  HECKMAN

Fruit Forms
ALBERT HECKMAN
American, (1893-1971)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1935, edition probably 100. 9 3/4 x 16 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is fine impression in fine condition with wide margins. Heckman taught at Teachers College in New York and later settled in Woodstock, New York. He was active with Gustave van Groschwitz and the WPA printmakers in the 1930s. This is an early color lithograph and a fine example of his work.
$800

A Southern Magnolia -  HERGESHEIMER

A Southern Magnolia
ELLA SOPHONISBA HERGESHEIMER
American, (1873-1943)
Lithograph, circa 1939, edition 54. 14 1/16 x 17 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression in fine condition. (The margins appear to be full on three sides and the bottom of the sheet is slightly trimmed to about 1" from the image.) This exquisite print is illustrated and discussed on pages 48 and 49 of, Imprinting the South, Southern Printmakers and Their Images of the Region 1920s-1940s, by Lynn Barstis Williams (2007). She was a direct descendant of Charles Wilson Peale and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Hergesheimer lived and worked in Nashville and specialized in lithography. Her prints are rather uncommon.
SOLD

The Pulitzer Fountain (New York) -  HOOVER

The Pulitzer Fountain (New York)
ELLISON HOOVER
American, (1888-1955)
Lithograph, circa 1930, edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. The Pulitzer Fountain is located at the entrance to Central Park at Fifth Avenue and 59th Street. The sculptor was Karl Bitter (1867-1915) and the work dates from 1916.
$1,400

Phlox (also known as White Hydrangea) -  HOPKINS

Phlox (also known as White Hydrangea)
EDNA BOIES HOPKINS
American, (1872-1937)
Woodcut printed in colors, about 1907-8, Vasseur 53, highest known numbered impression is 41. 10 3/4 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. Signed with the peapod chop in the lower right of the image. Unnumbered. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full with three tack holes showing on the right edge of the sheet. The condition is excellent. Impressions are in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Columbus Museum of Art, among others.
SOLD

Purple Asters -  HOPKINS

Purple Asters
EDNA BOIES HOPKINS
American, (1872-1937)
Woodcut printed in colors, about 1910-13, Vasseur 57, edition at least 27. 10 3/4 x 7 1/8 in. Signed and numbered "11" in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on a light beige Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is generally quite fine. (There's a small stain the in the lower left corner of the margin.) This very rare work beautifully combines a variety of vibrant colors on the top of the composition and subtle understatement in the bottom half. This daring composition and inventive mix of colors shows the artist as a master of the arts and crafts color woodcut, particularly as observed in her floral prints. The Bibliothèque Jacques Doucet in Paris owns a series of seven color-block separations (progressive proofs) numbered 1-7.
SOLD

Evening Wind -  HOPPER

Evening Wind
EDWARD HOPPER
American, (1882-1967)
Etching, 1921, Levin 77, Zigrosser 9; edition unknown. 6 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Signed in the lower left margin by the artist "The Evening Wind $ 30." This is a very fine impression printed with plate tone in the foreground. The paper is a fine white wove bearing a partial umbria watermark. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from very faint toning within an earlier mat opening showing primarily on the right side. This iconic American print represents the best of Hopper as a graphic artist. The preliminary drawing for this print is in the Whitney Museum in New York.
SOLD

Man Shaving -  HOVENDEN

Man Shaving
THOMAS HOVENDEN
American, (1840-1895)
Etching, 1886, edition unknown. 20 x 13 5/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression showing the etched remarque of a shaving mug below the image at left. The margins are narrow. The condition is good overall apart from slight discoloration along the blank area at top, above the image. (The size given above is the image size. The plate size is about 1-1/2 in. wider.) Hovenden taught for many years at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Robert Henri was one of his many students.
$1,500

Steel -  HUNTLEY

Steel
VICTORIA HUTSON HUNTLEY
American, (1900-1971)
Lithograph, undated, edition perhaps 50. 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Huntley lived in New York and studied at the Art Students League. She produced her first lithograph in 1930 and worked closely with George Miller, the printer. In 1948 she purchased a lithographic press and started doing her own printing. This exceptional work is something of a companion piece to "Steam," another industrial print. Huntley's work is discussed at length in Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists 1910-1960 (2005) by Elizabeth Seaton et al. (see pages 160-161).
$1,750

A Mexican Coquette -  HYDE

A Mexican Coquette
HELEN HYDE
American, (1868-1919)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1912, Mason 95, edition unknown. 10 1/4 in. in diameter. Signed and dated in the block, left side. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression on thin Japanese paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine. This print is illustrated and discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation, Color in American Printmaking 1890-1960 (1990) by David Acton, pages 62-63. It's also illustrated on page 106 of Japonism comes to America (1990) by Julia Meech and Gabriel Weisberg.
$900

Beyond the Gobi -  JOHNSTON

Beyond the Gobi
YNEZ JOHNSTON
American, (b. 1920)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, undated (probably 19, edition 200. 17 3/4 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in very good condition. Minor trace of stain in the lower left corner, outside of the image. Full margins. The work of this California artist is discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation by David Acton (1990).
$900

The Huckster -  KAINEN

The Huckster
JACOB KAINEN
American, (1909-2001)
Lithograph, 1937, Flint 16, edition about 25. 10 x 15 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This impression was part of the NYC Federal Art Project and bears that stamp in the lower left margin. The margins are full and the condition is very good. Kainen joined the New York Graphic Arts Project in 1935 at the beginning of the program. This fine early work shows his great skills as a draughtsman.
$1,400

West Side (New York) -  KALLEM

West Side (New York)
HENRY KALLEM
American, (1912-1985)
Woodcut, 1940s, edition unknown but probably quite small. 9 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression on thin Japanese paper. The margins are substantial. The condition is very good apart from a small area of discoloration in the lower right corner, just to the image and a bit of toning in the upper left corner margin area. Kallem was a WPA artist. An account in Who Was Who in American Art states, "After Kallem won First Prize in the 1947 Pepsi Cola Exhibition for his painting 'Country Tenement,' Life Magazine ran an article, 'Freak Painting Prizes' (August, 1948) recounting the controversy over awards being given to what some critics considered unintelligible modern art."
SOLD

Sea and Sky -  KENT

Sea and Sky
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Wood engraving on maple, 1931, Burne-Jones 85, edition 150. 10 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This was one of twelve prints used by Kent in a national advertising campaign for the American Car and Foundry Company.
SOLD

Bowsprit -  KENT

Bowsprit
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Pencil on tracing paper, probably 1930, See Burne-Jones 56. 5 1/2 x 7 in. (image). Signed upper left, "Rockwell Kent (sketch for woodblock 'Bowsprit')." Our drawing is in very good condition. (The sheet was mounted quite some time ago to a thin, archival rag board, apparently to soften the look of some creasing and wrinkling in the image.) This outstanding, working drawing is not mentioned in the Burne-Jones catalog as the author was probably not aware of it. He does, however, reference and illustrate a preliminary drawing from the Zigrosser Collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, but it is considerably less developed than our work. We are offering this outstanding drawing WITH AN IMPRESSION OF THE PRINT for which this is the definitive study. The woodcut "Bowsprit" was printed in an edition of 120 and it measures the same size as the drawing (which has a pencil borderline on all sides). The margins are full and the condition is excellent. The woodcut is signed in pencil, lower right. (The canceled block is part of the Adler Collection in the Princeton University Library.) Provenance for both works: Baldwin-Wallace College, Ohio (deacessioned, 2010.)
$12,000

Taos Eagle Dancers -  KLOSS

Taos Eagle Dancers
GENE KLOSS
American, (1903-1996)
Aquatint with drypoint, 1955, Sanchez 458; edition 35 10 7/8 x 13 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a very fine impression of a rare and desirable work. The margins are somewhat narrow and the condition is fine. "Kloss considered this print to be her most perfect aquatint." (See page 29, Volume II, of the recently published catalog raisonne of Kloss prints by Gene Sanchez (2009).
SOLD

Trees by Moonlight -  KLOSS

Trees by Moonlight
GENE KLOSS
American, (1903-1996)
Aquatint, 1928, Sanchez 129, edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 5 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of this uncommon, early work. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. According to the catalogue, "Kloss believed this to be her first successful attempt at aquatint." This is a captivating arts and crafts image.
$1,500

Steel Castles -  KUHLER

Steel Castles
OTTO KUHLER
American, (1894-1977)
Etching, circa 1925, not in Kennedy; edition about 20 impressions. 16 3/4 x 13 1/4 in. Signed in pencil lower right. A fine impression with full margins. The condition is good. There's an outline of an old water stain showing primarily on the back of the sheet at top and just a bit on the top margin, recto. This is a large, exemplary work by the artist.
SOLD

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