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Souvenir de Bretagne -  ISABEY

Souvenir de Bretagne
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1832, Curtis 61 (ii/IV); edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. Signed on the stone with the printed signature, lower left. A fine impression in very good condition. There's a tiny repaired split in the margin, lower right, and minor traces of discoloration here and there in the wide margins. This work was published by Mourlot, Paris, and bears their blindstamp, lower left. This print is typical of Isabey's remarkable skills as a draughtsman. His work is a very good value in today's market.
$850

Interior of aPort (Interieur d'un Port) -  ISABEY

Interior of aPort (Interieur d'un Port)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 68 (ii/III), Beraldi 9; edition unknown. 12 3/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed with the printed text, below left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are substantial but somewhat trimmed. The condition is very good other than for some soiling and occasional subtle stains in the margins. This tour de force of early French lithography is plate five from "Six Marines," as printed by Charles Motte (1785-1836).
$1,400

Repair of a Ship at Low Tide (Radoub d'une Barque a Marée Basse) -  ISABEY

Repair of a Ship at Low Tide (Radoub d'une Barque a Marée Basse)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 67 (ii/III), Beraldi 12; edition unknown. 12 3/8 x 9 5/8 in. Signed with the printed text, below left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. There's an occasional subtle stain in the margins and one repaired tear at the bottom left edge of the sheet. This is plate four from "Six Marines," as published by Mourlot.
$1,200

Near Dieppe (Environs de Dieppe) -  ISABEY

Near Dieppe (Environs de Dieppe)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 64 (ii/III), Beraldi 13; edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 11 3/8 in. Signed with the printed text, lower left. Here we have a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a few soft wrinkles from handling in the outer margins. This stellar print is plate one from the series "Six Marines." Dieppe is a coastal town in Normandy.
$1,000

Souvenir de St. Valery sur Somme -  ISABEY

Souvenir de St. Valery sur Somme
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 66 (ii/III), edition unknown. 11 7/8 x 9 5/8 in. Signed with the printed text, below left. This is a superb impression of this iconic print. This work, like the others in the set, was printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a few small, subtle stains here and there in the margins. This is plate three from "Six Marines" published by Mourlot, Paris, and printed by Charles Motte.
SOLD

Peche au Vif -  JACQUE

Peche au Vif
CHARLES JACQUE
French, (1813-1894)
Etching, 1864, Guiffrey 184, (ii/II); edition unknown. 6 x 8 3/8 in. Signed in the plate in script and also signed below with the printed signature and title. A fine impression on chine applique. Full margins. This plate was published by Sarazin.
$450

L'Etreinte (The Embrace) -  JEANNIOT

L'Etreinte (The Embrace)
PIERRE JEANNIOT
French, (1848-1934)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1890, edition 36. 8 x 6 1/8 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil lower left. A fine impression printed on a cream-colored wove paper. The wide margins appear to be full. Minor splits in the margin edges.
SOLD

La Sardinerie (Les Sables-d'Olonne) -  JOYAU

La Sardinerie (Les Sables-d'Olonne)
AMEDEE JOYAU
French, (1872-1913)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1905-06, Curtis 57, edition 50. 10 15/16 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in ink in the lower left. Signed with a monogram in the block, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from very faint toning within an earlier mat opening. Joyau produced some wonderful woodcuts of his native France and he was influenced by the better known Henri Rivière. He was an etcher and painter and made about fifty woodcuts during his short career. Joyau saw an exhibition of Japanese woodcuts in about 1894 which proved to be an ongoing inspiration. He exhibited his woodcuts with the Société de la Gravure sur Bois (S.G.B.O.) and spent much of his time in Fontainbleau which provided a rich source of subject matter for his work. Les Sables-d'Olonne, the location for this print, is a seaside resort and fishing community on the coast of western France.
$1,600

Floral Study (Poppies) -  KOCH-AMBERG

Floral Study (Poppies)
ILSE KOCH-AMBERG
German, (b. 1869)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition unknown. 16 x 12 1/4 in. Signed in the block with her monogram, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for slight toning within an earlier mat opening. She lived and worked in Hamburg where she specialized in arts and crafts style color woodcuts. She was married to the artist, Hugo Amberg.
$800

Der Polster (The Cushion) -  KURZWEIL

Der Polster (The Cushion)
MAXIMILLIAN KURZWEIL
Austrian, (1867-1916)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1903, edition unknown. 11 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Unsigned as usual. This is a fine impression as published in the Jahrsmappe der Gesellschaft fur Velvielfaltigende Kunst, Vienna. The condition is fine. The margins of the support sheet are somewhat trimmed. Illustrated on page 241 of Jugendstijl; Graphik und Druchkunst by Hans Hofstatter. This is an iconic image for printmaking in Vienna, circa 1900.
SOLD

Lady and the Swan -  LA TOUCHE

Lady and the Swan
GASTON LA TOUCHE
French, (1854-1913)
Etching, roulette and drypoint printed in colors, circa 1900, edition at least 59. 20 x 17 5/8 in. Signed in pencil lower right and inscribed "59". This is a fine impression on heavy white wove paper with probably the full margins. The condition is very good. (There's a minor scrape in the blank area in the lower left corner well away from the image. La Touche was influenced by Manet and Bracquemond. He exhibited his color prints with Georges Petit in Paris.
SOLD

La Maison de Marie -  LABOUREUR

La Maison de Marie
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Engraving with roulette work, 1925, Sylvain Laboureur 305 (iii/III), edition 37. 5 1/2 x 3 5/8 in. Initialed and dated in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins appear to be full. The intended edition was 45 but only 37 impressions were printed. This print shows the second home of Marie Laurencin in Champrosay, near Draveil, 7 Rue Alphonse Daudet.
$850

La Promenade sur la Porte -  LABOUREUR

La Promenade sur la Porte
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Etching, 1933, Laboureur 482 (ii/II), Loyer 482, edition 235. 8 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression printed with light plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This print was the Print Club of Cleveland Publication No. 13 for the year 1935.
$850

Sortie de la Grande Messe (Morbihan) -  LABOUREUR

Sortie de la Grande Messe (Morbihan)
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Engraving, 1927-28, Laboureur 360 (iii/III), edition 68. 7 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression with probably the full margins, with a deckle edge showing on three sides. The condition is excellent. This charming work was later reprinted in a posthumous unsigned edition of 248 impressions in 1959. There were 17 impressions in the first two states and then,as we have here, an edition of 68. Morbihan is located in Brittany.
$900

Chez la Corsetière (At the Corsetmaker) -  LABOUREUR

Chez la Corsetière (At the Corsetmaker)
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Drypoint and roulette printed from two plates, 1934, Laboureur 494 (i/II), edition 22. 8 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "1/84". This is a superb impression of this rare, delicate print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. There were five proofs of the first state, before the reflection in the mirror was fully developed, as here. The edition was not fully printed and according to the catalogue, the numbering stopped at 16/84. A drawing study exists for this print.
$900

Aux Environs de Paris -  LALANNE

Aux Environs de Paris
MAXIME LALANNE
French, (1827-1886)
Etching, 1863, Villet 4 (iv/VI), Berladi 6; edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed in the plate lower left and also with the printed signature in the lower left. This is a very good impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from some staining in the margins and a small break in the paper, lower left. It's printed on AQUAFORTISTES laid paper and published by Cadart & Luquet.
$600

The Black Rocks near Trouville (Les Roches Noires près Trouville) -  LALANNE

The Black Rocks near Trouville (Les Roches Noires près Trouville)
MAXIME LALANNE
French, (1827-1886)
Etching , 1874, Beraldi 118, Villet 105 (vii/VII); edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are wide. The condition is very good apart from a subtle stain in the lower left corner of the margin, well away from the image. In this state the plate was published by Cadart in "l'Illustration Nouvelle" (plate 299).
$500

Anna Stina (Mrs. Alkman, née Rydell) -  LARSSON

Anna Stina (Mrs. Alkman, née Rydell)
CARL LARSSON
Swedish, (1855-1919)
Etching, 1911, Hjert & Hjert 79 (ii/III), from a small edition. 11 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. Initialed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy cream wove paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This second state is described as "rare" and the third state was printed posthumously in 1983. The sitter is the wife of Edvard Alkman, an editor and art critic. The etching relates to an oil painting by Larsson with an identical composition.
$2,500

Farmer Carrying a Basket -  LE CHEVALLIER

Farmer Carrying a Basket
JACQUES LE CHEVALLIER
French, (1896-1987)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927, edition 75. 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full with a deckle edge showing all around. This is a good example of the modernist style for European woodcts in the 1920s.
SOLD

Les Voiliers du Bassin Neuf, a la Rochelle -  LEHEUTRE

Les Voiliers du Bassin Neuf, a la Rochelle
GUSTAVE LEHEUTRE
French, (1861-1932)
Etching, 1920, Delteil 133, edition 75. 6 1/4 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression on greenish antique laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The print was published by Sagot, Paris, and their embossed stamp is in the lower right. This is an early state before the signature was added in the plate.
SOLD

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