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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

Mutter mit Kind (Mother and Child) -  LAAGE

Mutter mit Kind (Mother and Child)
WILHELM LAAGE
German, (1868-1930)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1908, Hagenlocher 83 (ii/II), edition unknown. 13 3/4 x 10 1/16 in. Initialed and dated in the block. Signed, dated and dedicated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on cream VAN GELDER watermarked paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from just a faint suggestion of light toning within an earlier mat opening. Laage was born in Hamburg and began his printmaking career in 1896. He lived in Paris for many months beginning in 1900 and participated in exhibitions in Vienna and Dresden. He became friendly with Kandinsky, Hans Neumann and Karl Hofer as they exhibited together. Gustave Schiefler published the first catalogue of his woodcuts in 1912 and an article was written about Laage by ER Weiss for Ver Sacrum. Laage is best know for his woodcuts and they range from decidedly expressionist in style to a more realistic approach tinged with stoicism, as seen here. This large, impressive woodcut is one of his most captivating works.
$1,800

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.
SOLD

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).
SOLD

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

Fisherman with a Hoop Net (La Pêche a la Truble) -  LEGROS

Fisherman with a Hoop Net (La Pêche a la Truble)
ALPHONSE LEGROS
French/British, (1837-1911)
Etching and aquatint, undated (but before 1876), Malassis & Thibaudeau 90, Bliss 90 (ii/VI), edition unknown. 14 x 18 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this large work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just an incidental spot of foxing here and there in the margins.) The British Museum acquired an impression in 1876 hence the date. The print is very rare in the early states and the total edition is unknown. This is an exceptional example of the artist's work.
$1,650

Le Quai des Grands Augustins -  LEPERE

Le Quai des Grands Augustins
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1886, Lotz-Brissoneau 148 (ii/II); edition 80 (only 20 with the red remarque) 10 3/4 x 4 3/4 in. Signed in the block and signed in pencil, lower right. This impression inscribed, "No.6", by the artist. This is a superb impression on Japanese paper. The margins are full. Apart from a subtle suggestion of foxing here and there, the condition is very good. This beautiful design is complimented here by the addition of the red remarque which is printed from a separate block.
SOLD

Le Boulevard, pres du Vaudeville -  LEPERE

Le Boulevard, pres du Vaudeville
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1889, Lotz-Brissoneau 201; proofs only. 7 x 5 1/2 in. Signed in pencil lower right and with "et" in pencil added by the artist (etat). This is a superb impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The condition is very good apart from subtle foxing here and there and minor wrinkling. The margins are wide and probably full. This is a rare proof of an early, undescribed state, before the blank area to the right of the standing figure and also to her left. The artist's red ink stamp (Lugt 141) is in the lower left corner. This image was never published in a formal edition and early proofs such as this are quite rare.
$900

Le Bout Genet (Crévecoeur-le-Grand) -  LEPERE

Le Bout Genet (Crévecoeur-le-Grand)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1913, Texier-Bernier 409 (ii/II), edition 50. 10 3/8 x 8 in. Signed in the plate and signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on fairly thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is a very nice example of his landscape etching.
$750

Les Arbres Tordus (Saint-Jean-de-Monts) -  LEPERE

Les Arbres Tordus (Saint-Jean-de-Monts)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1914, Texier-Bernier 417 (ii/II), edition 50. 7 x 11 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on off-white Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is very good apart from old hinges, verso, showing through at the top corners outside of the platemark. This work was published by Sagot, Paris, and their blindstamp is in the lower right corner margin.
$600

Sous Bois, à la Rigonette (Vendée) -  LEPERE

Sous Bois, à la Rigonette (Vendée)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1911, Texier-Bernier 386 (ii/III), edition 35. 7 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on thin, creamy Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. (There's a modest printing crease in the lower right, just to the image.) This plate was subsequently cut down and a third edition of 150 was printed.
$800

Blanchisseuses (Jeunesse passe vite vertu!) Laundresses (How quickly Youth Fades!) -  LEPERE

Blanchisseuses (Jeunesse passe vite vertu!) Laundresses (How quickly Youth Fades!)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Soft ground etching with aquatint printed in colors, 1893, Stein & Karshan 41, Lotz-Brissonneau 91, edition 100. 15 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in blue crayon, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a tiny fox mark at the extreme top edge of the sheet. This impression was published by "L'Estampe Originale," (Plate 24, Album III), and bears their blindstamp in the lower left corner (Lugt 819).
$2,400

City of Rag Pickers (Cité des Chiffonniers) -  LEPERE

City of Rag Pickers (Cité des Chiffonniers)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1895, Lotz-Brissonneau 102, edition 35. 8 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on a cream laid paper. The margins are small but this is probably the full sheet as printed. The condition is very good other than for a small old hinge on the upper left corner margin, recto. Ex-collection the artist (Lugt 141). An annotation on the old mat states the print is from the collection of George Petit Didier.
$675

La Cathédrale de Rouen -  LEPERE

La Cathédrale de Rouen
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Wood engraving, 1888, Lotz-Brissonneau 177 (iii/III), edition 50. 20 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and titled in the block, lower right. ("Rouen...A. Lepere del. sc.") Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a very thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This masterpiece of wood engraving is one of Lepere's finest cathedral studies. A similar impression, also from the edition of 50, is in the Art Institute of Chicago.
$2,750

Retun of the Flock (Retour du Troupeau) -  LEPERE

Retun of the Flock (Retour du Troupeau)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, undated but possibly 1913, possibly G. M. Textier-Bernier 408, edition 50. 10 x 7 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on laid paper and the work was published by Sagot. There are traces of old hinges on the verso edges. There's an unidentified collector's mark in the lower right corner margin. This beautiful print is a fine example of Lepere's ability to draw trees and make a complete subject at the same time.
$700

Leveling of La Place Maubert (Nivellement de la Place Maubert) -  LEPERE

Leveling of La Place Maubert (Nivellement de la Place Maubert)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1890, Lotz-Brissonneau 14 (ii/II), edition 30. 6 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. Signed and titled in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is s a fine impression of this uncommon early work. The margins are probably full. The condition is fine apart from old hinges on the verso. The Square was created in the beginning of the 13th century.
$650

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