American Prints

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Cod Fishing -  LEIGHTON

Cod Fishing
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1949-50, BPL 613, edition 50. 9 1/2 in. in diameter. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very good impression printed on thin Japan paper. The margins are full. Very good condition apart from a trace of an old adhesive along the outer left margin edge, verso. This is one of Leighton's twelve woodcut designs for New England industries which were also made into Wedgewood plates.
SOLD

Rain on Murray Hill -  LEWIS

Rain on Murray Hill
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1928, McCarron 75, edition 110. 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The paper is a medium weight off white wove with an acorn leaf watermark. The condition is fine. This exemplary work depicts a scene just a few blocks from the artist's studio at 145 East 34th Street in New York. Impressions are cited in twelve museum collections.
SOLD

Cronies -  LEWIS

Cronies
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Aquatint, 1932, McCarron 96, edition 60 including three trial proofs. 9 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right and also inscribed, "first trial proof." This is a rich, dark impression of an UNRECORDED FIRST STATE. This impression is before considerable work (lightening) on the clothes of the figures at left, and before multiple changes (lightening) on the right between the tire tracks and also further to the right side. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This print was done while Lewis was living in rural Connecticut.
$5,500

Tree, Manhattan -  LEWIS

Tree, Manhattan
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1930, McCarron 87, edition 91 including ten trial proofs. 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is fine. This exceptional print contains all the elements of a great Martin Lewis; dramatic lights and darks, solitary figures, well-integrated architectural design and there's that added element of urban mystery to engage our imagination.
$13,000

Under the Street Lamp -  LEWIS

Under the Street Lamp
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Etching, 1928, McCarron 70, edition 83. 14 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white laid paper with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a skillfully repaired tear in the center right margin, well away from the image. This impression bears the round estate stamp of Lucile Deming Lewis.
SOLD

Clothes Shop (New York) -  LOCKE

Clothes Shop (New York)
CHARLES LOCKE
American, (1889-1983)
Lithograph, 1936 or 1937, edition about 25. 11 x 6 5/8 in. Signed on the stone with the artists monogram. Signed and titled in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This print was done as part of the New York Federal Art Project and bears the ink stamp. Locke excelled in lithography and he worked closely with Joseph Pennell at the Art Students League. He eventually succeeded Pennell there as Instructor of Lithography. There was a retrospective of his work at the Pratt Graphics Center and Pratt Institute in 1985. This work is illustrated on page 107 of The Federal Art Project: American Prints From the 1930s (1985) University of Michigan.
$750

Noon -  LOZOWICK

Noon
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1930, Flint 60, edition 50. 8 1/4 x 11 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York.
$1,200

Brooklyn Bridge -  LOZOWICK

Brooklyn Bridge
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1930, Flint 48, edition 100. 13 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression in excellent condition. The sheet is full and untrimmed. This iconic American print is uncommon in spite of the fairly large edition. This work is the cover illustration for Amerikanische Graphik 1913-1953 which was an important 1994 show of American prints in Europe.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Corner of Steel Plant -  LOZOWICK

Corner of Steel Plant
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1929, Flint 21, from the 1972 edition of ten impressions. 11 1/2 x 7 3/4 in. Initialed on the stone with the artist's monogram. Signed and dated in pencil and inscribed "I/X." This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This potent, early print was printed in an early edition of 25 impressions.
$2,000

Through Brooklyn Bridge Cables -  LOZOWICK

Through Brooklyn Bridge Cables
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1938, Flint 158, edition 15 plus 250 for AAA printed in 1939. 9 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Initialed with the monogram in the lower right corner. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for remnants of older hinges on the sheet corners, verso. This exemplary work is on the cover of the Flint catalogue of Lozowick's prints.
$7,500

Doorway into Street -  LOZOWICK

Doorway into Street
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1929, Flint 23, edition 15 (plus 10 more printed in 1972) 14 x 7 in. Signed with the monogram in the lower right corner. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this uncommon, early work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This impression is from the early printing. The 1972 impressions are numbered in Roman numerals; ix-x/x.
$4,800

Angry Skies (Andante Cantabile) -  LOZOWICK

Angry Skies (Andante Cantabile)
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1935, Flint 123. edition 250. 9 1/2 x 13 3/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are trimmed a bit on the top and bottom but are still substantial enough. The condition is very good. This impression is from the 1948 edition published by Associated American Artists and printed by George Miller. There was a small edition of ten impressions printed in 1935.
$1,500

Debutante -  LOZOWICK

Debutante
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1930, Flint 53, edition 25. 14 1/2 x 11 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on BFK RIVES paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor wrinkles showing here and there in the extreme outer margins. This classic academic nude study shows the range of Lozowick's skills as a draughtsman.
$1,600

Edison Plant -  LOZOWICK

Edison Plant
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1929, Flint 24, edition 20. 13 5/8 x 7 15/16 in. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on RIVES wove paper. The margins are full with a deckle edge showing on all sides. The condition is fine apart from three tiny splits in the bottom edge of the margin and old paper hinges, verso, at the two top corners. This stellar, early work was reprinted in 1972 in an edition of ten numbered impressions. Lozowick actually worked at this plant after his return from Europe in 1924.
SOLD

Mending Nets (Provincetown) -  LOZOWICK

Mending Nets (Provincetown)
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1950, Flint 232, edition only 15. 13 1/16 x 7 1/2 in. Signed on the stone with the monogram, lower left. Signed and titled "Provincetown" in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. Lozowick produced very few lithographs of Provincetown; two from 1950 and a couple from 1967.
$1,500

The Fox Woman -  LUM

The Fox Woman
BERTHA LUM
American, (1869-1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1916, Gravalos / Pulin 38, edition at least 197. 16 1/2 x 10 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with fresh colors. The margins are narrow but probably full. The condition is fine apart from soft rippling here and there at the sheet edges. This lovely print provides an elegant and refined visualization of the age-old role of the fox in oriental folklore. This theme is discussed in the catalogue raisonne entry for this print on page 96.
$2,200

Sugar Snow -  MACCOY

Sugar Snow
GUY MACCOY
American, (1904-1981)
Screenprint, 1946, edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 13 3/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on light gray paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Maccoy made his first artistic screenprints in 1932 and taught the medium in Colorado and Los Angeles during the 1940s and 1950s. He was married to the artist, Geno Petit.
$750

Chaos -  MACGILCHRIST

Chaos
JOHN MACGILCHRIST
American, (1893-1977)
Etching, 1932, edition 100. 12 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's just a very faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening.) MacGilchrist was born in Scotland and came to the US for a degree in architecture. He returned to his home country during WWI and ended up on the Western Front in France where he became a balloon pilot-observer. He returned to the US after the war and flourished in the 1920s as an etcher of aviation subjects. He remained here until his death in 1977. This compelling, highly detailed print makes a bold statement about the horrors of war and the battle of good versus evil.
SOLD

Lobster Fisherman -  MARIN

Lobster Fisherman
JOHN MARIN
American, (1872-1953)
Etching, 1948, Zigrosser 172, edition 125. 8 7/8 x 7 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. This print was published with a Portfolio of Reproductions of Marin Drawings by Twin Editions, 1950. This is the fifth and published version of this subject.
$3,000

Bridge Over Canal, Amsterdam -  MARIN

Bridge Over Canal, Amsterdam
JOHN MARIN
American, (1872-1953)
Etching, 1906, Zigrosser 13 (ii/II), edition 30. 5 15/16 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this lovely, rare work. The paper is a cream Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is excellent. Like Whistler and his Amsterdam etchings, Marin appreciated the uniqueness of every impression and applied the ink in such a dramatic way that no two impressions are exactly the same. We sold a rare first state of this print a couple of years ago and the inking was substantially different than this one. Other impressions are found at Colby College, The Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Art Institute of Chicago.
$4,500

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