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Columbines -  ROYDS

Columbines
MABEL ROYDS
British, (1874-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930s, Barton 39, edition probably about 25. 7 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. This is a superb impression with full margins. (The margins are narrow on the sides and bottom but this is the original sheet which she chose to print on.) In addition, there is stray printers ink in the outer margins but this is part of the process and typical for Royds. This is an exceptional example of her work. Provenance: The Old Print Shop, New York.
SOLD

Sunspots -  ROYDS

Sunspots
MABEL ROYDS
British, (1874-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated but probably cica 1910-15, Barton 4, edition unknown. 5 1/4 x 9 1/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression with fresh yet subtle colors. The margins are narrow along the top and sides but we think this is the full, untrimmed sheet, as printed. This charming print is also quite rare. This is the first time we have had it.
SOLD

Dandelions -  ROYDS

Dandelions
MABEL ROYDS
British, (1874-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (probably done in the 1930s), Barton 31, edition perhaps 50. 8 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The colors are fresh and vibrant. This is one of Royds's finest prints and her work is becoming increasingly difficult to find in today's market. (We sold this impression several years ago and are pleased to re-offer it.)
SOLD

Studio Still Life -  SCHOFIELD

Studio Still Life
FLORA SCHOFIELD
American, (1873-1960)
Woodcut, 1933, edition unknown. 12 3/4 x 9 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with wide margins. Very good condition. Schofield studied in Provincetown with William Zorach and later studied in Paris with Leger, Lhote and Severini. Much of her time was spent between Chicago and Provincetown. Her prints are rare and she was included in Janet Flint's Provincetown Printers; A Woodcut Tradition (1983).
$2,000

La Moisson (The Harvest) -  SCOUPREMAN

La Moisson (The Harvest)
PIERRE SCOUPREMAN
Belgian, (1873-1960)
Woodcut, 1920s, edition unknown. 15 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Signed and titled in ink. This is a fine impression in very good condition. There's some minor creasing in the wide margins. In addition to his expressionist style woodcuts, Scoupreman was a gifted painter. He was friendly with Rik Wouters.
$650

Magpie -  SEABY

Magpie
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1920-30, edition 100. 8 1/2 x 11 7/8 in. Initialed in the block with the monogram, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. Numbered, lower left.. This is a very fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide but with a narrow margin along the top. The condition is fair. There's slight foxing showing in the margins and two repairs in the upper corners not affecting the image. Seaby was one of the preeminent students of Frank Morley Fletcher at the Reading School of Art.
$650

Goat With Two Kids -  SEABY

Goat With Two Kids
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition probably 50-100. 8 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. Signed in the block with the monogram. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper, a paper typically used by the artist. The margins are narrow but substantial enough. The condition is very good with very faint light toning showing in the image. Seaby was one of the best known students of Frank Morley Fletcher and he became Professor of Fine Art at the University of Reading from 1920-1933. He mastered the art of Japanese style woodblock printing and his work has a special place within the history of graphic art in England between the wars.
$850

Osprey -  SEABY

Osprey
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition 100. 14 x 9 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, early impression of this majestic woodcut. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from very slight light toning within an early mat opening. This impression varies somewhat from one we have a few years ago; there's less definition in the trees in the background and the monogram in the lower right is not yet clearly defined. A new catalogue on Seaby is now available: Allen W. Seaby, Art and Nature, by Martin Andrews and Robert Gillmor (2014) by Two Rivers Press. There is no formal listing of the prints but it's a very nice publication with plenty of illustrations and informative text.
$2,200

Peacock -  SEABY

Peacock
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1908, Andrews/Gilmour page 61, edition 100. 6 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this rare, early work. The margins are narrow but this is probably the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine apart from a tiny repaired split in the top center of the margin, not affecting the image. In the words of Martin Andrews, "Seaby, perhaps more so than his contemporaries, embodied in his woodcuts the spirit and dynamic composition of the Japanese print and fully exploited the texture of the brush stroke and blending of colour. Yet at the same time his work is quintessentially British, steeped in the countryside and wildlife of this island." from page 34 of Allen Seaby, Art and Nature (2014), by Martin Andrews and Robert Gilmour.
SOLD

Magpie -  SEABY

Magpie
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1900-1905, edition probably 50-100. 9 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very good impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are modest but this is most likely the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine. (There's a small trace of stray printer's ink below the image.) This impression compares favorably to the one in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. An impression of "Magpie" was exhibited as No. 633 in 1906 in the Sixth Exhibition of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers.
$850

Christmas Rose -  SMITH

Christmas Rose
WUANITA SMITH
American, (1866-1959)
White line woodcut printed in colors, undated (probably 19, small edition. 12 x 6 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins; with the tack holes on the right side of the paper where attached to the woodblock for printing. This Philadelphia area artist produced several exceptional block prints done in the tradition of the Provincetown printers.
$1,400

Sailboat -  STAMMESHAUS

Sailboat
HERMANN STAMMESHAUS
Dutch, (1918-1985)
Woodcut, 1960, edition 25. 13 x 12 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil.
$375

Ships at Anchor -  STAMMESHAUS

Ships at Anchor
HERMANN STAMMESHAUS
Dutch, (1918-1985)
Woodcut printed on Japanese paper, 1959, edition 30. 14 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. A fine impression. Full margins. Some staining in the outer margins but overall quite fine. He was a member of "De Brug."
$650

God Comes Down to Inspect His Creations -  SURENDORF

God Comes Down to Inspect His Creations
CHARLES F. SURENDORF
American, (1906-1979)
Linoleum cut, 1940s, edition 15. 9 x 12 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. A fine impression printed in rich, black in on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is also fine. This unusual and engaging print is a kind of comic book expressionist image; very serious stuff but with an element of zaniness. Surendorf was a California artist and was active in the Bay area as a block print artist and painter.
SOLD

Rapport de Chaque Chose avec son Essence -  SURVAGE

Rapport de Chaque Chose avec son Essence
LEOPOLD SURVAGE
French, (1879-1968)
Woodcut, 1935, Artist's proof numbered 6/11; total edition unknown. 10 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Initialed in the block and signed and dated in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Wide margins.
SOLD

Aspidistra -  TANDY

Aspidistra
JOHN TANDY
British, (1905-1982)
Wood engraving, circa 1928, edition 50. 6 x 3 1/2 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression on cream colored Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is quite good apart from an old tape hinge at the top of the sheet, recto. This rare, early work was from a series called "Abstract Designs" (1-8) and the set was first exhibited at the Cottars Studio Gallery, London, in 1928.
$750

Cathedral Study -  THALMANN

Cathedral Study
MAX THALMANN
German, (1890-1945)
Woodcut, 1920s, edition unknown. 19 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. Initialed in the block and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full with a deckle edge showing on all sides. This is an exceptionally large work by this underrated German expressionist printmaker and draughtsman. He produced three prominent woodcut portfolios; the Cathedral Series, the Passion and the America Series. A large collection of his work in at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles. This print relates to the Cathedral series but is not formally part of it.
$1,400

Evening in Venice (Abend vor Venedig) -  THIEMANN

Evening in Venice (Abend vor Venedig)
CARL THIEMANN
Austrian, (1881-1966)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1910-11, Merx 172F, edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the block, upper right. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Here we have a superb, luminous impression of this large work. The margins are narrow but untrimmed, with a deckle edge showing on three sides. This is a stellar example of his work.
$1,500

Lilies (Lilien) -  THIEMANN

Lilies (Lilien)
CARL THIEMANN
Austrian, (1881-1966)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1917, Merx 296F, edition unknown. 16 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in the upper right with the artist's printed monogram. Signed in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression of this large work printed on thick Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. Thiemann produced a remarkable group of floral woodcuts along with his better-known arts and crafts style scenic landscapes and European town scenes. He produced over four hundred woodcuts most in very small editions.
$1,750

Feeënsprookje (Fairy Tale) -  TOOROP

Feeënsprookje (Fairy Tale)
JAN TOOROP
Dutch, (1858-1928)
Woodcut printed in color, 1895, Verbeek (Rijksmuseum) 9, edition unknown. 4 1/4 x 2 5/8 in. Signed, dated (twice) and inscribed in ink. This is a superb impression of this extremely rare work which is here printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is quite good apart from very slight darkening of the sheet from light exposure. This impression is dedicated, "aan Hermine la Fontaine, liefs van, ('love from') Jan Toorop, 1926" (He also wrote in ink, "1896 fec." referring to the date when the impression was printed.) Hermine la Fontaine was a close friend of the artist. The catalogue suggests the influence of Lucien Pissarro and states there are impressions known in brown-black, green, green-brown and brown.
$6,800

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