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Haymaking:  June -  LEIGHTON

Haymaking: June
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, BPL 212, edition 60. 8 1/16 x 10 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, early impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for a modest old stain in the upper margin edge away from the image. This rich impression is from the Farmer's year series. It's numbered in Roman numerals therefore it's from the British edition of 30.
SOLD

Landing -  LEIGHTON

Landing
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1931, Boston PublicLibrary 195, edition 130. 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work is among Leighton's best known works called the Lumber Camp series. Six images were done in an edition of 30 for the UK and 100 for the US. These prints were based on her trip to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada.
$3,800

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

Apple Picking:  September -  LEIGHTON

Apple Picking: September
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 209, edition 60. 8 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine early impression from the British edition of 30, numbered in Roman numerals. (30 impressions for the American market were numbered in Arabic.) Printed on a fine cream Japanese paper, the margins are full. The condition is fine other than for small old hinges at the top corners, verso, and a small ripple in the lower margin at left. This stellar image is from the Farmer's Year series.
SOLD

To the Milking:  July -  LEIGHTON

To the Milking: July
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, BPL 218, edition 60. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine, early impression printed on thin cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other then for a tiny hinge remnant on the lower right corner of the sheet, recto. There's a tiny speck in the sky area which appears to be inherent to the paper. This print is from the Farmer's year series and from the British edition of 30 signed in Roman numerals.
$2,500

Limbing -  LEIGHTON

Limbing
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1931, BPL 191,edition 130. 8 5/8 x 12 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full. This work is numbered from the American edition of 100. There was an additional edition of 30 for the British market. This print is from the Lumber Camp series which was based on a trip to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada.
$3,800

Waiting for the Breeze -  LEMOS

Waiting for the Breeze
PEDRO JOSEPH DE LEMOS
American, (1882-1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, Edwards 29b, edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from a soft wrinkle in the lower right corner of the margin. Lemos' work is illustrated and discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation, Color in American Printmaking 1890-1940, by David Acton (1990), see pages 94-95. A leading exponent of the the California arts and crafts movement, Lemos had a major retrospective at the Monterey Museum of Art in 2015 accompanied by a catalogue by Robert W. Edwards.
$4,000

Puffing Billies -  LEWIS

Puffing Billies
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Etching and sand ground, 1916, McCarron 20, edition 15. 13 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, atmospheric impression with full margins. The condition is fine. (There's a minor smudge on the right margin.) This dynamic, early work depicts New York harbor and the subject of tugboats turns up in other Lewis prints (see McCarron 2,21,28 & 38.) Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, NY (with their label).
$8,000

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

Quarter of Nine, Saturday's Children -  LEWIS

Quarter of Nine, Saturday's Children
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1929, McCarron 78, edition 107. 9 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. Also inscribed by the artist,"watakashi no E." This is a superb impression printed on off white laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries (with their label). The scene is 34th Street at Park Avenue, New york.
PRICE ON REQUEST

The Passing Freight, Danbury -  LEWIS

The Passing Freight, Danbury
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1934, McCarron 108, edition 47. 8 7/8 x 14 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. A locomotive also appears his lithograph, Veterans, from 1935. Hopper and especially Marsh were also interested in the train as subject matter. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, NY.
SOLD

Ha'nted -  LEWIS

Ha'nted
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1932, McCarron 100, edition 107. 13 1/8 x 8 15/16 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This underrated, nighttime scene contains all the elements of a great Lewis print; crossed shadow lines, solitary figures, well-integrated architectural design, subtle stars highlighting an otherwise pitch black sky and there's an added element of psychological mystery to engage our imagination. Dedicated in pencil, "for John O'Gara," who was a Macy's VP at the time and a friend of the artist.
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

Storm over Manhattan -  LOZOWICK

Storm over Manhattan
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1935, Flint 127, edition 189. 10 x 13 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression rich with contrasts. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a tiny speck of ink in the lower margin and a tiny tear at the top margin edge.) This edition was published by Associated American Artists in NY and printed by George Miller.
$3,500

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.
SOLD

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

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