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Orchard Street, New York -  MCNULTY

Orchard Street, New York
WILLIAM MCNULTY
American, (1889-1963)
Etching, 1933, edition 75. 9 x 12 1/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. Titled and with the edition number, lower left, probably by another hand. This is a very good impression with full margins. Old hinges at top corners, marginal handling creases.
SOLD

Towers in the Sun -  MCNULTY

Towers in the Sun
WILLIAM MCNULTY
American, (1889-1963)
Etching and drypoint, 1933, edition 100. 11 x 12 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Also, there's a pencil dedication which is often encountered on McNulty's prints. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on light cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from some slight wrinkles in the extreme outer margins, left and right, and a modest stain on the verso not visible from the front. McNulty studied at the Art Student's League and was encouraged to take up etching by Joseph Pennell. He taught there from 1931-1958. This print is among his finest views of New York.
SOLD

Buy War Bonds -  MEERT

Buy War Bonds
JOSEPH MEERT
American, (1905-1989)
Screenprint, circa 1943, edition 15. 14 5/8 x 11 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. A very good impression in fine condition. Full margins. Meert lived in New York from 1941-1967 and studied at the Art Students League. He was especially friendly with Jackson Pollock and Thomas Hart Benton. This wartime image depicts Rosie the Riveter or someone to that effect.
$900

Modern New York -  MEYEROWITZ

Modern New York
WILLIAM MEYEROWITZ
American, (1887-1981)
Etching, undated (1920s), edition 50 12 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in the plate. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full and there are tack holes around the sheet edges from drying. Some wrinkling in the margins. This exemplary New York print shows Meyerowitz as a standout modernist in the tradition of John Marin. He produced some color etchings as well.
SOLD

Winter Night -  MIELATZ

Winter Night
CHARLES F. W. MIELATZ
American, (1864-1919)
Etching and aquatint printed in color, undated (perhaps circa 1910), edition at least 27. 9 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Numbered "No.27 in ink in the lower right margin. This is a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. Mielatz was a superb technician and his color etchings are exceptional works from the era. These color intaglio prints are rare.
$1,500

Leaving the Shop -  MILLER

Leaving the Shop
KENNETH HAYES MILLER
American, (1876-1952)
Etching, 1929, edition unknown. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil "Hayes Miller." This is a fine impression of the artist's best print. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine apart from a trace of an old hinge in the upper right corner. This print is illustrated on page 26 of Graphic Excursions, American Prints in Black and White, 1900-1950, Selections from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (1991).
$900

Arata's Scheme -  MONSON

Arata's Scheme
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1992, edition 75. 211/4 x 17 1/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The artist began studying with Lasansky at the University of Iowa in 1965. In 1969, he moved to Paris and joined S.W. Hayter at his Atelier 17. He was working there from 1970 to 1973. He has taught at the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Carleton College, the College of the Holy Cross and others. Since 1985, he's been living and working in France where he continues to explore the reduction woodcut technique with great success.
$650

Uccello's Ring -  MONSON

Uccello's Ring
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1994, edition 80. 16 7/8 x 20 3/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
$650

Venezia -  MONSON

Venezia
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1998, edition 80. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The artist describes his work in the reduction woodcut medium as follows, "Color reduction printing is a gradual process of removing already printed areas of color; these zones will remain in their desired color and keep their intensity. The transition from warm colors to cool colors is made by printing multiple layers of opaque white ink (considered as a blockout). The entire edition is printed after each change of color nuance and when the process comes to an end, the printing surface has virtually disappeared to the point of becoming totally unusable."
$650

Candide -  MONSON

Candide
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1999, edition 75. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine.
$650

Rain -  MURPHY

Rain
GLADYS WILKINS MURPHY
American, (1907-1985)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930s, edition 50. 8 x 6 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a subtle wrinkle in the lower right corner margin well away from the image.) Murphy was a student and teacher at the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Society of American Etchers, the Philadelphia Print Club and the National Academy of Design.
$750

Silhouette -  MURPHY

Silhouette
GLADYS WILKINS MURPHY
American, (1907-1985)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1940, edition unknown (this impression inscribed 8 x 6 in. Signed and titled in pencil. It's a fine impression on Japanese paper. The condition is fine and the margins are full. (The left margin is very narrow but it's still the full sheet, untrimmed.) Murphy studied at the Rhode Island School of Design with Eliza Gardiner and she eventually taught there herself from 1928-1946.
SOLD

In the Shadows -  MURPHY

In the Shadows
JOHN J. A. MURPHY
American, (1888-1968)
Woodcut, 1921, Cole Gallery catalogue # 56, not listed in the Québec catalogue: edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Murphy's distinctive woodcuts are not so common today. The last known exhibition of his works was at the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Québec in 1997. When he was active he exhibited at the Keppel Gallery in New York and in London at the Leicester Gallery. He was married to the artist Cecil Buller.
$800

Paternity -  MURPHY

Paternity
JOHN J. A. MURPHY
American, (1888-1968)
Woodcut, 1923, Québec catalogue # 59, Cole Gallery catalogue # 122; edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The condition is fine and the margins are full. (There's just a faint, very subtle suggestion of foxing here and there in the margins.) Murphy's distinctive woodcuts are not so common today. The last known exhibition of his works was at the Musée National des Beaux-arts du Quebec in 1997. When he was active he exhibited at the Keppel Gallery in New York and in London at the Leicester Gallery. He was married to the artist Cecil Buller and her work was also included in the Quebec exhibition.
$950

Carousel -  MYERS

Carousel
JEROME MYERS
American, (1867-1940)
Drypoint, circa 1925, edition probably 25. 8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a superb impression rich with burr. The margins are probably full and the condition is quite good. (There's very faint toning on the front and a bit of soiling on the verso.) This exemplary work was certainly done in New York and there are two oils of a similar carousel subject. Myers was one of the founders of the Association of American Painters and Sculptors which organized the 1913 Armory Show. His prints are not especially common.
$1,400

Louisburg Square, Beacon Hill, Boston -  NASON

Louisburg Square, Beacon Hill, Boston
THOMAS NASON
American, (1889-1971)
Wood engraving, 1930, Boston Public Library 119, edition 70. 7 x 8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression of this uncommon print. Very good condition.
$950

Garden Flowers -  PATTERSON

Garden Flowers
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1921, Bakker 90, intended edition of probably 100. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in pencil within the image, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil just below the image. This is a very fine impression with vibrant colors. The margins measure about 1/2" around but this is most likely the full sheet as printed. There's also a subtle wrinkle from the printing process which can be seen in the background at left and it extends somewhat into the image. The condition is very good apart from two small strips of scotch tape on the top and bottom edges verso. This is not visible from the front. The intense work involved in rubbing the colors into the back of the sheet from the blocks is perfectly demonstrated here. The end result is almost sculptural. Due to the labor intensive nature of printing just one impression, and given the scarcity of her prints, we doubt that the full editions were ever printed.
$6,000

Main Street, Nantucket -  PATTERSON

Main Street, Nantucket
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1920, Bakker Retrospective 60, intended edition of 100. 7 1/4 x 10 5/8 in. Signed (twice) in pencil. Titled in pencil as well. This is a good impression in fine condition. The margins are trimmed to the image along the top and on the sides, with about 1" along the bottom. (This was done by the artist.) Patterson lived and taught in Massachusetts for many years and produced several outstanding works depicting Cape Cod and the island of Nantucket.
$4,000

Anemones -  PATTERSON

Anemones
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (1920s), Bakker 99a, intended edition of 100. 9 7/8 x 7 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on a fibrous, off white Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is quite good. This is a rare, annotated proof before the formal edition. The artist has made pencil annotations in the margins referencing difference colors for possible changes, ie. "black," "white," "dark green," etc. This is the completed image, but as is so often the case with arts and crafts era woodcut artists, they are always thinking about the next impression and how they might make color adjustments. We have never seen a Patterson print like this and consider it a unique opportunity.
$5,500

Coast Cedars -  PATTERSON

Coast Cedars
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (circa 1920-25), Bakker 58, edition 100. 7 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Signed (twice), titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on sturdy, fibrous Japanese paper. The condition is fine. (The margins are modest along the top and sides but this was the intent of the artist who trimmed them.) This exceptional arts and crafts image was probably done on Cape Cod, about the same time she produced such notable works as Summer Clouds, Windblown Trees and The Sands, Chatham.
SOLD

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