American Prints

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Drawbridge -  AVERY

Drawbridge
MILTON AVERY
American, (1893-1965)
Drypoint, 1936, Lunn 10, edition 60. 6 3/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, rich impression of this view of the Harlem River Bridge. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just an extremely faint suggestion of toning within an early mat opening.)
SOLD

Haunted House -  BACON

Haunted House
PEGGY BACON
American, (1895-1987)
Drypoint, 1940, Flint 134, edition 250. 7 x 4 15/16 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression rich with burr. The margins are full and the original AAA labels comes with the print. There's just a little toning within the original mat opening.
SOLD

Teasing the Cat -  BACON

Teasing the Cat
PEGGY BACON
American, (1895-1987)
Drypoint, 1919, Flint 43, edition unknown. 6 x 5 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a rich impression printed on a sturdy cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is also called "The Teasing Attentions of Eleven Young Poles." This image served as an illustration for "Catnip and Catnap" from the True Philosopher and other Cat Tales published in Boston by Four Seas Company, 1919.
$950

Dancer -  BECKER

Dancer
FRED G. BECKER
American, (1913-2004)
Engraving, 1941, edition 20. 7 1/8 x 5 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine, delicate impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This engaging, surrealist work was done just subsequent to Becker's WPA period which was 1935-1939. He joined the Hayter studio in New York in 1940.
$850

Tennis -  BELLOWS

Tennis
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph printed on chine appliqué, 1920, Mason 71, edition 63. 18 1/4 x 20 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Signed in pencil by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The chine is a little narrow along the bottom edge (as printed) and there are a couple of soft undulating wrinkles in the left margin as printed, just faintly showing in the image. The scene is Newport, RI, and there are two paintings which relate to this print; one in the National Gallery (DC) and one in the Metropolitan Museum in New York.
$12,500

Artists' Evening (At Petipas') -  BELLOWS

Artists' Evening (At Petipas')
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1916, Mason 19, edition 65. 8 3/4 x 12 1/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on cream wove paper with full margins. The condition is fine apart from minor spots of soiling on the verso. The elderly man with the beard is John Butler Yeats. Speaking with him is Robert Henri with Bellows in the middle. This New York restaurant scene is one of the artist's best early works.
SOLD

Introducing Georges Carpentier -  BELLOWS

Introducing Georges Carpentier
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1921, Mason 98, edition 50. 14 1/2 x 20 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Signed by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a superb impression on china paper in very good condition. There's just a slight trace of toning along the edge of an early mat opening and occasional minor wrinkles in the margins. The sheet is probably full and untrimmed. This great composition is combined with a multitude of figures and faces to create an exceptional print. The subject is a fight on July 2, 1921, between Carpentier and Jack Dempsey in Jersey City. It was the first million dollar gate, according to Mason, and the excitement of the moment is clearly captured by Bellows.
SOLD

In the Park, Light -  BELLOWS

In the Park, Light
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1916, Mason 31, edition 59 (?) 16 x 21 1/8 in. Signed in the stone, lower left. Numbered in pencil "60" but not signed in pencil. This is a superb, rich impression printed on a sturdy cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from minor soiling on the verso. This stellar impression was deaccessioned from the Yale University Art Gallery and bears their stamp verso. (Lugt 2667c). The scene is Central Park in New York City.
$5,800

Miss Tate -  BELLOWS

Miss Tate
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1921, Mason 129, edition 26. 10 5/8 x 8 1/2 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil by Bellows and also signed by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a fine impression on thin china paper in fine condition. The margins are slightly narrow on the sides but this is probably the full sheet as printed. A drawing related to this compelling portrait is in the Wiggin collection of the Boston Public Library.
$1,200

Elsie, Emma and Marjorie, First Stone -  BELLOWS

Elsie, Emma and Marjorie, First Stone
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1921, Mason 103, edition 16. 9 5/8 x 12 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone in the lower left corner. Signed in pencil by Bellows and also by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a superb impression printed on thin china paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This group portrait includes, from left to right; Elsie Speicher, Emma Bellows and Marjorie Henri. Their husbands are in the background at left.
SOLD

Prepare, America! -  BELLOWS

Prepare, America!
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1916, Mason 34, edition at least 13. 11 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. Signed on the stone, upper right corner. Signed "Geo Bellows" and initialed by the artist's daughter, Jean Bellows Booth ("J.B.B.") indicating a lifetime impression that did not get signed by the artist himself. This impression is numbered as well. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The margins are wide and the condition is excellent. This print is not formally part of the War Series but it certainly relates to it.
SOLD

Elsie, Figure -  BELLOWS

Elsie, Figure
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph , 1921, Mason 109, edition 25. 9 x 7 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left corner. Signed in pencil and also signed by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a superb impression printed on china paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine apart from slight rippling showing in the corners of the sheet. The sitter is Elsie Speicher.
ON HOLD

Emma and Marjorie on a Sofa -  BELLOWS

Emma and Marjorie on a Sofa
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1921, Mason 102, edition 44. 10 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil and also signed by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a superb impression printed on china paper. The margins are probably full and untrimmed and the condition is excellent. The sitters are Emma Bellows and Marjorie Henri.
SOLD

Married Couple -  BELLOWS

Married Couple
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1923, Mason 141, edition 44. 9 3/4 x 7 1/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil and also signed by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a very fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are substantial and this is probably the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is excellent. Here we have a charming yet formal portrait and their identity remains unknown.
$1,800

Nude Study, Girl Standing with Hand Raised to Mouth -  BELLOWS

Nude Study, Girl Standing with Hand Raised to Mouth
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1923-24, Mason 173, edition 40. 12 x 4 7/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed, and titled in pencil. Signed by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. A related drawing for this stellar nude study is in the Wiggin Collection of the Boston Public Library.
$1,800

Nude Study, Girl Sitting on FLowered Cushion -  BELLOWS

Nude Study, Girl Sitting on FLowered Cushion
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1923-24, Mason 172, edition unknown. 8 x 9 5/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. Signed in pencil by the printer, Bolton Brown. This is a very fine impression printed on off white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
$3,000

Nude Woman Seated (first state) -  BELLOWS

Nude Woman Seated (first state)
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1916, Mason 7 (i/III), total edition of at least 11. 15 x 10 1/8 in. Signed on the stone, upper right corner. Numbered in the lower left corner and signed "Geo Bellows" (J.B.B.) by the artist's daughter, Jean Bellows Booth. This is a superb impression of this rare early work. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins appear to be full. The condition is fine. (We are offering the first and third states as a pair only.)
$7,500

Nude Woman Seated (third state) -  BELLOWS

Nude Woman Seated (third state)
GEORGE BELLOWS
American, (1882-1925)
Lithograph, 1916, Mason 7 (iii/III), total edition of at least 11. 15 x 10 1/8 in. Signed on the stone, upper right corner. Numbered in pencil in the lower left and signed "Geo Bellows" (J.B.B.) by the artist's daughter, Jean Bellows Booth. This is a superb impression on Japan paper of this rare early work. The margins are probably untrimmed but they are modest on the top and right side (about 1/2 in.). The condition is fine. This print was only known in the third state in the first edition of the Mason catalogue and it went unrecorded in the artist's record book. (We are offering the first and third states as a pair only.)
$7,500

After Sunset -  BENSON

After Sunset
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Etching, 1917, Paff 113, edition 152. 6 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Very good condition apart from the faintest trace of mat discoloration along the edge of a early mat opening. Ex-collection: "E.C.C." (Not in Lugt).
$1,000

Cloudy Dawn -  BENSON

Cloudy Dawn
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Etching, 1922, Paff 215, edition 150. 9 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in pencil lower left. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is good apart from a skillfully repaired tear in the upper left corner margin just outside the image.
$900

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