American Prints

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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

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, 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.
SOLD

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).
SOLD

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.
SOLD

The Long Journey -  BENSON

The Long Journey
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Etching, 1926, Paff 254, edition 150. 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. Here we have a fine impression printed with nicely inked plate tone. The paper is a fine off-white laid with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is a perfectly fine example of Benson's sporting art.
$1,500

Two Canoes -  BENSON

Two Canoes
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Etching, 1927, Paff 266, edition 150. 5 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on light cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Benson did a few other canoe related prints including, "Running the Rapids," (P269), "Riverman," (P195) and "Canoeman" (P161).
$2,600

The Darkening Sky -  BENSON

The Darkening Sky
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1925, Paff 253, edition 150. 4 7/8 x 6 5/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed on J WHATMAN watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent.
$900

Yellowlegs in Sunlight -  BENSON

Yellowlegs in Sunlight
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1928, Paff 285, edition 150. 9 7/8 x 7 3/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression rich with burr. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's an ever so slight suggestion of toning within an early mat opening.) This beautiful print shows Benson as a master of the drypoint medium. He was a gifted watercolorist and this print displays the painterly characteristics of a Japanese brush painting.
$1,500

The Sheldrake's Brood -  BENSON

The Sheldrake's Brood
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1926, Paff 258, edition 150. 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on J WHATMAN watermarked paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a very faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening.
$800

The Boy -  BENTON

The Boy
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1948, Fath 72, edition 250. 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are wide. This endearing print depicts an Ozark boy on his way to school or to find work. A painting exists of the same subject.
$5,000

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