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Mountain Burn -  CHEYNE

Mountain Burn
IAN CHEYNE
Scottish, (1895-1955)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (probably done in the 1930s), edition probably 20. 11 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. With the number "2" in pencil to the right of the title. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins measure about 5/8" on the top and sides but this is probably the full sheet as printed. There's incidental inking at right and below in the margins from the printing process, all well away front the image. Cheyne studied at the Glasgow School of Art and he began exhibiting his woodcuts in 1926 with the Society of Artist Printers in Glasgow. His unique style has an art deco look to it and he was definitely influenced early on by the Japanese printmakers. His work is rare today. His wife, Jessie Isabel Garrow, was also a printmaker. (Mountain Burn is located in Glen Lyon, Perthshire, Scotland.)
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Scarborough Harbour, Yorkshire -  DAWSON

Scarborough Harbour, Yorkshire
NELSON DAWSON
British, (1859-1941)
Aquatint with soft ground etching printed in colors, circa 1910, edition unknown. 9 1/2 x 13 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this exceptional print. The margins are full and the condition is very good; there's just a modest outline of toning from a previous mat opening. Dawson was an enameller and etcher and initially studied painting and architecture. In 1912, he established a school of colour printing in Hammersmith with W. Lee-Hankey. He also established the Artificiers Guild in association with the jeweller, Edward Spencer. This poetic, Whistlerian image has a distinctive arts and crafts flavor and is by far the finest print we've encountered by this artist.
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The Family -  DRURY

The Family
PAUL DRURY
British, (1903-1987)
Etching, 1950-51, Garton 66 (iv/IV); edition 50. 5 5/8 x 7 in. Initialed in the plate and signed and dated in pencil. A fine, luminous impression printed on wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This plate was published in an edition of 50 for the Print Collectors Club, 1952.
$800

After Work -  DRURY

After Work
PAUL DRURY
British, (1903-1987)
Etching, 1926, Garton 20 (viii/VIII), edition 83. 4 x 5 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on antique laid paper, possibly a page from an old French ledger book. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from what appears to be a watercolor spot in the lower margin, center. This impression has the Dover's House Press stamp on the bottom with the pencil notation that it was printed by F.L. Griggs. This outstanding print is often considered his best pastoral work along with September.
$2,500

A Man of Fifty -  DRURY

A Man of Fifty
PAUL DRURY
British, (1903-1987)
Etching, 1928, Garton 23 (iii/III), edition 78. 5 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate. Signed and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This engaging early portrait depicts Domenico Manciani, an art school model. The print was published by the XXI Gallery, London.
$750

Sparks Wharf (London) -  ELLIOTT

Sparks Wharf (London)
AILEEN MARY ELLIOTT
British, (1896-1966)
Etching and drypoint, 1925, small edition. 5 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This work was printed by the artist and is so inscribed. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for old hinges at top, recto. Etched in the style and spirit of Whistler, this lovely print is mentioned in Guichard's book on British Etchers, page 37. Her well crafted etchings appeared in Fine Prints of the Year.
$450

Wiston River -  FLETCHER

Wiston River
FRANK MORLEY FLETCHER
British/American, (1866-1949)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1900-1905, edition 100. 8 3/8 x 14 1/2 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine, vibrant impression printed on a light cream colored Japanese style paper. The margins are modest but this is possibly the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine. (There's a light touch of white gouache (?) in the lower margin, most likely done by the artist, which covers a small amount of stray ink probably from the printing process.) This stellar early work was done in his native Lancashire, England. Color variations exist with this and his other prints which add much diversity to his rather limited oeuvre. There's no formal catalogue raisonné of his woodcuts but there's an excellent article by Nancy Green in the following: Second Impressions; Modern Prints and Printmakers Reconsidered, edited by Clinton Adams, volume 16 of the Tamarind Papers, 1996, University of New Mexico Press, pages 37-48.
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La Berceuse -  GABAIN

La Berceuse
ETHEL GABAIN
British, (1883-1950)
Lithograph, 1915, Wright 169, (iii/III), edition 24 in this state; total of 51 impressions. 12 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins.
$900

Toilette -  GABAIN

Toilette
ETHEL GABAIN
British, (1883-1950)
Lithograph, 1913, Wright 124, edition 24. 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil. A fine impression on light gray paper. Full margins. Fine condition.
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Un Joli Laid ('Chow') -  GABAIN

Un Joli Laid ('Chow')
ETHEL GABAIN
British, (1883-1950)
Lithograph, 1914, Wright 156, edition 24. 11 3/4 x 10 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in very good condition with full margins. Some rippling in the margins.
$900

Une Fille de Marie -  GABAIN

Une Fille de Marie
ETHEL GABAIN
British, (1883-1950)
Lithograph, 1914, Wright 149, edition 24. 11 x 14 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Full margins. Other works by Gabain arecurrently available.
$900

Swan and Cygnets -  GILES

Swan and Cygnets
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1911, edition 50. 12 1/4 x 15 1/4 in. Signed in the block with his monogram and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this outstanding color print. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This work is illustrated as plate 2 in Malcolm Salaman's Masters of the Colour Print (1928).
$2,600

Castle on a Hill in Winter -  GILES

Castle on a Hill in Winter
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Relief etching printed from multiple zinc plates, circa 1915-20, edition unknown. 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right, and inscribed "18" in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression of an uncommon print. The margins are substantial and the condition is quite good. There's a crease in the lower left margin not affecting the image and mild toning in the margins from an early mount. This exceptional color print was probably based on his sketching trips in Denmark, Germany or Sweden. Giles was one of the outstanding students of Frank Morley Fletcher and he excelled in making his sophisticated color prints. Frankly, it is rather difficult to spot the difference between Giles' early woodcuts and the more sophisticated metal relief etchings. The best discussion of his work to date is Malcolm Salaman's 1928 volume, Masters of the Colour Print IV, published by the Studio, London.
$1,800

Stonehenge -  GILES

Stonehenge
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (probably 1915-1920), edition probably 100 impressions. 9 5/8 x 14 7/8 in. Initialed in the block and signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. Apart from very minor discoloration showing in the margins, the condition is very good. Giles is a remarkable colorist and here he captures this timeless subject with subtlety and careful gradations of hue and tone.
$1,650

The Haunt of the Jay -  GILES

The Haunt of the Jay
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Woodcut printed in colors with additional use of zinc relief plates, undated but probably about 1930, edition unknown but probably only 30 impressions. 11 1/2 x 16 5/8 in. Signed in the image with the artist's monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this very rare print. The margins are wide and the condition is very good overall. There's faint mottling or foxing in the margins but this is minor. This large work is an extraordinary example of the artist's design sense as well as his creativity as a color printmaker. "His first experiments using zinc plates for relief printing date from 1902 and by 1920 he had developed a novel technique using multiple zinc plates coated with shellac. Each zinc plate was inked to print a single colour from the raised areas of its etched surface and no 'key block' was used."(MC, London, 2011) This large work rarely appears on the market and the colors are exceptionally fresh and vibrant.
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The Rock of Ages (Le Puy, France) -  GILES

The Rock of Ages (Le Puy, France)
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Woodcut, probably 1938, edition unknown but probably about 50. 12 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed in pencil, lower right, and inscribed "No.11" of an unknown edition. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are probably full but are somewhat narrow on the left and right. This wonderful, rare work comes with the original exhibition booklet from the Society of Graphic Art, Royal Institute Galleries, London, 1938. Furthermore, we have the original, paid receipt from the buyer of the print from the exhibition! In the entry for this work, this print is listed as simply a "water-colour print" but it's mostly likely a woodcut with the probable addition of zinc relief plates. Giles's working methods are difficult to sort out and there's no formal catalogue of his prints.
$1,500

The Rider on the Lion -  GOODEN

The Rider on the Lion
STEPHEN GOODEN
British, (1892-1955)
Engraving, 1924, Dodgson 5 (iii/III); edition 100. 6 inches in diameter. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printer on light cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. This major work was published by Colnaghi, London. Gooden ranks with Robert Austin as one of the most acomplished British engravers of the period.
$700

The Quay -  GRIGGS

The Quay
FREDERICK L. GRIGGS
British, (1876-1938)
Etching, 1916, Comstock 15 (iii/III), edition 40. 6 5/8 x 8 1/8 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is good other than for old hinges at the top corners and the trace of a vertical center crease in the image. There were two proofs printed of the first state and twenty of the second.
$750

Palace Court -  GRIGGS

Palace Court
FREDERICK L. GRIGGS
British, (1876-1938)
Etching, 1933, Comstock 49 (iii/III), edition 75. 10 1/16 x 7 1/16 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are trimmed by the artist around the platemark with a little more on the bottom to accommodate the signature. The condition is fine. A total of five impressions exist of the first two states. According to Griggs, this was an imaginary scene. "It is a kind of essay on East Anglian building - of mediaeval kinds..."
$1,850

Amstelodamum, No.1 -  HADEN

Amstelodamum, No.1
SEYMOUR HADEN
British, (1818-1910)
Etching, 1863, Schneidermann 41A, (v/VI), exact edition unknown. 4 x 4 5/8 in. Signed in the plate and in pencil. A fine impression of this scarce print. 1/2 margins all around. A small, inconspicuous thin spot.
$575

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