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Le Casaquin de Laine (Anais) -  BROCKHURST

Le Casaquin de Laine (Anais)
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1923-24, Fletcher 45 (iv/IV), edition 76. 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left and upper right. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a soft crease in the lower right corner of the margin. This exquisite portrait conveys elegance, mystery and Brockhurst's typical technical expertise in the etching medium. This print is also titled "The Linen Jacket."
$1,400

Figurante -  BUCKLAND-WRIGHT

Figurante
JOHN BUCKLAND-WRIGHT
British, (1897-1954)
Wood engraving, 1932, C. Buckland-Wright L.80, edition 40 (only 15 printed). 3 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. A fine impression on thin Japanese paper. Full margins. Very good condition. Old, original hinges showing through slightly at top corners.
$450

Souvenir d'Amsterdam -  CAMERON

Souvenir d'Amsterdam
DAVID YOUNG CAMERON
Scottish, (1865-1945)
Etching and drypoint, 1915-1930, Rinder 460 (iv/IV), edition 60. 14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. Signed in the plate, upper left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on light cream laid paper without a watermark. The margins are somewhat narrow on the top and sides but this may well be the full sheet he printed on. The condition is fine apart from a repaired break in the upper right corner of the margin away from the image. This exemplary print is also titled by the artist in the lower margin and further states, in another hand, "Cameron's own collection." There's an unknown collectors mark (initials) on the previous mat which we have yet to identify.
$1,600

The Chimera of Amiens -  CAMERON

The Chimera of Amiens
DAVID YOUNG CAMERON
Scottish, (1865-1945)
Etching with drypoint, 1910, Rinder 415 (v/VII), edition unknown. 9 5/8 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in the plate in the upper left corner. Signed in pencil below, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on off-white laid paper. The margins are probably full but the left side is narrow measuring 3/8". This memorable work was certainly inspired by Meryon's "Le Stryge" from 1853. Cameron visited France in 1910 following a trip to Egypt. A chimera is a fire breathing monster of Greek mythology and a combination of various parts of different animals.
$1,500

Saint Mark's, No. 3 -  CAMERON

Saint Mark's, No. 3
DAVID YOUNG CAMERON
Scottish, (1865-1945)
Etching and drypoint, 1900, Rinder 311 (iv/IV), edition unknown. 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression of this engaging, intricate print. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins are modest but this is probably the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine. This is the third of three prints by Cameron of St. Mark's in Venice. The first of the three was included in his North Italian Set.
$800

Edinburgh Castle -  CAMERON

Edinburgh Castle
KATHARINE CAMERON
Scottish, (1874-1965)
Etching with drypoint, 1920s, edition unknown. 6 3/4 x 12 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in ink and also titled in ink in the lower margin. This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Katharine was the younger sister of D.Y. Cameron. She was celebrated as a children's book illustrator and produced a substantial group of well- crafted original prints.
SOLD

Broomielaw and Railway Bridges -  CAMERON

Broomielaw and Railway Bridges
DAVID YOUNG CAMERON
Scottish, (1865-1945)
Etching, 1889, Rinder 37, edition 35 plus proofs. 5 15/16 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and titled in the plate. Signed in pencil. The print is also signed by F. Goulding, the printer. This is a superb impression of this uncommon early work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is from Cameron's first published set of prints, the "Clyde Set," a series of twenty works. Impressions of this plate are cited in Minneapolis, Bremen and Vienna.
SOLD

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.)
SOLD

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.
SOLD

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

Nicol's Farm -  DRURY

Nicol's Farm
PAUL DRURY
British, (1903-1987)
Etching, 1925, Garton 18 (v/VI), edition 80. 4 3/8 x 7 5/8 in. Initialed and dated n the plate. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on antique laid paper probably taken from a French ledger book. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This impression bears the Dover's House Press stamp in the lower margin with a pencil note indicating it was printed by F.L. Griggs. This is an outstanding early work in the pastoral tradition of Samuel Palmer.
SOLD

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

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.
SOLD

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

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