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The Large Rabbit (Grand Lapin) -  BRACQUEMOND

The Large Rabbit (Grand Lapin)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1891-94, IFF III 441; Not in Beraldi, edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 13 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate below, "Gravé par Bracquemond" and, Avril 1894." This is an especially fine, luminous impression printed on vellum. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from the typical soft rippling which comes with printing on vellum. The print is also called "Jeannot Lapin."
$950

Shepherdess with her Cows -  BRENDEL

Shepherdess with her Cows
CARL ALEXANDER BRENDEL
German, (1877-1945)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1910-20, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed, "Orig. Holzschnitt,handabzug." This is a fine, fresh impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine. Brendel studied at the Académie Julian in Parisvand and during the early 1920s he was a professor at the State Academy of Fine Arts in Weimar. He was also an accomplished painter.
$750

The Cabstand (Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu) -  BUHOT

The Cabstand (Une Matinée d'Hiver au Quai de l'Hôtel-Dieu)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint and traces of aquatint and roulette, 1876, Bourcard-Goodfriend 123 (x/XV), edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 12 9/16 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. This a fine, luminous impression printed with a nicely modulated plate tone throughout. The margins are wide (2 1/2") and probably full and the paper bears a VAN GELDER watermark. The condition is excellent other than for a small repaired tear in the lower right margin, well away from the image. This iconic 19th century French etching is shown here in a desirable state and impression, without the extreme dark murkiness of some of the impressions printed. Buhot's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) shows along the platemark on the left side.
SOLD

Les Petites Chaumières (The Small Cottages) -  BUHOT

Les Petites Chaumières (The Small Cottages)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint and roulette, 1878, Bourcard-Goodfriend 149 (iv/IV), edition unknown. 4 x 5 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed with the large red owl stamp below (Lugt 977). This is a very fine impression printed on a sturdy cream Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is excellent. The location of this print is Quinéville, Normandy.
SOLD

L'Orage (The Storm) -  BUHOT

L'Orage (The Storm)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint and roulette, circa 1879, Bourcard-Goodfriend 145 (iii/VII), edition unknown. 5 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate twice in the lower left. Signed in pencil below the image. Here we have a superb, luminous impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is excellent. This print relates to a painting by Constable as well as a David Lucas mezzotint of the same subject.
SOLD

La Fête Nationale au Boulevard Clichy -  BUHOT

La Fête Nationale au Boulevard Clichy
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1878, Bourcard-Goodfriend 127 (vii/VIII), edition unknown. 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red owl stamp in the image. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine other than for a small repaired tear in the left margin, well away from the image.
SOLD

(A Woman with Swans) La Dame aux Cygnes -  BUHOT

(A Woman with Swans) La Dame aux Cygnes
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Drypoint, etching, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard / Goodfriend 44 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 1/8 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artists' red owl stamp (Lugt 977) and also signed and inscribed in pencil, "épreuve d'artiste, Felix Buhot." This is a superb impression printed on parchment which is uncommon in Buhot prints. The margins are wide. The print was mounted decades ago to a sturdy, thin paper board, possibly by the dealer who sold it; Harlow, Keppel & Co., Fifth Avenue, New York. Their label describes this impression as "an extremely fine proof." Signed impressions are rare.
SOLD

Country Neighbors (Les Voisins de Campagne) -  BUHOT

Country Neighbors (Les Voisins de Campagne)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1879-80, Bourcard-Goodfriend 148 (vi/VII), edition unknown. 5 1/4 x 7 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in the lower right with the small red owl stamp (Lugt 978). This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper without a watermark. The margins are full. The condition is good apart from a skillfully repaired split in the image in the lower left. This is certainly the most charming of Buhot's prints. (Subsequently discovered by Goodfriend, there's a new state which is this one, now the sixth state, showing a cat in the border at the left. The final state is now the seventh which is the cancelled state of the plate.)
SOLD

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes) -  BUHOT

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Drypoint, etching, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard/Goodfriend 44 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 1/8 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red stamp at bottom edge center (Lugt 977). Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on sturdy laid paper. The margins are probably full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is excellent apart from the trace of a vertical stain along the extreme left edge of the sheet. (The paper shows a partial ARCHES watermark.) This is a stellar, uncommon work by Buhot.
$3,500

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville) -  BUHOT

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching and drypoint, 1874, Bourcard/Goodfriend 122 (iv/VII); edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled "Trouville a août" in the plate, lower left. This is a fine impression with the drypoint printing nicely. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is excellent. The fourth state is distinguished by the number "276" added in the upper corner, just outside of the image.
$1,400

La Falaise-Baie de Saint-Malo -  BUHOT

La Falaise-Baie de Saint-Malo
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint,aquatint and roulette printed from two plates, 1886-1890, Bourcard-Goodfriend 165 (v/VI); edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 15 3/4 in. Signed with the large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) in the lower left. Signed in pencil. this is a superb, exceptional impression printed with two colors; one for the inner image and another for the symphonic borders. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a tiny pinhole repair and a tiny indentation in the border at right, not at all noticeable from the front. The central image (state v) was done from a watercolor by Buhot's father in law, Henry Johnston, which Buhot worked up from heliogravure. (The margins are state iii representing the second plate.) This is certainly one of Buhot's finest works and it's an iconic image in the history of 19th century French landscape etching. Provenance: SPB (Dr. Samuel Perkins Bailey, not in Lugt.) It's the finest impression we've seen in quite some time.
SOLD

The Hunter -  CAIN

The Hunter
CHARLES W. CAIN
British, (1893-1962)
Etching and drypoint, circa 1925, edition 100. 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in ink, lower right. A superb dark impression in very good condition. Full margins. Cain traveled extensively in the Middle East, India and Burma. Many of his prints have an oriental flavor. he studied with Frank Short at the Royal College of Art.
$450

Marguerite Carrière (Deuxième Planche) -  CARRIERE

Marguerite Carrière (Deuxième Planche)
EUGENE CARRIERE
French, (1849-1906)
Lithograph printed from three stones, 1901, Delteil 43 (ii/II), edition 115. 16 7/8 x 13 3/8 in. Signed on the stone and signed and numbered in pencil, lower left. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from slight ripping in the outer margins. This impression is numbered from the edition of 10 which in the catalogue says an edition of 10 was printed on "japon." According to Delteil, there were also 5 impressions on "chine volant," and "sur hollande;" 50 impressions in black and 50 in bistre or sanguine. An impression of this stellar symbolist print is in the Deering collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.
$2,800

La Seine a Courbevoie -  CHAHINE

La Seine a Courbevoie
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching with drypoint, 1907, Tabanelli 261; edition 50. 11 5/8 x 18 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with tone. The paper is a sturdy wove and the margins are full. The condition is very good. There are a few specks of foxing in the margins and some soiling. Many of Chahine's prints were lost in a studio fire in 1926 and then again from a flood in 1942.
$1,200

Le Tombereau  (The Tip Cart) -  CHAHINE

Le Tombereau (The Tip Cart)
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching, soft-ground etching and drypoint, 1905, Tabanelli 155, (ii/II); edition 40 plus a few proofs. 14 1/4 x 19 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed with rich ink tone. The paper is Japanese and the margins are wide. The condition is quite good overall. This large work is a nice example of Chahine's printmaking. For an excellent biography on the artist, go to Armstrong Fine Art.
$1,500

Women About Town (Les Trotteuses) -  CHAHINE

Women About Town (Les Trotteuses)
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching, soft ground and aquatint printed in colors, 1907, Tabanelli 234 (ii/II), edition 50 plus black and white proofs. 18 1/4 x 13 in. Signed, dedicated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on sturdy, cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a subtle suggestion of water staining in the lower right corner margin, well away from the image. This large, impressive color print is dedicated "à Mr. Levi de Benzion," Moïse Lévy de Benzion (1873-1943) who was an Egyptian department store owner and collector of art and antiquities.
$3,200

Environs de Rome -  COROT

Environs de Rome
JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT
French, (1796-1875)
Etching, 1866, Melot C6 (ii/III); Delteil 6 (ii/III), edition unknown. 12 3/8 x 9 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. This is a superb, luminous impression as printed by Delâtre for the Société des Aquafortistes; 4th year, 7th selection, March 1866. The background details are printing quite clearly and the inking of the plate is dramatically rendered. The margins are full and the paper is a fine laid with the AQUAFORTISTES watermark. The blindstamp of Cadart and Luquet, publishers, is in the bottom margin. The condition is excellent. This is arguably Corot's finest etching seen here in a stellar, lifetime impression. This plate was eventually reworked and reissued posthumously by Frederick Keppel in New York. Such late, worn impressions are to be avoided.
SOLD

Aux Champs-Élysées -  CROSS

Aux Champs-Élysées
HENRI-EDMOND CROSS
French, (1856-1910)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898, as published in PAN in a large edition. 8 x 10 1/4 in. Unsigned as usual. This is a fine impression with full margins with the text printed in the lower left corner. The condition is excellent. The PAN edition was printed by Auguste Clot and published in Berlin by Otto Bierbaum and JuliusMeier-Graefe. Cross, along with Georges Seurat and Paul Signac, defined the French pointillist movement during the late 19th century.
SOLD

Field of Sheep, Morning (Parc a Moutons, Le Matin) -  DAUBIGNY

Field of Sheep, Morning (Parc a Moutons, Le Matin)
CHARLES-FRANCOIS DAUBIGNY
French, (1817-1878)
Etching, 1860, Melot D95 (iii/IV); edition unknown. 8 5/8 x 14 3/4 in. Signed with the printed signature, lower left. This is a fine, luminous, lifetime impression with very wide margins. The condition is quite good other than minor staining on the extreme left edge of the sheet and a soft wrinkle in the upper right corner margin. This major work was printed by Delatre and published by the Societe des Aquafortistes, September, 1862. The blindstamp of the publisher, Cadart & Chevalier, is in the lower margin, center. There are later impressions (without letters) which were printed subsequent to this one and are far less desireable. This is an exemplary work by Daubigny and one of his largest etchings.
$1,400

Lovers of classical art are even more convinced that the cause of the Arts in France is doomed (Amateurs classiques de plus en plus...) -  DAUMIER

Lovers of classical art are even more convinced that the cause of the Arts in France is doomed (Amateurs classiques de plus en plus...)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2295 (only state ?), edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. Signed on the stone with the artist's initials. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression with wide margins. The condition is very good apart from slight foxing on the verso. This is one of eleven plates from the series "Le Public du Salon." It was published in Le Charivari, May 7, 1852. (Oddly, there's only one state described by Delteil for this image. Most of the other prints from this series have two states; one before letters and one with.)
$650

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