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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

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

Le Bar Américain -  CHAHINE

Le Bar Américain
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Drypoint and aquatint, 1900, Tabanelli 59 (ii/II), edition 40. 16 1/8 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is excellent. This work was published by Sagot, Paris, and their blindstamp is in the lower left (Lugt 2254).
SOLD

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

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

Un Lion de Mer (The Sea Lion) -  DAUMIER

Un Lion de Mer (The Sea Lion)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1856, Delteil 2854 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This humorous print is from the series "Croquis d'été," ('Summer Sketches'). From the collection of: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and H.M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

Monsieur, auriez vous la bonté de me dire quand vous voudrez bien me payer... -  DAUMIER

Monsieur, auriez vous la bonté de me dire quand vous voudrez bien me payer...
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1858, Delteil 2875 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 1/8 x 10 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone lower left. This is a fine impression on white wove paper ("sur blanc"). The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor soiling here and there in the margins. From the series "Croquis d'été," this print is the story of the thin polite gentleman on the right asking the large, muscular fellow on the left for the money he is owed. From the collection of: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (See Lugt 2021a).
$550

Bathers beginning to discover that in September... (Baigneurs commençant à trouver qu'en septembre... ) -  DAUMIER

Bathers beginning to discover that in September... (Baigneurs commençant à trouver qu'en septembre... )
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1858, Delteil 2877 (ii/II), edition unknown. 7 5/8 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a small smudge just below the caption at bottom.) This print is from the series "Croquis d'été," which is a series of entertaining lithographs about casual summer activities in France during the 1850s. Ex- collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

Voyons, bobonne, n'agace pas comme ça la mer... -  DAUMIER

Voyons, bobonne, n'agace pas comme ça la mer...
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2855 Iiii/III), edition unknown. 7 3/4 x 10 1/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper ("sur blanc") with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is plate 15 from the series, "Croquis d'été." Impressions were also printed on newsprint paper in Charivari for this series, with text on the verso.) This beach scene is about the wife expressing concern about the power of the waves and how one big one could wash them away. Ex-collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and H. M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

L'agrément d'une promenade sur les bords de la seine pendant un dimanche de la canicule. -  DAUMIER

L'agrément d'une promenade sur les bords de la seine pendant un dimanche de la canicule.
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1858, Delteil 2876 (iii/III), edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 10 1/16 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression ("sur blanc") with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a tiny smudge near the text at bottom and slight age toning at the extreme edges of the sheet. This print is from the series, "Croquis d'été." Two very well dressed women are walking along the Seine in a heat wave on a Sunday during the summer. Their expressions convey the intensity of the moment. Ex-collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

La vigne souffre...soufrons la vigne -  DAUMIER

La vigne souffre...soufrons la vigne
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2859 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 x 10 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a tiny replaced loss in the extreme top corner margin and a couple of minor stains at the extreme top edge of the sheet. This outstanding print is plate 19 from "Croquis d'été (Summer Sketches). The scene depicts a hot summer day in France where their grape vines are suffering as well as the couple trying to help them. Ex-collection: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and H.M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

Estelle et Némorin en 1857 -  DAUMIER

Estelle et Némorin en 1857
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1857, Delteil 2861 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good apart from slight time toning along the extreme edges of the margins on three sides. From the collection of Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

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