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Down Hill - West 152nd Street -  HASSAM

Down Hill - West 152nd Street
CHILDE HASSAM
American, (1859-1935)
Etching, 1931, Cortisson / Clayton 343, edition unknown. 6 x 4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and titled in pencil with the added inscription,"proof selected for Mrs. Lowinson by Childe Hassam." Here we have a superb, luminous impression of this very rare print. Done from a 1921 drawing, boys are shown playing marbles on the street and the background shows a view of the Hudson and the Palisades. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Frieda Lowinson was a prominent collector of Hassam prints and her stamp is on the verso (not in Lugt).
SOLD

Home Port -  KENT

Home Port
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Wood engraving, 1931, Burne-Jones 62, edition 150. 6 3/8 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a soft wrinkle or paper imperfection in the right side of the margin, an inch away from the image. The cancelled block is in the collection of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts.
$4,500

City of Rag Pickers (Cité des Chiffonniers) -  LEPERE

City of Rag Pickers (Cité des Chiffonniers)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1895, Lotz-Brissonneau 102, edition 35. 8 1/2 x 10 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on a cream laid paper. The margins are small but this is probably the full sheet as printed. The condition is very good other than for a small old hinge on the upper left corner margin, recto. Ex-collection the artist (Lugt 141). An annotation on the old mat states the print is from the collection of George Petit Didier.
$675

Retun of the Flock (Retour du Troupeau) -  LEPERE

Retun of the Flock (Retour du Troupeau)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, undated but possibly 1913, possibly G. M. Textier-Bernier 408, edition 50. 10 x 7 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on laid paper and the work was published by Sagot. There are traces of old hinges on the verso edges. There's an unidentified collector's mark in the lower right corner margin. This beautiful print is a fine example of Lepere's ability to draw trees and make a complete subject at the same time.
$700

Leveling of La Place Maubert (Nivellement de la Place Maubert) -  LEPERE

Leveling of La Place Maubert (Nivellement de la Place Maubert)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1890, Lotz-Brissonneau 14 (ii/II), edition 30. 6 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. Signed and titled in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is s a fine impression of this uncommon early work. The margins are probably full. The condition is fine apart from old hinges on the verso. The Square was created in the beginning of the 13th century.
$650

Notre Dame as seen from the Quay de Montebello (Notre Dame vue de Quai de Montebello) -  LEPERE

Notre Dame as seen from the Quay de Montebello (Notre Dame vue de Quai de Montebello)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1901, Lotz-Brissonneau 125 (ii/II), edition 40. 7 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a cream wove paper and published by Sagot. The margins are full. The image is slightly light struck within an early mat opening. There's a red collectors mark in the lower right corner of the sheet which we have yet to identify.
$700

The Sun setting from Behind the Trees (Coucher de Soleil derrière les Arbes) -  LEPERE

The Sun setting from Behind the Trees (Coucher de Soleil derrière les Arbes)
AUGUSTE LEPERE
French, (1849-1918)
Etching, 1908, Texier-Bernier 357 (ii/III), four impressions in this state. 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for very light toning within an early mat opening and a soft vertical crease in the left margin. There were 6 impressions in the first state and the third and final state consisted of forty impressions. The plate was published by Sagot, Paris.
$550

Shadow Magic -  LEWIS

Shadow Magic
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1939, McCarron 126, edition 34. 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The printed surface is pristine. The condition is excellent. As McCarron mentions in the catalogue on page 216, "this is one of Lewis's most abstract designs." (This is also the only Martin Lewis print with a cat in it.) Provenance: Knoedler Galleries, NY.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Arc Welders at Night -  LEWIS

Arc Welders at Night
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1937, McCarron 124, edition 33. 10 x 8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on white wove paper. The printed surface is pristine. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. To quote McCarron, "Lewis's use of the almost cubist device of overlapping, transparent planes of light, produced by the arc welder's torch, is unique in his oeuvre." (See page 212.) (Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, NY.)
SOLD

Lola de Valence -  MANET

Lola de Valence
EDOUARD MANET
French, (1832-1883)
Etching and aquatint, 1863, Harris 33 (vi/VIII), Guérin 23, Fisher 25; edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 7 1/16 in. Signed in the plate, lower left and also with the printed signature below. This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper with no apparent watermark. The sheet has apparently the full margins and the condition is fine other than for two subtle hinges on the left edge verso, not showing on the front. According to Harris (revised edition, 1990), there were two different 1863 printings of this plate, this one for the Société des Aquafortistes, the first published printing (1863). "Imp. Delâtre, rue Saint-Jacques, 363, Paris," appears to the left of the printed verse, "Paris, Publié par A CADART & LUQUET, Editeurs, 79 Rue Richelieu" appears in the lower right, just below the image. The Cadart & Luquet blindstamp is also present in the lower margin, center. Number "67" appears in the upper right which refers to this as Plate 67 of Eaux-fortes modernes, 2nd year, 2nd issue. (The second printing lacks the the words"Ed.Manet sculpt.") The subject of this lovely print is Lola Melea who was a principal dancer with the Royal Ballet of Madrid. The Ballet appeared in Paris in 1862 at the Hippodrome theatre and Manet asked the dance troupe to pose for him. He also executed an oil painting of the same subject as well as a lithographic sheet music cover. The painting is now in the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.
$3,500

Exotic Flower (Woman in a Mantilla) Fleur Exotic (La Femme a la Mantille) -  MANET

Exotic Flower (Woman in a Mantilla) Fleur Exotic (La Femme a la Mantille)
EDOUARD MANET
French, (1832-1883)
Etching and aquatint, 1868, Harris 57 (iii/III), edition of 350 on laid paper plus 36 extra proofs. 6 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. This charming print was published by Lemerre in 1869. Philippe Burty asked Manet to provide this etching for his Sonnets et Eaux-fortes. There was only one published edition of this print and they are all lifetime impressions. It was exhibited at the Salon of 1869.
$2,200

Fantasy; Evil Speaking Females (Fantasie: kwaadsprekende vrouwtjes? -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Evil Speaking Females (Fantasie: kwaadsprekende vrouwtjes?
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1927, van Es D119, edition 15. 9 1/16 x 5 7/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from faint light toning within an earlier mat opening. The catalogue cites two known impressions. This is a nice example of Mesquita's "sensitivic" caricature etching style which began about 1910 and lasted until 1940. He produced these works in small editions and they were done primarily for fun but they also have mystical and religious overtones and are ripe with social commentary. They are unique in the history of Dutch art and are an important aspect of Mesquita's graphic work.
$1,400

Fantasy; Various figures with a profile facing right... (Fantasie; diverse figuren, links ein profiel naar rechts...) -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Various figures with a profile facing right... (Fantasie; diverse figuren, links ein profiel naar rechts...)
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1924, van Es D 098, edition unknown. 6 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression of this rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. There are six known impression but the total printed is unknown.
$1,400

Fantasy; Square Presentation left above a large profile... (Fantasie; vierkante voorstelling, linksboven...) -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Square Presentation left above a large profile... (Fantasie; vierkante voorstelling, linksboven...)
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1921, van Es D102, edition unknown. 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed as a proof (proef)from 1921 in the lower right margin. This is a superb impression printed on a cream wove paper. The margins are probably full but uneven. The catalogue by van Es is not sure about the date but it does say 1924 or before. Only four known impressions are cited.
$1,400

Fantasy; Four Heads... (Fantassy; vier koppen...) -  MESQUITA

Fantasy; Four Heads... (Fantassy; vier koppen...)
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Drypoint, circa 1935, van Es D141, edition unknown. 8 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression of this very rare print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The catalogue by van Es states there is only one known impression of this compelling "sensitivic" drypoint. For most of his prints, the editions are small and many works were destroyed when his studio was ransacked by the Nazis. His life, and that of his wife, Elisabeth, ended in Auschwitz.
$1,400

Grotesque Imagination... (Groteske verbeelding...) -  MESQUITA

Grotesque Imagination... (Groteske verbeelding...)
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Etching, 1912, van Es D 066, edition 10. 5 1/8 x 6 1/4 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with tone on a cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Van Es has located six impressions.
$1,250

Masked Woman with a Cape (Gemaskerde vrouw met cape) -  MESQUITA

Masked Woman with a Cape (Gemaskerde vrouw met cape)
SAMUEL JESSURUN DE MESQUITA
Dutch, (1868-1944)
Woodcut, circa 1899, van Es H 009, edition unknown. 11 1/2 x 8 in. Initialed in the block, upper right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this extremely rare print. Printed on a light gray paper like other early woodcuts by the artist, there are only three other impressions cited in the catalogue. The condition is fine. The margins are trimmed to the image and there's an archival support sheet attached along the edges of the print on the edges, verso, done by a European conservator. This beautifully designed art nouveau image shows the influence of Félix Vallotton.
$5,500

North Sea Fishermen -  NORDFELDT

North Sea Fishermen
BJO NORDFELDT
American, (1878-1955)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1906, Donovan 11, edition unknown. 9 x15 in. Signed, dated and numbered "52" in ink in the upper left corner of the image. This is a fine impression on Japanese paper of this large, dynamic print. The condition is fine with the typical small margins on all sides. Like virtually all of Nordfelfdt's prints, color variations exist and this one is especially good looking. The influence of Japanese prints is here clearly evident. The catalogue states this is the Swedish coast off Kulaberg.
$7,000

Landscape 2018-VI -  POSTMA

Landscape 2018-VI
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2018, edition 30 15 3/4 x 23 3/4 in. Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$950

Afternoon at Max's -  RIGGS

Afternoon at Max's
ROBERT RIGGS
American, (1896-1970)
Lithograph, circa 1932-33, Bassam 21, edition aboout 15-20. 15 1/4 x 20 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with strong contrasts. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a minor thin spot in the upper margin edge away from the image. This was the gym of Max "Booboo" Hoff located in Philadelphia.
$3,800

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