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Man Planting in a Garden -  EEKMAN

Man Planting in a Garden
NICOLAS (NICO) EEKMAN
Belgian, (1889-1973)
Woodcut, 1920s, edition 96. 7 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Also, this impression has the artist's red ink monogram in the lower left corner. Here we have a superb, rich impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is very good other than traces of old adhesive in the four margin corners, verso, from an early mount.
$700

Via Appia I -  FRANK

Via Appia I
HANS FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1948)
Woodcut printed in colors on thin Japanese paper, 1929, edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 15 1/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Fine condition. Faint trace of a printing crease in upper right side. Uncommon.
$750

Working the Fields -  FRANK

Working the Fields
LEO FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1930, edition unknown but probably fifty or fewer. 9 x 13 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. A fine, luminous impression printed on thin Japanese paper. Full margins. In very good condition apart from a paper imperfection or thin spot in the sky, not very noticeable.
$750

Along the Nile -  FRANK

Along the Nile
LEO FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition unknown but probably about 100. 9 1/8 x 11 in. Signed in pencil. This fine impression on thin Japanese paper is inscribed "No.82." The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This wonderful print combines just the right paper with subtle colors and inking to produce a dramatic vista.
$800

Mondsee (Austria) -  FRANK

Mondsee (Austria)
HANS FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1948)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1935, edition unknown. 13 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is excellent. Here we have a large and exemplary work by Frank which shows a scene near Salzburg. This impression is from the celebrated collection of Robert O. Muller from Connecticut.
$800

The Calf -  GARDINER

The Calf
ELIZA D. GARDINER
American, (1871-1955)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1925-30, Not in Falk, edition 30. 8 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide. The condition is very good other than slight foxing and handling creases in the upper margin area, well away from the image. Gardiner exhibited extensively in the 1920s and 1930s throughout New England as well as in New York and Philadelphia.
SOLD

Boy with Crab Net -  GARDINER

Boy with Crab Net
ELIZA D. GARDINER
American, (1871-1955)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1920-25, Falk/Newport Art Museum 47, edition 50. 10 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower left. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on a fibrous, white Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and this is probably the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is excellent. Gardiner studied at the Rhode Island School of Design and later taught there for over thirty years. She was influenced by Arthur Wesley Dow and followed the traditional Japanese approach of cutting separate blocks for each color. Her work is discussed at length in Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910-1960 (2006) by Elizabeth G. Seaton, et al., pages 132-133. This outstanding print is illustrated on the cover of the catalogue raisonné.
SOLD

Untroubled Waters -  GEARHART

Untroubled Waters
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1931, Pasadena catalogue pg. 85, edition perhaps 50. 10 1/2 x 9 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is one of Gearhart's best works and it's not often signed in pencil.
SOLD

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.
SOLD

Leda and the Swan -  GRILLON

Leda and the Swan
ROGER GRILLON
French, (1881-1938)
Woodcut, circa 1920, edition 15. 8 1/16 x 8 1/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full except on the right side where the sheet has been trimmed close to the image. Old hinges exist at the top corners of the sheet. This finely executed woodcut bears the artist's red stamp in the lower left, near the image.
SOLD

Bucolic Scene with Nudes -  GRILLON

Bucolic Scene with Nudes
ROGER GRILLON
French, (1881-1938)
Woodcut, circa 1920, edition 15. 8 x 8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. Grillon was a gifted woodcut artist and exhibited with la Societe de la Gravure sur Bois Originale. There was a retrospective of his work at the Salon d'autome in 1961.
SOLD

October in Santa Fe -  HALL

October in Santa Fe
NORMA BASSETT HALL
American, (1890-1957)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1948, Patterson 86, edition probably 100. 9 7/8 x 8 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. This outstanding southwestern image was published by the American Color Print Society in 1948. The artist used seven blocks to complete the image.
$3,500

Dancer -  HEIJSE

Dancer
JAN HEIJSE
Dutch, (1882-1954)
Woodcut, undated (probably about 1930), editon unknown. 7 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are two original brown paper hinges at the top corners of the margins, away from the image.) Heijse lived and worked in Middelburg and Amsterdam. He was a student of C. J. W. Nuijs and studied at the Rijksakademie. He also took lessons from Jan Toorop. Heijse was known as a painter and illustrator and his woodcuts are quite well done with a flair for compelling design.
$450

Cyclamen -  HERMES

Cyclamen
GERTRUDE HERMES
British, (1901-1982)
Wood engraving, 1927, Russell 28, edition 20. 6 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a good impression printed on extremely thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is good. (There's a reinforced tear in the upper right corner margin and a modest paper flaw just below the image at left.)
SOLD

Phlox (also known as White Hydrangea) -  HOPKINS

Phlox (also known as White Hydrangea)
EDNA BOIES HOPKINS
American, (1872-1937)
Woodcut printed in colors, about 1907-8, Vasseur 53, highest known numbered impression is 41. 10 3/4 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. Signed with the peapod chop in the lower right of the image. Unnumbered. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full with three tack holes showing on the right edge of the sheet. The condition is excellent. Impressions are in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Cincinnati Art Museum and the Columbus Museum of Art, among others.
SOLD

A Mexican Coquette -  HYDE

A Mexican Coquette
HELEN HYDE
American, (1868-1919)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1912, Mason 95, edition unknown. 10 1/4 in. in diameter. Signed and dated in the block, left side. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression on thin Japanese paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine. This print is illustrated and discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation, Color in American Printmaking 1890-1960 (1990) by David Acton, pages 62-63. It's also illustrated on page 106 of Japonism comes to America (1990) by Julia Meech and Gabriel Weisberg.
$900

The Church Tower -  INGLES

The Church Tower
GEORGE S. INGLES
British, (1874-1940(?))
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (probably 1920s), edition 100. 12 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This a a fine, beautifully-inked impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Ingles studied at the Royal College of Art in London. In the tradition of Fletcher, Seaby, Platt and others, Ingles produced a number of well-crafted woodcuts in an arts and crafts style.
$550

La Personne Récompensée -  JESPERS

La Personne Récompensée
FLORIS JESPERS
Belgian, (1889-1965)
Linocut, 1919, Buyck 204f, edition unknown but probably 50 or fewer. 23 1/2 x 12 3/8 in. Bearing an ink signature and dated lower left "5/9/19." This large and remarkable linocut was published in the portfolio "Six Linos" (1919). Jespers produced these works early in his career and they are quite rare. A fine impression with full margins. Mounted to a support sheet. Printed on thin wove paper. Minor tears with just one touching the image at top. Jespers has been the subject of several retrospectives including a 1989 show at the Musee des Beaux-Arts in Antwerp. This print is beautifully framed.
$3,000

La Sardinerie (Les Sables-d'Olonne) -  JOYAU

La Sardinerie (Les Sables-d'Olonne)
AMEDEE JOYAU
French, (1872-1913)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1905-06, Curtis 57, edition 50. 10 15/16 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in ink in the lower left. Signed with a monogram in the block, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from very faint toning within an earlier mat opening. Joyau produced some wonderful woodcuts of his native France and he was influenced by the better known Henri Rivière. He was an etcher and painter and made about fifty woodcuts during his short career. Joyau saw an exhibition of Japanese woodcuts in about 1894 which proved to be an ongoing inspiration. He exhibited his woodcuts with the Société de la Gravure sur Bois (S.G.B.O.) and spent much of his time in Fontainbleau which provided a rich source of subject matter for his work. Les Sables-d'Olonne, the location for this print, is a seaside resort and fishing community on the coast of western France.
$1,600

West Side (New York) -  KALLEM

West Side (New York)
HENRY KALLEM
American, (1912-1985)
Woodcut, 1940s, edition unknown but probably quite small. 9 1/2 x 22 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression on thin Japanese paper. The margins are substantial. The condition is very good apart from a small area of discoloration in the lower right corner, just to the image and a bit of toning in the upper left corner margin area. Kallem was a WPA artist. An account in Who Was Who in American Art states, "After Kallem won First Prize in the 1947 Pepsi Cola Exhibition for his painting 'Country Tenement,' Life Magazine ran an article, 'Freak Painting Prizes' (August, 1948) recounting the controversy over awards being given to what some critics considered unintelligible modern art."
SOLD

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