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Reverie -  TISSOT

Reverie
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching, 1880, Wentworth 52, edition about 100. 9 x 4 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil in the lower right corner of the margin and also inscribed to the printer, Frederick Goulding ("a M. Goulding, J. Tissot"). This is a superb impression printed on fine laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just a tiny repaired split in the upper left corner of the sheet.) Tissot worked closely with Goulding as soon as he became serious about his printmaking career.
SOLD

Le Hamac (The Hammock) -  TISSOT

Le Hamac (The Hammock)
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1880, Wentworth 46, only state; edition about 100. 11 x 7 1/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right, and with the artist's red stamp in the lower right as well (Lugt 1545). This is a superb impression on fine antique laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine.
$4,500

The Portico of the National Gallery -  TISSOT

The Portico of the National Gallery
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1878, Wentworth 40, edition about 100. 14 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil and with the artist's red ink stamp (Lugt 1545). This is a superb, luminous impression printed on VAN GELDER watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This stellar work is from the collection of Michael Wentworth, the author of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's prints. (His name is stamped in black ink in the lower margin, Lugt 4860.) In the distance beyond the portico is the Church of St. Martin's-in-the-Fields in Trafalgar Square.
$7,500

In the Sunlight (En Plein Soleil) -  TISSOT

In the Sunlight (En Plein Soleil)
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1881, Wentworth 54, edition about 100. 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left, and with the artist's red stamp (Lugt 1545) in the lower right. This is a fine impression on laid paper with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a skillfully repaired tear in the lower margin, well away from the image. This stellar print was included in "A Portfolio of Autograph Etchings" published by James R. Osgood & Co, Boston.
$4,000

Louise Balthy -  TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

Louise Balthy
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
French, (1864-1901)
Lithograph, 1898, Delteil 157, Wittrock 256; edition 400. 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed on the stone with the monogram, upper left. This is a fine impression from the first edition, printed in grey black on beige wove paper. The condition is fine and the margins are full. This exemplary work is from the set of thirteen lithographic portraits of actors and actresses called "Treize Lithographies." The set was published before 1906. Louise Balthy (1869-1925) performed at the Moulin Rouge, the Folies Bergère and other famous Parisian night spots. Impressions of this print are in the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the Art Institute of Chicago.
SOLD

The Green Hat (Le Chapeau Vert) -  VALLOTTON

The Green Hat (Le Chapeau Vert)
FéLIX VALLOTTON
French, (1865-1925)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1896, Vallotton / Goerg 54, edition 100. 15 x 10 1/4 in. Initialed on the stone. Signed and numbered in blue crayon in the lower right corner. This is a superb impression printed on china paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from a few minor splits in the sheet edges (skillfully repaired), and a couple of subtle understated creases in the margins. This beautiful print appeared in the album "Etudes de Femmes" with a cover designed by Vallotton and including works by Toulouse-Lautrec, Hermann-Paul and others.
SOLD

The Bather -  VETTINIER

The Bather
JEAN BAPTISTE VETTINIER
French, (1871-1935)
Woodcut, 1926, edition 160. 8 3/8 x 6 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the monogram and signed in pencil lower right. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. This print was published in conjunction with the Societe de la Gravure sur Bois Originale, Paris. (See Lugt 1140a)
SOLD

Menu for the  -  VIBERT

Menu for the
PIERRE EUGENE VIBERT
French, (1875-1937)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1909, edition 50. 7 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. Initialed in the block and signed in pencil. A fine impression on Japanese paper. Fine condition. Full margins. With the stamp of L'Estampe Nouvelle (Lugt 886).
SOLD

Nu a Genoux -  VILLON

Nu a Genoux
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Etching, 1929, de Ginestet & Pouillon 328 (ii/II), edition 50. 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "epreuve d'artiste" (also with a pencil dedication). A fine impression. Lower right corner margin missing otherwise fine overall.
$1,500

Pour un Projet Sensationnel  -  VILLON

Pour un Projet Sensationnel
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Drypoint, 1904, Ginestet & Pouillon E106, edition 30. 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression printed with tone. Full margins. Fine condition. This outstanding early work shows Villon as the master draughtsman that he is. The print is also titled "Le Secret."
$3,500

Le Petit Modele -  VILLON

Le Petit Modele
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Drypoint and aquatint, 1904, DeGinestet & Pouillon E108; edition 50. 17 5/8 x 13 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the paper bears an ARCHES watermark. The condition is excellent. This early figurative study displays Villon's great command of both line and shading effects. This print is not especially common.
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Musicians at the Bistro (Musiciens chez le Bistro) -  VILLON

Musicians at the Bistro (Musiciens chez le Bistro)
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Etching, 1912, Ginestet & Pouillon 270 (v/V), edition 50. 10 1/2 x 9 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on ARCHES laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are two small specks of foxing in the right margin.) It was during this period, 1911-1913, when Villon developed his unique cubist style in etching and drypoint. This print is a fine example of his work during this important period.
$1,800

Woman Arranging her Hair (Jeune Fille se Coiffant) -  VLAMINCK

Woman Arranging her Hair (Jeune Fille se Coiffant)
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK
French, (1876-1958)
Woodcut, 1906, Walterskirchen 3, edition 100. 12 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. Signed and numbered in blue pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japan paper with full margins. The condition is fine. There is only one early impression known which is now in the Kunstmuseum, Berne. This edition of 100 was printed in 1957 by Erkerpresse, St-Gall and published by Bodensee-Verlag, Amriswil, with the blindstamp in the lower left corner. This important, early work is exemplary of Vlaminck's woodcuts during his Fauvist period.
SOLD

Village de Louvilliers-les-Perches -  VLAMINCK

Village de Louvilliers-les-Perches
MAURICE DE VLAMINCK
French, (1876-1958)
Drypoint, 1926, Walterskirchen 117b, edition 75. 8 3/4 x 12 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression rich with burr. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from minor toning along the extreme top edge of the sheet. Published by Marcel Guiot, Paris, with their blind stamp in the lower right margin. This town is located in the Loire Valley.
$1,400

Chrysanthemums -  VON BUDDENBROCK

Chrysanthemums
MARIANNE VON BUDDENBROCK
German, (early 20th century)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1925, edition unknown. 10 1/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in very good condition. There's some ink staining in the margins which is the result of the printing process. The paper is thin Japanese and the margins are wide and probably full.
SOLD

Queen Sophia -  ZORN

Queen Sophia
ANDERS ZORN
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1909, Zorn Gallery 223 (ii/II), Asplund 223, Hjert & Hjert 144 (ii/II). 9 3/4 x 7 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full.. Ex-collection: Viola and Remig Papp (Not in Lugt). This print relates to the painting of the same subject.
$2,500

The Two -  ZORN

The Two
ANDERS ZORN
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1916, Asplund 274 (ii/II); Hjert & Hjert 278 (ii/II). 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Fine condition apart from a trace of old adhesive around the edges of the sheet, verso.
$2,500

The Brides's Maid -  ZORN

The Brides's Maid
ANDERS ZORN
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1905, Hjert & Hjert 204, only state, edition unknown. 6 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in very good condition. The margins are extremely wide and probably full. The sheet has been previously folded under on the sides most likely to fit into a frame. There's a very faint suggestion of light toning within a previous mat opening. All things considered, it's a really nice print.
$2,400

Gerda Hagborg III -  ZORN

Gerda Hagborg III
ANDERS ZORN
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1896, Zorn Gallery 106 (i/II), Asplund 106, Hjert & Hjert 71, precise edition unknown. 9 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of the rare first state, before the burnishing of the plate in the upper right corner. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from slight toning of the sheet within a previous mat opening.
$2,500

Mr. & Mrs. Furstenberg -  ZORN

Mr. & Mrs. Furstenberg
ANDERS ZORN
Swedish, (1860-1920)
Etching, 1895, Zorn Gallery 97 (iii/III), Asplund 97, Hjert & Hjert 67, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression of this outstanding work. The margins are full. The condition is very good overall with only minor issues here and there at the extreme margin edges.
$3,400

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