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Speakeasy I -  SCHANKER

Speakeasy I
LOUIS SCHANKER
American, (1903-1982)
Etching, 1924, Brooklyn Museum catalogue 1, edition unknown. 5 3/4 x 4 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this exceptionally rare, early print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is the first of two versions of this etching. "Speakeasy I" is also the first print listed in the Una Johnson/Jo Miller catalogue published by the Brooklyn Museum in 1974.
$900

Studio Still Life -  SCHOFIELD

Studio Still Life
FLORA SCHOFIELD
American, (1873-1960)
Woodcut, 1933, edition unknown. 12 3/4 x 9 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with wide margins. Very good condition. Schofield studied in Provincetown with William Zorach and later studied in Paris with Leger, Lhote and Severini. Much of her time was spent between Chicago and Provincetown. Her prints are rare and she was included in Janet Flint's Provincetown Printers; A Woodcut Tradition (1983).
$2,000

Heart of Finance (New York Stock Exchange) -  SCHUTZ

Heart of Finance (New York Stock Exchange)
ANTON SCHUTZ
American, (1894-1977)
Etching, 1925, edition unknown. 13 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Here we have a fine, rich impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from old paper hinges, verso, at the top corners. He was the founder of the New York Graphic Society in addition to being a gifted etcher of city scenes both here and in Europe. His work follows in the tradition of Joseph Pennell.
$500

Woman in a Window, New York -  SHOKLER

Woman in a Window, New York
HARRY SHOKLER
American, (1896-1978)
Screenprint, circa 1940, edition probably about 25-50. 9 x 12 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on tan paper. The condition is very good and the margins appear to be full and untrimmed. Shokler was born in Cincinnati and he eventually moved to New York to study and then teach. He was an early advocate of the screenprint as an artistic medium and he was president of the National Serigraph Society. He was also a WPA artist and taught at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School.
$750

Nude and Etching Press -  SLOAN

Nude and Etching Press
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1931, Morse 254 (ii/II), edition 100. 5 x 3 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Faint discoloration, verso.
$1,600

Growing Up in Greenwich Village -  SLOAN

Growing Up in Greenwich Village
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1916, Morse 180, only state. Edition 100 but only 80 were printed. 6 3/8 x 3 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil; annotated "100 proofs." This is a fine, luminous with full margins. The condition is excellent. Ex-collection George A. Martin (Ohio) with his penciled initials verso.
$1,600

Sculpture in Washington Square -  SLOAN

Sculpture in Washington Square
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1925, Morse 218, only state; edition 100. 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate and signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are quite wide. This wonderful print depicts a festive scene in Washington Square, an area of New York where Sloan once lived. ("I often regret leaving the neighborhood," he said in 1945.
SOLD

Bandit's Cave -  SLOAN

Bandit's Cave
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1920, Morse 195 (viii/VIII), edition 500-600 in this state. 7 x 5 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are wide measuring about 2 1/2"-3" on all sides. This impression was included in the New Republic portfolio entitled "Six American Etchings."
$1,200

A Thirst For Art -  SLOAN

A Thirst For Art
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1939, Morse 306 (iv/IV), edition 200. 4 x 6 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil below. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. There were 100 impressions in the third state and then 100 in the fourth state. As Morse quotes John Sloan in the catalogue raisonne (page 339), "They don't see the pictures at all, knocking them crooked on the wall with their shoulders."
$2,200

Arch Conspirators -  SLOAN

Arch Conspirators
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1917, Morse 183 (ii/II), edition 100. 4 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and titled in pencil; also inscribed "100 proofs." This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. According to Morse, the scene depicted is a mid winter party on the roof of the Washington Square Arch. Among those present is Sloan (on the right) and Marcel Duchamp.
SOLD

Fashions of the Past -  SLOAN

Fashions of the Past
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching and aquatint, 1926, Morse 224 (vi/VI); edition 100. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil and inscribed "100 proofs." This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are wide. The condition is excellent. This exemplary work by Sloan sums up window shopping in New York during the 1920s.
$2,500

Man, Wife and Child -  SLOAN

Man, Wife and Child
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1905, Morse 135 (v/V), edition 100. 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed by Peters whose name is in the lower left corner ("Peters, imp.") The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is from Sloan's "New York Life Series."
SOLD

Girl and Beggar -  SLOAN

Girl and Beggar
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1910, Morse 150 (ii/II), edition 100. 4 3/8 x 6 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a slight suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. The alternate title is "Putting the Best Foot Forward."
$1,600

Fifth Avenue Critics -  SLOAN

Fifth Avenue Critics
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1905, Morse 128 (xi/XI), edition 100 plus the GBA edition. 5 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate. This is a fine impression as published in the Gazette des Beaux Arts, Paris, in a large edition of unknown size. The condition is fine and the margins are full. It was printed by A. Porcabeuf, Paris, and bears the printed title at the bottom, "Une Rue à New York."
$500

The Picture Buyer -  SLOAN

The Picture Buyer
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1911, Morse 153 (v/V), edition 100. 5 1/4 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on ARCHES watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just a trace of light foxing in the right margin area.) Depicted here is the Macbeth Gallery in New York. This print was exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913.
$3,500

Nero -  SPRUANCE

Nero
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph printed in tan and black, 1944, Fine / Looney 233, edition 35. 11 5/8 x 15 3/8 in. Initialed on the stone and signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work was printed by Theodore Cuno and bears his blindstamp in the lower margin.
SOLD

God Comes Down to Inspect His Creations -  SURENDORF

God Comes Down to Inspect His Creations
CHARLES F. SURENDORF
American, (1906-1979)
Linoleum cut, 1940s, edition 15. 9 x 12 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. A fine impression printed in rich, black in on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is also fine. This unusual and engaging print is a kind of comic book expressionist image; very serious stuff but with an element of zaniness. Surendorf was a California artist and was active in the Bay area as a block print artist and painter.
SOLD

Poultry Market -  TANZER

Poultry Market
JULIUS TANZER
American, (d.1963)
Lithograph, 1940s, edition unknown. 15 1/8 x 11 1/2 in. Signed on the stone, lower left, and signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from minor soiling in the margins. This large work exemplifies Tanzer's interest in everyday, WPA era subjects. Other lithographs by this New York artist are currently available.
SOLD

Solicitations -  VOGEL

Solicitations
JOSEPH VOGEL
American, (1911-1988)
Lithograph, 1937, edition about 25 impressions. 14 x 10 1/2 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left corner. Signed and titled in pencil below the image. This is a fine, rich impression printed on BFK RIVES cream-colored paper. The margins are full. The condition is generally very good apart from handling creases in the margins and occasional discoloration at the sheet edges. This is a known New York WPA print but lacks the stamp. Impressions are in the Newark Museum, the New York Public Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. Vogel was a founding member of the American Artists Union and his potent, surrealist-like prints provide a distinctive chapter for American graphic art during the 1930s. This is one of his best works.
SOLD

East Side Women -  WALKOWITZ

East Side Women
ABRAHAM WALKOWITZ
American, (1878-1965)
Etching, circa 1904, edition unknown. 8 x 6 in. Signed in ink within the image, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a very fine impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. (There's a bit of toning on the extreme left and right edges of the sheet.) This very rare, early work was done while Walkowitz was living in the Jewish ghetto in New York's lower east side. He had immigrated with his family from Russia in 1889 and in 1906 he was off to Paris to study. This endearing work is illustrated in, Ghetto Motifs, published by Machmadim Art Editions, Inc. (New York, 1946) including text by Isaac Lichtenstein and illustrations by Abraham Walkowitz.
SOLD

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