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Winter in the City -  ROBBINS

Winter in the City
HULDA D. ROBBINS
American, (1910-2011)
Screenprint, 1940, edition 43. 14 x 18 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of the artist's largest screenprint. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a faint suggestion of a soft wrinkle in the lower right corner near the image.) This exceptional New York print was done with nineteen colors and is so annotated. Robbins was from New Jersey and this early work is a stellar example of the artistic screenprint done during the WPA period.
$2,200

View of New York -  ROTH

View of New York
ERNEST ROTH
American, (1879-1964)
Etching, 1918, edition unknown. 11 1/2 x 10 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression on Japanese paper in fine condition. The margins are wide and probably untrimmed. This dynamic view of New York relates closely to Joseph Pennell's views of the city during this same period.
SOLD

Strike Talk -  RUTKA

Strike Talk
DOROTHY RUTKA
American, (1907-1985)
Soft-ground etching, circa 1940, edition probably about 25. 6 3/8 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This impression bears the stamp of the Federal Art Project for Cleveland. Rutka was from Michigan and studied at the Cleveland School of art. She graduated in 1929 and joined the WPA in 1936. She was married to Philip Porter, executive editor of the Plain Dealer.
SOLD

Poverty -  RUTKA

Poverty
DOROTHY RUTKA
American, (1907-1985)
Soft-ground etching, circa 1940, edition probably about 25. 8 1/2 x 10 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. (There a just a couple of small fox marks in the left margin, away from the image.) The margins are full. This print bears the Federal Art Project Stamp for the Cleveland WPA. Rutka's prints generally address the social ills of society during the 1930s and 1940s. An impression of this print is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
SOLD

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).
SOLD

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

Coney Island -  SHOKLER

Coney Island
HARRY SHOKLER
American, (1896-1978)
Screenprint, 1942, edition probably 100. 12 1/2 x 16 in. Signed in ink in the lower left corner of the image. This is a superb impression with fresh colors. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from minor handling marks showing here and there in the margins only. This memorable work is illustrated and discussed in The American Scene; Prints from Hopper to Pollack (2008) by Stephen Coppel, see pages 174-75.
SOLD

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

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

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.
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

Young Model (The Model) -  SOYER

Young Model (The Model)
RAPHAEL SOYER
American, (1899-1987)
Lithograph, 1940, Cole 57, edition 250. 12 x 9 5/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent other than for the old, original hinges at the top corners. This is a fine example of Soyer as a traditional draughtsman "par excellence" and the model is one of his favorite subjects.
$1,250

Ghetto -  TURZAK

Ghetto
CHARLES TURZAK
American, (1899-1986)
Woodcut, 1931, edition 50. 12 x 9 3/16 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a light cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a little spot of adhesive in the upper right corner of the margin.
$2,400

The Big Tree -  WATSON

The Big Tree
ERNEST W. WATSON
American, (1884-1969)
Linoleum cut printed in colors, undated (probably done in the 1930s), edition 25. 7 x 10 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is good apart from faint toning in the outer margins from an old mat and a tin spot at the top edge center from an early hinge.
$400

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