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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).
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

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

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

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

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

A Midnight Dreary -  WATSON

A Midnight Dreary
ERNEST W. WATSON
American, (1884-1969)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1943, edition 200. 6 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on thin Japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This work was published by the Woodcut Society of Kansas City and we are including the original folder in which it was presented. The artist maintained a summer home in Monterey, MA.
SOLD

Reverie -  WEIDENAAR

Reverie
REYNOLD WEIDENAAR
American, (1915-1985)
Mezzotint, 1950, edition 250. 13x 10 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The largest collection of his prints is located in the Grand Rapids Public Museum, MI.
$850

Repose -  WEIDENAAR

Repose
REYNOLD WEIDENAAR
American, (1915-1985)
Mezzotint, 1951, edition 250. 10 3/4 x12 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The largest collection of his prints is located at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, MI.
$850

Picnic -  WENGENROTH

Picnic
STOW WENGENROTH
American, (1906-1977)
Lithograph, 1938, Stuckey 81, edition 50. 12 1/8 x 15 5/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a modest handling wrinkle in the top margin away from the image and a tiny smudge on the right margin, upper right. This charming early work was done in Port Clyde, Maine.
$650

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