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San Giorgio -  WHISTLER

San Giorgio
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching and drypoint, 1879-80, Glasgow 214 (iv/V), Kennedy 201( iii/IV); 38 impressions recorded in the Glasgow catalogue. 8 1/16 x 11 7/8 in. Unsigned. This is a fine impression before the butterfly in the plate and without a pencil signature. Trimmed along the platemark. The condition is very good. The paper bears a small fleur de lis watermark. This charming print was published as part of the Second Venice Set.
$5,500

Reading by Lamplight -  WHISTLER

Reading by Lamplight
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching and drypoint, 1859, Glasgow 37 (iii/III); Kennedy 32 (ii/II), Glasgow lists forty known impressions. 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. This is a very fine impression printed on antique cream laid paper without a watermark. The margins appear to be full and untrimmed. The condition is fine. The sitter is Deborah Haden (1825-1908), the wife of Seymour Haden.
SOLD

The Music Room -  WHISTLER

The Music Room
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching and drypoint, 1859, Glasgow 39 (iv/IV), Kennedy 33 (ii/II); edition at least 54. 5 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. Unsigned. This is a fine impression, selectively inked, and printed on a fine laid paper with a difficult to read watermark. The margins appear to be full and untrimmed. The condition is generally fine apart from a faint suggestion of a circular stain (?) in the right margin, well away from the image. On the left is Seymour Haden. James Reeves Traer is in the middle and Deborah Haden is at right. The Glasgow online catalogue of Whistler's etchings cites 54 known impressions of this work. Provenance: Wunderlich & Co., New York.
$4,000

Portrait  of Stow Wengenroth -  WILLIAMS

Portrait of Stow Wengenroth
KEITH SHAW WILLIAMS
American, (1905-1951)
Etching, circa 1940, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream-colored paper. The margins are full. The condition is quite good other than a suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This is an uncommon print.
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Boy Lighting a Pipe -  WOOD

Boy Lighting a Pipe
THOMAS WATERMAN WOOD
American, (1823-1903)
Etching, 1888, edition unknown. 17 5/8 x 13 3/4 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil, lower right. This work was published by J. D. Waring, New York and by the Society of American Etchers (with their blindstamp). This is a fine, luminous impression on Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and the condition is fine. There is an etched remarque below the image of the same boy not feeling well from having smoked the pipe. This is a typical, late 19th century genre image by Wood and it probably relates to a painting.
$1,250

December Afternoon -  WOOD

December Afternoon
GRANT WOOD
American, (1891-1942)
Lithograph, 1941, Johnson 18, Cole 16; edition 250. 9 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. the condition is excellent with two small hinges from the original AAA matting. We also have the label that came with the print as issued.
$5,500

July Fifteenth -  WOOD

July Fifteenth
GRANT WOOD
American, (1891-1942)
Lithograph, 1938, Johnson 6, Cole 3; edition 250. 9 x 12 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on wove paper bearing the watermark "G.C.M." The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from slight thinning in the upper corners, verso, from earlier hinges. The edition was printed by George Miller.
$8,000

March -  WOOD

March
GRANT WOOD
American, (1891-1942)
Lithograph, 1939, Cole 14, edition 250. 9 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from the faintest suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This print was published in 1941 by Associated American Artists. The great design of this work gives it a strikingly modernist look.
$8,000

Fertility -  WOOD

Fertility
GRANT WOOD
American, (1891-1942)
Lithograph, 1939, Cole 15, edition 250. 9 x 11 15/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are full. (This print comes to us in the original AAA mat with their label. There are early hinges at the top corners.) This is an outstanding example of the artist's work in the medium.
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In the Spring -  WOOD

In the Spring
GRANT WOOD
American, (1891-1942)
Lithograph, 1939, Cole 13, edition 250. 8 15/16 x 11 13/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is fine apart frame a very faint suggestion of toning along the edge of an old mat opening. Like all of Grant Wood's lithographs, detail and design are paramount. The farmer is is brimming with optimism after another day of hard work.
SOLD

Provincetown Houses -  ZORACH

Provincetown Houses
WILLIAM ZORACH
American, (1887-1966)
Linoleum cut on thin japan paper, circa 1916, very small edition. 5 3/8 x 6 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Wide if not full margins. Zorach studied in Paris in 1910-11 and later spent several summers in Provincetown, MA. There he produced a small number of powerful, modernist blockprints and the editions printed were quite small.
$4,000

Provincetown Players -  ZORACH

Provincetown Players
MARGUERITE ZORACH
American, (1887-1968)
Linoleum cut, circa 1916, Flint 73, very small edition. 7 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on thin off-white Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine apart from a tiny loss in the upper right corner of the margin. This superb work is illustrated on page 52 of Janet Flint's, Provincetown Printers, A Woodcut Tradition (1983), the groundbreaking catalogue on the subject. The Provincetown Players theatrical group began in 1915 and this print was reproduced on the troupe's playbills and posters. She also did set designs with her husband, William. (See page 249 of Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists (1910-1960), by Elizabeth Seaton, et al.) Impressions of this important early 20th century American modernist blockprint are located in the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Smithsonian.
SOLD

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