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The Father's Leave-Taking -  HUNT

The Father's Leave-Taking
WILLIAM HOLMAN HUNT
British, (1827-1910)
Etching, 1879, Hartnoll 17, Walker Art Gallery 83; edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right. This is a superb proof impression on Japan paper of the completed image with the borderline added. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This impression is one of a small group of proofs printed before the formal edition of 100 for the Etching Club publication by H. Blair Ansdell. This exceptional Pre-Raphaelite print is from the collection of Mrs. Elizabeth Burt, by adoption, the artist's granddaughter. This uncommon print portrays Hunt's second wife, Edith, holding their daughter, Gladys.
$2,800

The Church Tower -  INGLES

The Church Tower
GEORGE S. INGLES
British, (1874-1940(?))
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (probably 1920s), edition 100. 12 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This a a fine, beautifully-inked impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Ingles studied at the Royal College of Art in London. In the tradition of Fletcher, Seaby, Platt and others, Ingles produced a number of well-crafted woodcuts in an arts and crafts style.
$550

The Canal -  KIRKPATRICK

The Canal
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK
British, (1866-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, possibly from 1926, edition unknown, perhaps 30-50 impressions. 8 5/8 x 13 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Kirkpatrick was born in Dublin and studied at the South Kensington Academy of Art in London. She originally trained as a watercolor painter but making woodcuts became her primary interest. For many years she lived at Cowes, Isle of Wright, and maintained a studio there.
$900

Circus Dressing Room -  KNIGHT

Circus Dressing Room
LAURA KNIGHT
British, (1877-1970)
Etching and aquatint, 1925, Bolling & Withington 41 (ii/II), edition 20 plus five trial proofs. 14 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, luminous impression of this large and impressive work. The paper is a fine laid with the watermark DAVID STRANG. The margins are full. The condition is excellent with just a slight suggestion of time toning in the extreme outer edge of the sheet. Knight was fascinated with the circus and these works are among her best. She was created a Dame of the British Empire (DBE) in 1929 and became the first woman elected to the Royal Academy (1936) since it was founded in 1768. Her prints were done in small editions which makes them somewhat hard to come by today.
$2,500

Preparing the Meal -  LEE-HANKEY

Preparing the Meal
WILLIAM LEE-HANKEY
British, (1869-1952)
Etching and drypoint, 1920s-1930s, Subsequent to Hardie, edition probably about 50-100. 11 5/8 x 9 5/8 in. Signed in the plate with the monogram, lower right. signed in pencil below the image and with the embossed stamp of the artist. This is a fine impression of this large work. The paper is a cream wove with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is a very nice example of his work.
SOLD

The Lesson -  LEE-HANKEY

The Lesson
WILLIAM LEE-HANKEY
British, (1869-1952)
Etching and drypoint, 1920s, edition probably 50-75. 6 1/2 x 8 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil below. The artist's embossed stamp is also just below the image. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Lee-Hankey's endearing and beautifully drawn portraits of mother and child are among the best prints he produced.
$500

The Summer Moon -  LEE-HANKEY

The Summer Moon
WILLIAM LEE-HANKEY
British, (1869-1952)
Etching and aquatint on zinc with cartridge paper ground, 1905, Hardie 21; edition 75 in color and 25 in monocrome. 11 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in the plate with the artist's monogram, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a faint suggestion of a mat line from an earlier mount. The artist studied at the Royal College of Art and during the early years of the 20th century he was working in France, notably in Brittany and Normandy. He maintained a studio at the Etaples art colony. In 1912, he established the School of Colour Printing in Hammersmith with Nelson Dawson.
SOLD

Low Tide (London) -  LUMSDEN

Low Tide (London)
ERNEST S. LUMSDEN
British, (1883-1948)
Etching, 1921, Lumsden 221; edition 50. 9 1/4 x 13 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in ink. This impression printed by the artist and is so inscribed, "imp." Here we have a superb, atmospheric impression printed on a fine 19th century sheet of laid paper (watermarked "Stacey Wiseman 1885"). The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Lumsden's London views are rare as he etched only seven such subjects. This exceptional print shows St. Paul's and the city as seen from Southwark. Lumsden's book, The Art of Etching, is a landmark publication first published in 1925. It's been a starting point for most British print enthusiasts over the years, myself included.
$1,250

Edinburgh Tenements -  LUMSDEN

Edinburgh Tenements
ERNEST S. LUMSDEN
British, (1883-1948)
Etching, 1934, Lumsden 333, edition 10. 13 x 8 1/2 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "7". This is a fine impression of this rare, late work. The margins are full and the condition is fine other then for faint staining and toning along the edges of the sheet, verso. Lumsden's book, The Art of Etching, is a landmark publication first issued in 1925. It's been a starting point for many British print enthusiasts over the years.
SOLD

The Passing Gondola -  MCBEY

The Passing Gondola
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1926, Hardie/Carter 230; edition 80 plus 11 trials proofs. 8 3/8 x 10 1/2 in/ Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in ink. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. (There are remains of white linen tape hinges at the top corners or the margin.) Here we have a nice example of McBey's work in Venice.
SOLD

The Pool -  MCBEY

The Pool
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1914, Hardie/Carter 150, edition 50 plus several trial proofs. 9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered (VIII) in ink. This is a fine impression from the published state with wide (full?) margins. The condition is very good apart from very faint toning within an earlier mat opening. This Whistlerian London view shows the Pool of London from a warehouse near the south end of the Tower Bridge looking north.
$950

The Witches Fire -  MOONY

The Witches Fire
ROBERT J. ENRAGHT MOONY
Irish, (1879-1946)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, small edition. 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered "6" in pencil from an unknown edition. This is a superb impression with full but typically narrow margins. The condition is very good other than thin paper attached on all sides around the margin edges which we feel has been there from early on. Moony produced wonderful color woodcuts which relate to children's tales set in picturesque landscapes. More research needs to be done on this fascinating artist.
$1,200

Nymphs Bathing -  MORGAN

Nymphs Bathing
WILLIAM E. C. MORGAN
British, (1903-1979)
Engraving, 1928, edition 83. 7 7/8 x 11 1/16 in. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb, rich impression of this exquisite print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Morgan achieved fame here in the US with exhibitions in Chicago. Lessing Rosenwald purchased nine of his prints and the British Museum had acquired ten of them by 1932.
$900

The Brook -  MORGAN

The Brook
WILLIAM E. C. MORGAN
British, (1903-1979)
Engraving, 1930, edition 50. 7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Inscribed "Proof B." This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Four of Morgan's prints were reproduced in Fine Prints of the Year, including this one. We did locate an online catalogue of engravings compiled by Robert Meyrick but the prints are not assigned any numbers. This is described as "an ongoing project."
$800

Spring Rhapsody -  MORTON

Spring Rhapsody
CONRAD & CAVENDISH MORTON
British, (active 1930s-1950s)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1934, edition unknown. 13 3/4 x 20 in. Signed in pencil by both artists, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression with fresh colors. The paper is a sturdy Japanese and the margins are full. Apart from mild toning in the margins, the condition is very good overall. Like the brothers Detmold, the Cavendish twins both worked on their prints. They were largely self-taught and their work was shown and published by Colnaghi in London. They were born in 1911.
$1,400

Le Pont d'Avignon -  NEEDELL

Le Pont d'Avignon
PHILIP G. NEEDELL
British, (1886-1974)
Color woodcut, 1925, edition 60. 9 1/4 x 13 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression with substantial but possibly trimmed margins.
$600

An Inexperienced Witch -  NEVINSON

An Inexperienced Witch
CHRISTOPER R.W. NEVINSON
British, (1889-1946))
Lithograph, 1919, Black 61, edition 25. 23 x 16 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Inscribed in ink, lower left, "To Dodie Smith elephants never..." and on the verso in ink, "Miss Dodie Smith." This is a very fine, dramatic impression printed on sturdy Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a few splashes of watercolor largely in the lower margin, slight foxing here and there and other minor defects. Dodie Smith (1896-1990) was a British writer and the author of "The Hundred and One Dalmatians." Provenance: Gordon Cooke, London (See Summer Catalogue 1992, # 111.)
$12,500

Summer -  NEVINSON

Summer
CHRISTOPER R.W. NEVINSON
British, (1889-1946))
Drypoint and etching, 1924-27, Black 111, edition unknown. 9 15/16 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this uncommon print. Printed on a cream laid paper with full margins, the condition of this work is fine. There's just a small amount of toning and a tiny stain in the upper left corner of the margin, well away from the image. Decidely impressionist in nature, this unusual work of a man and woman relaxing in a small boat, hidden by sunlight and the tree leaves, was done while the artist was in Paris.
$11,500

Red Chestnut, No. 1 -  PLATT

Red Chestnut, No. 1
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut, 1927, Chapman 14, total edition unknown. 15 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. The is a fine impression in fine condition. The colors are fresh and the margins are full. The Chapman catalogue lists a projected edition of 68 yet the numbering here is 21/150. This is one of the Platt's finest prints and is hard to obtain today.
SOLD

Building the Trawler -  PLATT

Building the Trawler
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1929, Chapman 18, projected edition of 150; this impression numbered "I/X", one of several trial proofs. 9 x 13 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Wide margins.
$1,200

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