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Stonehenge -  GILES

Stonehenge
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (probably 1915-1920), edition probably 100 impressions. 9 5/8 x 14 7/8 in. Initialed in the block and signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. Apart from very minor discoloration showing in the margins, the condition is very good. Giles is a remarkable colorist and here he captures this timeless subject with subtlety and careful gradations of hue and tone.
$1,650

The Haunt of the Jay -  GILES

The Haunt of the Jay
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Woodcut printed in colors with additional use of zinc relief plates, undated but probably about 1930, edition unknown but probably only 30 impressions. 11 1/2 x 16 5/8 in. Signed in the image with the artist's monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this very rare print. The margins are wide and the condition is very good overall. There's faint mottling or foxing in the margins but this is minor. This large work is an extraordinary example of the artist's design sense as well as his creativity as a color printmaker. "His first experiments using zinc plates for relief printing date from 1902 and by 1920 he had developed a novel technique using multiple zinc plates coated with shellac. Each zinc plate was inked to print a single colour from the raised areas of its etched surface and no 'key block' was used."(MC, London, 2011) This large work rarely appears on the market and the colors are exceptionally fresh and vibrant.
SOLD

The Rock of Ages (Le Puy, France) -  GILES

The Rock of Ages (Le Puy, France)
WILLIAM GILES
British, (1872-1939)
Woodcut, probably 1938, edition unknown but probably about 50. 12 3/4 x 9 7/8 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed in pencil, lower right, and inscribed "No.11" of an unknown edition. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are probably full but are somewhat narrow on the left and right. This wonderful, rare work comes with the original exhibition booklet from the Society of Graphic Art, Royal Institute Galleries, London, 1938. Furthermore, we have the original, paid receipt from the buyer of the print from the exhibition! In the entry for this work, this print is listed as simply a "water-colour print" but it's mostly likely a woodcut with the probable addition of zinc relief plates. Giles's working methods are difficult to sort out and there's no formal catalogue of his prints.
$1,500

The Rider on the Lion -  GOODEN

The Rider on the Lion
STEPHEN GOODEN
British, (1892-1955)
Engraving, 1924, Dodgson 5 (iii/III); edition 100. 6 inches in diameter. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printer on light cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. This major work was published by Colnaghi, London. Gooden ranks with Robert Austin as one of the most acomplished British engravers of the period.
$700

Palace Court -  GRIGGS

Palace Court
FREDERICK L. GRIGGS
British, (1876-1938)
Etching, 1933, Comstock 49 (iii/III), edition 75. 10 1/16 x 7 1/16 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are trimmed by the artist around the platemark with a little more on the bottom to accommodate the signature. The condition is fine. A total of five impressions exist of the first two states. According to Griggs, this was an imaginary scene. "It is a kind of essay on East Anglian building - of mediaeval kinds..."
$1,850

Amstelodamum, No.1 -  HADEN

Amstelodamum, No.1
SEYMOUR HADEN
British, (1818-1910)
Etching, 1863, Schneidermann 41A, (v/VI), exact edition unknown. 4 x 4 5/8 in. Signed in the plate and in pencil. A fine impression of this scarce print. 1/2 margins all around. A small, inconspicuous thin spot.
$575

Thomas Haden of Derby -  HADEN

Thomas Haden of Derby
SEYMOUR HADEN
British, (1818-1910)
Etching, 1864, Schneiderman 53 (v/V); the published state. 13 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. A very good impression in good condition. Wide margins. Trace of old adhesive along sheet edges, verso. Subtle stains in margins, recto. Uncommon. The print is after the painting "Edwin the Minstrel" by Joseph Wright of Derby.
$850

A Sunset in Ireland -  HADEN

A Sunset in Ireland
SEYMOUR HADEN
British, (1818-1910)
Drypoint and etching, 1863, Schneiderman 47 (XIII/XIV); edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression of the penultimate state. The margins are full with a deckle edge on all sides. The condition is very good other than a little weakening along the plate mark at top. (This is due to the pressure of the plate against the paper when printed.) This iconic image is arguably the best known English landscape etching of the 19th century.
SOLD

Newcastle in Emlyn -  HADEN

Newcastle in Emlyn
SEYMOUR HADEN
British, (1818-1910)
Etching with touches of drypoint, 1864, Schneiderman 57 (ii/II), edition unknown. 4 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. Signed and titled n the plate, upper right. Signed in pencil below on the right. This is a fine impression printed on off-white laid paper. The margins are substantial and the condition is fine. In this, the second state, the square house has been etched in.
SOLD

A Sunset in Ireland -  HADEN

A Sunset in Ireland
SEYMOUR HADEN
British, (1818-1910)
Drypoint, 1863, Schneiderman 47 (xiii/XIV), edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a superb, rich impression printed on laid paper. The margins are full apart from a small loss in the upper right corner. There's a faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This iconic 19th century landscape print is Haden at his best and it echos his admiration for the work of Rembrandt. Provenance: William Weston Gallery, London.
$2,500

A Salmon River, No. II -  HADEN

A Salmon River, No. II
SEYMOUR HADEN
British, (1818-1910)
Etching and mezzotint, 1884, Schneiderman 214 (iii/IV), edition unknown. 4 5/8 x 6 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, dramatic impression of this rare print. The paper is a sturdy wove with full margins. The condition is fine apart from faint toning within an earlier mat opening.
$900

Kensington Gardens, No. II -  HADEN

Kensington Gardens, No. II
SEYMOUR HADEN
British, (1818-1910)
Etching and drypoint, 1860, Schneiderman 31 (iii/III), edition unknown. 8 x 5 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression of this stellar early work. Printed on chine appliqué, the margins are trimmed (well away from the image) and there's a bit of foxing on the verso. Provenance: M.Knoedler, NY (with their label).
$950

Cyclamen -  HERMES

Cyclamen
GERTRUDE HERMES
British, (1901-1982)
Wood engraving, 1927, Russell 28, edition 20. 6 3/8 x 4 1/2 in. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a good impression printed on extremely thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is good. (There's a reinforced tear in the upper right corner margin and a modest paper flaw just below the image at left.)
SOLD

A Day in the Country -  HUNT

A Day in the Country
WILLIAM HOLMAN HUNT
British, (1827-1910)
Etching, 1865, Hartnoll 16, edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. Unsigned as usual. This is a very fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a faint suggestion of light toning within an earlier mat opening.) This endearing Pre-Raphaelite print was published in "A Selection of Etchings by the Etching Club," consisting of twelve plates published by Joseph Cundall and Thomas Bosworth in 1865.
$1,400

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

In the Swiss Alps -  KIRKPATRICK

In the Swiss Alps
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK
British, (1866-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated , edition fewer than 50. 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than wrinkling in the lower margin not near the image. It's an uncommon print and a stellar arts and crafts image. Kirkpatrick is best known for her British scenes and views of Venice.
SOLD

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.
$650

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

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