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Girl on Cliff -  KENT

Girl on Cliff
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Wood engraving, 1930, Burne Jones / Rightmire 57, edition 1,750. 6 3/8 x 4 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. The edition was printed for the Literary Guild of America and the artist retained fifty impressions for himself.
$1,600

Fisherman with a Hoop Net (La Pêche a la Truble) -  LEGROS

Fisherman with a Hoop Net (La Pêche a la Truble)
ALPHONSE LEGROS
French/British, (1837-1911)
Etching and aquatint, undated (but before 1876), Malassis & Thibaudeau 90, Bliss 90 (ii/VI), edition unknown. 14 x 18 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this large work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just an incidental spot of foxing here and there in the margins.) The British Museum acquired an impression in 1876 hence the date. The print is very rare in the early states and the total edition is unknown. This is an exceptional example of the artist's work.
$1,650

Haymaking:  June -  LEIGHTON

Haymaking: June
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, BPL 212, edition 60. 8 1/16 x 10 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, early impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for a modest old stain in the upper margin edge away from the image. This rich impression is from the Farmer's year series. It's numbered in Roman numerals therefore it's from the British edition of 30.
$2,600

Landing -  LEIGHTON

Landing
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1931, Boston PublicLibrary 195, edition 130. 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work is among Leighton's best known works called the Lumber Camp series. Six images were done in an edition of 30 for the UK and 100 for the US. These prints were based on her trip to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada.
$3,800

Apple Picking:  September -  LEIGHTON

Apple Picking: September
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 209, edition 60. 8 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine early impression from the British edition of 30, numbered in Roman numerals. (30 impressions for the American market were numbered in Arabic.) Printed on a fine cream Japanese paper, the margins are full. The condition is fine other than for small old hinges at the top corners, verso, and a small ripple in the lower margin at left. This stellar image is from the Farmer's Year series.
SOLD

To the Milking:  July -  LEIGHTON

To the Milking: July
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, BPL 218, edition 60. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine, early impression printed on thin cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other then for a tiny hinge remnant on the lower right corner of the sheet, recto. There's a tiny speck in the sky area which appears to be inherent to the paper. This print is from the Farmer's year series and from the British edition of 30 signed in Roman numerals.
$2,500

Lambing:  January -  LEIGHTON

Lambing: January
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, BPL 216, edition 60. 8 1/16 x 10 3/8 in. Signed, titled, numbered and inscribed "second state" in pencil. This is a fine, early impression printed on thin cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This print is from the celebrated Farmer's Year series with one print representing each month.
$2,500

Limbing -  LEIGHTON

Limbing
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1931, BPL 191,edition 130. 8 5/8 x 12 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full. This work is numbered from the American edition of 100. There was an additional edition of 30 for the British market. This print is from the Lumber Camp series which was based on a trip to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada.
$3,800

Waiting for the Breeze -  LEMOS

Waiting for the Breeze
PEDRO JOSEPH DE LEMOS
American, (1882-1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, Edwards 29b, edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from a soft wrinkle in the lower right corner of the margin. Lemos' work is illustrated and discussed in A Spectrum of Innovation, Color in American Printmaking 1890-1940, by David Acton (1990), see pages 94-95. A leading exponent of the the California arts and crafts movement, Lemos had a major retrospective at the Monterey Museum of Art in 2015 accompanied by a catalogue by Robert W. Edwards.
$4,000

Puffing Billies -  LEWIS

Puffing Billies
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Etching and sand ground, 1916, McCarron 20, edition 15. 13 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, atmospheric impression with full margins. The condition is fine. (There's a minor smudge on the right margin.) This dynamic, early work depicts New York harbor and the subject of tugboats turns up in other Lewis prints (see McCarron 2,21,28 & 38.) Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, NY (with their label).
$8,000

Quarter of Nine, Saturday's Children -  LEWIS

Quarter of Nine, Saturday's Children
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1929, McCarron 78, edition 107. 9 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. Also inscribed by the artist,"watakashi no E." This is a superb impression printed on off white laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries (with their label). The scene is 34th Street at Park Avenue, New york.
PRICE ON REQUEST

The Passing Freight, Danbury -  LEWIS

The Passing Freight, Danbury
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1934, McCarron 108, edition 47. 8 7/8 x 14 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. A locomotive also appears his lithograph, Veterans, from 1935. Hopper and especially Marsh were also interested in the train as subject matter. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, NY.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Ha'nted -  LEWIS

Ha'nted
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1932, McCarron 100, edition 107. 13 1/8 x 8 15/16 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This underrated, nighttime scene contains all the elements of a great Lewis print; crossed shadow lines, solitary figures, well-integrated architectural design, subtle stars highlighting an otherwise pitch black sky and there's an added element of psychological mystery to engage our imagination. Dedicated in pencil, "for John O'Gara," who was a Macy's VP at the time and a friend of the artist.
SOLD

Storm over Manhattan -  LOZOWICK

Storm over Manhattan
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1935, Flint 127, edition 189. 10 x 13 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression rich with contrasts. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a tiny speck of ink in the lower margin and a tiny tear at the top margin edge.) This edition was published by Associated American Artists in NY and printed by George Miller.
$3,500

Distant Manhattan from Brooklyn -  LOZOWICK

Distant Manhattan from Brooklyn
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1937, Flint 145, edition 200. 7 15/16 x 13 in. Signed and dated on the stone. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This stellar image was published by the American Artists Group and printed by George Miller. The Flint catalogue does not mention any other editions. The print is not pencil signed as is the case with all AAG editions and we have the original folder which accompanies the print.
$3,500

Arrangement -  MARDER

Arrangement
DORIE MARDER
American, (b. 1916)
Screenprint, 1945, edition 35. 9 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with fresh colors. The condition is excellent other than for a couple of small smudges in the right margin, well away from the image. The sheet is untrimmed. Marder was born in Poland. She lived in New York and was active with the National Serigraph Society and the American Color Print Society in the 1940s and 1950s. An impression of this print is in the Williams Collection at the National Gallery of Art. In addition, her papers are in the Archives of American Art in Washington, DC.
SOLD

California, San Luis Obispo -  MCBEY

California, San Luis Obispo
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1944, Hardie/Carter 283, edition 48. 6 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in ink. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. (There's a little bit of brown paper tape along the left and right margin and a fraction along the top edge at right.) This appealing, later work by McBey shows his fascination with the diversity of the American landscape. In this same year he produced an etching of Ranchos de Taos in New Mexico and, of course, he was quite familiar with New York.
$600

The Skylark -  PALMER

The Skylark
SAMUEL PALMER
British, (1805-1881)
Etching, 1850, Lister 2 (vii/VIII), edition unknown. 4 5/8 x 3 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, below the image. This is a fine impression on chine appliqué as published as plate 17 in Etchings of the Art Union of London by the Etching Club (1857). The margins are wide with the sheet size being 13 x 9 3/4 in. The condition is very good apart from a few spots of foxing here and there in the margins. "Palmer referred to this work as 'Dawn' until it was published in 1857, and it is this time of day, as the sun rises to illuminate the landscape and the skylark above, in which his sense of a re-awakened vision may be felt. It is a work both small in scale but intense in detail, showing great technical skill." (See page 12 of Samuel Palmer, His Friends and Followers," by Gordon Cooke and the Fine Art Society, London, 2012.)
$2,000

New York, from Weehawken -  PENNELL

New York, from Weehawken
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1908, Wuerth 495, edition probably 50. 10 15/16 x 8 3/8 in. Signed, titled "Weehawken" and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from slight time toning along the bottom edge of the sheet and also on the verso. Inscribed "trial proof" in pencil by the artist. Weehawken is opposite New York in the Lincoln Tunnel area.
$800

St. Peter's from the Pincian Gardens -  PENNELL

St. Peter's from the Pincian Gardens
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Ething, 1911, Wuerth 624, edition probably 70. 12 1/8 x 9 1/4 in. Signed in the plate along the bottom and signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb, dramatically inked impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from a skillfully reinforced area along the platemark at the bottom right. This beautiful part of Rome, Italy, is also known as the Pincio Gardens.
$750

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