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The Field Barn -  PHILLIPS

The Field Barn
WALTER J. PHILLIPS
Canadian, (1884-1963)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, Boulet MBL81, edition 100 9 x 10 in. Signed and dated in the block, lower right. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine, subtle, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is fine. During a trip to England in 1924, Phillips spent time with William Giles and Yoshijiro Urushibara, two important practitioners of the color woodcut medium. Urushibara taught him much about the printing process and the various Japanese papers.
$2,000

The Stump -  PHILLIPS

The Stump
WALTER J. PHILLIPS
Canadian, (1884-1963)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1928, Boulet MBL 116, edition 300. 6 3/4 x 9 1/16 in. Signed in the block with his monogram, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Goyu paper with modest but probably the full margins. The condition is fine apart from traces of old adhesive at the top of the sheet, verso, from an early mount. This lovely work was published as print four (of seven) in the portfolio called "The Canadian Scene".
$2,200

Pilchard Boats, Cornwall -  PLATT

Pilchard Boats, Cornwall
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1922, Chapman 10, projected edition of 100. 6 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Signed, titled and numbered. This is a fine, atmospheric impression of this uncommon print. The margins are modest but measuring 1/4 to 5/8 in. and this could well be the original, untrimmed sheet. The condition is good. (The sheet has been professionally backed with thin Japanese paper due to some thinning on the verso.) The recorded edition mentioned in the catalogue is seventy-eight even though this impression is numbered 21 from the edition of 100. Pilchard fishing was a thriving industry in Cornwall from around 1750 to 1880.
$1,500

The Vltava at Prague -  PLATT

The Vltava at Prague
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930, Chapman 19, projected edition of 150. 9 5/8 x 14 1/16 in. Signed, titled and numbered (LXII) in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from small old hinges at the four corners, verso, and a tiny wrinkle in the lower right corner of the sheet. The catalogue states that only sixty-four impressions are recorded hence this is not a common print. The Vlvata is the longest river within the Czech Republic. In the background at right is Prague Castle. Construction started in 870 and was completed in 1929!
SOLD

Snow in Springtime -  PLATT

Snow in Springtime
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1919-1920, Chapman 6, recorded edition of 71. 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the block. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is an especially fine impression with superb, fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for small old hinges at the top corners. (The projected edition here was 100.) "John Platt's colour woodcuts mark a short but important phase in British printmaking; a period when an external and foreign influence stimulated a new decorative and inventive approach to the use of color." (Hilary Chapman, from page 6 of the catalogue raisonné, 1999). This influence, of course, was the art of Japan and Japanese prints in particular. The models for this composition also relate to Platt's sketches for the "Giant Stride." His sisters are on the swing and they are being observed by Platt's daughter and son.
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Landscape 2017-III -  POSTMA

Landscape 2017-III
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 20. 17 x 22 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. As with all of Postma's work, this exemplary woodcut is printed from a single block. This is not a multiple block woodcut in the Japanese tradition, but rather, a reduction woodcut printed from a single piece of wood. The artist makes an initial design on the block and then prints the entire edition. She returns to the block and makes more design changes and then re-inks the block and prints on top of the same sheets of paper. This process continues and the end result is a build up of layers of ink resulting in a subtle yet rich overlay of colors. There is very little margin for error in this time consuming yet rewarding process. Grietje Postma is one of the finest woodcut artists working in Holland today.
$900

Everywhere Eyeballs are Aflame (Partout des Prunelles Flamboient) -  REDON

Everywhere Eyeballs are Aflame (Partout des Prunelles Flamboient)
ODILON REDON
French, (1840-1916)
Lithograph, 1888, Mellerio/Hyman 92, edition 58 (60 announced). 8 x 6 1/4 in. Unsigned as usual. This is a superb impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from occasional subtle stains in the margins and a small repair in the lower edge of the sheet. This memorable image is plate IX from Redon's first series of La Tentation de Saint-Antoine. The title is printed with Gustave Flaubert's text below the image at left. This set was published by Edmond Deman, Brussels, and printed in Paris by Becquet. This is the rarest of the three series of the Temptation by Redon and the set consists of only ten prints, including the cover.
$7,000

C'est Moi, Jean, Qui ai vu Qui ai Ouï ces Choses (And I, Jean, Saw These Things, and Heard Them) -  REDON

C'est Moi, Jean, Qui ai vu Qui ai Ouï ces Choses (And I, Jean, Saw These Things, and Heard Them)
ODILON REDON
French, (1840-1916)
Lithograph, 1899, Mellerio / Hyman 185; Johnson 104-12, edition 100. 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. This is a fine, fresh, luminous impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. This endearing work is plate XII from The Apocalypse de Saint-Jean (The Revelation of St. John the Divine). The set of twelve prints with frontispiece was published by Ambrose Vollard, Paris, and printed by Blanchard. From the collection of Henri M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
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A Dutch Landscape with Tree and Windmills -  SCHELFHOUT

A Dutch Landscape with Tree and Windmills
LODEWIJK SCHELFHOUT
Dutch, (1881-1943)
Drypoint, 1915, Zandvoort number unknown, edition unknown. 7 7/8 x 5 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. Inscribed "2st" referring to the second state of probably two. This is a superb impression of this cubist era print. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from minor staining along the top margin. Schelhout's work is illustrated and discussed in Ackley's 2014 book, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau, Pages 212-213. He was one of the very few Dutch cubist artists.
$850

Magpie -  SEABY

Magpie
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1900-1905, edition probably 50-100. 9 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very good impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are modest but this is most likely the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine. (There's a small trace of stray printer's ink below the image.) This impression compares favorably to the one in the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. An impression of "Magpie" was exhibited as No. 633 in 1906 in the Sixth Exhibition of the International Society of Sculptors, Painters and Gravers.
$850

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

Middle Germantown (PA) -  SPRUANCE

Middle Germantown (PA)
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph, 1934, Fine / Looney 98, edition 30. 10 x 13 5/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on RIVES watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. According to the catalogue raisonné, the subject of this print is the Spruance home in the Germantown section of Philadelphia.
$1,750

In the Sunlight (En Plein Soleil) -  TISSOT

In the Sunlight (En Plein Soleil)
JAMES TISSOT
French, (1836-1902)
Etching and drypoint, 1881, Wentworth 54, edition about 100. 11 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left, and with the artist's red stamp (Lugt 1545) in the lower right. This is a fine impression on laid paper with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a skillfully repaired tear in the lower margin, well away from the image. This stellar print was included in "A Portfolio of Autograph Etchings" published by James R. Osgood & Co, Boston.
$4,000

Tropon -  VAN DE VELDE

Tropon
HENRY VAN DE VELDE
Belgian, (1863-1957)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897 (printed 1898), edition 1100 from Pan, Volume 4, No.1. 12 1/4 x 8 in. Signed below the image with his name in printed text, as issued. This is a very good impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from time toning to the outer edges of the sheet and a tiny blemish in the image near the bottom center. Printed by Leutert & Schneidewind, Dresden. Published by Genossenschaft Pan GmbH, Berlin. This captivating, iconic art nouveau image is a reduced version of the large poster van de Velde created of a rather mundane subject; an advertisement for the Tropon food supplement, a protein processed from eggs.
$900

Musicians at the Bistro (Musiciens chez le Bistro) -  VILLON

Musicians at the Bistro (Musiciens chez le Bistro)
JACQUES VILLON
French, (1875-1963)
Etching, 1912, Ginestet & Pouillon 270 (v/V), edition 50. 10 1/2 x 9 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on ARCHES laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are two small specks of foxing in the right margin.) It was during this period, 1911-1913, when Villon developed his unique cubist style in etching and drypoint. This print is a fine example of his work during this important period.
$1,800

Street Singers -  WADSWORTH

Street Singers
EDWARD WADSWORTH
British, (1889-1949)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1914, Colnaghi 107, Greenwood W/D 10; from a very small edition. 5 5/8 x 4 1/2 in. Unsigned as usual. This is a superb impression of this extremely rare print. The margins are most likely full with the sheet measuring 7 x 5 3/8 in. The condition is fine other than for subtle pressure marks below the image which we've seen in another impression. This is the quintessential British Vorticist image and in the words of Cliff Ackley, "Brief as it was, Vorticism was the first radically modern, inherently abstract British art movement. Not until the 1930s, with the work of artists suck as Ben Nicholson and Henry Moore, would pure abstraction again take the lead." (See page 20 of Rhythms of Modern Life, British Prints 1914-1939 (2008). Wadsworth went to Munich in 1906 to study engineering and there he attended the Knirr School of Art and learned how to make woodcuts. When he returned to England he studied at the Slade School and Bradford School of Art and became friends with Roger Fry and Percy Wyndham Lewis. He contributed to the Vorticist manifesto "Blast" and exhibited in the 1915 Vorticist Group exhibition. This iconic work appears in several books on the subject of modern British printmaking. Provenance: Scolar Fine Art, London.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Deserted House -  WENGENROTH

Deserted House
STOW WENGENROTH
American, (1906-1977)
Lithograph, 1931, Stuckey 13, edition 54. 9 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this early work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This Hopperesque image was done in Eastport, Maine.
$750

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