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La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower) -  MERYON

La Tour de l'Horloge (The Clock Tower)
CHARLES MERYON
French, (1821-1868)
Etching with engraving, 1852 and later, Schneiderman 23 (iv/X), Delteil-Wright iv/X); edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Initialed in the plate, upper right. This is a superb, luminous impression on cream laid paper with the watermark "D & C BLAUW." The margins are good measuring about 3/4" on all sides. The condition is fine other than for a tiny, imperceptible pinhole/paper imperfection in the smoke between the clock tower and the first turret. This stellar impression is from the collection of Sir Francis Seymour Haden (Lugt 3938) with his pencil initials on front of the sheet, lower right. Delteil-Wright notes that Haden purchased a fifth state impression from Delâtre for the Victoria & Albert Museum in December, 1860.
$7,500

Standard Oil Building (New York) -  PENNELL

Standard Oil Building (New York)
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1923, Wuerth 817, edition probably 50. 12 1/8 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, dramatic impression printed on old laid paper. The margin are full and the condition is very good. (There's a subtle irregular stain in the left margin which could have been there when he printed the impression.) There are ink smudges in the margins from the printing process, so very typical of Pennell's working method. The Standard Oil Building is at 26 Broadway in the financial district.
$950

Le Puy (third plate) -  PENNELL

Le Puy (third plate)
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1894, Wuerth 208, edition probably 30. 16 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for old adhesive showing on the outer edges of the sheet, verso, from a previous mount and three small old hinges at the top edges, recto. This large and majestic view is described by the artist as "the most picturesque place in the world."
$800

Landscape 2016-II  (Hunnerpark, Nijmegen) -  POSTMA

Landscape 2016-II (Hunnerpark, Nijmegen)
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2016, edition 25 20 x 15 3/8 in. Signed, dated titled and numbered in pencil. this is a fine impression of this dramatic, exquisite print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This commissioned print was used as the image on a recent Dutch postage stamp.
$1,200

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

Landscape 2017-II -  POSTMA

Landscape 2017-II
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 29 6 3/4 x 24 1/2 in. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a small wrinkle in the upper right corner, well away from the image.
$675

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.
ON HOLD

One-Punch Knockout -  RIGGS

One-Punch Knockout
ROBERT RIGGS
American, (1896-1970)
Lithograph, 1934, Bassam 49, edition unknown. 14 3/4 x 19 3/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed, titled and numbered "18" in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent apart from a minor handling wrinkle in the right margin not affecting the image. This exemplary work is illustrated on the cover of the catalogue raisonné of the artist's prints.
SOLD

Sea Shell and Garlic -  RIST

Sea Shell and Garlic
LUIGI RIST
American, (1889-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1947, Williams 22, edition 150. 9 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. Signed in ink, lower right, within the image. Titled in pencil. Here we have a very fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are modest but this is probably the full sheet as printed. This is a nice example of his work.
$2,500

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.
SOLD

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

Sweet Peas 2 (Sweet Peas in a Vase with Peony Design) -  URUSHIBARA

Sweet Peas 2 (Sweet Peas in a Vase with Peony Design)
YOSHIJIRO URUSHIBARA
Japanese, (1880-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (possibly circa 1913), Chapman/Horner F41, edition probably 83. 12 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This impression bears the seal # 2 "Mokuchu" as listed in the catalogue on page 196. Color variations exist of this print. Ex-collection: the artist's estate via Ichiro Urushibara, the artist's son. The artist rarely dated his prints.
$1,450

Roses 2 -  URUSHIBARA

Roses 2
YOSHIJIRO URUSHIBARA
Japanese, (1880-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (possibly circa 1925), Chapman/Horner F38, edition possibly 50. 12 x 8 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This impression bears seal # 2 and signature # 21 printed in the right side of the image. (See the catalogue raisonné, page 196). Provenance: the artist's estate via Ichiro Urushibara, the artist's son. (Note: the catalogue raisonné of Urusibara's woodcuts was recently published in 2017. The authors are Hilary Chapman and Libby Horner. ISBN 9789004341982, Hotei Publishing, Leiden, The Netherlands.)
$1,450

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. After much research, it's been determined that the image depicts a machine which is shown separating the egg yolks (on top) from the whites (on the bottom).
$900

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

Picnic -  WENGENROTH

Picnic
STOW WENGENROTH
American, (1906-1977)
Lithograph, 1938, Stuckey 81, edition 50. 12 1/8 x 15 5/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a modest handling wrinkle in the top margin away from the image and a tiny smudge on the right margin, upper right. This charming early work was done in Port Clyde, Maine.
$650

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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