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Rainy Day, New York -  COHN

Rainy Day, New York
MAX ARTHUR COHN
American, (1903-1998)
Screenprint, circa 1940, edition unknown. 8 3/4 x 13 1/8 in. Signed in ink within the image, lower left. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full and untrimmed. Cohn studied at the Art Students League and was active in the New York WPA program. He co-authored a book in 1942 entitled, Silk Screen Stenciling as a Fine Art, which has an introduction by Rockwell Kent. Cohn is credited with teaching Andy Warhol how to make silkscreens at his art studio in New York during the 1950s.
SOLD

Soaring New York -  COOK

Soaring New York
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Aquatint and soft-ground etching, 1931 (date in pencil, 1932), Duffy 165, edition of 75. 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Numbered "3/40" in the lower left corner. This is a fine impression printed on a light cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good with faint traces of old tape adhesive showing along the margin edges, verso, and a small repair in the upper right margin corner, well away from the image. This rare print is located in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Georgetown University and the Dallas Museum of Art. Current scholarship lists five known states of this print and this is the fifth and final state. It's possible the entire edition was never printed given the rarity of this work.
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Country Store -  COOK

Country Store
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Etching, 1929, Duffy 106, edition 50 (40 printed). 5 7/8 x 9 in. Signed and numbered ("50") in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is fine apart from old hinges on the top corners of the sheet, verso. The location which inspired this print is Granville, MA which is not far from where the artist was born (Springfield, MA).
$1,500

Looking up Broadway -  COOK

Looking up Broadway
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Lithograph, 1937, Duffy 192, edition about 200. 13 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and date on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from very slight time toning in the extreme outer edges of the sheet. This is from the unsigned edition published by the American Artists Group in New York. Duffy mentions there were also a few signed artist's proofs. This is an exceptional New York print and was included in the National Gallery Exhibition, "The Urban Scene 1920-1950," from February to August, 2017.
$3,600

Third Avenue Elevated #2 -  CRAWFORD

Third Avenue Elevated #2
RALSTON CRAWFORD
American, (1906-1978)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1951, Freeman L51.6, edition 24. 17 x 10 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with extremely fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This stellar work was printed by Desjobert in Paris. Five impressions are cited in the Freeman catalogue as belonging to museum collections. Crawford produced seven variations of the "Third Avenue El" title including a horizontal version in black and yellow.
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John Brown -  CURRY

John Brown
JOHN STEUART CURRY
American, (1897-1946)
Lithograph, 1939, Cole 34, edition 250. 14 3/4 x 10 7/8 in. Signed on the stone and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in very good condition. The margins have been trimmed to 1/2" on the top and sides and 1" on the bottom. This iconic American print is illustrated and discussed in The American Scene, Prints from Hopper to Pollack (2008) by Stephen Coppel (see pages 136-139). The painting that relates to this lithograph is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
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Prize Stallions -  CURRY

Prize Stallions
JOHN STEUART CURRY
American, (1897-1946)
Lithograph, 1938, Cole 31, edition 250. 12 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed and dated on the stone. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in very good condition. The margins are full. This print was published by Associated American Artists. Most of Curry's lithographs were printed by George Miller in New York.
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View from Palomar -  DEHNER

View from Palomar
DOROTHY DEHNER
American, (1901-1994)
Engraving, 1959, edition 55. 13 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with tone. The margins are full and the condition is fine. After her marriage to David Smith ended, Dehner began teaching after getting a degree in 1952 and renewed her acquaintance with Stanley Hayter at Atelier 17. She began to work in sculpture in 1957 and this 1950s period is when she made her most successful abstract prints. Her work is illustrated and discussed in: Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910-1960, by Elizabeth Seaton et al.(2006), pages 118-119, and in David Acton's 2001 publication, The Stamp of Impulse, Abstract Expressionist Prints, pages 124-125. Ex collection: James Heald.
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The People v. The Bridge -  DEHNER

The People v. The Bridge
DOROTHY DEHNER
American, (1901-1994)
Engraving, 1959, edition 35. 9 3/4 x 13 7/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This exceptional work is representative of her engraving style from the 1950s. Her stellar work is illustrated and discussed in: Paths to the Press, Printmaking and American Women Artists, 1910-1960, by Elizabeth Seaton, et al.(2006), pages 118-119, and in David Acton's 2001 publication, The Stamp of Impulse, Abstract Expressionist Prints, pages 124-125. In addition, Dehner's prints are included in the British Museum's landmark publication, The American Scene, Prints from Hopper to Pollock, by Stephen Coppel (2008), pages 254-255. Ex-collection: James Heald.
$3,500

Ride a Cock Horse -  DEMARTELLY

Ride a Cock Horse
JOHN DEMARTELLY
American, (1903-1980)
Lithograph, 1940, Zink 26, edition 250. 9 3/8 x 12 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent and we have to original AAA label which goes with the print. Theis scene depicts the artist's wife playing with their first child while there were living in Kansas City. A painting of the subject is in the Whitney Museum.
$750

Marsh Island, Ipswich -  DOW

Marsh Island, Ipswich
ARTHUR WESLEY DOW
American, (1857-1922)
Color metal relief print, 1901, edition about 800. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. Unsigned as usual. A fine impression with full margins. Light struck. With the printed information in the lower left: "Marsh Island, Ipswich Prints, Series M, Print 1, copyright 1901 by Arthur W. Dow, Ipswich, MA." These works were used as teaching aids for Dow's many students.
$400

Laguna, Venice -  DUVENECK

Laguna, Venice
FRANK DUVENECK
American, (1848-1919)
Etching, 1880, Poole 11, edition 40. 7 15/16 x 13 1/2 in. Initialed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a very fine impression printed with light plate tone. The margins appear to be full and the condition is excellent. This very rare print was published by Robert Dunthorne, London, in an edition of 40 under the the title "View of Shipping from the Riva." Twenty-five impressions were signed and fifteen were unsigned. The printer was Frederick Goulding. This stellar print is illustrated and discussed in the Stamp of Whistler by Robert Getscher (1977), (entry 88), pages 154-155. The Doge's Palace and the Campanile of St. Mark's are shown in the background. Provenance: Hirschl & Adler, New York (See their catalogue, The American Image (1982), entry # 27.)
$5,800

Dusk (Staten Island) -  DWIGHT

Dusk (Staten Island)
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1929, Robinson / Pirog 39 (ii/II), edition 100. 13 1/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. The edition was printed by George Miller in New York. Eight impressions are listed in museum collections. In the artist's own words, "But I have always been peculiarly susceptible to the magic of twilight." (see Robinson / Pirog, pg. 85.)
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The Ocean, Coney Island -  DWIGHT

The Ocean, Coney Island
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1928, Robinson / Pirog 35, edition 50. 8 3/4 x 10 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from subtle rippling in the lower margin area and a little at the top. The edition was printed by George Miller in New York and five impressions are cited in museum collections.
$2,500

Self-Portrait -  DWIGHT

Self-Portrait
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1932, Robinson / Pirog 64, edition 50. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition with a deckle edge showing on all sides. The margins are full. The edition was printed by George Miller. The catalogue lists thirteen impressions in museum collections. This engaging work was done at he age of fifty-seven and shows her working on a lithographic stone.
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Book Auction -  DWIGHT

Book Auction
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1932, Robinson / Pirog 63, edition 40. 7 3/8 x 8 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a faint trace of an old tape adhesive in the upper edge of the sheet. The edition was printed by George Miller. The subject of this print is the auction of the library of the Marquess of Lothian held at the Anderson Galleries in New York in 1932. Dwight did a sketch on site which provided the basis for the lithograph.
$1,600

Nova Scotia -  DWIGHT

Nova Scotia
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1935, Robinson / Pirog 77, edition 40. 9 7/8 x 12 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here is a fine impression with full margins showing a deckle edge on all sides. The condition is fine other than for a little toning in the left margin well away from the image. According to the catalogue raisonné, Dwight visited Nova Scotia as a guest of Erhard Weyhe and his family.
$1,200

The Survivor, Staten Island -  DWIGHT

The Survivor, Staten Island
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1929, Robinson / Pirog 40, edition 40. 10 x 13 3/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. The edition was printed by George Miller in New York and three impressions are cited in museum collections. This compelling image provides a glimpse of the dramatic changes to the American urban landscape during the first half of the twentieth century.
$2,500

Winter -  DWIGHT

Winter
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1945, Robinson / Pirog 109, edition only 4. 9 3/8 x 13 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from the faintest suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. The setting of the image is New Hope, PA. Dwight lived in Bucks County off an on at a friend's farm beginning in 1939.
$1,500

The Family -  DWIGHT

The Family
MABEL DWIGHT
American, (1875-1955)
Lithograph, 1928, Robinson / Pirog 27, edition 50. 8 x 10 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full with a deckle edge all around. The edition was printed by George Miller in New York.
$1,300

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