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Le Pont d'Avignon -  NEEDELL

Le Pont d'Avignon
PHILIP G. NEEDELL
British, (1886-1974)
Color woodcut, 1925, edition 60. 9 1/4 x 13 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression with substantial but possibly trimmed margins.
$600

An Inexperienced Witch -  NEVINSON

An Inexperienced Witch
CHRISTOPER R.W. NEVINSON
British, (1889-1946))
Lithograph, 1919, Black 61, edition 25. 23 x 16 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Inscribed in ink, lower left, "To Dodie Smith elephants never..." and on the verso in ink, "Miss Dodie Smith." This is a very fine, dramatic impression printed on sturdy Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a few splashes of watercolor largely in the lower margin, slight foxing here and there and other minor defects. Dodie Smith (1896-1990) was a British writer and the author of "The Hundred and One Dalmatians." Provenance: Gordon Cooke, London (See Summer Catalogue 1992, # 111.)
$12,500

Summer -  NEVINSON

Summer
CHRISTOPER R.W. NEVINSON
British, (1889-1946))
Drypoint and etching, 1924-27, Black 111, edition unknown. 9 15/16 x 13 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this uncommon print. Printed on a cream laid paper with full margins, the condition of this work is fine. There's just a small amount of toning and a tiny stain in the upper left corner of the margin, well away from the image. Decidely impressionist in nature, this unusual work of a man and woman relaxing in a small boat, hidden by sunlight and the tree leaves, was done while the artist was in Paris.
$11,500

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.)
$2,400

Red Chestnut, No. 1 -  PLATT

Red Chestnut, No. 1
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut, 1927, Chapman 14, total edition unknown. 15 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. The is a fine impression in fine condition. The colors are fresh and the margins are full. The Chapman catalogue lists a projected edition of 68 yet the numbering here is 21/150. This is one of the Platt's finest prints and is hard to obtain today.
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Building the Trawler -  PLATT

Building the Trawler
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1929, Chapman 18, projected edition of 150; this impression numbered "I/X", one of several trial proofs. 9 x 13 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. Wide margins.
$1,200

The Port of St. Tropez -  PLATT

The Port of St. Tropez
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1924, Chapman 12, projected edition of 100, with an additional printing of twenty inscribed in Roman numerals. 13 1/2 x 10 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression with full margins. Fine condition.
$1,200

The Irish Lady, Lands End -  PLATT

The Irish Lady, Lands End
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1922, Chapman 9; projected edition of 100 impressions. 8 x 10 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The paper is a medium-weight Japanese and the margins appear to be full, measuring about 3/4" on all sides. (The edition was never completed and just 78 impressions were recorded.) This dramatic work beautifully conveys the waves crashing against the rocks at this famous locale in Cornwall, England.
$1,500

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!
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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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St. Olave's, Tooley Street -  RUSHBURY

St. Olave's, Tooley Street
HENRY RUSHBURY
British, (1889-1968)
Drypoint, 1927, Rushbury 56, edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 8 1/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. THe margins are wide and the condition is very good. (There's just a faint suggestion of toning within a previous mat opening. On the verso is the mark of Viola and Remig Papp (not in Lugt). The subject is the destruction of the ancient church of St. Olave in Bermondsey.
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Magpie -  SEABY

Magpie
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1920-30, edition 100. 8 1/2 x 11 7/8 in. Initialed in the block with the monogram, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. Numbered, lower left.. This is a very fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are wide but with a narrow margin along the top. The condition is fair. There's slight foxing showing in the margins and two repairs in the upper corners not affecting the image. Seaby was one of the preeminent students of Frank Morley Fletcher at the Reading School of Art.
$650

Goat With Two Kids -  SEABY

Goat With Two Kids
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition probably 50-100. 8 7/8 x 12 3/8 in. Signed in the block with the monogram. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper, a paper typically used by the artist. The margins are narrow but substantial enough. The condition is very good with very faint light toning showing in the image. Seaby was one of the best known students of Frank Morley Fletcher and he became Professor of Fine Art at the University of Reading from 1920-1933. He mastered the art of Japanese style woodblock printing and his work has a special place within the history of graphic art in England between the wars.
$850

Osprey -  SEABY

Osprey
ALLEN W. SEABY
British, (1867-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition 100. 14 x 9 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, early impression of this majestic woodcut. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from very slight light toning within an early mat opening. This impression varies somewhat from one we have a few years ago; there's less definition in the trees in the background and the monogram in the lower right is not yet clearly defined. A new catalogue on Seaby is now available: Allen W. Seaby, Art and Nature, by Martin Andrews and Robert Gillmor (2014) by Two Rivers Press. There is no formal listing of the prints but it's a very nice publication with plenty of illustrations and informative text.
$2,200

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

A Span of Old Battersea Bridge -  SHORT

A Span of Old Battersea Bridge
FRANK SHORT
British, (1857-1945)
Aquatint and soft ground etching, 1899, Hardie 155, edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 11 5/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine overall apart from a slight suggestion of lightening within a previous mat opening. This masterful, early work; clearly inspired by Whistler, is a tour de force of design and execution. "The importance of Sir Frank Short in the development of modern British printmaking cannot be overstated. As head of the first engraving school at the Royal College of Art, and later as President of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers, he exerted the fundamental influence which was responsible for the technical excellence of British etching and engraving during the first decades of this century." (M. Campbell, 1993). A detailed technical analysis of this print and how it was made is found on page 339 of The Art of Etching by E.S. Lumsden, 1924.
$1,100

Aspidistra -  TANDY

Aspidistra
JOHN TANDY
British, (1905-1982)
Wood engraving, circa 1928, edition 50. 6 x 3 1/2 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil below the image. This is a fine impression on cream colored Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is quite good apart from an old tape hinge at the top of the sheet, recto. This rare, early work was from a series called "Abstract Designs" (1-8) and the set was first exhibited at the Cottars Studio Gallery, London, in 1928.
$750

Christmas -  TANNER

Christmas
ROBIN TANNER
British, (1904-1988)
Etching, 1929, Garton 9 (ii/II), edition 50. 13 1/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression from the rare first edition of 1929. The paper is a fine laid with a slight greenish tint and the condition is excellent. (The lower margin has been slightly trimmed.) The print was originally published in 1929 by MacDonald and Nicholson. There was a second edition in 1974 published by the Penn Print Room and a 1982 edition of 12 published by Garton & Cooke. This exceptional etching epitomizes the early 20th century British pastoral tradition as inspired by the work of Samuel Palmer and F. L. Griggs. Early impressions such as this one are uncommon.
$8,000

Anemones -  URUSHIBARA

Anemones
YOSHIJIRO URUSHIBARA
Japanese, (1880-1953)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1915, edition probably 100. 12 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Here we have a superb impression with the colors especially vibrant. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Urushibara's best work was a group of floral woodcuts of which this is a notable example. The artist moved to England at a young age and lived there as well as in France until 1934. He was very active with the European color woodcut artists at the time and collaborated with Frank Brangwyn on several prints.
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