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Antimonite Star -  DEMUS

Antimonite Star
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 1991, de heer 228, edition 30. 8 1/4 x 4 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. Demus has a remarkable ability to transform unusual subject matter into truly memorable imagery. Working with a diamond point directly on the copper plate is extremely difficult to master.
$750

Lady's Slipper -  DEMUS

Lady's Slipper
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 1990, de Heer 223, edition 15. 5 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine, delicate impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This print is so very typical of the artist's command of the drypoint medium. His editions are always only 15-30 impressions.
$750

A Small Mine (Marcasite) -  DEMUS

A Small Mine (Marcasite)
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 1990, de Heer 220, edition 35. 8 1/2 x 6 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. The artist's elaborate, highly detailed stone studies are unprecedented in the history of fine art printmaking.
$1,000

Dark Orchid (Wanda) -  DEMUS

Dark Orchid (Wanda)
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 1989, de Heer 212, edition 30. 8 1/2 x 5 15/16 in. Signed and dated in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. Demus has always been intrigued with flowers of all kinds, exotic or otherwise.
$850

Cassiterite, Realgar and Malachite -  DEMUS

Cassiterite, Realgar and Malachite
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 2005, de Heer 304, edition 30. 5 3/8 x 10 15/16 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb proof impression before the formal edition of 30. The margins are full and the condition is fine. "You stones, who rise from the earth, you are like ships on the horizon of the sea, with names and flags and bows. Your movement is departure and ascension." (JD)
$1,000

Christmas Roses Once Again -  DEMUS

Christmas Roses Once Again
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 1987, de Heer 143, edition 25. 6 3/4 x 5 3/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. "The basic idea is the concentration of strength, from whose centre issues an explosive eruption - be it for a single flower or for an entire bouquet." (JD)
$850

Conus Gloriamaris -  DEMUS

Conus Gloriamaris
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 1989, de Heer 210, edition 35. 6 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Here we have exemplary stone study by Jakob Demus, rich in detail and three dimensionality.
$675

Fulgora Laternaria, Cypraea Valentia -  DEMUS

Fulgora Laternaria, Cypraea Valentia
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 2005, subsequent to de Heer (opus 314), edition 25 plus a few proofs. 9 3/4 x 7 in. Dated in the plate, lower left. Signed, dated and inscribed, "probedruck I état" in pencil. This is a superb impression of this major work. The condition is fine and the margins are full. The prints of Jakob Demus were the subject of a retrospective exhibition and catalogue in 2005 at the Rembrandthuis Museum, Amsterdam. He works directly on copper plates with a diamond point leaving little margin for error.
$1,300

Aleksandra (Opus 326) -  DEMUS

Aleksandra (Opus 326)
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 2010, edition of 1. 9 3/4 x 8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Inscribed "326/I/probedruck." This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This exceptional print is from the artist's 2010 "Nike" series in which he draws directly from nature on the copper plate and prints an edition of only one impression. These "plein air" drypoints were done in the forests around Vienna and demonstrate the artist's exceptional skills as a draughtsman. Inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Demus here shows remarkable freedom with the copper plate and the prints from this series are a notable departure from his more restrained and detailed prints from the 1980s. We are pleased to offer these stunning prints from this series to collectors for the first time. Nike refers to the Greek goddess of victory. The prints are all titled with the names of women. Other works are available.
$1,500

Barbara (Opus 320) -  DEMUS

Barbara (Opus 320)
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 2010, edition of 1. 9 5/8 x 5 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Inscribed, "320/1/probedruck." This is a superb impression of this unique work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This exceptional print is from the artist's 2010 "Nike" series in which he draws directly from nature on the copper plate and prints an edition of only one impression. These "plein air" drypoints were done in the forests around Vienna and demonstrate the artist's exceptional skills as a draughtsman. Inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Demus here shows remarkable freedom with the copper plate and the prints from this series are a notable departure from his more restrained and detailed prints from the 1980s. We are pleased to offer these stunning prints from this series to collectors for the first time. Nike refers to the Greek goddess of victory. The prints are all titled with the names of women.
$1,400

Pia (Opus 325) -  DEMUS

Pia (Opus 325)
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 2010, edition of 1. 9 5/8 x 5 5/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Inscribed, "325/I/probedruck." The margins are full and the condition is fine. This exceptional print is from the artist's 2010 "Nike" series in which he draws directly from nature on the copper plate and prints an edition of only one impression. These "plein air" drypoints were done in the forests around Vienna and demonstrate the artist's exceptional skills as a draughtsman. Inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Demus here shows remarkable freedom with the copper plate and the prints from this series are a notable departure from his more restrained and detailed prints from the 1980s. We are pleased to offer these stunning prints from this series to collectors for the first time. Nike refers to the Greek goddess of victory. Other works from this series are available.
$1,400

Katharina (Opus 324) -  DEMUS

Katharina (Opus 324)
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 2010, edition of 1. 9 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Inscribed, "324/I/probedruck." This is a fine, beautifully inked impression printed on sturdy white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This exceptional print is from the artist's 2010 "Nike" series in which he draws directly from nature on the copper plate and prints an edition of only one impression. These "plein air" drypoints were done in the forests around Vienna and demonstrate the artist's exceptional skills as a draughtsman. Inspired by the work of Rembrandt, Demus here shows remarkable freedom with the copper plate and the prints from this series are a notable departure from his more restrained and detailed prints from the 1980s. We are pleased to offer these stunning prints from this series to collectors for the first time. Nike refers to the Greek goddess of victory.
$1,400

Misia, Bella & Sylvie (Opus 328) -  DEMUS

Misia, Bella & Sylvie (Opus 328)
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Diamond drypoint, 2010, edition of 1. 9 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Inscribed, "328/I/probedruck." Thisi s a dramatically inked impression rich with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Essentially a monotype, this nocturnal forest scene is one of the most painterly of the "Nike" series of diamond drypoints.
$1,500

Ahorn.  Für Tine -  DEMUS

Ahorn. Für Tine
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Graphite with colored pencils on Nepalese handmade paper, 2011, 26 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. Signed, titled and dated. This exquisite drawing relates to the artist's "Nike" series of drypoints. The prints and drawings were done from nature in the vicinity of Vienna. Other works on paper are available.
$2,200

Ahorn, Zwetschke, Ahorn, Efu -  DEMUS

Ahorn, Zwetschke, Ahorn, Efu
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Graphite and colored pencils on handmade Nepalese paper, 2010, 9 3/4 x 26 7/8 in. Signed, dated and titiled. This is one of several preparatory drawings for the artist's "Nike" series of diamond drypoints. The studies were based on visits to the forests around Vienna. Other drawings are available.
$2,200

Kastanien, Linden.  Frühling! -  DEMUS

Kastanien, Linden. Frühling!
JAKOB DEMUS
Austrian, (b. 1959)
Graphite and colored pencils on handmade Nepalese paper, 2011, 27 x 9 7/8 in. Signed, dated and titled. This is one of several preparatory drawings for the artist's "Nike" series of diamond drypoints. The studies were based on visits to the forests around Vienna. Other drawings are available.
$2,200

Nos Ames, En des Gestes Lents (Our Souls, in Slow Movements) -  DENIS

Nos Ames, En des Gestes Lents (Our Souls, in Slow Movements)
MAURICE DENIS
French, (1870-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898, Cailler 116, edition 100. 11 5/8 x 16 in. Titled on the stone and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with fresh, vibrant colors. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from minor soft wrinkles in the lower right margin. This is plate 9 from the Amour suite as published by Vollard and printed by Clot, Paris. Here we have one of the finest prints by the artist and a stellar French color print from the 1890s. This work is not always signed in pencil.
SOLD

Les Crépuscules Ont une Doucer d'Ancienne Peinture (A Mood of Ancient Paintings Emanates from Dusk) -  DENIS

Les Crépuscules Ont une Doucer d'Ancienne Peinture (A Mood of Ancient Paintings Emanates from Dusk)
MAURICE DENIS
French, (1870-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898, Cailler 113, edition 100. 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone, lower right. Titled on the stone below the image at left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with extremely fresh colors. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a soft horizontal crease in the right margin and old hinges on the right edge of the sheet. This lovely work is from the Amour Suite, published by Vollard and printed by Auguste Clot, Paris. Ex-collection: Henri M. Petiet.
SOLD

Maternité a la Fenêtre Ouverte (Motherhood at the Open Window) -  DENIS

Maternité a la Fenêtre Ouverte (Motherhood at the Open Window)
MAURICE DENIS
French, (1870-1943)
Lithograph, 1926, Cailler 147 (ii/II), from the edition of 25 in brown/bistre. 10 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. Signed on the stone with initials, lower right. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "B" in the lower left. This is a fine impression printed on china paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (Old paper hinges remain on the right edge of the sheet in two places, verso.) This work was published by La Galerie des Peintres Graveurs, E. Frapier, 32, Rue Vitor-Massé, Paris, for "l'Album Maîtres et Petits Maîtres d'aujourd'hui." The Galerie blindstamp is in the lower right (Lugt 1057b). The edition was 100 in black and 25 in brown/bistre, as here. From the collection of: Henri M. Petiet, Paris (Lugt 5031).
$1,600

Les Denicheurs d'aigles -  DORE

Les Denicheurs d'aigles
GUSTAVE DORE
French, (1832-1883)
Lithograph, 1856-57, Beraldi 73, edition unknown. 14 1/8 x 10 5/8 in. Signed on the stone. This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is fine other than a break or two and a small paper loss in the margins. This is plate 17 "au bureau du Musee Francais-Anglais," printed in Paris by Vayron. Dore was one of the finest draughtsman of the 19th century.
SOLD

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