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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.
$650

Flowers -  DUEZ

Flowers
ERNEST-ANGE DUEZ
French, (1843-1896)
Drypoint, 1894, Stein / Karshan 21. Edition 100. 16 x 7 1/2 in. Signed in the plate and signed and numbered below the image ("34"). This is a very fine impression rich with burr. The margins are full. The condition is generally fine apart from a faint suggestion of discoloration showing in the outer edges of the sheet. This work was published as plate 43, Album V, of L'Estampe Originale (1894).
$1,200

Suite de Paysages, Plate 3 -  DULAC

Suite de Paysages, Plate 3
CHARLES DULAC
French, (1865-1898)
Lithograph, 1892-1893, BN-IFF 1. plate 3; edition 100 plus twenty additional proofs. 16 x 13 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered "9" in pencil. This impression is also inscribed "Tirage suple're" ("Tirage Supplémentaire"). This is a very fine impression printed on chine appliqué with the remarque of the bat below. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just some subtle time toning along the extreme outer edges of the sheet.) This lovely, symbolist image is from Dulac's most celebrated series, "Suite de Paysages." This work was printed from zinc rather than stone, according to the frontispiece of the portfolio, and the printer was Monrocq, Paris. His blindstamp is in the lower right corner of the sheet. An excellent and thorough article about the Suite de Paysages appears in Print Quarterly, March 1995, Volume XII, No. 1, by Elizabeth Prelinger. (See pages 41-52.)
$1,400

Interior Scene with Mother and Child -  DUPONT

Interior Scene with Mother and Child
VICTOR DUPONT
French, (1873-1941)
Etching printed in colors a la poupeé, probably done in 1920, edition 35. 11 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a very rich impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Dupont was a painter, watercolorist and printmaker. He was close friends with Paul Signac and the Jean Emile Laboureur and exhibited in many Paris exhibitions during the 1920s and 1930s. There's a website devoted to his work with an extensive biography and illustrations of his paintings and drawings. This image is included on the site under the drawings section. See: www.victor-dupont.com
$850

Au Square -  EVENEPOEL

Au Square
HENRI EVENEPOEL
Belgian, (1872-1899)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897, edition unknown. 13 x 9 1/8 in. Signed on the stone in the upper left corner. This is a very fine impression with fresh colors. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This famous fin-de-siècle image is Evenpoel's best known print. It was published by L'Estampe Moderne, issue No. 7, in November 1897, and printed by Champenois. The blindstamp of the publication is in the lower right corner (Lugt 2790). The artist's blossoming career was cut short when he passed away at the age of twenty-seven.
$2,800

Potatoes -  FOUGERON

Potatoes
ANDRE FOUGERON
French, (b. 1913)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1945, edition 50. 13 x 20 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil ("Les Potates"). A fine impression on RIVES watermarked paper. Full margins. Very good condition with the exception of soft handling creases here and there. This is a nice example of mid-twentieth century color lithography done in France.
SOLD

Via Appia I -  FRANK

Via Appia I
HANS FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1948)
Woodcut printed in colors on thin Japanese paper, 1929, edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 15 1/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Fine condition. Faint trace of a printing crease in upper right side. Uncommon.
$750

Along the Nile -  FRANK

Along the Nile
LEO FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, edition unknown but probably about 100. 9 1/8 x 11 in. Signed in pencil. This fine impression on thin Japanese paper is inscribed "No.82." The margins are wide and the condition is fine. This wonderful print combines just the right paper with subtle colors and inking to produce a dramatic vista.
$800

Mondsee (Austria) -  FRANK

Mondsee (Austria)
HANS FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1948)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1935, edition unknown. 13 1/4 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is excellent. Here we have a large and exemplary work by Frank which shows a scene near Salzburg. This impression is from the celebrated collection of Robert O. Muller from Connecticut.
$800

Cheval Anglais -  GERICAULT

Cheval Anglais
THEODORE GERICAULT
French, (1791-1824)
Lithograph, 1822, Delteil 54 (ii/IV), edition unknown. 6 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is very good. There's some marginal staining and occasional fox marks. This early state is before the number. This print is from the series "Etudes de Chevaux lithographiés."
$750

Young Woman Viewing Paris from the Heights of Montmartre (Jeune Femme Regardant Paris des Hauteurs de Montmartre) -  GOENEUTTE

Young Woman Viewing Paris from the Heights of Montmartre (Jeune Femme Regardant Paris des Hauteurs de Montmartre)
NORBERT GOENEUTTE
French, (1854-1894)
Etching and drypoint, 1885, Duvivier 45 (iv/IV), edition probably about 30-50. 21 x 18 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed with the artist's red stamp (Lugt 1182) in the lower right. This is a superb impression rich with burr. The margin are somewhat narrow (1/2-1 in.) on the top and sides but this is probably the full sheet as printed. This large work is a fine example of Goeneutte's work as a printmaker. He did not generally record his editions and probably printed them "sur demande." He rarely signed anything in pencil and was content with his red stamp, as was so often the case with Buhot. Marcellin Desboutin is credited with inspiring the artist to make prints and Goeneutte was also friendly with Manet and Dr. Paul Gachet, among others. Ex-collection: Henri M. Petiet.
$1,400

Leda and the Swan -  GRILLON

Leda and the Swan
ROGER GRILLON
French, (1881-1938)
Woodcut, circa 1920, edition 15. 8 1/16 x 8 1/16 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full except on the right side where the sheet has been trimmed close to the image. Old hinges exist at the top corners of the sheet. This finely executed woodcut bears the artist's red stamp in the lower left, near the image.
SOLD

Grand Portrait de Whistler -  HELLEU

Grand Portrait de Whistler
PAUL CESAR HELLEU
French, (1859-1927)
Drypoint, 1897, BN-IFF 185, edition probably about 25. 13 5/8 x 10 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, upper left. Signed in pencil below. This is a fine, richly inked impression of this exceedingly rare print. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is quite good apart from traces of an old adhesive here and there along the two vertical edges of the sheet. Impressions before cancellation are in the Freer and the Art Institute of Chicago. Ex-collection: Heinrich Neuerburg (Lugt 1344a).
SOLD

L'inondation dans l'ile Séguin -  HUET

L'inondation dans l'ile Séguin
PAUL HUET
American, (1803-1869)
Etching, 1833, Beraldi 60, Delteil 8 (ii/III); edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 14 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right, with the printed text. This is a fine impression printed on a light tan chine appliqué. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for slight toning across the top edge of the sheet. This exquisite landscape was published by Goupil as part of the series of six prints, "Six Eaux-fortes par Paul Huet de 1830 a 1862." Provenance: William Weston Gallery, London.
SOLD

The Bull and the Beast -  HUGHES-STANTON

The Bull and the Beast
BLAIR HUGHES-STANTON
British, (1902-1981)
Wood engraving, 1926, Hughes-Stanton pg. 13; edition 12. 3 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. A fine impression printed on very thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. Fine condition. This is an illustration to "The Bull and the Beast" by Velona Pilcher, Theatre Arts Monthly, June 1926.
$800

The Pavers (Les Paveurs) -  IBELS

The Pavers (Les Paveurs)
HENRI-GABRIEL IBELS
French, (1867-1936)
Etching, 1894, Stein & Karshan 38, edition 100. 12 x 7 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in colored pencil. This is a fine impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full. The condition is very good other than for a few specks of foxing in the margins and wrinkling along the very top edge of the sheet. This work was published in l'Estampe Originale and bears their blindstamp in the lower left corner of the margin (Lugt 819). (From the collection of André Fildier (1928-2001), a prominent expert on postcards.)
$1,400

Low Tide (Marée Basse) -  ISABEY

Low Tide (Marée Basse)
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1833, Curtis 69 (ii/III), Beraldi 10; edition unknown. 12 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. Signed with the printed text, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good. There's minor soiling and foxing in the margins and a couple of tears at the sheet edges. The set of "Six Marines," of which this is plate six, was published by V.Mourlot, Paris, and his blindstamp is in the lower margin.
$1,000

Souvenir de Bretagne -  ISABEY

Souvenir de Bretagne
EUGENE ISABEY
French, (1803-1866)
Lithograph, 1832, Curtis 61 (ii/IV); edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 8 5/8 in. Signed on the stone with the printed signature, lower left. A fine impression in very good condition. There's a tiny repaired split in the margin, lower right, and minor traces of discoloration here and there in the wide margins. This work was published by Mourlot, Paris, and bears their blindstamp, lower left. This print is typical of Isabey's remarkable skills as a draughtsman. His work is a very good value in today's market.
$850

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