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The Trees of the Standing Stones, Dunstaffnge -  ALEXANDER

The Trees of the Standing Stones, Dunstaffnge
ANN D. ALEXANDER
Scottish, (b. 1890)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1936, edition 50. 7 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. A fine impression on thin Japanese paper. Full margins. Very good condition. (Small color specks in the sky; faint discoloration within the previous mat opening.)
SOLD

A Mayfair Backwater -  ANDERSON

A Mayfair Backwater
STANLEY ANDERSON
British, (1884-1966)
Drypoint, 1930, Meyrick/Heuser 190 (ii/II), edition 62. 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. "During the interwar years, the bohemian atmosphere of Shepherd Market in the London district of Mayfair proved irresistible to emerging artists and writers." (Meryick pg. 194). This print was published by Colnaghi in London and a watercolor was done of the same subject.
$800

Pan in Fulham -  ANDERSON

Pan in Fulham
STANLEY ANDERSON
British, (1884-1966)
Engraving, 1932, Meyrick & Heuser 203 (iv/IV), edition 50. 7 3/8 x 5 9/16 in. Initialed in the plate on the left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are full. According to the catalogue raisonné, only 10-14 impressions were printed from the intended edition of 50. The plate was lost when Anderson's studio was bombed in 1941.
SOLD

Hot Chestnuts -  ANDERSON

Hot Chestnuts
STANLEY ANDERSON
British, (1884-1966)
Engraving, 1933, Meyrick & Heuser 207 (iv/IV), edition 50. 6 3/4 x 5 1/4 in. Initialed in the plate, lower center. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This tour de force of engraving is typical of Anderson's command of the medium.
$750

The Pack Bridge, Aylestone, Leicestershire -  AUSTIN

The Pack Bridge, Aylestone, Leicestershire
ROBERT S. AUSTIN
British, (1895-1973)
Engraving, 1926, Dodgson 65; edition 60. 4 3/4 x 4 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate and signed and dated in pencil. This is a very fine, rich impression printed on light gray laid paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is quite good. Like F.L.Griggs, Austin was inspired by the English countryside as well as its stone architecture.
$875

Distant Oxford -  BONE

Distant Oxford
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1905, Dodgson 195, only state; edition 38. 6 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is quite good. Drawn from Hinksey, this exquisite, panoramic view is reminiscent of Rembrandt and his many views of Amsterdam.
$800

The Convent of San Payo, Santiago de Compostela -  BONE

The Convent of San Payo, Santiago de Compostela
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1929, Dodgson 434( xviii/XVIII); total edition of 102. 12 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right, and signed in pencil. A fine impression printed on a sturdy cream wove paper. The margins are substantial and the condition is very good. (There's a horizontal crease in the lower margin, well away from the image.) Bone's amazing skills are on full display here with this mesmerizing study in foreshortening.
$1,300

The Ballantrae Road -  BONE

The Ballantrae Road
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1907, Dodgson 212 (?/XV), edition 73. 4 15/16 x 8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. With the initial "B" in the upper right corner of the margin indicating a preferred impression. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This romantic, Rembrandt-like landscape depicts the Ayrshire coast in Scotland.
SOLD

Brewhouses, Southampton -  BONE

Brewhouses, Southampton
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1904, Dodgson 151 (i/I), edition 35 plus one trail proof. 6 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil below, lower right. Here we have a fine impression rich with burr. The margins are modest in size (3/4") but this is probably the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is fine apart from slight light toning within an early mat opening. This print is from a series of ten prints, "Ten Drypoints by Muirhead Bone," published by Messrs. Obach and Co., London.
$650

Canal and Bridge of S.S. Apostoli, Venice -  BONE

Canal and Bridge of S.S. Apostoli, Venice
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1916, Dodgson 351 (probably state xxvi of XXVI), edition 129. 12 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This tour de force of drypoint displays a refined composition, great detail and perspective, and the figurative and architectural elements are bathed in dramatic light. The Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli di Christo, commonly called San Apostoli, is a 7th century Roman Catholic Church and one of the oldest churches in Venice.
$2,000

Fisher's Creek, King's Lynn -  BONE

Fisher's Creek, King's Lynn
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1903, Dodgson 155 (ii/II), edition unknown. 4 x 10 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this uncommon, early print. The margins are full and the paper is a cream Japanese. The condition is fine. Ex-collection: P.W. van Doorne (Lugt 4731). King's Lynn is a seaport in Norfolk in the east of England.
SOLD

Tour du Gros Horloge, Evreux -  BONINGTON

Tour du Gros Horloge, Evreux
RICHARD PARKES BONINGTON
British, (1802-1828)
Lithograph, 1824, Curtis 19, (ii/II); edition unknown. 13 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone with the printed signature. This is a fine impression printed on the usual chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good overall. There's a subtle suggestion of foxing in a couple of spots in the margins and a trace of old hinge adhesive at the top corners. Bonington was a remarkable draughtsman and this is an iconic image for the early history of lithography. He produced other lithographs for Baron Taylor's celebrated "Voyages Pittoresques et Romantiques dans l'Ancienne France" which spanned the years 1820-1878 and this is among the finest. Unfortunately, Bonington died at a very young age.
SOLD

In Old Whitby -  BOXIUS

In Old Whitby
SYLVAN G. BOXIUS
British, (b. 1878)
Woodcut (linocut?) printed in colors, circa 1920-30, small edition. 9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine, beautifully-inked impression printed on a creamy Japanese paper. The margins are narrow but sufficient. The condition is fine. Boxius is one of a multitude of gifted traditional blockprint artists working in England between the wars. His work is consistently good and merits more attention. Whitby is a seaside town in the county of North Yorkshire.
$550

Typhoon - The Burst Topsail -  BRISCOE

Typhoon - The Burst Topsail
ARTHUR BRISCOE
British, (1873-1943)
Etching, 1924, Laver 22, Hurst 94; edition 75. 7 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed and numbered in ink. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a very faint suggestion of light toning within an earlier mat opening. This dramatic, early print was very well received when it was made in 1924. Briscoe's thorough knowledge of ships and life at sea helped to solidify his reputation as the preeminent British maritime etcher of the 20th century.
$1,200

Mizzen Topmast Crosstrees -  BRISCOE

Mizzen Topmast Crosstrees
ARTHUR BRISCOE
British, (1873-1943)
Etching, 1931, Hurst 283, edition 75. 13 7/8 x 10 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. Signed and numbered in ink. This is a fine impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a subtle bit of foxing in the lower left corner of the margin and extremely faint toning within an early mat opening.
$1,200

The Bowsprit (Plate 1) -  BRISCOE

The Bowsprit (Plate 1)
ARTHUR BRISCOE
British, (1873-1943)
Etching, 1928, Hurst 209, edition 75. 8 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in ink. This is a superb impression printed on antique laid paper with a subtle bluish-green tint. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This was Briscoe's own ship called "Golden Vanity," the name of which appears on the bow. He also did an oil painting of the same subject.
$1,200

Le Casaquin de Laine (Anais) -  BROCKHURST

Le Casaquin de Laine (Anais)
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1923-24, Fletcher 45 (iv/IV), edition 76. 7 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left and upper right. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a soft crease in the lower right corner of the margin. This exquisite portrait conveys elegance, mystery and Brockhurst's typical technical expertise in the etching medium. This print is also titled "The Linen Jacket."
$1,400

The Dancer (Anais) -  BROCKHURST

The Dancer (Anais)
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching , 1925, Fletcher 52 (vii/VII), edition 107. 9 1/4 x 5 3/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression on WHATMAN watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The model for this print is Anais Folin, the artist's first wife.
$1,000

Figurante -  BUCKLAND-WRIGHT

Figurante
JOHN BUCKLAND-WRIGHT
British, (1897-1954)
Wood engraving, 1932, C. Buckland-Wright L.80, edition 40 (only 15 printed). 3 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. A fine impression on thin Japanese paper. Full margins. Very good condition. Old, original hinges showing through slightly at top corners.
SOLD

Souvenir d'Amsterdam -  CAMERON

Souvenir d'Amsterdam
DAVID YOUNG CAMERON
Scottish, (1865-1945)
Etching and drypoint, 1915-1930, Rinder 460 (iv/IV), edition 60. 14 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. Signed in the plate, upper left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on light cream laid paper without a watermark. The margins are somewhat narrow on the top and sides but this may well be the full sheet he printed on. The condition is fine apart from a repaired break in the upper right corner of the margin away from the image. This exemplary print is also titled by the artist in the lower margin and further states, in another hand, "Cameron's own collection." There's an unknown collectors mark (initials) on the previous mat which we have yet to identify.
SOLD

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