Muirhead Bone prints for sale

Scottish, 1876-1953

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A Spanish Good Friday -  BONE

A Spanish Good Friday
Drypoint, 1925, Dodgson 412 (viii/XXIX); one of three impressions in this rare early state; total edition 160. 12 1/2 x 8 1/8 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil lower right. A superb impression of this rare state printed on a thin off-white wove paper. Fine condition. Full margins. A masterpiece of the medium, this work has always been considered one of the great Britsh prints from the first half of the 20th century.
SOLD

Brewhouses, Southampton -  BONE

Brewhouses, Southampton
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
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

Distant Oxford -  BONE

Distant Oxford
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

Fisher's Creek, King's Lynn -  BONE

Fisher's Creek, King's Lynn
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

Manhattan Excavation -  BONE

Manhattan Excavation
Drypoint, 1923-28, Dodgson 390 (xvii/XIX), edition of 40 in this state, total of 151 impressions. 12 3/8 x 10 1/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb, luminous impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This tour de force of the drypoint medium is a great moment in Bone's illustrious career. This location is Madison and 45th Street in New York and depicts the early construction of the Hotel Roosevelt. The hotel opened for business in 1924.
$8,500

Railway Sheds, Marseilles -  BONE

Railway Sheds, Marseilles
Drypoint, 1937, Dodgson 473, (x/X), edition 96. 10 x 12 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression. In fine condition and with wide margins. A major, later work. 
SOLD

Somerset House, London -  BONE

Somerset House, London
Drypoint, 1905, Dodgson 185, i/III; 20 impressions in this state, total of 55. 12 x 11 3/8 in. Signed in the plate and in pencil. A superb, richly-inked impression of this majestic print. Full margins.Fine condition. Printed on Japanese paper. With the original label from M. Knoedler & Co, New York.
SOLD

Spanish Good Friday -  BONE

Spanish Good Friday
Drypoint, 1925, Dodgson 412 (160 impressions in 29 states). 12 5/8 x 8 1/16 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression of this iconic British print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There is just a very faint suggestion of mild time tone within a previous mat opening.) This impression is inscribed by Bone "very fine early impression" (LL margin); "very fine impression, M.B." (LR margin); and, "Property of Muirhead Bone, Grayflete, Ferry Hinksey, Oxford." Also in the top margin is his capital "B" indicating a preferred impression and also "MB" in his hand as well. Years ago we sold the cancelled plate for this print which is now in the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
SOLD

Stockholm -  BONE

Stockholm
Drypoint, 1923, Dodgson 405, iii/V, edition 142. 9 x 11 5/8 in. Signed in the plate and in pencil. A superb impression with full margins. Printed with a light veil of tone throughout the image. One of Bone's masterful panoramic views combining all his talents as a draughtsman. Also included with the signed print from the edition is the original cancelled copper plate as well as an impression from the cancelled plate printed by the artist. Sold as a set only and they are each beautifully framed.
SOLD

The Apse, Leon Cathedral, Spain (2nd plate) -  BONE

The Apse, Leon Cathedral, Spain (2nd plate)
Drypoint, 1932, Dodgson 441 (x/X); 93 impressions this state, total edition 131. 14 x 9 5/8 in. Signed in the plate and in pencil. A superb impression with full margins. Fine condition. One of two prints published in the portfolio "Old Spain", 1936.
$1,200

The Ballantrae Road -  BONE

The Ballantrae Road
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.
$800

The Convent of San Payo, Santiago de Compostela -  BONE

The Convent of San Payo, Santiago de Compostela
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


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