Howard Cook prints for sale

American, 1901-1980

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Country Store -  COOK

Country Store
Etching, 1929, Duffy 106, edition 50 (40 printed). 5 7/8 x 9 in. Signed and numbered ("50") in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is fine apart from old hinges on the top corners of the sheet, verso. The location which inspired this print is Granville, MA which is not far from where the artist was born (Springfield, MA).

Looking up Broadway -  COOK

Looking up Broadway
Lithograph, 1937, Duffy 192, edition about 200. 13 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and date on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from very slight time toning in the extreme outer edges of the sheet. This is from the unsigned edition published by the American Artists Group in New York. Duffy mentions there were also a few signed artist's proofs. This is an exceptional New York print and was included in the National Gallery Exhibition, "The Urban Scene 1920-1950," from February to August, 2017.

Lower Manhattan -  COOK

Lower Manhattan
Lithograph, 1930, Duffy 132, edition 75 (35 were printed). 14 x 10 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil "75." This is a superb impression with full margins. The print is also dedicated to Erhard Weyhe (1883-1972) who founded Weyhe Gallery in NY on Lexington Avenue in 1919. This is one of Cook's stellar New York lithographs and a potent statement about the rise of modernism against the background of New York City in the 1930s.

Mexican Interior -  COOK

Mexican Interior
Etching, 1933, Duffy 174, edition 30. 16 x 10 5/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil, also inscribed "Mexico" in pencil. This superb, luminous impression was printed by the artist as indicated with the inscription, imp." The margins appear to be full and the condition is quite good apart from a skillful repair in the upper right corner margin away from the image. The paper is a very thin Japanese gampi. This large work won the John Taylor Arms Prize in 1933 from the Society of American Etchers Annual Exhibition. It was awarded first prize in the Annual Print Exhibition from the Philadelphia Art Alliance and was also selected for Fine Prints of the Year in 1933.

Soaring New York -  COOK

Soaring New York
Aquatint and soft-ground etching, 1931 (date in pencil, 1932), Duffy 165, edition of 75. 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Numbered "3/40" in the lower left corner. This is a fine impression printed on a light cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good with faint traces of old tape adhesive showing along the margin edges, verso, and a small repair in the upper right margin corner, well away from the image. This rare print is located in the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, Georgetown University and the Dallas Museum of Art. Current scholarship lists five known states of this print and this is the fifth and final state. It's possible the entire edition was never printed given the rarity of this work.

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