Arthur Wesley Dow prints for sale

American, 1857-1922

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Marsh Island, Ipswich -  DOW

Marsh Island, Ipswich
Color metal relief print, 1901, edition about 800. 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. Unsigned as usual. A fine impression with full margins. Light struck. With the printed information in the lower left: "Marsh Island, Ipswich Prints, Series M, Print 1, copyright 1901 by Arthur W. Dow, Ipswich, MA." These works were used as teaching aids for Dow's many students.
$400

Modern Art -  DOW

Modern Art
Lithograph printed in colors, 1895-96, edition unknown. 10 1/4 x 8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is quite good apart from mild toning at the extreme outer edges of the sheet. This is the more common version of this iconic arts and crafts image which was originally published by Louis Prang & Co. in Boston. This smaller, slightly different version was published in a large edition by Les Maitres de l'Affiche (Paris) (Plate 36) and bears their blindstamp in the lower right corner of the margin (Lugt 1777c). This print was created to promote the journal by this name which was edited by J.M. Bowles and published from 1893-1897. A careful comparison between the two versions does show slight differences in color and especially in the design itself. (Note: There is a third version of this print from 1897, printed in Dresden by Verlag von Gerhard Kuhtmann for the portfolio, Das Moderne Plakat.) More research needs to be done on this and we welcome your input.
SOLD


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