Clare Leighton engravings for sale

American, 1899-1989

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Apple Butter -  LEIGHTON

Apple Butter
Wood engraving, 1942, Boston Public Library 523, edition 50. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression on Japanese paper in fine condition. (The original hinges remain at the four corners.) The margins are full. Beautifully designed, this print is from the series "Southern Harvest" which was published in book form in 1942 by the Macmillan Co, New York.
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Apple Picking:  September -  LEIGHTON

Apple Picking: September
Wood engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 209, edition 60. 8 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine early impression from the British edition of 30, numbered in Roman numerals. (30 impressions for the American market were numbered in Arabic.) Printed on a fine cream Japanese paper, the margins are full. The condition is fine other than for small old hinges at the top corners, verso, and a small ripple in the lower margin at left. This stellar image is from the Farmer's Year series.
$2,750

Cod Fishing -  LEIGHTON

Cod Fishing
Wood engraving, 1949-50, BPL 613, edition 50. 9 1/2 in. in diameter. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very good impression printed on thin Japan paper. The margins are full. Very good condition apart from a trace of an old adhesive along the outer left margin edge, verso. This is one of Leighton's twelve woodcut designs for New England industries which were also made into Wedgewood plates.
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Corn Husking in the Mountains -  LEIGHTON

Corn Husking in the Mountains
Wood engraving, 1952, Boston Public Library 617, edition 150. 7 x 4 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is quite good; the original hinges remain on the four corners. This print relates to the North Carolina Folklore series, Volume I, as published by Duke University Press, 1952.
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Fishing in the Creek -  LEIGHTON

Fishing in the Creek
Wood engraving, 1952, Boston Public Library 631, edition 150. 7 x 4 7/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is quite good. (The original hinges remain at the four corners.) This print is from the series about North Carolina folklore published by Duke University Press, 1952, Volume III.
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Haymaking:  June -  LEIGHTON

Haymaking: June
Wood engraving, 1933, BPL 212, edition 60. 8 1/16 x 10 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, early impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for a modest old stain in the upper margin edge away from the image. This rich impression is from the Farmer's year series. It's numbered in Roman numerals therefore it's from the British edition of 30.
$2,600

Lambing -  LEIGHTON

Lambing
Wood engraving on cream-colored Japanese paper, 1932, Boston Public Library 216, edition 60 (30 in Roman; 30 in Arabic). 8 1/8 x 10 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil and inscribed "second state." A superb impression in fine condition with full margins. From the celebrated series "The Farmer's Year."
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Lambing:  January -  LEIGHTON

Lambing: January
Wood engraving, 1933, BPL 216, edition 60. 8 1/16 x 10 3/8 in. Signed, titled, numbered and inscribed "second state" in pencil. This is a fine, early impression printed on thin cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This print is from the celebrated Farmer's Year series with one print representing each month.
$2,500

Landing -  LEIGHTON

Landing
Wood engraving, 1931, Boston PublicLibrary 195, edition 130. 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work is among Leighton's best known works called the Lumber Camp series. Six images were done in an edition of 30 for the UK and 100 for the US. These prints were based on her trip to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada.
$3,800

Landing -  LEIGHTON

Landing
Wood engraving, 1931, Boston Public Library catalogue # 195, edition 130. 8 3/8 x 12 1/2 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from remnants of tiny original hinges at the corners. This outstanding work is from her celebrated Canadian Lumber Camp series, a set of six images based on a trip to the Laurentian Mountains in southern Quebec. The total edition is 130 with 100 numbered impressions in the American edition and an additional 30 impressions representing the British edition. Our impression is from the American edition of 100.
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Limbing -  LEIGHTON

Limbing
Wood engraving, 1931, BPL 191,edition 130. 8 5/8 x 12 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full. This work is numbered from the American edition of 100. There was an additional edition of 30 for the British market. This print is from the Lumber Camp series which was based on a trip to the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec, Canada.
$3,800

Lobsters -  LEIGHTON

Lobsters
Wood engraving, 1949-1950, Boston Public Library 605, edition 50. 9 1/2 in. in diameter. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on a cream Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is very good apart from very faint toning within an early mat opening. This uncommon print is one of twelve wood engravings of New England Industries which were eventually issued as a set of Wedgwood plates.
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Stooking: August -  LEIGHTON

Stooking: August
Wood Engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 213, edition 60. 8 x 10 5/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A superb impression in fine condition. (Traces of old hinges at top corners) Full margins.
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The Top of the Rise -  LEIGHTON

The Top of the Rise
Wood engraving, 1944, Boston Public Library 573, edition 50. 6 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The condition is quite good and the original hinges remain at the four corners. This work relates to "The Time of Man," by Elizabeth Madox Roberts. The book was published in 1944 by Viking Press.
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To the Milking:  July -  LEIGHTON

To the Milking: July
Wood engraving, 1933, BPL 218, edition 60. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine, early impression printed on thin cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other then for a tiny hinge remnant on the lower right corner of the sheet, recto. There's a tiny speck in the sky area which appears to be inherent to the paper. This print is from the Farmer's year series and from the British edition of 30 signed in Roman numerals.
$2,500


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