Joseph Pennell prints for sale

American, 1857-1926

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Caissons on Vesey Street (New York) -  PENNELL

Caissons on Vesey Street (New York)
Etching, 1924, Wuerth 854, edition probably 75. 13 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression printed on antique laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This oustanding print depicts the construction of the New York Telephone building, known at the time as the Barclay-Vesey Building, which was completed in 1926. (In the background is the Woolworth Building.) This early art deco edifice was heavily damaged on 9/11 and has since been restored.
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Caissons on Vesey Street (New York) -  PENNELL

Caissons on Vesey Street (New York)
Etching, 1924, Wuerth 854, edition probably 75. 13 3/4 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, dark impression printed on antique paid paper. The margins are full although the sheet edge runs close to the platemark in the lower left corner. The condition is good and there's a skillful repaired break in the upper left corner of the image.
$850

Cowley Street, Westminster -  PENNELL

Cowley Street, Westminster
Etching, 1906, Wuerth 437, edition probably 40. 11 x 8 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good overall with two small rust specks to the left of the platemark and slight light toning within a previous mat opening.
$650

Down to the Trains, Pennsylvania Station, New York -  PENNELL

Down to the Trains, Pennsylvania Station, New York
Etching, 1919, edition probably 50. 11 3/4 x 9 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full but the top margin is only about 1/4 in. Pennell would often sacrafice wide margins for the sake of using a very fine paper to print on, as is the case here.
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From the Lowest to the Highest (New York) -  PENNELL

From the Lowest to the Highest (New York)
Etching, 1921, Wuerth 789, edition probably 50. 10 x 6 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on antique laid paper. The margins are full but narrow on the left side and the top. The condition is very good. This view is looking north from Battery Park and in the distance is the Woolworth Building and the Singer Tower.
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Greenwich -  PENNELL

Greenwich
Etching, 1893, Wuerth 172; edition probably 25. 3 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. Wuerth lists this as number ten from the "Easter Set" published in London, 1894. Like Whistler's Thames Set from the 1850s, Pennell's "Easter Set" is focused on London with many of the subjects related to the river Thames. Prints from this series are not common.
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On the Way to Bessemer -  PENNELL

On the Way to Bessemer
Etching, 1909, Wuerth 520, edition probably 90. 11 x 7 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. (There's a subtle printing crease in the lower left corner of the image.) This Pennsylvania subject epitomizes Pennell's interest in the growth of industrialized America during the early years of the 20th century.
$800

Porch of San Maclou, Rouen -  PENNELL

Porch of San Maclou, Rouen
Etching, 1907, Wuerth 461, edition probably 35. 8 x 10 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. THis is a fine impression printed with tone. The margins are irregular but substantial enough, probably untrimmed. There's a very faint suggestion of light discoloration within a previous mount. The original structure was built around 1200 and rebuilt 1437-1521.
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Royal Haymarket Theatre (London) -  PENNELL

Royal Haymarket Theatre (London)
Etching, 1906, Wuerth 408, edition probably 75. 11 x 7 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on antique laid paper. The margins are probably original but there's a loss in the lower right corner and the margin is narrow at the top. The condition is fine overall. (There's a subtle printing crease in the right side of the image.) Haymarket Theatre is a West End theatre and dates to 1720.
$550

St. Paul's over Temple Stairs -  PENNELL

St. Paul's over Temple Stairs
Etching, 1905, Wuerth 380, edition probably 50. 11 x 8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, subtle impression in fine condition. The margins are full but the platemark is right near the top edge of the sheet, as printed. The title was written in the lower left margin but has been erased. This is an early impression before the plate was cut down for publication in the Gazette des Beaux Arts.
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Sunset From Williamsburg Bridge -  PENNELL

Sunset From Williamsburg Bridge
Etching, 1915, edition probably 100. 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. A superb impression, dramatically inked, printed on an old sheet of French ledger paper. Full margins. Fine condition.
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Sunset,  from Williamsburg Bridge -  PENNELL

Sunset, from Williamsburg Bridge
Etching, 1915, Wuerth 674, edition probably about 100. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are narrow on the top and sides but this is likely the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine. Seen on the left side we have the Woolworth Building and the Singer Tower. The smokestacks on the right are part of sugar refineries and other factories on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg.
$1,400

The City, Evening -  PENNELL

The City, Evening
Mezzotint, 1909, Wuerth 506; edition probably 50. 9 7/8 x 14 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This superb impression is also titled in pencil along the lower margin by the artist, "(St. Paul's From my Window), mezzotint." The margins are substantial and the condition is very good. There's a bit of weakening along the plate mark here and there from printing. This masterful London view epitomizes Pennell's experimental approach to intaglio printmaking. Like Whistler and his painterly noctures, Pennell works gracefully here in mezzotint to create a stunning design of subtle grandeur.
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The Falls, Yosemite Valley -  PENNELL

The Falls, Yosemite Valley
Etching, 1912, Wuerth 649; edition probably 50. 12 1/2 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right, and also inscribed "trial proof." This is a fine impression of this uncommon work. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than multiple inky finger prints mostly on the verso compliments of the artist. (Pennell was also the printer.) There's an unidentified collector's mark on the verso; MS in a circle, not in Lugt.
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The Unbelievable City -  PENNELL

The Unbelievable City
Etching, 1908, Wuerth 498, edition probably 50. 8 3/8 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for very faint toning within an early mat opening. This view of lower Manhattan is from Governor's Island. The Singer Tower is the most prominent building depicted.
$1,400

The Woolworth, Through the Arch -  PENNELL

The Woolworth, Through the Arch
Etching, 1921, Wuerth 785, edition probably 200. 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with dramatic inking. The margins are substantial enough but irregular, so often the case because of Pennell's choice of papers. The condition is good. There's a skillful repair in the left margin just outside the platemark. This is a classic New York image.
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The Zeppelin Starts, No. 1 -  PENNELL

The Zeppelin Starts, No. 1
Lithograph, 1914, Wuerth 382, edition 25. 15 3/4 x 20 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with full margins. Some wrinkling and soft creases in the margins.
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Trafalgar Square (London) -  PENNELL

Trafalgar Square (London)
Etching, 1903, Wuerth 285, edition probably 35. 8 1/2 x 11 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on antique laid paper. The margins are full but the top margin is very narrow. (This is often the case with Pennell who was not terribly concerned with the width of margins, as long as the plate fit on the sheet.) The condition is very good although there's a small speck of rust on the edge of the platemark along the bottom. This lovely print was produced the year Whistler died and it's a fitting tribute to the style of an artist he so deeply admired.
$550

Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House -  PENNELL

Waterloo Bridge and Somerset House
Etching, 1905, Wuerth 379, edition probably 75. 8 x 10 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed by Goulding and so inscribed. The condition is very good. There's a bit of toning in the outer edges of the sheet. Full margins.
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