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The Pool -  MCBEY

The Pool
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1914, Hardie/Carter 150, edition 50 plus several trial proofs. 9 1/2 x 14 1/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered (VIII) in ink. This is a fine impression from the published state with wide (full?) margins. The condition is very good apart from very faint toning within an earlier mat opening. This Whistlerian London view shows the Pool of London from a warehouse near the south end of the Tower Bridge looking north.
$950

New York Harbour -  MCBEY

New York Harbour
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1941, Hardie/Carter 279, edition 65 plus 19 trial proofs. 10 1/4 x 15 in. Signed, titled and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in ink. Here we have a fine impression with probably the full margins. The condition is also fine. This is one of McBey's best views of New York as pictured from Brooklyn across the East River.
$1,650

L'Abside de Notre Dame (The Apse of Notre Dame) -  MERYON

L'Abside de Notre Dame (The Apse of Notre Dame)
CHARLES MERYON
French, (1821-1868)
Etching and drypoint, 1854, Scheiderman 45 (vi/IX), Delteil/Wright 38 (v/VIII); edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, below the image. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on a beautiful sheet of thin china paper. The margins are wide and probably this is the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is fine apart from slight, old toning (and thinning) from earlier hinges at the top corner edges of the sheet. This iconic Meryon print is from the celebrated collections of B.B. MacGeorge (Lugt 394) and J.J. Heywood (Lugt 1276). Their collector marks are not evident on the print itself but the original Knoedler label from the frame indicates this impression is # 38 in the landmark 1917 catalogue and exhibition of Meryon prints from the MacGeorge Collection. As described in the catalogue, MacGeorge owned five impressions of L'Abside de Notre Dame and this one is "(d) Fifth state, chine." This impression is also cited in Delteil/Wright in his entry for the fifth state, "Mr. MacGeorge also had a proof on thin india paper." In addition, there's an old pencil inscription on the bottom of the margin which reads, "from the Heywood collection." (The Knoedler inventory number on the label also appears in pencil on the bottom margin.) This is an exceptional 19th century French etching with impeccable provenance.
SOLD

L'Ancien Louvre, Paris (The Old Louvre, Paris, after Zeeman) -  MERYON

L'Ancien Louvre, Paris (The Old Louvre, Paris, after Zeeman)
CHARLES MERYON
French, (1821-1868)
Etching, 1865-66, Schneiderman 96 (v/VI), Delteil-Wright (v/VI); edition unknown. 6 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. Unsigned. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are wide. The condition is very good apart from toning along the top edge, verso, from an early adhesive and minor toning along the extreme bottom edge, verso. According to Delteil/Wright, "Meryon etched this plate from a painting by Zeeman in the Louvre, as a commission from the French Government, shortly before his second and final term in the asylum at Charenton, two years before his death. The etching was done on the back of the cancelled plate of the Petit Pont." This lifetime impression is from the collection of Alfred Morrison (Lugt 151). Morrison (1821-1897) was a prominent collector of his time.
$2,000

The Canal, Dordrecht (De Gracht, Dordrecht) -  NIEUWENKAMP

The Canal, Dordrecht (De Gracht, Dordrecht)
WOJ NIEUWENKAMP
Dutch, (1874-1950)
Etching, 1912, Hubert E126 (iii/III), Nieuwenkamp E126; edition 50. 17 1/2 x13 in. Initialed and dated in the plate at top. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on a light cream Japanese style paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. The blindstamp of the publisher, P. J. Zurcher, is in the lower left corner of the margin.
$2,000

Thames Below the Bridges, Night -  PENNELL

Thames Below the Bridges, Night
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1894, Wuerth 217, edition probably 20. 4 15/16 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, atmospheric impression of this rare print. The margins are full (but narrow on the sides, as printed). The condition is fine. Pennell produced several etchings and a few aquatints along the Thames during this period. Many of them were published as part of the "Easter Set" but Wuerth does not indicate that this print is part of the series. Our impression is selectively inked to show lights along the docks.
$650

The Field Barn -  PHILLIPS

The Field Barn
WALTER J. PHILLIPS
Canadian, (1884-1963)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, Boulet MBL81, edition 100 9 x 10 in. Signed and dated in the block, lower right. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine, subtle, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are substantial and probably full. The condition is fine. During a trip to England in 1924, Phillips spent time with William Giles and Yoshijiro Urushibara, two important practitioners of the color woodcut medium. Urushibara taught him much about the printing process and the various Japanese papers.
$2,000

The Stump -  PHILLIPS

The Stump
WALTER J. PHILLIPS
Canadian, (1884-1963)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1928, Boulet MBL 116, edition 300. 6 3/4 x 9 1/16 in. Signed in the block with his monogram, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Goyu paper with modest but probably the full margins. The condition is fine apart from traces of old adhesive at the top of the sheet, verso, from an early mount. This lovely work was published as print four (of seven) in the portfolio called "The Canadian Scene".
$2,200

Porteuses de Fagots (Women Carrying Bundles of Sticks) -  PISSARRO

Porteuses de Fagots (Women Carrying Bundles of Sticks)
CAMILLE PISSARRO
French, (1830-1903)
Lithograph, 1896, Delteil/Cailac 153, edition 24. 9 x 11 3/4 in. Signed, numbered and titled in violet pencil. This is a superb, rich impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for two old hinges, verso, at top. This is one of Pissarro's largest and most beautiful lithographs. This work was published in 1896 for Les Temps Nouveaux and there was an additional unsigned "de luxe" printing of twenty impressions. This impression is from the earlier printing of twenty-four signed and numbered impressions, six of which were printed on chine appliqué. (There were also seven artist's proofs). Our impression is from the celebrated collection of Henri M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
$8,000

Pilchard Boats, Cornwall -  PLATT

Pilchard Boats, Cornwall
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1922, Chapman 10, projected edition of 100. 6 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Signed, titled and numbered. This is a fine, atmospheric impression of this uncommon print. The margins are modest but measuring 1/4 to 5/8 in. and this could well be the original, untrimmed sheet. The condition is good. (The sheet has been professionally backed with thin Japanese paper due to some thinning on the verso.) The recorded edition mentioned in the catalogue is seventy-eight even though this impression is numbered 21 from the edition of 100. Pilchard fishing was a thriving industry in Cornwall from around 1750 to 1880.
$1,500

The Vltava at Prague -  PLATT

The Vltava at Prague
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930, Chapman 19, projected edition of 150. 9 5/8 x 14 1/16 in. Signed, titled and numbered (LXII) in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from small old hinges at the four corners, verso, and a tiny wrinkle in the lower right corner of the sheet. The catalogue states that only sixty-four impressions are recorded hence this is not a common print. The Vlvata is the longest river within the Czech Republic. In the background at right is Prague Castle. Construction started in 870 and was completed in 1929!
SOLD

Snow in Springtime -  PLATT

Snow in Springtime
JOHN PLATT
British, (1886-1967)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1919-1920, Chapman 6, recorded edition of 71. 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the block. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is an especially fine impression with superb, fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for small old hinges at the top corners. (The projected edition here was 100.) "John Platt's colour woodcuts mark a short but important phase in British printmaking; a period when an external and foreign influence stimulated a new decorative and inventive approach to the use of color." (Hilary Chapman, from page 6 of the catalogue raisonné, 1999). This influence, of course, was the art of Japan and Japanese prints in particular. The models for this composition also relate to Platt's sketches for the "Giant Stride." His sisters are on the swing and they are being observed by Platt's daughter and son.
SOLD

2016-III (Moonwalker) -  POSTMA

2016-III (Moonwalker)
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2016, edition 29. 7 5/8 in. (diameter) Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. The print is also signed with the following, Bois Perdu, "Moonwalker." This is a fine impression with full margins. Excellent condition. This exquisite work is an uncommon subject and format by the artist.
$400

Landscape 2017-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2017-I
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 24. 21 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. Here we have a superb impression of this lovely print. The margins are full and the condition is fresh. A horse as subject in a landscape is something new for the artist.
$600

Landscape 2016-IV -  POSTMA

Landscape 2016-IV
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2016, edition 29. 15 x 22 1/2 in. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The margins are full. Here we have an exceptional study in vibrant colors, luminosity and foreshortening done in the very challenging medium of reduction woodcut.
$950

C'est Moi, Jean, Qui ai vu Qui ai Ouï ces Choses (And I, Jean, Saw These Things, and Heard Them) -  REDON

C'est Moi, Jean, Qui ai vu Qui ai Ouï ces Choses (And I, Jean, Saw These Things, and Heard Them)
ODILON REDON
French, (1840-1916)
Lithograph, 1899, Mellerio / Hyman 185; Johnson 104-12, edition 100. 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. This is a fine, fresh, luminous impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full. The condition is excellent. This endearing work is plate XII from The Apocalypse de Saint-Jean (The Revelation of St. John the Divine). The set of twelve prints with frontispiece was published by Ambrose Vollard, Paris, and printed by Blanchard. From the collection of Henri M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
SOLD

Du Quai de Passy (From the Quai de Passy, on a Rainy Day) -  RIVIERE

Du Quai de Passy (From the Quai de Passy, on a Rainy Day)
HENRI RIVIERE
French, (1864-1951)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1888-1902, Fields, pp. 77-78, edition 500. 6 3/4 x 8 3/8 in. Signed on the stone with the artist's red monogram. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This is plate 16 from the celebrated series Les Trentes-Six Vues de la Tour Eiffel. Certainly, the influence of Hokusai and his Thirty-Six Views of Mount Fuji cannot be understated.
SOLD

Frontispiece -  RIVIERE

Frontispiece
HENRI RIVIERE
French, (1864-1951)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1888-1902, Fields, pp. 77-78, edition 500. 6 5/8 x 8 3/8 in. Signed on the stone with the monogram. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This is plate 1 from Les Trentes-Six Vues de la Tour Eiffel, as printed by Eugene Verneau. This remarkable series is considered by many to be Riviere's best work in lithography.
$1,200

En Haut de la Tour (At the Top of the Tower) -  RIVIERE

En Haut de la Tour (At the Top of the Tower)
HENRI RIVIERE
French, (1864-1951)
Lithograph, 1888-1902, Fields, pp. 77-78, edition 500. 6 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. Signed on the stone with the monogram. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This is plate 4 from Les Trentes-Six Vues de la Tour Eiffel, as printed by Eugene Verneau.
$900

Rue Beethoven -  RIVIERE

Rue Beethoven
HENRI RIVIERE
French, (1864-1951)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1888-1902, Fields, pp. 77-78, edition 500. 8 3/8 x 6 5/8 in. Signed on the stone with the artist's monogram. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. This is plate 5 from Les Trentes-six Vues de la Tour Eiffel, printed by Verneau. The florets, stamps and marks were designed by George Auriol.
SOLD

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