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Fifth Avenue Critics -  SLOAN

Fifth Avenue Critics
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1905, Morse 128 (xi/XI), edition 100 plus the GBA edition. 5 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate. This is a fine impression as published in the Gazette des Beaux Arts, Paris, in a large edition of unknown size. The condition is fine and the margins are full. It was printed by A. Porcabeuf, Paris, and bears the printed title at the bottom, "Une Rue à New York."
$500

The Picture Buyer -  SLOAN

The Picture Buyer
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1911, Morse 153 (v/V), edition 100. 5 1/4 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on ARCHES watermarked paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just a trace of light foxing in the right margin area.) Depicted here is the Macbeth Gallery in New York. This print was exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913.
$3,500

Young Model (The Model) -  SOYER

Young Model (The Model)
RAPHAEL SOYER
American, (1899-1987)
Lithograph, 1940, Cole 57, edition 250. 12 x 9 5/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent other than for the old, original hinges at the top corners. This is a fine example of Soyer as a traditional draughtsman "par excellence" and the model is one of his favorite subjects.
$1,250

Nero -  SPRUANCE

Nero
BENTON SPRUANCE
American, (1904-1962)
Lithograph printed in tan and black, 1944, Fine / Looney 233, edition 35. 11 5/8 x 15 3/8 in. Initialed on the stone and signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work was printed by Theodore Cuno and bears his blindstamp in the lower margin.
SOLD

God Comes Down to Inspect His Creations -  SURENDORF

God Comes Down to Inspect His Creations
CHARLES F. SURENDORF
American, (1906-1979)
Linoleum cut, 1940s, edition 15. 9 x 12 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. A fine impression printed in rich, black in on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is also fine. This unusual and engaging print is a kind of comic book expressionist image; very serious stuff but with an element of zaniness. Surendorf was a California artist and was active in the Bay area as a block print artist and painter.
SOLD

Poultry Market -  TANZER

Poultry Market
JULIUS TANZER
American, (d.1963)
Lithograph, 1940s, edition unknown. 15 1/8 x 11 1/2 in. Signed on the stone, lower left, and signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The margins are full and the condition is very good apart from minor soiling in the margins. This large work exemplifies Tanzer's interest in everyday, WPA era subjects. Other lithographs by this New York artist are currently available.
SOLD

Solicitations -  VOGEL

Solicitations
JOSEPH VOGEL
American, (1911-1988)
Lithograph, 1937, edition about 25 impressions. 14 x 10 1/2 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left corner. Signed and titled in pencil below the image. This is a fine, rich impression printed on BFK RIVES cream-colored paper. The margins are full. The condition is generally very good apart from handling creases in the margins and occasional discoloration at the sheet edges. This is a known New York WPA print but lacks the stamp. Impressions are in the Newark Museum, the New York Public Library, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Smithsonian. Vogel was a founding member of the American Artists Union and his potent, surrealist-like prints provide a distinctive chapter for American graphic art during the 1930s. This is one of his best works.
SOLD

East Side Women -  WALKOWITZ

East Side Women
ABRAHAM WALKOWITZ
American, (1878-1965)
Etching, circa 1904, edition unknown. 8 x 6 in. Signed in ink within the image, lower left. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a very fine impression printed on cream laid paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. (There's a bit of toning on the extreme left and right edges of the sheet.) This very rare, early work was done while Walkowitz was living in the Jewish ghetto in New York's lower east side. He had immigrated with his family from Russia in 1889 and in 1906 he was off to Paris to study. This endearing work is illustrated in, Ghetto Motifs, published by Machmadim Art Editions, Inc. (New York, 1946) including text by Isaac Lichtenstein and illustrations by Abraham Walkowitz.
SOLD

The Big Tree -  WATSON

The Big Tree
ERNEST W. WATSON
American, (1884-1969)
Linoleum cut printed in colors, undated (probably done in the 1930s), edition 25. 7 x 10 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is good apart from faint toning in the outer margins from an old mat and a tin spot at the top edge center from an early hinge.
$400

A Midnight Dreary -  WATSON

A Midnight Dreary
ERNEST W. WATSON
American, (1884-1969)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1943, edition 200. 6 3/8 x 8 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on thin Japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This work was published by the Woodcut Society of Kansas City and we are including the original folder in which it was presented. The artist maintained a summer home in Monterey, MA.
SOLD

Reverie -  WEIDENAAR

Reverie
REYNOLD WEIDENAAR
American, (1915-1985)
Mezzotint, 1950, edition 250. 13x 10 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The largest collection of his prints is located in the Grand Rapids Public Museum, MI.
$850

Repose -  WEIDENAAR

Repose
REYNOLD WEIDENAAR
American, (1915-1985)
Mezzotint, 1951, edition 250. 10 3/4 x12 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The largest collection of his prints is located at the Grand Rapids Public Museum, MI.
$850

Memory -  WENGENROTH

Memory
STOW WENGENROTH
American, (1906-1977)
Lithograph, 1971, Stuckey 336, edition 60. 14 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. Here we have outstanding example of his work.
SOLD

Summer Dusk -  WENGENROTH

Summer Dusk
STOW WENGENROTH
American, (1906-1977)
Lithograph, 1932, Stuckey 27, edition 54. 7 1/4 x 12 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. Very good condition; faint toning within an earlier mat opening. THe subject here is Eastport, Maine.
SOLD

Deserted House -  WENGENROTH

Deserted House
STOW WENGENROTH
American, (1906-1977)
Lithograph, 1931, Stuckey 13, edition 54. 9 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression of this early work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This Hopperesque image was done in Eastport, Maine.
$750

Snow Swept -  WEST

Snow Swept
LEVON WEST
American, (1900-1968)
Etching, 1929, edition 100. 9 1/2 x 12 3/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from faint light toning within an old mat opening. West specialized in exactly this kind of imagery; men on horseback facing the elements. In 1962 he was awarded the Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award by the Governor of Montana.
$650

Black Lion Wharf -  WHISTLER

Black Lion Wharf
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching, 1859, Glasgow 54 (iv/IV), Kennedy 42 (iii/III); edition unknown. 6 x 8 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. This is an especially fine, crisp impression printed on light cream laid paper. The margins are substantial measuring about 5/8" to 3/4" and the condition is fine. Printed with light plate tone, this very pleasing impression is exemplary for this celebrated plate from the Thames Set. Whistler was fond of this plate and the image appears on the wall in the background of his iconic painting, "Arrangement in Gray and Black, No. 1; Portrait of the Artist's Mother."
SOLD

Annie -  WHISTLER

Annie
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching, 1857-58, Kennedy 10, (iv/V), edition unknown. 4 3/4 x 3 1/8 in. Signed in the plate. This is a fine, early impression of the penultimate state printed on gold-toned chine applique. The margins are wide. The condition is very good apart from a very faint suggestion of discoloration from a previous mat opening and tape reside in places, verso, not affecting the image in any way. Fourth state impressions are far more desirable than final state impressions.
$2,400

The Beggars -  WHISTLER

The Beggars
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching and drypoint, 1879-1880, Kenedy 194 (ix/IX), Glasgow 190 (xvii/XVII); 57 known impressions cited in Glasgow. 12 x 8 1/4 in. Unsigned. This is a very fine, dramatic impression printed in 1903 by Frederick Goulding. The paper is a cream, fine laid with a strasbourg lily watermark. The margins appear to be full and untrimmed. "The Beggars" is from Whistler's First Venice Set (A Series of Twelve Etchings). The Glasgow online catalogue of Whistler's etchings does a remarkable job sorting through the seventeen described states which is considerably more than the nine listed by Kennedy. Frederick Goulding, the master printed, was asked to fill out the edition of this print not long after Whistler died. (Goulding printed 22 proofs to complete the project.) Our impression is inscribed on the verso in ink, "F. Goulding, Printer, Nov. 27, 1903." The Glasgow catalogue states, "These last proofs, closely modelled on Whistler's, are fine examples of Goulding's work, dramatic in their use of ink tone to enhance the etched lines. They show the plates had survived in fine condition, and draw to an end the epic history of Whistler's Beggars." The plate was subsequently cancelled.
SOLD

Seymour Standing Under a Tree -  WHISTLER

Seymour Standing Under a Tree
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching with drypoint, 1859, Kennedy 31, (ii/III); edition unknown. 5 1/4 x 3 7/8 in. Signed in the plate. This is a fine, early impression of the second state of three printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is also fine. This early print is described by Katharine Lochnan as, "Whistler's first landscape etching." (See: The Etchings of James McNeill Whistler, Yale University Press, 1984; page 69.)
$3,200

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