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Venezia -  MONSON

Venezia
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1998, edition 80. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Misumi Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The artist describes his work in the reduction woodcut medium as follows, "Color reduction printing is a gradual process of removing already printed areas of color; these zones will remain in their desired color and keep their intensity. The transition from warm colors to cool colors is made by printing multiple layers of opaque white ink (considered as a blockout). The entire edition is printed after each change of color nuance and when the process comes to an end, the printing surface has virtually disappeared to the point of becoming totally unusable."
$650

Candide -  MONSON

Candide
JIM MONSON
American, (b. 1943)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1999, edition 75. 16 7/8 x 20 7/8 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine.
$650

Evening (Avond) -  MOULIJN

Evening (Avond)
SIMON MOULIJN
Dutch, (1866-1948)
Lithograph, 1893, Kappers 1, edition unknown. 10 x 13 3/4 in. Initialed and dated on the stone, lower left. Not pencil signed. This is a fine impression of this, the artist's first lithograph. The margins are full and the condition is quite good other than for wrinkling in the left edge of the margin and a few tiny tears in the sheet edges. This exceptional, Art Nouveau style Dutch landscape is rare. Moulijn was born in Rotterdam and did his best work in lithography.
$900

Rain -  MURPHY

Rain
GLADYS WILKINS MURPHY
American, (1907-1985)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930s, edition 50. 8 x 6 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a subtle wrinkle in the lower right corner margin well away from the image.) Murphy was a student and teacher at the Rhode Island School of Design. She exhibited with the Boston Art Club, the Society of American Etchers, the Philadelphia Print Club and the National Academy of Design.
$750

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

Summer Flowers -  PATTERSON

Summer Flowers
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, Bakker 100a, intended edition of 100. 10 1/4 x 7 1/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression of this rare print. The margins measure about 1/2" all around but this is most likely the full, untrimmed sheet as printed. The condition is excellent. The paper is Patterson's typical sturdy, thick Japanese paper which is especially well-suited for intensely rubbing the colors onto the paper from the back of the sheet.
$7,000

Poppies and Convolvolus -  PATTERSON

Poppies and Convolvolus
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1920s, Bakker retrospective catalogue # 95, intended edition of 100. 7 1/4 x 10 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with notably fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Certainly, the finest impressions of Patterson's woodcuts display a remarkable three-dimensionality. The intense work involved in rubbing the colors into the blocks is perfectly demonstrated here and the end result is almost sculptural. Due to the labor intensive nature of printing just one impression, and given the scarcity of her prints, we doubt that the full editions were ever printed.
$6,500

On the Way to Bessemer -  PENNELL

On the Way to Bessemer
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
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

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

Landscape 2003-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2003-I
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2003, edition 40 plus 10 artist's proofs. 15 1/8 x 22 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this uncommon work. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. As with all of Postma's work, this exemplary woodcut is printed from a single block. This is not a multiple block woodcut in the Japanese tradition, but rather, a reduction woodcut printed from a single piece of wood. The artist makes an initial design on the block and then prints the entire edition. She returns to the block and makes more design changes and then re-inks the block and prints on top of the same sheets of paper. This process continues and the end result is a build up of layers of ink resulting in a subtle yet rich overlay of colors. There is very little margin for error in this time consuming yet rewarding process. Grietje Postma is one of the finest woodcut artists working in Holland today.
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

And his Name that sat on Him was Death (Et Celui qui monté Dessus se nommait la Mort) -  REDON

And his Name that sat on Him was Death (Et Celui qui monté Dessus se nommait la Mort)
ODILON REDON
French, (1840-1916)
Lithograph, 1899, Mellerio 176, edition 100. 12 3/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right, with the artist's monogram. Here we have a superb, rich impression. The paper is a chine appliqué and the margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a soft ripple in the sheet, a spot of foxing in the upper left corner just outside the image, and the extreme right edge of the sheet is toned. This is plate III from the series, Apocalypse de Saint-Jean. The printed titled is just below the image in the lower left.
SOLD

Fruit Dish -  RIST

Fruit Dish
LUIGI RIST
American, (1889-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1945, Williams 18, edition 150. 14 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in ink in the image in the lower right. Titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression of this major work. The paper is a light cream Japanese and the margins are full but modest in size which is typical. Although the recorded edition is 150, it's doubtful Rist printed them all due to the time consuming nature of inking and printing multiple blocks and even sections of the same block over and over. In the catalogue it states, "As many as fifty or more impressions are sometimes required to complete a given print." (See page 8).
$5,000

Femme en Robe à Rayures (Woman in a Striped Dress) -  ROUSSEL

Femme en Robe à Rayures (Woman in a Striped Dress)
KER XAVIER ROUSSEL
French, (1867-1944)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898, Salomon 16, edition 100. 8 3/8 x 12 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with fresh colors printed on china paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There are a few inherent paper imperfections in the margins and a few spots of foxing primarily in the upper left margin area.) This wonderful image is from the series of six prints called "L'Album de Paysages," published by Vollard and printed by Clot.
SOLD

My Studio -  SOYER

My Studio
RAPHAEL SOYER
American, (1899-1987)
Lithograph, 1944, Cole 63, edition 250. 12 1/4 x 9 5/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. the condition is also fine and the original AAA hinges are at the top corners. (We also have the label that came with the print as issued.) This stellar early work is great example the timeless theme of the artist in his studio.
$1,850

Two White Egrets (Twee Zilverreigers) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Two White Egrets (Twee Zilverreigers)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph with embossing, 1898, Rijksmuseum/de Groot 89 (i/II); edition unknown. 17 1/2 x 13 1/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a superb impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There's a repaired split in the top margin and one at the right margin, center, both well away from the image. There's a tiny scuff to the chine, lower left, just to the edge of the image.) This iconic Dutch image, along with "Five Angora Rabbits," are from Hoytema's best know series called "Animal Studies" ('Dierstudies'), published as a set of five works in 1898. Hoytema was the subject of a major retrospective exhibition and catalogue organized by the Gemeentemuseum/Drents Museum in the Hague in 1999. This important work is illustrated and discussed on pages 92-93 of Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau by Cliff Ackley (2014).
$4,500

May -  VAN HOYTEMA

May
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1908, Godoli 53, Rijksmuseum / deGroot 155; edition unknown. 8 x 5 7/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine proof impression with full margins. The condition is good apart from slight foxing in the margins only and a modest water stain the extreme lower right margin. This early impression is the central image for Hoytema's May, 1908, calendar page. Very few of these proofs were printed.
$650

Iguana on a Stone in the Water (Leguaan op een Steen in het Water) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Iguana on a Stone in the Water (Leguaan op een Steen in het Water)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithograph, 1898, Rijksmuseum / de Groot 90 (ii/III); edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 16 7/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique, as published as plate 6 of "Animal Studies." The margins are trimmed to about 1 1/4 in. and the condition is good other than for residue of an old adhesive on the margin edges, verso. This unusual work was included in van Hoytema's most important set of prints which was published in 1898. These prints were rarely signed in pencil.
$950

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