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View of Venice -  KIRKPATRICK

View of Venice
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK
British, (1866-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1920, edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 in. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a fine vibrant impression with narrow margins. The paper is Japanese and there's a small paper flaw in the sky, upper right, and minute, stray specks of ink from printing in the same vicinity. Overall, the condition is good. Kirkpatrick's woodcuts are always beautifully designed and light is a unifying element. Like so many other artists before her, Venice was a great source of inspiration.
SOLD

In the Swiss Alps -  KIRKPATRICK

In the Swiss Alps
ETHEL KIRKPATRICK
British, (1866-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated , edition fewer than 50. 13 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than wrinkling in the lower margin not near the image. It's an uncommon print and a stellar arts and crafts image. Kirkpatrick is best known for her British scenes and views of Venice.
$900

A Woman -  LANDACRE

A Woman
PAUL LANDACRE
American, (1893-1963)
Wood engraving, circa 1937, edition 60. 10 1/2 x 6 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on thin white Japanese paper. The condition is excellent and the margins are full. Landacre's nude studies are remarkable for their design and execution. His work is the gold standard for figurative as well as landscape wood engraving in America during the 1930s.
$2,800

A Taos Street Scene -  LATHAM

A Taos Street Scene
BARBARA LATHAM
American, (1896-1989)
Woodcut, circa 1935, edition unknown. 4 3/8 x 6 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Signed by the printer in pencil, Sina Brush. This is a fine impression printed on a thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from minor rippling in the lower margin, away from the image. Latham first went to Taos in 1925 and she married Howard Cook in 1927. In addition to her woodcuts, she was active as a painter and book illustrator. This is a nice example of her work.
$900

Exhibition Announcement -  LAZZELL

Exhibition Announcement
BLANCHE LAZZELL
American, (1878-1936)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1930, Shapiro/MFA 52, edition unknown. (image) 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. (sheet) 10 1/2 x 5 5/8 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. This is a fine impression of this very rare print. The paper is a thin Japanese and the margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a small, barely visible 1/2" tear at the top edge at left and another tiny split at the bottom. This endearing Provincetown image captures the essence of what was happening in this New England artists community during the 1920s and 1930s. The sheet was first printed (or applied by hand) with this vibrant background color and then the image and text were printed, possibly from two separate blocks. This charming print is illustrated on page one of "From Paris to Provincetown: Blanche Lazzell and the Color Woodcut (2002).
$6,500

Farmer Carrying a Basket -  LE CHEVALLIER

Farmer Carrying a Basket
JACQUES LE CHEVALLIER
French, (1896-1987)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1927, edition 75. 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full with a deckle edge showing all around. This is a good example of the modernist style for European woodcts in the 1920s.
$250

Fishing in the Creek -  LEIGHTON

Fishing in the Creek
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
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.
$800

Corn Husking in the Mountains -  LEIGHTON

Corn Husking in the Mountains
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
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.
$800

Apple Butter -  LEIGHTON

Apple Butter
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
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.
$875

The Top of the Rise -  LEIGHTON

The Top of the Rise
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
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.
$650

Lobsters -  LEIGHTON

Lobsters
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
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.
$2,000

Morning at the Weir (Provincetown) -  LINDENMUTH

Morning at the Weir (Provincetown)
TOD LINDENMUTH
American, (1885-1976)
Linoleum cut printed in colors, undated (probably about 1915-20), small edition. 14 1/8 x 11 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a fibrous, medium weight Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Lindenmuth was included in Janet Flint's landmark exhibition, Provincetown Printers, A Woodcut Tradition (1983). He's also included in David Acton's 1990 catalogue, A Spectrum of Innovation; Color in American Printmaking 1890-1960.
SOLD

Woman Seated Facing Right, Milking a Cow  (Vrow Zittend naar Rechts, een koe Melkend) -  MANKES

Woman Seated Facing Right, Milking a Cow (Vrow Zittend naar Rechts, een koe Melkend)
JAN MANKES
Dutch, (1889-1920)
Woodcut, 1914, Rijksmuseum catalogue / de Groot P19; edition unknown. 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 in. Initialed in the block and signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression printed on thin off-white Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full with a deckle edge on two sides. Excellent condition. This endearing work is exemplary of his command of the woodcut medium. He was essentially self-taught and his choice of subjects were animals, birds and simple domestic scenes inspired by the Frisian town where he lived. Mankes also did a few etchings and overall, his prints are rather uncommon. He's a unique figure in Dutch art history and his life was very short due to tuberculosis. He died at the age of thirty-one.
$1,300

Ecce Homo -  MASEREEL

Ecce Homo
FRANS MASEREEL
Belgian, (1889-1972)
Woodcut, 1927, Vorms / von der Gabelentz 49, edition 22. 15 3/4 x 11 5/8 in. Initialed and dated in the block. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this rare early work, printed on cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is excellent apart from minor handling marks in the outer margins only. (The printed surface is pristine.) Masereel was one of the preeminent Belgian expressionist printmakers. He was prolific and most of his prints were small and published in books. Large, early, pencil signed works such as this are very hard to find today.
$3,800

Merry-go-Round, Paris -  MCMILLEN

Merry-go-Round, Paris
MILDRED MCMILLEN
American, (1884-circa 1940)
Woodcut, 1914, small edition. 9 1/4 x 10 3/4 in. Signed and dated on the original support sheet, lower right. A brilliant impression on china paper. Trimmed along the borderline as originally designed. Fine condition. This stunning, early print was done the year before the artist moved to Provincetown, MA. McMillen, who worked exclusively in black and white, is included in From Paris to Provincetown: Blanche Lazzell and the Color Woodcut (2002) by Barbara Stern Shapiro.
$2,500

The Shipyard, (Provincetown) -  MCMILLEN

The Shipyard, (Provincetown)
MILDRED MCMILLEN
American, (1884-circa 1940)
Woodcut, 1915, vary small edition. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. The print is signed and dated in pencil just below the image. The print is titled on the verso at top with the original price of $10. (Note: McMillen traditionally trimmed her prints to the image and attached them to a support sheet which she than signed, as is the case here.) This is a fine impression in fine condition. The print is rare.
$4,500

Don Juan -  MEES

Don Juan
FOKKO MEES
Dutch, (1887-1968)
Wood engraving, 1930s, edition 30. 7 1/4 x 5 1/8 in. Signed in the block and signed and titled in pencil. A fine impression in fine condition with full margins. A very American-like image by Mees. He excelled in blockprints in both large and small formats.
$500

The Kite -  MOONY

The Kite
ROBERT J. ENRAGHT MOONY
Irish, (1879-1946)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, edition unknown but probably small. 8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with richly inked colors. The condition is fine. The margins measure 1/3" to 3/4" all around. This delightful print has a distinctive arts and crafts flavor. Prints by the artist are rather uncommon.
SOLD

The Witches Fire -  MOONY

The Witches Fire
ROBERT J. ENRAGHT MOONY
Irish, (1879-1946)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1925, small edition. 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered "6" in pencil from an unknown edition. This is a superb impression with full but typically narrow margins. The condition is very good other than thin paper attached on all sides around the margin edges which we feel has been there from early on. Moony produced wonderful color woodcuts which relate to children's tales set in picturesque landscapes. More research needs to be done on this fascinating artist.
$1,200

Spring Rhapsody -  MORTON

Spring Rhapsody
CONRAD & CAVENDISH MORTON
British, (active 1930s-1950s)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1934, edition unknown. 13 3/4 x 20 in. Signed in pencil by both artists, lower right. This is a fine, luminous impression with fresh colors. The paper is a sturdy Japanese and the margins are full. Apart from mild toning in the margins, the condition is very good overall. Like the brothers Detmold, the Cavendish twins both worked on their prints. They were largely self-taught and their work was shown and published by Colnaghi in London. They were born in 1911.
$1,400

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