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Grimsel, Handegg -  AMIET

Grimsel, Handegg
CUNO AMIET
Swiss, (1868-1961)
Lithograph, 1927, edition 300. 8 1/8 x 11 3/4 in. Initialed and dated on the stone and signed in pencil lower left. This is a fine impression in fine condition with full margins. This Swiss landscape is from Amiet's series called Schonheiten der Alpenstrassen. Other works from this series are currently available.
SOLD

Port de San Remo -  APPIAN

Port de San Remo
ADOLPHE APPIAN
French, (1818-1898)
Etching, 1878, Curtis & Prouté 52 (ii/III), edition unknown. 15 3/8 x 11 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine. This lovely and exemplary Appian etching is from the collection of Henri M. Petiet. His ink stamp stamp is on the verso, lower left. In this, the second state of three, the plate was trimmed a bit. The third state was published by Cadart.
$2,200

Pond with Ducks (Etang avec Canards) -  APPIAN

Pond with Ducks (Etang avec Canards)
ADOLPHE APPIAN
French, (1818-1898)
Etching, 1883, Curtis & Prouté 62 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 3/4 x 14 1/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, upper right. Signed in pencil below. This is a fine impression of the second, completed state which shows a remarque of a branch in the lower left. The paper is an off-white Japanese and the margins are trimmed along the platemark. Provenance: William Weston Gallery, London.
SOLD

I Want Powder and Bullets (Je Veux de la Poudre et des Balles) -  AURIOL

I Want Powder and Bullets (Je Veux de la Poudre et des Balles)
GEORGE AURIOL
French, (1863-1938)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1897, Fields 12, edition 100. 18 3/4 x 10 1/4 in. Signed on the stone with the artist's monogram, upper left. Titled on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's an occasional small speck of foxing.) This large, impressive print was published in Vollard's, "l'Album d'Estampes Originales de la Galerie Vollard." The print was inspired by a poem by Victor Hugo, "L'Enfant" ('The Child')," from Orientales; a collection of forty-one poems inspired by the Greek War of Independence and their fight for liberty against the Turks.
$1,850

Merry-go-Round (Das Karussell) -  BECKMANN

Merry-go-Round (Das Karussell)
MAX BECKMANN
German, (1884-1950)
Drypoint, 1921, Hofmaier 197IIb, Glaser 172, Gallwitz 169; edition 125. 10 3/8 x 10 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The embossed stamp of the publisher, Verlag der Marées Gesellschaft, R. Piper & Co., Munich, is in the lower right margin. This stellar work is plate 7 from Der Jahrmarkt (The Annual Fair) series. According to Hofmaier, the upper of the couples at left is probably a self-portrait with Minna Beckmann-Tube, the first wife of the artist.
ON HOLD

The Theatre Lobby (Das Theatrefoyer) -  BECKMANN

The Theatre Lobby (Das Theatrefoyer)
MAX BECKMANN
German, (1884-1950)
Lithograph, 1922, Hofmaier 220B, Glaser 188, Gallwitz 189b; edition 100. 19 1/2 x 15 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is one of the best works from Beckmann's Berliner Reise series (Trip to Berlin), (Plate 8). The series of ten lithographs was published by J.B. Neumann in Berlin. Beckmann was living in Frankfurt and went to Berlin to create these large, memorable prints. The series was conceived as a sequel to the 1919 series Hell (Die Hölle).
$12,000

Les Eglantines (Sweet briar roses) -  BERTHON

Les Eglantines (Sweet briar roses)
PAUL BERTHON
French, (1872-1909)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1900, Arwas 54 (IIA), edition 100. 15 1/4 x 21 in. Signed on the stone, upper left corner. Signed and numbered in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with fresh, unfaded colors. The margins are wide and the condition is excellent. This stellar French art nouveau image is from the early signed edition, before the printed text on the bottom. This is one of several "decorative panels" as they are described by Arwas, which employ the common theme of flowers throughout the imagery. Berthon was one of the outstanding decorative designers working in lithography in the 1890s. Signed impressions of his work in this condition are uncommon.
SOLD

La Femme a la Pelerine -  BESNARD

La Femme a la Pelerine
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching, drypoint and traces of roulette work, 1889, Delteil 86 (vi/VI), edition probably 75. 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 in. Signed in the plate and signed and dated in ink (with a dedication). A very fine impression. Full margins. Very good condition other than some toning to the sheet, verso.
$1,500

Sous La Lampe (By Lamplight) -  BESNARD

Sous La Lampe (By Lamplight)
ALBERT BESNARD
French, (1849-1934)
Etching, 1928, subsequent to Delteil, edition 102. 10 1/2 x 8 1/4 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This later work was published by the Société des Peintre Graveurs Français and their blindstamp appears in the lower left margin (Lugt 1195a).
$800

Magpie Park -  BO

Magpie Park
LARS BO
Danish, (1924-1999)
Etching with aquatint printed in colors, 1961, edition 90. 11 3/4 x 17 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. From 1948-1950, Bo studied with Johnny Friedlaender in Paris. He eventually went to work with Stanley W. Hayter in Paris at his Atelier 17. Technically refined, his work often has a charming, whimsical quality as we see here with Magpie Park.
$500

The Apse, Leon Cathedral, Spain (2nd plate) -  BONE

The Apse, Leon Cathedral, Spain (2nd plate)
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1932, Dodgson 441 (x/X); 93 impressions this state, total edition 131. 14 x 9 5/8 in. Signed in the plate and in pencil. A superb impression with full margins. Fine condition. One of two prints published in the portfolio "Old Spain", 1936.
$1,200

Spanish Good Friday -  BONE

Spanish Good Friday
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1925, Dodgson 412 (160 impressions in 29 states). 12 5/8 x 8 1/16 in. Signed in the plate and signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression of this iconic British print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There is just a very faint suggestion of mild time tone within a previous mat opening.) This impression is inscribed by Bone "very fine early impression" (LL margin); "very fine impression, M.B." (LR margin); and, "Property of Muirhead Bone, Grayflete, Ferry Hinksey, Oxford." Also in the top margin is his capital "B" indicating a preferred impression and also "MB" in his hand as well. Years ago we sold the cancelled plate for this print which is now in the University of Michigan Museum of Art.
SOLD

Some Scenes of Parisian Life (Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris) (Couverture) -  BONNARD

Some Scenes of Parisian Life (Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris) (Couverture)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1899, Bouvet 58, edition 100. 16 3/4 x 13 1/2 in. Signed on the stone at bottom. This is a fine impression printed on thin china paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is the title page image for Bonnard's most famous series of color lithographs. The series of twelve prints was published by Vollard in Paris. They were printed by the artist with the assistance of Auguste Clot.
SOLD

Avenue de Bois (Paris) -  BONNARD

Avenue de Bois (Paris)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph printed in five colors, 1899, Bouvet 59, edition 100. 12 1/2 x 18 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent apart from old hinges at the top two corners of the sheet. This work was printed by Bonnard and Auguste Clot, Paris. This major work is from the important series "Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris". The provenance is the celebrated collection of Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
SOLD

Coin de Rue (Street Corner) -  BONNARD

Coin de Rue (Street Corner)
PIERRE BONNARD
French, (1867-1947)
Lithograph printed in four colors, 1899, Bouvet 64, edition 100. 11 x 14 1/4 in. Unsigned. This is a superb impression with fresh colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This impression, printed on chine volant, is from the collection of Henri M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a). This iconic image is from Bonnards's series "Quelques Aspects de la Vie de Paris," as printed by Bonnard and Clot. Incidentally, Bonnard rarely signed the prints from this series.
$9,000

Sandhamn (Sweden) -  BORMANN

Sandhamn (Sweden)
EMMA BORMANN
Austrian, (1887-1974)
Woodcut printed in colors, undated (1920s), edition possibly 100. 13 1/2 x 14 3/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and the condition is very good. (The upper right corner margin has been made up.) This impressive woodcut depicts this popular Swedish summer resort.
SOLD

Brumes du Matin (Mists of the Morning) -  BRACQUEMOND

Brumes du Matin (Mists of the Morning)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1882, Beraldi 779 (undescribed state after xi/XI). 9 5/8 x 14 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. With the etched "B" in the lower left, just below the image. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on a thin, greyish Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is excellent. This is from the edition of 100 printed by Keppel around 1900. A detailed explanation of the states for this print can be found online at C & J Goodfriend and their outstanding Bracquemond exhibition "Ducking Impressions," archived from a couple years ago.
$1,500

Sarcelles (Teals) -  BRACQUEMOND

Sarcelles (Teals)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1853, Bouillon Ac2 (pg. 82) (iv/V), Beraldi 111; edition unknown. 10 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in the plate upper right. Signed in the plate lower left with the printed text. Here we have a fine impression in good condition. There's an occasional spot of foxing and a rust speck in the image on the left side, center. This impression was printed by Delâtre and published by Cadart & Luquet for the Société des Aquafortistes in June, 1864. Their watermark appears on the sheet as well as their blindstamp. The margins are wide.
$750

The Thunder Cloud (La Nuée d'Orâge) -  BRACQUEMOND

The Thunder Cloud (La Nuée d'Orâge)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1878-1887, Beraldi 219 (vi or vii/XIII), edition unknown. 10 1/8 x 13 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. This is a superb, early impression printed on thin, cream colored laid paper. The margins are substantial and possibly full and untrimmed. The condition is fine apart from wrinkling in the lower margin below the platemark. A comparable impression is in the Rijksmuseum collection and is illustrated in the Van Gogh Museum catalogue on Bracquemond done in 1994. This publication was authored by Charlotte van Rappard-Boon. (See page 49). The influence of Rembrandt is clearly evident in this dramatic landscape.
SOLD

Seagulls (Les Mouettes) -  BRACQUEMOND

Seagulls (Les Mouettes)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1882 (?), Beraldi 223 (iv/IV), total edition unknown. 11 5/8 x 18 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Signed with the "B" stamped initial in the lower left. Here we have a fine impression of this large, impressive print. The margins are trimmed but sufficient. There's a faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This is the final state of the work as printed in an edition of 100 impressions by Frederick Keppel. (Note: We have found various dates for this print listed from 1860 to 1895!) Provenance: Catherine Burns, 1984.
$1,800

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