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The Aqueduct -  ALLEN

The Aqueduct
JAMES ALLEN
American, (1894-1964)
Lithograph, 1937, Ryan 1, edition 40. 11 3/8 x 14 5/8 in. Signed in pencil and numbered "ed 40". This is a superb impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This is one of twelve lithographs by Allen commissioned by the United States Pipe and Foundry Company in 1937. The prints were exhibited and sold at Kennedy Galleries in New York.
$2,800

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

Dancer -  BECKER

Dancer
FRED G. BECKER
American, (1913-2004)
Engraving, 1941, edition 20. 7 1/8 x 5 in. Signed, titled and dated in pencil. Here we have a fine, delicate impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This engaging, surrealist work was done just subsequent to Becker's WPA period which was 1935-1939. He joined the Hayter studio in New York in 1940.
$1,650

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

The Boy -  BENTON

The Boy
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1948, Fath 72, edition 250. 9 3/8 x 13 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are wide. This endearing print depicts an Ozark boy on his way to school or to find work. A painting exists of the same subject.
$5,000

The Corral -  BENTON

The Corral
THOMAS HART BENTON
American, (1889-1975)
Lithograph, 1948, Fath 71, edition 250. 9 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are wide. The scene depicted was in western Nebraska. A painting of this subject done in tempera on paper exists.
$4,000

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 fine impression printed on light tan paper. The margins are wide and the condition is fine. 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 are uncommon.
$2,400

Brooklyn Bridge -  BIBEL

Brooklyn Bridge
LEON BIBEL
American, (1913-1995)
Screenprint, 1938, edition 30. 14 1/8 x 11 1/16 in. Signed in the image, lower right. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Bibel came to America from Poland in 1926 and settled in San Francisco. He moved to New York and joined the NYC WPA/FAP. His work is discussed in The American Scene; Prints from Hopper to Pollack (2008) by Stephen Coppel (see pages 166-167).
SOLD

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.
$1,650

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.
$2,200

La Fête Nationale au Boulevard Clichy -  BUHOT

La Fête Nationale au Boulevard Clichy
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1878, Bourcard-Goodfriend 127 (vii/VIII), edition unknown. 12 5/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red owl stamp in the image. This is a fine impression printed on sturdy wove paper. The margins are wide and probably full. The condition is fine other than for a small repaired tear in the left margin, well away from the image.
$3,000

Manhattan Twilight -  CHAMBERLAIN

Manhattan Twilight
SAMUEL CHAMBERLAIN
American, (1895-1975)
Etching with mezzotint, 1932, Chamberlain/Kingsland 111, edition 100. 13 5/16 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Chamberlain produced six prints related to New York City and this is the finest.
SOLD

The Blacksmith (Un Forgeron) -  DELACROIX

The Blacksmith (Un Forgeron)
EUGENE DELACROIX
French, (1798-1863)
Etching and aquatint, 1833, Delteil / Strauber 19 (v/VI); edition unknown. 8 7/8 x 6 3/8 in. Initialed in the plate, upper right. This is a superb impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent. This, the fifth state, was printed by Delâtre and published by Cadart & Luquet for the the Société des Aquafortistes (June, 1867). A painting and drawing exists of this subject and the copperplate is now in the Bibliothèque Nationale.
$2,200

Les Crépuscules Ont une Doucer d'Ancienne Peinture (A Mood of Ancient Paintings Emanates from Dusk) -  DENIS

Les Crépuscules Ont une Doucer d'Ancienne Peinture (A Mood of Ancient Paintings Emanates from Dusk)
MAURICE DENIS
French, (1870-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898, Cailler 113, edition 100. 15 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and dated on the stone, lower right. Titled on the stone below the image at left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with extremely fresh colors. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a soft horizontal crease in the right margin and old hinges on the right edge of the sheet. This lovely work is from the Amour Suite, published by Vollard and printed by Auguste Clot, Paris. Ex-collection: Henri M. Petiet.
$4,000

Maternité a la Fenêtre Ouverte (Motherhood at the Open Window) -  DENIS

Maternité a la Fenêtre Ouverte (Motherhood at the Open Window)
MAURICE DENIS
French, (1870-1943)
Lithograph, 1926, Cailler 147 (ii/II), from the edition of 25 in brown/bistre. 10 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. Signed on the stone with initials, lower right. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "B" in the lower left. This is a fine impression printed on china paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (Old paper hinges remain on the right edge of the sheet in two places, verso.) This work was published by La Galerie des Peintres Graveurs, E. Frapier, 32, Rue Vitor-Massé, Paris, for "l'Album Maîtres et Petits Maîtres d'aujourd'hui." The Galerie blindstamp is in the lower right (Lugt 1057b). The edition was 100 in black and 25 in brown/bistre, as here. From the collection of: Henri M. Petiet, Paris (Lugt 5031).
$1,600

Le Bouquet Matinal, Les Larmes (The Morning Bouquet, The Tears) -  DENIS

Le Bouquet Matinal, Les Larmes (The Morning Bouquet, The Tears)
MAURICE DENIS
French, (1870-1943)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1898, Cailler 110, edition 100. 15 x 11 1/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Titled in the lower left on the stone. This is a superb impression with full margins. The colors are very fresh. The condition is generally fine apart from a couple of tiny stains in the margins, remnants of old hinges and a wrinkle in the upper right corner of the margin. This print is from the celebrated "Amour" suite published by Vollard. From the collection of Henri. M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
$3,800

Appelboomen aan den Slootkant (Apple trees along the side of a Ditch) -  DUPONT

Appelboomen aan den Slootkant (Apple trees along the side of a Ditch)
PIETER DUPONT
Dutch, (1870-1911)
Etching, 1894, Dupont 11, edition 100. 11 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in pencil. It's a very nice impression printed with plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This outstanding early impressionist work by Dupont exemplifies his early skills as a etcher and draughtsman. This work was published by van Wisselingh, Amsterdam, who also published the etchings of Willem Witsen, M.A.J. Bauer and others. Dupont later mastered the art of engraving, with horses becoming a favorite choice of subjects.
$900

Hop-Frog's Revenge (La Vengeance de Hop-Frog) -  ENSOR

Hop-Frog's Revenge (La Vengeance de Hop-Frog)
JAMES ENSOR
Belgian, (1860-1949)
Etching, 1898, Taevernier 112 (ii/II), edition unknown. 14 x 9 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and dated in pencil, lower right. Titled in pencil, lower left, and with an extensive pencil dedication below at left. This is a superb impression printed on cream-colored Japanese paper. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is fine apart from a couple of minor spots in the upper left corner margin well away from the image. This large and important work relates to a short story by Edgar Allan Poe in which the dwarf, Hop-Frog, is the king's jester and takes his revenge on the king and his ministers for a wrong done to his friend, Tripetta. The print is dedicated in pencil, "Pour Madame Steyns, pour ses yeux d'agrément, ses pommettes roses et d'api, et son esprit charmant et de Gand, J. Ensor." (For Miss Steyns, for her pleasant eyes, her pink cheekbones and flush/crisp, and her charming spirit and of Ghent.) "d'api" refers to "pomme d'api" and it's a play on the word "pommettes". It's a reference to a kind of apple that's crisp and flush. As for the rhyme of "charmant" and "Gand," it's probably meant to be cute, as in: she's got charming spirit and she is also from Ghent. The idea here is this is meant to a clever, flirtatious rhyme; not 100% coherent. This dedication is to Elsa Steyns but we have not yet turned up any information about her.
SOLD

Untroubled Waters -  GEARHART

Untroubled Waters
FRANCES GEARHART
American, (1869-1959)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1931, Pasadena catalogue pg. 85, edition perhaps 50. 10 1/2 x 9 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This is one of Gearhart's best works and it's not often signed in pencil.
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