James Allen prints for sale

American, 1894-1964

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Coal Heavers -  ALLEN

Coal Heavers
Etching, 1935, Ryan 65, McRae 65; edition unknown. 11 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. This uncommon print is located in the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. There is now an online catalogue by Lynn McRae published by the Stanford University Libraries.

Four Pipe Line -  ALLEN

Four Pipe Line
Lithograph, 1937, Ryan 12, edition 20. 15 x 10 5/8 in. Signed in pencil. A fine impression with substantial margins. Very good condition.

Teeming Ingots -  ALLEN

Teeming Ingots
Etching, 1935, Ryan 88, edition 100. 11 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good. This exemplary work was the 1935 Presentation Print of the Society of American Etchers. Allen's work is included in the British Museum's landmark show and catalogue on American printmaking, The American Scene, Prints from Hopper to Pollock (2008), by Stephen Coppel.

The Aqueduct -  ALLEN

The Aqueduct
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.

The Builders -  ALLEN

The Builders
Etching, 1932, Ryan 62, edition 100. 9 3/54 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a faint trace of an old tape adhesive along the top edge, verso, not evident from the front. This stellar print is illustrated in American Prize Prints of the Twentieth Century by Albert Reese (1949). It was on the cover of The Herald Tribune Magazine (9/3/33) and also on the cover of Sunday Review, Brooklyn Eagle (3/25/34). Allen shared a studio with Howard Cook in Paris and upon his return to New York, he studied with Joseph Pennell and William Auerbach-Levy.

The Connectors -  ALLEN

The Connectors
Etching, 1934, Ryan 66; edition probably 100. 12 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. Here we have a fine impression printed on a cream laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This major work is illustrated on the cover of the catalog raisonne published by the Mary Ryan Gallery (1984). Ex-collection: James Heald. According to notes on the mat, this impression was exhibited at the Worcester Art Museum in 1990. Allen studied etching with Joseph Pennell and later shared a studio in Paris with Howard Cook. This and similar works were inspired by New York City skyscraper construction scenes.

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