Howard Cook prints for sale

American, 1901-1980

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Country Store -  COOK

Country Store
Etching, 1929, Duffy 106, edition 50 (40 printed). 5 7/8 x 9 in. Signed and numbered ("50") in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is fine apart from old hinges on the top corners of the sheet, verso. The location which inspired this print is Granville, MA which is not far from where the artist was born (Springfield, MA).

Dog -  COOK

Wood engraving, 1929, Duffy 107, edition 100 (forty printed). 6 1/8 x 3 1/4 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed, "Greetings from Howard Cook - my self portrait." This is a very fine impression printed on thin japan paper and mounted at the top to a heavier support sheet. Fine condition. This was possibly intended as a holiday card and with the addition of "self portrait," I suspect the title of simply "Dog," does not tell the whole story here.

Fiesta (Taxco) -  COOK

Fiesta (Taxco)
Etching, 1933, Duffy 173, edition 50 (30 printed) 10 7/8 x 14 1/4 in. Signed and dated in pencil and with the inscription "trial proof" in the lower left corner of the margin. This is a superb impression with small, slightly irregular margins. The condition is fine. This unusual proof impression is before the upper left corner was filled in and there is blank space around the small horse on the right side. The image is most effective and as appealing as the finished plate. It provides fascinating insight into Cook's working methods.

Looking up Broadway -  COOK

Looking up Broadway
Lithograph, 1937, Duffy 192, edition about 200. 13 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and date on the stone, lower left. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from very slight time toning in the extreme outer edges of the sheet. This is from the unsigned edition published by the American Artists Group in New York. Duffy mentions there were also a few signed artist's proofs. This is an exceptional New York print and was included in the National Gallery Exhibition, "The Urban Scene 1920-1950," from February to August, 2017.

Lower Manhattan -  COOK

Lower Manhattan
Lithograph, 1930, Duffy 132, edition 75 (35 were printed). 14 x 10 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil "75." This is a superb impression with full margins. The print is also dedicated to Erhard Weyhe (1883-1972) who founded Weyhe Gallery in NY on Lexington Avenue in 1919. This is one of Cook's stellar New York lithographs and a potent statement about the rise of modernism against the background of New York City in the 1930s.

Mexican Interior -  COOK

Mexican Interior
Etching, 1933, Duffy 174, edition 30. 16 x 10 5/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil, also inscribed "Mexico" in pencil. This superb, luminous impression was printed by the artist as indicated with the inscription, imp." The margins appear to be full and the condition is quite good apart from a skillful repair in the upper right corner margin away from the image. The paper is a very thin Japanese gampi. This large work won the John Taylor Arms Prize in 1933 from the Society of American Etchers Annual Exhibition. It was awarded first prize in the Annual Print Exhibition from the Philadelphia Art Alliance and was also selected for Fine Prints of the Year in 1933.

Mexican Landscape -  COOK

Mexican Landscape
Etching and aquatint, 1933, Duffy 177, edition 250. 8 7/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. There was an edition of thirty impressions and Associated American Artists published a 1941 edition of 250 which was titled Desert Tree. (See AAA index # 431).

New York Night -  COOK

New York Night
Lithograph, 1931, Duffy 162, edition 75 (35 printed). 10 x 12 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The sheet shows a deckle edge on all sides. The condition is excellent. This stellar lithograph ranks among his finest views of the New York skyline.

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