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Viba -  BROCKHURST

Viba
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1929, Fletcher 63, edition 111 8 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of the published state. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for two old paper hinges at the top corners and the slightest suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. (Fletcher describes seven states with no descriptive variations among states three to seven.)
$1,700

James McBey -  BROCKHURST

James McBey
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1931, Fletcher 69 viii or IX/IX), edition 111 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. Signed and titled in the plate. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full with the possible exception of the lower margin apparently slightly trimmed. The condition is fine apart from the faintest suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. This, along with his portrait of Henry Rushbury, are two of Brockhurst's finest portraits of his contemporaries.
$2,000

Henry Rushbury -  BROCKHURST

Henry Rushbury
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1930, Fletcher 66 (xii or xiii/XIII), edition 111. 10 x 7 3/8 in. Signed and titled in the plate. Signed in pencil, lower right, and signed by the sitter in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed on a light cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just a very faint suggestion of toning from an earlier mat opening. There are two older paper hinges on the left edge, verso.) This exceptional work has two collector marks; E.F.A. (not in Lugt) and an Arabic script in an oval printed in red ink which we cannot identify. This is either state XII or XIII with the name of the sitter in the plate. It's unusual to have Rushbury's pencil signature on the print.
SOLD

Deux Landaises (Anais and Marguérite) -  BROCKHURST

Deux Landaises (Anais and Marguérite)
GERALD BROCKHURST
British/American, (1890-1978)
Etching, 1923, Fletcher 38 (viVII), edition 76. 8 x 6 in. Signed in the plate, upper right corner. Signed in pencil. Brockurst has written 6th state, G.L.B. in the lower margin and he also initialed the back of the sheet. This is a superb, beautifully inked impression printed on antique laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (The lower right corner margin shows a slight crease and there's a very modest stain in the upper right corner, well away from the image.
SOLD

The Little Thatched Cottages (Les Petites Chaumieres) -  BUHOT

The Little Thatched Cottages (Les Petites Chaumieres)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint, aquatint, roulette, 1878, Bourcard / Goodfriend 41 (iv/IV) 4 x 5 3/8 in. Signed in the plate. Signed in pencil and also with the small owl stamp. This is a superb impression, rich in contrasts, printed on light cream laid paper. The margins appear to be full. The condition is fine. This charming little print was done in Quinéville, Normandy.
SOLD

Westminster Palace -  BUHOT

Westminster Palace
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching and drypoint, 1884, Bourcard / Goodfriend 155 (iv/VII), edition unknown. 11 3/8 x 15 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed in pencil "F.B." and also with the artist's red owl stamp. (Lugt 977) This superb, luminous impression is also inscribed by the artist, "épreuve d'essai du 4e état après la planche coupée et avant le retouche du ciel." ('Proof of the fourth state after the plate was cut but before the reworking of the sky.') The condition is fine and the margins are wide and probably untrimmed. This large and impressive work is here seen in a outstanding impression.
$4,500

The Crown (La Tiare) -  BUHOT

The Crown (La Tiare)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching, drypoint and aquatint, 1888, Bourcard-Goodfriend 173 (iv/IV) 15 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and with the artist's large red owl stamp (Lugt 977) in the lower left corner. This is a superb impression rich in tone and contrasts. The paper is a cream Japanese and the margins are probably full. Excellent condition. There's an annotation by Buhot along the bottom of the sheet: Tirage //300 épr.//25 ép. D'artiste//3 ép.sur Japon. Here Buhot depicts the crown offered to pope Léon XIII for his jubilee. It was made by the goldsmith François-Désiré Froment-Meurice who knew Buhot. The artist depicts his son in the foreground.
$3,000

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes) -  BUHOT

A Woman with Swans (La Dame aux Cygnes)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Drypoint, etching, aquatint and roulette, 1879, Bourcard/Goodfriend 44 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 1/8 x 7 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed with the artist's red stamp at bottom edge center (Lugt 977). Here we have a fine, luminous impression printed on sturdy laid paper. The margins are probably full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is excellent apart from the trace of a vertical stain along the extreme left edge of the sheet. (The paper shows a partial ARCHES watermark.) This is a stellar, uncommon work by Buhot.
$3,500

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville) -  BUHOT

A Squall in Trouville (Un Grain a Trouville)
FELIX BUHOT
French, (1847-1898)
Etching and drypoint, 1874, Bourcard/Goodfriend 122 (iv/VII); edition unknown. 6 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed, dated and titled "Trouville a août" in the plate, lower left. This is a fine impression with the drypoint printing nicely. The margins are wide and possibly full. The condition is excellent. The fourth state is distinguished by the number "276" added in the upper corner, just outside of the image.
$1,400

The Hunter -  CAIN

The Hunter
CHARLES W. CAIN
British, (1893-1962)
Etching and drypoint, circa 1925, edition 100. 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in ink, lower right. A superb dark impression in very good condition. Full margins. Cain traveled extensively in the Middle East, India and Burma. Many of his prints have an oriental flavor. he studied with Frank Short at the Royal College of Art.
$450

Marguerite Carrière (Deuxième Planche) -  CARRIERE

Marguerite Carrière (Deuxième Planche)
EUGENE CARRIERE
French, (1849-1906)
Lithograph printed from three stones, 1901, Delteil 43 (ii/II), edition 115. 16 7/8 x 13 3/8 in. Signed on the stone and signed and numbered in pencil, lower left. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from slight ripping in the outer margins. This impression is numbered from the edition of 10 which in the catalogue says an edition of 10 was printed on "japon." According to Delteil, there were also 5 impressions on "chine volant," and "sur hollande;" 50 impressions in black and 50 in bistre or sanguine. An impression of this stellar symbolist print is in the Deering collection at the Art Institute of Chicago.
SOLD

La Seine a Courbevoie -  CHAHINE

La Seine a Courbevoie
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching with drypoint, 1907, Tabanelli 261; edition 50. 11 5/8 x 18 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression printed with tone. The paper is a sturdy wove and the margins are full. The condition is very good. There are a few specks of foxing in the margins and some soiling. Many of Chahine's prints were lost in a studio fire in 1926 and then again from a flood in 1942.
$1,200

Le Tombereau  (The Tip Cart) -  CHAHINE

Le Tombereau (The Tip Cart)
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching, soft-ground etching and drypoint, 1905, Tabanelli 155, (ii/II); edition 40 plus a few proofs. 14 1/4 x 19 1/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower left. This is a superb impression printed with rich ink tone. The paper is Japanese and the margins are wide. The condition is quite good overall. This large work is a nice example of Chahine's printmaking. For an excellent biography on the artist, go to Armstrong Fine Art.
$1,500

Women About Town (Les Trotteuses) -  CHAHINE

Women About Town (Les Trotteuses)
EDGAR CHAHINE
French, (1874-1947)
Etching, soft ground and aquatint printed in colors, 1907, Tabanelli 234 (ii/II), edition 50 plus black and white proofs. 18 1/4 x 13 in. Signed, dedicated and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on sturdy, cream wove paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from a subtle suggestion of water staining in the lower right corner margin, well away from the image. This large, impressive color print is dedicated "à Mr. Levi de Benzion," Moïse Lévy de Benzion (1873-1943) who was an Egyptian department store owner and collector of art and antiquities.
$3,200

A Daylight Lamp -  COPLEY

A Daylight Lamp
JOHN COPLEY
British, (1875-1950)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1909, Wright 29, edition 45. 12 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and bearing number "33". The stamp of the Senefelder Club is also present (Lugt 639). This is a fine impression with fresh, vibrant colors. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Copley excelled in both lithography and etching and the colors prints are uncommon and date among his earliest works. The Senefelder Club was founded in 1908 to revive interest in the medium. It was there that he met Ethel Gabain, also a fine printmaker, and they were married in 1913.
$950

Italian Landscape -  COROT

Italian Landscape
JEAN-BAPTISTE-CAMILLE COROT
French, (1796-1875)
Etching, 1866, Melot 7 (ii/II), edition unknown. 6 3/8 x 9 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, with the printed signature. This is a fine, lifetime impression with wide margins. The condition is quite good. This impression was published by the Société des Aquafortistes with the plate number 246 in the upper right corner. The plate was published by Cadart & Luquet and printed by Delâtre.
$1,500

Field of Sheep, Morning (Parc a Moutons, Le Matin) -  DAUBIGNY

Field of Sheep, Morning (Parc a Moutons, Le Matin)
CHARLES-FRANCOIS DAUBIGNY
French, (1817-1878)
Etching, 1860, Melot D95 (iii/IV); edition unknown. 8 5/8 x 14 3/4 in. Signed with the printed signature, lower left. This is a fine, luminous, lifetime impression with very wide margins. The condition is quite good other than minor staining on the extreme left edge of the sheet and a soft wrinkle in the upper right corner margin. This major work was printed by Delatre and published by the Societe des Aquafortistes, September, 1862. The blindstamp of the publisher, Cadart & Chevalier, is in the lower margin, center. There are later impressions (without letters) which were printed subsequent to this one and are far less desireable. This is an exemplary work by Daubigny and one of his largest etchings.
$900

The Banks of the Cousin -  DAUBIGNY

The Banks of the Cousin
CHARLES-FRANCOIS DAUBIGNY
French, (1817-1878)
Etching, 1850-1851, Melot D69 (v/V), edition unknown. 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 in. Signed in the plate and with the reference to the printer, Delâtre, to the right. This is a fine impression printed on chine applique. The margins have been trimmed but measure roughly one inch around. (There's a small spot of foxing above the image at right.) This appealing print is from one of two albums of etchings, this being plate # 3 from the first set. Some impressions of this final state have Delâtre's address and some do not. Some bear the number three in the upper right and, once again, some do not. This impression is from the collection of Jules Gerbeau (Lugt 1166).
$950

Lovers of classical art are even more convinced that the cause of the Arts in France is doomed (Amateurs classiques de plus en plus...) -  DAUMIER

Lovers of classical art are even more convinced that the cause of the Arts in France is doomed (Amateurs classiques de plus en plus...)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1852, Delteil 2295 (only state ?), edition unknown. 9 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. Signed on the stone with the artist's initials. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression with wide margins. The condition is very good apart from slight foxing on the verso. This is one of eleven plates from the series "Le Public du Salon." It was published in Le Charivari, May 7, 1852. (Oddly, there's only one state described by Delteil for this image. Most of the other prints from this series have two states; one before letters and one with.)
$650

Un Lion de Mer (The Sea Lion) -  DAUMIER

Un Lion de Mer (The Sea Lion)
HONORE DAUMIER
French, (1808-1879)
Lithograph, 1856, Delteil 2854 (ii/II), edition unknown. 8 3/8 x 10 3/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. This is a fine "sur blanc" impression on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This humorous print is from the series "Croquis d'été," ('Summer Sketches'). From the collection of: Gabriel Cognacq (Lugt 538d) and H.M. Petiet (see Lugt 2021a).
$550

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