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Nightmare -  KENT

Nightmare
ROCKWELL KENT
American, (1881-1940)
Lithograph, 1941, Burne Jones / Rightmire 123, edition 55. 10 3/4 x 8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression of this rare and powerful print. The margins are full with a partial watermark showing, "ALL RAG." The condition is fine. The original drawing is at the Kupferstitchkabinett Kunstmuseum in Basel, Switzerland. This lithograph is located in the Carnegie Museum of Art, the Columbia University Library, the Hermitage Museum, The Museum of Modern Art, the Library of Congress and the Philadelphia Museum of Art among others.
SOLD

Stairhall -  LANDECK

Stairhall
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint and engraving, 1950, Kraeft 104, edition 100. 12 x 14 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine apart from a very faint suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening. The scene is the old Delmonico Hotel on East 14th Street in New York. Landeck had a studio there for many years. Provenance: M. Knoedler (with their label).
$2,200

Narrow Street -  LANDECK

Narrow Street
ARMIN LANDECK
American, (1905-1984)
Drypoint and engraving, 1949, Kraeft 102, edition 100. 16 x 9 7/8 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full.
$650

The Net Menders -  LEIGHTON

The Net Menders
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 247, edition 200. 6 1/8 x 7 5/8 in. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on thin cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good. (There are the usual three glue spots on the top from when the print was attached to the folder it was issued in.) Specifically, this lovely work was published by the Woodcut Society of Kansas City in 1933 and this folder accompanies the print. It contains an introduction by Martin Hardie.
SOLD

Break in the Thunderstorm -  LEWIS

Break in the Thunderstorm
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1930, McCarron 86 (ii/II), intended edition of 85. 12 3/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a wove paper with a subtle greenish-blue tint. The margins are full and the condition is exceptionally fine. According to the catalogue, the location is the corner of 34th Street and Park Avenue, near Lewis's studio. Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York (with their label). The McCarron catalogue states 66 recorded impressions including 16 trials.
PRICE ON REQUEST

Cathedral Spires -  LINDENMUTH

Cathedral Spires
TOD LINDENMUTH
American, (1885-1976)
Linoleum cut, undated (circa 1920-25?), edition unknown. 12 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a stellar impression of this extremely rare and stunning print. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Lindenmuth was one of the original members of the Provincetown printers group and he specialized in scenes of boats and fishermen in the Cape Cod area. He was employed by the WPA during the 1930s. Cathedral Spires are located in Custer State Park in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Birger Sandzen produced a very similar block print of this subject in 1922.
$1,400

Night and the Salute, Venice -  LITTEN

Night and the Salute, Venice
SIDNEY M. LITTEN
British, (1887-1934)
Etching and drypoint, 1928, edition perhaps 80. 10 1/4 x 16 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on a greenish-blue paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Litten studied with Frank Short at the Royal College of Art. He exhibited at the Walker Galleries and the Royal Academy. This is a large and exceptional example of his work.
$550

Venetian Steps -  LITTEN

Venetian Steps
SIDNEY M. LITTEN
British, (1887-1934)
Etching and drypoint, 1928, edition 80. 10 3/4 x 15 in. Signed and numbered "xxviii" in pencil. Here we have a fine, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Impressions of this print are located at the Detroit Institute of Arts and the Princeton University Art Museum.
$550

Reading I (Lezende I) -  LOEBER

Reading I (Lezende I)
LOU LOEBER
Dutch, (1894-1983)
Linocut, 1930, edition 100. 5 7/8 x 4 3/4 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. Titled below probably by another hand. Here we have a fine, dark impression printed on a fibrous Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's a soft crease across the top margin well away from the image.) Loeber attended the State Academy of Fine Arts (Rijksakademie) in Amsterdam from 1915-1918 but left early as she considered it too conservative. Her work was inspired by Piet Mondrian, Theo van Doesburg and Bart van der Leck. Essentially, she found her spiritual home with the Dutch De Stijl group. She married the artist Dirk Koning in 1931. She produced another, slightly larger version of this same subject.
$2,400

Omval -  MCBEY

Omval
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1910, Hardie/Carter 78, edition 78. 4 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Signed, titled and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed and numbered in ink. This is a stunning, beautifully inked impression of this uncommon print. The margins are full and there's an illegible watermark running vertically along the left side. The condition is fine. This early work relates closely to Rembrandt's 1645 etching by the same title. In Rembrandt's version, the tree is on the other side of the composition and there's a standing figure.
$1,000

Venetian Night -  MCBEY

Venetian Night
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1925, Hardie/Carter 254; edition 81 plus 18 trial proofs. 10 7/8 x 16 5/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in ink. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on a greenish blue paper with the top edge irregular. The sheet was originally bound into a book or volume of some kind. The margins are modest but this appears to be the full sheet as printed. The condition is fine apart from a slight mat line from an early mat opening. This memorable work is one of McBey's very best prints and it's a landmark image for early 20th century British printmaking. Venetian Night is illustrated on page 65 of Great Images of British Printmaking by Raymond Lister (1978).
$6,000

Nagelrock -  MUHLSTAFF

Nagelrock
WILLEM H. MUHLSTAFF
Dutch, (1894-1982)
Lithograph, 1948, edition unknown. 11 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. Initialed and dated on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. Muhlstaff was a gifted realist painter and lithographer who worked in an intensely detailed style reminiscent of the 17th century Dutch painters. The artist was born in ’s-Hertogenbosch and later lived in Rotterdam, Leiden and Zaandam. He was related to H.P. Bremmer who was the important advisor to Helene Kröller-Müller. Muhlstaff was part of the group of artists close to Bremmer that included Charley Toorop and Mendes de Costa, among others. Muhlstaff had a large collection of old Dutch pottery which he used for his paintings and prints. According to a pencil notation on the old mat, this print belonged to H.P. Bremmer.
$550

Still Life -  MUHLSTAFF

Still Life
WILLEM H. MUHLSTAFF
Dutch, (1894-1982)
Lithograph, 1945, edition 15. 13 1/4 x 10 1/4 in. Initialed and dated on the stone. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine. According to a pencil notation on the old mat, this impression belonged to H.P. Bremmer (1871-1956). Under the direction of Bremmer, Helene Kröller-Müller began her collection and purchased her first Van Gogh painting in 1908.
$550

Haystacks -  NASON

Haystacks
THOMAS NASON
American, (1889-1971)
Wood engraving, 1949, Boston Public Library 462, AAA 1117; edition 250. 6 3/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a very fine impression printed on thin wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Here we have a fine example of Nason's work in the wood engraving medium.
$450

November Evening -  NESBITT

November Evening
JACKSON LEE NESBITT
American, (1913-2008)
Etching, 1946, Retif/Salzar 24, edition 250. 8 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with substantial margins. The condition is very good apart from faint toning along a previous mat opening. This print was published by Associated American Artists and was featured in Albert Reese's book, American Prize Prints of the 20th Century. It was awarded the Eames Prize in 1946 by the Society of American Etchers as well as a purchase prize from the Library of Congress. The scene depicted was in Arkansas and Nesbitt was sketching along this road with Benton. This scenario provided the basis for the etching and also a painting of the same subject.
$1,500

The Peaceful Courtyard -  NIEUWENKAMP

The Peaceful Courtyard
WOJ NIEUWENKAMP
Dutch, (1874-1950)
Etching, 1898-1910, Nieuwenkamp E25, Hubert E25 (ii/III), Braches E25 (ii/III); edition 25. 7 3/16 x 9 5/8 in. (image size) Signed and titled in pencil. Also, inscribed "épreuve d'artiste." This is a fine, rich impression of this charming, early print. The margins are substantial and the condition is fine. (There's subtle discoloration in the left edge of the sheet well away from the image.) This courtyard view was based on a pen and ink drawing and was done in Haarlem. There were just a couple of proofs of the first state, 25 in this, the second, and the plate was cut down in the third state with an edition of 25 numbered impressions printed in 1910 by Scheltema & Holkema.
$1,000

The Weary Ploughman -  PALMER

The Weary Ploughman
SAMUEL PALMER
British, (1805-1881)
Etching, Begun in 1858, Lister 8 (viii?/VIII), edition unknown. 5 3/16 x 7 15/16 in. Unsigned. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on chine applique. The sheet has been trimmed within the exceptionally wide platemark but there still remains about 3/4 in. around the image. The condition is fine otherwise. The eighth and final state was published by the Etching Club in 1865 and bears the number "4" just below the image at center. This impression does not have the number so it's possibly a proof before publication. The various states of this print, along with other Palmer etchings, are difficult to sort out. The Weary Ploughman is a stellar example of Palmer's work in the etching medium and he worked intensely on this plate for about six weeks. The plate was cancelled during Palmer's lifetime in about 1875.
$2,750

Santa Rosita (Hollister Peak) -  PARTRIDGE

Santa Rosita (Hollister Peak)
ROI PARTRIDGE
American, (1888-1984)
Etching, 1923, White 141 (i/II), edition 92. 9 3/4 x 11 7/8 in. Signed and dated in the plate, upper right. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on a light cream laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from traces of small old hinges at the top corners of the margins. Partridge began teaching at Mills College in 1920 and later served as director of their Art Gallery. Forty-two of his etchings were exhibited at the Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in 1915. This stellar print was included in Fine Prints of the Year, 1924. The artist was married to the photographer Imogen Cunningham from 1915 until 1934.
SOLD

The Elevated (New York) -  PENNELL

The Elevated (New York)
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1921, Wuerth 789, edition perhaps 50. 10 x 6 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a light cream wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are Pennell's inky fingerprints showing here and there in the margins.) This print depicts the Sixth Avenue El at the very heart of the shopping district. Gimbels, Sacks and Co. and Macy's are nearby. This print was done when Pennell and his wife moved to Brooklyn Heights in 1921.
$750

Woman Picking Cabbages (Femme Cueillant des Choses) -  PISSARRO

Woman Picking Cabbages (Femme Cueillant des Choses)
CAMILLE PISSARRO
French, (1830-1903)
Etching and drypoint, 1888, Delteil/Cailac 77 (ii/VII); edition 17. 4 x 2 3/8 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "2e état - No. 2." The print is titled below by the artist. There's an authentication inscription on the verso, top, by Georges Henri Manzana Pissarro, the artist's son. This is a fine impression of this extremely rare early state before the plate was overworked. The condition is fine apart from slight rippling on the outer edges of the sheet and a very subtle wrinkle in the top left corner margin. There were only 17 lifetime impressions of this print.
$4,200

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