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Anangkè (Fate) -  HOLST

Anangkè (Fate)
RICHARD ROLAND HOLST
Dutch, (1868-1938)
Lithograph, 1892, edition only 30. 14 x 12 3/4 in. Signed, dated and numbered in ink. Initialed and dated in the plate. This is a superb impression with full margins. The printed surface is flawless. Minor, subtle foxing in the margins. In the lithograph ‘Anangkè’ (‘Fate’) the artist depicts himself in a way that is full of religious and mythical connotations. It is based on the myth of Prometheus, the bringer of civilization, who stole the fire of the gods. Prometheus was punished by the gods, who chained him to a rock where a vulture ate his liver out every day that grew back every night. The theme of the print must be closely connected to the artist’s own situation and most certainly to the life of Vincent van Gogh. It is therefore no coincidence that Roland Holst dedicated a copy to Vincent van Gogh (this copy is in the collection of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam) and another copy to Theo van Gogh’s widow, Jo van Gogh-Bonger. The print was shown first at the 6th exhibition of the Nederlandsche Etsclub (Dutch Etching Club) in Februari-March 1893, where it was praised by the fellow artist Jan Veth, who published an extensive review. The exhibition also showed a print by Jan Toorop with the same subject matter, where Anangkè (Fate) is personified by a woman. The print of R.N. Roland Holst was published in only 30 copies by the art gallery C.M. van Gogh in Amsterdam. In the newspaper De Amsterdammer we read on 3 March 1893 that the print of Anangkè of Roland Holst was sold at the exhibition of the Etsclub. The print has been described as a one of the most important Dutch symbolist prints, inspired by Van Gogh’s reed-pen drawings (for instance in the sky with the three stars) and Jan Toorop's treatment of the waves. The image of the suffering Prometheus has a haunting quality. The figure with the thorn crown also resembles Christ. Provenance: Wouter van Leeuwen, Amsterdam. From his 2001 catalogue, The "Nieuwe Kunst," entry # 51.
$8,000

Intérieur de Cour (Courtyard Interior) -  JACQUE

Intérieur de Cour (Courtyard Interior)
CHARLES JACQUE
French, (1813-1894)
Etching, 1849, Guiffrey 90 (ii/II), edition unknown. 7 1/4 x 8 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, upper left. This is a fine impression printed on a sturdy wove paper. The margins are wide and the condition is quite good. (There's some discoloration in the upper right margin away from the image.) This is a fine example of Barbizon School printmaking.
$400

The Dark Pitcher (Der Dungle Krug) -  LAAGE

The Dark Pitcher (Der Dungle Krug)
WILHELM LAAGE
German, (1868-1930)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1917, Hagenlocher 271 (IIIb), edition unknown. 15 7/8 x 19 3/4 in. Initialed and dated on the block, lower left. This is a fine impression of the final, published state with the printed text below," Verlag der Gesellschaft für Vervielfältingene Kunst, Wien." The margins are full. The colors are fresh. Apart from some slight rippling along the top edge, the condition is fine. This is a large and exceptional print by Laage and early, pre-publication proofs are hard to find.
$2,000

Beach (Bath) Time (L'Heure du Bain) -  LABOUREUR

Beach (Bath) Time (L'Heure du Bain)
JEAN-EMILE LABOUREUR
French, (1877-1943)
Engraving, 1929, Laboureur 401 (iii/III), edition 102. 9 x 7 7/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with wide margins. Fine condition. This print was published by the Société des Peintres-Graveurs Francais (Lugt 1195a) and their blindstamp is in the lower left corner margin. The scene depicted is at La Baule in France.
SOLD

Wet Saturday -  LEWIS

Wet Saturday
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint, 1929, McCaron 81, edition 72. 9 7/8 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The paper is a fine cream laid and the condition is excellent.
$9,000

Cup with Pipe (Kop met Pijp) -  LOEBER

Cup with Pipe (Kop met Pijp)
LOU LOEBER
Dutch, (1894-1983)
Etching and aquatint, 1927, proofs only. 10 3/8 x 8 in. Unsigned but from the estate of the artist. Titled and inscribed trial proof (proefdruk) and not for sale (niet te koop). Inscribed "III" below which suggest one of the trial proofs. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Provenance: the estate of the artist and this impression was exhibited in a retrospective exhibition, De Stijl van Lou Loeber, (Cataloge Kunst aan de Dijk, Kortenhoef, 2017, page 41. This print is identical in composition to a painting by Loeber (1928) and a drawing by Dirk Koning (1927). 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.
$2,400

La Rue Réaumur -  LUCE

La Rue Réaumur
MAXIMILIEN LUCE
French, (1858-1941)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1894, edition about 60. 12 3/8 x 16 in. Signed in blue pencil in the lower right. Just below the image at right is remarque of a portrait of the man. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. The print is numbered, initialed and stamped in the lower right corner by the publisher Gustave Pellet. (Lugt 1194 and 1190). Ex-collection: H.M. Petiet (Lugt 5031).
$2,600

Tekening (Drawing) -  MAES

Tekening (Drawing)
KAREL MAES
Belgian, (1900-1974)
Linocut, 1922 or slightly before, a proof impression before publication in Het Overzicht. 6 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. Initialed in the block, lower left. This is a fine impression with probably the full margins. Fine condition apart from a few tiny repairs at the top edge of the sheet. This is a superb example of Belgian avant garde printmaking. The provenance is quite interesting: There's a stamp on the verso which says "De Distel, Emiel Maeyens, Antwerpen." De Distel is is the name of a building in Antwerp where Emil Maeyens established a firm in artists supplies. He regularly advertised in in the modernist periodical "Het Overzicht" in which Karel Maes and Josef Peeters published their prints. We suspect he also sold copies of the periodical and he could well have collected and/or sold proofs when they could be located. Maes is one of the preeminent Belgian modernists and was closely associated with Jozef Peeters, Pierre-Louis Flouquet, Rene Magritte and Victor Servranckx, among others. This work is from his best period and his paintings of this era also focus on geometric abstraction. Most of his linoleum cuts were published in journals in the 1920s in black and white only. From 1922 onward, Maes began to design furniture, carpets, and posters.
$2,000

De Oude Watermolen, Gouda (The Old Watermill) -  NIEUWENKAMP

De Oude Watermolen, Gouda (The Old Watermill)
WOJ NIEUWENKAMP
Dutch, (1874-1950)
Etching, 1911, Branches/Heijbroek E114 (i/V), Hubert E114 (i/III) 7 7/8 x 11 5/8 in. Signed in pencil lower right and inscribed "proefdruk." Inscribed in the image lower left, "1ste staat," and then there's another inscription which is probably "6 Febr 1911). (The catalogue states four proofs in the first state.) This lovely, rare print changes in the fourth state with the removal of the figures and a tree added on the left. The margins are full and the condition is fine. There's an unidentified collector's mark on the verso.
$1,400

Rocks of Cape Ann (MA) -  PARRISH

Rocks of Cape Ann (MA)
STEPHEN PARRISH
American, (1846-1938)
Etching, 1881, Schneider 45 (ii/II), edition unknown. 6 3/4 x 14 5/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Titled in the plate, lower right. Here we have a fine, tonal impression printed on a sturdy wove paper. The margins are apparently full and the condition is fine. This print is lited in five museum collections.
SOLD

Grandmother's Flowers (actually known as Garden Flowers) -  PATTERSON

Grandmother's Flowers (actually known as Garden Flowers)
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1921, Bakker 90, intended edition of 100. 10 1/4 x 7 1/4 in. Signed in the image in pencil and signed and titled in pencil below on the support sheet. This is a fine, vibrant impression with fresh colors. The print is trimmed to the image and mounted to a sturdy card stock support which was clearly done by the artist. The condition is very good. For some reason Patterson titled this print differently. The intense work involved in rubbing the colors into the back of the sheet from the blocks is perfectly demonstrated here. The end result is almost sculptural. Due to the labor intensive nature of printing just one impression, and given the scarcity of her prints, we doubt that the full editions were ever printed.
$5,000

In the High Hills -  PATTERSON

In the High Hills
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1925, Bakker 80a, intended edition of 100. 11 x 8 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression of this compelling image. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from a couple of minor printing creases, so typical of her work. This lovely impression is one of so many color variants seen in not only this print but in most of Patterson's oeuvre. She was an avid experimenter with color from one block to the next.
$6,000

A Salt Creek, Cape Cod -  PATTERSON

A Salt Creek, Cape Cod
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1915-20, Bakker 57a, intended edition of 100. 9 x 7 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil "2/100". This is a fine impression of this extremely rare print. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from three pieces of paper tape on the verso edges which were intended as hinges. This exceptional Cape Cod scene with the winding waterway reflects the enduring influence of Arthur Wesley Dow. (Patterson studied with Dow at the Pratt Institute in New York beginning in 1895.)
$6,500

Sunset on Westcliff -  RICH

Sunset on Westcliff
ANDREA RICH
American, (b. 1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 25. 12 x 16 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$420

Wood Ducks -  RICH

Wood Ducks
ANDREA RICH
American, (b. 1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2015, edition 30. 12 x 16 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine, vibrant impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$420

Cranes in Mist -  RICH

Cranes in Mist
ANDREA RICH
American, (b. 1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2008, edition 30. 12 x 16 1/8 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$420

The Flock (State I) -  RICH

The Flock (State I)
ANDREA RICH
American, (b. 1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2017, edition 10. 12 x 15 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a superb, vibrant impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$420

Northern Hawk Owl -  RICH

Northern Hawk Owl
ANDREA RICH
American, (b. 1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2011, edition 30. 12 1/8 x 16 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$420

Owl with Dragonflies -  RICH

Owl with Dragonflies
ANDREA RICH
American, (b. 1954)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2015, edition 30. 16 1/8 x 16 in. Signed in the block with the artist's monogram. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent.
$550

The Châtelet, Vitre -  ROSENBERG

The Châtelet, Vitre
LOUIS ROSENBERG
American, (1890-1983)
Etching, 1924, edition probably 100. 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in. Title in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine apart from small old paper hinges at the top corners. Rosenberg was born in Portland, OR and studied architecture at MIT along with Samuel Chamberlain and John Taylor Arms.
$275

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