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The Letter -  HELFOND

The Letter
RIVA HELFOND
American, (1910-2002)
Screenprint printed on brown paper, 1946, edition 40. 17 3/4 x 11 1/2 in. Signed, titled and number in pencil. This is a fine impression of this compelling print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Helfond was born in Brooklyn and studied at the Art Students League with Kuniyoshi and Sternberg. She taught printmaking at the Harlem Arts Community Center when she developed an expertise in the screenprint medium. Many of her subjects related to the coal miners of Pennsylvania during her stint with the WPA program.
$2,000

Coffee -  HIRSCH

Coffee
JOSEPH HIRSCH
American, (1910-1981)
Lithograph, 1961, Cole 38, edition 250. 13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The condition is excellent. Hirsch was born in Philadelphia and studied in New York with George Luks. He was involved with the WPA program in Philadelpia as a muralist. In 1941, he signed on with Associated American Artists which published most of his prints. Coffee is a nice example of his work in lithography.
$750

Spleen (Melancholy) -  LEGRAND

Spleen (Melancholy)
LOUIS LEGRAND
French, (1863-1951)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1900, Arwas 176 (xi/XI), edition 50; Exsteens 156. 19 5/8 x 13 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil and also with Pellet's initials. This is a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are probably full and the condition is fine apart from three old paper hinges on the right edge of the sheet, verso, and a subtle spot of foxing in the lower left. This large and exceptional work went through eleven states of development and was ultimately printed with three color plates. (Spleen is also a rare print as only thirty-five impressions were printed from the intended edition of fifty.) In the distance is Sacré-Cour Basilica in Montmartre, Paris.
$2,750

The Laundresses (Les Blanchchisseuses) -  LEGRAND

The Laundresses (Les Blanchchisseuses)
LOUIS LEGRAND
French, (1863-1951)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1901, Arwas 186 (iii/III); Exsteens 163, edition 130. 7 3/8 x 5 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression printed on simili-japon. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is from the suite of twenty etchings called La Faune Parisienne published by Gustave Pellet in 1901.
$950

Diners (Soupeurs) -  LEGRAND

Diners (Soupeurs)
LOUIS LEGRAND
French, (1863-1951)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1904, Arwas 205 (iii/V); Exsteens 182, edition 65. 10 1/4 x 16 1/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil and initialed by Pellet, the publisher. This is a fine, rich impression printed on white paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from an old adhesive primarily around the edges of the sheet, verso.
$1,300

Little Mother (Petite Mère) -  LEGRAND

Little Mother (Petite Mère)
LOUIS LEGRAND
French, (1863-1951)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, 1900, Arwas 196 (vi/VI); Exsteens 173, edition unknown. 7 3/8 x 5 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on simili japon paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from slight toning within an earlier mat opening. There was a first version of this plate which was cancelled before any editions. This is the final state with the addition of color. Most likely the edition was small.
$850

Apple Picking:  September -  LEIGHTON

Apple Picking: September
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 209, edition 60. 8 5/8 x 11 7/8 in. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine early impression from the British edition of 30, numbered in Roman numerals. (30 impressions for the American market were numbered in Arabic.) Printed on a fine cream Japanese paper, the margins are full. The condition is very good apart from slight toning within an earlier mat opening. This stellar image is from the Farmer's Year series. A later edition was printed in 1978.
$2,750

Lopping:  February -  LEIGHTON

Lopping: February
CLARE LEIGHTON
American, (1899-1989)
Wood engraving, 1933, Boston Public Library 210, edition 60. 8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, early impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from slight light toning within an earlier mat opening. There were thirty impression for the British edition (in Roman numerals, as here) and thirty for the American edition (numbered in Arabic.) For some reason the artist numbered this one from an edition of twenty and not thirty.
SOLD

Down to the Sea at Night -  LEWIS

Down to the Sea at Night
MARTIN LEWIS
American, (1881-1962)
Drypoint and sand ground, 1929, McCarron 79, edition 65. 7 7/8 x 12 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on white laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. According to McCarron, the intended edition was 75 and only 65 were recorded. This unusual and captivating work is an uncommon print today.
SOLD

Mediterranean Town View -  LOEBER

Mediterranean Town View
LOU LOEBER
Dutch, (1894-1983)
Etching, 1924, edition 10. 7 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this rare print. The margins are substantial and possibly trimmed. The condition is fine. In keeping with her interest in modernist design and geometric patterns, Loeber here depicts a beach town view and does so with great inventiveness and precision. 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.
$1,400

The Elevated -  LOWENGRUND

The Elevated
MARGARET LOWENGRUND
American, (1902-1957)
Lithograph, 1935-40, edition probably about 25. 11 1/4 x 12 2/4 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from a faint suggestion of a mat line from an earlier mat opening and some toning along the top margin edge from an old tape adhesive. (This is well away from the image.) Lowengrund was born in Philadelphia and worked in Woodstock, New York as well as in the City. This exemplary work bears the stamp of the NYC WPA Federal Art Project. An impression is found in the Detroit Institute of Arts.
SOLD

Abandoned Quarry, Rockport -  LOZOWICK

Abandoned Quarry, Rockport
LOUIS LOZOWICK
American, (1893-1973)
Lithograph, 1936, Flint 129, edition 20. 14 x 10 7/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from old hinges at the top corners. According to the catalogue, Lozowick spent several summers at Rockport, MA. Quarrying for granite was a major industry for the town.
$2,000

The Cowgate, Edinburgh -  MCBEY

The Cowgate, Edinburgh
JAMES MCBEY
Scottish, (1883-1959)
Etching, 1904-05, Hardie/Carter 33, edition 26. 8 x 5 in. Signed and dated in the plate, upper left. Signed and numbered "XIX" in ink. This is a fine, dark impression of this rare early work. The paper is a fine antique laid and the margins are full. Fine condition apart from an extremely faint suggestion of an old adhesive on the verso. The Cowgate is a very old street dating from the 15th century, not far from Edinburgh Castle.
$700

Near Notre Dame, Paris (Le Chevet de Notre Dame) -  MEUNIER

Near Notre Dame, Paris (Le Chevet de Notre Dame)
HENRI MEUNIER
Belgian, (1873-1922)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, circa 1900, edition unknown but possibly 100. 8 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered "44" in pencil. This is a fine, atmospheric impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a few spots of subtle foxing in the margins and discoloration along the edge of the sheet at bottom. Meunier was born in Brussels and was active as a poster designer, printmaker and book binder. His etchings, such as this one, are somewhat uncommon today.
SOLD

Telephone Wires and Train Tracks -  MINNE

Telephone Wires and Train Tracks
JORIS MINNE
Belgian, (1897-1988)
Lithograph, 1928, edition 43. 9 3/8 x 7 1/8 in. Initialed on the stone, lower right. Signed, dated and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression of this exceptional work. The condition is fine and the margins are wide. Minne was one of a fine group of printmakers comprising "le Groupe des Cinq" which included Frans Mssereel, Jan-Frans Cantré, Joseph Cantré and Henri van Straten. He was a co-founder of La Lumière.
$1,500

Laudatory Triptych of Antwerp (Lof Triptiek over Antwerpen) -  MINNE

Laudatory Triptych of Antwerp (Lof Triptiek over Antwerpen)
JORIS MINNE
Belgian, (1897-1988)
Linocuts, 1930, 100 plus 26 special sets listed as A-Z. 15 1/2 x 11 1/4 and the central image measures 15 1/4 x 14 3/4 in. Signed, dated and dedicated in ink on the title page. This example is stamped "B" from the special edition with hand coloring on the the title page. The condition is fine and the margins are full. The prints themselves were printed on Steinbach paper. (The dedication by Minne goes, "to jeanne and Nand, from all my heart. this piece (or work) from our Antwerp soil.") This exceptional work by Minne exemplifies his bold style of Belgian modernism between the wars. Minne was also a fine sculptor. (Photos of the other two images are available on request. This is the central image of the three which comprise the triptych, all printed on the same sheet and enclosed in a flexible tan folder as a cover. It's rarely found in this condition.)
$2,200

In de Kampong, Semarang (Indonesia) -  NIEUWENKAMP

In de Kampong, Semarang (Indonesia)
WOJ NIEUWENKAMP
Dutch, (1874-1950)
Etching, 1917, Nieuwenkamp E 182, Branches/Heijbroek E182 (iii/III); edition 25. 17 3/4 x 21 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed, "épreuve d'artiste," and, "E182, 3de staat." This is a fine, luminous impression printed with plate tone on sturdy Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. The scene here is located in central Java, Indonesia. Nieuwenkamp, based in Edam, developed a passion for traveling to far away places as well as other European countries. He went to Sumatra, Java and Bali (The Dutch East Indies), North Africa, Ceylon and India. He ended up buying a home near Florence in 1925. During his many years in Holland he traveled in an elaborate houseboat called De Zwerver where he kept his printing press and worked on site as he docked along various rivers and canals. His travels began in 1894 and ended in 1940 with the onset of WWII. He is often remembered as the first European artist to visit Bali, and did so more than once.
$2,250

Café Orientale, Venice -  PENNELL

Café Orientale, Venice
JOSEPH PENNELL
American, (1857-1926)
Etching, 1911, Wuerth 618, edition probably 50. 9 1/4 x 12 3/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a very fine impression of this uncommon print. The paper is antique laid and the margins are full. The condition is very good apart from a few tiny rust specks in the paper which have developed over the years. This lovely Whistlerian view is somewhat similar to Whistler's Traghetto.
$800

Times Square -  PENNEY

Times Square
JAMES PENNEY
American, (1910-1982)
Lithograph, 1933, edition 15. 14 x 19 3/4 in. Signed, titled, numbered and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a couple of repaired splits in the margins, well away from the image. Penney was from Missouri and studied at the University of Kansas. He moved to New York where he spent three years at the Art Students League and studied with John Sloan and Charles Locke among others. He was a WPA mural painter in addition to his fine work as a lithographer. This is one of his finest works and other examples of his printmaking are found in the National Gallery. Times Square is a rare print.
$2,300

Underground -  PYTLAK

Underground
LEONARD PYTLAK
American, (1910-1998)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1935-40, edition probably about 25. 11 x 15 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a very fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is a stellar WPA print and this impression bears the stamp of the NYC WPA on the back of the sheet. Pytlak studied at the Art Students League and was one of the foremost lithographers of this era. This lithograph is located in the Library of Congress, the Baltimore Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others.
SOLD

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