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The Mill at Rugen -  PATTERSON

The Mill at Rugen
MARGARET PATTERSON
American, (1867-1950)
Woodcut printed in colors, circa 1910, Bakker 11a, small edition. 8 1/4 x 5 3/4 in. Unsigned. This rare, early work was done in Germany. This is a fine impression trimmed to just outside the borderline (by the artist). The condition is very good. This work is from the estate of the artist, via James Bakker when he was in Cambridge, MA (circa 1990.
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

Landscape 2021-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2021-I
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2021, edition 28. 15 3/4 x 19 3/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression of this stellar print. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is the artist's first woodcut for 2021 and it has a distinct arts and crafts look which is so often the case with her work.
$950

Landscape 2020-II -  POSTMA

Landscape 2020-II
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2020, edition 20. 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This remarkable print shows Postma's great sense of design and a complexity of colors.
$650

Landscape 2020-I -  POSTMA

Landscape 2020-I
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2020, edition 28. 18 x 14 1/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. Postma studied the woodcut technique at the Academie Minerva in Groningen with Wim van Veen. The reduction method, as opposed to the multiple block approach, employs one block with the darkest color being printed first and the complete edition of perhaps twenty is fully printed. From there, cuts are made in the block and the next lightest color is printed for the entire edition on the same sheets of paper. This process continues so that ultimately, the block is almost completely cut away and the lightest colors are the last to be printed. The effects are subtle layering of colors with little margin for error. More recently, as Postma continues to refine her technique, she will start with a few light colors, then dark, then working back to light again. This is a time consuming process that she has mastered with great success.
$900

Landscape 2020-IX -  POSTMA

Landscape 2020-IX
GRIETJE POSTMA
Dutch, (b. 1961)
Woodcut printed in colors, 2020, edition 26. 13 1/2 x 23 7/8 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Other works by Postma are currently available.
$900

California Landscape -  RATHBONE

California Landscape
AUGUSTA RATHBONE
American, (1897-1990)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, circa 1940, edition probably 15. 8 x 9 1/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed by the artist, artist's proof. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine apart from modest old tape hinges on the verso. Rathbone was a California artist who studied in France. Her work is included in A Spectrum of Innovation: Color in American Printmaking 1890-1960, by David Acton (1990). Provenance: Annex Galleries, CA.
SOLD

Centaure Aiming at the Clouds (Centaure Visant les Nues) -  REDON

Centaure Aiming at the Clouds (Centaure Visant les Nues)
ODILON REDON
French, (1840-1916)
Lithograph, 1895, Mellerio/Hyman 133, edition 50. 11 1/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on chine appliqué. The margins are wide. The condition is good apart from some toning on the verso and imperfections showing on the chine, primarily on the extreme edges of the sheet which is a light gray. This is a proof without the tiny, printed title and edition "50 ep." just below the image at center. The catalogue mentions that a few of these were printed in black and green ink. One such example is found at the Kröller-Muller Museum in Holland.
$8,500

Red Daisies -  ROYDS

Red Daisies
MABEL ROYDS
British, (1874-1941)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1930s, Barton 45, edition unknown. 5 1/4 x 5 3/8 in. Signed and numbered in pencil "45". This is a superb impression with rich colors. The background is printed as a monotype which is highly unusual for the artist The margins are narrow and the condition is fine. This impression came from the estate of the artist. We sold this very impression back in the 1980s and are pleased to have it again.
$1,750

Conference -  RUTKA

Conference
DOROTHY RUTKA
American, (1907-1985)
Etching and aquatint, about 1936, edition probably about 25. 9 x 7 1/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine, dark impression printed on wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This impression bears the stamp "Federal Art Project No.1" Rutka was from Michigan and studied at the Cleveland School of Art. She graduated in 1929 and joined the Cleveland WPA in 1936. An impression of this print is located in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Baltimore Museum of Art.
$800

The Four Bridges -  SCHUTZ

The Four Bridges
ANTON SCHUTZ
American, (1894-1977)
Etching, 1929, Harbor Gallery 19, edition unknown. 10 x 13 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on cream wove paper. The margins are apparently full and the condition is fine. This exemplary view of New York from Brooklyn shows the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by the Manhattan, Williamsburg and Queensboro Bridges.
SOLD

Waitresses -  SOYER

Waitresses
RAPHAEL SOYER
American, (1899-1987)
Lithograph, 1954, Cole 71, edition 250. 11 1/2 x 9 3/8 in. Signed on the stone, lower left. Signed in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is also fine. This is a nice example of Soyer's great skills as a draughtsman. Impressions are located at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
$1,400

Forest of Flame -  STERNBERG

Forest of Flame
HARRY STERNBERG
American, (1904-2001)
Lithograph, 1939, Moore 158, Warner 56; edition unknown. 12 1/2 x 16 1/2 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with wide margins. The condition is excellent apart from a small, very faint spot of toning in the margin above the second smokestack on the left. This exemplary print from the period is illustrated and discussed in Graphic Excursions, American Prints in Black and White, 1900-1930, Selections from the Collection of Reba and Dave Williams (1991), entry 81. Impressions are located in the Art Institute of Chicago and the National Gallery of Art, among other institutions.
$6,000

Christmas Eve and New Year (Kerstnacht - Nieuwjaar) -  VAN HOYTEMA

Christmas Eve and New Year (Kerstnacht - Nieuwjaar)
THEO VAN HOYTEMA
Dutch, (1863-1917)
Lithographs, 1894, Rijksmuseum/deGroot 48 and 49 (ii/II); edition possibly 200. each image measures 16 x 9 3/4 in. Each image is signed and dated on the stone. Each is signed and numbered in pencil. These are excellent, rich impressions with full margins. The condition of both sheets is rarely this fine. To quote Cliff Ackley, "The prints' tall vertical format suggests Asian hanging scrolls, and both have symbolically related decorative borders along the bottom edge. The images are for Hoytema unusually abstract and ornamental in feeling." (See page 78, Holland on Paper in the Age of Art Nouveau (2014). This iconic pair of lithographs is quite rare today and represents Dutch Art Nouveau (Nieuwe Kunst) at its best. (There's a suggestion in the literature that the edition is 200. This is highly doubtful given the scarcity of these prints, especial when found as a pair.)
$8,500

Large Primitive Head in Profile -  WEBER

Large Primitive Head in Profile
MAX WEBER
American, (1881-1961)
Linocut printed with unique color inking, 1920-21, Rubenstein 33, edition unknown. 7 3/4 x 3 3/8 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a superb, uniquely colored impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins appear to be full and there's a number "32" in pencil in the lower left corner. The condition is fine. There are three impressions of this image in the National Gallery; two in brown ink and another is a color variation from the Rosenwald Collection. Weber studied with Arthur W. Dow at the Pratt Institute early on and later in Paris with Matisse. He was impressed with the work of Cezanne. Weber was friendly with William Zorach from their Greenwich Village days and could have been influenced by his printmaking technique. This is an exceptional and rare example of Weber's color woodcut style.
$5,000

Rainy Day, New York -  WEST

Rainy Day, New York
LEVON WEST
American, (1900-1968)
Etching and drypoint, circa 1933, Subsequent to Torrington, edition unknown. 14 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed "27." The margins are full. the condition is excellent. West did a few New York scenes which are hard to come by. His work was influenced by his friend, Joseph Pennell, and Kennedy Galleries represented his work for many years. This print is included in the collection of the National Gallery in Washington, DC.
$2,000

Chief Eagle Calf -  WEST

Chief Eagle Calf
LEVON WEST
American, (1900-1968)
Etching, 1927, Torrington 77 (ii/II), edition 100. 9 x 6 1/2 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a few soft ripples in the image from the printing process. Chief Eagle Calf was a member of the Blackfeet Tribe from Montana. According to Torrington, the edition was really only seventy as many were destroyed.
$500

Wyoming (On Horseback) -  WEST

Wyoming (On Horseback)
LEVON WEST
American, (1900-1968)
Etching, 1934, subsequent to Torrington, edition probably 100. 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "early trial proof." Signed dated and inscribed in the plate, "Wyoming." This is a superb impression with full margins. The margins are full. This dramatic scene is one of his best images of the American West.
$750

Approaching Storm -  WOOD

Approaching Storm
GRANT WOOD
American, (1891-1942)
Lithograph, 1940, Johnson 16, Cole 19; edition 250. 11 3/4 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The paper shows the watermark POYPE and there's a deckle edge on all sides. The condition is fine apart from a very faint trace of an old adhesive along the extreme top edge of the sheet. According to Associated American Artists records, this print was sold out within five months of being issued. (See Johnson, page 124.)
$9,000

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