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Bus Girls -  ROBBINS

Bus Girls
HULDA D. ROBBINS
American, (1910-2011)
Screenprint, 1941, edition 50. 14 1/2 x 11 in. Signed, dated, titled and with "Ed 50." The artist also wrote "Coll 11," which refers to the number of colors employed in the printing. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Hulda Robbins studied at the Prussian Academy of Arts in Berlin, the Philadelphia Museum and School of Industrial Art and the Barnes Foundation. Best known for her artistic screenprints, she was part of the pioneering group which included Ruth Chaney, Max Cohn, Ruth Gikow, Philip Hicken and Edward Landon and Riva Helfond, among others. Her prints are found in the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the National Gallery. She moved to New York around 1940 and resided in New Jersey in her later years. Bus Girls is one of her finest prints.
SOLD

House at Gregory Point (Colorado) -  RONNEBECK

House at Gregory Point (Colorado)
ARNOLD RONNEBECK
American, (1885-1947)
Lithograph, 1934, edition 25. 13 x 9 in. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Ronnebeck lived in Colorado as he was the Art Director of the Denver Art Museum from 1926-1931. He did several prints of the mining industry back then and this print depicts that theme. Gregory Point was near Central City.
$700

Riverside Church, New York -  ROTH

Riverside Church, New York
ERNEST ROTH
American, (1879-1964)
Etching, 1930, edition 90. 14 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on a fine antique laid paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for three French custom stamps on the top margin away from the image. Dedicated in 1930, this majestic church was conceived by John D. Rockefeller, Jr.
$750

Le Cerisier de la Plante-à-Biau (The Cherry Tree at La Plante-à-Biau) -  ROUSSEAU

Le Cerisier de la Plante-à-Biau (The Cherry Tree at La Plante-à-Biau)
THEODORE ROUSSEAU
French, (1812-1867)
Cliché-verre , 1855, Melot R5, only state. edition 150. 9 1/4 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This is one of forty cliché-verre plates acquired from Bouasse-Lebel including works by Corot, Daubigny, Delacroix, Millet and Rousseau. They were acquired by by the firm of Sagot-Le Garrec and published in 1921. Each impression, as with this one, bears the stamp of Sagot-Le Garrec (Lugt 1766a) and is numbered. (Our impression is signed in pencil with, "Essai" ('trial proof'). Early, lifetime impressions of these works are nearly impossible to fine. This a especially fine example of one of only six graphic works by Rousseau, two of which were the cliché-verre glass plate process.
$1,500

Conference -  RUTKA

Conference
DOROTHY RUTKA
American, (1907-1985)
Softground etching and aquatint, about 1936-40, edition probably about 25. 9 x 7 1/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered "23" in pencil. Here we have a fine, dark impression printed on wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This impression bears the stamp "Federal Art Project." 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 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
$850

Brooklyn Heights Esplanade -  SHOKLER

Brooklyn Heights Esplanade
HARRY SHOKLER
American, (1896-1978)
Screenprint, 1951, edition possibly 100. 10 x 15 1/2 in. Signed and dated in ink in the image. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this memorable, panoramic view of New York. This is a fine impression with full margins. Fine condition. Shokler was born in Cincinnati and he eventually moved to New York to study and then teach. He was an early advocate of the screenprint as an artistic medium and he was president of the National Serigraph Society. He was also a WPA artist and taught at the Brooklyn Museum of Art School.
$950

Theater # 1 -  SKINNER

Theater # 1
CLARA SKINNER
American, (1902-1976)
Wood engraving, 1933-34, edition about 25. 10 x 14 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression printed on a thin, cream Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine apart from four spots of an old adhesive showing in the four corners of the margins. Born in Chicago, Skinner studied at the Art Students League and was active with the WPA program. This work is included in The Federal Art Project: American Prints from the 1930s, published by the University of Michigan Museum of Art (1985),pg 177. This print is also located at the National Gallery and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. The original WPA label accompanies the print.
$1,300

The Street Hawkers -  SKOLFIELD

The Street Hawkers
RAYMOND SKOLFIELD
American, (1909-1966)
Lithograph, 1935-36, edition about 25. 9 7/8 x 14 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression with what appears to be the full, untrimmed sheet. The condition is very good other than for a slight trace of a mat line from an early mount and some old adhesive on the verso edges on four sides. Skolfield was a Maine artist who studied at the Art Students League with Guy Pene DuBois, among others. He was active in the NY WPA program and this print is included as part of that effort. (This impression does not have the stamp.) Street Hawkers is found at the Smithsonian, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, among others.
$900

Fashions of the Past -  SLOAN

Fashions of the Past
JOHN SLOAN
American, (1871- 1951)
Etching, 1926, Morse 224, (vi/VI); edition 100. 8 x 10 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This impression was printed by Ernest Roth and is so inscribed. Here we have a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine. According to an inscription on an early proof, the artist wrote the storefront is Lord and Taylor in New York.
$3,200

Vertical Arrangement -  SMITH

Vertical Arrangement
CHARLES W. SMITH
American , (1893-1987)
Woodcut (or linoleum cut) printed in colors, circa 1940, edition unknown. 11 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed, titled and inscribed in pencil, "no number." This is a fine impression of this rare work. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Smith was born in Virgina and eventually taught printmaking at Bennington College in Vermont and then from 1947-63, at the University of Virginia. This experimental printmaker produced traditional blockprints and turned to abstraction later in his career. His modernist blockprints are exceptional.
SOLD

Ascension to the Light (Opgang naar het Licht) -  STRUBE

Ascension to the Light (Opgang naar het Licht)
JAN STRUBE
Dutch, (1892-1985)
Lithograph, 1934, edition perhaps 100. 7 3/4 x 12 3/4 in. Signed, dated, titled and numbered "10" in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Strube was an outstanding draughtsman and he was a natural as a lithographer. His work is intensely realistic and often his imagery borders on the surreal. He was a member of "Arti et Amicitiae" (Amsterdam) and there was an exhibition of his work in Breda in 1942. His work is included in the Rijksprentenkabinet. This impression bears an ink stamp in the lower right which is probably a printer's stamp or a collector's stamp.
$550

The Milliner, Renée Vert (La Modiste, Renée Vert) -  TOULOUSE-LAUTREC

The Milliner, Renée Vert (La Modiste, Renée Vert)
HENRI DE TOULOUSE-LAUTREC
French, (1864-1901)
Brush and splatter lithograph printed in colors, 1893, Delteil 13, Adhémar 17, Wittrock 4; a proof of the second state with the text removed. 17 x 11 1/2 in. Signed on the stone with the printed monogram. This is a fine impression with probably the full margins. The colors are fresh. The condition is very good apart from four small subtle wrinkles at the corners from earlier hinges, verso. There's a slight crease in the lower right corner just barely affecting the printed area. This is a trial proof aside from the edition of fifty in this state. Wittrock knew of two such impressions as we have here. Renée Vert was also a fashion designer and married to the painter, Joseph Albert. They were good friends of Lautrec.
$3,500

The Workers  -  TURZAK

The Workers
CHARLES TURZAK
American, (1899-1986)
Woodcut, circa 1930-35, edition 50. 6 1/2 x 4 3/8 in. Signed in the block, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on wove paper. The condition is fine apart from just an extremely faint suggestion of light toning within an early mat opening. The margins are probably untrimmed but they are relatively modest measuring 1/2-1/4 in. Turzak did two woodcuts by this title which are similar.
$1,000

Farmers Festival in Limburg -  VAN DEN BERG

Farmers Festival in Limburg
WILLEM VAN DEN BERG
Dutch, (1886-1970)
Lithograph, undated (1920s-1930s), edition unknown. 8 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. Signed in pencil. here we have a fine impression of this entertaining print. The margins are full and the condition is very good other than for a few soft wrinkles mostly in the margins.Van den Berg was also a fine painter and studied at the Academie voor Beeldende Kunst in the Hague. In Amsterdam later on, he taught at the National Academy of Fine Arts (Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten). The influence of Breughel is often found in his work as seen here.
$550

Circe -  VAN DER STOK

Circe
HENRI VAN DER STOK
Dutch, (1870-1946)
Woodcut, undated (about 1920-25), edition unknown. 10 x 7 in. Signed and titled in pencil. Inscribed "handdruk." Here we have a fine impression printed on a sturdy, fibrous laid paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Van der Stok is well known for his stylized art deco era designs. He was born in Indonesia and eventually settled in the Hague. Circe was a sorceress in Greek mythology.
$900

Picket Line -  VOLZ

Picket Line
HERMAN VOLZ
American, (1904-1990)
Lithograph, 1938, edition 40. 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed in pencil and inscribed "artist proof." This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a tiny pinhole near the "proof" inscription. Volz was born in Zurich and came to the US in 1933. He was living in the San Francisco Bay area and became a citizen in 1938. This stellar print was done along the San Francisco docks and impressions are located at the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art.
$1,000

Brothel Scene -  WARD

Brothel Scene
LYND WARD
American, (1905-1985)
Wood engraving, 1929, edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 3 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a fine impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is very good other than for two soft creases in the lower right corner; one touching the image. This engaging print is an illustration for Madman's Drum, one of Ward's novels without words, this one published in 1930.
$450

Beach Scene (Coney Island) -  WARSAGER

Beach Scene (Coney Island)
HYMAN WARSAGER
American, (b. 1909)
Screenprint, circa 1940, edition probably about 25-50. 14 x 20 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a very good impression in good condition. The margins are full. There's a suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening, a few small stains in the upper right margin corner well away from the image and a couple of printing wrinkles which are not really that noticeable. Warsager was an active member of the New York City WPA Graphics Arts division. He worked closely with Anthony Velonis in developing the silkscreen process as a fine arts medium. This is a large print and a great subject for the period. An impression is in the Art Institute of Chicago collection with the title, Beach Scene at Seagate.
$1,400

Black Lion Wharf -  WHISTLER

Black Lion Wharf
JAMES A. MCNEILL WHISTLER
American, (1834-1903)
Etching, 1859, Glasgow 54 (iv/IV); Kennedy 42 (iii/III), edition unknown. 5 7/8 x 8 3/4 in. Signed and dated in the plate, lower right. This is a fine, strong impression printed on light cream laid paper without a watermark. The margins are most likely full with a deckle edge on three sides. The condition is excellent. This print, along with the Limeburner (Glasgow 55), are probably the two best images from the Thames Set. Black Lion Wharf was published with the rest of the set in 1871 by Ellis and Green. This is one of Whistler's most popular early etchings.
$5,800

Unemployed -  WIGGINS

Unemployed
GEORGE WIGGINS
American, (1907-1982)
Lithograph, circa 1935, edition 15. 8 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. Signed on the stone. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a very fine impression with wide and probably the full margins. The condition is excellent. Wiggins was active in the 1930s-1940s and specialized in lithography. There are four of his prints in the collection of the National Gallery including this one.
SOLD

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