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The Builders -  ALLEN

The Builders
JAMES ALLEN
American, (1894-1964)
Etching, 1932, Ryan 62, edition 100. 9 3/54 x 11 3/4 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine other than for a faint trace of an old tape adhesive along the top edge, verso, not evident from the front. This stellar print is illustrated in American Prize Prints of the Twentieth Century by Albert Reese (1949). It was on the cover of The Herald Tribune Magazine (9/3/33) and also on the cover of Sunday Review, Brooklyn Eagle (3/25/34). Allen shared a studio with Howard Cook in Paris and upon his return to New York, he studied with Joseph Pennell and William Auerbach-Levy.
SOLD

Coal Heavers -  ALLEN

Coal Heavers
JAMES ALLEN
American, (1894-1964)
Etching, circa 1935, Allen 65, edition unknown. 11 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is fine apart from a trace of an old adhesive along the top edge verso, not evident on the front. This uncommon print is located in the Smithsonian, the National Gallery of Art, and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art.
$5,500

The Styx -  BEUNING

The Styx
WIM BEUNING
Dutch, (1914-1986)
Lithograph, 1944 (?), edition unknown. 11 1/8 x 14 1/2 in. Signed date and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a small printing crease, lower center, just touching the image and slight soiling in the margins. Beuning studied at the Koninklijke Academie for Beeldende Kunsten in the Hague and he was a painter as well as a printmaker. He was a member of the Pulchri studio. In Greek mythology, Styx is a deity and a river located in the Underworld.
$500

Fair in de Doelen (Kermis in de Doelen) -  BIELING

Fair in de Doelen (Kermis in de Doelen)
HERMAN F. BIELING
Dutch, (1887-1964)
Woodcut, 1922, edition unknown. 8 7/8 x 12 1/4 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. Bieling was a Rotterdam artist and a founder of De Branding, an avant-garde artists association. He had a studio fire in 1933 and there lost much of his early work. De Doelen was a fair venue in Rotterdam but it was destroyed by the Nazis in 1940. (It was rebuilt in 1966 as a convention center.)
$500

Strandvägen, Stockholm -  BONE

Strandvägen, Stockholm
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1923, Dodgson 407 (v/V); edition 34. 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with wide margins. The condition is very good other than for a few modest thin spots in the margins showing from the verso and a subtle stain in the upper right margin, not affecting the image. Strandvägen, as pictured in the distance, is one of the most elegant boulevards in Stockholm.
SOLD

Les Hirondelles (The Swallows) -  BRACQUEMOND

Les Hirondelles (The Swallows)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1882, Beraldi 225 (iii/III), edition 100. 13 x 10 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left, with the etched "B". Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this important print. The margins are wide and the condition is excellent. Here Bracquemond best conveys his interest in Japanese prints and their design elements. This print is illustrated and discussed in Japonisme, Japanese Influence on French Prints by Gabriel Weisberg,et al. (1975), page 35. This impression is from the edition of 100 impressions printed by Frederick Keppel around 1900. Similar impression are in the collection of the Detroit Institute of Art and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others.
$1,650

Sarcelles (Teals) -  BRACQUEMOND

Sarcelles (Teals)
FELIX BRACQUEMOND
French , (1833-1914)
Etching, 1853, Bouillon Ac2 (pg 82), (ivIV); Beraldi 111, edition 100. 10 5/8 x 12 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, upper left corner. Signed lower left with the etched "B" and the pencil signature at right. This is a superb impression with substantial margins. The paper is a thin Japanese and the condition is fine. A few of Bracquemond's etchings bear this etched"B" and this edition of 100 was published about 1900 by Frederick Keppel. The impressions are very well printed.
$1,000

Father and Son -  BURNETT

Father and Son
CALVIN BURNETT
African American, (1921-2007)
Screenprint, 1956, edition 15. 28 1/4 x 18 3/8 in. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression of this large and impressive print. The margins are full (but modest in size) and the condition is fine other than for a small stain at the top edge of the margin and old hinges, verso. Burnett taught at the Massachusetts College of Art for thirty-three years. He received his MFA from Boston University in 1960. He specialized in the screenprint medium and was also a painter.
$2,600

Phyllis Wheatley -  BURROUGHS

Phyllis Wheatley
MARGARET BURROUGHS
African American, (1915-2010)
Linoleum cut, 2002, edition only 4. 14 1/8 x 11 in. Signed, dated, numbered and titled in ink. This is a fine impression of this very rare work. The paper is a smooth white wove and the condition is fine. (The bottom margin is substantial but apparently trimmed.) Phyllis Wheatley was the first African American woman to publish a book of poetry. She was a slave living with the Wheatley family in Boston and and they taught her to read and write. In 1773, she made a trip to London with Mr. Wheatley's son and she met some prominent people who became patrons of her work. George Washington admired her writing and she was emancipated by the Wheatleys after the publication of her book published in 1773. The artist, Margaret Burroughs, both artist and writer, published several books of poetry herself in addition to her work as an educator and arts organizer.
$3,000

Self Portrait with H -  CASTELLON

Self Portrait with H
FEDERICO CASTELLON
American, (1914-1971)
Etching, 1942, Freundlich 26, edition 50. 7 7/8 x 6 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed and numbered in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression printed on a sturdy wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. Castellon was born in Spain and his family moved to Brooklyn in 1921. He was actively exhibiting in the early 1930s and had his first one man show at the Weyhe Gallery in 1934. His wife, Hulda, is shown standing behind the artist.
$750

Windmill in Garnwerd (Molen in Garnwerd) -  DIJKSTRA

Windmill in Garnwerd (Molen in Garnwerd)
JOHAN DIJKSTRA
Dutch, (1896-1978)
Etching and aquatint, undated (1920s-1930s), edition unknown. 15 x 10 3/4 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed, épreuve d'artiste. This is a superb impression of this rare and exceptional print. The paper is a sturdy white wove and the margins are about 1" on all sides. Fine condition. Dijkstra was a founding member of the Dutch expressionist movement known as "De Ploeg," (The Plow) which was established in Groningen in 1918. Indeed, expressionism was international. Dijkstra, along with Jan Wiegers, Jan Altink and others, were keenly aware of the German contingent of the expressionist movement and Wiegers became very close friends with Kirchner while he was living in Davos, Switzerland. Dutch expressionism is often overlooked but it represents an integral part of early 20th century Dutch artistic heritage. The Groninger Museum today possesses a large collection of prints, drawings and paintings by these artists. De Ploeg prints were printed in small editions due to the rather limited audience at the time.
$2,500

Reader -  DOI

Reader
ISAMI DOI
American, (1903-1965)
Wood engraving, 1939, edition unknown. 7 x 5 1/8 in. Signed, dated and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression on Japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is very good apart from slight light toning within an earlier mat opening and old hinges at the top corners. Doi was born in Hawaii and later moved to New York where he studied art at Teachers College with Albert Heckman. He achieved great success as a printmaker and exhibited at the Downtown Gallery for many years. He spent time in Europe and was back and forth between New York and his native Hawaii. He was active in the WPA program and ultimately, his best work consists of the wood engravings which tend to be uncommon.
SOLD

Old Man Reading II -  DRURY

Old Man Reading II
PAUL DRURY
British, (1903-1987)
Etching, 1932, Garton 29 v/V; edition probably 35. 4 1/2 x 5 1/8 in. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right. Signed and titled in pencil. The print is also numbered by the artist "7/35" below. This is a fine impression printed with light plate tone. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. The artist also has written in the lower margin, "reproduced in 'The Studio', 1932."
$650

Plow Horse on the Banks of the Seine (Ploegpaard aan de Oevers der Seine) -  DUPONT

Plow Horse on the Banks of the Seine (Ploegpaard aan de Oevers der Seine)
PIETER DUPONT
Dutch, (1870-1911)
Etching, 1898, Dupont 64, edition 100. 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. Signed and numbered in pencil. Initialed in the plate, lower right, just outside of the image. This is a fine impression with full margins. The paper is a cream wove and the condition is excellent. This large print is from the series "L'Outillage," and was published in Amsterdam by van Wisselingh.
$1,400

The Steps -  EICHENBERG

The Steps
FRITZ EICHENBERG
American, (1901-1990)
Wood engraving, 1934, edition 200. 6 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, rich impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. Born in Germany, Eichenberg moved to America when Hitler came into power. In New York he taught at Pratt and the New School and was active in the WPA program. He was a member of the National Academy of Design. The Steps is one of four early prints depicting life in New York.
$1,400

Grimnessesluis (Amsterdam) -  EVERBAG

Grimnessesluis (Amsterdam)
FRANS EVERBAG
Dutch, (1877-1947)
Etching and aquatint printed in colors, before 1941, Vervoorn 44, edition unknown. 24 x 18 1/2 in. Signed and titled in pencil. The print is also inscribed, épreuve d'artiste, in pencil. This is a fine subtle impression of the large and exceptional print. The margins are full and the condition is good. There's a professionally repaired split in the right margin outside of the platemark and some toning and residue adhesive on the verso from an early mount. A catalogue raisonné of Everbag's prints was published in conjunction with a retrospective in 1988 at the Museum Kempenland.
$1,850

Third Avenue El -  FARR (SLOAN)

Third Avenue El
HELEN FARR (SLOAN)
American, (1911-2005)
Lithograph, 1932, edition unknown. 10 x 12 1/2 in. Signed in pencil, lower right. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good other than for a couple of subtle, soft ripples in the upper left corner of the image. At the age of sixteen Farr enrolled at the Art Students League where she met and studied with her future husband, John Sloan. She was a talented artist in her own right and focused on NY street scenes and also New Mexico subjects. An impression of this work, printed by Grant Arnold, is in the National Gallery of Art. She was also a devoted philanthropist and the Delaware Art Museum holds the definitive collection of her husbands work.
$1,000

Girl Reading -  FEITELSON

Girl Reading
LORSER FEITELSON
American, (1898-1978)
Lithograph, 1938, edition 50. 8 x 11 1/2 in. Signed on the stone, lower right. Signed and numbered in pencil. The print is initialed by the printer, Lynton Kistler, lower left next to the numbering. Here we have a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. In 1934, Feitelson and his artist wife, Helen Lundberg, developed a style they called "subjective classicism" which is really a brand of surrealism; Post-Surrealism as it was often referred to. In addition to making his own work, He became the Supervisor of murals, paintings and sculpture for the California WPA Federal Art Project. This print was included in the exhibition, Los Angeles Prints 1883-1980 by Ebria Feinblatt and Bruce Davis (1980), entry # 52. An impression of this stellar lithograph in the National Gallery among other institutions.
$1,750

Sun Breaking through the Clouds -  FRANK

Sun Breaking through the Clouds
HANS FRANK
Austrian, (1884-1948)
Woodcut printed in colors, 1921, edition unknown. 8 1/4 x 11 3/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on thin Japanese paper. The margins are wide and probably untrimmed. The condition is fine. Frank was born in Vienna and exhibited with the Künstler House, the Society of Graver-Printers in Colour and the Printmakers Society of CA. His work was also included is several Secessionist exhibitions in Vienna.
$900

Bootleg Coal -  GOTTLIEB

Bootleg Coal
HARRY GOTTLIEB
American, (1894-1993)
Lithograph printed in colors, 1937-38, edition possibly 25. 13 3/4 x 17 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is fine and the paper bears a RIVES watermark. Gottlieb joined the Federal Art Project in New York in 1935 and he was one of the first members of the Silk Screen Unit. His work in this medium as well as in color lithography is outstanding. Coal mining was a subject he was very interested in and there's at least one variation of this image with the same title. This image was printed in a black and white version and Gottlieb also produced a screenprint version, including touched proofs, a couple of which are located in the Crystal Bridges Museum collection. This subject shows coal miners from Pennsylvania who had lost there jobs over trying to organize labor unions. They are shown here digging illegally from surface seams to try to earn a living.
$2,400

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