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In Memorium (The North Portal of Chartres Cathedral) -  ARMS

In Memorium (The North Portal of Chartres Cathedral)
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1939, Fletcher 317 (ii/II), edition 312. 14 3/4 x 11 3/4 in. Signed, dated and inscribed "II" meaning the second state. (There's also a pencil dedication to Harry T. Peters II.) This is a superb impression with full margins and the paper bears a J WHATMAN watermark. The condition is fine apart from traces of old hinges at the top. This large and exquisite work is a tour de force of the etching medium.
$3,000

Crystal and Jade -  ARMS

Crystal and Jade
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching and aquatint, 1936-1940, Fletcher 301 (vi/VII), edition 377. 7 1/2 x 6 5/8 in. Signed in pencil and inscribed "VI" with "sp" below (special proof.) This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is also fine. The catalogue description of this plate is ambiguous and there's no indication of any special proofs printed. This is a trial proof "iv" of the sixth state. There's no watermark. This is a lovely and unique image.
$300

Grim Orvieto -  ARMS

Grim Orvieto
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
American, (1887-1953)
Etching, 1926, Fletcher 176, edition 125 plus 4 trial proofs. 11 x 8 5/8 in. Signed and dated in pencil. This is a fine impression with full margins. The condition is very good apart from four old hinges on the top edge, verso, not noticeable from the front. This is # 5 from the Italian Series.
$550

Child Reaching -  BARNET

Child Reaching
WILL BARNET
American, (1911-2012)
Woodcut, 1940, Cole 82, Szoke 83; edition 25 (60) 7 1/8 x 11 1/4 in. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. This is a fine dark impression printed on thin japanese paper. The margins are full. The condition is fine other than for slight handling marks on the left and right edges of the paper. This charming work was printed and published by the artist. This impression is numbered 59/60. There's no indication in either catalogue raisonné that a second edition was printed. Most likely the artist printed 35 more impressions and continued the numbering as we see here.
$850

The Draftsman in Society (Der Zeichner in Gesellschaft) -  BECKMANN

The Draftsman in Society (Der Zeichner in Gesellschaft)
MAX BECKMANN
German, (1884-1950)
Drypoint, 1922, Hofmaier 230 (IIIb/III), Glaser 204, Gallwitz 200; edition of 50 unnumbered on Japan paper. 12 7/8 x 9 3/8 in. Signed in pencil lower right. This is a superb, rich impression printed on cream-colored Japan paper. The margins are full with a deckle edge on all sides. The condition is fine. This work was published by Verlag R. Piper & Co., Munich, 1922. The man drawing is the painter and printmaker Rudolph Grossmann (1882-1941) who Beckmann probably met at the Berlin home of Karl and Johanna Loeb.
$7,500

Two Black Ducks -  BENSON

Two Black Ducks
FRANK BENSON
American, (1862-1951)
Drypoint, 1930, Ordeman 295, Paff 295; edition 150. 14 7/8 x 12 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression of this large work. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This work represents Benson at his best with the drypoint medium.
$2,500

Leeds -  BONE

Leeds
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1905-07, Dodgson 181 (ii/II), edition 34. 8 x 10 15/16 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, rich impression printed on japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There's just a very slight suggestion of toning within an earlier mat opening, mainly on the right side.) This rare print is a stunning exercise in the drypoint medium. There were only 2 impressions printed in 1905. In 1907, the remaining impressions of state one and state two were printed. Ex-collection: Morris Schapiro, Lugt 1918bis.)
$1,000

Stockholm -  BONE

Stockholm
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1923, Dodgson 405 (v/V), edition 122. 9 x 11 1/2 in. Signed in the plate, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this outstanding print. The paper is a cream wove and the sky is beautifully inked. The margins are full and the condition is fine. (There are old hinges at the top corners, recto.) This is a view of the old town (Staden) from across the harbor on the south side (Söder Malm). There were 122 impressions in this state and a total of 142 total.
$1,800

Canal and Bridge of S.S. Apostoli, Venice -  BONE

Canal and Bridge of S.S. Apostoli, Venice
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1916, Dodgson 351 (xxi/XXVI); edition 129. 12 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. Signed in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression printed on Japanese paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This tour de force of drypoint displays a refined composition, great detail and perspective, and the figurative and architectural elements are bathed in dramatic light. The Chiesa dei Santi Apostoli di Christo, commonly called San Apostoli, is a 7th century Roman Catholic Church and one of the oldest churches in Venice.
$2,000

An Archway, Chioggia -  BONE

An Archway, Chioggia
MUIRHEAD BONE
Scottish, (1876-1953)
Drypoint, 1915, Dodgson 338 (iii/III), total edition 78 with 59 impressions in this state. 6 1/4 x 7 in. Signed in pencil. Here we have a superb impression printed with tone. The paper is an antique laid. The margins are full and the condition is fine. Chioggia is a seaside town south of Venice. There's a small collector's mark, verso, which we can't seem to identify.
$500

Cactus Flowers -  BUFF

Cactus Flowers
CONRAD BUFF
American, (1886-1975)
Lithograph printed in colors, circa 1938-1940, edition unknown. 10 x 7 7/8 in. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with vibrant colors. The margins are full and the condition is fine other than for a very slight trace of an old mat line around the image. This print relates to paintings of the same subject.
$450

Self Portrait -  BULLER

Self Portrait
CECIL BULLER
Canadian, (1886-1973)
Wood engraving, 1949, Ainslie 53 (iii/III); edition 25. 10 1/16 x 8 1/8 in. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression of this uncommon print. The paper is a japanese and the margins are full. The condition is excellent. This work was made on the occasion of Butler's entry as an associate in the the National Academy of Design. As Ainslie states, "The whole image has a dream-like quality that is reinforced by the pensive attitude of the face. Symbolic elements and sections of earlier prints appear behind the portrait, suggesting her relationships with those particular works and with the recurring elements of her thoughts and subconscious mind. (See Cecil Buller, Modernist Printmaker, Glenbow Museum, (1989), page 42.
$1,800

The Heavens -  BURCHFIELD

The Heavens
CHARLES BURCHFIELD
American, (1893-1967)
Wood engraving in collaboration with JJ Lankes, 1923-24, Czestochowski 4, Cleveland/Prasse 185, edition 13. 6 1/8 x 4 5/8 in. Initialed in the block (B+L) by Burchfield and Lankes. Signed and titled by both artists in pencil and also inscribed "no. 5". The print is titled along the bottom margin in pencil. This is a superb impression of this extremely rare work. The margins are full and the condition is fine apart from small old hinges showing at the top corners, well away from the image. Burchfield and Lankes published eleven wood engravings together. Burchfield did the designs and Lankes cut the blocks. The Heavens deals with the world of the spirit and it reaffirms the mysticism of Burchfields's work from 1915-17. This wood engraving was intended for a publication of Ecclesiastes along with three other prints. That publication never materialized. The checklist of Burchfield's prints by Joseph Czestochowski appeared in the American Art Journal, November 1976, pages 99-110.
SOLD

Old Oaks in Winter -  BURR

Old Oaks in Winter
GEORGE ELBERT BURR
American, (1859-1939)
Drypoint, 1920, Seeber 81, edition unknown. 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. Initialed in the plate, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a superb impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. An outstanding winter scene by Burr, this image captures the atmosphere of cold and snow. There's a later version where the plate was cut down by an inch on the bottom.
$1,400

8:30 Express -  CALAPAI

8:30 Express
LETTERIO CALAPAI
American, (1902-1993)
Wood engraving, 1943-44, edition 27 plus proofs. 5 1/4 x 8 1/2 in. Initialed in the block. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. This is a fine impression in fine condition. The margins are full. This potent image of a packed New York subway scene combines the expressionist "edge" of the wood engraving medium with a tilted perspective suggesting chaos and disorder. Impressions of this print are located at the Art Institute of Chicago, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The National Gallery of Art, the Yale University Art Gallery.
$1,800

Gathering Wheat -  COHN

Gathering Wheat
MAX ARTHUR COHN
American, (1903-1998)
Screenprint, circa 1935-40, edition unknown. 13 5/8 x 20 in. Signed in ink in the image, lower right. This is a fine impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. This exemplary work shows the artist in command of screen printing as an artistic, painterly medium. Cohn moved from London to New York in 1905. He was employed by the WPA program and in the 1950s he taught Andy Warhol the basics of the silkscreen process.
$1,400

Fishermen -  COHN

Fishermen
MAX ARTHUR COHN
American, (1903-1998)
Screenprint, 1945, edition 29. 10 x 13 3/8 in. Signed in ink within the image, lower right. This is a fine, rich impression in excellent condition. The margins are full. Cohn was one of the better screenprint artists working during the 1940s. He co-authored a book in 1942 with J. I. Biegeleisen called Silk Screen Stenciling as a Fine Art. This print shows the early morning hours as the fishermen board a rowboat heading for a larger fishing boat docked in the bay. The location is possibly Gloucester, MA.
$500

Sun and Desolation -  COOK

Sun and Desolation
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Woodcut, 1926, Duffy 34, edition 50. 9 1/4 x 13 3/4 in. Signed in the block, lower right. Signed in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on thin, cream japan paper. The margins are full and the condition is fine. This large work was probably done in Maine where he spent the summer of 1926.
$1,500

Engine Room -  COOK

Engine Room
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Lithograph, 1930, Duffy 128; edition 75 (only 35 were printed). 10 1/8 x 12 1/8 in. Signed dated and numbered (75) in pencil. This is a superb impression printed on white wove paper. The margins are full and the condition is excellent. This is the engine room of the freighter SS Exhibitor. The Cooks traveled on this ship to Africa and Europe in 1929. Impressions of this work are found in The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
$4,800

Giant's Thumb (Monument Rock) -  COOK

Giant's Thumb (Monument Rock)
HOWARD COOK
American, (1901-1980)
Woodcut, 1926, Duffy 23, edition 50 (30 printed). 14 x 8 1/16 in. Signed in the block. Signed in pencil. This is a superb, luminous impression with full margins. The condition is excellent. This dramatic woodcut depicts this historic rock formation located in Monument Valley which covers Utah and Arizona.
$1,400

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