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Updated November 6, 2020

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Fine Prints: Alphabetical by Artist

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All items are properly matted and unframed unless otherwise noted. All defects, minor and major, are noted.

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Alphabetical by Artist: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 

PEGGY BACON (Amer. 1895-1987)

"THE SIGHTS OF TOWN*," lithograph, 1946, F151, ed. 250, 8 1/4 x 10 3/8.” Signed in pencil.  $175. *A view on Cape Cod--either Provincetown or Wellfleet--exhibiting Bacon’s wry humor. (That's the flash from the camera in the left side of the image).

CYRUS L. BALDRIDGE (Amer. 1889-1975)

"A TURN TO THE EAST," with "PEKING"(aka "CHINA GATE"), color woodcut, 1925, 9 1/2 x 14 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $295. Cyrus Leroy Baldridge and Caroline Singer’s "Turn to the East" portfolio with original color woodblock titled “Peking” plus 8 photo offset color lithographs. Pristine condition. Published by Shozaburo Watanabe. In original portfolio. From the estate of publisher William Edwin Rudge.

GUSTAVE BAUMANN (Amer. 1881-1971)

"MORNING IN MEXICO," color woodcut, 1917, C143, ed. 125, 12 1/2 x 13 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $7250. Brown paper tape along 2 margin edges.

TIMOTHY COLE (Amer. 1852-1931)

"ABRAHAM LINCOLN," engraving, 1928, 11 x 8 1/2.” Signed in pencil.  $65. From the estate of publisher William Edwin Rudge.

TIMOTHY COLE (Amer. 1852-1931)

"TEDDY ROOSEVELT," engraving, 1928, 12 x 8 1/2.” Signed in pencil.  $65. From the estate of publisher William Edwin Rudge.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW(Amer. 1857-1922)

"BY SALT MARSHES" [Book], color woodcuts, 1908, ed. c. 200, 9 7/8 x 7 3/4.” Numbered 130 in pencil. $4,750. RARE FIRST EDITION OF DOW’S MASTERPIECE, ONE OF THE MOST CELEBRATED EXAMPLES OF COLOR WOODBLOCK ILLUSTRATIONS. ONE OF ONLY 200 COPIES PRINTED.  Especially rare in such excellent condition.
By Salt Marshes is Arthur Wesley Dow's tribute to the old North Shore town of Ipswich, where he was born and spent most of his life, and to his boyhood friend, Everett Stanley Hubbard. It is a collaboration somewhat in the spirit of Meteyard, Carman and Hovey in their Vagabondia books, though Hubbard was undoubtedly a lesser poet and Dow a greater artist. [It] is his masterpiece, and it is evident from the numerous sketches and proofs in the Ipswich Historical Society and the Society for Preservation of New England Antiquities - some dating back as far as 1895 - that it was a labor of love. Infinite care and craftsmanship were expended on every detail.”

Dow displayed a complete mastery of the color woodblock technique, "using as many as four or five different blocks, accurately registered, thinly inked to show the grain of the wood, and printed in subtle gradations of tone to achieve a luminosity that effectively evokes the quality of the light on the marshes" (Finlay, Artists of the Book in Boston, 1890-1910). (The frontispiece of the Finlay catalog, and its only color illustration).

This copy was exhibited in Arthur Wesley Dow (1857-1922) His Art and Influence, at Spanierman Gallery November 9, 1999 -January 15, 2000 and pictured on p. 46 of the book that accompanied the exhibit. Marilee Meyer's footnote 9 on p. 70 provides more details on this volume.

Complete with seven color woodcut illustrations plus title, colophon, endpaper, and head and tailpiece vignettes.

Ipswich, Massachusetts: Privately printed, 1908. Thin small octavo, original brown linen-backed boards with woodcut cover title and vignette.  

Corners of cover slightly chipped. Cover bright and internally fine.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW(Amer. 1857-1922)

"BY SALT MARSHES" [Book], interior photo.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (Amer. 1857-1922)

“RIVER REFLECTION," color woodcut, c. 1910, ed. small, 11 x 8 1/8.” Unsigned as is most common. $2950. This impression exhibited at the Minnesota Institute of Art in "Color Woodcuts in the Arts and Crafts Era," September 14, 2019-March 22,2020.This is a good example of how Dow liked to vary the coloration of the same blocks to create a wholly different mood, time of day or season. Provenance: from the estate of an heir of the artist.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (Amer. 1857-1922)

“RIVER REFLECTION," color woodcut, c. 1910, ed. small, 11 x 8 1/8.” Unsigned as is most common. $2950. This impression exhibited at the Minnesota Institute of Art in "Color Woodcuts in the Arts and Crafts Era," September 14, 2019-March 22,2020.This is a good example of how Dow liked to vary the coloration of the same blocks to create a wholly different mood, time of day or season. Provenance: From the artist’s estate.

EYVIND EARLE (Amer. 1916-2000)

"CALIFORNIA MEADOW," serigraph, 8 x 6.” Signed. $395. Titled, dated and with the number 568, verso. Original framing Tiny foxing spot in margin, upper center. See also the paintng by the artist on our "Paintings" page on this website.

 

FRANK MORLEY FLETCHER (Brit/Amer. 1866-1949)

"FLOODGATES," color woodcut, 1899, ed. 80, 8 x 10.” Signed in pencil.  $4750. Fletcher, the Arthur Wesley Dow of Great Britain, moved to Santa Barbara in 1923 and started the Santa Barbara School of the Arts. Works by this artist are important, uncommon and highly sought after. He taught, among others, Nordfeldt and, indirectly (via his book, Woodblock Printing), the Chase brothers. Wonderful colors! Light toning, bottom margin which is not uncommon.

NORMA BASSETT HALL (Amer. 1889-1957)

“OCTOBER IN SANTA FE, color woodcut, 1948 ,P86, ed. 100, 10 x 8.” Signed in pencil. $2950. 9th Presentation Print for the American Color Print Society and with the original folder cover.

EDNA BOIES HOPKINS (Amer. 1872-1937)

"PETUNIA,," color woodcut, 1907-8, V51ii, 7 x 4 1/2." Signed with chop mark in block only. $750.

Signed with the artist’s chop mark only. This original woodcut was bound into a high quality short-lived literary publication in 1908. It was printed “from the original blocks by careful working on a hand press.” There was also a “very limited” number of this image that was hand printed and signed in pencil (I have seen only one of those in 25+ years).

JANE BERRY JUDSON (Amer. 1868-1935)

AFTERGLOW--SHEEPSCOT RIVER, ME.," color woodcut, c. 1925-30, ed. 19/100, 8 x 6.” Signed in pencil. $1350.

Upper right corner clipped, well out of image area. Judson was a member of the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts; elected a Craftsman in 1930 and promoted to Mastership in 1932.

MARTIN LEWIS (Amer. 1881-1962)

“BOSS OF THE BLOCK,” etching & aquatint, c. 1939, M128, ed. c. 212, 10 7/8 x 7 5/8.” Signed in pencil. $1650.

BERTHA LUM (Amer. 1869-1954)

“TEMPLE IN RAIN,” color woodcut, 1916, GP48, ed. > 89, 10 1/4 x 4 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $1450. Also known as “Pagoda in Rain.” Provenance: Hirschl & Adler Galleries, New York. In a nice Arts & Crafts style gilt frame. Another impression of this print is in the collection of the Brooklyn Museum.

BERTHA LUM (Amer. 1869-1954)

“TEMPLE IN RAIN,” Framing

WOLDEMAR NEUFELD (Amer. 1909-2002)

"SEA LIONS IN CENTRAL PARK," watercolor, 1973,8 34/ x 7 3/4.”” Signed. $195. Framed.

 

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

“CAPE COD HOUSE," color woodcut, c. 1920, 7 x 10 1/8.” Signed in pencil. $4500. A wonderful, richly-inked, impression. Trimmed to image by the artist and mounted by her on card as is common.

JOSEPH PENNELL (Amer. 1860-1926)

"EDGAR THOMSON WORKS, BESSAMER," etching, 1909, W517, 10 7/8 x 7 7/8.” Signed in the plate only.  $175. Unsigned. From the estate of publisher William Edwin Rudge. Full margins.

JOSEPH PENNELL (Amer. 1860-1926)

"ON THE WAY TO BESSAMER," etching, 1908, W520, 11 x 7.” Signed in the plate only. $175. Unsigned. From the estate of publisher William Edwin Rudge. Full margins.

JOSEPH PENNELL (Amer. 1860-1926)

"UNITED FRUIT BOAT," (NYC) etching, 1925, W852, 7 7/8 X 5 3/4.” Signed in pencil.  $350. From the estate of publisher William Edwin Rudge. Also know as “My New York.” Full margins.

FERMIN ROCKER (Brit./Amer. 1907-2004)

Rocker was born in London in 1907, son of the famous anarchist, Rudolph Rocker. He settled in New York in 1929 where he worked as a commercial artist, illustrator and printmaker. he lived in New York City and, for a time, on an agricultural commune up the Hudson River from New York City. He returned to London in 1972. Four graphic images are offered below. I also own 3 paintinsg by Rocker, a view of the Hudson River and the New Jersey palisades as seen from West Side Drive; a view of the Alamo and a scene of a ski train disgourging passengers, likely a scene up the Hudson or in Vermon.t Please inquire of any might be of interest.

 

FERMIN ROCKER (Brit./Amer. 1907-2004)

“HUDSON PANORAMA," etching, 1940, 8 x 11 7/8.” Signed in pencil. $595. An impression of this print was exhibited at the Society of American Etchers exhibition in 1940.

FERMIN ROCKER (Brit./Amer. 1907-2004)

“WATERFRONT," etching & drypoint, 5 x 7 7/8." Signed in pencil. $350. Tape remnants upper corners. Few light stain lower sheet edge. The faintest mat line.

CHARLES W. SMITH (Amer. 1893-1987)

ABSTRACTIONS, [Book w/ 6 orig. color woodcuts], ed. 250, 10 x 8 1/2.” Unsigned as issued. $2,400.

The artist’s landmark book, published in 1939 by the Johnson Publishing Company, New York. With 6 original abstract color woodcuts bound in. Prints are unsigned, as usual. Another copy of this work is in the collection of the Library of Congress.

ERNEST W. WATSON (Amer. 1884-1969)

“COAL YARD,” color linocut, ed. 60/100, 9 1/8 x 7 7/8.”  Signed in pencil.  $650. Very faint mat line, matted out. Few specks of light foxing in the margins. Good colors in this very atmospheric image.

 

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