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Updated September 22, 2017

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Fine Prints: Alphabetical by Artist

All items are hand signed by the artist unless specifically noted otherwise.

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

 

JAMES E. ALLEN (Amer. 1894-1964)

"THE FLATS," lithograph, 1937, R11, ed. 40, 11 3/8 x 14 5/8.” Signed in pencil. $2150. Inscribed by the artist. This image is not commonly seen. With a great train somewhat reminiscent of Benton’s “Going West.” Pristine condition, never before hinged or matted.

 

PRESCOTT CHAPLIN (Amer. 1897-1968)

“TWELVE MEXICAN WOODCUTS IN COLOR,” woodcuts with hand coloring, 1931,ed. 64/100, 10 1/4 x 12 1/2” (or reverse), sheet size. Signed in pencil.  $3250. These are all hinged but not matted. Published by Murray & Harris, Los Angeles, with margins, contained in black paper covered portfolio.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (Amer. 1857-1922)

“RIVER RELECTION," color woodcut, c. 1910, ed. small, 11 x 8 1/8.” Unsigned as is most common. $2950. 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 RELECTION," color woodcut, c. 1910, ed. small, 11 x 8 1/8.” Unsigned as is most common. $2950. 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.

ARTHUR WESLEY DOW (Amer. 1857-1922)

“POPLARS ON THE AVEN RIVER," etching, 1887, 5 3/4 x 3 3/4.” Signed in the plate as usual. $475. One of Dow’s earliest graphic works, it illustrates an old Breton song. Illustrated in Arthur Wesley Dow by Frederick C. Moffatt p. 30. Framed.

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," suite of 6 etchings, 1921, ed. 250, 3 1/8 x 3” (7.9 x 7.6 cm). All signed in pencil and numbered in the plate.  $850.

I: “Pierrot’s Song of Love and Death" pictured here and the rest follow below. Another suite of these etchings was exhibited in Bones: Representing the Macbre, Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, March 5--April 18, 2015. 6 etchings alone without portfolio cover or introduction. Full sheets.

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," II: “Prostitute and Organ Grinder.”

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," III: “War Songs.”

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," IV: “Drinking Song.”

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," V: “Serenade.”

STEFAN EGGELER (Aus. 1894-1969)

"MUSICAL MINIATURES," (MUSIKALISCHE MINIATUREN," VI: “Death Game: Burning of the Witches.”

 

EIZA DRAPER GARDINER (Amer. 1871-1955)

“THE RIVER,” color woodcut, <1919, F37, ed. 40,7 1/2 x 10.” An unsigned proof.. $595. Titled in pencil. There was an “E.D. GARDNER” (sic) listed as exhibiting at the Society of Arts & Crafts Boston in 1897 with a Rhode Island School of Design connection, which could very well be Eliza Draper Gardiner.

FRANCES H. GEARHART (Amer. 1869-1958)

JOSHUA TREE, color woodcut, c. 1920-30, ed. small, 6 3/8 x 4 3/8.” Signed in pencil. $1950.

 

MYRTLE M. YOUNG HOBART (Amer. 1873-1946)

[2 FIGURES READING BY A LAKE], monotypein colors, 1919, 6 3/8 x 6 7/8.” Signed in pencil. $750.Signed in pencil in the image (and dated) “Myrtle M. Young.” With a label from Oakland Museum verso. She shared a studio in San Francisco and exhibited with her artist husband Clark Hobart, who was himself known for his monotypes. Nicely framed.

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)

AFTERLOW, SHEEPSCOT RIVER, MAINE,” color woodcut, c. 1920-30, ed. 18/100, 8 x 6.” Signed in pencil. $1,350.

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.

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.

JANE BERRY JUDSON (Amer. 1868-1935)

GORGE OF THE GENESEE, NO. 2," color woodcut, c. 1925-30, ed. 100, 6 x 8.” Signed in pencil. $1350. Judson studied at Pratt Institute in New York (where Dow taught but it has not been established if she studied with him) and studied woodblock printing with the British master, Allen Seaby in England. Judson was a member of the Boston Society of Arts & Crafts; elected a Craftsman in 1930 and promoted to Mastership in 1932.

BERTHA BOYNTON LUM (Amer. 1869-1954)

"INLAND SEA," color woodcut, 1922, ed. very small, 11 5/8 x 8 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $1250. Rare. Titled in lower margin. Not in Gravalos-Pulin catalog but in their addendum (#62bis) they list a print that is know from exhibitions or other records of the same size titled, alternately, “Junks, Trees and Mountains” and “Junks on Lake.”

 

ORA INGE MAXIM (Amer. 1911-1968)

“THE BLUE FISH,” Print with original printing block, Provincetown white-line color woodcut, c. 1930, PPB46, ed. very small, 13 1/2 x 10 ¾.” Signed in the block ony. POR.  The block came from the artist's was exhibited in “Provincetown Printing Blocks,” (Provincetown Art Association & Museum, March 11 to April 24, 1988, #46). Exhibited at the Provincetown Arrts Association and Museum, "Provincetown Print" May 23- August 10, 2014.**SEE BELOW FOR PHOTO OF BLOCK**

ORA INGE MAXIM (Amer. 1911-1968)

“THE BLUE FISH,” The original printing block. The block came from the artist's was exhibited in “Provincetown Printing Blocks,” (Provincetown Art Association & Museum, March 11 to April 24, 1988, #46). Exhibited at the Provincetown Arrts Association and Museum, "Provincetown Print" May 23- August 10, 2014.

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.

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

[SPANISH COASTAL TOWN], color woodcut, c. 1909, ed. very small, 6 5/8 9 ½.” Unsigned.  $2250. This relates very strongly to an oil painting of the same title (Bakker 1990 catalog, #7, pictured).  In 25+ years of dealing in the artist’s work, I’ve never seen this image.

MARGARET J. PATTERSON (Amer. 1867-1950)

“THE SANDS, CHATHAM” (Mass.), color woodcut, c. 1915, 7 1/8 x 10 1/8.” Unsigned. $2250. Another impression of this print was exhibited at the famed Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco in 1915.

VOJTECH PREISSIG (Czech. 1873-1944)

"BOSTON, COPLEY SQUARE," drypoint & color etching with aquatint, 1924, 9 3/4 X 7 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $950. This print was likely created during his time at the Wentworth Institute. Pictured in Exhibition Guide to the work of Vojtech Preissig, National Gallery in Prague, p.42 and also exhibited at the Prague Castle Riding School, November 2004 through February 2005. Preissig did another, vertical, scene of Copley Square in 1924 (and also a view of Trinity Church). Preissig was an important artist, associated with Arthur Wesley Dow at Columbia in the 1910’s. He is also credited with introducing the linoleum block as a printing medium in the U.S. He created posters for the Wentworth Institute in Boston in the late teens and early 1920's. Stamped on reverse “Chas. L. Morgan, Acrhitectural Sketch Studio, 104 S. Michigan Ave., Chicago Il. and in pencil: Phillip Brooks Monument (which is the figure gesturing from the surround).Morgan was an architect and did etchings and drawings of architectural subjects and was associated with Frank Lloyd Wright (1890-1947)

 

STEELE SAVAGE (Amer. 1898-1970)

“DON JUAN,” pen & ink with white, 1932,9 5/8 x 6 3/8." Unsigned. $450. An Illustration for Kenneth How’s 1932 book The Other Don Juan. Savage was an American illustrator best known for his illustrations in Edith Hamilton’s Mythology and WWII recruiting posters. Unsigned; noted in pencil in margins: "Harbor Press" and "opp. p. 44" and "#2" and "DON JUAN" and "6508-5-3." A copy of article discussing this image and Rockwell Kent's drawing of the same subject in the December 1932 edition of The Bookman magazine accompanies the drawing. (This work was erroneously sold as a work of Rockwell Kent at Swann Galleries in 2004).

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.

WILLIAM ZORACH (Amer. 1887-1966)

"SAILING, PROVINCETOWN," linocut, 1916, 10 3/4 x 8 5/8.”  Signed in pencil. HOLD. *AKA “Fishermen, (Provincetown).” In his landmark article "The Prints of William Zorach" (Print Quarterly, Vol. XIX, December, 2002) Efram Burke accounts for only 6 impressions (all in black and white) of “Sailing (Provincetown)” in public institutions: Brooklyn Museum, NY Public Library, Boston MFA, Ackland Art Museum (UNC at Chapel Hill), Philadelphia MFA, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. A simply great print. Some light staining in broad margin edges.

 

 

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