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Updated February 7, 2020

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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

 

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).

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.

THOMAS HART BENTON (Amer. 1889-1975)

"AARON," lithograph, 1941, F42, AAA ed. 250, 12 3/4 x 9 1/2.” Signed in pencil.  $1750. Full margins; some light staining in broad margin edges.

GOTTLOB L. BRIEM (Germ./Amer. 1899-1972)

"RIVER, NYC, NY," etching & aquatint, c. 1930,14 x 9 3/8.” Signed in pencil. $450. Slight soiling in margins.

HOWARD COOK (Amer. 1901-1980)

"MERRY-GO-ROUND," etching, 1931,D159, ed. 50 (only 25 printed), 9 7/8 x 7 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $2250. Inscribed with the number 50 in a circle and “1931 imp.” Pictured in A Treasury of American Prints by Thomas Craven. Uncommon.

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 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. This print is on loan for an exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art through February of 2020.

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. This print is on loan for an exhibition at the Minneapolis Institute of Art through February of 2020.

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.

ISAC FRIEDLANDER (Latvian/Amer.1890-1968)

"ON STAGE," color woodcut, 1955, ed. 25*, 12 x 10.” Signed in pencil.  $475. *Trial proof outside the edition of 25. Provenace: Joseph Hirshhorn who was the artist’s cousin. 2 Tape stains upper margin corners well out of image area.

ISAC FRIEDLANDER (Latvian/Amer.1890-1968)

"RHAPSODY IN BLACK," woodcut, 1931, ed. 50, 8 x 10.” Signed in pencil.  $4750. Titled in pencil and also inscribed “New York 1931.” Typed label reads “Honorable Mention, Philadelphia Print Club, 1943.” Inking slightly light, lower image. An impression was shown in the Print Makers Society of California in 1932.

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.

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.

F. CHILDE HASSAM (Amer. 1859-1935)

“OLD HOUSE, COS COB," etching, 1915, C53, 6 3/8 x 8 1/4.” Signed in pencil. $2750. With a label from Frederick Keppel & Co., New York. Full margins and with the usual tack holes for drying in margin edges.

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.

ROCKWELL KENT (Amer. 1882-1971)

“END OF THE WORLD: SOLAR FADE-OUT,” lithograph, 1937, BJ116, ed. unknown but small, 13 1/8 x 10 1/8.” Signed in pencil. $2250. Rarely seen. No. 2 in what Kent called “End of the World Series.” Created to illustrate an article on the Hayden Planetarium in the Nov. 1, 1937 issue of Life Magazine. Another impression of this image is in the collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

ALEXANDER Z. KRUSE (Amer. 1888-1972)

“IN EAST HARLEM,” lithograph, ed. 50,* 11 x 13.” Signed in pencil. $495. *This impression noted “1st State, ed. 10.”

HERSCHEL LEVIT (Amer. 1912-1986)

“DUET," (Cellist & Pianist), lithograph, c. 1937, 11 3/4 x 8 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $395.

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.

MAX LIEBERMANN (Germ. 1847-1935)

“ALTERMANNHAUS," etching, 1890, S10, ed. 100, 8 5/8 x 6 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $750. Very faint toning in old mat opening.

TOD LINDENMUTH (Amer. 1869-1954)

“AT DAYBREAK," color linocut, c. 1917, 9 5/8 x 7 1/4.” Signed in pencil. $1250.

LOUIS LOZOWICK (Amer. 1892-1973)

“ELEVATED RAILWAY", lithograph, 1920, F82, ed. 20, 12 1/2 x 8 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $3250. Provenance: Collection of Sylvan Cole, New York, New York and with his label. Swann Galleries, New York, Sylvan Cole Sale of March 6, 2006, lot 166. Also, Barbara Mathes Gallery, NYC.

ADRIAN LUBBERS (Amer. 1892-1954)

“EAST SIDE WITH MANHATTAN BRIDGE", lithograph, 1929, 14 1/2 x 8 1/2.” Signed in pencil. $1000. Provenance: Swann Auction Galleries, New York, March 6, 2007.

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

REGINALD MARSH (Amer. 1898-1954)

“SWITCH ENGINES, ERIE YARDS, JERSEY CITY, STONE NO. 3", lithograph, 1947, S30, ed. 253, 8 7/8 x 13 7/8." Signed in pencil. $1200. Print Club of Cleveland publication No. 25 and with original label.

 

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.

 

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.

HARRY LEROY TASKEY(Amer. 1892-1958)

“HERALD SQUARE, N.Y.," lithograph, 1936-37, ed. 30, 13 5/8 x 10 3/4.” Signed in pencil. $1750. A scene at 6th Ave./Broadway and 34th St.
Provenance: Swann Auction Galleries, New York, March 3, 2011, lot 71.

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.

LAWRENCE NELSON WILBUR (Amer. 1897-1988)

“THE SPIRE--NEW YORK," etching & drypoint, ed. 100, 14 7/8 x 11 1/8.”  Signed in pencil. $425. A large and impressive image.

ANDERS ZORN (Swed. 1860-1920)

"FRIGHTENED," etching, 1912, A248ii, 7 x 5.” Signed in pencil. $650. Very faint toning in old mat opening.

 

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