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Artist autographs & Original works

2. [ART] [William Hogarth] - 11 engravings done after Hogarth's "Hudibras" series, engraved by T. Cook, circa 1855. Sheet sizes about 9-1/4 x 12-1/2". Images vary but about 4-3/4 x 6". Images are clean as are most of the margin areas. One print has small loss on margin well away from image..........100-150

Hudibras 1

Hudibras 2

Hudibras 3

 

Important French Sculptor

4. [ART] Gilles-Paul Cauvet (1731-1788) prominent sculptor, architect, and designer at the French court. Not only was he the sculptor for Louis XVI's brother, the comte de Provence, later Louis XVIII, but he also directed the Académie de Saint-Luc, the guild of decorative painters and sculptors. He designed carved boiserie (wood paneling) and furniture for houses in Paris. Many wood carvers were influenced by his book of engraved designs for interiors and furniture, which was published in 1777. Rare Manuscript Document Signed by Cauvet and several other [not identified]. Dated 1778, 3pp, 8-1/2 x 13 in. VG. Content unknown.............100-150

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Original Barbizon Etching

5. [ART] Eugene Louis PIRODON (1824-after 1908) French painter and lithographer. He is best known for his nearly 600 lithographs, including many reproductions of paintings. He was born in Grenoble and studied with Jadin and Hebert. He exhibited at the Salon of the Societe des Artistes Francais from 1852 to 1908, being elected a member in 1883. Original etching by Pirodon, after a painting by the more famous Jules Dupre, the noted Barbizon painter. Titled "SOLEIL COUCHANT", signed in the plate, c. 1880s, image 9-1/2 x 5-3/4 in. plus wide margins. Only minor faults in outer margins, nothing to be concerned about. Typical dark Barbizon scene. NOTE: contrary to what many believe, this type of etching, where one artist makes an etching after another artist's painting, is thought to be, somehow, less original. Not true. Back then, in the 1860s-1890s, these types of etching where highly regarded and were exhibited in the Salons..........100-150

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37. (KUHN - Small Archive) VE (Vera Kuhn. Died 1961) wife of the noted American artist, Walt Kuhn. ALS, Chelsea Hotel, NYC, July 23 [1954], 1p, 8vo. To daughter Brenda Kuhn, about visiting the Kuhn studio [which had not been used since the artist's death in 1949]. "We really have to take steps to getting rid of the studio between now & next spring, before something happens..." With envelope. Included with this lot are: 2 page unsigned letter [1954] by Brenda / 3 signed in ink copies of long typed letters by Brenda with excellent content. She had the habit of keeping & signing copies of her typed letters to others. Most of her letters dwelt impart with her father. / TLS, 1966, from John Eastman Jr., Dir. Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture. / ALS, 1966, from someone at the Cincinnati Art Museum / ALS on 1964 Christmas card to Brenda which includes TLS [copy signed in ink], to Louise Pendleton. Brenda was a Quaker which accounts for some of the content in this letter. Fine group of KUHNIANA....................75-100

 

 

JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) studied art at the National Academy of Design. When gold was discovered in California in 1849, Dunnell took the first steamer of the Pacific Line from New York and crossed the Isthmus and on up the Coast. He soon embarked in business at Coloma (Sutters Mill) and was quite successful. He was elected the first Justice of the Peace of Coloma under the new state law. At the close of 1850, however, he returned to New York. In June of 1857 he returned to California as an agent for the Singer Manufacturing Company. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Dunnell again returned to New York and volunteered to serve in the 7th Regiment. Dunnell was a member of the American Artist's Union and an intimate friend of noted landscape artist George Innes. Dunnell's landscapes were exhibited in the National Academy of Design and were sold there during several exhibitions. The following lots consist of signed and unsigned drawings done by Dunnell, collected by a prominent New York art dealer (de Sherbinin, 306 E. 61st St., NYC) in the 1930's, now being offered for the first time.

Port Chester, Hoboken, Catskills

82. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) A very pleasing pencil drawing landscape (with touches of color), circa 1840's, 6 3/4 x 10, signed J Dunnell (a quite different variant from his normal signature-- thus, quite scarce form). Some light edge wear (corner chip), otherwise very good.............75-125

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83. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) A pencil drawing landscape (with touches of color), titled on front "near Port Chester" and on verso "Mouth of Byram River Port Chester Sept. 1846," 10 x 7, unsigned. Some edge wear (corner chip), some minor spotting, otherwise quite good.............60-100

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84. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) A pencil drawing landscape (with much color enhancement), unsigned/ undated (circa 1840's), 7 x 10. Minor edge wear (corner chip), otherwise very good...............60-80

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85. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) A pencil drawing landscape (with touches of color), titled "Button Factory Port Chester Sep. '46," 10 x 7, initialed JHD. Some edge wear, top left corner darkened somewhat, couple pinholes, otherwise quite good..........50-100

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86. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) A pencil landscape (with touches of color), titled "Near Hoboken June 1847," 10 x 7, signed (John H. Dunnell) and initialed (JHD). Some edge wear (corner chip), otherwise very good...........75-150

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87. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) A lot of two small pencil drawings, one titled "House near Cats June 23/[18]44," 3 3/4 x 2 1/2, unsigned-- condition quite good; and the other titled on verso "In the Clove Catskill Mtn. Tannery," circa 1840's, 7 x 5, unsigned-- pinhole at top, some "stray" color smears, otherwise quite good.........75-100

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88. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) A lot of (4) Dunnell pencil sketch landscapes (with some traces of color), circa 1840's, sizes varying from 7 x 5 3/4 to 7 x 10, one image signed John Henry Dunnell (also, JHD) and titled "At Turtle Bay July 1846," the others unsigned. Some edge wear (one edge chipped and with some light staining along right edge)-- about good overall........100-150

Dunnell 1

Dunnell 2

Dunnell 3

 

89. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) A lot of (5) Dunnell pencil sketch landscapes (some with traces of color), circa 1840's, sizes either 7 x 10 or 10 x 7, one image signed John Henry Dunnell (also, JHD) and titled "At Turtle Bay July 1846," the others unsigned but with some titled: "Near E.R.R. Orange Co.," and "[St]udy of Elms & Willows," and another with artistic notes on verso of image done in Catskill. Some edge wear (including chipping, small edge tears/ creases), some foxing or soil spots-- fairly good overall...........100-150

Dunnell 1

Dunnell 2

Dunnell 3

Dunnell 4

 

 

90. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) A pair of unsigned pencil sketches (both with touches of wash), both titled "Near Port Chester Sep. 1846," both 10 x 7. Some edge wear (creases), minor toning issues, otherwise quite good................50-75

See drawing above 1

See drawing above 2

 

91. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) An unsigned pencil sketch (with traces of wash), titled "Elms" on front, with notation on verso: "Study of Elm trees (middle distance) Aug. 14/[18]46 Orange Co.," 10 x 7. Minor edge wear, light spotting, otherwise quite good.......40-60

See drawing above

 

92. JOHN HENRY DUNNELL (1813-1904) An extremely rare oil on paper, signed (on verso) and titled faintly in top left corner "Athens ? ?," and on verso "Mareno Point near Hudson from Athens, J.. H. Dunnell," undated (circa 1850), 10 x 7. Some edge wear (slight loss of paint top right corner), verso toned, otherwise very good. Oil works by this American artist rarely come to market, and this image is quite pleasing and ready to frame............500-750

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Original 19th C. Etchings

 

93. [ART] CHARLES VOLKMAR (1841-1914) American etcher/ painter, noted for his landscapes with water (esp. with ducks or geese). An original etching on laid paper, "A Family of Quacks," 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 (on sheet 11 3/4 x 8 7/8, circa 1883, signed in plate Chas. Volkmar. Disbound from text, some light soiling in margins, otherwise very good......100-150

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94. [ART] PETER PAUL RUBENS (1577-1640) Flemish painter, an original etching on laid paper of Rubens' "Mercure, Argus Et Io (done by Charles Waltner)," 7 1/2 x 5 3/4 (on sheet 10 3/4 x 7 3/4), circa 1881. Disbound, minor edge wear and soiling to margins, minor spotting in image, otherwise quite good............75-100

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95. [ART] HENRY CHAPMAN FORD (1828-1894) American etcher and painter, studied in Paris and Florence, worked in Chicago and California (his California Mission studies garnered him much fame). An original etching on laid paper, 4 3/4 x 7 1/2 (on sheet 8 7/8 x 11 3/4), circa 1880, signed in plate H. C. Ford. Disbound, small tear top margin, some soiling in margins, otherwise very good..........50-75

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96. [ART] HENRY MACBETH-RAEBURN (1860-1947) British etcher and painter, an original etching done in brown ink on wove paper, work titled "The Alhambra," 9 3/4 x 6 1/4 (on sheet size 12 1/2 x 9 1/2), dated in plate 1893, signed in plate HMR. Disbound from the Magazine of Art, some edge wear (chipping, small tears, creases), soiling in margins, a few small spots in or near image, a few scuffs to verso-- otherwise quite good........50-100

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Original Etching by Boilot

138. Alfred Boilot (Paris, active 1880 - 1900) French etcher and engraver upon both wood and copper, he studied printmaking techniques under Butin and Damman in Paris. He participated in many expositions including the Paris Blanc et Noir Exhibition of 1886. Alfred Boilot gained recognition for his fine and detailed style and was frequently commissioned by French, English and American publishers of prints. Original etching, drawn by Wal. Paget, etched by Boilot, plate signed, image 5-1/2 x 3-3/4 in. plus margins. Still has tissue guard attached with title "Eveline Seized by the Welsh". VG............30-40

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139. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Signed 1895 bank check to the artist Lockwood De Forest, with De Forest's endorsement signature is on the verso. Lockwood Deforest (1896 - 1949) Born in NYC on Jan. 9, 1896. Raised in an artistic milieu, DeForest was a pupil of his father. After graduation from Williams College in Massachusetts, he moved to Santa Barbara in 1917 and was a prominent landscape architect there until his death on March 30, 1949. His horticulture paintings and small landscapes of the Baja peninsula and southern California were done prior to 1927........50-75

 

ORIGINAL ETCHING

153. [ART] Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher of portraits and figure studies, he studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy and in Paris, under Jean Leon Gerome. He achieved a considerable reputation for his art in both America and Europe and received the prestigious Fortuny Prize for the best portrait, Rome, 1876. He served for twenty six years as the Instructor of Art at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Stephen Ferris was also a major connoisseur of fine prints, particularly etchings. Over two thousand of his collected prints are now housed at the Smithsonian Institution under the title of 'The Ferris Collection". Offered here is an original etching by Ferris, "Devil's Way, Algiers", after a design by the Mouilleron, printed on fine laid paper and with full margins as published by the "American Art Review" in 1879. It is signed and dated in the plate to the lower right by Stephen Ferris. Image 8-1/4 x 5-3/4 plus clean margins. VG..............100-150

 

191. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Noted American artist. Signed 1907 bank check to the artist William B. Faxon, with Faxon's endorsement signature is on the verso. Faxon 1849-1941] was an artist...........40-60

 

209. [ART] Henry DAWSON [1811-1878] English landscape painter; praised as a colorist by Ruskin. ALS, 1866, 2pp. 8vo. Asks permission to bring along a young artist friend. VG.................50-75

235. [ART] E(dward) Onslow Ford (1852-1901), English sculptor. His first contribution to the Royal Academy, in 1875, was a bust of his wife, and in portraiture he achieved his greatest success. He won the open competition for the statue of Sir Rowland Hill, erected in 1882 outside the Royal Exchange, and followed it in 1883 with Henry Irving as Hamlet, now in the Guildhall Art Gallery. The standing statue of William Ewart Gladstone (1894, for the City Liberal Club, London) is to be regarded as one of Ford's better portrait works. Ford's influence on the younger generation of sculptors was considerable. ALS, n.d., written on both sides of correspondence card. To Morny Croft. Sorry his correspondent was not at home upon his recent visit. Slight crease down middle..............25-35

 

248. [ART] Raphael L. West [1769-1850] British artist. He was the son of the famous Benjamin West (1738-1820). He, like his father, was very popular in England. ALS, April 4th (1829), 1p. Edge tipped to mounting paper. Appears to have been closely cropped at some time causing slim margins, esp. along bottom and right sides..........100-200

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Bank Check Signed by Two Famous Artists

280. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Signed 1922 bank check to the artist Ben Foster, Foster's endorsement signature is on the verso. Ben (Benjamin) Foster (1852 - 1926) born in North Anson, Mass. He lived in Cornwall Hollow, Connecticut most of his working life. Foster studied under Abbott H. Thayer at the Art Student's League in New York; and Aime Morot and Oliver Merson in Paris. He was elected to Associate status in the National Academy of Design in 1901 and Member in 1904. His notable exhibits include: Chicago, 1893 (Gold medal); Cleveland 1895 (prize); Paris Salon 1897 (Foret de Fontainebleau) and 1900 (bronze medal); National Academy of Design 1906, 1909 (Inness gold medal), 1917. Best known as a landscape painter, Foster's works are actively sought by both private and public collections. His works are held in: Corcoran Gallery of Art; Luxembourg Museum, Paris; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Paris Museum of Modern Art; Oakland Museum, California; and, The Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art. Foster is an internationally recognized artist.........60-80

 

281. DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Signed 1923 bank check to the artist Gardner Symons, with Symon's endorsement signature is on the verso. Gardner Symons (1861 - 1930) born in Chicago, Illinois, where he studied at the Art Institute and met his lifelong friend, William Wendt. Further study followed in London, Paris, and Munich. Upon his return to the states, Symons moved west to California, and along with Wendt, built a studio in Laguna Beach where he was able paint en plein air year-round. He remained involved in southern California art, but maintained a primary studio in New York. He is best remembered for his snowy winter landscapes of New England.............60-80

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299. [ART] GASTON LACHAISE (1882-1935) French-American sculptor, born in Paris. He went to the U.S. in 1906 and studied sculpture in Boston until 1912, when he moved to New York City and began the series of monumental figure pieces for which he is noted. Some of these works, more than life size, combine weighty proportions with unusual grace; examples are Floating Woman (1927) and the bronze Standing Woman (1930-33), both in the Lyman Allyn Museum, New London, Conn. In 1931 he executed reliefs for the RCA Building, and in 1934 for the International Building, both at Rockefeller Center, New York City. Among his many portrait busts, that of the American painter John Marin is considered his best. New York City's Museum of Modern Art honored him with a large retrospective exhibition just before his death in 1935. SIGNATURE & ADDRESS [77 Washington Place] on fragment clipped from hotel register. Unidentified signature above and below Lachaise...............50-75

 

 

309. [ART] Jack Levine (1915 - 2010) American Social Realist painter and printmaker best known for his satires on modern life, political corruption, and biblical narratives. SIGNED, INSCRIBED Telex message [telegram], 1976. VG..........60-80

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SIGNED BANK CHECK BY THE FAMOUS SCULPTOR

407. [ART] Leonard Wells Volk (1828-1895) American sculptor. He is most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. He was born at Wellstown (now Wells), Hamilton County, New York. He first followed the trade of a marble cutter with his father in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. In 1848 he opened a studio in St Louis, Missouri, and in 1855 was sent by his wife's cousin, politician Stephen A. Douglas, to Rome to study. Returning to America in 1857, he settled in Chicago, where he helped to establish the Academy of Design and was for eight years its head. In 1860 he made a life mask of Lincoln, of whom only one other was ever made (by Clark Mills in 1865). In the early part of spring in 1860, during Abraham Lincoln's visit to Chicago, Volk asked him to sit for a bust. When Lincoln agreed, the artist decided to start by doing a life mask. Lincoln found the process of letting wet plaster dry on his face, followed by a skin-stretching removal process, "anything but agreeable." But he endured it with good humor, and when he saw the final bust, he was quite pleased, declaring it "the animal himself." Volk later used the life mask and bust of 1860 as the basis for other editions, including a full-length statue of Lincoln. A couple of months later in mid-May 1860 Volk arrived in Springfield for the purpose of presenting the Lincolns with a completed cabinet bust of Lincoln taken from previously made life mask. Lincoln had just received the nomination as the republican party's candidate for president. The following day Volk requested taking a casting of both of Lincoln's hands to use for other sculptural works. Volk wanted Lincoln to hold something in his right hand to simulate the grasping of a document. Lincoln went back to his tool shed and minutes later came back with a sawed and whittled piece of broom handle. The casting for Lincoln's right hand was made with the broom handle clutched in his grasp. The casting for Lincoln's left hand was made slightly gripped and empty of content. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.................100-200

 

492. [ART] CHRISTO - contemporary artist who along with his wife, Jeanne-Claude, create environmental installation art. Signed color picture. The scene - The Christo's planned a project based on Jeanne-Claude's idea to surround eleven islands in Miami's Biscayne Bay with 603,850 square meters of pink polypropylene. It was completed on May 4th, 1983 with the aid of 430 helpers and could be admired for two weeks. the islands were tended day and night by 120 monitors in inflatable boats. VG.........40-60

 

13 Page Letter With Drawing in Text

498. [ART] Sir Geo. Harvey (1806-1876), Scottish painter, the son of a watchmaker, was born at St Ninians, near Stirling. Soon after his birth his parents removed to Stirling, where George was apprenticed to a bookseller. His love for art having, however, become very decided, in his eighteenth year he entered the Trustees' Academy at Edinburgh . Here he so distinguished himself that in 1826 he was invited by the Scottish artists, who had resolved to found a Scottish academy, to join it as an associate (see Royal Scottish Academy). Harvey's first picture, "A Village School," was exhibited in 1826 at the Edinburgh Institution ; and from the time of the opening of the Academy in the following year he continued annually to exhibit. His best-known pictures are those depicting historical episodes in religious history from a puritan or evangelical point of view, such as "Covenanters' Preaching," "Covenanters' Communion," "John Bunyan and his Blind Daughter," "Sabbath Evening," and the "Quitting of the Manse." In 1829 he was elected a fellow of the Royal Scottish Academy; in 1864 he succeeded Sir JW Gordon as president; and he was knighted in 1867. Sir George Harvey was the author of a paper on the "Colour of the Atmosphere," read before the Edinburgh Royal Society, and afterwards published with illustrations in Good Words; and in 1870 he published a small volume entitled Notes of the Early History of the Royal Scottish Academy. Selections from the Works of Sir George Harvey, PRSA, described by the Rev. AL Simpson, FSA Scot., and photographed by Thomas Annan, appeared at Edinburgh in 1869. Offered here is an exceptional ALS, 25 March 1846, 13 pages. At the conclusion of this letter Harvey makes a drawing of a dog holding something in his mouth [perhaps this letter?] walking beside water with its reflection. Written to a young man, apparently someone he has not yet met, giving his advice about becoming an artist; the life of an artist; what one should know before embarking on such a career. A superb content letter.............300-400

 

506. [ART] Augustus John OM, RA, (1878- 1961) Welsh painter, draughtsman, and etcher. For a time around 1910, he was an important exponent of Post-Impressionism in the United Kingdom. SIGNATURE, dated 1946 on his stationery, matted with reproduction of Karsh portrait. Overall 14 x 18 in............60-80

 

507. [OLD MASTER ART] P. van LISEBETIUS. Original etching, image approx. 9.5 X 6 in. plate mark plus margins. Very good condition. Old hinge remains top verso affect mothing. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755............100-150

 

901. [ART] Joachim Lebreton (1760-1819) French artist who led the French Artistic Mission that came to Brazil in 1816 to help organize the arts in the country. ALS, 1817, 1p. 5-3/4 x 7-3/4".............75-100

 

952. [ART] Maurice Delcourt [1877-1917] Fr. artist. ALS, no date, 2pp, 4.5 x 6". Speaks about his wood engravings in a magazine. VG...........50-75

953. [ART] Paul Sébillot (1843-1918) French folklorist, painter, and writer. Many of his works are about his native province, Brittany. ALS, 1881, 2pp, 5x8". About folk tales of Brittany. VG...........75-100

Portrait of Sebillot

 

954. [ART] Antoine Guillemet [1841-1918] Fr. artist. ALS, 1907, 3pp, 4.5 x 7". He was a friend of Cézanne. Cézanne's paintings were shown in the first exhibition of the Salon des Refusés in 1863, which displayed works not accepted by the jury of the official Paris Salon. The Salon rejected Cézanne's submissions every year from 1864 to 1869. Cézanne continued to submit works to the Salon until 1882. In that year, through the intervention of fellow artist Antoine Guillemet, Cézanne exhibited Portrait of Louis-Auguste Cézanne, Father of the Artist, reading 'l'Evénement', 1866 (National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.), his first and last successful submission to the Salon. VG................75-100

 

972. [ART] Alfred Philippe Roll (1846-1919) French painter. Many of his paintings are in public art galleries, including the Hotel de Ville museum, the Cognac Museum, Avignon Museum, Laval Museum, Fontainebleau Palace, Pau Museum, and the Museum of Geneva. In 1905 he became the president of the Societe Nationale des Beaux-Arts, which he co-founded. ALS, no date, 1p, 5 x 6-1/2 in. Speaks about his exhibition at Biloz. Fine............80-120

 

2000. RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL watercolor painting, on paper, of Gloucester Harbor scene. Signed & dated 1960, approx. 14 x 16.75 in.. Very good condition...........120-180

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2001. RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL watercolor painting, on paper, of Gloucester Harbor scene. Signed & dated 1960, approx. 14 x 16.5 in.. Very good condition...........120-180

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2002. RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL black & white watercolor painting, on paper, of Gloucester Harbor scene. Signed, approx. 13 x 17 in.. Slight toning on right edge, paper bend lower left corner else very good condition............120-180

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MARGARETT SARGENT (1892-1978) American Modernist

MARGARETT SARGENT (1892-1978) she was an unconventional member of an aristocratic Boston family and 4th cousin of John Singer Sargent. She was an artist who rebelled against both the social conventions and artistic tastes of her class and time. Student of George Luks and Gutzon Borglum, Margarett began to exhibit in 1916, eventually participating in as many as than 30 shows. Lincoln Kirstein, founder of the New York City Ballet, gave her a solo exhibition at the Harvard Society for Contemporary Art, in a season that included Maurice Prendergast, Buckminster Fuller, Alexander Calder, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso. Calder performed his famous miniature circus at Sargent's Boston home. Bernice Abbott photographed her, Marie Laurencin painted her daughter's portrait. George Luks painted Margarett's portrait, THE WHITE BLACKBIRD in 1919. An exhibition of Margarett's work was held at the Davis Art Museum (Wellesley College) and then traveled to New York for exhibition at the Berry-Hill Galleries in 1996. This New York exhibition was the first since 1931, when she was recognized as one of the few important modernists of the 1920s and 30s. A major book on her life and art has been published. Sargent's work synthesized the seemingly contradictory artistic movements of her time, bringing together elements of Fauvism, early Cubism and German and Russian Expressionism. Although Margarett Sargent has been all but forgotten over the decades, largely because her work has been closely held by her family, critics and historians are now eager to acknowledge her achievement and place her firmly in the canon of the American avant-garde.

 

2003. MARGARETT SARGENT (1892-1978) - ORIGINAL ink & watercolor [or gouache] of two women in bathing gear, unsigned, approx. 13.5 x 10.5 in. paper size. Unframed. Very good condition. Small piece of bottom left corner missing which will slightly show when matted [it is close]..............800-1200

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2004. MARGARETT SARGENT (1892-1978) - ORIGINAL pastel/ink on paper, unsigned, approx. 11.75 x 11 in.. Unframed. This appears to have been cropped at some time. Very good condition............1600-2200

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2005. MARGARETT SARGENT (1892-1978) - ORIGINAL pastel/ink/watercolor on paper, unsigned, approx. 16 x 18 in.. Unframed. There is light foxing in the lower left corner & two sharp creases in the lower right corner. The majority of the painting is in very good condition...........600-800

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Major Drawing by This German Expressionist

2006. FREDERICK "Fritz" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. ORIGINAL CHARCOAL DRAWING, unsigned, approx. 15.5 x 19.25 in. Very good condition. Unframed. This drawing would have been done before Solomon left Germany in 1939. Solomon won the Mowbray Prize [1944] in London; was listed in WHO'S WHO IN ART [1954 London edition]. He studied art with such famous German artist's as: Max Liebermann, Martin Brandenburg, Eugene Spiro & Willy Jaeckel [Masterclass]. Exhibitions: Berlin, Cologne, Capetown, Haifa, London [Royal Academy], U.S., and in 1958 had one-man show at the Palacio de Bellas Artes in Havana, Cuba. In 1956 several of his paintings were exhibited at the Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, Ohio. He died in the U.S. His work is fairly scarce........300-500

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Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952) Am. artist. Karfiol grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York, an American who was born in Budapest, Hungary. He attended the National Academy of Design, New York City, when he was only fourteen. He traveled by himself to Paris at the tender age of fifteen to study at the Academie Julien with Jean-Paul Laurens, and the Ecole de Beaux-Arts. He exhibited at the Grand Salon and the Salon d'Automne. In Paris, Karfiol was influenced by the work of Paul Cezanne and Pierre Auguste Renoir. Karfiol was also attracted to the painting of Andre Derain. He returned to the United States in 1906. In 1913, he participated in the famous New York City Armory show, on Lexington Avenue, where European modernism was introduced to the American public for the first time en masse, along with American artists well-known at the time. Karfiol painted nudes and still lifes in the manner of Picasso's pink and blue periods. By the late 1920s, Karfiol's style had moved toward Renoir. Karfiol, an author and teacher, as well as a painter, spent his summers in Ogunquit, Maine from 1914 until his death at Irvington-on-Hudson, New York in 1952. He was a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Art. His work is in the Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Detroit Institute of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; Newark Museum, New Jersey; the Phillips Collection and National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.

 

2007. Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952) Original ink drawing, signed B. Karfiol. Provenance: Estate of Chris and Jane Ritter, Ogunquit, Maine. Approx. 12 x 9.5 in. sheet. VG condition...............500-750

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2009. Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952) Original ink drawing, signed B. Karfiol. Provenance: Estate of Chris and Jane Ritter, Ogunquit, Maine. Approx. 13.5 x 20" sheet. VG condition...............800-1000

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2010. Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952) Original ink drawing, signed B. Karfiol. Provenance: Estate of Chris and Jane Ritter, Ogunquit, Maine. Approx. 18 x 12" sheet. VG condition...............600-800

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2011. Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952) Original ink drawing, signed B. Karfiol. Provenance: Estate of Chris and Jane Ritter, Ogunquit, Maine. Mat opening is approx. 15.5 x 8" sheet. VG condition...............700-900

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2012. MARY HELEN POTTER (1862-1950) Listed artist from Rhode Island. Unsigned watercolor, she has written place and what appears to be the date of 1890 but its hard to make out. VG.............75-100

 

2013. CADER IDRIS Etching by William Bradley - original 19th century etching, unsigned as was the custom at this time, 6.5 x 10 in. plus margins. From Magazine of Art. Title CADER IDRIS FROM THE DOLGELLY ROAD. Wonderful detailed vista with cows in forefront and mountains in background. VG.............40-60

Bradley etching

 

2014. HENRY HELPRIN - UNSIGNED charcoal drawing by Henry Helprin, 4.25 x 8.5 in. plus margins. The only thing we know about this artist is that he studied drawing at the Art Students League in NYC, under Bridgman. He may have also been an illustrator. Worthy of research. There is also part of another sketch on the verso...........25-35

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Back side

 

2015. RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL watercolor painting, unsigned, 9 x 11.5". VG.........75-100

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2019. [ART] WILLIAM BAZIOTES (1912-1963) Am. painter. From 1939 on, Baziotes was Pollock's liaison to the American Surrealists. His influence was large on Pollock, even to the extent of first demonstrating the drip technique to Pollock in 1936. The legendary art critic, Clement Greenburg, said -".the future of American art depends on what [Motherwell], Baziotes, Pollock, and only a comparatively few others do from now on..." OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL pencil drawing. Unsigned. Approx. 17 x 14 in. on drawing paper. Very slight toning along upper right edge with tiny paper loss [will affect nothing] else very good condition. Most likely done while in Leon Kroll's life drawing class circa 1935. Guaranteed authentic without time limit to original purchaser. We'll write a letter of guarantee and send additional information that relates to provenance to the winning bidder unless you have already received this information with a previous purchase. We will always send the guarantee letter though. Provenance: From the collection of the late Harry and Constance Baziotes [brother & sister]. We realize the difficulty that some may have when considering works of art that are unsigned. Yes, a signature is desirable, of course, but it is often the case, when dealing with estate works that are on paper [even paintings] they are OFTEN unsigned......................800-1000 There is a $300 reserve on this lot

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2020. [ART] WILLIAM BAZIOTES (1912-1963) Am. painter. From 1939 on, Baziotes was Pollock's liaison to the American Surrealists. His influence was large on Pollock, even to the extent of first demonstrating the drip technique to Pollock in 1936. The legendary art critic, Clement Greenburg, said -".the future of American art depends on what [Motherwell], Baziotes, Pollock, and only a comparatively few others do from now on..." OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL pencil drawing. Unsigned. Approx. 19 x 11 in. on drawing paper. Very good condition. Most likely done while in Leon Kroll's life drawing class circa 1935. Guaranteed authentic without time limit to original purchaser. We'll write a letter of guarantee and send additional information that relates to provenance to the winning bidder unless you have already received this information with a previous purchase. We will always send the guarantee letter though. Provenance: From the collection of the late Harry and Constance Baziotes [brother & sister]. We realize the difficulty that some may have when considering works of art that are unsigned. Yes, a signature is desirable, of course, but it is often the case, when dealing with estate works that are on paper [even paintings] they are OFTEN unsigned......................800-1000 There is a $300 reserve on this lot

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2021. Luigi Kasimir, Austrian [1881-1962] ORIGINAL etching executed & pencil signed by Luigi Kasimir. Title: ST STEPHEN'S GRABEN, VIENNA AUSTRIA. Plate size approx. 13 x 9 in., paper size approx. 17.25 x 12.5 in.. NOT framed or matted. There is extremely light toning on the margins. Upper right margin corner has water stain which would mat out. Kasimir's etchings have been popular in this country for over 75 years, since he came to the U.S. to do a series of etchings of famous sights, from New York skyscrapers to Yosemite Valley. Luigi Kasimir was born in 1881 in the town of Pettau. He attended the Vienna Academy of Art where he studied under William Unger, who gave Kasimir his first introduction to the technique of the color etching & met Tanna Hoernes, who became his wife. Luigi inherited his talent from his grandfather who was a painter and poet, and his father an officer in the Hapsburg army, who later became a professional painter...............500-750

Kasimir etching

Signature portion

Original Gloucester Harbor Scene

2022. RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Graphite drawing, signed & dated 1983, 9 x 12..........75-100

 

Early 18th century Portrait

2023. (ART) (Vermigli, Pietro Martire) (1500-1562). Florentine religious. Augustinian abbot of St. Peter ad Aram, Naples (1533); met Juan de Valdes and read works of Reformers; fled (1542) to Zürich after accepting Reformed faith; divinity professor, Strasbourg (1542-47, 1553-56). Brought to London by Cranmer; divinity professor, Oxford (1547-53); aided Cranmer in 1552 Book of Common Prayer; his Zwinglian doctrine of the Eucharist began a controversy at Oxford (1549); Hebrew professor, Zürich (1556). Old original mezzotint portrait, cropped & mounted, 7-3/4 x 9. Engraved by R. Houston. Probably early 18th century. VG..........150-200

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Bardizon Etching

2024. [ART] F. KRATKE - 19th century French artist. Original etching signed in the plate, 5-7/8 X 9 in. plus wide margins. C. 1870s, on Holland paper. VG. A Barbizon etching..................100-150

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2025. MARY HELEN POTTER (1862 - 1950) Listed artist from Rhode Island. OFFERED HERE: Original watercolor, vase of flowers, signed with initials, undated, approx. 14 x 10 in. Very good condition........200-300

Potter still life

 

 

2026. Bernard Karfiol (1886-1952) Am. artist. Karfiol grew up in Brooklyn and Long Island, New York, an American who was born in Budapest, Hungary. He attended the National Academy of Design, New York City, when he was only fourteen. He traveled by himself to Paris at the tender age of fifteen to study at the Academie Julien with Jean-Paul Laurens, and the Ecole de Beaux-Arts. He exhibited at the Grand Salon and the Salon d'Automne. In Paris, Karfiol was influenced by the work of Paul Cezanne and Pierre Auguste Renoir. Karfiol was also attracted to the painting of Andre Derain. He returned to the United States in 1906. In 1913, he participated in the famous New York City Armory show, on Lexington Avenue, where European modernism was introduced to the American public for the first time en masse, along with American artists well-known at the time. Karfiol painted nudes and still lifes in the manner of Picasso's pink and blue periods. By the late 1920s, Karfiol's style had moved toward Renoir. Karfiol, an author and teacher, as well as a painter, spent his summers in Ogunquit, Maine from 1914 until his death at Irvington-on-Hudson, New York in 1952. He was a member of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics Academy of Art. His work is in the Addison Gallery, Andover, Massachusetts; Carnegie Institute, Pittsburgh; Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Detroit Institute of Art; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City; Newark Museum, New Jersey; the Phillips Collection and National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Offered here is an original ink drawing of two female nudes seated next to each other. Signed B. Karfiol. Provenance: Estate of Chris and Jane Ritter, Ogunquit, Maine. Approx. 2.5 x 3.5 in. plus margins. ...............200-300

 

2027. [ART] MARGUERITE PEARSON (1898-1978) Noted American painter. Born in Philadelphia, she made her reputation in the Rockport area of Mass., north of Boston. She studied at the Boston Art Museum School; and Rockport Summer School, under A.T. Hibbard. She was a member of The North Shore Arts Association; Allied Artists of America; Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts; Rockport Art Association; American Artists Professional League; American Federation of Arts. Offered here is an original oil painting on stretched canvas, 25-3/4 x 19-1/2 in. plus frame. Painted in black & white [and therefore grays], obviously to be used as an illustration for some book or publication unknown to us. Unsigned but with Estate Certification on back signed by Martha Blanshet [?], Director, Rockport Art Association, Feb. 19, 1980. She certifies that this unsigned painting is from the Pearson estate. Several slight crack lines in the paint o/w VG. Pearson's paintings are today highly prized...........4000-6000

 

 

Original Drawing

2030. [ART] Alexander POPE [1849-1924] important American artist. One of his paintings realized $186,000 at a Maine auction, a record in Maine for a work of art that stood for many years. We purchased his drawings, both childhood and adult, and his scrapbook & some of his photographs of his paintings over a decade ago. The ORIGINAL ink drawing offered here is unsigned and guaranteed without a time limit to the original purchaser. Approx. 7 x 7 in. sheet. This is an early drawing circa 1865-70 although not dated. Very good condition. . The Maine Antique Digest [sometime in 1998] reported that the Pope painting that brought $186,000 in Maine was resold at Sothebys, Dec. 3, 1998, for $552,500. Virtually all Alexander Pope drawings that have appeared on the market in decades have come from our collection.........200-300

 

 

ALBERT STERNER - Major Drawing

2032. [ART] ALBERT STERNER (1863-1946) Original charcoal drawing, unsigned, approx. 24.75 x 19 in. There are numerous tears in the margins, some touching the image area. When matted and framed most will not be visible. The main image area is in very good condition. This is a MAJOR drawing because of its size. STERNER'S influence is seen in the works of both Rockwell Kent and George Bellows; he introduced each of them to the technique of lithography and put them in touch with the master printer/artist Bolton Brown. In 1915, Sterner rallied a group of printmakers together to raise the general quality of American prints. The founders of the Painter-Gravers of America included, along with Sterner, Childe Hassam, Bellows, & George Elmer Brown. He became a member of the National Academy, won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900; gold medal at Munich in 1905, a bronze at Buffalo Exposition in 1901, and Carnegie Prize in 1941. He was President of Soc. of Illustrators, 1907-09. His work [esp. his mono-prints] has always been somewhat scarce. Purchased from the Sterner Estate sale held many years ago and guarantee the authenticity of this drawing. Upon request we'll send a letter of guarantee [without time limit], to the original purchaser............800-1200

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ORIGINAL ETCHING

2033. [ART] Henry Farrer (1844-1903) English-born American artist known for his tonalist watercolor landscapes and etchings. He co-founded the American Watercolor Society. During the 1870s, Farrer became a driving force in the Etching Revival in America. He was a founding member of the New York Etching Club in 1877. Offered here is an original etching by Farrer, the title is "December", image 4-1/4 x 6-3/4 " plus margins. UNSIGNED. Old damp staining at outer margin - not close to image. ........100-150

 

2034. RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL ink drawing, farm snow scene. Unsigned, approx. 7-1/4 x 9-1/2 in. plus margins. Very good condition............80-120

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ORIGINAL ETCHING

2035. [ART] Samuel Colman (1832-1920) American painter, etcher, probably best remembered for his paintings of the Hudson River. Born in Portland, Maine , Colman moved to New York City with his family as a child. His father opened a bookstore, attracting a literate clientele that may have influenced Colman's artistic development. He is believed to have studied briefly under the Hudson River school painter Asher Durand, and he exhibited his first work at the National Academy of Design in 1850. By 1854 he had opened his own New York City studio. The following year he was elected an associate member of the National Academy, with full membership bestowed in 1862. In 1866, Colman was one of the founders of the American Watercolor Society, and he became its first president from 1867 to 1871. Colman also became skilled at the medium of etching. He was an early member of the New York Etching Club. Offered here is an original etching, title is "DURHAM, ENGLAND", signed in the plate with his monogram, image 4-1/2 x 7-3/4" plus clean margins. VG..........100-150

 

Original Drawing of a Cat

2036. [ART] GLADYS EMERSON COOK (1899-1976) American artist. Studied with Anthony Thieme, Yarnall Abbott. Member Society of American Etchers. Exhibited at National Academy 1943, 1944, 1945; Library of Congress 1943, 1944, 1945; New York Public Library 1942; National Arts Club in NYC; Society of Illustrators 1945 [one-person show]. Collections: Cincinnati Art Museum; N.Y. Public Library; Metropolitan Museum of Art. She illustrated the book HIRAM AND OTHER CATS, 1941, and AMERICAN CHAMPIONS, 1945. Original pencil drawing, unsigned but guaranteed without time limit. Approx. 4-1/4 x 6-1/4 in. irregular shape............50-75

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Original Drawing of a Cat

2037. [ART] GLADYS EMERSON COOK (1899-1976) American artist. Studied with Anthony Thieme, Yarnall Abbott. Member Society of American Etchers. Exhibited at National Academy 1943, 1944, 1945; Library of Congress 1943, 1944, 1945; New York Public Library 1942; National Arts Club in NYC; Society of Illustrators 1945 [one-person show]. Collections: Cincinnati Art Museum; N.Y. Public Library; Metropolitan Museum of Art. She illustrated the book HIRAM AND OTHER CATS, 1941, and AMERICAN CHAMPIONS, 1945. Original pencil drawing, unsigned but guaranteed without time limit. Approx. 8 x 5.5 in. irregular shape............50-75

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Rockwell Kent (1882-1971) American artist, illustrator and author. He studied with the influential painters and theorists of his day, including Arthur Wesley Dow, William Merritt Chase, Robert Henri, Abbott Thayer, and Kenneth Hayes Miller. A transcendentalist and mystic, Kent painted remote and austere lands, including Newfoundland (1914-15), Tierra del Fuego (1922-23), and Greenland (1929; 1931-32; 1934-35).

Collotypes offered here from The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, 1925.

Not in Burne Jones. Unsigned. Image sizes approx. 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches plus clean margins. Printed on copper plates by hand on French Arches hand-made paper. These are proof printing. Fine, black impressions, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 to 1 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

 

2038. ROCKWELL KENT - unsigned collotype...............100-150

2039. ROCKWELL KENT - unsigned collotype...............100-150

2040. ROCKWELL KENT - unsigned collotype...............100-150

 

2041. [ART] DANIEL MORDANT - 19th century French artist. Original etching signed in the plate, 7.5 x 8.75 in. plus wide margins. Title of this etching is THE MARRIAGE OF HENRI IV, done after a painting by Isabey. C. 1870s, on Holland paper. One small light spot well away from image. Highly detailed interior scene with many people. A rich image.........................100-150

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EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL ETCHING PLATE

2042. (ART) WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL zinc etching plate of a female nude seated in a chair. The title is "Girl In Knickerbockers" and according to an exhibition of Kuhn prints at the Kennedy Galleries years ago, there were only from 1 to 6 impressions ever pulled from this plate. Typical Kuhn style. Plate size 5-1/4 x 2-3/8 in. Etchings could still be pulled from the plate. Very seldom does an original etching plate by an important artist ever reach the open market, as they usually are in institutional collections. Provenance: Kuhn Estate. There is a confidential reserve...............2000-3000

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2045. Mary Jenks ( is primarily known as Mary Jenks Coulter) American artist. Born in Newport, KY on Aug. 30, 1880. She died in Amherst, Massachusetts 1966. Also known as Mary Jencques she was a pupil of Duveneck at the Cincinnati Art Academy. After her marriage to Fred Coulter in 1902, she moved to Chicago where she studied a variety of crafts (weaving, bookbinding, jewelry, pottery) at the AIC [Art Institute of Chicago] and was the first curator of etchings and engravings at that school. Upon returning from a tour of Europe, she earned a philosophy degree from the University of Chicago. In 1915 her husband died and she moved to California. Exhibited: Lewis & Clark Expo, 1905 (medal); AIC, 1909 (prize); Pan-Pacific Expo, 1915 (medal); Hawaiian Soc. Artists, 1917; CLPH (solo); Berkeley Lg. Fine Art, 1924; San Francisco AA 1924; Calif. SE, Stanford, 1928; de Young Mem. Mus, 1931 (solo); Los Angeles Mus. Art (prize); Huntington Library & Art Gal., San Marino, CA (fellow and reader); Uffizzi Gal., Florence, Italy; Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, France; Victoria & Albert Mus., London, England. Her work is in the following collections: LACMA; MMA; BMFA; AIC; LOC; NGA; Univ. Club, San Diego.; John Herron AI; British Mus.; FMA; NYPL; Cooke Gal., Honolulu; Chalcographie du Louvre, Paris, France; Huntington Library & Art Gal.; Calif. State Library, Sacramento; Calif. Soc. Pioneers, San Francisco; 168 etchings for Matson Navigation Co. Offered here is an original signed watercolor, dated 4/99, approx. 8 x 12". VG..........300-500

Jenks watercolor

 

 

SUPERB AMERICAN DRAWING

2046. [ART] Alan Crane (1901 - 1969) Born in Brooklyn, New York in 1901, Alan Crane studied at Pratt Institute. His work is represented in the Library of Congress, Smithsonian, Carnegie Institute, Metropolitan Museum, New York Public Library, Brooklyn Museum, Boston Public Library and Trinity University. Author and illustrator of three children's book, he was also a member of the Salmagundi Club, Philadelphia Watercolor Club, Prairie Print Makers, Audubon Artists, Rockport Art Association, and North Shore Art Association. He received prizes awarded by the Library of Congress, Salmagundi Club and the Rockpot Art Association. All of Crane's lithographs were printed by George C. Miller, New York City. A master of technique and depth of field, Alan Crane's images convey a subtle and refined tonal consonance as they reveal traditional life on Cape Ann, MA and in his wife's native Mexico. Original graphite drawing, unsigned, approx. 10 x 14". This was done on preparation for his lithograph titled "Summer Night" which was in an edition of 40. We believe that the pre-drawings Crane did for his lithographs were never signed, and were not intended to be offered for sale. Excellent condition...........300-400

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Barbizon Etching

2047. [ART] Felix Augustin MILIUS [1843-1894] French artist. Original Barbizon landscape etching signed in the plate, 6-3/4 x 9-1/8 in. plus margins. VG..........80-120

 

Old Master Original Etching

2048. THEODOR VAN KESSEL [1620-1693] Old Master. Original etching, signed in the plate. Other examples of his work are in the San Francisco Art Museum. Image approx. 8-3/4 x 6-1/2 in. plus margins. Image area in very good condition. There are 2 soft creases across ottom left corner, one running into the image. Mounting remains top edge. Insured shipping based on zip code. Unframed..............75-100

 

ALBERT STERNER important drawing

2049. ALBERT STERNER (1863-1946) Original charcoal drawing, unsigned, approx. 13 x 10.75 in. plus margins. In very good condition. Most likely from his THE PASSION series [Christ]. STERNER'S influence is seen in the works of both Rockwell Kent and George Bellows; he introduced each of them to the technique of lithography and put them in touch with the master printer/artist Bolton Brown. In 1915, Sterner rallied a group of printmakers together to raise the general quality of American prints. The founders of the Painter-Gravers of America included, along with Sterner, Childe Hassam, Bellows, & George Elmer Brown. He became a member of the National Academy, won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900; gold medal at Munich in 1905, a bronze at Buffalo Exposition in 1901, and Carnegie Prize in 1941. He was President of Soc. of Illustrators, 1907-09. His work [esp. his mono-prints] has always been somewhat scarce. Purchased from the Sterner Estate sale held many years ago and guarantee the authenticity of this drawing.........500-750

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EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL ETCHING PLATE

2050. (ART) WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. ORIGINAL etching plate, title NUDE WITH LONG HAIR. Typical Kuhn style. Plate size 5.5 X 3.5 in. A print pulled from this plate was included in the 1967 Kennedy Galleries exhibition of Walt Kuhn prints [#40] and was indicated that there were only from 1 to 6 prints ever pulled from this plate. As such this is a very rare plate..............2000-3000

 

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Original Copper Etching Plate - Walt Kuhn

2051. [ART] Walt Kuhn RARE ORIGINAL Etching Plate #27. WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL Walt Kuhn copper etching plate, title is NEAR PORTSMOUTH. That would be Portsmouth, NH. Plate size is approx. 4-1/8 x 6-1/8 in. This plate still has some life in it and etchings could be pulled from it. Very seldom does an original etching plate by an important artist ever reach the open market as they usually are in institutional collections. Provenance: Kuhn Estate. It is difficult to get a good scan of this and the picture below isn't very good. He did not etch his initials or signature into the plate into the plate, which was his normal practice. I don't think he ever etched his signature into any of his plates although he sometimes would etch initials, this was seldom. This is guaranteed to be an authentic Walt Kuhn plate without a time limit to the original purchaser. We will send a letter of guarantee and provenance to the buyer. The portrait photo of Kuhn shown below IS NOT for sale. Insured shipping based on zone. In 1967 the Kennedy Galleries [NYC] held an exhibition of Walt Kuhn prints. The catalogue states that Walt Kuhn's prints are of the greatest rarity. Of certain subjects only one to six impressions exist. Others vary in number of impressions, but none exceed fifty of any subject. The catalogue also says - Walt Kuhn's position in the ranks of our foremost American painters has long been assured. What is less familiar to the general public - and indeed to many collectors and institutions - is his work in the graphic media. With the exception of a few examples shown during his lifetime, the greater portion of his prints has remained locked up and forgotten in a warehouse these many years. On the occasion of the first major exhibition of his paintings to be held in New York in several decades, it is our privilege to show the etchings and lithographs that place Walt Kuhn among the most venturesome and exciting graphic artists of the 1920s and 30s. Of the 50 etchings listed in the Kennedy exhibition 41 are in the 6 or less impressions category, with 9 known to have up to 50 impressions. This particular plate, according to the Kennedy brochure, is indicated to have had up to as many as 50 impressions pulled from it. Many of you already know that we own the original Walt Kuhn etching plates. ...................2000-3000

 

2052. MARY HELEN POTTER (1862 - 1950) Listed artist from Rhode Island. OFFERED HERE: Original watercolor, unsigned, undated, approx. 10-1/4 x 13-1/2 in. Very good condition........200-300

Potter watercolor

 

Important Contemporary Artist

2053. Shusaku Arakawa - ORIGINAL signed & inscribed ink drawing in book about his art - PADIGLIONE D'ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, hardbound, 1984, containing 34 b/w illustrations, 10.5 x 10.75 in. Very good condition. We guarantee the authenticity of this drawing.

Shusaku Arakawa - Dadaist Conceptualist Shusaku Arakawa was born in Nagoya, Japan, on July 6, 1936. He studied medicine and mathematics at Tokyo University from 1954 to 1958, and art at the Musashino College of Art, Tokyo, before completing his degree he left Japan. In 1958 he began submitting paintings to the Yomiuri Independent exhibitions and in 1961 held his first solo exhibition at Mudo Gallery, Tokyo. In 1960, he started a neo-Dada group, programming Happenings, and later gaining recognition with a series of boxes. In 1962, he came to New York and created a new series, "Diagram," in which silhouettes of combs, footprints, tennis rackets, arrows and refrigerators were arranged on canvas. Gradually he replaced the silhouettes with words only. Throughout the 1960s he had a number of solo exhibitions at Dwan Gallery, New York and Los Angeles, at Galerie Schmela, Dsseldorf, and Galleria Schwartz, Milan. In 1966 he was given his first museum exhibition at the Stedelijk van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, Netherlands, and in 1970 represented Japan at the Venice Biennale. During the 1970s museums featured his work throughout Europe and the United States and in 1981 a large retrospective was organized by the Stdtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich. With his wife, the poet Madeline H. Gins, Arakawa has also published books that "parallel the preoccupations of his paintings," in particular The Mechanism of Meaning (1979). In 1991 a retrospective was organized by the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Arakawa and Gins increasingly concentrate on collaborative installation pieces and architectural design, such as the Utopian City of Reversible destiny seen at the Guggenheim Soho in 1997. Arakawa denies, like all Conceptualists and Pop Art neo-Dadaists like Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, the artist's hand in his paintings. Expressionistic or emotive marks on the canvas are few, serving only as a foil to the deadpan, depersonalized, mechanical style. Paintings such as "Out of distance/Out of texture" appear to be aimed at the intellect devoid of feeling for life, poetry or spirituality."...............450-650

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Drawing of Union Cavalry Officer

2054. [ART] Alexander POPE [1849-1924] important American artist. One of his paintings realized $186,000 at a Maine auction, a record in Maine for a work of art that stood for many years. We purchased his drawings, both childhood and adult, and his scrapbook & some of his photographs of his paintings over a decade ago. The ORIGINAL ink drawing offered here is unsigned and guaranteed without a time limit to the original purchaser. On 4 x 5 in. sheet. Removed from scrapbook containing Alexander Pope's drawing done from age 6 to 16. As you can see below there is one mount on top right corner. Otherwise in very good condition...................200-300

 

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