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None of the French autographs arte translated

269. [ART] P(eter) MORAN [1841-1914] A painter of landscapes, especially scenes with cattle, and etcher, Peter Moran was was the youngest member of the well-known family of American artists to venture from Philadelphia to the American West. His brothers were painters Edward Moran and Thomas Moran. Cabinet portrait photograph of Moran signed on the verso "Very Truly Yours P. Moran." Light staining but in very good condition.........150-200

Moran front

Moran back

270. [ART] EDWARD BOREIN (1872-1945) Western painter and illustrator. Original ink drawing signed, full page, 4to., dated 1927, in book by Charles M. Russell: Trails Plowed Under, Garden City, 1927. A mounted cowboy on a hillside, silhouetted against the sky, on the front free endpaper, bound in red buckram and contained in a brown cloth covered slip case. A nice association of Borein with Russell. A few small foxing spots on drawing o/w Fine condition....................2500-3500

Edward Borein

Edward Borein

271. (ART) (JASPER JOHNS) original multiple. New York. Museum of Modern Art. Text by Riva Castleman Technics and Creativity Gemini GEL, 1971, 10.5 x 8.5 in. stiff wrappers in plastic clamshell box. 108 pp. 364 mostly thumbnail illustrations (20 full size in color), bibliography, index of artists. A Catalogue raisonne (to early 1971), published in a boxed edition of 22,500, with its problematic Jasper Johns "Target," an offset lithograph with applique paintbrush and three watercolor disks, in addition to the print , which is glued to the inside front cover of the box). Box also contains the catalog, a sheet of protective foam. The foam sheet is normally discolored and usually has three circular offprints from the watercolor disks. According to Richard S. Field ("Jasper Johns Prints 1970-1977"), the image was derived from a pencil drawing and collage of 1960 in the Sonnabend collection. A hand-pulled edition of 50 copies and six artists proofs was printed by Kenneth Tyler at Gemini in 1971. The offset edition was produced by Graphic Press, Los Angeles. Johns's participation in this enterprise was, at best, limited to the Gemini printing, which was hand-signed and numbered. The signature on the MoMA target was mechanically reproduced [the one offered here]. If it appears to have been signed in ink or pencil, forgery is indicated. The white clamshell box is spotted but intact. The other main factor involving this multiple is the condition of the offset target lithograph. As is often the case a former owner has wetted the watercolor blocks and started to paint the target but has only painted a small part in yellow. The brush is often missing as is missing here. VG condition.............400-600

272. [ART] WINSLOW HOMER (1836-1910) American landscape painter and printmaker , most famous for his marine subjects. Largely self-taught, he is considered one of the foremost painters in 19th century America, and a preeminent figure in American art. Offered here is a rare AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, written from Florida in (1909); 2 pages, 5-1/4 x 6-1/2. Accompanied by with envelope he addressed to Mrs. T. Richmont Moxie, at Orange, NJ. He has written on the envelope "I leave here on the 25." "My dear Mrs. Moxie - I have written to Mrs. Erwin & have received the enclosed letter [not present here]____which I consider most unfair____So ___? can give you no answer at present_______but you can have the cottage for next season as I will not rent it again to Mrs. Erwin after this letter. Winslow Homer." Postscript on front reads: "Please return the enclosed letter to me at Scarboro, Maine." Very good to fine condition...............2000-3000

Homer - page 1

Homer - page 2

273. [ART] John Chamberlain (b.1927) American sculptor. He is best known for creating sculptures from old automobiles (or parts of) that bring the Abstract Expressionist style of painting into three dimensions. His works have been exhibited around the world and have been included in the São Paolo Bienal (1961, 1994), the Venice Biennale (1964), the Whitney Biennial (1973, 1987) and Documenta, Kassel, Germany (1982) and he has had over 100 solo shows, traveling exhibitions, and retrospectives. Typed Letter Signed, 1982, 1p. "I have a show opening November 27, 1982 at the Leo Castelli Gallery in New York City. You are all personally invited to attend..." VG..............40-60

274. [ART] William Powell Frith (1819-1909) English painter specialising in portraits and Victorian era narratives, who was elected to the Royal Academy in 1852. CLIP SIGNATURE............25-35

275. Bernie Fuchs [b.1932] Am. illustrator. Signature in pencil.....10-15

276. Larry Rivers [1923-2002] Signature w/sentiment, 1980.....20-30

277. WM. HOLBROOK BEARD [1824-1900] signed card....20-30

278. Stephen Dohanos [1907-1994] signed card....15-20

279. George Dunlop Leslie [1835-1921] Brit. painter. Clip signature....20-30

280. Edward Sheffield Bartholomew (1822 - 1858) was a noted American sculptor active in Italy. Bartholomew was born in Colchester, Connecticut. After apprenticeships as a bookbinder and dentist, his first employment was as a dentist in Hartford, but he soon abandoned it for painting and (after learning that he was color-blind) sculpture. In 1844 he studied at the National Academy of Design's antique class in New York City, from 1845-1848 directed the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, contracting a severe case of smallpox circa 1847, then studied for another year in the National Academy of Design and sailed for Europe. From 1851 onwards he lived in Rome and died in Naples of bronchitis. Bartholomew is known for his bas reliefs, marble busts and statues, and medallions in the neo-classical style. His earliest recorded work is a medallion of poet Lydia Sigourney (1847). Among his best-known works are Blind Homer Led by the Genius of Poetry (1851, now in the Metropolitan Museum), Eve, Campagna Shepherd Boy (Peabody Institute), Genius of Painting, Youth and Old Age, Evening Star, Eve Repentant (Wadsworth Atheneum), Washington and Flora, A Monument to Charles Carroll (near Baltimore), Bellsarius at the Porta Pincinia, and Ganymede. Many of his works are now held by the Wadsworth Atheneum. CLIPPED SIGNATURE from letter mounted. Irregular shape slightly affected signature............20-30

281. H. Septimus Power (1877-1951) Australian Official War Artist during the First World War and was renowned for his depiction of animals, in particular horses, on the field of battle. SIGNED picture of his painting "Bringing Up the Guns." 6 X 4.5". VG..............35-45

282. Wynne Apperley [1884-1960] British artist. Signed picture removed from unknown publication of one of his paintings. 4-1/2 x 5-1/4"............25-35

283. [COMIC BOOKS] Philippe Druillet (born 1944) is a French comic book artist and writer. Offered here is a AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, no date, 1p, 8-1/4 x 11-1/2 in. In very good condition. His first book appeared in 1966. Entitled Le Mystere des abîmes (The Mystery of the Abyss), it introduced his recurring hero Lone Sloane and science-fiction themes partially inspired by his favourite writer, H.P. Lovecraft. Later Druillet created book covers for republications of Lovecraft's work, as well as numerous movie posters. .......50-75

284. [ARTISTS] Mystery Lot of 11 signed items by American and European artists [20th century]. Includes: Buckminster Fuller signed card Christian Boltanski (b.1944]) French photographer, sculptor, painter, and installation artist Jean Balladur ALS JACQUES DUMOND ALS plus 7 others. Except for Fuller the rest appear to be European..............100-150

285. [ARTISTS] Mystery Lot of 10 signed items by American and European artists [20th century]. Includes: Elmer Bischoff (1916-1991)important Fransciso Bay artist Cadious Robert Camelot plus 7 others...........100-150

286. [ARTISTS] Mystery Lot of 10 signed items by artists [20th century]. Includes: Christo Paul Charlot G. Cheyssial Guido Biasi Roman Cieslewicz Georges Collignon Dick Elffers plus 3 others...........100-150

287. G. Paul Chalmers [1836-1878] Scottish painter. Clip. signature.....20-30

288. [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

289. F.O.C. DARLEY (Felix Octavius Carr Darley. 1821-1888) was an American painter in water color and illustrator, known for his illustrations in works by well-known 19th century authors, including: James Fenimore Cooper, Charles Dickens, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Washington Irving, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Clement Clarke Moore, and Edgar Allan Poe. CLIP SIGNATURE................25-35

290. Harrison Cady (1877&endash;1970) American illustrator best known for his Peter Rabbit comic strip which he drew for 28 years. SIGNATURE mounted to album paper/..........25-35

Original Etching by Macbeth

291. Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910) Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, specialising in pastoral landscape and the rustic genre. He studied in London, producing realistic everyday scenes and working for The Graphic. He painted in the Lincolnshire and Somerset countryside, in works influenced by those of George Hemming Mason and Frederick Walker. His "The Cast Shoe " was bought by the Chantrey Bequest in 1890, and is now at Tate Britain. Exhibiting from 1871 at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery and the Fine Art Society in London, as well as the Royal Society of Artists in Birmingham, the Royal Scottish Academy, the Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In 1871 Macbeth was made an associate of the Royal Water Colour Society ( becoming a full member in 1901). He became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers in 1880, and an honorary member in 1909. In 1882 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours and in 1883 was elected to be a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters. In 1883 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy, and became a full member in 1903. Original etching, late 19th century, plate signed with initials [lower right in image], image size 5-1/2 x 3-3/4 in plus margins. Still has tissue guard attached with title "DEATH OF RASHLEIGH." VG............50-75

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Original Etching by Dicksee

292. Herbert Thomas Dicksee (1862&endash;1942) was an English painter who specialised in oil paintings of dogs, particularly the deerhound. Prints and etchings of his best-known paintings were widely distributed by publishers such as Klackner of London, and his work is popular among collectors and dog enthusiasts today. Many of Dicksee's works, especially those painted during the war years of 1914&endash;1918, depict the dogs accompanying melancholy young ladies. His most frequent model was the actress Gladys Cooper. Original etching, late 19th century, plate signed with initials [lower right in image], image size 5-1/2 x 3-3/4 in plus margins. Still has tissue guard attached with title "CONRAD UNHORSED." VG............50-75

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Original Etching by Macbeth-Raeburn

293. Henry Macbeth-Raeburn [1860-1947] Original etching, drawn by Wal. Paget, etched by Macbeth-Raeburn, unsigned, image 5-1/2 x 3-3/4 in. plus margins. Still has tissue guard attached with title "It is Wenlock's head!". VG............30-40

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Original Etching by Boilot

294. 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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295. (ANIMATION) RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as Heckle and Jeckle and Mighty Mouse. From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless Casper the Friendly Ghost and Little Audrey cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was Fritz the Cat, released in 1972. The success of Fritz prompted Heavy Traffic [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing Coonskin [1974]; also Wizards [1977]; Lord of the Rings [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. Original ink drawing, unsigned on 6-3/4 x 8 sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it. ROUGH LANGUAGE IN CAPTION...................50-75

296. [CARTOON] JACK ELROD - known for his work on "Mark Trail" comic strip. Jack Elrod, who as a Boy Scout had met Dodd when the latter was a Scout leader, joined the Mark Trail team at its Atlanta, Georgia studio in 1950 as background artist (Agena). The strip's popularity grew through the mid-1960s, with Mark Trail appearing in nearly 500 newspapers through the North America Syndicate.. ALS, no date, 1p. Mentions Mark Trail........25-35

297. Ben Turner [1912-1966] American painter. Signature.....20-30

298. Karl Zerbe (1903-1972) German-born American painter of note. Signed 3x5 card to which is affixed US postage stamp he designed......20-30

299. Tom Wesselmann [1931-2004] POP artist. Brief ALS sig. "TW".....30-40

300. [LINCOLN] LEONARD W. VOLK (1828-1895) American sculptor. Most famous for making a life mask of American President Abraham Lincoln. Signed 1893 bank check. VG.................200-300

301. [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

302. LD (Louis Pierre Henriquel-Dupont. 1797-1892) French engraver. Many noted artists studied under Dupont. n 1849 he was elected a member of the Académie des beaux-arts . He became a professor at the École des beaux-arts in 1863 and founded the Société française de la gravure in 1868. In 1871 he was made president of the Académie des beaux-arts and was still engraving aged 85. Brief ALS or ANS, no date. Speaks of Signoc. Not translated. VG.............60-80

303. [ART] Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) IMPORTANT Cubist sculptor. He was born in Lithuania. In 1972 his autobiography . In 1972 his autobiography was published on the occasion of an exhibition of his sculpture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Rare signed & inscribed b/w 10 x 8 in. photograph which he dates Nov. 7, 1961. The photographer was George Moffett, NYC. The scene is in his studio showing watching an assistant, or workman engaged with the movement of one of his large bronze sculptures, which is being lifted by chain. Inscribed to the critic, curator, author Jacob Baal-Tshuba. Fine...............250-350

304. [ART] Joseph Pennell (1857-1926) American artist and author. Pennell was born in Philadelphia, and first studied there, but like his compatriot and friend, James McNeill Whistler, he afterwards went to Europe and made his home in London. illustrator. Their close acquaintance with Whistler led the Pennell, and his wife to undertake a biography of that artist in 1906. Rare ALS, 1921, 1p. Regarding price of his prints [50% off]. To Flora Lash. VG..............275-375

305. Carl Andre (b. 1935) American minimalist artist recognized both for his ordered linear format and grid format sculptures and for being tried and acquitted for murdering his wife. SIGNED postcard, 1989, on which he draws a line and writes "My Left Thumb". He has also written the address and his return address. Fine...........200-300

Andre 1

Andre 2

306. [ART] RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. ORIGINAL red ink drawing, unsigned on 6.75 x 8 in. sheet. Very good condition. As this was a working study there was no reason for him to have signed it. This drawing is guaranteed to be by Bakshi. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of Fritz prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]......................50-75

307. [ART] RUSSELL SMITH (1812-1896) American artist born in Scotland. Came to U.S. in 1819 and later studied with James R. Lambdin. He became noted as a scientific draughtsman, being employed by Sir Charles Lyell & others, and also in the geological surveys of Pennsylvania and Virginia. In 1850 he went abroad, and after his return to Philadelphia he painted many landscapes until 1856. At that time he painted the scenery at the Academy of Music [Phila.]. The handsome landscape drop-curtain he painted brought him many commissions. He also painted the curtain for the Grand Opera House in Phila. He was a member of the Penn. Academy & contributed regularly to their exhibitions for over 50 years. The noted painter, Xanthus Smith, was his son. Clipped signature. Very scarce artist autograph...................75-100

308. Leopold Flameng (1831-1911) French print maker and painter. He was one of the most celebrated print makers of his time. His work includes original themes, portraiture, and etched copies of paintings. ALS, 1872, 2-1/2 pages. Not translated..............100-150

309. [CARTOON] Dean Young (b. 1938) is the head writer of the popular comic strip Blondie, which he inherited from his father Chic Young in 1973. Original signed drawing of Bumstead on 3x5 card. Fine......75-100

 

310. David Young Cameron (1865 - 1945) Scottish painter and etcher. He was trained at the Glasgow and Edinburgh Schools of Art in the 1880s. From 1887-1892 he was a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers . It was during this time that he published a number of sets of etchings (such as "The Clyde Set", "The North Holland Set" and "The North Italian Set"). In general his prints feature areas of great darkness, offset by highlights. Cameron would later become known for his church interiors and barren landscapes of Scotland done in drypoint. The feathery lightness of these drypoints was in visual contrast with the rock and water of the subjects. He became highly sought after by collectors, until the Great Crash in 1929 brought a collapse in prices for prints in general. He exploited his popularity by producing an unprecedented number of states of his prints, and is believed to hold the record at twenty-eight states in one case. Cameron became a Royal Academician in 1920. ORIGINAL ETCHING - "EXECUTION OF HAMISH." Drawn by G.D. Armour and etched by Cameron. Plate size 5-1/2 x 3-3/4 plus margins. Tissueguard still attached. VG.............40-60

 

311. 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

 

312. W(ashington) Allston (1799-1843) American poet and influential painter, born in Waccamaw Parish, South Carolina . Allston pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting. He was well known during his lifetime for his experiments with dramatic subject matter and his bold use of light and atmospheric color. ALS [stampless folded letter], Cambridge Port [Mass], 18 June, 1830, 1p, plus address leaf with postal marking. "Dear Baldwin, Will you present Mrs. Allston's and my regards to Mrs. Baldwin, and say that we regret it will not be in our power to avail ourselves of her obliging invitation for Monday Evening as we have found it necessary to decline all Parties - and, that we may avoid giving offence to anyone, we are obliged to make the rule general. Now for myself - I will wait on you at four o'clock on Thursday with great pleasure. If I can get to Charlestown early enough, I shall be glad to increase my thirst by a visit to your Dry Dock." Loammi Baldwin, Jr. (1780-1838) the son of noted engineer Col. Loammi Baldwin and was himself a prominent civil engineer. Very few light foxing spots o/w VG........600-800

312. Peter Max [b. 1937] German-born American artist best known for his iconic art style in the 1960s . At first, his "Cosmic 60s" art, as it came to be known, appeared on posters and were seen on the walls of college dorms all across America. Signed & inscribed 8x10 photo dated 1978. VG............80-120

313. Albert Sterner (1863-1946) important artist born to American parents in London. He studied at the Julian Academy in Paris, France. He emigrated to the USA in 1881, moving first to Chicago and then to New York. Sterner was a noted painter, printmaker, and illustrator. Sterner did illustrations for Harper's and LIFE magazines, as well as several other publications. He was president of the Society of Illustrators (1907-1908) and later taught at the Arts Students League in New York (1918). He received many accolades and awards during his career. Lithography was pioneered in America by Albert Sterner (The Model, c. 1920), who with George Bellows (Parlor Critic, 1921) started the organization Painters-Gravers of America in New York in 1915. This was the first artist group committed to the development of lithography as a fine art medium in America and included artists John Sloan and Edward Hopper. George Bellows was introduced to fine art lithography by Sterner in 1916. Bellows was a quick study and soon became the leading printmaker of the Ashcan School. Offered here is a rare lithograph whose title is "Amos Tommy." Its a profile of the head of an African American man. This is stone signed and dated 1920. Paper size 10-3/4 x 10-1/2 in. VG condition. Provenance: the Estate of Albert Sterner, from his summer home in Massachusetts. East Coast Books, during the 1980s, purchased most of the remaining prints, and most of the drawings from the estate. There were only two of this particular lithograph. Truly rare. We have been unable to locate anyone else who owns this print. The 1927 book "Albert Sterner - His Life and His Art" by Ralph Flint, has an illustration of Amos Tommy [plate 34]. .............400-600

314. [FRENCH ART] RR (Raymond Rochette. 1906-1993) Fr. artist. Original watercolor [large tree in landscape], signed R.R., with ALS, 31 Dec. 1957, on back. 4-3/4 x 6-1/8". Accompanied by envelope addressed to collector in NYC, plus a gallery card about him [in French]. VG....75-100

314. Rochette

314, Rochette

ORIGINAL DRAWING SIGNED

315. [ART] (Constantine) Andreou (1917-2007) recognized as one of the most eminent figures in the international art scene. Born in Sao Paulo, Brazil of Greek parents, he moved to Greece in 1925 with his family. In 1940, he joined the Greek Army to fight in World War II and later joined the Greek Resistance against Nazi occupation. In Paris, he met eminent artists and intellects and collaborated -among others- with Le Corbusier, the distinguished Swiss architect. Andreou also had the great privilege to exhibit with some of the great masters such as Pablo Picasso (1961 and 1962), Henri Matisse (1961), and Max Ernst (1962). In 2000, he was awarded the "Croix de Chevalier de la Légion d'honneur" from the French Government. In 2001, Andreou was honored by the French Government with the title "Commandeur de l'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres" Offered here is an original ink drawing executed on the back of a postcard picturing the Pope and Vatican. He has drawn over the Pope's face. On the back he makes a more complete ink drawing which is signed. Upon request we will scan this and show it on the online catalog. Approx. 4 x 6 in. Fine............200-300

Andreou 1

Andreou 2

316. JOHN SARTAIN (1808-1897) Am. Engraver. Born in London, England. To U.S. (1830); on staff of Graham' s Magazine (1841); introduced pictorial illustration as a characteristic feature in American periodicals. A founder and proprietor of Sartain' s Union Magazine of Literature and Art (1849-52), to which the leading literary figures of the day contributed. DS, 1870, check.............50-75

317. John Massey Rhind (1860-1936) American sculptor born in Edinburgh, Scotland. Among Rhind's better known works is the marble statue of Dr. Crawford W. Long located in the National Statuary Hall Collection in Washington D.C. (1926). Rhind began his art studies under the tutorage of his father John Rhind (1828 &endash; 1892), a respected and successful sculptor in Edinburgh. He continued his education with Jules Dalou, who was at that time living and teaching in Lambeth, England. He then moved to Paris to continue his education for two more years. Upon completing his training he considered moving to the United States but was cautioned by his father not to do so because, "There is no sculptural art in America . . .You'll starve." Despite this sage parental advice Rhind immigrated to the United States in 1889 and settled in New York City. n February 1890 John Jacob Astor III died and shortly thereafter a competition to create three sets of bronze doors dedicated to him for Trinity Church, New York was announced. Rhind entered the competition, and, along with Charles Niehaus and Karl Bitter , was awarded one of the sets of doors. After this success he never lacked for work and was to generate a large number of public monuments and architectural projects. Among his more important works were 4 monuments at the Gettysburg Battlefield; * John C. Calhoun Monument, Charleston, South Carolina, 1896 * William T. Sherman Monument, Muskegon, Michigan, 1900 * Ulysses S. Grant Memorial, Muskegon, Michigan, 1900 * Grand Army of the Republic Memorial, Washington, DC, 1909 * George Washington, Newark, New Jersey, 1914 * National McKinley Birthplace Memorial, Niles, Ohio, 1917 * Robert Burns Monument, Barre, Vermont, 1899. TLS, NYC, 1919, 1p, 4to. To Col. Walter Scott. He returns a beautiful brooch. VG............60-80

318. George Alfred Rogers (1837-1897) English like woodcarver like his famous father, WILLIAM GIBBS ROGERS (1792 - 1875). ALS, 1874, London, 2pp. Sent to Mr. Hall [Samuel Carter Hall 1800-89, the Irish-born Victorian journalist who is best known for his editorship of The Art Journal and for his much-satirised personality]. Sorry Hall was unable to visit because of illness. VG..............50-75

319. Charles Allan Gilbert (1873-1929) was a U.S. artist and illustrator. Gilbert studied art in New York City and Paris. He is most famous for his illustration All Is Vanity (1892), an optical illusion. Created when Gilbert was only eighteen years old, the drawing depicts what appears to be a large grinning skull. This work was sold in 1902 to Life Publishing Co. SIGNATURE with sentiment, Aug. 14th '92. ...........20-30

320. Paul Dubois (1829-1905) significant French sculptor and painter. ALS, 1897, 1p, 8.5 x 10.5 in. Not translated.............75-100

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321. Alfred Edward Chalon (1780-1860) Swiss portrait painter. He lived in London where he was noticed by Queen Victoria. Known for his portraits of the good society of London, he was chosen by Queen Victoria to paint a gift to her mother. His 1847 portrait was engraved by Samuel Cousins and distributed to the public the day of Victoria's coronation, the 28 June 1848. Then, starting in 1851, the "Chalon head" appeared on some British colonies postage stamps. His portrait of the young queen was the 1st ever portrait to be put on a postage stamp. ALS, 1851, 2pp, approx. 3-1/2 x 4-1/4 in. VG...........200-300

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322. Jacques Lipchitz (1891-1973) Cubist sculptor. FULL SIGNATURE on return address panel of envelope [backside], with his address in his hand; postmarked May 4, 1943...60-80

323. (ARTISTS) 4 piece lot. ALS of G. ACKERMANN; TLS of BRADSHAW CRANDALL; ALS of SYDNEY ARROBUS; & Sig. of ARTHUR BRISCOE.........................50-75

324. [FRENCH ART] J(acques) O(nfroy) de Breville (1858-1931) French painter and Illustrator who was known as "JOB". He was one of the most popular illustrators in France during the 19th century. He did many of Napoleon, and one of his most famous was the Emperor staring at the Sphinx in Egypt. His prints and posters are still popular today. ALS, 2pp, with 1918 postmarked envelope. Not translated. VG.............75-100

325. Louis Prang (1824-1909) American printer, lithographer and publisher. In 1860, he bought the share of his partner, creating L. Prang and Company and began work in colored printing of advertising and other forms of business materials.[1] The firm became extraordinarily successful and also became well known for war maps, printed during the American Civil War and distributed by newspapers. SIGNED National Rockland Bank check [Boston], 1899. Made out to The Boston Herald. Superb example............60-80

326. C. Napier Hemy [1841-1917] Brit. artist. Signature, 1910......20-30

327. JOHN TRUMBULL (1756-1843) American artist during the period of the American Revolutionary War famous for his historical paintings including his Declaration of Independence, which appears on the reverse of the $2 dollar bill. An original engraving by Asher B. Durand, after a painting by Trumbull. Portrait of Judge Platt. Trumbull has signed in ink on mounting sheet, inscribed to the artist Washington Allston (1779-1843) U.S. poet and influential painter, born in Waccamaw, South Carolina. Allston pioneered America's Romantic movement of landscape painting. Asher Brown Durand (1796-1886) U.S. painter of the Hudson River School. Durand was apprenticed to an engraver from 1812 to 1817, later entering into a partnership the owner of the firm, who asked him to run the firm's New York branch. He engraved Declaration of Independence for John Trumbull in 1823, which established Durand's reputation as one of the country's finest engravers. Durand helped organize the New York Drawing Association in 1825, which would become the National Academy of Design; he would serve the organization as president from 1845 to 1861. Expected normal wear................400-600

328. PIETRO ANNIGONI (1910-1988) Italian Painter. His portraits are famous the world over. The most eminent people of the 20th century sat for him, Time magazine used his work 7 times on their cover. The portraits of the English Royal Family are among the best known. ALS, 1972 ON CORRESPONDENCE CARD....................50-75

329. [ART] Sir Jacob Epstein (1880-1959) American-born sculptor who worked chiefly in the UK, where he pioneered modern sculpture, often producing controversial works that challenged taboos concerning what public artworks appropriately depict. SIGNATURE, dated June 17, 1926, matted with Karsh portrait print, overall size 12 x 16 in. Scotch tape was used [on back side edges] to hold in place. Doesn't affect signature............125-175

330. [OLD MASTER ART] Nicolaas van Hoy [1631-1679] Original etching. Image approx. 11.5 X 7.5 in. plate mark plus margins. Printed on laid paper and in very good condition. Two mounting traces on outer edge verso. This is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. This etching was pulled from the original 1600s plate. VG. Pictures 4 men and one woman around a well with castles in background.........100-150

331. GRAHAM SUTHERLAND (1903-1980) English artist. Sutherland exhibited in the British Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 1952 along with Edward Wadsworth and the New Aspects of British Sculpture Group. There were major retrospective shows at the Tate Gallery in 1982, France in 1998, and the Dulwich Picture Gallery in 2005. Sutherland also painted a number of portraits, with one of Somerset Maugham (1949) the first and among the most famous. His painting of Winston Churchill (1954) was given to the subject and was then destroyed on the orders of Lady Churchill; studies for the portrait have survived. SIGNED POSTCARD PHOTO, 1977. On verso he writes ANS..........75-100

332. James Rosenquist (b. 1933) American artist and one of the protagonists in the pop-art movement. Signed color postcard picture of his 1962 painting "Marilyn Monroe." Signed again on the verso...........35-45

333. [ART] Catalog from Worcester Art Museum "THE ART OF THE THIRD REPUBLIC - French Painting 1870-1940." Extensive - detailing 40 important work of art. There is a pencil signature on cover, looks like Robertson Dewey. VG. 1941.........?

Noted Artist of Indian Life

334. [ART] ELIZABETH LOCHRIE [1890-1981] American artist known mostly for her paintings of Indians. She was born in Deer Lodge Montana, an educated in Butte schools and received her art education at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in 1911. During 1924-1925 she painted 18 children's murals for the Montana State Hospital. After 1932, Lochrie specialized in Native American portraits, particularly of Blackfeet tribal members, having produced more than a thousand watercolors, oils, murals and sculptures. She was adopted by the Blackfeet and given the name "Netchitaki" which translates as "Woman Alone In Her Way." Elizabeth visited with many tribes throughout Montana, Wyoming and the West both to paint and learn about people. She left behind a body of work which upon the back of almost every one is written a story that allows one to be know those people that she captured through this developed bond. Today when her works are displayed it is not uncommon for Native Americans to come and show their children their grandfathers and grandmothers. They talk about the objects in the hands, the clothes that are worn. From 1937 to 1939, Lochrie painted some historic murals in the post offices at Burley and Saint Anthony, Idaho and in Dillon and Galen, Montana. From 1936 to 1939, she was staff artist for the Great Northern Railroad in Glacier National Park. Exhibitions include: NY World's Fair, 1939; Montana Historical Society, 1944 (solo); NW AA, 1944-46; Bancroft Library (UC Berkeley); Southwest Museum (LA); LA Museum of Science & Industry; Helena (MT) Hist. Society; Whitney Museum (Cody, WY); Univ. of Wyoming (Laramie); etc. Offered here is an original oil painting, signed, approx. 6x7 in. on canvas board. Subject: Indian child crying, holding broken toy arrow. On the back the artist has written "Bumpy Wheat, 3 yr. Shoshonie Indian boy (after a scrap with other children). VG............400-600

Front of Lochrie painting

Back of painting

335. Chon Day (1907 - 2000) American cartoonist whose cartoons have appeared in The New Yorker and other magazines. Signed 1995 cover honoring Comic Classics, on which he makes a drawing of Sebastian. VG............50-75

336. [CARTOON] David Breger (1908-1970) American cartoonist who created the comic strip G. I. Joe, resulting in widespread usage of that term during World War II and later. Signed ink sketch, dated 1953. On 4x6 card. .............50-75

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337. [CARTOON] Jeff MacNelly (1947-2000) 3-time Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist, and the creator of the popular comic strip Shoe. Original signed and inscribed ink sketch of Shoe on white 6x4 card. Fine..........125-175

MacNelly sketch

338. [CARTOON] Doc Winner [1885-1956] American cartoonist. Doc Winner secured a position with the Pittsburgh Post in his early twenties, succeeding Billy DeBeck. In 1918, Winner accepted an offer from the William Randolph Hearst organization and joined its comic art staff. This was the beginning of a 38 year association with Hearst. Winner was one of the most talented of the King Features bullpen crew. He filled in on established comics such as 'Thimble Theatre', 'Barney Google' and 'The Katzenjammer Kids'. Among his own features are 'Tubby' (1920s) and 'Elmer' (1930s). Signed drawing on 4x6 card. VG.............75-100

Doc Winner drawing

339. Adrien Etienne Gaudez (1845-1902) French sculptor. ALS, no year, 1p., written to unnamed actor - speaks about his performance - I am so tired. Not translated. Fine.......................50-75

340. George Cruikshank (1792-1878) British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. ORIGINAL etching by Cruikshank, "BRENBILDA, AGELASTES, AND SYLVAN." Plate size 3-1/8 x 5 in. plus clean margins. Still with tissue guard showing title.......50-75

341. [ROBERT RIPLEY] [1893-1949]. American cartoonist. Sports cartoonist for several newspapers (from 1910); known for "Believe It or Not! "illustrated columns (created 1918) syndicated in many newspapers. Ripley was an aspiring professional baseball player from 1906 until he was injured in 1913. On 3 November 1929, Robert Ripley drew a panel in his syndicated cartoon, Ripley's Believe it or Ripley's Believe it or Not!, saying "Believe It or Not, America has no national anthem." [2] In 1931, John Philip Sousa published his opinion in favor, stating that "it is the spirit of the music that inspires" as much as it is Key's "soul-stirring" words. By a law signed on 3 March 1931 by President Herbert Hoover, "The Star-Spangled Banner" was adopted as the national anthem of the United States. UNSIGNED "From Ripley Believe It Or Not" stationary on are which are 3 pencil drawings of a dog "Silent Sidney" with pencil captions. On verso continues with drawings of the dog with people. It is assumed that the handwriting & drawings are by Robert Ripley...............200-300

341. Ripley 1

341. Ripley 2

342. no lot

 

343. [ART] George Cruikshank (1792-1878) British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for Charles Dickens - who was his friend - and many other authors reached an international audience. Offered here is a CDV photo of Cruikshank contained in period mat. Glued to top is part of letter "My Dear Edmond Yates - Highly flattered & complimented by your request to have my auto to place with a photo of myself in your collection. Also, glued below photo is Cruikshank's signature dated 1857.............125-175

First Women Elected to National Academy

344. [ART] Anne Hall [sometimes referred to as Ann] (1792 - 1863) a greatly respected painter of delicate miniature portraits as well as florals, she was the first and only woman to become a full member of the National Academy in New York before 1900. Today her work would likely be regarded as too sentimental and sweetly religious, but she was much sought after for commissions by members of New York society. She was born in Pomfret, Connecticut, and her precocious artistic talents were encouraged by her cultured father, a physician. During a visit to Newport, Rhode Island, she learned the technique of painting miniatures on ivory from Samuel King, Gilbert Stuart's teacher. In New York, she later studied oil painting with Alexander Robertson, one of the earliest art teachers in America. By 1817, she was exhibiting miniatures at the newly formed American Academy of Fine Arts and was elected to Associate membership in the mid-1820s and Full Academician membership in 1833. However, knowing her station as a "lady," she never appeared at the meetings except once when she was requested there to make a quorum. She exhibited miniatures continually in its annual exhibitions from 1828 to 1852, and one of her pieces of a captive Greek girl was reproduced into an engraving. Offered here is a rare ALS [folded stampless letter], New York, Oct. 19, 1842, 1p, plus address leaf with postal markings, addressed to Ezra W. Howard, Providence, R.I. "Dear Sir, I received the beautiful drawings made by Mr. Hoppin, which you were kind enough to send me, and return you and him, many thanks for them. They are the work of a master mind, and do him much honor. Please to remember me very kindly to your sister Mrs. Clifford, and accept assurances of true esteem from your friend Anne Hall." Folds and small piece missing at top edge well away from anything. .............200-300

 

345. [CARTOONS] THE SMURFS circa 1980 hand-painted animation Cel of a Smurf laughing. Presented Along with the Matching Animation Pencil Drawing of this. Two pieces. Image Size 4-3/8 Inches high. Both VG....... 75-100

346. (OECOLAMPADIUS, Johannes) (1482-1531), German scholar and preacher who led the Reformation in Basel, Switzerland. Originally named Johannes Hursgen, he was born at Weinsberg, in Bavaria. Trained in classical languages, he Grecized his last name and moved to Basel in 1515 to assist the Dutch humanist scholar Desiderius Erasmus in preparing his Greek New Testament. After two years (1518-20) as a preacher at Augsburg, Germany, Oecolampadius entered a Bridgettine monastery. His discovery of the work of Martin Luther and his increasing discontent with the Roman Catholic doctrine of transubstantiation prompted him to leave in 1522. Returning to Basel, he became a professor of theology and preached at Saint Martin's Church. Thereafter, he was an ardent supporter of the Reformation. Old original mezzotint portrait, cropped & mounted, 7-3/4 x 8-7/8. Engraved by R. Houston. Probably early 18th century. VG...................150-200

347. Pietro Annigoni (1910-1988) Italian portrait and fresco painter. Annigoni is most famous for his 1954 portrait of Queen Elizabeth II which was used on a number of British colonial banknotes. SIGNED 7 x 9.5 photo, dated 1958.........50-75

348. DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Am. artist best known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln. Volk makes an ink sketch of woman's head on envelope addressed to him "Mr. Douglas Volk, 29 West 31st St. NY New York. The handwriting is by Marion Volk, his wife. ...............75-100

349. William Crutchfield - American artist. Signed 3x5 card..........10-15

350. FREDERICK Fritz SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. ORIGINAL charcoal drawing on dark gray, unsigned, stamped on verso, paper size approx. 13.5 x 9.5 in. Unframed. Done in Germany circa 1926. Comes with biographical information. This is, without doubt, by Solomon and guaranteed to be so without a time limit. 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. We purchased his personal papers and most of his drawings at his estate sale. His work is fairly scarce. Shipping based on zip code. Excellent condition. The photos shown below DO NOT accompany this drawing and are not for sale...................100-200

Important American Female Modernist

351. MARGARETT SARGENT (1892-1978) American artist. An unconventional member of an aristocratic Boston family and fourth cousin of the artist John Singer Sargent, Margarett Sargent was an artist who rebelled against both the social conventions and artistic tastes of her class and time. Student of George Luks and Mt. Rushmore sculptor Gutzon Borglum, she was inspired by such school-of-Paris Modernists as Matisse, Picasso and the German Expressionists. She began to exhibit in 1916, eventually participating in as many as than 30 shows. She became a great beauty who challenged her conservative family to pursue a career in art. 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. She met Edith Wharton and Gertrude Stein, and collected works by Derain, Vlaminck, De Chirico Degas, Gauguin, Vuillard, Villon and Toulouse-Lautrec. She carried on affairs with lovers of both sexes, including the writer Jane Bowles, and also suffered from severe bouts of manic-depression and alcoholism. At he same time, Sargent was married to a wealthy Bostonian and had four children by him. Francoise Gilot (artist and mother of two children by Picasso) wrote that she was like Zelda Fitzgerald who struggled to be freed from the constraints imposed on them by society. An exhibition of her work was held at the Davis Art Museum (Wellesley College). A major book on her life and art has been published and the exhibition traveled from the Davis Museum to New York for exhibition at the Berry-Hill Galleries. This drawing had been in storage since her death in 1978. Because of the exhibitions, the book, and several articles [including a major article in the Boston Globe], there is at present, more than a little interest in this artist, which is sure to grow. Original UNSIGNED ink drawing, on 10-3/4 x 8-1/4" sheet. VG..............200-300

 

352. [ART] Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher. Original etching, "Mrs. Nicklin", from a painting by Gilbert Stuart. Stuart painted the portrait of Mrs. Nicklin about 1795, when she was in her thirtieth year. She was one of Philadelphia's celebrated beauties, the wife of Mr. Philip Nicklin, and the daughter of Chief-Justice Benjamin Chew. This plate shows notable characteristics in Mr. Ferris's method of etching, he believing in finish, and striving to obtain depth of tone and suggestion of color by close and careful working. Image 7-1/4 5-1/2" plus fairly clean marhins. Top left corner is soiled.........100-150

353. RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of "Fritz" prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. ORIGINAL Ink drawing, unsigned on 6 x 7.5 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it................50-75

354. 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

355. RICHARD CARLE. Pastel & ink drawing of Gloucester harbor, signed, 9 x 12 ...........100-150

356. FREDERICK "Fritz?" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. Original INK DRAWING, unsigned, stamped on verso, image approx. 6.25 x 3.5 in. on 8-3/4 x 7 in. paper. Unframed. Comes with biographical information. This is, without doubt, by Solomon and guaranteed to be so without a time limit. 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 artists 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. We purchased his personal papers and most of his drawings at his estate sale. His work is fairly scarce. .........75-100

357. Sterner, Albert Edward (London, England, 1863 - New York, 1946) A great American painter, etcher, engraver, lithographer and illustrator, Albert Sterner first studied art at the Birmingham Art Institute and at the Julien Academy in Paris, under Gerome, Boulanger and Lefebvre. Born to American parents living in England, Sterner moved permanently to New York in 1885. Sterner first established himself as a major painter and illustrator. Among other awards, his art won prestigious medals at the Paris Salon (1891), the Paris Exposition (1900) and at the Munich Exposition (1905). Albert Sterner was a full member of the American Water Color Society, the Lotus Club, the American Institute of Arts and Letters and of the National Academy of Design (1934). He also taught at the Art Students League, New York, and at the National Academy of Design. His original prints, drawings and paintings are included in the following international institutes; the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, the South Kensington Museum, London, the Kupferstich Kabinet, Munich, and the Royal Print Collection of Italy. Few American artists received as much acclaim throughout the world as Albert Sterner. A masterful painter and engraver of portraits, figure studies and allegorical scenes, Albert Sterner was even more influential in the field of illustrative art. As early as 1885 his illustrations appeared in American periodicals such as Life, St. Nicholas and Harper's. He later assumed the post of art editor for Munsey's Weekly and became a staff member of The Century. In both 1907 and 1908 Albert Sterner was elected President of the Society of Illustrators. Ink drawing, unsigned, 7.5 x 9.75 in. sheet....................60-80

3 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.

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

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

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

 

361. RALPH BAKSHI - American animator/draftsman. In the late 1950s & early 1960s he worked at CBS-Terrytoons on such series as "Heckle and Jeckle" and "Mighty Mouse." From there he went to Famous Studios-Paramount, where he directed countless "Casper the Friendly Ghost" and "Little Audrey" cartoons, among others. During the 1960s he also animated Peter Max's commercials. When Famous Studios closed in 1967, Bakshi went into partnership with Steve Krantz. Their first venture was "Fritz the Cat", released in 1972. The success of "Fritz" prompted "Heavy Traffic" [1973], a funny-sad chronicle of life in New York's slums. Striking out on his own, Bakshi produced the sometimes brilliant, often disappointing "Coonskin" [1974]; also "Wizards" [1977]; "Lord of the Rings" [1978]. Ralph Bakshi occupies a somewhat ambiguous position in the animation world. He is one of the more original artists at work in the animated cartoon medium. He has become a cult figure. Ink drawing, unsigned on 6-3/4 x 8 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it. ..............50-75

 

362. 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

 

363. [LINCOLN] [DOUGLAS VOLK] [1856-1935] Am. artist famous for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln. His father was the famous sculptor Leonard Wells Volk. Offered here is an original ink drawing by Douglas Volk of a small rustic building [hut] unsigned. Image approx. 3-3/4 x 4 in. on larger sheet. Provenance: Estate of Douglas Volk [in Maine]. A great piece of Lincolniana...............80-120

364. CARROLL THAYER BERRY (1886-1978) Maine artist known as "THE DOWN EAST PRINTMAKER. As an engineer he worked on the Panama Canal before moving to Maine to become an artist. His work is well known and hands in many important collections, including The Library of Congress. A few years ago a book was published on his life and work. Five original charcoal drawings on same sheet of paper, the largest being about 2-1/4 x 2-3/4 in. plus margins. Almost always the drawings by Berry are unsigned as this one is. Other than the usual smudging in very good condition. ...............50-75

365. ALEXANDER POPE JR. [1849-1924] Born in Dorchester, Massachusetts, near Boston, Alexander Pope became known as a society painter who spent his entire life in the Boston area with a major interest in hunting and fishing and painting and sculpting art objects of those subjects. According to Alfred Frankenstein in his book, The Reality of Appearance, Pope was "of the back-slapping, club-going variety who spent his entire life in and around Boston." Some of his paintings were trompe l'oeil still lifes with hunting themes and iconography that included deer antlers, canteen, gun, game bag, etc. In this same style, he also painted a lot of dead animal subjects and sometimes live animals, usually in crates. As a child he worked at his father's lumber business and carved animals out of wood. He studied briefly with Walter Rimmer, Boston painter and sculptor, but primarily was self taught. In the 1880s, he stopped sculpting and focused on painting still lifes for which he had a strong market. Ink drawing, unsigned, 4.5 x 6.5 in. Showing both sides - click below..................75-100

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Other side of Pope

 

366. Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) famous American artist. This is an original print pulled recently from the original block. He created this to be used as his 1935 Christmas card. Signed & dated in the block. He would hand-color these prints and send them to friends. Sometimes both he and his daughter, Brenda, would do the coloring although it is impossible to tell who did which. This example is, of course, without the color. Often these are offered as original Walt Kuhn watercolors, one bring $1600 at auction. It would be incorrect to sell these as unique watercolors. Provenance: Walt Kuhn, Vera Kuhn [wife], Brenda Kuhn [daughter], East Coast Books. We now own this original block. Very few prints, fewer than 5 examples, have so far been pulled from the block. Rare as such. Image approx. 5-1/2 x 8 in. plus clean white margins. Extra fine condition on fine printmaking paper. An opportunity to own an original print by this famous artist at a lower than modest price........................75-100

 367. Carl Milles (1875-1955) Swedish sculptor, best known for his fountains. He sculpted the Poseidon statue in Gothenburg, the Gustaf Vasa statue at the Nordiska museet, the Orfeus group outside the Stockholm Concert Hall and the Folke Filbyter sculpture in Linköping . The latter was featured on a stamp issued in 1975, commemorating the fact that he would have turned a hundred years old that year. Millesgården became his last home and is now a museum. In 1931, American publisher George Gough Booth brought Milles to Cranbrook Educational Community, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, to serve as his sculptor in residence. Part of Booth's arrangement with his principal artists was that they were expected to create major commissions outside the Cranbrook environment. By the time Milles left America for the last time over twenty years later he had dotted the American landscape with his works. ALS. London, (1937), 4pp, 4.5 x 7 in. TO GABRIEL MOUREY, THE FRENCH ART HISTORIAN. Speaks about an exhibition in Paris but does not have the time since too many countries want exhibitions of his work. Mentions Prince Eugene [his friend] and his friend BoBerg, the Swedish art historian. Fine condition............200-300

368. Françoise Gilot (b.1921) French painter and bestselling author living in New York City and Paris. She is known for being the lover and artistic muse of Pablo Picasso from 1944 to 1953, and the mother of his children, Claude Picasso and Paloma Picasso. She later married the American vaccine pioneer, Jonas Salk. Boldly signed b/w picture removed from some book. Shows her in foreground and Picasso sitting in background............40-60

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369. (Auguste Rodin) [1840-1917] French sculptor. His personal engraved "A. Rodin" calling card unsigned but upon which he writes 2 lines in French. Not translated. VG...........100-150

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370. Pierre Eugene Clairin [1897-1980] French artist. ALS, 1956, illustrated with good size watercolor, 1956, written on both sides, to American collector. In English............150-200

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Clairin - back side

371. LeRoy Neiman (b. 1921) American artist known for his brilliantly colored, semi-abstract paintings and screen prints of athletes and sporting events. Signed 3x5 card, dated '78.........30-40

372. Percy Crosby (1891-1964)American author, illustrator, and cartoonist. He is best known for his 1923 to 1945 comic strip Skippy, a popular and acclaimed feature adapted into movies, a novel, and a radio show, and commemorated on a 1997 U.S. Postal Service stamp. The strip, an inspiration for Charles Schulz's Peanuts, is considered by comics historians a "classic ... which innovated a number of sophisticated and refined touches used later by Charles Schulz and Bill Watterson...." Humorist Corey Ford in Vanity Fair contemporaneously called the strip "America's most important contribution to humor of the century". Signed & inscribed 8x10 photo. A corner crease not is not in image.........100-150

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373. Otto Soglow (1900- 1975) American cartoonist best known for his comic strip The Little King. He studied with John Sloan at the Art Students League in New York . He published his first cartoon in 1919 and throughout the 1920s he published them in numerous magazines. Most notably he was a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, where his character The Little King first appeared in 1931. William Randolph Hearst lured Soglow away for his King Features Syndicate, but contractual obligations to The New Yorker prevented The Little King from appearing immediately, so Soglow produced a knock-off strip called The Ambassador from 1933 to 1934. The Little King debuted on September 9, 1934 and ran until Soglow's death in 1975. Soglow was a co-founder of the National Cartoonists Society and served as president for the 1953-1954 term. He received their Reuben Award in 1966 for the strip, and their Elzie Segar Award in 1972. Offered here is an old photograph, signed & inscribed to Bob Whittemore. For some unknown reason it looks like Soglow has also put whiteout ink on the nose of the Little King character. 6-1/2 x 3-3/4 in..........75-100

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374. Marie-Victoire Jaquotot [1778-1855] French painter on Porcelaine. ALS, 1831, 1p, 5-1/4 x 8 in. She signs Veuve (widow) Jaquotot. VG................75-100

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375. Fernand Khnopff (1858-1921) Belgian symbolist painter. Although not a very open man and a rather secluded personality, he achieved cult status during his life. Acknowledged and accepted, he received the Order of Leopold. His paintings are in many important museums including: Amsterdam, Van Gogh Museum; Brussels, Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium; Los Angeles, J. Paul Getty Museum; New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Paris, Musée d'Orsay. ALS, 1894, 2pp, 4.5 x 7 in. Light foxing. See scan..............125-175

Khnopff - page 1

Khnopff - page 2

Writes To The Photographer Nadar

376. Maxime Du Camp (1822-1894) French writer and photographer. Born in Paris, Du Camp was the son of a successful surgeon. After finishing college, he indulged in his strong desire for travel, thanks to his father's assets. Du Camp traveled in Europe and the East between 1844 and 1845, and again between 1849 and 1851 in company with Gustave Flaubert. After his return, Du Camp wrote about his traveling experiences. n 1851, Du Camp became a founder of the Revue de Paris (suppressed in 1858), and a frequent contributor to the Revue des deux mondes. In 1853, he became an officer of the Legion of Honour. Serving as a volunteer with Garibaldi in his 1860 conquest of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, Du Camp recounted his experiences in Expédition des deux Siciles (1861). In 1870 he was nominated for the senate, but his election was frustrated by the downfall of the Empire. He was elected a member of the French Academy in 1880, mainly, it is said, on account of his history of the Commune, published under the title of Les Convulsions de Paris (1878-1880). Du Camp was an early amateur photographer whose travel books were among the first to be illustrated with photographs. Today his photographs are quite valuable, selling in the thousands. Offered here is a brief ALS, no date, 1p., ro the famous photographer, Nadar. Speaks about 2 portraits of children. .........150-250

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377. W.B. Closson [1848-1926] American artist born in Thetford, Vermont. He moved to Boston and worked as an apprentice wood engraver with Samuel S. Kilburn. He studied drawing at the Lowell Institute, then went on to work for Harper's Magazine and various publishing houses in Boston. While in Boston, he shared a studio with painter George Fuller. Seventeen of his paintings are in the American Art collection at the Smithsonian Institution. He also has works on display at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford and the Cleveland Museum of Art. Signed album page, dated Boston 1883........20-30

378. Edmund H. Garrett (1853-1929) American illustrator, bookplate-maker, and author -- as well as a highly-respected painter -- renown for his illustrations of the legends of King Arthur. Signed album page dated 1894...........25-35

379. Sir Gordon Howard Eliot Hodgkin CH, CBE (b. 1932) British painter and printmaker. His work is most often associated with abstraction. In 1984, Hodgkin represented Britain at the Venice Biennale, in 1985 he won the Turner Prize, and in 1992 he was knighted. In 2003 he was appointed by Queen Elizabeth II as a Companion of Honour. A major exhibition of his work was mounted at Tate Britain, London, in 2006. Signed 3x5 card. His autograph is not common.............30-40

380. Grace Albee (1890&endash;1985) American printmaker and wood engraver. Albee works are represented in a number of public collections in the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. In 1976, eighty of her works were displayed in a retrospective exhibition in the Brooklyn Museum. The Library of Congress has 23 of her prints in its collection. Her works are also housed the Smithsonian Institution, in the Rosenwald Collection in the National Gallery of Art in Washignton, D.C., in the Permanent Collection of the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and the Boston Public Library. ALS, 1978, 1p, 5x7 in. Re: prices of her prints & buying directly from her............75-100

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381. [Artists] 4 signatures in various forms: Jos. Hirsch [1910-1981]; Hyde Solomon [1911-1982]; John Little [1907-1984]; and Jluian E. Levi [1900-1982].............60-80

382. Jules Laurens 1825-1901] French artist. He began etching in 1862, probably at the urging of Cadart. Altogether he etched 216 plates, the best being, "Sous Les Murs de Teheran", Truands de Campagne" and "Canard Sauvage" (Wild Ducks), all published by the "Societe des Aqua-Fortistes". Jules Laurens was decorated by the French government for his achievement in the arts in 1868. ALS, 1891, 4 full pages, 4-1/8 x 5-1/4 in. Speaks about his brother; also his prints. Detailed letter in fine condition.............100-150

383. Eugène Louis Gabriel Isabey (1803-1886) French painter, draftsman, and printmaker. Born in Paris, the son of Jean-Baptiste Isabey, a painter as well, Eugène Isabey studied and worked at the Louvre Museum. Early in his career his paintings consisted of mostly watercolor landscapes. In 1820, he travelled to Normandy and Britain painting land and seascapes. Isabey journeyed with the French Expedition to Algiers in 1830 as an illustrator. The expedition's paintings sold poorly on the market and encouraged him to switch to narrative and historical painting. He was later selected to become one of Louis-Philippe's court painters. ALS, no date, 1p, 4-1/4 x 7 in. To Mrs. Zimmerman............60-80

384. Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton, Bt, Kt, PRA (1830-1896) English painter and sculptor. His works depicted historical, biblical and classical subject matter. Leighton was bearer of the shortest-lived peerage in history; after only one day his hereditary peerage became extinct. He lived in Paris from 1855 to 1859, where he met Ingres, Delacroix, Corot and Millet. In 1860, he moved to London, where he associated with the Pre-Raphaelites. He designed Elizabeth Barrett Browning's tomb for Robert Browning in the English Cemetery, Florence in 1861. In 1864 he became an associate of the Royal Academy and in 1878 he became its President (1878&endash;96). His 1877 sculpture, Athlete Wrestling with a Python, was considered at its time to inaugurate a renaissance in contemporary British sculpture, referred to as the New Sculpture. His paintings represented Britain at the great 1900 Paris Exhibition. Offered here are TWO ALSs, both undated, 3pp & 2pp + postscript, both in French. Speaks about painting; mentions Daubigny.............200-300

385. Virginie Demont-Breton [1859-1935] British artist. She was the daughter & student of Jules Breton; wife of painter Adrien Demont. She won a gold medal at the Universal Exposition of Amsterdam in 1883. She was President of the Union of Women Painters and Sculptresses; she was named Officer of the Legion of Honor. ALS, no date, 2pp, excellent condition. In French................75-100

386. Lizinska de Mirbel [1796-1849] French painter of miniatures. She married Charles-François Brisseau de Mirbel (1776-1854) the French botanist and politician. He was a founder of the science of plant cytology. ALS, no date, 1p, 5x8 in. Speaks about her portrait of Mrs. Bonelier. VG..........75-100

387. Horace Robbins Burdick [1844-1942] American artist, born in East Killingly, Connecticut. Burdick went to Boston from Providence, Rhode Island in 1864 and finally settled in Malden, Massachusetts in 1886. He began his art career in Providence in 1863, at the age of 19, where he was engaged in retouching and coloring photographs. He attended the Union Hall School in Providence, The Lowell Institute in Boston, and the Museum School of Fine Arts, Boston. In Boston to study and continue his art work, Burdick first did still-life paintings and then crayon portraits, finally turning to portraits in oil, for which he became famous. He also did a large number of landscapes in both oil and watercolor. The subjects range from New Hampshire's White Mountains to coastal scenes. He started restoring old pictures as an avocation and became an authority in the field. Burdick's paintings hang in many public buildings and his articles on art have been printed in various art journals. As the oldest living member of the Boston Art Club, he was honored by the group when his portrait of then President Coolidge was placed on exhibition at the Club in 1927. Original unsigned pencil drawing dated Aug. 15, 1874, approx. 8-1/4 x 5-1/2 in. Provenance: Burdick Estate, removed from one of his sketchbooks.............80-120

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388. Bernard Rosenthal [also called Tony] (1914-2009) American abstract sculptor. Rosenthal was best known for his large outdoor geometric abstract sculptures. His works in public places include: Nubian Slave, installed at the 1939 New York World's Fair. Signed, inscribed 10x8 photo, circa 1950s. Pictures him standing before one of his large sculptures. VG.............75-100

389. Joseph Pennell [1857-1926] American artist and author. Original pencil signed & titled etching, plate size 105.8 in. plus margins of different widths. Ttitled bottom margin "St. Marlow [?] Rouen". Much old staining; unknown if this would clean up or not. Two scans below show this and the title. Other than the stains this is in very good condition.........300-400

Pennell etching

Pennell title of etching

From the private collection of HENRI CORBIERE, the noted French art critic. The following are original darwings sent to Corbiere from friends. Approx. paper sizes. All are in very good condition.

 390. Maurice MacGonigal (1900-1979) landscape and portrait artist born in Dublin, becoming a design apprentice in his Uncle's firm which designed and produced stained glass. MacGonigal mixed politics with art studies, managing within a few years to be interned at Ballykinlar Camp, take drawing and figure drawing classes at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art (now the National College of Art and Design) and win the Taylor Scholarship in painting. He also won the Tailteann silver medal for landscape. After a visit to Holland in 1927, where he studied fine art painting at the Hague, he returned to Dublin where he taught in the Royal Hiberian Academy Art Schools and also at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art becoming a very influential teacher and eventually Professor of Painting. Influenced in his art by Sean Keating, Maurice MacGonigal maintained a particularly fruitful association with the Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA), exhibiting each year from 1924 to 1978 a total of more than 200 paintings. He was elected an academician of the RHA in 1933. In addition, he exhibited regularly at the Royal Academy of Arts (RA), London and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh. He was elected a member of the board of Governors and Guardians of the National Gallery of Ireland as well as the Keeper of the Academy from 1936-1939 and President from 1962-1977. For much of his artistic career, MacGonigal was an influential figure in the visual art scene of Ireland, representing the more academic and conservative trend or style of art, as opposed to the more avant-garde approach of Mary Swanzy, Nora McGuinness and Louis le Brocquy. Maurice MacGonigal had solo exhibitions at both Victor Waddington Galleries, (1944) and Taylor Galleries (1978) in Dublin, while in 1991 the Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery staged a retrospective of his works. He showed at numerous Oireachtas. MacGonigal's work is now represented in all major collections of Irish art, including: Ulster Museum, Belfast; Crawford Municipal Gallery, Cork; Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin; National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin; Limerick City Gallery of Art (includes National Collection of Contemporary Drawing); Waterford Municipal Art Gallery Collection. INK DRAWING, portrait of HENRI CORBIERE, signed and dated 26/11/68. Approx. paper size 8 x 12 in. Very good condition.............50-75

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391. Maurice MacGonigal (1900-1979) Signed ink drawing with long inscription, Dublin, Ireland, 1966, paper size 12 x 8-1/4. Titled "Express Your Life." VG.............50-75

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392. JOAQUÍN PEINADO [1898-1975] Spanish artist. In 1922 he won the painting prize of El Paular and, a year later, goes to Paris, where he becomes friends with Picasso, Luis Buñuel, Zervos, Pancho Cossío and Francisco Bores, among others; there, he attends the classes given in the Academies Ranson, Colarossi and The Great Chaumière, at the same time he is interested by the cubist painting, aesthetic he will personalise and keep in his works. In 1924 he takes part in the exhibitions of the Indépendants Surindépendants and Autum halls; next year he takes part in the Exhibition of the Iberian Artists Society which takes place in the rooms of the Madrileñan Retreat . In May of 1926 he travels to Amsterdam to take part in the staging of El retablo de Maese Pedro,( Maese Pedro´s altarpiece) of Manuel de Falla, which had Luis Buñuel as stage director. Months later, he gets the Painting prize from the Delegation of Málaga, occasion in which he stays in Andalucia, together with Baltasar Peña Hinojosa and his cousin, José María Hinojosa. He takes part in the Litoral Magazine of Málaga, and in La Gaceta Literaria,(literary gazette) of Madrid. In 1928 he illustrates La flor de Californía, (California´s flower) of José María Hinojosa and collaborates with a frame in Gallo , of Granada. Next year, he takes part in two important collective shows of avant-garde art in Spain: Exhibition of Paintings and Sculptures of Spanish resident in Paris, in the Botanic Garden of Madrid and the Regional Exhibition of Modern Art, in "la Casa de los Tiros" ( House of Shots) of Granada. In the 1940s, the group of Spanish artists living in Paris carries out in Prague (and because of its great success, later in Brno) the exhibition of Art of the Republican Spain. Artists of the School of Paris. Peinado´s sending was the largest one, with six oils and three drawings. Later, he travels to Mexico, and in 1954, he exhibits his works in the Gallery of Mexican Art. However, it will not be until 1969 when a retrospective of his work would be made in the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art of Madrid. Pencil drawing, Portrait of Henri Corbiere, 1972, paper size 14-1/4 x 9-1/2 in. VG................75-100

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