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Rare Woodcut Print

5. [ART] Louis Schanker (1903-1981) important American abstract artist. Louis Schanker was born in New York in 1903. When he was a teenager, Schanker quit school and joined the circus, and then traveled the country working as a laborer or on ships and trains. By 1920 he returned to New York and studied at Cooper Union, the Educational Alliance, and the Art Students League with Barnett Newman, Mark Rothko and Milton Avery amongst others. During this time he shared a coldwater studio with the Soyer brothers, Chaim Gross and Adolph Gottlieb. In 1920 he traveled across the country. He lived the hobo life, joined the Sparks and then Barnum and Bailey circuses, later working as a thresher in the wheat fields of the Great Plains . There are elements in his works such as the circus murals done for the Neponsit Beach Children's Hospital and the print "Man Cutting Wheat" that reflect these experiences. Around 1924 he returned to New York, leased another studio and resumed his friendships and artwork. Schanker spent 1931 and 1932 attending classes at the Académie de la Grande Chaumière, painting and traveling in Paris, Italy and Spain and returned as something of a Cubist. He had his first show in 1933 at the Contemporary Arts Gallery and first exhibited at the Whitney Museum in 1936. The Federal Government sponsored programs to assist people during the 1930s depression when there were no jobs available. Artists were included in the Works Progress Administration Project (WPAP) and then the WPA programs. Schanker participated in both beginning in 1933. He was an artist and supervisor in the mural and graphic arts departments. In the New York City Division he worked with many other artists including Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Burgoyne Diller, Byron Browne, Milton Avery, and Stuart Davis. These were controversial times in the arts community. In 1935 he and others (Ilya Bolotowsky, Ben-Zion, Marcus Rothkowitz (aka, Mark Rothko), Adolph Gottlieb, Joe Solomon, Tschacbasov, Lou Harris, and Ralph Rosenborg) formed a group called The Ten [Whitney Dissenters] that protested the lack of support for American Abstract Artists by the Whitney Museum which concentrated on representational art. Schanker and Bolotowsky were also in the awkward position of having their works being shown in the museum's 1936 Annual exhibit at the same time that they were protesting. Another group, founded in 1936, of which he was a founding member, the American Abstract Artists, (AAA) arose to promote and foster public understanding of abstract art. The January 1955 Life Magazine article "Comeback of an Art", describes him as "one of the earliest U.S.woodcut artists to do abstractions, Schanker since has trained or influenced a generation of talented younger artists." He was one of the major printmakers of the 1930s. He continued to be an active part of the New York art scene with many group and solo exhibitions including two shows (1943 and 1974,) at the Brooklyn Museum and a 1978 retrospective at the Associated American Artists. By all accounts a delightful man, Schanker was suspect to some because of his joie de vivre. According to Mercury Gallery owner, Sidney Schectman, who was showing the works of the Ten from 1937-39, Rothko was by all reports a very serious person. He did not have many friends. "I know he liked Schanker. I once talked to him about him, but he told me that Schanker was a playboy of some sort even then, but a great painter and a great wood block [painter]...you know, painted, the greatest. "But I don't know where he's going to go," he would say because he thought he was frivolous. And that's the kind of person Rothko was, terribly, terribly serious." He married stage actress and singer Libby Holman on December 27, 1960. She was a fierce champion of social causes and was an early supporter of civil rights. It was due to her generosity that in 1959 the young Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and his wife Coretta, were able to travel to India to study firsthand the non-violent techniques espoused by Gandhi. King was always grateful to Libby for giving him this pivotal opportunity. King, Coretta and Libby and Schanker would remain lifelong friends. It is difficult to over-state how important Schanker's influence was in American art during these times. Its interesting how few people ever heard of this artist. Rare woodcut signed and numbered 8/10 in pencil. Approx. 6.5 x 9" plus margins. Circa 1940s, done of rice paper. Wrinkled often seen when printed on rice paper. Very small edition. Rare opportunity for the print collector...........1000-1500

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32. [ART] M.S.B. Jr. - original signed pencil drawing, titled "Our Snow-House", dated 7 March 1859, approx. 3-1/2 x 5-1/4". VG...........50-75

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66. [ART] Walter Shirlaw (1838-1909) Scottish-American artist. Shirlaw was born in Paisley, Scotland, and moved to the United States with his parents in 1840. He worked as a bank-note engraver, and his work was first exhibited at the National Academy in 1861. He was elected an academician of the Chicago Academy of Design in 1868. Among his pupils there was Frederick Stuart Church. From 1870 to 1877 he studied in Munich, under J. L. Raab, Alexander von Wagner, Arthur George von Ramberg, and Wilhelm Lindenschmidt. His first work of importance was the Toning of the Bell (1874), which was followed by Sheep-shearing in the Bavarian Highlands (1876) which received honorable mention at the Paris exposition in 1878. Other notable works from his easel are Good Morning (1878), in the Buffalo Academy; Indian Girl and Very Old (1880); Gossip (1884); and Jealousy (1886), owned by the Academy of Design, New York. His largest work is the frieze for the dining-room in the house of Darius O. Mills in New York. Shirlaw has also earned an excellent reputation as an illustrator. He was one of the founders of the Society of American Artists, and was its first president. On his return from Europe he took charge of the Art Students League of New York, and for several years taught in the composition class. He became an associate of the National Academy in 1887, and an academician the following year. Original etching, plate signed [monogram lower left of image], approx. 5-1/4 x 3-1/8" plus margins. Fine.........100-150

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67. [ART] LOUIS MEYNELL (b. 1868) American) Color Etching, unsigned, 1904, image about 5 x 3-1/8" plus margins. VG..........50-75

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75. [ART] Doris Reynolds (1912-1978) Doris Reynolds did many illustrations for books published by Doubleday & Co. She was also an exhibiting artist, having work shown at the Krausharr Gallery in New York in 1949. Other exhibitions include: Wilmington Museum, Delaware 1940-45; Maracaibo 1936-39; Barbizon Plaza, NYC 1940; Lake Placid Club, NY 1940, etc. She studied at the Art Students League with Jules Gotlieb, Bridgman & Brackman. During World War II, she was one of Jackie Cochran's Girls, ferrying airplanes throughout the United States. Watercolor painting, 7-3/4 x 8", unsigned. Provenance: Artist's Estate. VG............100-150

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Drawing of Union Cavalry Officer

87. [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

 

88. [ART] ALBERT STERNER (1863-1946) American artist. Born in London, Albert Sterner began taking drawing classes in 1875 at the Birmingham Art Institute while still attending King Edward's School. Although his family moved to America, Sterner stayed with relatives in Germany until about 1879 or 1880. Rejoining his family in Chicago, he began working for a lithography firm and also painted stage scenery for the Grand Opera House, as well as doing some illustration. In 1885 Sterner established a studio in New York and began working for magazines such as Harper^(1)s, Scribner^(1)s, Century, and Collier^(1)s . He traveled frequently to Europe and in 1888 enrolled at the Académie Julian in Paris, where he studied with Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre. He continued to do illustration while also studying with Jean-Léon Gérôme at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. In 1891 Sterner first exhibited at the Paris Salon and received an honorable mention. In 1918 he returned to America and began teaching at the Art Students League in New York. Among the many institutions that presented exhibitions of his work were the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, the Carnegie Museum, and the Art Institute of Chicago. He also won several major awards, including the Carnegie Prize at the National Academy of Design in 1941. Offered here is a delightful charcoal drawing, unsigned, approx. 14 x 10-3/4". We believe he titled this "Mystic Head." Provenance: Sterner Estate from his summer home in Massachusetts. As you may or maynot know, we purchased almost all of the works on paper remaining at the estate many years ago. This included drawings and the remains of his unsold print editions. Fine condition. 450-650

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Original Drawing By German Expressionist

89. [ART] FREDERICK "Fritz" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. Original charcoal drawing, unsigned, image approx. 5 x 3.5 in. plus margins. 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. The photos shown below in 2nd scan DO NOT accompany this etching and are not for sale........100-150

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18th PORTRAIT OF KING EDWARD V

129. [ART] George Vertue (1684-1756), British engraver and antiquary, whose notebooks on British art of the first half of the 18th century are a valuable source for the period. Vertue was born in 1684 in St Martin's-in-the-Fields, London. At the age of 13 he was apprenticed to a heraldic engraver of French origin. Afterwards, as an engraver, he worked seven years under Michael Vandergucht. During this time and later, he executed more than five hundred engraved portraits. In 1711 he was among the first member's of Godfrey Kneller's London Academy of Painting. In 1717 he was appointed engraver to the Society of Antiquaries. From 1713 on, Vertue had also been a keen researcher on details of the history of British art, accumulating about forty volumes of notebooks, which were purchased after his death by Horace Walpole. Although disorderly and mainly unreflective, Walpole based his Anecdotes of Painting in England (5 vols., 1762-1771) on these notes. The original wording of the manuscripts was only published in the 20th century by the Walpole Society. Vertue died in London on the July 24, 1756. Vertue's portrait engravings are also well known for his contributions to the historical series, Heads of the Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, published in London in parts between 1734 a 1752. George Vertue engraved approximately half of the plates, while the others were engraved by the Dutchman, Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780). Offered here is an original 18th century engraving, image approx. 11-1/4 x 7-1/4 in. plus margins. The image area is very good condition considering its age. There are a couple spots and outer edge tattering. This is a portrait of King Edward V........................80-120

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132. [ART] William Unger (1837-1932) The long-lived William Unger is important not only as an etcher but as an influential scholar and teacher. Serving as professor of graphic arts at the Vienna Academy he taught etching techniques to many of the finest Austrian, German and French artists of the early twentieth century. He was also a founder of Zeitschrift fur Bildendekunst (1866), an important journal which promoted etching, engraving and lithography. Unger's autobiography, Aus meinen leben, was published in Vienna in 1928. Unger began his formal art studies in 1854 as a student of Joseph Keller, in Dusseldorf. He then finished his studies at the Academy in Leipzig. During his successful career as an etcher Unger received numerous awards including medals from expositions in Paris (1878), Vienna (1888) and Berlin (1891). William Unger became most famous for his etchings after the paintings of both old masters and contemporary artists, and these reproductive works occupied most of his career. Original etchings -- that is, those both designed and etched by him -- were limited to only a small number. Etching, "Cleopatra", after painting by Hans Makart, image approx. 9-1/4 x 12-1/2 plus margins. Done circa 1883. VG..........150-200

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348. [ART] George Cruikshank (1792-1878) British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. ORIGINAL etching by Cruikshank, "Master Holdenough interrupted in his Vocation." Plate size 3 x 5 in. plus clean margins. Still with tissue guard showing title.......50-75

 

394. [ART] Edmond Hedouin (1820-1889) French painter, etcher and lithographic artist, Pierre-Edmond-Alexandre Hedouin studied art under Paul Delaroche at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, Paris, in 1838. Shortly thereafter he began to take instructions in etching and engraving from Celestin Nanteuil. He began to exhibit his art at the prestigious Paris Salon in 1844 and was a frequent exhibitor there in the following decades. During this time he received many commissions for his art, including paintings for the Theatre Francais and the Palais Royale. Edmond Hedouin was decorated with the Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur in 1872 and the medaille d'honneur in 1888. Original etching, signed in the plate, image 3 x 4-7/8" plus margins. As this was used as an illustration in a book there is very slight off-setting o/w VG..........40-60

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396. [ART] Leopold Massard (b. 1868) French etcher. From 1891 he exhibited at the Salon des Artistes Francais. Original etching, signed in the plate, image 3 x 4-1/2" plus margins. As this was used as an illustration in a book there is very slight off-setting o/w VG..........40-60

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413. [ART] Frank T. Merrill (1848-1936) American artist. He studied at Boston Latin, the Lowell Institute and the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. After travel and study in Europe, he began a career as a book illustrator. He illustrated standard editions of English classics, such as Thackeray and Scott, and original works by many American authors, including Hawthorn and Twain. In 2002, the Concord (MA) Museum mounted an exhibition of Merrill's original sketches for the 1880 edition of Little Women and his correspondence with Louisa May Alcott. Group of 5 book illustrations [original etchings], plate signed, approx. 5 x 4 plus margins. VG..........100-150

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466. [ART] LOUIS MEYNELL (b. 1868) American) Etching, plate signed and dated 1903, image about 5 x 3-1/8" plus margins. VG..........50-75

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467. [ART] Jules Adeline (1845-1909), historian, draughtsman, architect and engraver. Original etching, plate signed, c. 1885, image 4-1/2 x 3-1/2" plus margins. VG...........80-120

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Original Etching By German Expressionist

480. [ART] FREDERICK "Fritz" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. Original etching, unsigned, image approx. 5 x 3.5 in. plus margins. 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. The photos shown below in 2nd scan DO NOT accompany this etching and are not for sale........100-150

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496. [ART] Jules Adeline (1845-1909), historian, draughtsman, architect and engraver. Original etching, plate signed, 1885, image 5-1/8 x 3-1/2" plus margins. Toned top margin but well away from image...........80-120

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497. [ART] Jules Adeline (1845-1909), historian, draughtsman, architect and engraver. Original etching, plate signed, 1885, image 5 x 3-1/2" plus margins. VG...........80-120

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498. [ART] Gustave Fraipont (1849-1923, Paris) was a painter, sculptor, illustrator and poster-designer. Born in Belgium, he later became a naturalised French citizen. Original etching, plate signed, c.1885, image approx. 6 x 3-7/8" plus margins. VG...........80-120

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499. [ART] Albert Robida (1848-1926) French painter, etcher, lithographer and writer, Albert Robida became famous both for his whimsical scenes of Paris life and for his highly regarded satirical art. Robida began his artistic career in 1866 when he began contributing his designs to French periodicals. This aspect of his art continued through his life and he established himself as one of the more popular artists of La Vie Parisienne, Le Rire and Fantasio. During the First World War, Albert Robida's suites of lithographs and commentaries, such as Villes Martyres proved to be of prime influence within the arts community. Original etching, "Les Graveurs du XIX Siecle" (Engravers of the 19th Century) as published in Paris by Henri Beraldi and printed Chardon & Sormamin 1891. The etching depicts a full portrait of a woman in full fashionable regalia. For the setting, Robida selects the seaside, as we can see in the background where some sailors are greatly admiring the legs of a bather. "Les Graveurs du XIX Siecle" is a fine example of the etched art by the French artist, Albert Robida. Image approx. 8-3/8 x 5-3/8 plus margins. There are some spots in the margins; slightly toned top edge. All faults will not show when matted properly...........200-300

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500. [ART] Jacques Philippe Le Bas (Paris, 1707 - 1783) One of the most distinguished French engravers of the eighteenth century. His talent for art was noticed at an early age and when he was fourteen he was apprenticed to M. Herisset, an engraver of architecture. The young Le Bas soon outgrew the talents of his master and he was placed under the painter/engraver, Nicolas Tardieu. Le Bas's first engraved work was commissioned by de Crozat and gained for the artist a national reputation. Creating important engravings of figure studies, landscapes and architectural studies after such masters as Boucher, Lancret, Watteau, Rubens. Rosa and Rembrandt, Jacques Philippe Le Bas became a full Academician of the French Royal Academy in 1743. In total this great engraver left an oeuvre of over 300 works of graphic art. The reputation of Le Bas's engraved art was so strong that as early as 1745 he began publishing his own art from his Paris studio at rue de la Harpe. His influence was also strongly felt as a scholar and teacher of the fine arts. He taught engraving techniques to such now well known artists as Cochin, Moreau, Eisen, Nicholas DeLaunay, Le Mire and England's Robert Strange and William Ryland. Original engraving, signed in the plate 1775, image approx. 7-1/8 x 6-1/8 plus "somewhat" thin margins. VG..........250-300

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501. [ART] Giovanni Battista Piranesi [1720-1778] Italian artist famous for his etchings/engravings of Rome. From 1740 he was in Rome with Marco Foscarini, the Venetian envoy to the Vatican. He resided in the Palazzo Venezia and studied under Giuseppe Vasi, who introduced him to the art of etching and engraving. From 1748-1774 he created a long series of vedute of the city of Rome which established his fame. Offered here is an original etching by Piranesi, Title : Veduta in prospettiva della gran Fontana delt A cqua Vergine detta di Trevi A rchileltura di Nicola Salvi (Hind 104) Etching, 1773, first state of three, on laid paper, time stained, foxing. Approx. 19 x 28". Disregard the cool blue color on left side, and also the yellowish top right side - these are caused by camera and are not in the etching. You can see old damp stain markings on verso but these do not show through...........1400-1800

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Major Etching By Giovanni Battista Piranesi

502. [ART] Giovanni Battista Piranesi [1720-1778] Italian artist famous for his etchings/engravings of Rome. From 1740 he was in Rome with Marco Foscarini, the Venetian envoy to the Vatican. He resided in the Palazzo Venezia and studied under Giuseppe Vasi, who introduced him to the art of etching and engraving. From 1748-1774 he created a long series of vedute of the city of Rome which established his fame. Offered here is an original etching by Piranesi, "The Waterfall at Tivoli" (Hind 75), the 3rd state of five, plate signed 1766. Image approx. 18-1/2 x 27-3/4" plus margins. One crease in left dark side in image area. There is light foxing throughout the margins. Hind identifies of the 5 states. Hind says this is the 3rd state because "III. Numbers, 125 XXX lower r. SOANE. TUBES, ist Paris Ed." 125 XXX does show in lower right corner of image. In scan below there appears to be different color but that is caused by light when photographed, and isn't present in the print. We were only able to find one other etching by Piranesi that fetched a higher price than "Waterfall". One of the prison series etchings brought $3600 at Sothebys. Waterfall brought the two next highest prices at $3286 and $3495. Both of those etchings were from the 1766 edition like ours offered here. BTW, the top seller was from the 5th edition of 6. So much for the "which edition" aspect of these prints. If one is to judge the importance of Piranesi prints based solely on auction sales records then "Waterfall At Tivoli" would be considered one of his very best prints, and right at the top in terms of value................1800-2800

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Original Ink Cartoon Drawing

2057. ABIAN ANDERS "Wally" WALLGREN - ORIGINAL ink drawing. Usually Wally signed with his "W" monogram however, this drawing appears to be unsigned, although part of his identification stamp and the date 1940 appear to the verso. Approx. 13 x 6-3/4 in. In very good condition..........300-400

Wally Wallgren did the cartoons for STARS AND STRIPES during World War One. The Stars and Stripes used cartoons which were meant to inspire the troops. Besides expressing editorial opinion, cartoons entertained the troops, offering them humorous stories and images that satirized everyday life in the military. The most popular among the soldiers were Private Abian A. Wally Wallgren's cartoons and irreverent "Helpful Hints," which poked fun at army conventions from food to uniforms to rank. When a new issue of The Stars and Stripes arrived, the soldiers scanned it first for the cartoons by Wally Wallgren. After the war ended, Wallgren, and others published compilations of The Stars and Stripes cartoons and illustrations that had lightened the hearts of the doughboys.

The Stars and Stripes, published exclusively in France during its seventeen-month run, used a layout typical of American newspapers of the day, with wide columns, "all-cap" headlines, and lots of illustrations. The editorial staff assigned to the newspaper was composed mostly of enlisted men, including several career journalists. Second Lieutenant Guy T. Viskniskki from the Wheeler Newspaper Syndicate, New York Times drama critic Alexander Woollcott, bibliophile John Winterich, and cartoonist Abian Wally Wallgren of the Washington Post were among those who contributed their experience and skill.

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2058. [ART] Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910) Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, specialising in pastoral landscape and the rustic genre. His The Cast Shoe was bought by the Chantrey Bequest in 1890, and is now at Tate Britain. From 1871 Macbeth exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery and the Fine Art Society in London. There were also exhibitions in the regions at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in Birmingham, the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In the same year (1871) Macbeth was made an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) becoming a full member in 1901. He became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (RE) in 1880, and an honorary member in 1909. In 1882 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and in 1883 was elected to be a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI). In 1883 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy (RA), becoming a full member in 1903. Original etching, signed in the plate [lower right], approx. 3-5/8 x 5-5/8" plus clean margins. Still has tissue guard showing title "Death of Dalgarno." Of Macbeth's own design and etched by him. Fine.............50-75

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2059. [ART] Robert Walker Macbeth (1848-1910) Scottish painter, etcher and watercolourist, specialising in pastoral landscape and the rustic genre. His The Cast Shoe was bought by the Chantrey Bequest in 1890, and is now at Tate Britain. From 1871 Macbeth exhibited at the Royal Academy, Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Grosvenor Gallery, New Gallery and the Fine Art Society in London. There were also exhibitions in the regions at the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists in Birmingham, the Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh, the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts, the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool and Manchester City Art Gallery. In the same year (1871) Macbeth was made an associate of the Royal Watercolour Society (RWS) becoming a full member in 1901. He became a member of the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers and Engravers (RE) in 1880, and an honorary member in 1909. In 1882 he was elected a member of the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours (RI) and in 1883 was elected to be a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters (ROI). In 1883 he was elected an associate of the Royal Academy (RA), becoming a full member in 1903. Original etching, signed in the plate [lower right], approx. 3-3/4 x 5-3/4" plus clean margins. Still has tissue guard showing title "DNigel and the King" Of Macbeth's own design and etched by him. Fine.............50-75

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Original Drawing by Douglas Volk

2060. [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

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Lithograph By A Major American Artist

2061. [ART] Richard Hunt (b.1935) is an internationally renowned sculptor. He was born on Chicago's South Side. From an early age he was interested in the arts, as his mother was an artist. He developed his skills at the Junior School of the Art Institute and later at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hunt also acquired business sense and awareness of social issues from working for his father in a barbershop. Hunt began to experiment with materials and sculpting techniques, influenced heavily by progressive twentieth-century artists. This experimentation garnered critically positive response from the art community, such that Hunt was exhibited at the Artists of Chicago and Vicinity Show and the American Show, where the Museum of Modern Art purchased a piece for its collection. He was the youngest artist to exhibit at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, a major international survey exhibition of modern art. Hunt has completed more public sculptures than any other artist in the country. His signature pieces include Jacob's Ladder at the Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago and Flintlock Fantasy in Detroit. He was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as one of the first artists to serve on the governing board of the National Endowment for the Arts and he also served on boards of the Smithsonian Institution. Hunt is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees. Hunt has continued to experiment throughout his successful career, employing a wide range of sculptural techniques. Through his work, Hunt often makes comments on contemporary social and political issues. Offered here is a major lithograph, signed R. Hunt in pencil, approx. 30x22" flush. Very good condition.......500-750

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2062. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Original ink drawing, signed. Paper size approx. 11 x 13.5 in. VG condition. This is a Rockport, Mass. street scene..................75-100

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2063. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Original pencil drawing, signed. Paper size approx. 11 x 13.5 in. VG condition. This is a Marblehead, Mass. street scene..................75-100

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Drawing By Albert Sterner

2064. [ART] ALBERT STERNER - (1863-1946) Noted American artist. OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL charcoal drawing unsigned [has Estate handstamp], image size approx. 9-1/2 x 8-1/2 in. plus margins. The image is in very good condition. STERNER'S influence is seen in the works of both Rockwell Kent and George Bellows who he introduced to the technique of lithography and put in touch with 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. Sterner concentrated increasingly on portraits of famous people, for which ultimately he was to become best known. His personality, wit, charm, erudition, and talent endeared him to many of his famous patrons. His opinions - definite and energetically stated - were such that he took no nonsense from sitters, which included the nobility and gentry of three generations, among them, the Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Reids, Wideners, Armours, and members of the royal family of Siam. Provenance: From the Sterner Estate sale held in Massachusetts. Guaranteed authentic with no time limit...........400-600

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Important Drawing By Albert Sterner

2065. [ART] ALBERT STERNER - (1863-1946) Noted American artist. OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL working drawing [study for] Sterner's 1923 lithograph "Wilderness". Drawn with lithographic grease pencil, unsigned, image size approx. 18 x 13 in. with margins. The image is in very good condition. The margins show some soiling & wear not affecting the image, otherwise very good condition. The lithograph "Wilderness" is pictured and discussed in Harry A. Broadd's article "Albert Sterner: Printmaker with Ideas" published in the Print Review 14, Pratt Graphic Center, 1982. A copy of this article will be sent with this drawing. STERNER'S influence is seen in the works of both Rockwell Kent and George Bellows who he introduced to the technique of lithography and put in touch with 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. Sterner concentrated increasingly on portraits of famous people, for which ultimately he was to become best known. His personality, wit, charm, erudition, and talent endeared him to many of his famous patrons. His opinions - definite and energetically stated - were such that he took no nonsense from sitters, which included the nobility and gentry of three generations, among them, the Vanderbilts, Whitneys, Reids, Wideners, Armours, and members of the royal family of Siam. Provenance: From the Sterner Estate sale held in Massachusetts. Guaranteed authentic with no time limit...........800-1200

Note: this is a major drawing by Sterner and of museum quality. Because its of "Wilderness", one of his major prints, it is important.

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2066. [ART] FREDERICK S. CHURCH (1842-1924) American artist, working mainly as an illustrator and especially known for his (often allegorical) depiction of animals. He was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. His father was an important figure in politics as well as a well-known lawyer. At the age of 13 he left school and took a job at the then newly-established American Express Company in Chicago, with his parents intending him to have a business career. Being nineteen at the outbreak of the Civil War he served in the Union Army. After his discharge he returned to Chicago, having decided to devote his life to art, and started studying drawing under Walter Shirlaw at the city's Academy of Design. In 1870 he decided to continue his studies in New York City, which became his home for the rest of his life. He enrolled at the National Academy of Design, where he was taught by Lemuel Wilmarth. He joined the Art Students League, headed by his old teacher Walter Shirlaw, in which he remained involved for the rest of his life. By the middle of the 1870s he was already gaining a name as a gifted illustrator. Among the many magazines and periodicals which eventually took up his works were the various Harper's publications (Harper's Bazaar, Harper's Weekly, and Harper's Young People), as well as Frank Leslie's Weekly, Century Magazine and the Ladies' Home Journal. His career was helped along by several devoted patrons, among them William T. Evans, John Gellatly, the banker Grant B. Schley, and the railroad-car manufacturer Charles Lang Freer, the founder of Washington, D.C.'s Freer Gallery. His work on the Fables of Aesop , including an illustration of the human and animal protagonists of each fable plus an elaborate cover for the whole, is considered among the best of his works. Some of Church's works are kept in the Permanent Collection of the Fulton Decorative Arts Gallery at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts in Hagerstown, Maryland. Others are at the collection of Dale and Rosie Horst of Newton, Kansas, which lent them to the Fulton Gallery in 2003, for an extensive exhibition including both Church's original drawings and the magazines and periodicals in which they appeared. Original etching, "The Wanderer's Return", plate signed and dated NY 1887. Plate size is 12 x 8-1/4", image is 10-1/2 x 6-3/4" plus good wide margins. Image area is fine; margin areas show only wear too minor to mention...........200-275

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ORIGINAL PAINTING BY PEGGY BACON

2067. [ART] Peggy Bacon, one of America's most famous women artists. An ORIGINAL painting by the famous American artist, Peggy Bacon. Done in mixed media, she used ink and what appears to be a combination of watercolor and thinned oil paint. She has signed and dated this work 1971, and titled it THE BABES IN THE WOODS. The mat opening is 14 x 22.5 in. Executed on paper and in fine condition. Prints by Peggy Bacon are fairly common in the market, although expensive, and her paintings are quite scarce as the small number of auction records would indicate. This is a superb example of Bacon's work and should be considered important. Obviously its dark because the bear cubs are in the woods. This is guaranteed authentic and to have been painted and signed by Peggy Bacon, and we will send along a letter stating this. PEGGY BACON [1895-1987] A printmaker, illustrator, and author of children's books, Peggy Bacon later turned exclusively to fine art painting in watercolor, pastel, and oil. Her 1934 book of caricatures, "Off With Their Heads," established her as a leading satirist. Much of her work is satirical and lighthearted and frequently a commentary on the New York art world. She also chose many ordinary events in the lives of city people, giving these pieces a wry twist. She was born in Ridgefield, Connecticut to artist parents and studied at the Art Student's League. There in her drypoints, first completed in 1919, she was especially influenced by the realistic prints of John Sloan and George Bellows, but her style, with flattened forms and hardened contours, was more modern and abstract. In 1920, she married artist Alexander Brook, and during the next decade they were prominent figures in the Woodstock art colony. During the 1920s, she had two one-woman shows in New York and also illustrated and wrote numerous children's books. A satirical work on thirty-nine well known fellow artists, written in 1934 and called "Off With Their Heads," was funded by the Guggenheim Foundation. The book was greatly successful and stirred a demand for her caricatures, but she shied away from those subjects because they were hurtful to the subjects. In the late 1920s, she had began to explore lithographs, etchings, and pastel, but drypoint remained her favorite medium until the 1950s when she concentrated on oil painting. She was financially successful, selling her work well in New York, and she and her husband were part of the group of artists promoted by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney. In 1940, she and her husband were divorced, and she continued to paint and also wrote novels. Her 1953 mystery, "The Inward Eye," earned the Edgar Allen Poe Mystery Award for best novel of the year. She lived to age ninety-two, spending the later years of her life at Cape Porpoise, Maine..............5000-7000

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2068. [ART] Wilhelm Ulrich - believe this is the Austrian artist. Original watercolor signed, 1959. Includes ALS, 1959, to NYC art collector. Envelope included. VG.........100-150

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French Barbizon Landscape Etching

2069. [ART] GUSTAVE MARIE GREUX [1838-1919] original etching, the title is THE Forest, c. 1873, plate signed, after a painting by Barbizon artist Theodore Rousseau, the famous Barbizon artist. Image is approx. 3-1/4 x 4-5/8 in. plus margins. A beautiful ORIGINAL ETCHING with great detail. VG condition. On tan paper. The scan below is off-color..........50-75

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EXTREMELY RARE ORIGINAL ETCHING PLATE 1923

2070. (ART) WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL copper etching plate of a female seated in a chair. The title is "LOELA" 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 8 X 5-1/4 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..............2000-3000

 

2071. [ART] WALT KUHN (1877-1949), American painter. After studying in many European countries, he helped organize the famous Armory Show (International Exhibition of Modern Art, New York City, 1913). He is noted chiefly for his vigorous studies of circus performers, chorines, and trapeze athletes. His Blue Clown (1931, Whitney Museum, New York City) is the most popular example of his work. He also did a number of brilliant still lifes, as well as designs for musical reviews. Kuhn helped introduce the techniques and theories of modern art to the American public and to many American artists. Offered here is an autograph note unsigned but he makes sketch at bottom. Done on thin tissue-like paper it reads: "If you make a lot of commotion getting B. off shut the door of this room - please." He then makes sketch of man sleeping in bed. Paper is wrinkled but does pull out smooth. Scanned wrinkled..............200-300

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2072. [ART] John Joseph Enneking (1841 - 1916) American Impressionist born of German ancestry in Minster, Ohio. He was educated at Mount St. Mary's College, Cincinnati, served in the American Civil War in 1861-1862, studied art in New York and Boston, and gave it up because his eyes were weak, only to return to it after failing in the manufacture of tinware. From 1873 to 1876 he studied in Münich under Schleich and Leier, and in Paris under Daubigny and Bonnat; and in 1878-1879 he studied in Paris again and sketched in the Netherlands. Enneking was a plein air painter, and his favorite subject was the November twilight of New England, and more generally the half lights of early spring, late autumn, and winter dawn and evening. The Enneking Parkway in Hyde Park, Massachusetts is named after him. Offered here is a wonderful original little pencil drawing, signed with initials, image about 2.5 x 3" plus margins. Identified below "Drawn by Enneking - J.J." Proenance: removed from a sketchbook kept by the friend and fellow artist, Horace R. Burdick. It was not uncommon to find sketches by other artists in a Burdick sketchbook. We believe that the identification written below drawing is in the hand of Enneking, based on comparison with a known example. After a lengthy examination of the tiny initials on the drawing we come to the conclusion, and I'm pretty certain a correct conclusion, that the initials read: "JJE". The problem we were having was the appearance of the first two initials. The first looked more like an "N" and the middle looked more like an "I". The front line of the first is somewhat weaker and I saw it - that wasn't an N but but looked more like a "V". which is really a "J". Then the middle also is a "J" but with a weak left side. In other words he wrote very tiny "JJE" but the Js were made like "Vs" because they are written so small. Difficult to explain in words - easier to see in real life. Also, the identification on the page is important. To the purchaseser: if you paid attention to what is said here, you should not have a problem when drawing is received, and upon examination of the initials. Put this all together and it just makes sense. WOW, I'm not sure I've ever gone to this length to explain authenticity. Condition is very good+..............400-600

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Marvelous Watercolor

2073. [ART] George L. Rounds [1867-1921] American artist. Contrary to what AskArt says, Rounds was born in Vermont, not Sweden, and died in Chicago in 1921, not 1966. We were able to ascertain this from The Illinois Historical Art Project page. The mis-information on AskArt apparently also came from the same page although someone used the information for the artist appearing above Rounds. Took a while but we finally figured it out. Round's early death seems to explain the scarcity of his paintings as there are only about 3 or 4 auction records. Two oil paintings were offered years ago at 5000/8000 each but neither sold. Offered here is a rather nice signed watercolor contained in a great vintage Arts & Crafts picture frame. The frame could use some polish and has a few dings but it is in the original condition which is pretty good. Obviously this painting dates to 1921 or earlier. Not examined out of the frame but there are no apparent condition problems. The scans below show a reflection from the glass. Approx. 9-3/4 x 13-3/4".............600-800

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Original Etching

2074. [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.........75-100

 

2075. [ART] Signed Eliane Thiollier Lithograph Village scene lithograph signed in lower right in pencil and numbered (212/275) in lower left in pencil by French artist Eliane Thiollier (1926-1989); vigorous and vibrant colors. Thiollier attended school at the Ecole des Beaus-Arts in Paris. By 1947, her work was exhibited in several Parisian exhibits. She also went on to become Secretary General of the Salon of the Young Painting and the Salon of the Drawing and Watercolor. IMAGE APPROX. 12 x 18.5" plus margins. Slight matburn and top edge mounting traces o/w VG.........100-150

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Early English Lithograph

2076. [ART] Henry William (H.W.) Burgess was a landscape painter based in London. He came from the Burgess family of British artists, the son of portraitist William (d. 1812) and grandson of Thomas (fl. 1766-1786), and his own son John-Bagnold (1830-1897) also became a painter. Between 1809 and 1844, Burgess exhibited a large number of works at the Royal Academy, the British Institution, Suffolk Street and the New Water-Colour Society in London. He also served as landscape painter to William IV beginning in 1826. Offered here is an original lithograph titled "Thorn Trees, in Bushy Park, Middlesex", image approx. 15.5 x 11" plus margins. This lithograph was published by the firm of Charles Joseph Hullmandel (1789-1850), the famous English draftsman, lithographer and printer. He worked mainly in London, although he had trained in Paris as a painter and travelled extensively in Europe making topographical drawings. In 1817, on a visit to Munich, he was introduced to lithography by the pioneering lithographer Alois Senefelder. The following year he produced Twenty-four Views of Italy, a set of images he had drawn and lithographed. Dissatisfied with the way his work had been printed, Hullmandel set up his own lithographic press. The quality of work he published by himself and other artists such as Giovanni Belzoni helped popularize the topographical lithograph among British artists. This is contained in old blue mat & shrink-wrapped. Not examined out of shrink-wrap.............300-600

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2077. [ART] Stow Wengenroth (1906-1978) American artist and lithographer, born in 1906 in Brooklyn, New York. Wengenroth was once called "America's greatest living artist working in black and white" by the American realist painter Andrew Wyeth, and he is generally considered to be one of the finest American lithographers of the twentieth century. He studied at the Art Students League of New York under George Brant Bridgeman and John Carlson from 1923 to 1927, then at the Grand Central School of Art under Wayman Adams. Wengenroth was elected a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters (renamed the American Academy of Arts and Letters) in 1942 and was also a member of the Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts and the Prairie Printmakers. He was elected an Associate of the prestigious National Academy of Design in 1938, and a full Academician in 1941. Wengenroth was also the author of several influential books on lithography. Wengenroth's lithographs are found in most major American collections, including the Library of Congress, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art. During his career, Wengenroth became well-known for his detailed depictions of the seascapes and landscapes of New England and, particularly, Maine . As an artist, he eschewed colour in his lithographs but rather focused on shadow, light, and form to transmit detail and dimension. While his urban scenes of Manhattan and the New York City environs are especially coveted by the current market, Wengenroth was most adept at creating sincere yet vivid simulacra of the New England littoral and interior. Offered here is an unsigned 2-sided watercolor. Sand dunes on one side and a most unusual abstraction watercolor on the other. This is the last of our Wengenroths that we bought at the Bruce Collins auction in Kennebunk, Maine. These were consigned to Collins from the estate of Wengenroth. Youngs Fine Arts sold our companion piece to this in their 7/12/97 sale, lot 52. It was 1-sided, signed, almost identical scene, a little smaller, and brought $660. We saved this one because it was nicer but mainly because of the unusual abstraction on the one side. This is guaranteed, without a time limit, to be by Stow Wengenroth and we will send along a letter of guarantee to the winning bidder. This piece is approx. 14-3/4 x 19-3/4 in. Pin holes in the corners caused by Wengenroth. His watercolors & drawings are quite uncommon. CLICK BELOW TO SEE BOTH SIDES............600-1000

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2078. [ART] Alexander Liberman (1912-1999) Russian-American painter, photographer, and sculptor. When his father took a post advising the Soviet government, the family moved to Moscow. Life there became difficult, and his father secured permission from Lenin and the Politburo to take the boy to London in 1921. Young Liberman was educated in Russia, England and France, and took up life as a white emigre in Paris. He began his publishing career in Paris with the early pictorial magazine Vu, where he worked under Lucien Vogel and with photographers such as Brassai, André Kertész, and Robert Capa. After emigrating to New York in 1941, he began working for Conde Nast Publications, rising to the position of Editorial Director, which he held from 1962-1994. Only in the 1950s did Liberman take up painting and, later, metal sculpture. His highly recognizable sculptures are assembled from industrial objects (segments of steel I-beams, pipes, drums, etc.,) often painted in uniform bright colors. Prominent examples are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Laumeier Sculpture Park, Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park, Tate Gallery, and the Guggenheim Museum. Offered here is a pencil signed original lithograph by Liberman, 3x24 flush. Dated 1965, edition 7/35. In excellent condition except for a minor 1/4" edge tear [not bad at all]. The work is so large it won't be noticed..........500-750

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2079. [ART] Georges BRAQUE - Derriere le Miroir No. 166. Paris: Maeght, 1967, illustrated with 4 original color lithographs, one of which is the cover, and excellent offset color plates after Georges Braque; small corner creases, otherwise in very good condition. Laid in is the Derrière le Miroir newsletter for June-July 1967, illustrated with photographs. Approx. 15 x 11". Insides contents including original color lithographs are all in fine condition..............300-500

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Watercolor of Mount Vernon

2080. [ART] Original Watercolor of Mt. Vernon, signed G.E. Graves. Signed grisaille [monochromatic] watercolor of Mt. Vernon - home of George Washington. Image approx. 11-1/4 x 16 plus margins. Circa 1910-20. VG...............250-350

 

2081. [ART] Paul Le Rat (1849-1892) French etcher. Original etching by Le Rat after work by Giovanni Battista Moroni, "Portrait of a Tailor." PLATE SIGNED, IMAGE APPROX. 7 X 5-1/4 PLUS WIDE MARGINS. VG..........75-100

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US Capitol Dome, Washington DC

2082. [ART] Richard Carle - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL pencil drawing of the US Capitol Dome, Washington DC, signed and dated 1961, approx. 11-3/4 x 9-1/2". Not included in the size is a sunned area top edge. VG...........80-120

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2083. [ART] Jacques Villon (1875 - 1963) A painter and printmaker, Villon was known for his Cubist-style works, and is especially noted by art historians for "his creation of a purely graphic language for Cubism. He first came to the attention of the American public when his work was included in the 1913 New York Armory Show, which introduced modernism to the United Sates. All of his work sold at this exhibition. He was from a cultured family in the Normandy region of France, and was much influenced by his maternal grandfather, Emile Nicolle, who gave him early artistic training. Villon was born with the name of Gaston Emile Duchamp, and was the older brother of artists Raymond Duchamp-Villon, Marcel Duchamp and Suzanne Duchamp-Crotti. Honoring the French medieval poet, François Villon, and so as not to be confused artistically with his siblings, he changed his name to Jacques Villon. Jacques Villon died in his studio on June 9, 1963, and three years later, Marcel Duchamp, his last surviving brother, organized an exhibition of his work, which was held at the Musée National d'Art Moderne in Paris. In 1922 Villon was commissioned by the Galerie Bernheim-Jeune to produce a series of color aquatints after 38 major 19th and 20th century paintings. These included works after Braque, Matisse, Renoir, Manet, Picasso, Cezanne, Dufy, Modigliani, Bonnard and numerous others. Villon collaborated with these master artists and signed these prints so that they provided the public with access to works which otherwise would not be available. Color aquatint, signed in the plate (not pencil signed), 1923, title "NATURE MORTE", after Georges Braque, mat opening size 25-1/2 x 9 in. Framed. Not examined out of frame but appears to be without faults...............1000-1500

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Original Drawing By German Expressionist

2084. [ART] FREDERICK "Fritz" SOLOMON (1899-1980) German Expressionist artist. Original INK DRAWING, unsigned, stamped on verso, image approx. 6 x 4.5 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 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. The photos shown below DO NOT accompany this drawing and are not for sale. Also, showing below is a copy of Royal Academy of Arts notification that Samuel Courtauld has selected a painting by Solomon for purchase in 1945. Courtauld, who would died two tears later, was the founder of the Courtauld Art Institute in England. Courtauld had formed an important art collection including multiple works by Manet, Cezanne, Renoir etc., which he gave to the Courtauld and the Tate. He had purchased at least 5 paintings by Frederick Solomon and when he saw the painting JACOB at Solomon's exhibition at the JABE Gallery he ordered that the painting be sent to the TATE Gallery but he died a few days later and the purchase never took place. We will include a copy of the Royal Academy/Courtauld purchase document to the winning bidder. This drawing is a study for a bookplate........200-300

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2085. [ART] John Joseph Enneking (1841 - 1916) American Impressionist. Tiny original pencil drawing attributed to J.J. Enneking, unsigned, image about 1-1/8 x 3/4" plus margins on right & bottom. This was contained on the same page as the drawing [above #223] and we say attributed only because it is unsigned. Obviously it is by J.J. Enneking. VG+.........100-150

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2086. [ART] Horace R. Burdick (American 1844-1942) Horace Burdick studied under Otto Grundmann and William Rimmer at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School. A painter, teacher, and writer, he became a member of the Boston Art Club, where he later exhibited his work. Other exhibitions include the National Academy, the Pennsylvania Academy, and the Society of Independent Artists. His paintings were acquired by numerous public institutions, such as the State House and Fanueil Hall in Boston, Memorial Hall in Cambridge, and MIT. He lived in Malden, Massachusetts. Offered here is an unsigned pencil drawing removed from one of his sketchbooks. Paper size 3 x 2.5. VG...........50-75

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Original Cruikshank Etching

2087. [ART] George Cruikshank (1792-1878) British caricaturist and book illustrator, praised as the "modern Hogarth" during his life. His book illustrations for his friend Charles Dickens, and many other authors, reached an international audience. Original Etching - title "The Captain of Knockdunder". Image is approx. 3-1/4 x 5" plus clean margins. Tissue guard still attached. Fine condition.............50-75

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2088. [ART] James Fagan [b.1864} American painter and etcher born in New York City. ORIGINAL etching, Portrait of Maecenas, signed in the plate, Copyright 1901 by The Bibliophile Society. Image 3.5 x 4.5" plus clean margins. Maecenas was a confidant and political advisor to Octavian (who was to become the first Emperor of Rome as Caesar Augustus ) as well as an important patron for the new generation of 'Augustan' poets. During the reign of Augustus, Maecenas served as a quasi-culture minister to the Emperor. His name has become a byword for a wealthy, generous and enlightened patron of the arts. Fagan specialized in portraits. A number of his prints and books in which his works appear are in the collection of the New York Public Library...........25-35

 

 

Original Old Master Etching

2089. [ART] Coryn Boel II [1622-1660] Flemish. Original etching, PLATE SIGNED, after painting by A. Schiauone, image approx. 11.5 x 8". Pictures 5 men surrounding woman with child in her lap. Religious scene. Other examples of Boel's etchings are in the collection of the San Francisco Art Museum. Boel was born about 1620/22 in Antwerp. This print is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. VG..............150-200

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Early 18th century

2090. (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 (1721-1775). Excellent 18th century portrait. VG...................80-120

 

 

THEODOR VAN KESSEL (Dutch) Etching

2091. [ART] Theodor Van Kessel (Dutch, c. 1620 - after 1660?, or possibly 1693) In an exhibition, David Teniers and the Theatre of Painting, at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, 2006-2007, the author of one of the essays, Margret Klinge, on page 31, mentions van Kessel as one of the engravers of the Theatrum Pictorium. She gives his full name as Theodoor van Kessel and his life dates as ca. 1620-after 1660. Bénézit gives a different spelling to the name and a very much later death date: Théodorus van Kessel, a Dutch engraver, who was born about 1620 and who died in 1693, and who was established in Antwerp by 1652. Bénézit also states that in 1679, a Theodor Andreas van Kessel, engraver, was in the guild at Antwerp, and he was a guild inspector in 1688. Offered here is an original old master etching by van Kessel, image approx. 6.5 x 9" with very good clean margins. This print is most likely a plate from one of the editions of the Theatrum Pictorium. The first edition being 1660, with later editions. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. Excellent for its age..........150-250

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2092. 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........................50-75

 

 

Old Master Etching

2093. [OLD MASTER] THEODOR VAN KESSEL [1620-1693] Old Master. Original etching, signed in the plate. Examples of his etchings are in the San Francisco Art Museum. Image approx. 8.25 x 12 in. plus margins. Image area in very good condition. Mounting remains top edge on back. When matted and framed properly no faults will be visible.............100-150

 

 

2094. [ART] Charles Johnson (1915-1997) original signed watercolor, dated 1950. Approx. 10x13". VG............80-120

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2095. [OLD MASTER] Coryn Boel II [1622-1660] Flemish. 1660 is the death date given by the San Francisco Art Museum; ArtPrice.com auction records gives death as 1866. This is an Original etching. Image approx. 6-1/2 x 9 in. plate mark plus margins. Printed on laid paper and in very good condition except 2 small brown spots well away from image. Three mounting traces on outer edge verso. Boel was born about 1620/22 in Antwerp. This print is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. This etching was pulled from the original 1600s plate............150-250

 

 

Original Barbizon Etching

2096. [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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2097. (17TH CENTURY JUDAICA). ORIGINAL Folio Handcolored engraving from History of the Jew (MOSAIZE HISTORIE DER HEBREEUWSE KERKE DERDE DEEL), by Willem and David Goeree, published in 1700. Attractive engraving inspired "Exodus 24." Image is approx. 11 x 14- 1/4 in. plus margins. Two folds as issued. Extraordinary detail - with more than 100+ people shown. Not signed but likely engraved by Schynyoet. Very fresh condition................150-200

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2099. [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

 

 

CONTAINING 2 ORIGINAL LITHOGRAPHS BY CHAGALL

2100. [ART] Marc CHAGALL - Derriere le Miroir 182. Soft cover: Paris: Maeght, 1969, first edition, folio, 32 pages, text in French, contains 2 original color lithographs by Chagall, the cover and an excellent double page ("Le Peintre Devant le Village" and "Reverie", Mourlot 603a and 605; Cramer 81); many b&w and color reproductions; an excellent copy in publisher's wrappers. Excellent condition.............400-600

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18th Century Engraving

2101. [OLD MASTER] Boitard - birth date unknown; died circa 1770. ORIGINAL 18th century engraving in very good condition, with center fold as issued, image approx. 6.5 x 15 in. plus very good margins. On laid paper..................50-75

 

2102. (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.............300-400

Johns target

Catalog inside

Clamshell box

 

2103. [ART] 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

 

2104. [ART] James McGarrell [b. 1930] is one of the most influential figural painters of the 1980's and 90's postmodern movement. His work is in many museum collections, including: the Centre Georges Pompidou, France; Hamburg Museum of Art, Germany; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C.; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; and the Museum of Modern Art, also in New York City. McGarrell has won countless honors for his intricately detailed figurative paintings, based upon a myriad of fictive and literary sources. He is an elected member of both the National Academy of Design in New York and the Academie des Beaux-Art de l'Institute de France. In 1995, he was awarded the prestigious Jimmy Ernst Award in Art from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. He has received grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, and has been featured in five Whitney annuals and biennials as well as in the 1968 Venice Biennale. His work is included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Hamburg Museum of Art in Germany, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Hirshhorn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Original b/w lithograph, pencil signed & titled "Elephant Bathers II", 22-1/2 x 30" flush, Printer's proof. VG.......400-600

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2105. [ART] RIFKA ANGEL [1899-1972] ORIGINAL signed gouache on paper, approx. 14 x 16.5 in. Fine condition except for one crease top edge. Rifka Angel - Born: 1899, Kalvaria, Russia; died 1972. Active in: Chicago, Illinois; New York City. Her painting "Rifka Telling a Story" is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Rifka Angel was born in Lithuania, Russia. Her family immigrated to America when she was thirteen. Angel began to draw seriously when she was 25. In 1924 she met John Sloan, Emil Ganzo, Ernest Fiene and Alfred Mauer. Art dealer Weyne selected several watercolours to keep in his gallery. Sloan also arranged for her to be in a group show at the Opportunity Gallery, where in 1926 her gouaches were exhibited with the paintings of Ben Shahn and other established artists. In 1927 she made a two- year visit in Russia, where for nine months she studied with David Sterenberg and others at the Moscow Academy of Art. Her works was hanging up in a group show at the Moscow Museum. Before returning home she stopped briefly in Paris and had a successful show. Rifka Angel has been exhibited in many prestigious museums including the Chicago Art Institute, Whitney, Museum of Modern Art, and many others. Gallery exhibits were presented by the Knoedler, Carl Fischer, A.C.A., the Waddington and the Jayson Gallery. Her work is mentioned in many art books. She was included in a travel exhibit organized by the Museum of Modern Art which was shown in 16 cities.........500-750

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A VERY RARE BOOK CONTAINING 20 ETCHINGS

2106. [ART] Jacques-Joseph TISSOT [1836-1902] IMPORTANT French painter, engraver, and enameler. Traveled in Palestine (1887) and made studies for a set of 300 watercolor paintings, exhibited (1894) under the title Vie de Notre-Seigneur Jésus-Christ. Offered here is an extraordinary book in very fine leather binding containing 20 original etchings by Tissot. Those familiar with Tissot's etchings know that there are quite valuable and also that most were not pencil signed. Description: Book title is RENEE MAUPERIN, 1884, Edition Ornee, #21/50. Contains 10 images [duplicate set included] = 20 etchings. Of these 8 are signed in pencil, 10 signed with his red monogram, 1 signed with faint black monogram, and 1 unsigned. Recent auction sale of the unsigned etching at Swanns in NYC was $750. Book size 10.5 high x 7-1/4 in. The condition of all is prefect...............15,000 to 20,000

Cover & spine of Tissot book

Marbled endpapers

Pencil signed etching & title page

Etching signed with red monogram

 

2107. [ART] James Moore Preston (1873-1962) American painter and illustrator. He studied with Thomas Anshutz at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia. James Preston and his artist wife, Mary Wilson Preston, were both associated with Robert Henri and the Ashcan School of painters. James Preston was particularly close to William Glackens. Around 1910 or 1911, Henri included both Prestons, as well as George Bellows, in an exhibition of the Eight (Ashcan School) he arranged in New York City at the Union Club. Although he was connected with the artists of the Ashcan Group, he painted landscapes in the Post-Impressionist style with soft and subtle colors. The Prestons also exhibited in the famous Armory Show, 1913, in New York City. James Preston was a member of the Guild of Free Lance Artists (established in 1920), in New York City. The couple lived in New York City and often traveled to Paris. Preston produced a cover for Saturday Evening Post (April 1905) but became more active in illustration during the 1920s. Original pencil drawing, c. 1911, unsigned, 6-1/2 x 8-3/4". VG........50-75

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2108. [ART] Samuel Adler (1898 - 1979) American artist. He studied at the National Academy of Design, with Leon Kroll and Charles Hinton. He was Professor of Art at New York University, and the University of Illinois. He was visiting professor at the University of Georgia. His work was at the Art Institute of Chicago, Corcoran Gallery of Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum. His work is in the Smithsonian American Art Museum. His papers are held at the Archives of American Art. Offered here is an 1951 [plate signed] original lithograph from IMPROVISATIONS. Noted artists drew directly on the lithographic plates. Each was used as an ad for various businesses. The proceeds went to Artists Equity. Sheet size is approx. 12 x 8-1/2. VG............50-75

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2109. [ART] Doris Reynolds (1912-1978) Doris Reynolds did many illustrations for books published by Doubleday & Co. She was also an exhibiting artist, having work shown at the Krausharr Gallery in New York in 1949. Other exhibitions include: Wilmington Museum, Delaware 1940-45; Maracaibo 1936-39; Barbizon Plaza, NYC 1940; Lake Placid Club, NY 1940, etc. She studied at the Art Students League with Jules Gotlieb, Bridgman & Brackman. During World War II, she was one of Jackie Cochran's Girls, ferrying airplanes throughout the United States. Oil painting on unstretched canvas, approx. 10-3/4 x 15", unsigned. Provenance: Artist's Estate. VG............100-150

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2110. [ART] 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 8 x 5 in. sheet. Fine. As this was a "working study" there was no reason for him to have signed it...........50-75

 

2111. [ART] William Skelton (1763-1848) English engraver, born London. His chief work consists of a series of portraits embracing member of the Royal Family from Geo. III to the accession of Victoria in 1837. The engraving offered here is called THE SPANIEL AND THE CAMELEON, signed in the plate, 3 x 3-5/8 plus margins. Circa 1797. There is some spotting in margin areas well away from image............30-40

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2112. [ART] William Skelton (1763-1848) English engraver, born London. His chief work consists of a series of portraits embracing member of the Royal Family from Geo. III to the accession of Victoria in 1837. The engraving offered here is called THE OWL, THE SWAN, THE COCK, THE SPIDER, THE ASS AND THE FARMER, signed in the plate, 3 x 3-5/8 plus margins. Circa 1797. There is some spotting in margin areas well away from image............30-40

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2113. [ART] Gustave Marie Greux [1838-1919] French etcher. Original etching, classic Barbizon scene, signed in the plate, image about 3-3/4 x 6-3/4" plus margins. Printed text on verso. VG............50-75

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Original 19th Century Etching

2114. [ART] CHARLES WALTNER (Paris, 1846 - 1925) French etcher. He studied art in Paris under Henriquel-Dupont, Gerome and Martinet. He first exhibited his etchings at the Paris Salon in 1870, and afterwards contributed to many major exhibitions. The French government appointed him a chevalier of the Legion d'honneur in 1882. Charles Waltner also collaborated with the great French etcher, Felix Braquemond, on several series of etchings. In 1900, he received the Grand Prize for his art from the Exposition Universelle. Original etching, circa 1870s, titled "JASPER SCHADE VAN WESTRUM," plate signed, after work by Frans Hals, image approx. 7 x 8-1/4" plus slim margins. VG...........50-75

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2115. [ART] BILL BECKLEY [1946 - ] American artist. The work of Bill Beckley, Pennsylvania born artist, is in the collections of the Smithsonian, MOMA, Guggenheim, Whitney, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, National Gallery plus museums in England, France, Germany, Switzerland. He also has works in numerous private collections. OFFERED HERE: ORIGINAL mixed media on paper. Signed & dated 1974. Paper size approx. 11x 15 in., watercolor image size approx. 3.5 x 7 in. with text. Very good condition. RE: Titled "STOVE", the text recounts De Koonings' practice of getting started on a blank canvas. "I've read that De Kooning was afraid to look at a blank canvas. Sometimes to get started he would look around the room and fix on an object - a stove a table, a chair, and write the word "chair", for instance across the canvas so it wouldn't be blank anymore. At this time there were two groups of abstract expressionists. The other was more structured and probably the forerunners of minimalism and late conceptualism. I liked his group better although lately I have removed all the furniture from the studio, I kept the stove, and in the evenings when it is cold I sit in front of it to keep warm."............700-900

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Rare 18th Century Mezzotint

2116. [ART] John Smith (1652?&endash;1742) was an English mezzotint engraver. He was born at Daventry, Northamptonshire, about 1652. He was articled to a painter named Tillet in London, and studied mezzotint engraving under Isaac Beckett and Jan Vander Vaart. He became the favourite engraver of Sir Godfrey Kneller, whose paintings he extensively reproduced, and in whose house he is said to have lived for some time. Smith's plates numbered about five hundred, and of those nearly three hundred were portraits of notable men and women of the period between the reigns of Charles II and George II, from pictures by Peter Lely, Kneller, Willem Wissing, Michael Dahl, John Riley, John Closterman, Edward Gibson, Thomas Murray, and others. The remainder are sacred, mythological, and genre subjects after Titian, Correggio, Parmigianino, Carlo Maratti, Godfried Schalcken, Egbert van Heemskerck, Marcellus Laroon and others. Previous to 1700 his plates were mostly published by Edward Cooper, but about that date he established himself as a printseller at the Lyon and Crown in Covent Garden; he published his own works and also reissued many of those by Beckett, Bernard Lens , Williams, and others, retouching them and erasing the original engravers' names. Smith's latest print appears to have been the portrait of the youthful Prince William, Duke of Cumberland, after Joseph Highmore, dated 1729. The bulk of his copperplates eventually came into the hands of John Boydell, who reprinted them in large numbers. RARE original mezzotint by John Smith, image approx. 7-3/4 x 5-3/4" plus VERY SLIM margins. Trimmed right up to the image [not uncommon for old master prints]. He did this mezzotint after a painting by Egbert van Heemskerck. Notice it is signed "I. Smith" - don't be confused by the "I" instead of a "J" because that is how his prints were signed. An "I" inplace of a "J" is also common in old master prints. One of Smith's classic genre subjects. The bulk of his copperplates eventually came into the hands of John Boydell, who reprinted them in large numbers. Because this is printed on wove paper it is likely to have been published by Boydell in the late 18th or early 19th century. VG.............100-150

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ORIGINAL ETCHING PLATE

2117. [ART] WALT KUHN [1877-1949]. American painter. An ORIGINAL etching plate of a female nude, identified as GIRL WITH ROSE. If the title is actually WAITING FOR THE CUE, which is the same size, then this etching was included in the 1967 Kennedy Galleries exhibition of Walt Kuhn prints [#50] and was indicated that there were only from 1 to 6 prints ever pulled from this plate. It may not be WAITING FOR THE CUE but its the only plate in the exbition of this size. Typical Kuhn style. Plate size 4-3/4 x 2-3/4 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..........2000-3000

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2118. [ART] John Kay (1742 - 1826) was a Scottish caricaturist and engraver. He was born near Dalkeith, where his father was a mason. At thirteen he was apprenticed to a barber, whom he served for six years. He then went to Edinburgh , where in 1771 he obtained the freedom of the city by joining the corporation of barber-surgeons. In 1785, induced by the favour which greeted certain attempts of his to etch in aquafortis, he took down his barber's pole and opened a small print shop in Parliament Square. There he continued to flourish, painting miniatures, and publishing at short intervals his sketches and caricatures of local celebrities and oddities, who abounded at that period in Edinburgh society. His portrait etchings formed a unique record of the social life and popular habits of Edinburgh at its most interesting epoch. Offered here is one of Kay's original etching, portrait of Charles Sinclair - A delegate to the British Convention. Plate size 5 x 3-3/8 plus wide clean margins. Dated in the plate 1794. All John Kay etchings offered today were printed later than their dates, likely around 1830s. VG.............75-100

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2119. 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

 

2120. [ART] 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 an original sketch, unsigned, approx. 7-3/4 x 10" paper size. This was removed from one of Sterner's sketchbooks. Provenance: Sterner's summer home in Mass.........100-150

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ROY C. FOX [1908-1993] 8 drawings

2121. [ART] ROY CHARLES FOX (1908-1993) American artist. Member of Print Council of America; Rochester Print Club; Cooperstown Art Association; Elmira Art Club. His work is in the permanent collections of Elmira College, Arnot Art Museum, Florida Southern, etc. He exhibited at Audubon Artists 1942-44; Saranac Lake Art League 1943 & 1944; Northwest Print Makers 1944-48; Wawasee Art Gallery 1944 & 45; Laguna Beach AA 1944 & 45; Oakland Art Gallery 1944 & 45; Phila. Print Club 1956; Phila. Etchers 1962; Albany Print Club 1947; Grand Central Galleries (NY) 1946; Corning Glass Center 1965, etc. Offered here is a collection of 8 ORIGINAL drawings, unsigned, c. 1950s, approx. 5.5 x 8 to 9 x 11.75 in. paper sizes. VG condition..................Reserve bid at $125

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2122. [ART] William Grainger - British engraver who was active 1784-1793. Original engraving, c, 1790s, plate size 3 x 3-7/8" plus margins. Image area is clean; light foxing in outer margins.......40-60

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2123. [ART] FRANK LOUISVILLE BOWIE (1857-1936) Maine artist. Member of the "Brush-Ins" group. Friendly with Winslow Homer. Two original unsigned pencil drawings, paper sizes approx. 5 x 8 in. Provenance: the artist's estate. ...............50-75

 

 

2124. [ART] Edmund H. Garrett (1853-11929) A well known nineteenth century American painter, etcher and illustrator, studied art at the Academie Julien in Paris under Jean Paul Laurens, Boulanger and Lefebvre. After residing in France for a period of about five years he returned to America and established a successful studio in Boston. During the last two decades of the nineteenth century, Edmund Garrett's paintings and etchings were widely exhibited throughout the United States and in France at the Paris Salon. Garrett's first original prints were in the medium of wood engraving. Under the advice of Robert Swain Gifford (1840-1905), he created his first etching in 1879. Specializing in both architectural views and landscapes, Edmund Henry Garrett's ensuing etchings dealt mainly with areas around Boston. Near Mattakeesett is typical of his fine handling of perspective, light and shade and other pictorial qualities. Original etching, unsigned, "Near Mattakeesett", image approx. 4-7/8 x 8-3/4 plus margins. One light foxing spot well away from image. Appears to have been suntoned [evenly] at some time because the image and margin area well outside of plate mark is a little darker. Perhaps this was matted at some time.............100-150

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2125. [ART] Mariano Fortuny (1838-1874) one of the most influential painters and watercolorists of the nineteenth century, Mariano Fortuny 'Mariano Jose Fortuny y Carbo' was also an accomplished etcher. Born in Spain he was orphaned at a young age and raised by his grandfather. Fortuny's first formal art studies took place in Barcelona in the studio of the sculptor, Talarn Ribot. In 1858 he studied art in Rome and completed his education in Paris, under Gerome (1866). After that date Fortuny travelled and worked in such countries as England, Spain and Morocco, but called Italy his home. Today the art of Mariano Fortuny is included in such major collections as the Hermitage, the Prado, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and the Art Institute of Chicago. Original etching, plate signed in the image, 9-3/4 x 6" plus wide cleam margins. Title: DIPLOMATE. VG.........200-300

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ORIGINAL ETCHING

2126. [ART] Paul Le Rat [1849-1892] French etcher, born in Paris, and studied under Lecoq de Boisbaudran and L. Gaucherel. He exhibited at the Solon from 1869 - on. Original etching, "JEUNE PECHEUR DE SCHEVENINGUE", done after a work by Frans Hals. Image size 7-1/2 x 9-1/4 in. plus slim margins. VG........50-75

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Original 19th Century Etching

2127. [ART] Stephen J. 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. Ferris also served for twenty six years as the Instructor of Art at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women. Offered here is an original etching by Ferris, a portrait of the daughter of Chief Justice Benjamin Chew. Its title "MRS. NICKLIN", done in 1879, after a painting by Gilbert Stuart. This etching, and others by New York Etching Club members, appeared bound into The American Art Review. Image approx. 5-1/2 x 7-1/4" plus margins. Light foxing in margins o/w VG...........100-150

 

Original Etching

2128. [ART] Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher. Original etching, "The Old-Clothes Dealer", from a painting by Gerome, in the Collection of Henry C. Gibson, Esq., Philadelphia. Mr. C.H. Hart, the celebrated art writer, describes this painting by one of the greatest ,painters of the age as follows: - "A 'marchant ambulant' plenteously bedecked with old purple and fine linen treads the streets of Cairo, loudly advertising his goods; carrying in one hand a long Arab gun and in the other an old Moorish helmet." Image 9-3/8 x 6-1/2" plus margins which are fairly clean with only the slightest signs of age.............100-150

 

Original Etching

2129. [ART] Stephen James Ferris [1835-1915] influential Philadelphia painter and etcher. Original etching, "AN EASTERN PRINCESS", from a painting by J.G. Jacquet. Image 8-1/8 x 4-3/4" plus margins which are fairly clean with only the slightest signs of age.............100-150

 

2130. [ART] Sven Walberg (1872-1946) Swedish painter and printmaker. Original color woodblock print, signed & titled in pencil. Image size approx. 4-1/4 x 3". Fine..........75-100

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2131. [ART] Ferdinand Le Chuiton (1893-1968) French artist. Original signed ink/wash drawing executed in 1953 and mailed to a collector in New York City. Approx. 5-1/4 x 4-1/4. Includes his letter to the collector written on blank sheet. Fine.............150-250

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2132. [ART] Richard Carle - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. ORIGINAL color drawing signed of Gloucester [Mass] harbor, approx. 9 x 11-1/2". A particularly strong work by this artist. VG...........80-120

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2133. [ART] James David Smillie (1833-1909) American artist, was born in New York City. His father, James Smillie (1807-1885), a Scottish engraver, emigrated to New York in 1829, was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1851, did much, with his brother William Cumming (1813&endash;1908), to develop the engraving of bank-notes, and was an excellent landscape-engraver. The son [James D.] studied with him and in the National Academy of Design; engraved on steel vignettes for bank-notes and some illustrations, notably F. O. C. Darley's pictures for James Fenimore Cooper 's novels; was elected an associate of the National Academy in 1865&emdash;the year after he first began painting and an academician in 1876; and was a founder (1866) of the American Water Color Society, of which he was treasurer in 1866-1873 and president in 1873-1878, and of the New York Etching Club. Among his paintings, in oils, are "Evening among the Sierras" (1876) and "The Cliffs of Normandy" (1885), and in water colour, "A Scrub Race" (1876) and "The Passing Herd" (1888). He wrote and illustrated the article on the Yosemite in Picturesque America. Original etching, "A Lady Of Cairo Visiting" , done after a painting by Frederic A. Bridgman. Image approx. 7-3/4 x 6-1/4" plus margins. VG.........100-150

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2134. [ART] Violet Oakley (1874-1961) was the first American woman to receive a public mural commission. During the first quarter of the twentieth century, she was renowned as a pathbreaker in mural decoration, a field that had been exclusively practiced by men. Oakley excelled at murals and stained glass designs that addressed themes from history and literature in Renaissance-revival styles. Oakley painted a series of 43 murals in the Pennsylvania State Capitol Building in Harrisburg for the Governors Grand Reception Room, the Senate and the Supreme Court. Original auto-lithograph, plate signed 1918, 12 x 8 flush. Autolithography means an original image made directly on the stone or plate. This is from a portfolio done for the American Artists' War Emergency Fund, one of the numerous war activities of the National Arts Club of New York, its object being to aid American Artist Soldiers or their dependents. This project was done in 1918. VG........75-100

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2135. [ART] Will Low (1853-1933) American artist and writer on art. He was born at Albany, New York. In 1873 he entered the atelier of Jean-Léon Gérôme in the École des Beaux Arts at Paris, subsequently joining the classes of Carolus-Duran, with whom he remained until 1877. Returning to New York, he became a member of the Society of American Artists in 1878 and of the National Academy of Design in 1890. His pictures of New England types, and illustrations of John Keats, brought him into prominence. Subsequently he turned his attention to decoration, and executed panels and medallions for the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City, a panel for the Essex County Court House in Newark, New Jersey as well as numerous panels for private residences and stained glass windows for various churches, including St. Paul's Methodist Episcopal Church, Newark. He was an instructor in the schools of Cooper Union , New York, during 1882 to 1885, and in the school of the National Academy of Design from 1889 to 1892. Low, who is known to a wider circle as the friend of R. L. Stevenson, published some reminiscences, A Chronicle of Friendships, 1873-1900 (1908). A mural by him is located in the Howard M. Metzenbaum U.S. Courthouse. Original auto-lithograph, plate signed, 12 x 8 flush. Autolithography means an original image made directly on the stone or plate. This is from a portfolio done for the American Artists' War Emergency Fund, one of the numerous war activities of the National Arts Club of New York, its object being to aid American Artist Soldiers or their dependents. This project was done in 1918. Slight faults bottom edge [handling] are not important.........100-150

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2136. [ART] RHODA CHASE - American illustrator. She was the daughter of the renowned painter Henry S. [Harry] Chase, Jr., and a book and magazine illustrator in her own right. Six ORIGINAL working drawings for "DOT & DON THE THRIFTY TWINS." On artist board, watercolor & ink with story lines in pencil, boards are approx. 14.5 x 11.5 in., three are signed. Included is the original booklet, 1923, John Eggers, inside tight, cover is loose, with nicks & separations at spine. See scans of drawings & book pages.........500-750

Drawing 1

Drawing 2

Their appearance in booklet

Drawing 3

Drawing 4

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KASIMIR ETCHING SNOW SCENE

2137. [ART] ORIGINAL ETCHING by Luigi Kasimir - [1881-1962]. Titled "KLOSTERNEUBURG". Pencil signed "n.1 Luigi Kasimi". This means that the artist's son, Robert, signed this etching after his father's death in 1962. In 1961 Robert opened his own printing shop in Vienna, where he printed his own etchings and those of Luigi and Tanna, his mother. Following his father's death in 1962 he began signing Luigi's etchings "n.1.Luigi Kasimir"("n.1" being the abbreviation for "Nachless," meaning "from the estate of ..." in German). After his mother's death in 1972 he signed her etchings, "n.1.T.K. Hoernes." mage size approx. 9.5 x 9 in., paper size approx. 15.25 x 14 in. Unframed. No condition problems. Luigi Kasimir was born in 1881 in the town of Pettau, at that time a part of the Austro-Hungarian empire. He attended the Vienna Academy of Art which was to be of twofold importance to him. First, he studied under William Unger, who gave Kasimir his first introduction to the technique of the color etching. Secondly, he met Tanna Hoernes, who became his wife. Luigi inherited his talent from his ancestors, as did one of his sons, Robert. Luigi's grandfather was a painter and poet, and his father an officer in the Hapsburg army, who later became a professional painter. As for Kasimir's technique: black and white etchings had been popular for hundreds of years, but Luigi Kasimir was among the first to develop the technique of the color etching. Before him, etchings were usually hand colored, often with less than perfect color application, or color etchings were printed from one plate. Kasimir first did a sketch from nature, usually in pastel. Then he transferred the design by hand on as many as two to six plates, printing one after the other by hand, applying the color on the plate by hand so each finished etching is a true original. Mr. Kasimir died in 1962 in Grinzig, a suburb of Vienna. His wife, Tanna Kasimir-Hoernes, born in 1887, and who died in 1972, was an accomplished artist in her own right. Her technique as well as subject matter is, naturally, similar to Luigi's after having worked with him for so many years. Robert, born in 1924, did many similar etchings, using the name F.O. Robert to sign his since Luigi did not allow him to use the Kasimir name until he was considered an accomplished artist. He studied in the USA for a while, and made war illustrations as well as many of the same subjects as his parents. Robert died in 2002. Luigi Kasimir designed a bookplate for Sigmund Freud, who also hung an etching of the Roman Forum by Kasimir in his consulting room. The retail price for this estate signed etching is $360 [not our retail]. Reserved at $200

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2138. [ART] George L.K. Morris (1905-1975) 20th-century American abstract painter. Morris studied art and literature at Yale University before proceeding to the Art Students League, where he was a pupil of John Sloan. Thereafter Morris studied with Fernand Léger and Amedée Ozenfant at the Académie Moderne in Paris, an experience that profoundly shaped his aesthetic outlook. In Léger, Morris located an ideal embodiment of modernism, an artist whose Cubist-derived compositions retained a strong figurative identity while stretching the formal vocabulary of art. Offered here is an 1951 [plate signed] original lithograph from IMPROVISATIONS. Noted artists drew directly on the lithographic plates. Each was used as an ad for various businesses. The proceeds went to Artists Equity. Sheet size is approx. 12 x 8-1/2. VG............50-75

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2139. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Original pencil drawing, signed. Paper size approx. 11 x 13.5 in. VG condition. This is a Marblehead, Mass. street scene..................50-75

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2140. [ART] RICHARD CARLE - deceased New England artist. Worked a lot around Boston and the north shore. Original ink drawing, signed. Paper size approx. 11 x 13.5 in. VG condition. This is a Rockport, Mass. street scene..................50-75

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Old Master Etching

2141. [OLD MASTER] Lucas Vorsterman (the Younger) (1624-1668) b. Antwerp. Son of the more famous father who studied with Rubens. Original Etching pulled from the original plate, approx. 8-3/4 x 6-3/4 in. plus margins. On old laid paper. Difficult to date but circa 250+ years old. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. Old hinge remains, and some moderate stain-spots especially visible in the margins. No tears.............50-75

 

2142. [ART] 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

 

2143. (ART) Adrien Didier (1838-1924) French etcher and engraver born in Gigors (Drôme), and died in Paris. He studied under Vibert at the Écoles des Beaux-Arts, Lyon, and under Hippolyte Flandrin and Henriquel-Dupont a the Beaux-Arts, Paris. Adrien Didier made his debut at the Salon de Paris in 1865, at which he exhibited regularly up to 1906. Didier won a gold medal at the Exposition Universelle in Paris in 1900. Original etching plate signed, "The Wife of Scriverius", c. 1874, 8-1/8 x 6-1/8 plus margins. After painting by Frans Hals. VG........................50-75

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2144. [ART] Lawrence C. Barone - American contemporary. Wood-engraving, pencil signed. Mat opening size approx. 7-1/4 x 4-1/4". Shrink-wrapped - not examined out of mat. VG..........50-75

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2145. [ART] Richard Black is a highly regarded printmaker who has made a significant contribution over the years to the arts in Iowa. For thirty years he was a professor of art at Drake University where he founded the Drake University Biennial Print Symposium. The symposium brought nationally known artists to the state to demonstrate and lecture on the art of printmaking. Black himself has been the subject of a one-person exhibition at the Des Moines Art Center and has been honored with the DRAKE AWARD for excellence in teaching and artistic achievement. Black's works are included in many museum collections and have been shown in invitational and competitive exhibitions all over the country. Using the intaglio process, Black creates prints that have a collage-like feeling. Tightly rendered textures and color patches are layered and structured to create overall pattern. The work appears to be abstract, but when closely examined recognizable forms sometimes emerge. These images are enigmatic and are woven into the intricacy of the print, there for the viewer to decipher. Black's works are often inspired by tales and interpretations from The Old Testament. Original aquatint-etching, signed in pencil, titled "magician", numbered XXIV/XXV, approx. 13-1/8 x 10-1/2" plus clean margins. A superb print...........150-200

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2146. [ART] Johann Simon Negges (Germany, Augsbourg, 1726 - 1792) original mezzotint, portrait of Johannes Oecolampadius [1492-1531] the German scholar and preacher who led the Reformation in Basel, Switzerland. As a theologian, he did not have the clamour of Luther, Zwingli or John Calvin, but he became a trusted religious leader. Image approx. 11-3/4 x 9 plus margins. VG...........150-250

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2147. [ART] 19th century pencil drawing, unsigned, oval approx. 8 x 6". VG..........60-80

 

2148. [ART] RUDY POZZATTI - noted American printmaker [listed everywhere], original wood engraving, signed in the block. A commissioned print to commemorate the Inauguration of John Stephen Bailey as the 4th President of Nasson College [Springvale, Me.], 1970. Image is 5 x 4, sheet 10-1/4 x 7. Fine condition.............25-35

 

THEODOR VAN KESSEL (Dutch) Etching

2149. [ART] Theodor Van Kessel (Dutch, c. 1620 - after 1660?, or possibly 1693) In an exhibition, David Teniers and the Theatre of Painting, at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, 2006-2007, the author of one of the essays, Margret Klinge, on page 31, mentions van Kessel as one of the engravers of the Theatrum Pictorium. She gives his full name as Theodoor van Kessel and his life dates as ca. 1620-after 1660. Bénézit gives a different spelling to the name and a very much later death date: Théodorus van Kessel, a Dutch engraver, who was born about 1620 and who died in 1693, and who was established in Antwerp by 1652. Bénézit also states that in 1679, a Theodor Andreas van Kessel, engraver, was in the guild at Antwerp, and he was a guild inspector in 1688. Offered here is an original old master etching by van Kessel, image approx. 6 x 9" with very good clean margins. This print is most likely a plate from one of the editions of the Theatrum Pictorium. The first edition being 1660, with later editions. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. Excellent for its age..........150-250

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THEODOR VAN KESSEL (Dutch) Etching

2150. [ART] Theodor Van Kessel (Dutch, c. 1620 - after 1660?, or possibly 1693) In an exhibition, David Teniers and the Theatre of Painting, at the Courtauld Institute of Art Gallery, 2006-2007, the author of one of the essays, Margret Klinge, on page 31, mentions van Kessel as one of the engravers of the Theatrum Pictorium. She gives his full name as Theodoor van Kessel and his life dates as ca. 1620-after 1660. Bénézit gives a different spelling to the name and a very much later death date: Théodorus van Kessel, a Dutch engraver, who was born about 1620 and who died in 1693, and who was established in Antwerp by 1652. Bénézit also states that in 1679, a Theodor Andreas van Kessel, engraver, was in the guild at Antwerp, and he was a guild inspector in 1688. Offered here is an original old master etching by van Kessel, image approx. 6-1/4 x 9" with thin margins laid to old sheet. This print is most likely a plate from one of the editions of the Theatrum Pictorium. The first edition being 1660, with later editions. This etching is most likely from TENIERS GALLERY, published in Amsterdam in 1755. Excellent for its age..........100-150

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Old Master Etching

2151. [ART] Conrad Lauwers (c.1622-1675) Flemish engraver and printmaker. Original etching, approx. 8-3/4 x 6-3/4 plus clean margins. VG. Most likely pulled from the plate after his death..........100-150

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Old Master Etching

2152. [ART] Conrad Lauwers (c.1622-1675) Flemish engraver and printmaker. Original etching, approx. 9 x 6-3/4 plus clean margins. VG. Most likely pulled from the plate after his death..........100-150

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Old Master Print

2153. [ART] Original Old Master engraving, artist unknown, slim margins, print size 8-1/4 x 5", laid to larger sheet, one faint fold line down center. Probably 18th century...........50-75

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Original 19th Century Etching

2154. [ART] Charles Courtry (Paris, 1846 - 1897) French nineteenth century artist, Charles Courtry studied etching techniques in Paris under Flameng and Gaucherel. His first large etching, Le Marche d'esclaves (after Gerome) was exhibited in Paris in 1868. From that date he was a frequent exhibitor and received medals from the Paris Salon in 1874, 1875, 1887 and 1889. In 1881 Charles Courtry was decorated with the Legion d'honneur. Original etching, circa 1870s, titled "LE PLAT DE DELFT," plate signed, after work by Willem Kalf, image approx. 6.5 x 8" plus slim margins. VG...........50-75

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Lithograph By A Major American Artist

2155. [ART] Richard Hunt (b.1935) is an internationally renowned sculptor. He was born on Chicago's South Side. From an early age he was interested in the arts, as his mother was an artist. He developed his skills at the Junior School of the Art Institute and later at the Art Institute of Chicago. Hunt also acquired business sense and awareness of social issues from working for his father in a barbershop. Hunt began to experiment with materials and sculpting techniques, influenced heavily by progressive twentieth-century artists. This experimentation garnered critically positive response from the art community, such that Hunt was exhibited at the Artists of Chicago and Vicinity Show and the American Show, where the Museum of Modern Art purchased a piece for its collection. He was the youngest artist to exhibit at the 1962 Seattle World's Fair, a major international survey exhibition of modern art. Hunt has completed more public sculptures than any other artist in the country. His signature pieces include Jacob's Ladder at the Carter G. Woodson Library in Chicago and Flintlock Fantasy in Detroit. He was appointed by President Lyndon Johnson as one of the first artists to serve on the governing board of the National Endowment for the Arts and he also served on boards of the Smithsonian Institution. Hunt is the recipient of numerous awards and honorary degrees. Hunt has continued to experiment throughout his successful career, employing a wide range of sculptural techniques. Through his work, Hunt often makes comments on contemporary social and political issues. Offered here is a lithograph, signed R. Hunt in pencil, approx. 14 x ll" flush. Edition IX [artist proof]. FINE condition.......300-400

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2156. [ART] Henry Vion (1863-1891) original etching, title: "The Art Critics". Image approx. 8-3/4 x 7-1/4" plus wide margins. Signed in the plate. VG..........50-75

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RARE LITHOGRAPH

2157. [ART] 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]............200-300

 

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ART AUTOGRAPHS

12. [ART] James Fahey [1804-1885] English landscape painter. He was born at Paddington, then a village near London, and at first studied engraving under his uncle, John Swaine. Afterwards he became a pupil of George Scharf, and then went to Paris , where he studied from life, making full-size drawings of dissections, which he reproduced on stone for the use of anatomical students. His earliest exhibited work, a "Portrait of a young Gentleman", appeared at the Royal Academy in 1825, and was followed in 1827 by drawings of the church of St. Jacques at Dieppe and the cathedral of Notre-Dame at Paris. Between this time and 1836 he contributed several portraits and landscapes in water-colours to the exhibitions of the Royal Academy, the British Institution, and the Society of British Artists. Meanwhile the beauties of English scenery led him by degrees to devote himself exclusively to landscape painting, and in 1834 he joined the Associated Painters in Water-Colours, out of which was formed in 1835 the New Society of Painters in Water-Colours (now the Royal Institute of Painters in Water-Colours). Its first three exhibitions were held in Exeter Hall, London, until in 1838 it moved to Pall Mall , when Fahey became its secretary. This office he held until 1874, and discharged its duties with much tact and devotion. His works, mostly landscape compositions, in which he introduced figures and groups, were seldom absent from its exhibitions, and his official services were long given without any remuneration. In 1853, 1855, and 1857 he again sent landscape drawings to the Royal Academy, and in 1856 he was appointed drawing-master at the Merchant Taylors' School , from which post he retired with a pension after twenty-seven years' service. He also painted occasionally in oil, and exhibited two pictures at the British Institution in 1861 and 1862. Offered here are 3 ALSs, 1868 & 1869, total of 6 pages. All to James Lockyer. VG............75-100

 

36. [ART REFERENCE] Benezit, E., ed DICTIONNAIRE CRITIQUE ET DOCUMENTAIRE DES PEINTRES, SCULPTEURS, DESSINATEURS ET GRAVEURS De tous les temps et de tous le pays par un groupe d'ecrivains specialistes francais et etrangers.Paris: Librairie Grund, 1976. 10 vols. n. Each approx.. 700 pages. Text in French.many illustrations of signatures & monograms. Hardcover. Large 8vo. Blue cloth. Gilt lettering. Extremities very good. Interiors and exteriors clean; all quite sound. An impressive set. Very good+/No dust jacket. A MUST HAVE set for the serious art collector or dealer....................Minimum Bid..........$250

 

57. [ART] Thomas Jones Barker (1815-1882) English historical and portrait painter. Born at Bath, he studied in Paris under Horace Vernet, in 1835-45 exhibited much at the Salon and subsequently at the Royal Academy. In his later life he was known especially as a military painter, and observed on the spot the Franco-Prussian War, of which, as well as the Crimean War, he left numerous pictures. His works include "The Bride of Death" (1840); "The Meeting of Wellington and Blücher" (1851); "Wellington Crossing the Pyrenees;" "The Mêlée - Charge of Cuirassiers and Chasseurs" (1872); "Balaklava - One of the Six Hundred" (1874); "The Return through the Valley of Death" (1876). ALS, 1876, 2pp. Fine...........50-75

 

68. [ART] Sir Edward John Poynter, 1st Baronet, PRA (1836-1919) English painter, designer, and draughtsman who served as President of the Royal Academy. BRIEF ALS, 1884, 1p, approx. 3-3/4 x 6". This has been mounted to stiff paperboard.........75-100

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78. [ART] Pierre Edouard Frère (1819-1886) French painter, studied under Hippolyte Delaroche, entered the école des Beaux-Arts in 1836 and exhibited first at the Salon in 1843. The marked sentimental tendency of his art makes us wonder at John Ruskin's enthusiastic eulogy which finds in Frere's work the depth of William Wordsworth, the grace of Joshua Reynolds, and the holiness of Fra Angelico. What we can admire in his work is his accomplished craftsmanship and the intimacy and tender homeliness of his conception. Among his chief works are the two paintings, Going to School and Coming from School, The Little Glutton (his first exhibited picture) and L'Exercice (in the 19th century this work was in John Jacob Astor's collection). A journey to Egypt in 1860 resulted in a small series of Orientalist subjects, but the majority of Frere's paintings deal with the life of the kitchen, the workshop, the dwellings of the humble, and mainly with the pleasures and little troubles of the young, which the artist brings before us with humor and sympathy. He was one of the most popular painters of domestic genre in the middle of the 19th century. ALS, 1874, 3pp. He speaks about doing a touch up of a "L"Onglee painting. VG........75-100

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79. [ART] VALENTINE BRODSKY CHAGALL -(Mrs. Marc Chagall) Wife of famed painter, married him in 1953. She was his 2nd wife. ANS on postcard reproduction of her husband's work: Messag bibilique stained glass window. Dated 25/7/75...............40-60

 

Rare Letter by French Soldier & Artist

135. [ART] Le Chevalier Langlois [Jean-Charles Langlois. 1789-1870] French soldier and painter. Langlois was born in Beaumont-en-Auge. He graduated from the École Polytechnique in 1806 and fought, as an infantry officer at the battles of Wagram, Gerona and Waterloo with a bravery that had him seriously injured and appointed colonel at the young age of twenty-six. After he retired on half-pay, Langlois devoted himself to painting. Studying with Girodet-Trioson, he specialized in landscapes, painting battles only, for he considered these to embody the most intense experiences life could offer. His paintings include the Fire of Moscow, the Battle of Eylau, the Battle of the Nile, the Battle of Montereau, the Battle of Borodino, the Battle of Wagram. He also used photography to document the Crimean War where he traveled with photographer Léon-Eugène Méhédin. He specialized in panoramic painting after having seen the Panorama of Athens by the first French panorama painter Pierre Prévost. Many of his panoramas were destroyed during the Siege of Paris of 1870. In 1873, Langlois' family bequeathed 256 paintings representing battles and military panoramas to the musée des Beaux-Arts de Caen. These paintings were transferred in 1888 to the Pavillon des sociétés savantes, an 18th-century building spruced up at his niece's expense to house the Langlois museum. Half of the works exhibited there were destroyed in 1944 during the Battle for Caen. François-Émile de Lansac was his pupil. Offered here is a rare ALS, 1817, 1p, 8-1/4 x 12-3/4. Content unknown. VG+.............175-275

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151. [ART] William Robinson Leigh (1866-1955) American painter. He was one of the most well-known and gifted artists of the American west. Signed card, 1953.......25-35

 

159. [ART] William Zorach (1887-1966), American sculptor, born in Jurbarkas, Lithuania, and taken to the U.S. near Cleveland, Ohio, in 1891. He was trained primarily in New York City and in Paris (1910-12), where he adopted cubism. At first a painter, he turned to sculpture in 1917. He applied his cubist style to wood, metal, and especially stone. Eventually he moved away from abstraction toward realistic representation of human and animal forms in a quiet, restrained style influenced by ancient Egyptian and Greek sculpture. Zorach was best known for his simplified human figures, exemplified as in Child with Cat (1926, Museum of Modern Art, New York City) and Mother and Child (1930, Metropolitan Museum, New York City). A later work still in the same style is Cat with Long Whiskers (1966, private collection). Zorach taught for more than 30 years at the Art Students League in New York City. He wrote Art Is My Life (pub. posthumously 1967). SIGNATURE on his personal stationery..........40-60

 

170. [ART] Chaim Gross [1904-1991] Am. sculptor. Signature.........25-35

 

206. [ART] John Piper (1903-1992) 20th-century English painter and printmaker. For much of his life he lived at Fawley Bottom near Henley-on-Thames. 182 of his works are in the Tate collection, including etchings and some earlier abstractions. Major retrospective exhibitions have been held at Tate Britain (1983-1984), the Dulwich Picture Gallery, the Imperial War Museum, the River and Rowing Museum and the Museum of Reading. John Piper was most the most important artists in England during his life time. Signature on 4.5 x 3.5 card inscribed. Fine.............35-45

 

231. [ART] Gilroy Roberts (1905-1992) American sculptor, gemstone carver, and the ninth Chief Engraver of the United States Mint between 1948 and 1964. He designed the obverse of the United States Kennedy half dollar, which was first issued in 1964. After he retired from the U.S. Mint, he became chairman of the Franklin Mint, where he continued to use his engraving talents. He served in this position until 1971. Signed 3x5 card...........20-30

 

263. [ART] Peter Blume (1906-1992) American painter and sculptor. His first major recognition came in 1934 with a first prize for South of Scranton at a Carnegie Institute International Exhibition. Signed 3x5 card. VG.........20-30

 

283. [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

 

377. [ART] Carolyn Wyeth (1909-1994) daughter of N.C. Wyeth, and sister of Andrew Wyeth, she was a well-known artist in her own right. Her hometown was Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. She worked and taught out of N. C. Wyeth House and Studio. Her nephew, Jamie Wyeth was one of her students. Rare signed 3x5 card [signed on lined side]. VG...........40-60

 

404. [ART] Peter Takal (1905-1995) prominent artist, was born in Romania, educated in Berlin in the 1920s, lived and worked in Paris in the 1930s and became a U.S. citizen in 1944. He is appreciated internationally as a prolific print-maker and a master of pen-and-ink drawings-his chosen medium. Takal's career, which spanned seven decades, includes more than 100 one-man exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. ALS, Geneve [Switzerland], 1989. 1p. Regarding the selling of prints directly to the recipient, saying he'l be in New York in several weeks - how to proceed. With envelope. VG. Uncommon autograph........50-75

 

405. [ART] Letterio Calapai (1902-1993) American realist painter and printmaker who took part in the Federal Arts Project organized by the Works Progress Administration in the 1930s. Capapai's work can be found in the Fogg Art Museum and in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts which is where Calapai's parents took him when he was a boy. Born in Boston, Massachusetts to poor Sicilian immigrants who brought him up with educational trips to nearby galleries. He moved to New York City where he was influenced by the work of the British artist Stanley Hayter and his Atelier 17 studio. From 1928 to 1935, he worked at a lithographic office and studied at the Art Students League and the Beaux Arts Institute of Design. In 1934, his work was featured in a solo exhibition at the Montross Gallery. He was working for the Works Progress Administration and he was able to work at the Atelier 17 workshops in the 1940s. From 1949 to 1955, Calapai chaired the Graphic Arts Department of the Albright Art School in Buffalo, New York. He taught at the New School for Social Research from 1955 to 1965 and at the Intaglio Workshop for Advanced Printmaking in New York from 1962 to 1965. Calapai left New York to teach at the University of Illinois. His gallery and studio where he trained other students was in Glencoe, Illinois. Calapai's work can be found in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Bibliotheque National de France. His work is also displayed in the Fogg Art Museum in Cambridge, Massachusetts and in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. TLS, on his Workshop Gallery letterhead, Glencoe. Illinois, 1985, 1p. He sends a photocopy [enclosed] of recent wood engraving "inspired by watching the gathering of herring from a seine in a Penobscot cove [Maine]...." He says the price is $200 and the wholesale price is 50% off. Includes envelope. VG...........50-75

 

453. [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

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