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2. [ART DECO PHOTOGRAPHY]Tania Fedor [1905-1985] French Canadian actress. Wonderful art deco photograph, c. 1920s, approx. 9-1/4 x 6-3/4". Unsigned. VG...........50-75

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Works from SMS

11. [ART] Neil Jenney (1945-) Contemporary American painter and sculptor. His work is in many museums including the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington D.C. He currently shows with the Gagosian Gallery. His painting "Meltdown Morning" is on display at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Offered here is a work from the original SMS portfolio called "Bucks American". Four sheets of annotated pencil drawings [photolithographs] that have been stapled shut for "3 money making deals for 3 smart businessmen who want to make a million or so and become somebody's loved one." Approx. 6-1/2 x 8-3/4. VG..........150-250

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12. [ART] Bruce Nauman (1941-) American artist and filmmaker. Easily one of this countries most important living artists. Confronted with "What to do?" in his studio soon after graduating, Nauman had the simple but profound realization that "If I was an artist and I was in the studio, then whatever I was doing in the studio must be art. At this point art became more of an activity and less of a product." Offered here is a work from SMS called "Footsteps" . A sound piece in which a strip of recorded magnetic tape is wound around a folded op-art card with instructions for playing the tape as a perpetual sound loop "for as loud and as long as you can stand it". Approx. 7-1/2 x 10-3/4 unfolded. VG. Unusual opportunity who acquire a work by Nauman..........300-400

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13. [ART] Enrico Baj (1924-2003) Italian Avant-garde Italian painter and collagist and founder of the Nuclear Art Movement. Offered here is a Baj item from the SMS portfolio. It is called "Glove". A folded vinyl glove over a bright pink tissue; both encapsulated in heavy clear plastic. Approx. 10-1/2 x 6-3/4. VG..........200-300

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Portrait of Baj

 

14. [ART] Diane Wakoski (1937-) American poet who is primarily associated with the deep image poets, as well as the confessional and Beat poets of the 1960s. The Magellanic Clouds. A folder, the cover of which is a photographic portrait of the poet impressed with grooves so that it can be played as a mellifluous recording of the poet reciting the poem printed inside. 7 x 7". From Vol. 5..............150-250

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15. [ART] Mel Ramos (1935-) American Pop artist and figurative painter. Candy. Materials and instructions are given for assembling this three-dimensional Pop Art sculpture. Approx. 11 x 13-3/4 unfolded. From Vol. 5..........400-600

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16. [ART] Robert Rohm (1934-) American sculptor. Cut Corners. Heavy silver paper printed with a weave pattern and scored for easy folding to form three conceptual sculptures. Approx. 11 x 7". From Vol. 5..........300-400

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17. [ART] William Copley (1919-1996) Surrealist, painter, publisher of SMS. The Barber's Shop. Marvelous dossier of a Chicago barber's battle to reproduce on his appointment cards a sketch of a Picasso sculpture that had been donated to the city of Chicago by the artist. Includes correspondence with Picasso, newspaper clippings, the barber's appointment card, and a legal opinion with exhibits rendered by noted art counsel, Barnet Hodes. 6-3/4 x 10". From Vol. 5............400-500

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18. [ART] Edward Fitzgerald (1927-) Realist painter and sculptor. 24 Still Lifes. A sheet of 24 color stamps depicting a still-life paining of a pipe and an open box of matches from Martell's, a New York pub. 10-1/4 x 7-1/4. From Vol. 5.......200-300

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19. [ART] Wall Batterton (1932-) Abstract painter. Splendid Person. Large card with photograph of a decked-out dandy next to a series of international newspapers clipped to appear as fabric swatches, satirizing the concept of style. 9-7/8 x 6-1/2. From Vol. 5..........200-300

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20. [ART] William Schwedler (1942-1982) Chicago-based contemporary painter. Against the Grain. A conceptual assemblage in which one constructs from diagrammed instructions a three-dimensional scene comprised of a floor, earth, the sky, two stairways, and a beam. 13-1/2 x 10-3/3. From Vol. 5......200-300

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21. [ART] Roland Penrose (1900-1984) British Surrealist painter and critic of 20th century art. Bush in Hand. Elaborate die-cut heavy paper construction, one side of which is a photograph of a bush in the form of a fish around which wraps folded finger extensions. Approx. 10-1/2 x 6-1/2. From Vol. 3..........200-300

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22. [ART] Ronnie Landfield (1947-) Abstract landscape painter. Two Drawings. Two colored preparatory drawings for two color field paintings drawn to scale on authentic parchment paper with hand-written philosophical notations. 10-7/8 x 7. From Vol. 3.............225-300

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43. [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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44. [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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45. [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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49. [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

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KASIMIR ETCHING SNOW SCENE

50. [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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141. [ART] Minos Argyrakis [1920-1998] Greek artist was born in Smyrni in 1920 and came to Athens as a refugee with his family in 1922. He studied at Athens University of Economics and Business and at Athens School of Fine Arts. The roots of his painting, his sketches and the sceneries made by him can be traced in folk art and naïve painting. His works are singular because of the hearty humor, the critical attitude and the sarcasm imbued in them. His work has appeared in many one-man shows and group exhibitions. He illustrated books, did newspaper and magazine illustrations, and also worked on theatrical stage designs. Signed ink drawing, dated 1959, approx. 12 x 8-1/4". He also writes "Work and make love, make love and work. Nothing else left."............75-100

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174. [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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Original Drawing

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

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206. [ART PHOTOGRAPHY] R. SOBOL - PARIS PHOTOGRAPHER C. 1920-1930. Offered here is a vintage photograph of the French film actress, Tania Fedor. Approx. 9 x 11.5", and ink signed on front by Sobol. His blindstamp is on verso. Fine.............75-100

 

298. [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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299. [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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423. [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

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Important Contemporary Artist

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

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

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464. [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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465. [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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466. [ART] 19th century pencil drawing, unsigned, oval approx. 8 x 6". VG..........60-80

 

475. [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

476. [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

477. [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

478. [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

479. [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

484. [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

485. [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

488. [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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719. [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

731. [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]............300-400

 

897. (ART) Doris Smith "Pat" Reynolds (1912-1978) American artist. Original pencil drawing, unsigned, approx. 11 x 8-1/2. From the artist's estate in Maine. She did many illustrations for book published by Doubleday & Co. She was also an exhibiting artist having work shown at the famous Krausharr Gallery in NYC 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 2 she was one of Jackie Corcoran's Girls, ferrying air planes throughout the U.S. Fine condition....................35-45

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898. (ART) Doris Smith "Pat" Reynolds (1912-1978) American artist. Original pencil drawing, unsigned, approx. 7 x 7 in. on tracing paper. No doubt a study for an illustration she was working on for some publication. From the artist's estate in Maine................35-45

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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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Portrait of Enneking

 

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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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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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

Fox 1

Fox 2

Fox 3

Fox 4

Fox 5

Fox 6

Fox 7

Fox 8

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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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Art Autographs (ALS = autograph letter signed; TLS = typed letter signed)

 

120. [ART] George Henry Boughton (1834-1905) Anglo-American painter. He was born in England, but his parents immigrated to the United States in 1839, and he grew up in Albany, New York. He studied art in Paris from 1861 to 1862, and subsequently lived mainly in London; he was greatly influenced by Frederick Walker. He was elected an A.R.A. in 1879, an R.A. in 1896, and a member of the National Academy of Design in New York in 1871. His pictures of Dutch life and scenery were especially characteristic; and his subject-pictures, such as the Return of the Mayflower and The Scarlet Letter, were very popular in America. ALS, 1898, 2pp.........50-75

 

122. [ART/THEATRE] John Seymour Lucas (1849-1923) Victorian English historical and portrait painter as well as an accomplished theatrical costume designer. As his reputation grew, Lucas increasingly mixed in society circles, and became firm friends with the famous society portrait painter John Singer Sargent who was his almost exact contemporary. A portrait of Lucas executed by John Singer Sargent is displayed in Tate Britain . Towards the 1890s John Seymour Lucas executed a number of major works for prestigious public buildings or royal clients. These include: The Flight of the Five Members (Houses of Parliament), The Granting of the Charter of the City of London (Royal Exchange), Reception by HM King Edward VII of the Moorish Ambassador (Royal Collection), HRH the Prince of Wales in German Uniform (Royal Collection). ALS, 1916, 2pp., written on both sides......50-75

 

267. [ART] Stepan Dmitrievich Erzia (Nefyodov) (1876 - 1959) was a Mordvin sculptor who lived in Russia and Argentina. Erzia chose his pseudonym after the native ethnic group, the Erzya Mordvins. Stepan became an apprentice of various icon-painting studios. In 1893&endash;1897 he lived in Kazan, previously at the joiner's shop, later he worked at P. A. Kovalinski's icon-painting studio in Kazan. That time Erzia decorated churches in the various cities and villages of the Volga area and attended Kazan Art School. In 1902&endash;1906 he studied at Moscow School of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture. In 1906-1914 he lived in Italy and France. He took part in the exhibitions in Venice and Milan in 1909, in Paris in 1912. In 1914 he returned to Russia and in 1918 he moved to Yekaterinburg where he created his monumental works of art. In 1921 he moved to Novorossiysk, then to Batumi. Living there, he created portraits of Lenin, Marx and Engels, many cultural workers of Georgia. In 1923 he lived in Baku, where he created in monumental genre. In 1926 the Soviet government made a decision to send Stepan Erzia abroad "to spread the knowledge of the Soviet art". He came to Paris again and his one-man shows received positive response in the Western press. In 1927&endash;1950 he worked in Buenos Aires, creating portraits there of Lenin, Moses, Tolstoy, and Beethoven. In 1950 he returned to the Soviet Union. In 1957 he was decorated with the Order of the Red Banner of Labour. Stepan Erzya died in 1959 in Moscow and was buried in Saransk, the capital of Mordovia. Offered here is a rare pre-printed card, signed in ink, Paris, postmarked [1910 or 1911?]. VG...........75-100

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275. [ART] Hans Hartung (1904-1989) German-French painter, known for his gestural abstract style. He was also a decorated World War II veteran of the French Foreign Legion. In December 1939, he became a member of the French Foreign Legion. He was closely followed by the Gestapo and arrested for seven months by the French police. After they learned he was a painter, he was put in a red cell in order to wear off his vision. After being released he rejoined the Legion to fight in North Africa, losing a leg in a battle near Belfort. He earned French citizenship in 1945, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre. After 1947 he became a more important French painter. That year he exhibited his works for the first time in Paris. In 1960 he was awarded the International Grand Prix for painting at the Venice Biennale. SIGNED DOCUMENT, 1986 bank check endorsed on verso by Hartung. VG..........40-60

 

Master Wood-Carver

286. [ART] Karl von Rydingsvard - A pioneer in "legitimate" wood carving is Mr. Karl von Rydingsvard, a Swede, who had been a teacher of and lecturer on carving in New York. He spent his summers in Maine&emdash;appropriate place for workers in wood. At Brunswick, Me., he brought about him zealous pupils from families of the well-to-do, and also regular folks. Offered here is a wonderful content letter from Rydingsvard to the noted artits, Douglas Volk. The first couple of pages concern a frame made by Rydingsvard for Volk. The remaining portion of the letter is a little biographical and talks about how the Scandinavians, rather than Americans, are considered the best wood carvers. Dated 1902, 5pp. NOT WRITTEN OR SIGNED IN THE HAND OF RYDINGSVARD; probably in the hand of his wife or daughter. VG............50-75

 

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

Portrait of Sebillot

 

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

 

315. [ART] Alfred Elmore [1815-1881] Victorian history and genre painter. He was born in Cork, Ireland, the son of Dr. John Richard Elmore, a surgeon who retired from the British Army to Clonakilty. His family moved to London, where Elmore studied at the Royal Academy of Arts. His early works were in the troubadour style of Richard Parkes Bonington, but he soon graduated to religious work, notably The Martyrdom of Thomas à Becket, commissioned by Daniel O'Connell for Westland Row Church in Dublin. Between 1840 and 1844 Elmore travelled across Europe, visiting Munich, Venice, Bologna, and Florence. Elmore seems to have been associated with The Clique, a group of young artists who saw themselves as followers of Hogarth and David Wilkie. According to his friend William Powell Frith he was member of the group, but since it was most active while he was in continental Europe, his involvement was probably short-lived. Most of Elmore's later works were historical narrative paintings. Religious Controversy and The Novice were implicitly anti-Catholic in character. Other paintings set episodes from Shakespeare, or the history of the French Revolution. They often contained subtle explorations of the process of creation, most importantly his two paintings about technological innovation, The Invention of the Stocking Loom (1847, Nottingham Castle Museum) and The Invention of the Combing Machine (1862, Cartwright Hall, Bradford). Both portray the process of industrialisation by depicting picturesque pre-industrial handicrafts. The inventor is supposed to be pondering these manual skills while he forms in his mind a mechanism to replace them. Elmore's best-known work is On the Brink (1865; Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge), a moral genre painting depicting a young woman who has lost her money gambling, and is 'on the brink' of responding to the blandishments of a seducer, who is depicted as a satan-like figure, luridly bathed in red light, and whispering corrupting thoughts in her ear. By the late 1860s Elmore was moving away from such Hogarthian subjects towards a more classical style influenced by Edward Poynter and Lawrence Alma-Tadema. He also painted Arabic figures, in line with the vogue for Orientalism in art. Elmore suffered from neuralgia through much of his life, and in his late years he became lame following a fall from his horse. He died of cancer in January 1881 and was buried in Kensal Green cemetery in London. HIS SIGNATURE AND 5 LINES REMOVED FROM LETTER........20-30

 

323. [ART] Samuel John "Lamorna" Birch, RA, RWS (1869 - 1955) was an artist in oils and watercolours. At the suggestion of fellow artist Stanhope Forbes, Birch adopted the soubriquet "Lamorna" to distinguish himself from Lionel Birch, an artist who was also working in the area at that time. Lamorna Birch was born in Egremont in Cheshire, England. He was self-taught as an artist, other than for a brief period of study at the Académie Colarossi in Paris during 1895. He is thought of as a painter of northern England, but his most important period was when he settled in Lamorna, Cornwall in 1902, and many of his most famous pictures date from this time and the beautiful Lamorna Cove is usually their subject matter. He exhibited at the Royal Academy from 1892. He held his first one man exhibition at the Fine Art Society in 1906. He is said to have produced more than 20,000 pictures. The exhibition Shades of British Impressionism Lamorna Birch and his Circle was shown at Warrington Museum & Art Gallery in the Mezzanine in October 2004. This details his links with Henry Scott Tuke and Thomas Cooper Gotch and many others who settled in the artists' colony in the 1880s and 1890s. "These painters helped to change the face of British art. Their emphasis on colour and light, truth and social realism brought about a revolution in British art." says the catalogue for the show. SIGNED CARD dated 1935. VG..............25-35

 

352. [ART] Sir Aston Webb, RA, FRIBA (1849-1930) English architect, active in the late 19th century and at the beginning of the 20th century. He was President of the Royal Academy from 1919 to 1924. In London, Webb's best known works include the Queen Victoria Memorial and The Mall approach to, and the principal facade of, Buckingham Palace, which he re-designed in 1913. He also designed the Victoria and Albert Museum's main building (designed 1891, opened 1909), the Royal United Services Institute, Whitehall (1893&endash;1895) and &endash; as part of The Mall scheme &endash; Admiralty Arch (1908&endash;1909). He also designed the Britannia Royal Naval College, Devon, where Royal Naval officers are still trained. ALS, 1924, 3pp, 4-1/2 x 5-3/4". Very fine condition.............100-150

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Pages 2 & 3

Portrait of Sir Aston Webb

 

361. [ART] LOREN MACIVER (1909-1998) American Artist/Painter. When Alfred Barr, director of the Museum of Modern Art, bought one of her paintings in 1935, her career was launched. She worked on the WPA federal art project. Her work is found in numerous public collections: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Yale University Art Gallery; Art Institute of Chicago; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Brooklyn Museum of Art; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art; Smith College Museum of Art. She known for semi-abstracts. She was one of the most highly regarded women painters of the 1940's-50's. ALS, 1984, 1p.................60-80

 

364. [ART] Richard Artschwager [b.1923] American painter and sculptor. Brief ANS on picture postcard, 2003. Pictured on front beside his art work..........35-45

 

403. [ART] Nicolas Toussaint Charlet (1792- 1845) French designer and painter, more especially of military subjects, was born in Paris. He was the son of a dragoon in the Republican army, whose death in the ranks left the widow and orphan in very poor circumstances. He served in the National Guard in 1814, fought bravely at the Barrière de Clichy. He entered the atelier of the distinguished painter Baron Gros, and soon began issuing the first of the lithographed designs which eventually brought him renown. His "Grenadier de Waterloo", 1817, with the motto "La Garde meurt et ne se rend pas" (a famous phrase frequently attributed to Cambronne, but which he never uttered, and which cannot, perhaps, be traced farther than to this lithograph by Charlet), was particularly popular. He was a hearty favourite among his intimates, one of whom was the painter Géricault. Offered here is a very lengthy ALS, not dated, 3 full pages, 8-1/2 x 10-1/2 in. To Porterlet, friend of Eugene Delacroix. Speaks about a lot of their common friends, including David [the painter?], and a rich foudeur (for engraving?). Very important letter.............100-150

 

411. [ART] Pauline [ Ducruet ] Augustine [1781-1865] French painter of miniature paintings. She was the wife of the famous French artist of miniature paintings, Jean-Baptiste Jacques Augustin. He married his pupil and assistant Madeleine Pauline Ducruet, some of whose works are often not easy to distinguish from his own. Offered here is a rare ALS, 1835, 1p, approx. 8 x 9". She speaks about miniatures. VG. Not translated..........50-75

 

436. [ART] ALBERT STERNER (1863-1946) vintage signed photograph dated 1940, approx. 13-1/2 x 10-1/2". Signature is signed in dark area so poor contrast. The photograph is is very good condition. STERNER'S influence is seen in the works of both Rockwell Kent and George Bellows; he introduced each of them to the technique of lithography and put them in touch with the master printer/artist Bolton Brown. In 1915, Sterner rallied a group of printmakers together to raise the general quality of American prints. The founders of the Painter-Gravers of America included, along with Sterner, Childe Hassam, Bellows, & George Elmer Brown. He became a member of the National Academy, won a bronze medal at the Paris Exposition of 1900; gold medal at Munich in 1905, a bronze at Buffalo Exposition in 1901, and Carnegie Prize in 1941. He was President of Soc. of Illustrators, 1907-09. His work [esp. his mono-prints] has always been somewhat scarce. Purchased from the Sterner Estate sale held many years ago.............200-300

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443. [ART] HARRISON FISHER (1877-1934) American illustrator. Fisher was born in Brooklyn, New York City and began to draw at an early age. Both his father and his grandfather were artists. Fisher spent much of his youth in San Francisco, and studied at the San Francisco Art Association. In 1898 he moved back to New York and began his career as a newspaper and magazine illustrator. He became known particularly for his drawings of women, which won him acclaim as the successor of Charles Dana Gibson. Together with fellow artists Howard Chandler Christy and Neysa McMein he constituted the Motion Picture Classic magazine's, "Fame and Fortune" contest jury of 1921/1922, who discovered the It-girl, Clara Bow. Fisher's work appeared regularly on the cover of Cosmopolitan magazine from the early 1900s until his death. Offered here is a vintage photograph [photographer unknown] of Fisher seated before painting on easel. Approx. 9-1/2 x 7-5/8" plus stiff backing. Minor surace sratches. Unsigned...........80-120

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Rare Kuhniana From The Estate

457. [ART] Walt Kuhn (1877-1949) American painter and was an organizer of the modern art Armory Show of 1913, which was the first of its genre in America. Kuhn was born in Brooklyn, NY. At 15, he sold his first drawings to a magazine and signed his name "Walt." In 1893, he enrolled in art classes at the Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute. In 1899, Kuhn set out for California with only $60 in his pocket. Upon his arriving in San Francisco, he became an illustrator for WASP Magazine. In 1901, Walt left for Paris, where he briefly studied art at the Académie Colarossi before leaving to the Royal Academy in Munich. Once in the capital of Bavaria, he studied under Heinrich von Zugel (1850&endash;1941), a member of the Barbizon School. In 1903, he returned to New York and was employed as an illustrator for local journals. In 1905, he held his first exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, establishing himself as both a cartoonist and a serious painter. In this same year, he completed his first illustrations for LIFE magazine. When the New York School of Art moved to Fort Lee, New Jersey in the summer of 1908, Kuhn joined the faculty. However, he disliked his experience with the school, and at the end of the school year, he returned to New York. There, he married Vera Spier. Soon after a daughter, Brenda Kuhn, was born. In 1909, he helped prepare his first solo-exhibition in New York. In the following years, Kuhn took part in founding the Association of American Painters and Sculptors- the organization responsible for the Armory Show of 1913. Kuhn acted as the executive secretary and was put in charge of finding European artists to participate. The Armory Show , which displayed both European and American modern art to New York audiences, proved to be both a controversy and triumph. Smart and sensational publicity, combined with strategic word-of-mouth, resulted in attendance figures over 200,000 and over $44 thousand in sales. The Armory Show had demonstrated that modern art had a place in the public taste, that there was a market for it. In 1925, Kuhn's health had turned for the worse when he almost died from a duodenal ulcer. After an arduous recovery, he became an instructor at the Art Students League of New York. He also completed a commission for the Union Pacific Railroad, the club car "The Little Nugget" LA-701, currently under restoration at the Travel Town Museum in Los Angeles, California. In 1933, the aging artist organized his first retrospective. By the 1940s, Kuhn's behavior began to take on unsound characteristics. He became increasingly distant, and when the Ringling Brothers Circus was in town, he attended night after night. In 1948, he was institutionalized, and on July 13, 1949, he died suddenly from a perforated ulcer. Today, Walt Kuhn is best remembered for his key role in planning the Armory Show of 1913. Nevertheless, he holds a place in American art history as a skilled cartoonist, draughtsman, printmaker, sculptor and painter. Although he destroyed many of his early paintings, his works that remain today are powerful. His portraits of circus and vaudeville entertainers are some of the most memorable works of early American Modernism. They are reminiscent of commedia dell'arte actor portraits done by the French masters centuries earlier. Nevertheless, Kuhn's works are entirely his own. His intimate portraits and expressionistic still lifes can be found in many top museums and universities across the United States. Offered here is an exhibition catalog of his paintings held at the Grand Central Art Galleries, NYC, in 1927. Kuhn has written on the front cover "Marked with Prices - keep in file cabinet with Grand Central data." On page 11 he has written the prices then charged for 37 works of art. This page become separated from the staples. Of utmost rarity...........300-400

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Title page

Priced page

Portrait of Kuhn

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458. [PHOTOGRAPHY] Alfred Eisenstaedt [1898-1995] German-American photographer and photojournalist. He is renowned for his candid photographs, best known for his photograph capturing the celebration of V-J Day. Offered here is a 10 x 8 photograph taken by Eisenstaedt of Henry Kissinger, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Kissinger has signed and inscribed the photograph to Richard J. Hall. Blind stamp on verso "LIFE PHOTO BY ALFRED EISENSTAEDT." A pencil notation indicates that the photo was taken & signed around 7/03/69. There is a soft paperclip indent showing when held at an angle. The verso appears clean even though the scan below shows discoloration from photo emulsion. For some reason scanners often show what the eye cannot see.............1000-1500

Front showing Kissinger

Verso

 

460. [ART] William H. Lizars (1788-1859) Scottish painter and engraver. Lizars was first apprenticed to his father, from whom he learnt engraving, and then entered as a student under John Graham in the Trustees' Academy at Edinburgh, where he was a fellow-student with Sir David Wilkie. In 1812, on the death of his father, Lizars had to carry on the business of engraving and copperplate printing in order to support his mother and family. Lizars encountered J. J. Audubon in Edinburgh in October 1826, introduced (on Audubon's account) with his portfolio by the naturalists Patrick Neill and Prideaux John Selby. So began an intense period when Lizars helped Audubon meet Edinburgh luminaries likely to be useful to him: Robert Jameson, David Brewster and James Wilson in particular. Lizars had a celebrated portrait of Audubon painted (it is now in the White House), by John Syme, in his wolfskin coat, in late November; and the following day took him to meet George Combe and other phrenologists. Lizars had agreed to publish Audubon's Birds of America . After a promising start, the business did not go well, and Audubon moved the production to London. The work was completed by the Havell family. Lizars perfected a method of etching which performed the functions of wood-engraving, for illustration of books. He died in Edinburgh on 30 March 1859, leaving a widow and family. Lizars took an active part in the foundation of the Royal Scottish Academy. From 1808 to 1815 Lizars was a frequent exhibitor of portraits, and of sacred and domestic subjects, at exhibitions in Edinburgh. In 1812 he sent two pictures to the Royal Academy in London, Reading the Will and A Scotch Wedding. They were admired, were hung on the line, and were engraved. They went to the National Gallery of Scotland at Edinburgh. He engraved The Ommeganck at Antwerp, after Gustave Wappers, for the Royal Gallery of Art, and Puck and the Fairies, after Richard Dadd. He also engraved plates of Scottish scenery for publications, and the Anatomical Plates of 1822 for his brother John. Two pictures of churches by Lizars were in the Royal Scottish Academy's collection. There was a pencil drawing by him, done in 1815, of John Flaxman, in the Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Rare ALS [brief], 1837, to W. Forrest about printing plates. Forrest has a letter below and concluding on the verso. VG............200-300

Front side

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RARE LETTER BY WALT KUHN

463. [ART] Kuhn, Walter Francis, known as Walt. (1877-1949). American painter, b. Brooklyn, N.Y. As a founder (1912) and secretary of Association of American Painters and Sculptors, was instrumental in staging New York Armory Show (1913) that introduced avant-garde painting to U.S. Known for his bold and unpolished paintings of clowns, show girls, and acrobats, as The Blue Clown (1931) and Lavender Plumes (1938); in later years painted still lifes and trees. ALS, Great Barrington, Mass., written on 2 separate pages, 5x8" sheets. Signed "W" as was his custom when writing to his wife Vera. Accompanied by hand-addressed envelope to "Mrs. Walt Kuhn" thus his signature is in the address. Postmarked July 1, 1940. Talks mostly about political matters, mentioning Wilkie. Letters, or anything signed, by Walt Kuhn have always been rare. He and his wife and daughter were extremely private people. Rare!............250-350

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487. [ART] Christo (b. 1935) Contemporary artist. Signed 11 x 14 repro. print of his famous work "The Umbrellas." He has also signed the name of his late wife/artist on the print. VG.........100-150

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749. [ART] DOUGLAS VOLK [1856-1935] Signed 1913 bank check to the artist Russell Cowles, with Cowles's endorsement signature is on the verso. Russell Cowles (1887 - 1979) born in Algona, Iowa. His father was a well known newspaperman, who became publisher of the "Des Moines Register and Tribune". His mother studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and encouraged his interest. He graduated from Dartmouth in 1909 and studied in Paris as well as New York at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students' League with Douglas Volk and Barry Faulkner. He assisted both artists in mural painting. He was married in Egypt to Eleanor Stanton. In the 1930's he began living part time in Sante Fe, New Mexico where he associated with an art group that included John Marin, Andrew Dasburg, Marsden Hartley, Bror Julius Nordfeldt, and D.H. Lawrence. He also lived part of the year in New York City. Cowles has had over forty one-person shows, and won many awards including a prize in the 1938 World's Fair in New York and a medal in 1925 from the Art Institute of Chicago..................50-75

 

841. [ART] D.V. [Douglas Volk] [1856-1935] Am. artist best known for his portraits of Abraham Lincoln. His retained copy of 1926 TLS, signed with initials in ink. To Bryson Burroughs, Curator of Paintings, Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC. In part - "Early this last winter I was shown my portrait of Felix Adler which the Museum did me the honor of acquiring some years ago. On looking at the painting, I was greatly distressed to note the condition it was in, due I surmised to some careless handling incident in the main, to its being packed and repacked while on exhibition tours out of town..." He goes on in detail about the damage. The initials and conclusion are on the verso........80-120

 

896. [ART] John Neill - deceased American artist. Famous in Ogunquit, Maine. Original ballpoint pen drawing on 3 x 5 card, signed and dated [19]77. Sent as a Christmas card to the German Expressionist artist, Frederick Solomon, who was living in New Hampshire at this time. John was the son of the more famous artist, Harmon Neill. When John died he was living next door to us. If you do a net search for - John Neill Ogunquit Maine - you will find a nice article about this artist written by the NH antique authority. VG..................50-75

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