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O Laborem! A Tribute to Agricultural Workers.

An artistic tribute to the pastoral way of life.

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Workers in the Country.

"Do you see a man skilled in his work? He will serve before kings; he will not serve before obscure men." Proverbs 22:29.

"There is nothing better for a man, than that he should eat and drink, and that he should make his soul enjoy good in his labor."Ecclesiastes 2:24

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Stanley Anderson, R.E. 1884-1966.

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The Stone-Breaker. c.1940. Line engraving. 7 1/8 x 5 1/2 (sheet 12 3/4 x 10. A rich impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed, titled and annotated in pencil. $1,250.

Robert Sargent Austin. R.A. 1895-1973.

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The Stonebreaker. 1925. Etching. Dodgson 57.iii. 4 1/8 x 5 5/16 (sheet 8 3/16 x 10 9/16). Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching; Print Collector's Quarterly 16 (1929): 336. A rich impression printed on 'Charles I' tan/cream laid paper. Signed and dated in pencil. $750.

Edmund Blampied, R.E. 1886-1966.

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The Cowman. 1920. Drypoint. Appleby 56. 12 7/8 x 9 7/8 (sheet 18 1/2 x 14 1/8). Edition 100. Printed with plate tone and drypoint burr, on the full sheet of cream laid paper. Signed in pencil. $950.

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Gathering Turnips. 1913. Drypoint. Appleby 18. 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 (sheet 6 7/8 x 8 1/2). Edition 70. A rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. $550.

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A Jersey Milkmaid. 1920. Drypoint. Appleby 60. 9 7/8 x 6 7/8 (sheet 15 3/8 x 9 7/8). Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 13 (1926): 83. Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 13 (1926): 83.A rich impression with plate tone, printed on '[What]man 1919' wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed in pencil. $975.

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A Jersey Vraic Cart. 1939. Etching. Appleby 183. 8 9/16 x 11 1/16 (sheet 11 7/16 x 15 5/16). Edition 250 for the Print Club of Cleveland. Printed on the full sheet of J.Whatman laid paper. Signed in ink. $750.

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Lumbermen. 1923. Etching. Appleby 91. 9 x 12 (sheet 12 3/8 x 18 1/8). Edition 100. A cleanly-wiped impression printed on off-white 'FG Head & Co' laid paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. $675.

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Milking. 1919. Drypoint. Appleby 52. 8 x 6 (sheet 11 1/2 x 9). Edition 75. A rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on cream laid paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Mat line; otherwise excellent condition. Signed in pencil. $975.

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The Thunderstorm. 1920. Drypoint. Appleby 69b. 9 3/4 x 12 3/4 (sheet 13 5/8 x 18 1/4). Edition 100. A rich impression with drypoint burr and carefully wiped plate tone, printed on 'J Whatman' laid paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. A large, extremely dramatic image. Signed in pencil. $1,250

Edward Borein. 1873-1945.

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Reps. Etching and drypoint. Galvin 52.ii. 5 3/4 x 8 5/8 (sheet 10 x 12 7/8). A fine impression printed in sepia ink. Printed in cream wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges on two sides. Excellent condition apart from glue staining in the upper margin, well away from the image. Signed in the plate in letter text; signed in pencil, lower right; cowboy on horseback pencil remarque, lower left. $3,500.

Harold Kerr Eby, N.A. 1890-1946.

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The Cow Shed. 1946. Etching, aquatint and sandpaper ground. Giardina 211. 9 5/8 x 15 1/8. Edition 100. $825.

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Goatherd, Algeria. 1922. Etching. Giardina 80.ii. 5 1/2 x 6 2/3. Edition about 50. $225.

Eric Gill, R.E. 1882-1940.

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Swineherd. 1925. Wood engraving. Physick 337. 2 1/4 x 3 3/8 (sheet 13 1/16 x 9 7/8). Originally made to be published in The Song of Songs, but was never used As published in Engravings by Eric Gill Douglas Cleverdon, Birmingham, England, 1929. Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Unsigned. $175.

Stephen Frederick Gooden, C.B.E., R.A., R.E. 1892-1955.

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The Shepherd and his Flock. 1927. Line engraving. 3 x 3 3/8 (sheet 10 1/8 x 6 1/8). Edition 525 in the book printing (there were 15 pre-publication proofs). Series: Fables of La Fontaine. As published in the 1931 Heinemann edition of La Fontaine, translated by Sir Edward Marsh, volume II. Printed on cream wove paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Unsigned. $50.

William Lee-Hankey, R.E., R.W.S., R.O.I. 1869-1952.

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Field Workers. 1918. Drypoint. Hardie 154. 6 7/16 x 8 3/8 (sheet 9 x 10 3/4). Edition 75. A very rich impression on cream 'ACM Watercolour' paper with the artist's embossed initial monogram. Printed by the artist. Signed in pencil. $275.

Alphonse Legros. 1837-1911.

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Chercheurs du Trésor (Treasure Hunters). Etching. Wright 697. 4 3/8 x 5 3/4 (sheet 5 5/8 x 6 3/4). Printed with plate tone on antique cream laid paper. Possibly the treasure is the wild truffle. Signed in pencil. $325.

Clare Veronica Hope Leighton, N.A. 1901-1989.

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Corsican Washerwomen. 1934. Wood engraving. Boston Public Library 258. 8 1/2 x 10 (sheet 7 1/2 x 11). Edition 215, #192. Presentation print for The Print Club of Cleveland in 1936. Illustrated: Fine prints of the Year, 1935. Very slightly toned; otherwise excellent condition. A fine, well-inked proof printed on pale cream-colored Japanese mulberry paper. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. $775.

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Lambing: January. 1933. Wood engraving. Boston Public Library 216.ii. 8 x 10 3/8 (sheet 11 1/2 x 12 5/16). Series: The Farmer's Year: A Calendar of English Husbandry (London, Collins. 1933; New York: Longmans Green and Co, 1933.) Edition 100, #20 (from the second lifetime printing c. 1978). Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. A fine, well-inked proof printed on pale cream-colored wove paper with full margins. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. $1,750.

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The Malt House. 1923. Woodcut. Boston Public Library 1. 7 x 5 (sheet 8 1/2 x 6 ). Edition 50, #2. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. A fine, well-inked proof printed on pale cream-colored Japanese mulberry paper. $975.

Jean-François Millet. 1814-1875.

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La Baratteuse (Woman Churning). 1855. Etching. Delteil, Melot 10.i/iii. 6 3/4 x 4 3/8 (sheet 7 x 4 5/8). An extremely rare early printing, before the etched lines were stengthened and before Delâtre's address was removed. Printed on white wove paper. The impression was probably printed by Millet. Unsigned. $4,500.

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La Cardeuse (Woman Carding Wool). c. 1858. Etching. Delteil, Melot 15. only state. 10 x 7 (sheet 14 3/8 x 9 7/8). Illustrated: Keppel, The Golden Age of Engraving; Leipnik, A History of French Etching. A very rich, well-inked impression with plate tone, printed on tissue-thin laid paper. Unsigned. $3,000.

Samuel Palmer. 1805-1881.

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The Herdsman's Cottage, or, Sunset. 1888. Etching. Lister 3.ii. Image 3 7/8 x 3; plate 4 7/8 x 4; sheet 6 x 4 7/8. Initialed, lower left, As published in, The Portfolio , 1872. Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 3 (1913): 213. Printed on the full sheet of cream laid paper, with deckle edges on three sides. With the etched initials in the lower margin, as published.$1,250

Sir Frank Short, R.A., P.R.E. 1857-1945.

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Sheep Washing, Windsor (Windsor Castle from Salt Hill) (after the drawing by J.M.W. Turner, R.A., 1775-1851.) 1890. Mezzotint. Hardie 19. Image 7 1/8 x 10; plate 8 1/8 x 10 5/8; sheet 12 3/16 x 17 1/8. A fine, richly-inked proof printed on off-white wove paper. Signed in pencil. $275.

Percy John Delf Smith. 1882-1948.

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Scythers Resting. 1924. Etching. 7 5/8 x 5 3/8 (sheet 11 x 9). Edition 100, #56. A rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream wove paper. Titled verso. Signed and numbered in pencil. $275.

William Strang, R.A., R.E. 1859-1921.

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After Work. Etching and mezzotint. David Strang 8, William Strang 551. 2 7/8 x 4 (sheet 4 1/4 x 5 7/16). A rich impression printed on cream laid paper. Printed by David Strang. Annotated in pencil, 'David Strang imp' and 'Wm Strang fec. DS'. The artist is the right-hand figure in the image. $175.

Grant Wood. 1897-1946.

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Seed Time and Harvest. 1937. Lithograph. Cole 2. 7 7/16 x 12 1/8 (sheet 11 3/4 x 15 7/8). Edition 250 for Associated American Artists. A fine impression on the full sheet of 'Rives' cream wove paper with deckle edges. This work relates to Wood's "Corn Series" paintings. Signed in pencil. $4,500.

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