"All true artists, whether they know it or not, create from a place of no-mind, from inner stillness." James Abbott McNeill Whistler
"Art and joy go together, with bold openness, and high head, and ready hand – fearing naught and dreading no exposure." James Abbott McNeill Whistler
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Portraits of Printmakers.
Self Portrait. 1916. Pencil drawing. 8 x 5 1/2 (12 3/4 x 9 7/16). Drawn on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $650.
William Cowper Esqr. (After Thomas Lawrence 1769-1830). 1806. Stipple engraving. 11 x 8 (sheet 12 1/8 x 9 5/8). Published by J. Johnson, St. Paul's Church Yard, January 1, 1806. Printed on cream wove paper. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. $125.
James McBey. 1931. Etching. Fletcher 69.ix. 10 1/2 x 7 1/2 (sheet 14 7/8 x 11 3/8). Edition 111. A rich impression printed on cream wove paper with full margins. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1931; Print Collector's Quarterly 22 (1944): 70. Signed in pencil. $2,000.
A Self Portrait. c. 1932. Ink drawing on wove paper. 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 (sheet 10 x 7). Provenance: the artist's daughter. Unsigned. A unique silhouette housed in anarchival French double mat and a 12 3/4 x 11 3/8 Whistler-style gold leaf frame. $1,750.
Portrait of Eugene Higgins, Age 80. 1954. Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 . Signed and dated, lower right. Higgins and Cole, both artists, lived in Lyme, Connecticut. Born in the same year, they were both 80 when the painting was executed. $5,500.
Charles Cundall, R.A. 1926. Drypoint. Schwabe 171.v. 18 x 11 3/4 (sheet 20 1/2 x 14 5/8). Illustrated: Guichard, British Etchers, 1850-1940. A rich impression printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. A painter and lithographer, Cundall (1890-1971) had his first one-man show at Colnaghi the year after this impressive portrait was made. Signed in pencil. $1,500.
The Artist and the Seven Deadly Sins. 1975. Wood engraving. 9 5/8 x 7. Edition 100. This is a self-portrait of the artist working on a wood block, with the seven deadly sins personified, looking over his shoulders. The seven deadly sins are: pride, avarice (greed) , envy, gluttony, lust, sloth (idleness), slander. $975.
Timothy Cole Engraving a Woodblock. 1935. Wood engraving after Alphaeus Philemon Cole (1876-1988). 6 3/16 x 5 (sheet 12 x 9). A rich impression printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil by Alphaeus P. Cole, signed and dated by John W. Evans. $500.
[Self-Portrait - Nude]. Pencil drawing. 4 3/16 x 2 1/2 (sheet 7 5/8 x 3 1/2). Drawn on cream wove paper. Size annotations. Unsigned. $10,000.
Portrait of Whistler with the Monacle. 1897. Drypoint. 13 3/4 x 10 1/4 (sheet 16 3/4 x 11 5/8). A carefully wiped impression with plate tone, from the canceled plate (there were only 28 impressions before the plate was canceled), printed on cream laid paper. A delightful portrait of Helleu's colleague and friend, Whistler. $2,500.
Portrait of George Frederick Watts (1817-1904. 1879. Etching. Beraldi 198.iii/iv; Wright 198 iii; Bliss 198. 7 1/8 x 5 1/4 (sheet 11 7/8 x 8). As published the Revue de l'Art ancien et moderne May 10, 1900. A fine impression printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper. Signed in the plate. $225.
The Connoisseur: Malcolm Salaman. 1926. Drypoint. Boulet 202. Edition 540, #34. 9/8 x 11 1/2 (sheet 11 3/4 x 13). An extremely rich impression with drypoint burr and plate tone printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed, numbered and annotated 'imp' in pencil, indicating a proof printed by the artist. A penetrating portrait of the famous scholar. $1,500.
Artist and Model. 1925. Etching. Hardie 223.vi. 8 3/4 x 5 3/4. Edition 500. A fine impression on the full sheet of wove paper. Signed in ink. This is a delightful self-portrait. $650.
The Riva at Dusk. 1930. Etching. Hardie/Carter 253. 15 7/8 x 9 3/8 (sheet 17 1/2 x 11 5/8). Edition 80, #51. A fine impression on French blue-green laid paper from an antique volume with full margins. Signed and numbered in ink. The color of the paper suggests evening. $850.
Homme dévoilant une Femme. (Man uncovering a woman). 1933. Etching. Bloch 138; Baer 203 B.d. 14 1/2 x 11 3/4 (sheet 17 1/2 x 11 3/4). Series: Suite Vollard, plate 5. From the edition of 250 on petit papier vergé Montval paper (there was also an edition of 50 on grand papier vergé Montval that same year, and 3 on parchment). Total edition 303. Printed by: Lacourière, Paris. A rich with drypoint burr, impression printed on laid paper countermarked 'Vollard' on the full sheet with deckle edges. This is a self-portrait of the artist with his lover. Housed in a striking 32 1/2 x 28 1/2-inch modernist stepped gold leaf frame. Price upon request.
Qui ne se Grime Pas? (Who Does Not Wear a Mask?) A Self Portrait. 1923. Original etching with aquatint and mixed techniques over heliogravure in black ink. Chapon/Rouault 61c. 22 3/16 x 17 (sheet 25 5/8 x 19 3/4). Series: Miserere, plate 8. Printed by Jacquemin, published by Édition de L'Étoile Filante, Paris. in an edition of 425 (there were also 25 hors commerce copies). Printed on Arches laid paper, with the Vollard countermark, with full margins and deckle edges. Signed and dated in the plate lower left. (No impressions in the published edition were pencil signed). Illustrated: Passeron, French Prints of the Twentieth Century; Hults The Print in the Western World. This is the artist's most famous self portrait. $9,750.
Self Portrait. c.1933. Drypoint. 11 7/8 x 8 1/2 (sheet 18 3/8 x 11 1/4). Edition75, #39. Signed and numbered in pencil. Tack holes in the outer margins from drying, as usual. A rich impression on cream-colored laid paper with full margins. $350.
After Work. 1888. Etching and mezzotint. Binyon 114, 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.
James McBey. 1931. Drypoint. 8 7/8 x 5 7/8 (sheet 11 1/2 x 9 ). An extremely rich impression with drypoint burr, printed by the artist on cream wove paper. Signed in the plate lower left: "Walter Tittle / London." Signed and annotated 'imp' in pencil. $400.
J.A.M. Whistler with the White Lock. c. 1895. Lithograph. Gallatin 131. 8 1/8 x 5 1/2 (sheet 10 X 6 3/4). A tonal impression printed on fine wove paper. Signed in pencil. $3,500
Portrait of Dudley Olcott. 1930. Drypoint. Hardie/Carter 263. 9 3/8 x 6 (sheet 15 1/2 x 7 1/2). Trial I, on a plate that had been used for a first study of Mr. J. Seaman, whose head has been partly scraped out. Edition 41 plus 5 trials. An extremely rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on antique cream laid paper. Signed and annotated 'Trial I' in ink; titled and annotated 'trial I' in pencil. A unique proof. $375.
Portrait of Dudley Olcott. 1930. Drypoint. Hardie/Carter 263. 9 3/8 x 6 (sheet 13 1/8 x 9 1/4). Trial III, on a plate that ha been used for a first study of Mr. J. Seaman, whose head appears upside down in the lower right. Edition 41 plus 5 trials. An extremely rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on antique cream laid paper. Signed and annotated 'Trial III' in pencil; annotated 'Trial III', 'old' and 'head scraped' in pencil. A unique proof. $375.
Portrait of Dudley Olcott. 1930. Drypoint. Hardie/Carter 263. 9 3/8 x 6 (sheet 12 5/8 x 8 5/8). Trial IV. The sitter's right ear shortened; added work all over thye face and in the background. Mr. Seaman's head removed from the plate. Edition 41 plus 5 trials. An extremely rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on antique cream laid paper. Signed and annotated 'Trial IV' in pencil; annotated 'Trial IV', 'ear shortened' and 'White head reinforceded' and 'hair brought down' in pencil. A unique proof. $375.
Joseph Seaman. 1930. Drypoint. Hardie/Carter 262. 9 7/16 x 5 7/8 (sheet 14 1/4 x 10 1/8). Edition 41, #12. An extremely rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on antique cream laid paper. Signed and numbered in ink. $325.
Portrait of Albert H. Wiggin (No. 3). 1930. Drypoint. Hardie/Carter 259. 8 x 7 (sheet 14 x 9). Edition 85, #33. An extremely rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on antique cream laid paper. Dedicated in ink, 'From collector to collector. A.H.W. to Dudley Olcott.' Signed and numbered in ink. $325.
Dr. Frank Weitenkampf. c. 1913. Drypoint. 11 1/4 x 8 1/2 (sheet 14 1/4 x 10). A rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed and titled in pencil. $450.
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