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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. Paper grubby, mainly around the edges, otherwise fair original condition. Signed, dated and titled in the plate. $125.
Joseph Conrad Listening to Music. 1923. Drypoint. Dodgson 385.vii. 6 7/8 x 9 7/8 . Edition of 89 in this state (total edition 109). Two printing folds in the image; otherwise fine condition. An rich, tonal impression printed on simili-Japon paper with full margins. Signed in pencil, titled and annotated 'VII' in pencil. Housed in an archival French mat and 19 1/8 x 14 1/2 x 1/2-inch black and gold wood frame. $1,500.
In 1923, Conrad came to the United States to give a reading, and he was fêted by the press and admiring readers. On the voyage home in April, he met Muirhead and Captain David Bone on the 'Tuscania'. Muirhead Bone etched three portraits of Conrad in 1923.
Marquett. 1925. Etching. Fletcher 51. 8 7/16 x 6 7/8 (sheet 12 13/16 x 8 7/8). Trial proof, apart from the edition of 106 (total 113 impressions). A rich impression, printed on cream laid paper. Signed and annotated "Trial" and "to light" by the artist in pencil. The model for this portrait was the wood engraver, Marquett, whose portrait Brockhurst had etched in 1921 (Fletcher 27). $575.
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. Housed in a 19 1/2 x 16-inch Hogarth style frame.
An Old Corsican. 1921. Etching. F 27. 6 5/16 x 4 9/16 (11 1/2 x 9 3/8). Edition 76. A beautiful, rich impression with plate tone, printed on 'J. Whatman' laid paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed in pencil. The model for this portrait was the wood engraver,Marquett, whose portrait Brockhurst had etched in 1925 (Fletcher 51). $650.
Henry Rushbury, A.R.A., R.E., R.W.S., No. 2. 1930. Etching. Fletcher 66. Published state. 10 x 7 3/8 (sheet 14 1/2 x 10 3/4). Edition 111. Illustrated in 'Royal Academy Illustrated' 1930; 'Fine Prints of the Year' 1930; Print Collector's Quarterly 21 (1943): 331. An exceptionally rich impression with printed on cream wove paper. Signed in pencil. Housed in a 19 1/2 x 16-inch Hogarth style frame. $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.
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Femme assise sur un rocher. (after Louise Abbéma. 1847-1898.). c. 1874. Ink study for the etching. 4 1/8 x 3 1/2 (image and sheet). Drawn on fine yellow/tan paper. Unsigned. 1,750 the pair.
Femme assise sur un rocher. (after Louise Abbéma. 1847-1898.). c. 1874. Etching. Bourcard-Goodfriend 46. 5 1/8 x 6 7/8 (sheet 8 1/2 x 12 3/16). Printed on cream laid paper. Soiling in the right-hand margin; otherwise good condition. Signed, annotated and dated in the plate. $1,750 the pair. p>
Marion Greenwood. c. 1929. Lithograph. 9 1/2 x 7 5/8. Illustrated: Clinton Adams, American Lithographers, 1900-1960, page 61. $750.
Portrait of Eugene Higgins, Age 80. 1954. Oil on canvas. 30 x 25 (framed 35 x 30). Higgins and Cole, both artists, lived in Lyme, Connecticut. Born in the same year, they were both 80 when the painting was executed. Housed in a gold leaf frame. Signed and dated, lower right. $4,400.
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. $1,250.
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 woodcut artist Naoko Matsubara is portrayed as 'lust'. 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.
L'amant et le dictionnaire des rimes. (The Lover and the Rhyming Dictionary) July 7, 1839. Lithograph. 7 7/8 x 6 1/4 (image), 10 1/3 x 9 (border), 14 5/8 x 10 (sheet). A find impression printed on newsprint as published in Le Charivari. Good condition apart from a center fold. Signed in reverse in the stone. A charming parody on amateur poets. $125.
(L'amant): Nymphes des Bois, connaissez vous Adèle? (Le Dictionnaire des Rimes): Adèle! Pastourelle, charnelle, onzelle, matétielle, récelle, sempiternelle, femelle....Qu'elle demoiselle!
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[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.
Le Comte Robert de Montesquiou-Fezensac. c. 1894. Etching with drypoint and roulette. 9 1/8 x 4 1/4 (10 1/2 x 7 1/8). As published in the Gazette des Beaux-Arts in 1903. A fine impression printed by Porcabeuf on cream laid paper. Signed in the plate. $175.
Portrait of Albert Schweitzer. 1950. Etching. 11 3/6 x 9 3/4 (sheet 16 1/4 x 14). Illustrated: Beall, American Prints in the Library of Congress, page 205. A rich impression with plate tone printed on cream laid paper. Signed and annotated 'Printed from Copper' in pencil; titled on the mat in the artist's hand. $1,250.
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. $1,750.
Whistler in Painting Jacket. (after the painting by Whistler. Gallatin 4). 1897. Photogravure. Gallatin 137. 9 7/8 x 7 1/4 (sheet 12 1/4 x 8 15/16). Published by Virtue & Co. Ltd (publishers of The Art Journal). Titled in the plate, below the image. $190.
Portrait of Lèon Bonnat. 1880. Etching. 3 1/4 x 2 1/2 (sheet 12 x 8 3/16). Printed by Vernant on cream wove paper and published in Revue de l'Art ancien et moderne. Monogrammed in the plate. $85.
Self Portrait. 1920. Etching and drypoint. Dodgson 138. 6 1/8 x 5 (sheet 13 1/4 x 11). Edition 105. A rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream wove paper. Signed 'John' and dated '1920' in pencil. One of the artist's finest self-portraits. 6,500.
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.
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. It is the frontispiece to the catalogue raisonne of the artist's early work by Martin Hardie. Etchings and Dry-Points by James McBey. 1902-1924. London: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co., 1925. $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.The artist is pictured in the left foreground with his back to the viewer; his wife faces the viewer. This is a charming study of the couple in an outdoor cafe in Venice. $975.
Geoffrey Badger Moody. 1922. Drypoint. Guichard 38, Black 98. 10 x 7 (sheet 12 5/8 x 9 1/8). Edition 150. Illustrated: Fine Prints of the Year, 1923. A rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on 'FJ Head & Co' cream wove paper. Published by Lefevere and Son and Mssrs. Ernest Brown and Phillips. Signed in pencil. $2,750.
Homme dévoilant une Femme. (Man uncovering a woman). 1931. Drypoint. Bloch 138; Baer 203 B.d. Vollard Suite, plate 5. Printed by: Lacourier, Paris. Published by Vollard. From the edition of 250 on petit papier vergé Montval paper. Total Edition 310. Good condition apart from mat burn and 3 unobtrusive foxing spots in the lower left-hand margin. A rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on laid paper countermarked 'Vollard', on the full sheet with deckle edges on three sides. Annotated with the Baer number '203' in the lower left-hand margin. Signed 'Picasso' n pencil by the artist. Housed in a striking 28 1/2 x 23 1/2-inch modernist stepped gold leaf frame. Price upon reques
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. $600.
Connoisseurs of Prints. 1905. Etching. Morse 127. 5 x 6 7/8 (sheet 9 3/4 x 11 3/4). Series: New York City Life, first plate. Edition 100. Exhibited: Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915. A fine impression on cream wove paper with full margins. Signed, titled, annotated '100 proofs' in pencil. Housed in an archival mat and a striking 13 1/2 x 14 3/4-inch black and gold wood frame. $4,000.
Hell Hole. 1917. Etching and aquatint. Morse 186.ii. 8 x 9 7/8. (sheet 11 1/8 x 10 1/4). An early rich impression printed on cream wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Provenance: Kraushaar Galleries. Signed, titled 'The Hell Hole' and annotated '100 proofs' in pencil by Sloan. $4,500.
The Impercipient. 1923. Etching and drypoint. Barclay 155. 9 1/2 x 9 1/2 (sheet 15 7/8 x 12 3/4). Exhibited at the Royal Academy and the Royal Society of Painter-Etchers. A rich impression with plate tone on cream laid paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. $1,250. Housed in a 12 1/2 x 16-inch archival mat. This is the artist's magnum opus.
Portrait of Sir Francis Seymour Haden. 1883. Etching. 10 7/8 x 6 7/8 (sheet 14 x 9 7/8). As published in English Etchings part 36, with their blindstamp, lower left. A fine impression with plate tone printed on cream wove paper. Signed and dated in the plate. $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. $350.
Portrait of Alfred, Lord Tennyson. 1897. Etching. Binyon 310. 11 13/16 x 9 3/4 (sheet 17 7/8 x 13 1/4). Printed on 'J.Whatman' laid paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed in pencil. $975.
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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. $2,500
J. Becquet, Sculptor (The Fiddler). 1859. Drypoint. Kennedy 52.iv/iv; Glasgow 62 vi/vi. 10 1/8 x 7 51/2 (sheet 12 3/4 x 9 1/2. Series: "Sixteen Etchings or Scenes on the Thames and Other Subjects" (Thames Set), plate 8. Illustrated: Print Collector's Quarterly 1 (1911): 36; Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching: Whistler; Guichard, British Etchers, 1850-1940. An extremely rich impression with plate tone, printed on the Japanese mulberry paper with full margins. Unsigned. $3,500.
Mother and Child (Artist and Child). 1921. Linoleum cut. 9 1/2 x 6 (sheet 12 1/4 x 11). Initially, it appears that the image was used as a Christmas card, with lettering 'MERRY XMAS' above the oval, and 'FROM THE ZORACHS' below the oval. In this proof, the lettering has been inked over -- an efficient recycling of the image. A rich proof printed on Japanese mulberry paper professionally backed with archival paper. Pencil sketch of a foot, verso. Condition: 2 diagonal creases in the center of the image, a few pinholes, ink residue in the margins. A charming and unusual self-portrait. Signed and dated in pencil. $2,500.
Zorn and His Wife. 1890. Etching. Hjert and Hjert 31.ii. 12 1/2 x 8 3/8 (sheet 23 1/2 x 18). Edition 40-50. A fine impression on simili-Japan paper. Signed in pencil. $9,500.
7/8. Edition 100, #39. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. A rich impression printed on pale greenish-toned wove paper. Signed in pencil. A tongue-in-cheek image of the devil in the opera box, lower right. $350.
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