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John Edward Costigan
1888-1972, American

Jackie
1888-1972, American

Etching and drypoint, image size 10 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches, published by Associated American Artists in 1939, edition of 250, on wove paper, pencil signed and titled, publishers label with provenance. This image is illustrated in Thomas Cravens, "A Treasury of American Prints". Costigan chose the common man as subject matter in many of his works. His young son Jackie is portrayed in this personal and heartwarming image, perhaps tired after a long day of haying.


Profile of Susy
1888-1972, American

Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 11 13/16", pencil signed, N.A.


Figures in the Field
1888-1972, American

Etching, 5/50, image size 8 7/8 x 13 15/16", pencil signed, N.A.


Mother and Child
1888-1972, American

Etching, image size 17 x 13 7/8 inches, 1957, ed. of 25, pencil signed and numbered. The gallery has two impressions of this print, 6/25 and 16/25.


Three Fishermen
1888-1972, American

Etching, image size 9 x 11 3/4 inches, pencil signed


Rosella and Danny
1888-1972, American

Etching, image size 7 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches, pencil signed


Fall Plowing
1888-1972, American

Etching, 1949, image size 81/4 x 12 3/4 inches, AAA edition of 250, signed and titled in pencil

Painting

Portrait of a Woman
1906-1992, American

This watercolor on paper measures 18 x 15 inches, c. 1930, signed on the l.r., possibly a self-portrait.

Print

Contes Moraux
1699-1773, French

Engraved copper plate after Gravelot, used for the title page of the book "Contes Moraux" by Jean-Fran├žois Marmontel (1723-1799). Engraved in 1776 by Antoine-Jean Duclos (1742-1795) after the original design by Gravelot (1765). Engraved area 5 x 3 inches, full plate dimensions 8 1/2 x 5 3/4 inches. The full text reads: "Contes Moraux, Par M. Marmontel, de l'Academie Francaise. A Paris / Chez Brunet Libraire, Rue des Ecrivains. M.DCC.LXXVI."

Drawing

Harlem Revival
1905-1963, American

Pencil and graphite on drawing board, image size 13 1/4 x 15 1/2 inches, c. 1940, pencil signed. Tanzer was active in New York during the depression, and was a member of the WPA.