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20th Century American


French Woman in Cloak at Doorway
1864-1950, American

This vibrant color woodcut by Charles Hovey Pepper measures 12 3/8 x 9 inches. Created c. 1906, it is signed in the block as usual and trimmed to the edges. This image is from the artists estate with provenance on the backing. Pepper was born in Waterville, ME, son of Dr. George Pepper, President of Colby College. He studied at the Arts Student League before traveling to Paris and attending the Academie Julian. He opened a studio there, exhibiting at the Salon from 1894-1898.


Two Dancers
1894-1984, Russian-American

This is a beautifully vibrant original lithograph in colors by Russian born artist Nicolai Cikovsky. The image size is 21 3/4 x 16 inches, sheet size 26 x 20 inches, published in 1965 in an edition of 100, pencil signed and numbered. Cikovsky studied at the Vilna Art School, the Penza Royal Art School and the Moscow High Tech Art Insititute before emigrating to the United States in 1923. He settled in New York City where he met fellow Russian born artist Raphael Soyer, whose Social Realism greatly influenced his style of painting.


The Lookout: "All's Well"
1836-1910, American

A stunning original etching by American artist William Bicknell (1860-1947) after the painting by Winslow Homer. This is a very rare early pencil signed proof, before the remarque and lettering of the Hamburg-American Steamship Line. The plate size is 27 3/8 x 20 1/2 inches, published in 1906 by the John A. Lowell Bank Note Co., Boston, plate signed by Homer, pencil signed by Bicknell. This is a superb, richly inked impression on a heavy weight wove type paper with ample margins.


Rooftop and Skylights
1903-1984, American

This is a fantastic image of the rooftops of New York City by American artist and architect Armin Landeck. Copper engraving, image size 17 3/4 x 20 5/8 inches, published in 1969 in an edition of 100, cat: Kraeft-121, pencil signed. Armin Landeck was born in Wisconsin and graduated with a degree in architecture from Columbia University in 1927, then went on to study art and printmaking at the Art Students League in New York and spent a couple of years traveling through Europe, studying the art and architecture of the landmark European cities.


The Birdman
1887-1953, American

This 1919 etching and aquatint by John Taylor Arms measures 7 1/2 x 5 inches. This is the third state in an edition of 50. Printed by Frederick Reynolds, it is pencil signed by both the artist and the printer on the lower margin. Framed. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance.


Vermont Covered Bridge
1900-1971, American

This lithograph by Victoria Huntley measures 8 1/4 x 11 7/8 inches. It is pencil signed, numbered and dated on the l.r. on medium weight paper with wide margins. Huntley grew up in the NYC area and attended the Arts Student League of NY studying under John Sloan and Max Weber.


Self Portrait as a Priest
1922-2000, American

A rare artist's proof by Leonard Baskin, this is an early woodcut portraying the artist dressed as a priest. The image size is 21 1/4 x 10 inches, published in 1952, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-193, pencil signed and dated, notated 'artist's proof', framed. Baskin was an important artist in the mid 20th century, known for his evocative wood engravings, lithographs, and etchings.


Fuseli
1922-2000, American

This is a great portrait of the 18th century Romantic painter Henry Fuseli by American artist Leonard Baskin. The sight size is 26 x 18 inches, published in 1969 in an edition of 100, cat: Fern & O'Sullivan-534, pencil signed, titled and numbered, framed. In the era of abstract expressionism, Baskin’s work was always representational, with a strong classical influence. He drew inspiration from many artists of the past, and in the 1950s and 1960s created series of portraits of the artists he admired.


Baldpate
1903-1985, American

This early etching by Churchill Ettinger measures 11 x 8 1/4 inches. It is pencil signed and titled with an attached AAA label with artist provenance.


Scissorbills
1903-1985, American

This etching by Churchill Ettinger measures 7 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches. It is pencil signed and titled on the lower margin and has an AAA label with artist provenance.

Painting

Still Life with Peonies
1897-1970, American

A vibrant still life by New England artist Arthur Herrick, oil on canvas, 25 x 30 inches, c. 1950, signed, in the original frame. Herrick studied at The New School of Design in Boston and was an illustrator and designer before taking up painting. He lived in Westmoreland, NH and specialized in plein air landscapes of New Hampshire and Vermont, as well as scenes of the Rockport and Gloucester area of Massachusetts.

Print

Notre Dame cafe Nord
1901-1989, French

engraving, 16.5 X 22 inches, c. 1940, edition of 150, pencil signed. View from Cafe Nord.

Drawing

Still Life with Fruit
1893-1986, American

Pastel on paper, image size 15 x 18 inches, signed upper right