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20th Century American


Ice River Country
1884-1954, American

A great sun-drenched western scene, this etching measures 12 3/8 x 10 3/8, published in 1936, pencil signed, dated and titled. Palenske was equally an outdoorsman and an artist, spending much of his time out riding and exploring the western wilderness. His etchings reflect his great love of the outdoors, as in this image of two riders pausing to look up at the rugged mountain terrain.


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.


Orchard
1860-1929, American

"Orchard" by Edith Penman measures 6 3/4 x 6 7/8 inches. Created in 1890 in an edition of ~60 on japan vellum in brown ink with wide, full margins. Printed by the artist and published by Christian Klackner. Pencil signed on the lower right with publisher's address in the plate.

Painting

Home Before the Rain
1849-1936, American

Watercolor, sight size 14 x 19 3/4, signed "Royal H Milleson" l.r, framed. Royal Hill Milleson lived most of his life in the mid-west, except for several years he spent in Boston at the turn of the century. He specialized in landscapes, and was a member of the Chicago Society of Artists and the Boston Art Club. (M)

Print

Full Moon
1888-1966

lithograph,ed.12,image size: 10X12 3/4"pencil signed

Drawing

The Old Homestead
1833-1909, American

Watercolor on paper, image size 4 7/8 x 8 1/8 inches, pencil signed lower right