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West Forty-Second Street, New York- - 1920, Etching.

Fletcher 41. Edition 75. Signed, dated and numbered 9/75 in pencil.

Image size 13 x 10 1/2 inches (330 x 267 mm); sheet size 16 3/8 x 12 1/8 inches (416 x 308 mm).

A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 to 2 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Illustrated: Whistler to Weidenaar: American Prints 1870-1950, Museum of Art, RISD, 1987.

SOLD


Early Morning, North River, New York - - 1921, Color Etching with Aquatint.

Fletcher 100. Edition 25 (color). Signed, dated and annotated Artist’s Proof in pencil.

Image size 9 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches (241 x 191 mm); sheet size 12 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (321 x 248 mm).

A fine impression, with fresh colors, on cream wove paper; full margins (7/8 to 2 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

SOLD


Downtown, New York also titled (New York City, Downtown)(- - 1921, Etching with Aquatint.

Fletcher 108. Edition 75. Signed, dated and numbered 14/75 in pencil.

Image size 8 1/8 x 4 9/16 inches (206 x 116 mm); sheet size 12 1/2 x 9 5/8 inches (318 x 244 mm).

A superb, finely nuanced impression, in dark sepia ink, cream wove paper; the full sheet with margins (2 1/8 to 2 1/2 inches), in excellent condition.

Printed by Frederick Reynolds.

Collections: Cleveland Musuem of Art, Library of Congress, Smithsonian American Art Museum.

$4600.

New York City Downtown, Skyline, Urban Landscape, Modernism, Streetcar, Skyscraper, aquatint

Bark "Metis" Making Harbor - - 1923, Color Etching with Aquatint.

Fletcher 133. Edition 200. Signed in pencil.

Image size 11 7/8 x 17 7/8 inches (302 x 454 mm); sheet size 17 1/4 x 23 inches (438 x 584 mm).

A superb, luminous impression, with fresh colors, on cream wove Japan; wide margins (2 1/2 to 2 7/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Ship series # 6. Printed by Frederick Reynolds.

$1800.


Chartres also titled Cathedral of Notre Dame from the River also titled Notre Dame de Chartres - - 1927, Etching.

Fletcher 193, Edition 100. Signed, dated 1928 and annotated Second State in pencil. Signed, dated 1924 and titled in the plate, lower left.

Image size 13 1/8 x 9 7/8 inches (333 x 251 mm); sheet size 15 7/8 x 13 1/2 inches (403 x 343 mm).

A fine impression, on pale blue/grey antique laid paper, with full margins (1 3/8 to 2 inches), in excellent condition.

French Church Series #14. Printed by Frederick Reynolds. Arms etched the first trial state in 1924 and published the second (final) state in 1927.

$850.

Rocamadour - - 1927, Etching.

Fletcher 186, Edition 50. Signed, dated and annotated First State in pencil. Titled and dated Rocamadour 1926 in the plate, bottom right.

Image size 13 3/4 x 10 inches (349 x 254 mm); sheet size 15 3/4 x 13 5/8 inches (400 x 346 mm).

A superb, finely detailed impression, in warm brown ink, on buff laid Japan, with full margins (1 to 1 7/8 inches), in excellent condition.

French church series # 10. Illustrated in Dorothy Noyes Arms, Churches of France.

$1200.

Basilica of the Madeleine, Vézelay (The Abbey Church of Ste. Madeleine) - - 1929, Etching with Pencil.

Fletcher 223. Edition 130, first state trial proof. Signed, dated and annotated First State -Trial proof II (touched proof) in ink.

Image size 12 5/8 x 7 1/4 inches (321 x 184 mm); sheet size 16 x 9 15/16 inches (406 x 252 mm).

A superb impression with the finest lines printing cleanly, in warm black ink, on pale blue antique laid paper; full margins (1 1/4 to 1 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Pencil additions made by the artist in the courtyard foreground.

A unique, unrecorded impression. Fletcher indicates that the only 2 first state trial proofs have been destroyed.

Illustrated in Dorothy Noyes Arms' Churches of France.

$900.


Limoges - - 1932, Etching.

Fletcher 244. Edition 142, final (3rd) state impressions. Signed, dated and annotated Ed 100 III in pencil.

Image size 10 1/16 x 13 5/8 (256 x 346 mm); sheet size 12 3/4 x 16 inches (324 x 406 mm).

A superb, finely detailed impression, in warm black ink; on antique, pale gray laid paper, with full margins (1 1/16 to 1 1/2 inches). Adhesive stains in the bottom left and right sheet corners, well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition.

A view of Limoges, France and the ancient Saint Martial Bridge from the far side of the Vienne River.

Fletcher lists this work as among the artist's preferred plates.

Published reference: "An appreciation to John Taylor Arms 1887-1953", PRINT, Vol. VIII #5, p.viii, Feb-March, 1954. Illustrated in Dorothy Noyes Arms' Churches of France.

Collections: Davis Museum at Wellesley College, National Gallery of Art, Saint John’s University, Smithsonian Institution, Wake Forest University.

$1200.

Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Limoges, Gothic Architecture, Church, Cathedral, Vienne River, France, Limoges

Light and Shade, Taxco (Mexican Series #2) - - 1946, Etching.

Fletcher 394, Edition 279. Signed, dated and annotated II in pencil. The artist's monogram in the plate, lower right corner.

Image size 9 1/2 x 14 3/4 inches (242 x 374 mm); sheet size 12 1/2 x 18 1/8 inches (318 x 460 mm).

A superb impression with all the detail printing clearly, in warm black ink, on cream laid paper, with full margins (1 3/8 to 1 3/4 inches), in pristine condition. The artist’s notation II in the lower left margin, indicating the preferred second state with an edition of 185; printed by the British master printer David Strang.

Winner of 10 awards from 1946-1949; including First Place for Graphic Art, 124th Annual Exhibition, National Academy of Design, New York.

Collections: British Museum, Brooklyn Museum, Chrysler Museum of Art, Cleveland Museum of Art, de Young Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, Smithsonian Institution, Spencer Museum of Art, University of Iowa, University of Texas.

$1100.

Taxco, Mexico, Mexican series #2, Southwest, village

French Lace (West Portal of the Main Façade, Notre Dame, Aveyron, France) - - 1949, Etching.

Fletcher 415. Edition 306, 1 of 11 trial proofs. Signed, dated and numbered II in pencil.

Image size 7 7/8 x 4 1/2 inches (201 x 115 mm); sheet size 10 5/8 x 7 1/16 inches (270 x 179 mm).

A superb, highly detailed impression, with all the finest lines printing clearly; on cream laid paper, with full margins (1 1/8 to 1 7/16 inches). Original brown paper tape remains in the top left and right sheet corners, veso, otherwise in excellent condition.

Commissioned by the Society of American Etchers. Collection: LC purchase, Pennel Fund.

$450.


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