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My Wife Sally - 1934, Drypoint.

Lunn 5. Edition 100. Signed, dated and numbered 30/100 in pencil.

Image size 5 5/8 x 8 1/4 inches (143 x 210 mm); sheet size 13 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches (333 x 378 mm).

A superb, richly inked impression, in dark brown ink with delicate overall plate tone, on off-white wove paper, with full margins (2 7/8 to 4 5/8 inches), in excellent condition.

$2800.


Little Girl - 1936, Drypoint.

Lunn 11. Edition 60. Signed, dated and numbered 22/60 in pencil.

Image size 8 3/4 x 4 3/4 inches (222 x 121 mm); sheet size 14 7/8 x 13 1/8 inches (378 x 333 mm).

A superb impression, in warm black ink with delicate overall plate tone, on off-white wove paper, with wide margins (2 5/8 to 4 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

$4400.


Dawn - 1952, Woodcut.

Lunn 40. Edition 15 in black ink; an edition of 100 in black and yellow was published by the Collectors of American Art. Signed, dated and numbered 12/15 in pencil.

Image size 7 1/8 x 9 inches (181 x 229 mm); sheet size 8 7/8 x 14 inches (4225x 356 mm).

A fine, painterly impression, in black ink, on off-white wove Japan, with full margins (5/8 to 2 1/2 inches). Restored minor loss in the top center sheet edge, well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition. An impression from the scarce first edition, printed by the artist.

Dawn was the first of 21 wonderfully expressive and highly individualistic woodcuts which Avery produced between 1952 and 1955.

Collection: Tate Galleries, UK.

$3400.

seabird, bird in flight, night, mystical vision, visionary, archetype

Rooster - 1953, Color Woodcut.

Lunn 50. Edition 100. Signed and dated in pencil.

Image size 9 9/16 x 7 1/4 inches (243 x 184 mm); sheet size 12 x 9 inches (305 x 229 mm).

A fine, painterly impression, with fresh colors, on cream wove Japan, with full margins (3/4 to 1 1/2 inches), in excellent condition.

Published by Collectors of American Art, New York.

Collections: Whitney Museum of American Art, NYPL.

$4800.


Nude - 1953, Woodcut.

Lunn 49. Artist's proof before the original editions of 20 each in black, green, and blue and black, plus 25 in gray, totaling 85. Signed, dated and annotated Artist's Proof in pencil.

Image size 3 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches (303 x 244 mm); sheet size 17 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches (454 x 302 mm).

A fine, richly inked, painterly impression, in dark grey-green ink, on cream wove Japan, with full margins (1 to 3 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Collection: Metropolitan Museum of Art.

$3200.

nude, modernisn, artist's proof, woodcut

Dancer - 1954, Woodcut.

Edition 25 (black and white), 25 (black and red). Signed, dated and numbered 6/25 in pencil.

Image size 11 15/16 x 9 5/8 inches (303 x 244 mm); sheet size 17 7/8 x 11 7/8 inches (454 x 302 mm).

A superb impression, on cream wove Japan, with full margins (1 to 3 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Collections: Whitney Museum of American Art, NYPL.

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