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Untitled (Greyhounds) - 1926, Color Woodcut.
Edition not stated. Signed and inscribed Handdruck (hand pulled) in pencil, with the artist's monogram in the block, lower right.
Image size 8 1/8 x 9 3/16 inches (206 x 233 mm); sheet size 10 1/4 x 11 inches (260 x 279 mm).
A fine impression, with fresh colors, on cream Japan; with margins (7/8 to 1 inch), in excellent condition.
Phantoms - 1934, Color Woodcut.
Edition 200. Signed and numbered 149.Druck in pencil.
Image size 8 x 9 3/8 inches (205 x 240 mm); sheet size 10 3/4 x 11 5/8 inches (273 x 295 mm).
A fine impression, with fresh colors, on cream Japan, with full margins (1 1/8 to 1 1/2 inches). Glue stains in the top left and right margins (well away from the image) from the original Woodcut Society mounting, otherwise in excellent condition.
An impression from the edition published for the Sixth Presentation Print of the Woodcut Society, 1934. Printed by Torch Press, Cedar Rapids. Complete in the original Woodcut Society letterpress presentation folder, with an introductory essay by Martin Hardie.
Illustrated in James Swann: In Quest of a Printmaker, Czestochowski, 1990.
Collections: Brooklyn Museum, The Cleveland Museum of Art, Newark Public Library.
That Madame von Bresslern-Roth is not only a fine artist and an observer, with a poet's mind, but a designer and a craftsman as well, is amply demonstrated by this brillliant print. The diagonal lines, the forward thrust, the swinging curves, make it the embodiment of motion. The formidable beasts advance on solf-padded silent feet with a stealthy, sinuous grace, the whole rhythm of the composition explaining and enhancing a movement which seems at once inevitable and irresistable. –Martin Hardie