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Reverse Engine! also The Steamer Engine and The Engine Room = 1923, Etching.

Kennedy 46. Edition 30. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Ltd Ed. Del. et imp. in pencil.

Image size 10 3/8 x 7 13/16 inches (264 x 198 mm); sheet size 15 3/4 x 10 1/4 inches (400 x 260 mm).

A superb impression, in warm black ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall platetone, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (1 1/8 to 2 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

The etching depicts the engine room of the liner Munchen, and was drawn directly on the copper plate in mid-Atlantic.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1600.


At Quarantine = 1923, Etching.

Kennedy 35. Edition 50. Signed, titled and annotated Ed. 50 in pencil.

Image size 10 3/8 x 7 13/16 inches (264 x 198 mm); sheet size 15 1/8 x 11 inches (384 x 279 mm).

A superb impression, in warm black ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall platetone, on cream laid paper; full margins (1 3/4 to 2 5/8 inches). Brown paper hinge remains on the top sheet edge recto, in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1100.


Steamboat Wharf = 1923, Etching.

Kennedy 36. Edition c. 25. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Del. et imp. in pencil.

Image size 7 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches (200 x 264 mm); sheet size 11 1/8 x 15 inches (283 x 381 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on Arches cream wove paper; full margins (1 5/8 to 2 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

SOLD


Mississippi Evening = 1923, Etching.

Kennedy 38. Edition 25. Signed, titled and annotated Ed. 25 1929 Del. et imp. in pencil.

Image size 7 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches (200 x 264 mm); sheet size 11 x 15 inches (279 x 381 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on Arches cream wove paper; full margins (1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$800.


Heavy Weather = c.1924, Etching.

Kennedy 37. Edition 25. Signed, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. 25 prts in pencil.

Image size 12 3/4 x 9 7/16 inches (324 x 240 mm); sheet size 18 x 15 inches (457 x 381 mm).

A superb impression, in dark brown ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall platetone, on heavy cream wove paper; full margins (2 1/2 to 2 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Original Kennedy Galleries mat and label. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$900.


Queen of the Clouds = 1924, Etching.

Kennedy 45. Edition 50. Signed, titled and annotated Private Prt. Del. et imp. in pencil. Annotated in pencil, in the artist's hand, in the bottom sheet edge: When I learned that the first 'Zeppelin' was above the Atlantic on its way to U.S.A., I worked through the night and before it landed I had 50 prints at my New York dealers, who sold the whole edition that day to a man from Philadelphia. This is one of the few prints I pulled for my collection. date unknown.

Image size 8 7/8 x 10 7/8 inches (225 x 276 mm); sheet size 11 3/4 x 18 5/8 inches (298 x 473 mm).

A superb, atmospheric impression, in warm black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on cream laid paper; full margins (1 to 4 inches), in excellent condition. Original Kennedy Galleries mat and label. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1600.


The Furnace = 1924, Drypoint.

Kennedy 5. Edition 26. Signed in pencil.

Image size 7 3/8 x 5 7/8 inches (187 x 150 mm); sheet size 12 1/4 x 9 5/8 inches (311 x 244 mm).

A superb, richly inked impression, in black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on cream laid paper; full margins (1 7/8 to 2 1/2 inches). Printing ink smudges in the outside right margin, otherwise in excellent condition.

Kuhler's image depicts a locomotive (lower right) dwarfed by a teeming industrial site. The image was probably inspired by the steel mills of Pittsburgh. Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1600.


Steel Castles = c.1924, Etching.

Not in Kennedy. Edition c. 20. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 8 x 5 3/4 inches (203 x 146 mm); sheet size 13 x 10 1/4 inches (330 x 260 mm).

A superb, atmospheric impression, in dark brown ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped platetone, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (1 to 1 7/8 inches) in excellent condition.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

SOLD


Building Bridges = 1924, Etching.

Kennedy 13. Edition unknown. Signed in pencil.

Image size 9 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches (251 x 168 mm); sheet size 16 x 10 inches (406 x 254 mm).

A superb impression, in warm black ink, with selectively wiped overall plate tone and rich burr, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (1 3/4 to 3 5/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

The Point Bridge, Pittsburg, under construction.

$1200.


River, Railroad, Rock = 1924, Etching.

Kennedy 23. Edition unknown. Signed in pencil.

Image size 10 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches (270 x 216 mm); sheet size 15 7/8 x 10 1/4 inches (403 x 260 mm).

A superb impression, with selectively wiped, skilfully controlled overall plate tone, in warm black ink, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (1 3/4 to 3 5/8 inches) in excellent condition. Scarce.

The Weehawken yards, New Jersey, in the foreground, the 42nd Street Ferry, and lower Manhattan faintly visible across the Hudson.

$800.


Wrecking a Bridge = c.1925, Etching.

Not in Kennedy. Edition unknown. Signed in pencil.

Image size 8 x 5 3/4 inches (203 x 146 mm); sheet size 13 x 10 1/4 inches (330 x 260 mm).

A superb impression, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall plate tone, in warm black ink, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (2 1/8 to 2 3/4 inches) in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

SOLD


Tramp and Tug = c.1926, Etching.

Kennedy 43. Edition 75. Signed, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. Del. et imp. in pencil.

Image size 7 7/8 x10 3/8 inches (200 x 264 mm); sheet size 10 1/8 x 15 3/4 inches (257 x 400 mm).

A fine impression, in brown ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on cream laid paper; full margins (1 to 2 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$800.


Gateway to the New World = 1926, Etching.

Kennedy 25. Edition 16. Signed in pencil.

Image size 13 x 9 3/8 inches (330 x 238 mm); sheet size 16 7/8 x 13 inches (429 x 330 mm).

A fine, rich impression in warm black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone; on Arches cream laid paper, full margins (1 3/8 to 2 1/2 inches), in excellent condition.

A view of Battery Park from Broadway with the 'El' in the foreground. Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

SOLD


Trees in Scarsdale = 1927, Etching.

Kennedy 22. Edition 26. Signed in pencil. Annotated in pencil in the artist's hand, View from my studio, Scarsdale 1927.

Image size 9 1/2 x 7 7/8 inches (241 x 200 mm); sheet size 15 7/8 x 13 inches (403 x 330 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in dark brown ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone; on Arches cream laid paper, full margins (2 1/2 to 3 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. Original Kennedy Galleries mat and label. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries. The Kuhlers moved from Pittsburgh to Scarsdale, "a pleasant suburb of New York City", to be nearer the place where most of Kuhler's commissions were coming from. The etching shows the view from his studio. Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$450.


Turbine Construction (Westinghouse) = 1927, Etching.

Kennedy 12. Edition 15-20. Signed, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. Del. et Imp. in pencil.

Image size 17 3/4 x 13 15/16 inches (451 x 354 mm); sheet size 20 1/2 x 15 7/8 inches (521 x 403 mm).

A superb impression, in dark brown ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall platetone; on Arches cream laid paper, full margins (3/4 to 1 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

The image depicts the construction of a Westinghouse generator at Duquesne Light, near Pittsburgh. The generator, built for Con Edison's 14th Street - New York Station, was the most powerful ever built. Drawn on location. Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$2200.


The Desert Rattler = 1927, Etching.

Kennedy 56. Edition 50. Signed and annotated Del. et imp. in pencil.

Image size 12 3/8 x 7 7/8 inches (314 x 200 mm); sheet size 16 x 10 1/8 inches (406 x 257 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in warm black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on cream wove paper; full margins (1 to 2 1/8 inches). Soft crease across the bottom right sheet corner, away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition. Original Kennedy Galleries mat and label. Printed by the artist.

The etching shows the train 'The Rattler' steaming across the Arizona desert. Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

SOLD


The Pillar = 1927, Etching.

Kennedy 14. Edition 46. Signed, dated, titled and annotated private proof in pencil.

Image size 11 15/16 x 7 7/8 inches (303 x 200 mm); sheet size 15 1/2 x 12 inches (394 x 305 mm).

A superb impression, in dark brown ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall platetone, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (1 5/8 to 2 1/4 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

One of a series of prints by the artist documenting the construction of the George Washington Bridge. "Not far from where we lived, the great new George Washington Bridge across the Hudson to the New Jersey shore was slowly taking shape... This was steel at its very best and I could not resist the opportunity of recording the bridge at its various stages of construction in a series of etching plates." –Otto Kuhler.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1000.


Man Made Canyon = 1927, Etching.

Kennedy 18. Edition 28. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. Del. et imp. in pencil.

Image size 11 15/16 x 7 7/8 inches (303 x 200 mm); sheet size 15 7/8 x 11 3/8 inches (403 x 289 mm).

A superb impression, in dark brown ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall platetone, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (1 5/8 to 2 1/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$900.


The Tower Grows (Building the Hudson River Bridge also The Hudson River Bridge Under Construction) = 1927, Etching.

Kennedy 16. Edition 50. Signed, titled and annotated Del. et imp. Ltd. Ed. in pencil.

Image size 10 7/8 x 8 7/8 inches (276 x 225 mm); sheet size 15 7/8 x 12 inches (403 x 305 mm).

A superb impression, in dark brown ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall platetone, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (1 1/2 to 2 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

A view of the Hudson River Bridge construction from the New York side with the Palisades in the background.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$900.


Concrete and Cable = 1927, Etching.

Kennedy 19. Edition 36. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. Del. et imp. in pencil.

Image size 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (267 x 216 mm); sheet size 16 x 12 7/8 inches (406 x 327 mm).

A superb, richly inked impression, in brown-black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (2 to 2 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1000.


George Washington Bridge (Under Construction) = c.1927, Etching.

Not in Kennedy. Edition unknown. Unsigned proof impression.

Image size 12 13/16 x 9 7/16 inches (325 x 239 mm); sheet size 17 x 14 3/4 inches (432 x 375 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in warm black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on off-white wove paper; full margins (1 5/8 to 2 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1500.


Riveters = 1928, Etching.

Kennedy 15. Edition 50. Signed, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. Del. et imp. in pencil. Annotated George Washington Bridge series and PRT. NR. 28 in pencil, in the artist's hand, bottom margin.

Image size 10 5/8 x 8 1/2 inches (270 x 216 mm); sheet size 15 3/8 x 12 3/16 inches (391 x 310 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in brown-black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on cream laid paper; full margins (1 3/4 to 2 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1100.


Bedrock = 1928, Etching.

Kennedy 29. Edition 25. Signed, titled and annotated Ed.25 in pencil.

Image size 12 x 7 7/8 inches (305 x 200 mm); sheet size 15 7/8 x 11 1/2 inches (403 x 292 mm).

A superb impression, in dark brown ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall platetone, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (1 3/4 to 2 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

The scene is the construction site of the hotel "New Yorker" in Manhattan.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$900.


The Power House (New York Edison, Co.) = 1928, Etching.

Kennedy 30. Edition 6. Signed in pencil.

Image size 11 x 8 3/4 inches (279 x 222 mm); sheet size 18 1/8 x 13 1/4 inches (460 x 337 mm).

A fine, rich impression, with selectively wiped overall plate tone, in dark brown ink, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (2 1/8 to 4 1/4 inches) in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

The Con Edison Power House at East 14th Street, from the East River.

SOLD


St. Rombault (Mighty Marvel of Malines, Belgium) = 1928, Etching.

Kennedy 2. Edition 75. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 12 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches (327 x 238 mm); sheet size 16 x 13 1/4 inches (406 x 337 mm).

A superb impression, in dark brown ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall platetone, on cream laid paper; full margins (1 3/8 to 2 inches). Glue remains on the top sheet edge recto, otherwise in excellent condition.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$800.


A Glimpse into the Future = 1928, Etching with drypoint.

Not in Kennedy. Edition 365. Signed in pencil.

Image size 12 1/16 x 7 7/8 inches (307 x 201 mm); sheet size 15 5/16 x 11 inches (389 x 279 mm).

A superb, atmospheric impression, in warm black ink, with overall plate tone carefully wiped and scraped to create a dramatic, atmospheric effect. Printed on off-white laid paper, with full margins (1 3/16 to 1 3/4 inches); barely visible surface skinning in the margins, recto, well away from the image; otherwise in excellent condition.

Commissioned by the Construction Engineering Co., Pittsburgh.

SOLD


The Wreck = 1928, Etching.

Kennedy 39. Edition 50. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. Del. et imp. and Coast of Labrador in pencil.

Image size 10 7/16 x 7 7/8 inches (267 x 200 mm); sheet size 15 3/8 x 12 3/8 inches (391 x 314 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in warm black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on Arches cream laid paper; full margins (2 1/8 to 2 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. Original Kennedy Galleries mat and label. Printed by the artist.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$500.


The Unfinished Span = 1928, Etching.

Kennedy 20. Edition 35. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Nr. 14 Del. et imp. in pencil. Annotated Bridge between Bayonne. N.J. and Staten Island. in pencil, bottom sheet edge.

Image size 9 1/2 x 13 inches (241 x 330 mm); sheet size 12 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches (318 x 400 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on cream wove paper; full margins (1 1/4 to 1 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Original Kennedy Galleries mat and label. Printed by the artist.

This etching depicts the construction of the Bayonne Bridge, sometimes called the Kill-van-Kull Bridge, connecting Bayonne, N.J. and Staten Island, New York.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$800.


The Towboat = 1929, Etching.

Kennedy 41. Edition 16. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. Del. et imp. in pencil. Annotated in pencil in the artist's hand Needs repressing, bottom right sheet corner.

Image size 10 7/8 x 9 inches (276 x 229 mm); sheet size 22 1/8 x 14 7/8 inches (489 x 381 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on heavy cream wove paper; full margins (3 to 5 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1200.


Hilltown = c.1929, Drypoint.

Kennedy 1. Edition 25. Signed, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. 25 prts. Del. et imp. and "Remscheid", W. Germany, my hometown. in pencil.

Image size 8 x 5 7/8 inches (203 x 149 mm); sheet size 15 7/8 x 10 3/8 inches (403 x 264 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in warm black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone; on cream wove paper, full margins (2 3/8 to 4 1/4 inches) in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

"This is one of my rare drypoints of my hometown Remscheid, Rheinland, Germany." –Otto Kuhler. Probably executed when the artist returned to Germany in 1929 to help settle his mother's estate.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$350.


Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street = c.1929, Etching.

Kennedy 33. Edition unknown. Signed, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. Del. et imp. in pencil.

Image size 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 inches (197 x 146 mm); sheet size 10 3/4 x 7 3/4 inches (273 x 197 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in dark brown ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on cream wove paper; full margins (1 to 1 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Looking south down Fifth Avenue, with the New York Public Library in the middle distance. A similar composition, published in a larger edition, was commissioned by Architectural Forum for their 1929 Christmas etching.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1400.


The Boilermakers = 1930, Etching.

Kennedy 51. Edition not stated. Signed, titled and annotated Del. et imp. in pencil.

Image size 9 3/8 x12 7/8 inches (238 x 327 mm); sheet size 11 1/2 x 16 inches (292 x 406 mm).

A fine, rich impression, in black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on buff wove paper; full margins (7/8 to 2 5/8 inches). Adhesive remains in the top right and left sheet corners, recto. in excellent condition. Original Kennedy Galleries mat and label. Printed by the artist.

Plate 1 of The Iron Horse in the Making. Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1400.


Harlem River = c.1930, Etching.

Kennedy 34. Edition 15. Signed, titled and annotated Ltd. Ed. Del. et imp. and Edition: 15 proofs Plate Destroyed 1965 in pencil.

Image size 7 7/8 x12 7/16 inches (200 x 316 mm); sheet size 12 3/8 x 19 1/4 inches (314 x 489 mm).

A fine impression, in black ink, with selectively wiped overall platetone, on cream laid paper; full margins (2 to 3 1/2 inches). Several repaired tears in the sheet edges, adhesive remains in the top sheet edge, otherwise in very good condition. Original Kennedy Galleries mat and label. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$600.


Queen and Slaves = 1930, Etching.

Kennedy 42. Edition 9. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Trial Proof Ltd. Edition 9 prts. and Docking the Liner "Europa", New York Harbour. 1930. in pencil.

Image size 9 5/8 x 13 inches (244 x 330 mm); sheet size 12 1/2 x 18 1/8 inches (318 x 460 mm).

A superb impression, in black ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped platetone, on cream wove paper; full margins (1 3/8 to 2 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Original Kennedy Galleries mat and label. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

SOLD


Cargo Carriers = c.1932, Etching.

Kennedy 44. Edition 10. Signed in pencil.

Image size 10 7/8 x13 5/8 inches (276 x 346 mm); sheet size 15 x 19 inches (381 x 483 mm).

A superb, atmospheric impression, in dark brown ink, with rich burr and selectively wiped overall platetone, on Arches cream laid paper; wide margins (2 to 2 3/4 inches). Adhesive remains in the top sheet edge recto, soft creases in the top and bottom right sheet corners, otherwise in excellent condition. Original Kennedy Galleries mat and label. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

"On my trips up and down N.Y. harbor on the Weehawken Ferry, the late evening sun playing on the side of the big liners has always intrigued me... The liner shown I believe to be the Vaterland of the North German Lloyd..." –Otto Kuhler.

Ex. collection Kennedy Galleries.

$1800.


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