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Headland, Big Sur Coast- -1930-31, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 11. Edition 50. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil. The artist's initials in the block, lower left.

Image size 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 inches (149 x 200 mm); sheet size 8 3/4 x 11 1/4 inches (222 x 286 mm).

A brilliant, black impression, on off-white laid Japan, with full margins (1 1/16 to 1 5/8 inches). The full sheet with deckle all around. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

SOLD

California Coast, Big Sur

Smoke Tree Ranch- -1932, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 25. Edition 60. Signed, titled and numbered 32/60 in pencil. Annotated in pencil in the lower right margin To Kathleen a “swell” “gorgeous” girl Paul

Image size 6 3/4 x 10 1/16 inches (171 x 256 mm); sheet size 10 1/2 x 16 1/4 inches (267 x 413 mm)..

A brilliant, black impression, on off-white laid Japan, with full margins (1 3/4 to 3 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. The large, full sheet, with deckle all around. Printed by the artist.

One of the artist's earliest and most successful, large, sweeping California landscapes; this work was First Prize winner of the 1932 Print Club of California competition, and was selected for Fifty Prints of the Year, 1933.

Collections: The Huntington Art Collections, Columbia University Libraries.

Price On Request

California landscape

Poachers- -1934, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 33. Edition 60. Signed, titled and numbered 9/60 in pencil. With the stamp ORIGINS OF ART in the bottom right corner, verso.

Image size 6 x 8 1/2 inches (153 x 215 mm), sheet size inches 8 1/4 x 10 5/8 (210 x 270 mm).

A fine, black impression, on cream Kitakata Japan, with full margins ( 1 to 1 1/4 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Reproduced: The American Scene on Paper; Prints and Drawings from the Schoen Collection, Georgia Museum of Art, University of Georgia, 2008.

Collection: LC purchase, Pennell Fund.

Price On Request


Tuonela - -1934, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 44. Edition 78 or fewer (second block, first edition). Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 10 1/4 x 7 5/8 inches (260 x 193 mm), sheet size 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches (375 x 267 mm).

A fine, black impression from the second block, on cream Japan Kitakata, with good margins (1 1/4 to 2 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. After the first block broke early in the edition, Landacre recarved the image, preserving the original composition but significantly simplifying the shading overall. It has not yet been determined if Landacre included the first block impressions in his numbering of this first edition. In the second edition he printed only 17 impressions (plus 1 unsigned proof) from an intended 150. Printed by the artist.

Reproduced: Paul Landacre: A Life and a Legacy, Anthony Lehman, 1983.

Collections: Albright-Knox Art Gallery; LC purchase, Pennell Fund; Smithsonian American Art Museum.

Price On Request


Laguna Cove - -1935, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 47. Edition 60, 2nd edition 150, Woodcut Society 200. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 5 1/4 x 7 1/8 inches (133 x 181 mm); sheet size 7 5/16 x 10 5/8 inches (186 x 270 mm).

A superb, evenly printed impression, on cream Japan, with full margins (7/8 to 1 7/8 inches), in pristine condition.

An impression from the edition published for the Twentieth Presentation Print of the Woodcut Society, 1941. Printed by Torch Press, Cedar Rapids. Complete in the original Woodcut Society letterpress presentation folder.

Illustrated in James Swann: In Quest of a Printmaker, Czestochowski, 1990. Purchase Prize, Library of Congress, 1942.

Collections: Brooklyn Museum, College of Wooster Art Museum, LC purchase, Pennell Fund.

SOLD


Laguna Cove - -c.1935, Wood Engraving.

Edition 60. Signed, titled and numbered 11/60 in pencil.

Image size 9 3/8 x 12 inches (238 x 305 mm); sheet size 10 5/8 x 14 inches (270 x 356 mm).

A fine impression, on cream wove Japan, with full margins (1/2 to 1 1/4 inch), in excellent condition.

The very scarce large version. Printed by the artist.

$1500.


Lot Cleaning, Los Angeles - -1935, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 69. Edition 60. Signed, titled and numbered 51/60 in pencil.

Image size 12 1/8 x 6 1/16 inches (308 x 154 mm); sheet size 15 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches (400 x 267 mm).

A brilliant, black impression, on Kitakata paper, with full margins (1 3/4 to 2 3/8 inches). Brown paper hinge remains on the top sheet edge, recto; soft crease in the top left margin, well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition. Paul Landacre red estate stamp on the bottom right sheet edge, recto; Origins of Art stamp on the bottom right sheet corner, verso. Printed by the artist.

Presented to the Paul Landacre Association. First prize, Los Angeles County Fair, 1935; First Prize, Philadelphia Print Club, 1936.

$4500.


August Seventh - -1936, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 70. Edition 60 (56 printed), second edition 150 (24 printed). Signed, titled and numbered 30/60 in pencil.

Image size 12 1/8 x 8 inches (308 x 203 mm), sheet size 14 3/16 x 10 9/16 inches (360 x 268 mm).

A fine, black impression, on off-white Japan, with full margins, in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

An impression from the first edition.

SOLD


Jan Sibelius - -1936, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 65. Edition 60. Signed, titled and numbered 26/60 in pencil.

Image size 6 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches (171 x 117 mm); sheet size 10 5/8 x 8 inches (270 x 203 mm).

A fine impression, on tissue-thin cream laid Japan, with full margins (1 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches). The paper lightened within previous mat opening; otherwise in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Created for the radio station KECA as one of twelve program covers for their concert series broadcast from 1935 - 1936.

SOLD


Sultry Day - -1935, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 71. Edition 60, 1935; second edition of 150, only 7 impressions printed; third edition less than 200, American Artists Group, 1937.

Signed P LANDACRE and dated 1937 in the block, lower left.

Image size 8 x 6 inches (203 x 154 mm); sheet size 18 x 13 inches (457 x 330 mm).

A brilliant, black impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (3 1/2 to 5 7/8 inches), in excellent condition. An impression from the 1937 unsigned, unnumbered edition (not exceeding 200) published by American Artists Group, with the original AAG folder mat.

First Honorable Mention, Philadelphia Art Alliance, 1936. Original Etchings, Lithographs and Woodcuts Published by the American Artists Group, Inc. New York: The Group, 1936.

Exhibited: Pressed In Time: American Prints 1905-1950, The Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, 2007-2008.

Collections: Library of Congress (Pennell Fund purchase); Terra Foundation for the Arts.

SOLD


A Woman - -1937, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 85. Edition 60, second edition 150. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil.

Image size 10 1/2 x 6 inches (267 x 152 mm); sheet size 14 3/4 x 10 1/2 inches (375 x 267 mm).

A brilliant, black impression, on cream wove Japan paper, with full margins (2 to 2 1/4 inches), in excellent condition. An impression from the first edition; printed by the artist.

First Prize, Los Angeles County Fair, 1937.

SOLD


Anna- -1938, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 84. Edition 60, second edition 150. Signed and numbered 33/60 in pencil.

Image size 9 x 4 1/2 inches (230 x 115 mm); sheet size 10 1/2 x 7 1/4 inches (267 x 185 mm).

A brilliant, black impression, on cream wove Japan paper, with full margins (3/4 to 1 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. An impression from the first edition, printed by the artist.

This work was created for the cover of the Prospectus, Paul Landacre Association, 1938.

Selected for exhibition at the Venice Biennale, 1938.

$2000.


Black Stallion - -1940, Wood Engraving.

First trial proof, printed by the artist, before the edition of 200 for the Woodcut Society publication. Signed, titled, and annotated F T P and To Lucien from Paul Landacre in pencil by the artist.

Image size 6 x 7 1/8 inches (152 x 181 mm); sheet size 10 5/8 x 12 1/4 inches (270 x 311 mm).

A superb, black impression, on off-white wove Japan, with full margins (2 to 2 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. A unique F T P "first trial proof" printed by the artist, apart from the Woodcut Society edition, which was printed by Torch Press.

This impression was a gift from the artist to his friend the renowned cinematographer Lucien Ballard, most famous for his work with Sam Peckinpah which included the movies Ride the High Country and The Wild Bunch.

Collections: Auckland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Whales, Brooklyn Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, Print Club of Albany, Yale University Art Gallery.

$1900.

stallion, nude

Black Stallion - -1940, Wood Engraving.

Edition 200. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 6 x 7 1/8 inches (152 x 181 mm); sheet size 7 3/4 x 10 3/8 inches (197 x 264 mm).

A fine, black impression, on cream laid Japan, with full margins (7/8 to 1 3/4 inches), in excellent condition.

An impression from the edition published for the Seventeenth Presentation Print of the Woodcut Society, 1940. Printed by Torch Press, Cedar Rapids. Complete in the original Woodcut Society letterpress presentation folder, with a forward by Carl Zigrosser.

Collections: Auckland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of New South Whales, Brooklyn Museum, Williams College Museum of Art, Print Club of Albany, Yale University Art Gallery.

$1400.


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