P a u l - L a n d a c r e - - 1 8 9 3 - 1 9 6 3


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

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 11. Edition 50. Signed, titled and numbered 1/50 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 1/8 inches (222 x 283 mm).

A superb, flawless impression, on cream Japan, with full margins (1 3/16 to 1 3/4 inches). The full sheet, with deckle all around, in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

The 'black petrel' Landacre estate stamp in the bottom right margin, recto; Origins of Art stamp in the bottom right sheet corner, verso.

Provenance: This impression formerally from the collection Anthony Lehman, author of Paul Landacre: a Life and a Legacy, 1983.

Note: the thin parallel lines of this work and some of the following Landacre wood engravings create a moiré when photographed which is not seen when viewing the originals.

$3600.

California Coast, Big Sur

Smoke Tree Ranch- -1932, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 25. Edition 60. Signed, titled and numbered 8/60 in pencil.

Image size 6 3/4 x 10 1/16 inches (171 x 256 mm); sheet size 10 1/4 x 12 1/4 inches (260 x 311 mm).

A brilliant, black impression, on cream laid Japan, with full margins (1 to 2 1/4 inches). The paper lighter within the original mat opening, otherwise in excellent condition. Printed by the artist and Included by him in a group of prints reserved for his wife which he considered among his best works.

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. Included by the artist in a group of prints reserved for his wife which he considered among his best works.

Exhibited: White on Black: The Modernist Prints of Paul Landacre, Pasadena Museum of California Art, 2013.

Collections:The Huntington Art Collections, Columbia University Libraries, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, University of Arizona Museum of Art.

$5800.

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.

$3600.


Iris- -1934, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 38. Edition 60. Signed, titled and numbered 24/60 in pencil. Annotated To Dorothy 1936 in the bottom right margin.

Image size 7 15/16 x 6 inches (202 x 152 mm); sheet size 11 3/8 x 9 inches (289 x 229 mm).

A fine, black impression, on cream Kitakata Japan, with full margins (1 1/2 to 1 7/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Landacre included Iris in a group of prints reserved for his wife which he considered among his best works. Dorothy “Hatzie” Schlingman was a close friend and neighbor of the artist.

Collection: Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

$5600.

Iris, flower, modernism, nature, organic

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.


Mozart- -1935, Wood Engraving.

Edition 60 (only 9 printed). Signed, titled and numbered 7/60 in pencil.

Image size 6 x 4 inches (152 x 102 mm); sheet size 10 1/8 x 8 1/4 inches (257 x 210 mm).

A fine impression, on cream laid Japan, with full margins (1 7/8 to 2 1/4 inches). The paper very slightly lightened within the previous mat opening; otherwise in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

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

Reproduced: Great Composers from 12 Wood Engravings by Paul Landacre, Invierno Press, Los Angeles, 1979.

Collection: University of Arizona Museum of Art.

$1400.

Mozart, Portraits, Portraits, Great Composer, Classical Music, Symphony

Brahms- -1935, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 58. Edition 60 (fewer printed). Signed, titled and numbered 19/60 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 cream laid Japan, with full margins (1 5/8 to 1 7/8 inches). The paper lightened within the previous mat opening; otherwise in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

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

Reproduced: Great Composers from 12 Wood Engravings by Paul Landacre, Invierno Press, Los Angeles, 1979.

Collection: University of Arizona Museum of Art.

$1400.

Brahms, Portraits, Portraits, Great Composer, Classical Music, Symphony

Schubert - -1936, Wood Engraving.

Zeitlin & Ver Brugge 63. Edition 60 (only 17 printed). 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 cream laid Japan, with full margins (1 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches). The paper lightened within the previous mat opening; otherwise in excellent condition. Printed by the artist. Scarce.

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

Reproduced: Great Composers from 12 Wood Engravings by Paul Landacre, Invierno Press, Los Angeles, 1979.

Collection: University of Arizona Museum of Art.

$1400.

Schubert, Great Composer, Classical Music, Symphony

Verdi- -1936, Wood Engraving.

Edition 60 (only 14 printed). Signed, titled and numbered 10/60 in pencil.

Image size 6 3/4 x 4 5/8 inches (171 x 117 mm); sheet size 10 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches (267 x 206 mm).

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

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

Reproduced: Great Composers from 12 Wood Engravings by Paul Landacre, Invierno Press, Los Angeles, 1979.

Collection: University of Arizona Museum of Art.

$1400.

Verdi, Portraits, Great Composer, Classical Music, Symphony

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.


Pelican - - 1939, Wood Engraving.

Edition 60. Signed, titled and numbered 45/60 in pencil.

Image size 8 11/16 x 8 11/16 inches (221 x 221 mm); sheet size 11 1/4 x 13 inches (286 x 330 mm).

A brilliant, black impression, on buff wove Japan, with full margins (1 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Reproduced on the cover of 'Westways' magazine, July, 1939. Northwest Printmakers Purchase Prize, 1940.

Collections: Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Diego Museum of Art.

$4400.

Pelican, Bird, Nature, sailboat, Dock, Water Foul


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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