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Trial Horse- - c.1932, Lithograph.

Beall 72. Bassham 14. Edition less than 50. Signed and titled in pencil. Signed and dated in the stone, lower right.

Image size 13 1/2 x 17 3/8 inches (343 x 441 mm); sheet size 18 x 22 3/4 inches (457 x 578 mm).

A superb impression, on off-white wove paper, with full margins; in excellent condition.

Collections: LC, UN, WSU.

SOLD


Corner No. 1- - c.1932-33, Lithograph.

Beall 17. Bassham 23. Edition between 15 and 50. Signed and titled in pencil. Signed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 13 1/8 x 17 1/4 inches (333 x 362 mm); sheet size 18 x 22 3/4 inches (457 x 578 mm).

A superb impression, on off-white wove paper, with full margins; in excellent condition.

Exhibited: Frank Rehn Gallery, New York, March 1933.

Collections: AGAA, LC, SF, UN.

SOLD


In This Corner- - c.1932-33, Lithograph.

Beall 47. Bassham 25. Edition 50 or less. Signed and titled in pencil. Signed in the stone, lower left.

Image size 14 11/16 x 19 3/4 inches (373 x 502 mm); sheet size 17 3/4 x 22 1/4 inches (451 x 565 mm).

A fine impression, on off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 1/4 to 1 3/4 inches), in excellent condition.

Exhibited: Frank Rehn Gallery, New York, March 1933. Reproduced: The Saturday Evening Post, March 3, 1934; Esquire, January 1951.

Collections: AGAA, AKAG, BMA, LC, UN.

SOLD


One-Punch Knockout (also Down)- - c.1934, 2-Color Lithograph.

Beall 55. Bassham 49. Edition c. 50. Signed, titled and numbered 14 in pencil. Signed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 14 5/8 x 19 1/2 inches (371 x 495 mm); sheet size 18 x 22 3/4 inches (457 x 578 mm).

A superb impression, with black ink printed over gray, on cream wove paper; full margins (5/8 to 2 3/4 inches); in excellent condition.

The image bears many similarities to Baer-Carnera, Riggs’ famous lithograph of the Max Baer - Primo Carnera title fight of 1934.

Collections: LC, MMAA, PMA, WAG, WSU.

SOLD


Psychopathic Ward - - c.1940, 2-Color Lithograph.

Beall 60. Bassham 78. Edition c. 50. Signed, titled and numbered 14 in pencil. Signed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 14 1/4 x 18 7/8 inches (362 x 479 mm); sheet size 17 1/4 x 23 3/4 inches (438 x 603 mm).

A superb, atmospheric impression, in warm black ink printed over a pale yellow-grey background tint; on off-white wove paper, with wide to full margins (1 1/8 to 2 1/2 inches), in excellent condition.

Exhibited: The Print Club, Philadelphia, November- December 1941. American Prints, 1913-1963, Royal Library Albert I, Brussels, Belgium, 1976. American Graphics 1860-1940, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, 1982. The American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock, The British Museum, 2008.

Reproduced: American Lithographs 1900-1960: The Artists and Their Printers, Clinton Adams, The University of New Mexico Press, 1983; The American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock, Stephen Coppel, The British Museum, 2008.

Collections: British Museum, Johnson Museum of Art (Cornell University), Library of Congress, Museum of Fine Arts (Boston), New Britian Musuem of American Art (CT), Philadelphia Museum of Art, Washington State University Museum of Art, Woodmere Art Musuem (Philadelphia).

Price On Request


Children's Ward- - c.1940, 2-Color Lithograph.

Beall 11. Bassham 76. Edition c. 50. Signed, titled and numbered 11 in pencil. Signed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 14 3/16 x 18 15/16 inches (362 x 481 mm); sheet size 17 1/8 x 22 7/8 inches (435 x 581 mm).

A superb impression, in warm black ink printed over a pale gray, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/8 to 1 7/8 inches), in excellent condition. The use of 2 colors, warm gray and black, in this work produce especially deep blacks and a wide range of subtle grays.

The image is of patients in the orthopedic section of St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. An important work of social conscience.

Exhibited: Printed Light: Photographic Vision and the Modern Print, National Gallery of Australia; Lasting Impressions: Lithography as Art, Part II, National Gallery of Australia.

Collections: Library of Congress, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Washington State University Museum of Art, National Gallery of Australia, Woodmere Art Museum (Philadelphia).

$1400.


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