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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).

$5000.


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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