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Amusement Park, Vienna   -1928, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 2. Edition 22. Signed, titled, and numbered in pencil. Initialed B.M.S. in the stone.

Image size 9 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches (247 x 242 mm); sheet size 17 3/4 x 12 5/8 inches (451 x 321 mm).

A fine impression on chine collé, with full margins (1 1/4 to 5 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Desjobert. One of the artist's earliest prints.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

$1850.


Slack Rope Artist   -1930, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 35. Edition 30. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 13 5/8 x 10 1/8 inches (347 x 257 mm); sheet size 18 3/8 x 12 3/4 inches (467 x 324 mm).

A fine impression, on cream chine collé, with full margins (1 1/8 to 2 3/4 inch), in excellent condition. Hinge remains on the top and bottom sheet edges verso. Printed by Desjobert.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

$2800.


Church at Night   -1932, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 59. Edition 40. Signed and numbered 6/40 in pencil.

Image size 13 1/4 x 11 9/16 inches (337 x 294 mm); sheet size 17 1/4 x 13 inches (438 x 330 mm).

A fine, rich impression, with full margins (5/8 to 2 7/8 inches ), on cream laid Japan. Minor glue stains on the top sheet edge, left and right, otherwise in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno and signed Theo. Cuno in pencil, lower left margin.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

$1600.


Introduction to Love   -1935, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 110. Edition 35. Signed and dated in pencil.

Image size 10 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches (263 x 342 mm); sheet size 15 1/8 x 20 1/4 inches (384 x 514 mm).

A superb impression, with full margins (2 1/8 to 3 1/2 inches), on Barcelona-Catalunya cream laid paper, in excellent condition.

Reproduced in American Master Prints from the Betty and Douglas Duffy collection, the trust for museum exhibitions Washington, D.C., 1987. Collections: FLP, PMA

SOLD


Girl and Cat   -1935, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 121. Edition 33. Signed, titled, and numbered 10/33 in pencil.

Image size 10 1/8 x 13 5/8 inches (257 x 345 mm); sheet size 12 1/2 x 17 5/8 inches (318 x 448 mm).

A fine, rich impression, with full margins (1 to 2 1/8 inches), on cream wove paper, in excellent condition.

$2200.


Portrait at Dusk   -1939, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 174. Edition 20; 30. Signed, dated, titled and numbered Ed. 20 in pencil.

Image size 15 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches (400 x 257 mm); sheet size 23 x 15 7/8 inches (584 x 403 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 3/4 to 3 7/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

$1600.


The 30s–Windshield   -1939, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 176. Edition 35; 30. Signed, tilted and annotated Ed. 30 in pencil.

Image size 9 x 14 1/4 inches (229 x 362 mm), sheet size 11 1/2 x 16 5/8 inches (292 x 422 mm).

A fine impression, on off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 1/8 to 1 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

SOLD


The Lamentation   -1941, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 199. Edition 40. Signed, titled and numbered Ed. 35 in pencil. Initialed in stone, lower right.

Image size 12 1/4 x 18 1/8 inches (311 x 460 mm); sheet size 15 1/2 x 22 3/4 inches (384 x 578 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 3/8 to 2 5/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

$1400.


Girl with Hands to Face   -1940, Lithograph with Tint Block.

Fine and Looney 180. Edition 30. Signed, tilted and annotated Ed. 30 in pencil.

Image size 15 15/16 x 10 inches (405 x 254 mm); sheet size 22 7/8 x 12 7/8 inches (581 x 327 mm).

A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/4 to 3 5/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno. Scarce.

Collections: FLP, PMA, LC.

$1800.


Farewell In The Dawn   -1942, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 205. Edition 35; 30. Signed, titled, dated and annotated Ed 30 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 14 7/8 x 10 1/8 inches (406 x 233 mm); sheet size 19 1/8 x 12 5/8 inches (486 x 321 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on Rives off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 x 2 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

$1400.


Credo 3: I Believe in Man   -1942, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 211. Edition 35. Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil.

Image size 16 x 9 3/16 inches (406 x 233 mm); sheet size 20 x 12 7/8 inches (508 x 327 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on Rives cream wove paper, with full margins (1 7/8 to 2 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Collection: PMA.

$1800.


Souvenir of Lidice   -1943, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 216. Edition 35. Signed, dated, titled, and annotated Ed. 35 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 12 1/8 x 18 1/4 inches (308 x 464 mm); sheet size 15 3/8 x 22 3/4 inches (391 x 578 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 to 2 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA, LC.

$1600.


From the Sea; From the Sea–Pieta--- 1943, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 220. Edition 35; 30. Signed, tilted, dated and annotated Ed. 35 in pencil. Initialed in the stone lower right.

Image size 10 3/16 x 15 1/8 inches (259 x 384 mm); sheet size 13 3/4 x 9 1/4 inches (349 x 235 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 3/8 to 2 1/8 inches). Repaired creases in the bottom left and right margins, both into the image but only barely visible in the margins, recto; otherwise in excellent condition.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

SOLD


Riders of the Apocalypse--- 1943, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 222. Edition 35. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Ed 35 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower left.

Image size 12 11/16 x 16 3/8 inches (322 x 416 mm); sheet size 15 5/8 x 19 1/4 inches (397 x 489 mm).

A superb impression, on off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 1/4 to 1 5/8 inches); in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Exhibited and Reproduced: The American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock, Stephen Coppel, The British Museum, 2008, catalog p. 205.

Collections: British Museum; Free Library of Philadelphia; National Gallery of Art, Washington; Philadelphia Museum of Art.

SOLD


Subway Shift; The Second Front   -1943, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 223. Edition 35; 30. Signed, dated, titled The Second Front and annotated Ed 30 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 10 3/16 x 16 1/4 inches (359 x 413 mm); sheet size 15 3/8 x 23 1/4 inches (390 x 591 mm).

A superb, richly inked impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 3/8 to 3 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Exhibited and reproduced: Benton Spruance, Lithographs 1932-1967, Philadelphia College of Art, 1967; The American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock, p. 205, Stephen Coppel, The British Museum, 2008.

Collections: British Museum, Free Library of Philadelphia; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Philadelphia Museum of Art.

$6500.

People, Portrait, Subway, WWII, Social Commentary, War Effort, Civilians, New York

Resurrection   -1944, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 227. Edition 32; 35. Signed, titled -Resurrection- and numbered Ed 30 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower left.

Image size 18 3/4 x 13 1/4 inches (476 x 336 mm); sheet size 23 x 16 5/8 inches (584 x 422 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on heavy Strathmore cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inches); slight discoloration on the right sheet edge, well away from the image; otherwise in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

$1200.


End of Waiting  -1944, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 230. Edition 30; 25. Signed, titled, dated and annotated Ed 30 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, upper right.

Image size 14 3/8 x 12 1/8 inches (365 x 308 mm); sheet size 19 1/4 x 14 3/8 inches (489 x 365 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 to 2 5/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

$900.


Nero   -1944, 2-Color Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 233. Edition 30. Signed, titled and annotated Ed 30 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 11 5/8 x 15 3/8 inches (368 x 486 mm); sheet size 14 3/8 to 19 1/4 inches (365 x 489 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/4 to 2 inches); in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA, NGA.

SOLD


A Wind is Rising and the Rivers Flow   - 1945, Color Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 242. Edition 40. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Ed.40 in pencil.

Image size 14 1/2 x 19 1/8 inches (368 x 486 mm); sheet size 17 1/2 x 22 7/8 inches (445 x 581 mm).

A fine impression with fresh colors, on cream wove paper; full margins (1 1/4 to 2 1/8 inches); in excellent condition.

$1800.


Ecclesiastes Essay IV   - 1946, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 248. Edition 40. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 17 5/8 x 12 3/4 inches (448 x 324 mm); sheet size 21 1/2 x 16 inches (546 x 406 mm).

A superb impression on off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 5/16 to 2 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno, with his blindstamp in the lower left sheet edge.

$800.


Figure with Mirrors  - 1947, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 257. Edition 40. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Ed. 35 in pencil. Initialed in stone, lower right.

Image size 14 x 18 1/2 inches (356 x 470 mm); sheet size 16 1/2 x 22 7/8 inches (419 x 581 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/8 to 2 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art.

$1200.


Eyes for the Night   - 1947, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 260. Edition 35-40. Signed, dated, titled and numbered Ed 35 in pencil. Initialed in the stone.

Image size 19 1/16 x 12 3/4 inches (484 x 324 mm); sheet size 23 5/8 x 17 1/4 inches (600 x 438 mm).

A deep, rich impression, with full margins (2 to 2 3/8 inches), on heavy cream wove paper, in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, LC, PMA.

$900.


Eyes for the Night   - 1948, Color Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 261. Edition 35. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Ed 35 in pencil.

Image size 19 x 12 7/8 inches (483 x 327 mm), sheet size 21 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches (537 x 387 mm).

A fine impression, with fresh colors, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 to 1 3/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA, BPL, LC.

$1200.


Havoc in Heaven   - 1948, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 270. Edition 35; 40. Signed, titled and numbered Ed 35 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 18 11/16 x 13 inches (474 x 330 mm); sheet size 22 7/8 x 16 1/4 inches (581 x 413 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/4 to 2 7/8 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

SOLD


Soliloquy: Vanity of Decision   - 1949, Color Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 275. Edition 50; 40. Signed, titled Soliloquy and numbered 23/40 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower left.

Image size 18 13/16 x 13 inches (478 x 330 mm); sheet size 22 7/8 x 16 1/8 inches (581 x 410 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 to 2 1/8 inches); in excellent condition.

From Vanity I: Vanity of the Mind, a series of five lithographs. Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA, NGA.

SOLD


Fallen Angel: Vanity of Disagreement   - 1949, Color Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 276. Edition 40. Signed, titled and numbereded 24/40 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower left.

Image size 18 5/8 x 13 1/8 inches (473 x 333 mm), sheet size 22 7/8 x 16 inches (581 x 406 mm).

A superb impression, with fresh colors, on off-white wove paper; full margins (1 3/8 to 2 1/4 inches), in excellent condition.

Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, LC, PMA, NGA.

$900.


Set Pieces: Vanity of Trust   - 1949, Color Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 279. Edition 40. Signed, titled, dated and numbered 23/40 in pencil.

Image size 13 x 18 9/16 inches (330 x 471 mm); sheet size 16 1/4 x 23 inches (413 x 584 mm).

A fine, impression with fresh colors on off-white wove paper, with full margins (1 3/8 to 2 1/4 inches). Slight toning the the bottom right margin, well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition.

Printed by Cuno.

Collections: Free Library of Philadelphia, Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Gallery of Art.

$1100.

Romance, Fourth 4th of July, Independence Day, Night, Fireworks, Nocturne, Couple

I’ll Be What I Choose: Vanity of Ambition   - 1949, Color Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 281. Edition 40. Signed, titled and numbered 24/40 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 19 13/16 x 13 1/4 inches (478 x 339 mm); sheet size 23 7/8 x 16 1/4 inches (606 x 413 mm).

A fine impression, with fresh colors, on cream wove paper; full margins (1 1/8 to 2 1/4 inches); slight toning on top right sheet edge, well away from the image; in excellent condition.

Printed by Cuno.

Collections: FLP, PMA, NGA.

SOLD


Broken Carousel  - 1950, Color Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 285. Edition 35. Signed, titled and numbered 18/35 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 18 1/2 x 13 3/8 inches (470 x 340 mm); sheet size 22 7/8 x 15 7/8 inches (581 x 403 mm).

A fine impression, with fresh colors, on Rives cream wove paper; wide to full margins (1 1/8 to 2 3/8 inches). A small stain on top right sheet edge, well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition.

Printed by Cuno.

Collections: CMA, FLP, NGA.

$1400.


Girl With Mask  - 1950, Color Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 291. Edition 30. Signed, dated, titled and annotated Ed 30 in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 20 5/8 x 12 1/8 inches (523 x 309 mm); sheet size 22 3/4 x 15 5/8 inches (578 x 397 mm).

A fine impression, with fresh colors, on Rives cream wove paper; full margins (1 to 2 1/8 inches), in excellent condition.

Printed by Cuno, with the printer's blindstamp CUNO, PHIILA., PA. IMPRESSION, in the bottom center margin.

Collections: BPL, FLP, NGA.

$1400.


"With You, Wisdom Will Die" –Job   -1951, Lithograph.

Fine and Looney 301. Edition 25; 30. Signed, titled, dated and editioned Ed 30, and annotated imp BS. in pencil. Initialed in the stone, lower right.

Image size 18 1/8 x 11 11/16 inches (460 x 297 mm); sheet size 11 3/4 x 15 7/8 inches (578 x 403 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on Rives cream wove paper, with full margins (1 7/8 x 2 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Collections: FLP, PMA.

$1400.


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