K a r l - E u g e n e - F o r t e s s - - 1 9 0 7 - 1 9 9 5


Untitled (The Artist and Francis Pratt Museum Going) - - c.1937, Tusche Lithograph.

Edition 8. Signed, numbered 3/8 in pencil. Inscribed For Usui - Karl in the bottom center margin.

Image size 9 x 13 1/8 inches (229 x 333 mm); sheet size 13 1/8 x 17 7/8 inches (333 x 454 mm).

A fine, richly-inked impression, on cream wove paper, the full sheet with margins (1 13/4 to 2 3/4 inches); a small loss in the top center sheet edge, otherwise in excellent condition. Scarce.

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

SOLD

Museum visit, Francis Pratt and the artist

Untitled (Surrealist Landscape with Placards) - - c.1940, Lithograph.

Edition 20. Signed and numbered 20/20 in pencil. Inscribed For Usui in the bottom center margin.

Image size 9 x 7 1/2 inches (229 x 191 mm); sheet size 13 x 9 7/8 inches (330 x 251 mm).

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

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

$350.


Untitled (Surrealist Landscape with No. 5) - - c.1940, Lithograph.

Edition 16. Signed and numbered 2/16 in pencil. Inscribed For Usui - Karl in the bottom center margin.

Image size 6 3/4 x 12 3/8 inches (171 x 314 mm); sheet size 12 x 17 3/8 inches (305 x 441 mm).

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

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

$450.


Tanks & Trees - - c.1940, Lithograph.

Edition 100 proofs. Signed, titled and numbered 100/P in pencil. Inscribed For Usui - K. in the bottom left margin.

Image size 13 1/8 x 10 inches (333 x 254 mm); sheet size 18 1/4 x 13 1/8 inches (464 x 333 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 to 3 3/8 inches); four small tears (1/4 to 3/5 inch) on the bottom sheet edge, and slight crease across the top right sheet corner, all well away from the image; otherwise in excellent condition.

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

$450.


Untitled (Surrealist Landscape with Industrial Ruins) - - c.1940, Lithograph.

Edition 20. Signed and numbered 4/20 in pencil. Inscribed For Usui - Karl in the bottom center margin.

Image size 7 3/8 x 11 7/8 inches (187 x 285 mm); sheet size 13 1/8 x 16 1/2 inches (333 x 419 mm).

A clean, black impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 1/4 to 3 9/16 inches). Traces of printing ink in the margins at the stone edge; several short repaired tears at the sheet edges; diagonal creases in the bottom left sheet corner; all well away from the image, otherwise in excellent condition. Scarce.

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

SOLD


Untitled (Surrealist Nocturne with No. 5) - - c.1940, Lithograph.

Edition 18. Signed and numbered 1/18 in pencil. Inscribed For Usui - Karl in the bottom center margin.

Image size 13 7/16 x 9 3/4 inches (341 x 248 mm); sheet size 17 15/16 x 13 inches (456 x 330 mm).

A fine, rich impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/2 to 2 1/4 inches). A short repaired tear in the sheet edge, well away from the image; a diagonal crease in the bottom right sheet corner, otherwise in excellent condition. Scarce.

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

$450.


Untitled (Surrealist Landscape with Gas Pump) - - c.1940, Lithograph.

Edition 22. Signed and numbered 19/22 in pencil. Inscribed For Usui - Karl in the bottom center margin.

Image size 10 11/16 x 14 5/8 inches (175 x 371 mm); sheet size 13 x 18 1/4 inches (330 x 464 mm).

A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 1/8 to 2 1/8 inches). Two short repaired tears in the bottom sheet edge, well away from image, otherwise in excellent condition. Scarce.

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

SOLD


Untitled (Surrealist Landscape with Tree Stumps and No. 5) - - c.1940, Color Lithograph.

Edition 24. Signed and numbered 24/24 in pencil. Inscribed For Usui - Karl in the bottom center margin.

Image size 11 7/8 x 8 3/4 inches (302 x 222 mm); sheet size 17 3/16 x 12 15/16 inches (437 x 329 mm).

A superb impression with deep, muted colors, on cream wove paper, with full margins (13/4 to 2 3/4 inches), in excellent condition. Scarce.

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

SOLD


Untitled (Mt. Olive Rest) - - c.1940, Lithograph.

Edition 25 proofs. Signed and numbered 25/P in pencil. Inscribed For Usui - Karl in the bottom center margin.

Image size 9 1/16 x 14 inches (230 x 356 mm); sheet size 13 1/8 x 18 1/8 inches (333 x 460 mm).

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

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

SOLD


Untitled (Delapidation with No. 5) - - c.1940, Lithograph.

Edition 12. Signed and numbered 1/12 in pencil. Inscribed For Usui - Karl in the bottom center margin.

Image size 8 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches (222 x 368 mm); sheet size 12 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches (311 x 470 mm).

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

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

$450.


Untitled (Model T Memorial) - - c.1940, Lithograph.

Edition 15 proofs. Signed and numbered 15/ P in pencil. Inscribed For Usui - Karl in the bottom center margin. Initials in the matrix, lower right hand corner.

Image size 8 3/4 x 14 1/2 inches (222 x 368 mm); sheet size 12 1/4 x 18 1/2 inches (311 x 470 mm).

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

Provenance: Estate of Francis Pratt. Francis and her husband Bumpei Usui were fellow Woodstock artists and friends of Fortess.

$450.


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