Tanguy, Yves - Feu a Eclat
Color Lithograph, 1953, Ed. 50, Ref. W. A, 17-3/4 x 15-7/8, on cream wove Arches paper, with small top & side margins, large bottom margin as issued, signed and dated in pencil. This large and striking lithograph was produced by Mourlot in collaboration with Tanguy. There is only one lithograph known by Tanguy, produced for the famous catalog designed by Duchamp for Surrealism in 1947. This large color lithograph after Tanguy is the only print which approximates the presence of one of his paintings, his other graphic work consisting of etchings, only occasionally printed in color, and tending to a small intimate scale. Price on Request.
Zorach, William - Two Figures in a Stormy Landscape
Linocut, ca. 1920, Burke p.225, ZPL 50,Edition small, 7-9/16 x 2-5/8, signed in pencil, on cream japan paper, small printing crease in image upper left, some marginal foxing, a fine impression of this very rare print. Ex-coll. Helen Farr Sloan. Price on Request.
Andrews, Sybil - Sledgehammers
Color Linocut, 1933, ed. 60 plus 4 trial proofs, 10-1/4 x 12-1/2, signed, titled and numbered 60/60 in pencil, on thin cream japan laid paper; some discoloration to sheet within image from the oils in the ink, and the characteristic extensive ink bleed from printing in the full margins as is common, otherwise in fine condition with no tears or losses to the full sheet. A beautiful impression of one of Sybil Andrews greatest prints, now receiving the attention they deserve as masterworks of early 20th century futurist machine age design. Price on Request.
Peale, Rembrandt - Patriae Pater (Father of his Country)
Lithograph on wove paper, 1827, 19-3/16 x 15-6/16, signed in the stone at l.l. "Drawn on Stone by Rembrandt Peale" "Copyright secured 1827" at center, and "Pendeltons Lithography Boston" at l.r. Below this in large script is the title "Washington", and below this "From the Original Portrait Painted by Rembrandt Peale". Considerable toning, most noticeably at the edges of the large margins, which measure 1--1/2 on the sides and 1-1/4 at top. The bottom margin extends 1/8 beyond the bottom line of text and seems to coincide with the embossing from the edge of the litho stone itself. A ¼" loss in the background above Washington's head has been skillfully restored as has a scrape on the cheek, rub to the chest at right, and scrape below the keystone. There is a diagonal break just outside the upper right image corner. The sheet has been backed with japan and is a remarkable survival considering it had been backed with canvas and on a stretcher with no glass when found! Extremely rare and important today, this lithograph was drawn on stone by Peale himself after his own famous "Porthole" portrait of George Washington, painted from life. Created two years after the first American lithograph, this large and impressive image is a technical "tour de force" in it's striking detail and subtle range of values and textures. Foremost however, is the emotional gravity with which Peale has imbued this portrait of our first president, making it an iconic image and a masterpiece of early American lithography. Price on request.
Bloom, Hyman - Standing Male Nude, Arms Behind, Looking Down
Pencil Drawing, ca. 1930, on a 13-3/4 x 10 sheet of cream wove paper watermarked WARDS BOSTON BOND, signed with initials lower left, creases to top left margin corner. Early in their teens both Hyman Bloom and his friend Jack Levine studied with Harold Zimmerman at the West End Community Center, Boston. Zimmerman taught the two to draw exclusively from memory and imagination. Focused attention on fleeting direct observation and rigorous study of the work of the old masters informed their efforts. Thus, many drawings which look as if they are from life are from imagination and memory . It is clear that this course of study resulted in an exceptional early body of work, as the nuanced face and torso of this male nude attest.. Price on request.
Bloom, Hyman - Staging The Act (recto)
Pencil Drawing, Recto, ca. 1930, 10-3/8 x 14-1/2, on buff wove paper, signed with initials lower right, tack holes to top corners, a small V shaped loss in the top left margin corner, three discreet repaired edge tears just into image at top and bottom left. Early in his youth in Boston, Hyman Bloom with his friend Jack Levine would attend the circus when it came to town. The exotic costumes, wild animals and feats of daring provided great subject matter for their prodigious memories and mastery of the figure. This loose and confident early group figure study by Bloom seems to show a couple of circus acrobats backstage dressing for a performance while a crew readies a stage, jump, or a ramp in the background. The rhythmic curves of the figures echo each other as they move the viewer's eye across the sheet from foreground to the two distant figures at right. There is a pencil study of three related figures verso. Ex-collection MIrski Gallery, Boston; for many years Bloom's dealer. A beautiful two-sided sheet of a favorite early subject of the artist. Price on request.
Bloom, Hyman - Staging The Act (Verso)
Pencil Drawing, Verso, ca. 1930, 10-3/8 x 14-1/2, on buff wove paper, unsigned, preliminary study of three figures which relate to the drawing shown above. The rhythmic curves out of which these figures evolve echo each other as the young artist explores form and placement for the composition. Ex-collection MIrski Gallery, Boston; for many years Bloom's dealer. A beautiful two-sided sheet of a favorite early subject of the artist. Price on request.
Powell, Leslie Joseph - Tugboat at the Pier (N.Y. Harbor)
Watercolor and Pencil, 1942, 19-5/8 x 24-1/2, signed & dated in pencil, on a full sheet of J. Green & Son white watercolor paper. old mat line, foxing to sky and some fading of blue pigment, noticable under edges of mat. This large and dynamic precisionist watercolor of an iconic N.Y. Tugboat was previously exhibitied by the American Watercolor Society. Included is a 1940's-50's typed exhibition label from Art for Industry/New York held at 663 5th Ave. Works by Powell are in the collections of the Smithsonian, Brooklyn Museum and Butler Institute, among others. Price on request.