Fall 2019: 19th & 20th Century Prints & Drawings

 

At Auction September 19

Upcoming Highlights

 
three colorful lithographs of the circus by Marc Chagall
Marc Chagall, Cirque, portfolio with complete text, 23 color lithographs and 15 lithographs, 1967. $120,000 to $180,000.
 

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American Works

 

We are pleased to offer a selection of works from the collection of the late print dealers Betty and Douglas Duffy, of The Bethesda Art Gallery, including dizzying portraits of New York City skyscrapers by Howard Cook, whose catalogue raisonné was authored by the Duffys. Other American artists that are well-represented by their prints: Gustave Baumann, George Bellows and Martin Lewis.

 
Howard Cook, Skyscraper, wood engraving, 1928.
Howard Cook, Skyscraper, wood engraving, 1928. $10,000 to $15,000.
 
Gustave Baumann, Mending the Seine (Provincetown), color woodcut, 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
 
George Bellows, Dempsey and Firpo, lithograph, 1923-24. $30,000 to $50,000.
 
Martin Lewis, Glow of the City, drypoint, 1929. $20,000 to $30,000.
 
Martin Lewis, Gokei (Road Through Boulder Creek), watercolor, circa 1921. $4,000 to $6,000.
 
Edna Boies Hopkins, The Mountaineer (Andy Walking with his Mule), color woodcut, 1917. $8,000 to $12,000.
   
 

Modern European Works

 

Modern highlights include Pablo Picasso’s color linoleum cut Femme Nue Pechant des Truites a la Main, 1962; a scarce, early symbolist etching by Edvard Munch, Badende Kvinner, 1895; Joan Miró’s large-scale color aquatint Le Chef des Équipages, 1973; and a private European collection of livres d’artiste by Marc Chagall, including his stunning Cirque series, with 23 color lithographs, 1967.

 
Sonia Delaunay, Compositions, Couleurs, Idees, color pochoirs, 1930.
Sonia Delaunay, Compositions, Couleurs, Idees, color pochoirs, 1930. $4,000 to $6,000.
 
Henri Matisse, Le Tobogan, color pochoir, 1947.
Henri Matisse, Le Tobogan, color pochoir, 1947. $8,000 to $12,000.
 
Joan Miró, Le Chef des Équipages, color etching, aquatint and carborundum, 1973.
Joan Miró, Le Chef des Équipages, color etching, aquatint and carborundum, 1973. $20,000 to $30,000.
 
Maurits C. Escher, Day and Night, color woodcut, 1935.
Maurits C. Escher, Day and Night, color woodcut, 1935. $20,000 to $30,000.
 
Rolf Nesch, Apis, color relief metal print, 1968. $5,000 to $8,000.
   
 

Latin American Works

 

Building on the success of our first standalone Latin American art auction, a stellar selection features significant works by Miguel Covarrubias, José Clemente Orozco and Diego Rivera, as well as a large selection of color aquatints and Mixografias by Rufino Tamayo.

 
Miguel Covarrubias, Portrait of Somerset Maugham, gouache, circa 1925.
Miguel Covarrubias, Portrait of Somerset Maugham, gouache, circa 1925. $5,000 to $8,000.
 
Rufino Tamayo, Personajes con Parajos,
Rufino Tamayo, Personajes con Parajos, color Mixografia, 1988. $3,000 to $5,000.
 
Diego Rivera, Zapata
Diego Rivera, Zapata, lithograph, 1932. $20,000 to $30,000.
 
   

Nineteenth Century

 

Nineteenth-century standouts include a hand-colored impression of James Ensor’s etching La Vengeance de Hop-Frog, 1898—an allegorical image on the theme of class injustice based on a short story by Edgar Allan Poe; an etching by the most productive of the Impressionist printmakers, Camille Pissarro, Femme vidant une Brouette, 1880, considered his most technically complex printed work; several important drypoints by Mary Cassatt; and a landscape drawing by Paul Gauguin, Paysage aux Meules, circa 1880, alongside several of his printed works.

 
Maurice Denis, Amour, complete set of 13 color lithographs, 1892-99. $20,000 to $30,000.
 
James Ensor, La Vengeance de Hop-Frog, etching with hand coloring in watercolor and gouache, 1898. $30,000 to $50,000.
   
 

Exhibition Open September 14–18

The exhibition is free to attend and open to the public. We welcome special and educational groups with advance notice—send an inquiry to rsvp@swanngalleries.com.

 

Exhibition Hours

Saturday, September 14 – 12 pm to 5 pm

Monday, September 16 – 10 am to 6 pm

Tuesday, September 17 – 10 am to 6 pm

Wednesday, September 18 – 10 am to 6 pm

   

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