Old Master Through Modern Prints: November 2020 Highlights

Lot 247: Louis Lozowick, New York, lithograph, circa 1925. Estimate $40,000 to $60,000.

At Auction November 12, 2020

The fall fine prints sale will include masters of printmaking from the sixteenth through the twentieth centuries. Highlights include woodcuts, etchings and engravings by Albrecht Dürer, Francisco José de Goya, Giovanni B. Piranesi, and Rembrandt van Rijn. The superb selection of modern prints that follows is led by a strong group of nineteenth-century artists, ranging from James A.M. Whistler to Paul Gauguin, and Impressionist stalwarts like Edgar Degas and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. The auction continues with works by American printmakers, featuring color woodcuts by Gustave Baumann, classic views of New York City by Edward Hopper, Louis Lozowick and Martin Lewis, the important Regionalist lithographer Thomas Hart Benton, and modern European masters such as Salvador Dalí, Rene Magritte, Henri Matisse and Pablo Picasso.

Lot 84: Rembrandt van Rijn, The Descent from the Cross: Second Plate, etching and engraving, 1633. Estimate $30,000 to $50,000.

Old Master Prints

With significant selections of woodcuts, engravings and etchings by Albrecht Dürer (lots 6 to 35); Rembrandt van Rijn (lots 71 to 104); and Giovanni B. Piranesi (lots 110 to 127).

Lot 169: Mary Cassatt, The Crocheting Lesson, drypoint, circa 1902. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

Nineteenth-Century Prints

A large number of works by American expatriate James A.M. Whistler (lots 143 to 166) and Impressionist printmakers (lots 167 to 187).

Lot 205: Paul Gauguin, Mahna No Varua Ino, color woodcut, 1893-94. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.
Lot 148: James A.M. Whistler, Venus, etching and drypoint, 1859. Estimate $7,000 to $10,000.

American Prints

Featuring artists depicting New York City scenes (lots 243 to 267); Regionalists (lots 268 to 284); and Latin American artists (lots 295 to 310).

Lot 295: Diego Rivera, El Sueño (La Noche de los Pobres), lithograph, 1932. Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.
Lot 227: Edward Hopper, Night Shadows, etching, 1921. Estimate $20,000 to $30,000.

European Prints

Including signature works by Pablo Picasso (lots 312 to 337); Henri Matisse (lots 351 to 363); Joan Miró (lots 388 to 411); prominent Surrealists (lots 412 to 440); and Marc Chagall (lots 442 to 451), among others.

Lot 392: Joan Miró, Série Noire et Rouge, color etching, 1938. Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.
Lot 324: Pablo Picasso, Buste au Corsage à Carreaux, lithograph, 1957. Estimate $25,000 to $35,000.
Lot 358: Henri Matisse, Nu au Bracelet, linoleum cut, 1940. Estimate $12,000 to $18,000.

What You Need to Know on Auction Day

Previewing By Appointment Only Through Wednesday, November 11

This auction will be held live and conducted remotely by Swann auctioneers taking bids from multiple platforms. While there will not be bidding in the room, we will be accepting order bids, and interested buyers will be able to participate live online via the Swann Galleries App. The app is available in the App Store and on Google Play, and it can also be accessed on a desktop at live.swanngalleries.com

Please note: limited phone bidding will be available for this auction. Phone bidding registrations will close the day before the sale at 4pm.

At this time, our exhibition and auction location at 104 East 25th Street is closed to the public. Private viewings are available by appointment only, and must be arranged in advance. To make an appointment please contact a specialist the department.

Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions.

Specialist for the Sale

Todd Weyman

Director, Prints & Drawings


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