Pablo Picasso lithograph poster and collage | Traits, Tete de femme
Medium: lithograph, collage and stencil poster. Extremely rare, with no others currently on the market. This work consists of a lithograph mounted onto brown wove paper, with a collage of hand-cut newsprint letters and stenciled text in red and blue ink. On verso is a stamp stating that this affiche (poster) was issued in a limited edition of 60 and that this is copy number 1 (see photos).
The lithograph itself appears to be a slightly different state of "Tête de femme". It is known that Tete de femme (references Bloch 384; Mourlot 4) was executed by Picasso in 1945 and issued in an edition of 50 with Picasso's red pencil signature but with no plate signature. The lithograph offered here is printed on Arches laid paper and is signed in the stone, but is not hand-signed.
The size of the lithograph portrait is 11 3/4 x 8 1/4 inches (300 x 210 mm) and the full poster measures 19 3/4 x 13 inches (500 x 325 mm). The first photo shows the complete poster, photographed against a white background. The second photo is a close-up of the lithograph and the third shows the publisher's stamp on the back side.
Condition: there are pinholes at each corner of the poster, with minor creasing throughout. The lithograph shows a horizontal crease near the top, where it is attached to the support sheet. This rarity is quite an unusual find.
Camille Pissarro "Marche aux Legumes, a Pointoise" original etching
Medium: original etching and and aquatint with drypoint. Catalogue reference: Delteil 97. Executed in 1891, this lovely impression is from the edition on cream wove paper published in 1923 for inclusion in the Loys Delteil catalogue raisonne "Le peintre-graveur illustre: Pissarro, Sisley, Renoir (Volume 17). The plate size is 10 x 8 inches (255 x 201 mm); the full sheet measures 12 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches (318 x 235 mm). Not signed. A great find and a magnificent print, showing Pissarro's skill as an etcher.
Camille Pissarro "Les Faneuses" original etching
Medium: original etching in bistre brown ink. Catalogue reference: Delteil 94. Executed in 1890, this lovely impression is from the rare 1906 first edition of "Histoire des Peintres Impressionnistes" by Theodore Duret, published in Paris by Floury. The plate size is 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 inches (198 x 135 mm); the full sheet measures 10 x 7 3/4 inches (255 x 195 mm). Not signed. A rich, dark impression with plate tone on cream laid paper, this Pissarro etching is a great find.
Camille Pissarro "Vachere au Bord de l'Eau" original etching on japon paper
Medium: original etching and drypoint. This rare and beautiful impression on japon paper is one of only 50 printed for the deluxe edition of the Gazette des Beaux Arts. Published in Paris in 1890, this Pissarro etching is printed in brown ink, rather than the typical black ink. Catalogue reference: Delteil 93. A fine impression with plate tone, measuring 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 inches -- 198 x 135mm (plate size) with full original margins. Not signed. In excellent condition with no age-toning or foxing, this original Pissarro art work is a lucky find!
Joan Miro original lithograph for Surrealisme en 1947
Medium: original lithograph in five colors. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 56. This was the first color lithograph executed by Miro. Printed in Paris by Mourlot and published by Pierre à Feu and Maeght Editeur as the frontispiece for the Marcel Duchamp / André Breton project Surréalisme en 1947. Issued in a limited edition of 999. Size: 9 1/8 x 7 7/8 inches (232 x 200 mm). Not signed. This scarce early Miro lithograph is highly sought-after and a lucky find.
Edouard Manet original etching "Portrait of Felix Bracquemond"
Medium: original pen-process etching. Catalogue reference: Melot 39. This charming etching was executed in 1865 but not published until 1906, as the frontispiece of the Moreau-Nélaton catalogue raisonné. A total of 225 were printed, but this impression is one of only 20 printed for the deluxe edition on Japon Shizuoka paper. The plate size is 6 x 3 7/8 inches (155 x 102 mm). Not signed. A beautiful impression with full original margins.
Edouard Manet original etching "Le Gamin" The Urchin - Boy with a Dog
Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Guerin 27 and Harris 31. This charming etching is one of several compositions executed by Edouard Manet on the subject of a boy and his dog. Printed on wove paper, the plate size is 8 1/8 x 5 3/4 inches (207 x 145mm). Signed by Manet in the plate, not by hand.
Condition: the margins are irregular, being 10mm at the most narrow spot (see the second photo).
Pablo Picasso original lithograph "Elegy of Ihpetonga"
Medium: original lithograph. This rare and exquisite lithograph was one of four ink wash drawings executed by Picasso on lithographic transfer paper and printed by Mourlot Freres. This is from the English edition of 64 published in New York by The Noonday Press in 1954 for "Elegy of Ihpetonga and Masks of Ashes" by Yvan Goll. Ihpetonga was the name given by the Canarsie Indians to the part of Brooklyn now known as Columbia Heights. Beautifully printed on Arches wove paper with deckle edges, the sheet measures 13 x 10 inches (330 x 252 mm). The lithograph was issued by the publisher tipped (mounted at the top corners) onto a support sheet of black paper. Not signed.
Condition: there is some foxing.
Fernand Leger original lithograph "La Femme au Miroir"
Medium: original lithograph. This was Fernand Leger's first lithograph and an important contribution to the Cubist art movement. It is listed as entry number 1 in the Lawrence Saphire catalogue raisonne of the Complete Graphic Work of Leger. This impression on a light brown parchment style wove paper was printed in Germany in 1920 for Das Kunstblatt, a German Expressionist art revue that also explored Cubism and other modernist art trends and included this gem of a Cubist print. The image measures 9 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches (242 x 198 mm); the total sheet measures 10 7/8 x 8 1/4 inches (275 x 209 mm). An impression of this same original print can be found in the permanent collection of MoMA (The Museum of Modern Art) in New York. Signed in the stone; not hand-signed.
Condition: there is a crease in the margin near the bottom left corner (not affecting the image). Very scarce.
Pablo Picasso original etching and drypoint "Jours de gloire"
Medium: original drypoint and burin engraving. Executed in 1945 and from the edition of 1000 on Velin de Lana cream wove paper, this piece is now quite scarce. Contributed by Picasso for the book "Jours de gloire", a compilation of stories about the Liberation of France, and issued as a loose insert. The plate measures 7 1/2 x 5 1/4 inches (190 x 135mm). Not signed. In fine condition with full original margins.
Edvard Munch original etching "Portrait Study"
Medium: original etching. "Portrait Study" is also known as "Head of a Man"; the catalogue reference is Schiefler 243. This etching was published in Berlin in 1917 by Paul Cassirer. Plate size: 4 5/8 x 3 3/8 inches (115 x 84 mm). Not signed. This is a nice impression on cream wove paper, and one of the few Edvard Munch original prints that is affordable.
Condition: there is some rippling and foxing in the margin.
Edouard Manet original etching "La Convalescente"
Medium: original etching and aquatint. Catalogue reference: Harris 85 iii/iii. This is a fine impression from the 1884 Bazire edition, printed on laid paper. Plate size: 5 x 4 inches; 127 x 103mm. Not signed.
Condition: there is minor foxing.
Pablo Picasso "Pour Roby" | L’Age de Soleil
Medium: helio-engraving (after the drawing). Published in 1950 and from the edition of 1000, this piece is now quite rare. Contributed by Picasso for the book "L’Age de Soleil" by Robert J. Godet, and issued as a loose insert. The image measures 9 x 7 inches (230 x 178mm), and has full original margins. Signed in the plate (not by hand).
Condition: there is light foxing and age-toning to the margins, as shown in the second photo.
Henri Matisse early lithograph "Fruits et feuillages" 1914
Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Duthuit 1. This is an interpretation by Matisse of one of Paul Cezannes's compositions, published in Paris in 1914 by Bernheim-Jeune for the rare volume "Cezanne". This impression is one of 400 printed on wove paper (from a total edition of 600). The image size is 8 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches (213 x 207 mm) and the total sheet with full original margins measures 11 x 15 inches (280 x 383 mm). Not signed.
Condition: there are a few spots of foxing in the margins, not affecting the image.
Henri Matisse original linocut for Pierre a feu | Les miroirs profonds
Medium: original linocut. Printed in 1947 by Draeger Freres; from the unsigned edition of 950 on Rives wove paper for "Pierre a feu / Les miroirs profonds", published in Paris by Maeght. The total sheet measures 9 1/2 x 8 inches (240 x 205 mm); the image measures 8 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches (210 x 167 mm). Not signed.
Camille Pissarro "Paysans portant du foin" original etching
Medium: original etching and drypoint. Catalogue reference Delteil 126. Executed in 1900 and published in Paris by H. Floury as the frontispiece for Gustave Geffroy's "La Vie Artistique". A fine impression printed on laid paper with small margins. Plate size: 4 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches (120 x 80 mm). Not signed.
Condition: There is a small dark spot near the upper left corner. This appears to be a printer's imperfection rather than foxing. This beautiful Pissarro etching is a good find at this price!
Pablo Picasso "La Petite Colombe" original lithograph
Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 174. Executed in 1949 and issued as the frontispiece of the Picasso Lithographe I catalogue raisonné, published in Paris by Andre Sauret. Printed by Mourlot Frères on Renage wove paper in an edition of 2500. Image size: 10 3/8 x 8 1/8 inches (265 x 205 mm). Sheet size: 12 x 8 1/8 inches (300 x 205 mm).
Condition: there are narrow margins on the right and left and top. Not signed.
Samuel Palmer original etching "The Early Ploughman"
Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference L 9. This Samuel Palmer etching was published in London in 1868 for P. G. Hamerton's rare first volume of "Etching & Etchers", and printed on laid paper. Image size: 5 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches (130 x 195mm). Considered one of Palmer's finest compositions, and now quite scarce. Not signed.
Joan Miro original lithograph, 1953
Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 209. Executed in 1953 and issued in an edition of 1350 for the rare exhibition catalogue "Miro Recent Paintings", published by the Pierre Matisse Gallery. The printing was done in Paris by Mourlot Freres. Sheet size: 12 1/8 x 9 3/8 inches (310 x 238 mm); there is printed text on the back, as issued. Not signed.
Joan Miro original pochoir "Femme et Oiseaux dans la Nuit" 1947
Woman and Birds in the Night
Medium: original pochoir stencil print in four colors. Catalogue reference: Dupin 50. Published in 1947 in an edition of 1500 by Curt Valentin for the very rare album "The Prints of Joan Miro". The English title of this piece is "Woman and Birds in the Night". The publisher's inscription is printed on verso, which authenticates the print. Sheet size: 11 x 8 1/4 inches (278 x 210 mm). Not signed (this is the only edition and none were signed). A very nice impression in fresh color on cream wove paper.
Joan Miro stencil print on sandpaper, 1937
Medium: color pochoir-type stencil print on sandpaper (after the painting). At the height of his period of creative experimentation during the 1930's, Miro executed an abstract painting on sandpaper.
The very rare piece offered here is a faithful vintage re-creation of that work, and is printed on actual sandpaper. This is the same Wellington Mills, John Oakey & Sons Waterproof No. 2/0 flint sandpaper that the original painting was on. Published in London in 1937 for "Signature: A Quadrimestrial of Typography and Graphic Arts". Size: 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 inches (245 x 165mm). Not signed.
Framing suggestion: the collector may wish to frame this with a window in back, so that the actual manufacturer's logo on back of the sandpaper is displayed. A richly inked impression in good condition, this unusual Miro seems to invite the viewer to touch it!
Henri Matisse "Odalisque sur fond rouge" pochoir, 1929
Medium: pochoir (after the painting). A fine impression on wove paper with bold, rich color. Executed in 1929 under the supervision of Matisse for Florent Fels and published in Paris by Editions Chroniques du Jour in an edition of 500. Image size: 6 1/8 x 8 3/4 inches (155 x 225mm). Signed in the plate, not by hand. Rare!
Condition: there is minor discoloration in the margin, not affecting the image (see the second photo).
Jean-Francois Millet original etching "La Bouillie"
Medium: original etching. Executed by Millet in 1861, this impression on cream laid paper was published by the Gazette des Beaux-Arts in 1903. The plate size is 7 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches (187 x 160 mm). This is one of the best-known Millet etchings. Plate-signed, not hand-signed.
Pablo Picasso pochoir - Le repas | Venti Pochoirs
Medium: pochoir (after the 1953 painting). This lovely print enhanced with pochoir hand coloring is from the rare and much sought-after "Venti Pochoirs Originali" portfolio, published in Milan in 1955 by Silvana Editoriale d'Arte in an edition of 200. The image size is 8 1/4 x 11 inches (208 x 280 mm) and the full sheet measures 11 3/4 x 15 1/2 inches (297 x 395 mm). Not signed.
Henri Matisse "La Danse" lithograph | The Dance
Medium: lithograph. This piece was published in Paris by Teriade for Verve (Vol. 1, No. 4) in 1938, and printed by Mourlot. The Dance is one of the most famous Matisse subjects. Matisse had done earlier compositions of this same theme as paintings before it was executed as a lithograph for Verve; the lithograph can be considered a fresh version as it differs from the earlier paintings. Sheet size: 14 x 20 3/4 inches (355 x 525 mm) with center fold and other Matisse designs on verso, as published. Not signed.
Condition: there is minor creasing at the bottom center. Also, there are stitch holes along the center fold from the publisher's binding stitches, as issued. A Fauvist classic and a richly inked impression with strong, bold color.
Thomas Moran original etching "Tower of Cortez, Mexico"
Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Klackner 35. This is a rich, dark impression on heavy cream wove paper, from the "Original Etchings by American Artists" portfolio, published in 1883 by Cassell and Company. Size: 11 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (plate). In excellent condition with full original margins. Signed in the plate (not by hand). The Tower of Cortez is considered to be one of the finest Thomas Moran etchings; his Western scenes are among the most sought after.
Claude Lorrain original etching "Le Passage du Gue" The Ford
Medium: original etching. One of just a few night scenes composed by Claude Gellée (better known as Claude Lorain), this etching was executed in 1634. The impression offered here is printed on wove paper; this is the final state and the date of printing is unknown. The sheet measures 4 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches (105 x 173 mm). Not signed.
Condition: the margins are trimmed, the etching has been mounted by a previous owner at the four corners onto a support sheet, and there are some areas of discoloration to the paper.
Berthe Morisot original drypoint "Jeune fille au repos"
Medium: original etching and drypoint. Executed in 1887, this impression on wove paper was published in 1910 for the rare first edition of "Manet & the French Impressionists" by Theodore Duret. This is a portrait of Julie Manet, who was the daughter of Berthe Morisot and Eugene Manet (the younger brother of Edouard Manet). Julie Manet was an artist herself, and as a girl she often posed for her mother, her uncle Edouard Manet and also for Renoir. The plate measures 3 1/8 x 4 5/8 inches; 78 x 119 mm. Not signed.
There were a small number of impressions issued, after which the copper plate was cancelled with two punched holes. The etching offered here is from the first edition published after the plate was cancelled. This is a lucky find, and most collectors do not object to the holes, as they do indeed demonstrate the provenance of the piece.
Reginald Marsh original etching "Wooden Horses"
Medium: original etching. One of the better known Reginald Marsh etchings, this impression is from the edition of 100, issued by the Whitney Museum in 1969. The catalogue reference is Sasowsky 171 vi/vi. The image measures 7 7/8 x 13 1/8 inches (198 x 334mm). Numbered in pencil 21/100, this is a fine dark impression bearing the Whitney Museum stamp. Provenance: this piece was originally sold by Associated American Artists, of New York, and their vintage certificate will be included.
Condition: the area of the image is age-toned (light-struck) from having been framed. Also, the sheet has been dry-mounted (laid down) onto the mat; although all evidence indicates the materials to be acid-free, given the complete absence of browning to the outer margins not exposed to light. One margin is slightly irregular, but all are more than sufficient. Otherwise in fine condition, with no foxing, stains, tears or repairs.
Only 21 copies were issued for the first edition in 1936, and these now bring a small fortune. This edition is itself now quite rare, and is an excellent value.
Pablo Picasso "Les Banderilles" original lithograph
Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 349. Printed in Paris in 1961 by Mourlot Frères, this is Composition IV from the suite of original lithographs executed in 1961 for "A los toros avec Picasso". The total sheet size (including margins) is 9 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches (245 x 315 mm). Not signed.
Pablo Picasso "Jeu de cape" original lithograph
Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference: Mourlot 348. Printed in Paris in 1961 by Mourlot Frères, this is Composition III from the suite of original lithographs executed in 1961 for "A los toros avec Picasso". The total sheet size (including margins) is 9 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches (245 x 315 mm). Not signed.
Peter Moran "Harvest in San Juan, New Mexico" original etching
Medium: original etching. Catalogue reference: Keppel 74. Executed in 1883; this is a rich, dark impression on heavy cream wove paper, from the "Original Etchings by American Artists" portfolio, published in 1883 by Cassell and Company. Size: 6 x 12 1/4 inches (plate). In excellent condition with full original margins. Signed in the plate (not by hand). This etching is considered to be one of Peter Moran's masterpieces.
Claude Monet etching "Waterloo Bridge, Soliel Voile"
Medium: etching (after the Claude Monet painting). Etched by French artist Charles Waltner (1846-1925) after Monet. Catalogue reference: Sanchez and Seydoux 1904-13. This is a beautiful and subtle impression in sanguine ink, printed by printer Charles Wittmann on chine-colle paper. Published in 1904 by Gazette des Beaux-Arts and presented by the publisher mounted onto a green support sheet. Image size: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches (140 x 217mm). Signed in the plate by Monet and Waltner.
Condition: the support sheet has some age-toning (as is usually found with this work).
Franz Marc "Aus der Tierlegende" original woodcut
(Legend of the Animals); Medium: original woodcut. Catalogue reference Lankheit 831-3. Published in 1919 for Genius. Image size: 7 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches (198 x 240mm). This is a very richly inked impression printed on wove paper. Signed in the plate (not by hand).
This print is from GENIUS: Zeitschrift fur Werdende und Alte Kunst, a deluxe art revue founded in 1919 in the aftermath of The First World War. Europe was devastated by the War, both physically and psychologically, and Expressionist art was attempting to create a new artistic idiom. From the first (and rarest) year of Genius; one does not see many original Franz Marc prints on the market.
Henry Moore original etching for Paroles Peintes
Medium: original etching. This etching was executed in 1970 for Paroles Peintes IV, and is from the edition of 150 on Johannot wove paper. A limited number of signed proofs were also issued; this impression is not signed. Plate size 13 1/2 x 9 1/2 inches (344 x 243 mm).
Published in Paris in 1970 for the Paroles Peintes IV portfolio, by Lazar-Vernet. This was an art and poetry project featuring original prints in a small edition. There was no second edition of this Henry Moore and no later printing. A very rich impression, with burr!
Pablo Picasso pochoir - La maternite et orange | Venti Pochoirs
Medium: pochoir (after the 1951 painting). This lovely print enhanced with pochoir hand coloring is from the rare and much sought-after "Venti Pochoirs Originali" portfolio, published in Milan in 1955 by Silvana Editoriale d'Arte in an edition of 200. The image size is 11 x 8 1/2 inches (277 x 214 mm) and the full sheet measures 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (395 x 297 mm). Not signed.
Pablo Picasso pochoir - Femme en fauteuil jaune | Venti Pochoirs
Medium: pochoir (after the 1932 painting). This lovely print enhanced with pochoir hand coloring is from the rare and much sought-after "Venti Pochoirs Originali" portfolio, published in Milan in 1955 by Silvana Editoriale d'Arte in an edition of 200. The image size is 10 x 7 3/8 inches (250 x 186 mm) and the full sheet measures 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (395 x 297 mm). Not signed.
Pablo Picasso pochoir - Organ Player and Small Harlequin | Venti Pochoirs
Medium: pochoir (after the 1906 painting). From Picasso's Rose Period, this lovely print enhanced with pochoir hand coloring is from the rare and much sought-after "Venti Pochoirs Originali" portfolio, published in Milan in 1955 by Silvana Editoriale d'Arte in an edition of 200. The image size is 11 x 7 5/8 inches (278 x 193 mm) and the full sheet measures 15 1/2 x 11 3/4 inches (395 x 297 mm). Not signed.
Henri Matisse original lithograph for Colette "La Vagabonde"
Medium: original lithograph. This impression on Arches wove paper is from the limited edition of 3000 printed in 1951 by Mourlot. Matisse executed this original lithograph to serve as the frontispiece for the Colette novel "La Vagabonde", published in Paris by Andre Sauret. The full sheet measures 8 1/2 x 6 1/4 inches (218 x 160 mm). Signed in the stone, not hand-signed.
Condition: there is a minor crease and a small spot of foxing near the left edge. Also, this was the frontispiece and there is a bit of offsetting of text from the opposing page.
Pablo Picasso "Fleurs dans un verre" original lithograph
Medium: original lithograph. Catalogue reference Mourlot 98. Executed by Picasso in 1947 and published as the frontispiece of the Lithographe II catalogue raisonné, printed in Paris in 1950 by Mourlot. Sheet size: 12 1/2 x 9 inches (315 x 228 mm); image size 9 1/4 x 6 1/4 inches (235 x 160 mm). Not signed.