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24 Utagawa Hirokage Japanese fl. 1855-1865
Aomono Sakana Gunzei Daikassen No Zu (The Great Battle Between The Forces Of The Vegetables And Fishes), 1859. Colour woodblock, triptych, signed in block in first and third panels, 34.5 x 74.4cm (overall). Minor cockling. Framed.
Utagawa Hirokage was a student of Utagawa Hiroshige I. Held in the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, Canada. Hirokage's work is represented in British Museum, Library of Congress, and The Met, NY. Ref: Wiki.
$3,600

25 Edouard Manet French 1832-1883
Portrait Of Edgar Allan Poe, 1860/1890. Etching, 19.2 x 15.1cm. Slight cockling, minor foxing overall.
This is one of Manet's first etchings. It is based on a daguerreotype taken in 1848 by Nadar, a wellknown French photographer. The etching was initially intended for an edition of Baudelaire's articles on Edgar Allan Poe. Ref: Harris #2. Held in The Met, NY.
$2,900

26 Attrib. Myles Birket Foster British 1825-1899
At The Spring, c1860s. Watercolour with gouache, monogrammed in image lower left, titled in pencil below image, 18 x 12.9cm. Minor foxing to centre of image, glue stains to edges not affecting image.
$2,900

27 James McNeill Whistler Amer./Brit. 1834-1903
The Little Pool, 1861/1871. Etching and drypoint, signed and dated in plate centre left, 10.2 x 12.6cm. Minor glue stains to upper margin, old mount burn.
State viii/viii. From the series Sixteen etchings of scenes on the Thames, 1861. Ref: Kennedy #74.
$1,850

28 Edouard Manet French 1832-1883
Profile Portrait Of Charles Baudelaire, 1862/later printing. Etching, monogrammed upper left and artist's name and printer's line in plate below image, 10.8 x 8.9cm.
Text reads "Peint et gravé [painted and engraved] par Manet, 1862. Imp. A[lfred] Salmon." 2nd state. Ref: Harris #59. Charles Pierre Baudelaire (1821-1867) was a French poet, essayist and art critic. Ref: Wiki.
$990

29 Edouard Manet French 1832-1883
Portrait Of Charles Baudelaire, Full Face, 1865/later printing. Etching, signed lower right and artist's name and text in plate below image, 9.3 x 8.1cm. Old mount burn.
Text reads "Peint et grave [painted and engraved] par Manet, 1862. Imp. A[lfred] Salmon." 4th state. Ref: Harris #61. This portrait is based on a photograph taken in 1862 by Nadar, a wellknown French photographer. Ref: Vanderbilt University.
$990

30 After James McNeill Whistler Amer./Brit. 1834-1903
Portrait Of His Mother, 1871/1905. Photogravure, text with date "1905", title and artist in plate above and below image, publisher's blind stamp in lower margin, 41.2 x 46.6cm (image). Slight scuffs to image with small white marks to edges, slight foxing, tears and creases to margins.
Text includes "London & Washington, by the Fine Arts Publishing Co. Ltd, Charing Cross House, London. Printed in England." Stamp reads "Burlington Proof, Fine Arts Publishing Co. Ltd. " Whistler's painting Arrangement in Grey and Black No. 1, colloquially known as Whistler's Mother, was purchased by France in 1891. The painting went on tour in the USA during the Great Depression and the image of the "stoic mother" became an inspiration to the American people. Soon after seeing the painting in 1934, President Franklin D. Roosevelt was so impressed that he designed a Mother's Day stamp using the image, taking the painting to iconic status. Educated and well-travelled, Anna Matilda (née McNeill) Whistler (1804-1881) was reputedly chosen as the subject of the painting by default due to the original sitter becoming unavailable. It is also believed that Whistler began preparatory studies with his 67-year-old mother standing, but as she had been ill the pose proved too tiring. At the time Whistler and his mother were living in Chelsea in London. Whistler's mother was married to George Washington Whistler (1800-1849), a prominent civil engineer who was the first to equip steam locomotives with whistles. After her husband's death, she wore black for the
rest of her life. Ref: NGV; Wiki.
$2,450

31 Samuel Palmer British 1805-1881
The Lonely Tower, 1879. Etching, 18.7 x 25.1cm. Minor stains and crinkles to upper margin.
Published state iii/vi. Held in British Museum; V&A. The subject of this etching is an idealized view of Lee Abbey, Devon. Ref: Peacock, Samuel Palmer: Shoreham and After, 1968, p131.
$4,400

32 Anon. [North American Passenger Pigeon] c1880s
Pencil with white pastel, 34.2 x 26.2cm. Stains and discolouration overall, missing portions to edges.
The last known North American passenger pigeon was a female named Martha who died at the Cincinnati Zoo in 1914. She was approximately 29 years old. The name of the species is derived from the French word passager, meaning "passing by", due to the migratory habits of the bird.
$1,350


33 James McNeill Whistler Amer./Brit. 1834-1903
The Tyresmith, 1890. Lithograph, butterfly monogram in image centre left, 16.7 x 17.3cm. Publisher's line trimmed from upper margin, minor soiling and creases, missing portion to lower right corner.
Published by T.R. Way for The Whirlwind: A Lively and Eccentric Newspaper, Nov. 15, 1890 in an edition of 500 to 1,000. The Tyresmith was second of three lithographs submitted by Whistler to be published in this journal. Ref: Spink, Stratis & Tedeschi #36; Levy #41. Held in The Met, NY, with full margins.
$1,350

34 Félix Vallotton Swiss/French 1865-1925
À Schumann (To Schumann), 1893/1895. Woodcut, printed on blue paper, titled and initialled in block lower centre, printer's line in letterpress below image, 15.1 x 12.2cm. Minor stains to margins, old mount burn.
Printer's line reads "C. Grumbach, Leipzig." Ref: The Graphic Work of Vallotton 1865-1925, Arts Council, 1976, #49, noting that this portrait of the German composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856) was commissioned by the Berlin journal Pan, and published in the first issue (April-May 1895) of both its Paris and Berlin editions. Félix Edouard Vallotton was associated with Les Nabis, a Post-Impressionist avant-garde group of artists. He was a key figure in the development of the modern woodcut. Ref: Wiki.
$880

35 Paul Gauguin French 1848-1903
Mahna No Varua Ino (The Devil Speaks), 1893/1921. Woodcut, initialled "P.G.O." and titled by Gauguin in block lower left, numbered "53", annotated and signed by artist's son Pola Gauguin in pencil in upper and lower margins, 20.3 x 35.4cm. Minor crease to image lower centre, slight cockling and rubbing to margins, old mount burn.
Annotation reads "Paul Gauguin fait. [made by], Pola Gaugin imp. [printed by]." Gauguin's son, Paul Rollon "Pola" Gauguin (1883-1961), was also an artist and art critic. He printed a number of impressions from his father's original wood blocks to make them more accessible to the public. Ref: Kornfeld #19. Held in Art Institute, Chicago.
$8,800

36 William Henry Bradley American 1868-1962
"The Echo", Chicago's Humorous And Artistic Fortnightly, 1895. Colour lithograph with letterpress, artist name in image lower left, 21.2 x 13.8cm. Minor foxing to image lower right, slight creases not affecting image.
French text reads "Affiche de Bradley, Amerique. Les Affiches Etrangeres. G. Boudet, editeur. Imprimerie Chaix." Held in The Met, NY. This poster was published by Les Maitres de l'Affiche (Masters of the Poster), which was established to provide posters in a smaller format to accommodate collectors. From 1895 to 1900, Les Maitres de l'Affiche was issued in monthly instalments of four posters. Ref: Wiki.
$990

37 After Hal Ludlow British 1861-1947
The Professional and The Amateur, 1895. Pair of colour lithographs with letterpress, signed in image lower left, text, date and title above and below image, 39.9 x 29.8cm (each). Minor scuffing and paper remnants to images centre right.
Text reads "The Sketch Christmas Number, 1895." Born in Newport, Monmouthshire, Harold Stephen "Hal" Ludlow was an illustrator for Dalziel Brothers publications, and a political cartoonist. He worked for numerous magazines including Sketch, Chums, The Illustrated London News, and the Penny Illustrated Paper. Ref: UKcomics.wikia.
The pair $1,350

38 Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec French 1864-1901
Les Vieux Papillons (Old Flirts), 1895/1935. Lithograph with sheet music, monogrammed lower left, 26 x 19.5cm. Minor foxing. Double-sided frame.
This is the fourteenth of fourteen song titles in the series Mélodies de Désiré Dihau. Each was issued by Paris music publisher C. Joubert with the text "Melodies sur le des Poesies de Jean Richepin", with the piano accompaniment. Ref: Adriani #158. Held in MoMA.
$1,850

39 James McNeill Whistler Amer./Brit. 1834-1903
Little Evelyn, 1896. Lithograph, butterfly monogram in image upper left, letterpress below image, 17.5 x 11.6cm. Slight stains to image upper centre and margins, minor creases and tears to edge
of right margin, old mount burn.
Trimmed text reads "Art Journal, March, 1896." From an edition of 3,000, printed by Thomas Way (Whistler's favourite printer) for the publication The Art Journal, 48, no. 135. The subject of this image, Evelyn, was the daughter of art dealer David Croal Thompson of Highgate. Held in NGA; The Met, NY.
$1,250

40 James Pryde British 1866-1941
Portrait Study Of W.P. Nicholson, 1897. Colour lithograph, signed in image lower right, magazine blindstamp "The Studio, London" below image, 21.1 x 14.8cm. Slight stains overall.
From The Studio magazine, issue 57. The Beggarstaff Brothers, James Pryde and William Nicholson or "J. & W. Beggarstaff", were brothers-in-law who collaborated on poster designs between 1894 and 1899. Their "revolutionary designs presented the image in its starkest form: the background is stripped bare of unnecessary detail and the fullest use is made of the silhouette." Ref: Beggarstaffs.com; Wiki.
$770

41 Richard Müller German 1874-1954
Schneedächer Mit Telephonstand (Snowy Roofs With Telephone Lines), 1899. Etching and aquatint, artist, title and text "Pan, V, 2. Originalradierung [etching]" in letterpress in lower margin, 15 x 22.7cm. Slight foxing to margins.
Ref: Günther #47. Held in de Young Museum, San Francisco.
$880

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