Travel on Valentine's Day

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page." - Saint Augustine

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New York.

"There is something in the New York air that makes sleep useless.' - Simone Beauvoir

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Winslow Homer. 1836-1910.

Fly Fishing, Lake Saranac. 1889. Etching. Goodrich 104. 14 x 20 1/2; plate 17 1/4 x 22 1/2; sheet 18 3/4 x 25 1/2. Proof from the posthumous edition of 100 printed by Charles White for the Metropolitan Museum of Art. (Lifetime intended edition 100, but probably not printed in full. Professionally backed with Japanese Okavara paper. A rich impression with subtle plate tone printed on simili-Japan paper. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left 'Winslow Homer Sc 1889'. Erased etched signature in the plate lower right, just under the image. Pencil annotations in the margin, not by Homer 'Fishing' lower left and 'White 4' lower right. Housed in a dramatic period 25 3/4 x 30 3/4 x 3/4-inch wood frame with a gold lip. $15,000.

Martin Lewis, N.A. 1881-1962.

Stoops in Snow. 1930. Drypoint and sandpaper ground. McCarron 89.ii. 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 (sheet 13 7/16 x 18 7/16 ). Edition 115 recorded impressions. Illustrated: American Etchers: Martin Lewis. A rich, tonal impression printed on white laid paper with full margins. Signed in pencil. Housed in a stunning archival black mat and a 20 x 24 3/4-inch modernist black wood frame. $42,500.

Yorkville Night. 1947. Drypoint. McCarron 140. 8 1/2 x 11 3/8 (sheet 10 7/8 x 14 1/2). 18 recorded impressions, including 1 trial proof. Provenance: Henry Christensen, III. A brilliant, luminous impression with rich, velvety burr, printed on cream laid paper. An extremely rare image. Signed in pencil. Housed in a dramatic 18 1/4 x 21-inch burled wood frame. $42,500.

Joseph Pennell. 1857-1926.

Sunset from Williamsburg Bridge. 1915. Etching. Wuerth 674. 8 1/2 x 11 (sheet 9 1/2 x 12 5/8). Edition 100. An extremely rich, tonal impression printed on cream laid paper, mounted on backing board. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). Signed and annotated 'omp' in pencil, indicating an impression printed by the artist. Housed in a 18 1/2 x 20 1/2-inch gold leaf Whistler style frame. $2,000.

Lawrence Nelson Wilbur. 1897-1988.

Along the Docks -- New York. c. 1985. Etching and drypoint. 10 x 13 3/4 (sheet 14 3/4 x 19 1/4) . Edition 50, #1. Printed on Rives cream wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. A rich impression in pristine condition, housed in an archival folder. This etching has never been matted. Provenance: the artist's estate. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. A dramatic of the Manhattan docks. $450.

Manhattan Mountains. 1938. Etching and drypoint. 14 3/4 x 12 3/8 (sheet) 22 1/4 x 19. Edition 40. Fine condition apart from creasing in the lower left-hand sheet corner and a mark in the upper margin, both well outside the image. A dramatic richly-inked impression printed on the full sheet of Rives laid paper with deckle edges. Signed and dated in the plate. Signed, titled and annotated in pencil. $950.

Old Brownstones-- New York. 1983. Etching and drypoint. 8 7/ 8 x 12 1/3 (sheet 16 5/8 x 16 1/4). Third state. Printed on Rives cream wove paper with full margins. A rich impression in pristine condition, housed in an archival folder. This etching has never been matted. Provenance: the artist's estate. Signed, titled and annotated '3rd state -- 1983' and Steves'in pencil. A dramatic view of Manhattan. $450.

The Spire -- New York. 1985. Etching and drypoint. 14 1/2 x 11 (sheet 22 5/8 x 18 1/8). Edition 100, #19. Printed on Rives cream wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. A rich impression in pristine condition, housed in an archival folder. This etching has never been matted. Provenance: the artist's estate. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. A dramatic view of the Chrysler Building. $7.

Under the Bridge -- New York. 1985. Etching and drypoint. 9 1/2 x 12 1/8 (sheet 20 x 22). Edition 27, #19. Printed on Rives cream wove paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. A rich impression in excellent condition, housed in an archival folder. The etching has bever been matted. Titled and numbered in pencil. by the artist; signed and initialed in pencil by the artist's estate. Provenance: the artist's estate A dramatic view of the lower East Side in New York. $450.

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England: The Countryside

"Therefore am I still a lover of the meadows and the woods, and mountains; and of all that we behold from this green earth." - William Wordsworth

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John Constable. 1776-1837 (after) by David Lucas (1802-1881).

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The Cornfield 1832/34. Mezzotint by David Lucas (1802 - 1881) after John Constable. Shirley 36.iv. Christopher Lennox-Boyd vi/vi. London: Republished Feb.y 15, 1853, by Thomas Boys (of the late Firm of Moon, Boyd & Greaves,) Printseller to the Royal Family, 467, Oxford Street - Paris. E.Gambart & C. 9 Rue d'Orleans au Marais,-Depose. Originally Published July 1,1834. Image 22 1/4 x 19 1/2, plate 26 3/4 x 20 3/8, sheet 30 3/4 x 24 3/8. A rich impression printed on sturdy wove paper with full margins, mounted on archival paper. A few unobtrusive scrapes and folds, one horizontally across the center of the image, and a faint waterstain in the top right-hand image and margin. Signed in the plate. Housed in a double archival mat and a 36 1/2 x 30 1/2 x 1 1/4-inch Hogarth frame with gilded corner ornaments. $1,750.

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The Lock - Large Plate 1832/34. Mezzotint by David Lucas (1802-1881), as directed by John Constable. Reworked and republished final state. Shirley 36.iv.; Christopher Lennox-Boyd vi/vi. Image: 19 1/4 x 22 1/4, plate: 20 1/4 x 26 37/8, sheet: 30 3/4 x 24. Published originally in London: Republished Feb.y 15, 1853, by Thomas Boys (of the late Firm of Moon, Boyd & Greaves,) Printseller to the Royal Family, 467, Oxford Street - Paris. E.Gambart & C. 9 Rue d'Orleans au Marais,-Depose. Originally Published July 1.1834.
Inscription: 'Painted by John Constable. Engraved by David Lucas. To the President and Members of the Royal Academy of Arts, This Landscape Engraved from a Painting by John Constable, Esq R.A., is by permission most respectfully dedicated by their Obedient servant Thomas Boys.'

Scattered foxing in the margins; mat line; toning; otherwise a rich impression. Signed in the plate. Housed in a pale beige double archival mat and a 34 x 30-inch brown wood frame with gold beading. $1,750.

Sir Francis Seymour Haden, P.R.E. 1818-1910.

A Sunset in Ireland. 1863. Etching and drypoint. Schneiderman 47.xiii/xiv. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 (sheet 9 x 13). An extremely rich impression with drypoint burr, printed on the full sheet of cream 'D &G Blauw' laid paper with a coat-of-arms watermark. Signed in pencil. Housed in a 12 3/8 x 15 1/4-inch period gold leaf frame. $2,500.

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England: London

"When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford." - – Samuel Johnson.

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James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 1834-1903.

Maunder's Fish Shop. 1890. Lithograph. Way 26, Levy 42, Stratis, Spink and Tedeschi 37.ii. 7 3/4 x 6 3/4 (sheet 11 1/4 x 8 3/4). Printed on smooth ivory wove paper. As published in the December 27, 1890 edition of The Whirlwind. The printed text has been trimmed off, and annotations added in a later hand. $2,500.

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The Thames. 1896. Lithotint with scraping on a prepared half-tint ground Way 125; Levy 178; Spink, Stratis, Tedeschi 161.iii. 10 1/2 x 7 11/16 inches (sheet 15 3/8 x 11). A subtle impression printed in black ink on chine appliqué. A Goulding impression from the posthumous editions of 16 printed on October 16,1903, 33 printed on November 26, 1903 and 40 printed on May 4, 1904, commissioned by Rosalind Birnie Philip. (Way recorded about 28 lifetime impressions.) Monogrammed with the butterfly in the stone. Housed in an archival French mat and a 20 1/2 x 17 3/4-inch beaded silver leaf frame. $9,000.

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France

"When good Americans die, they go to Paris" - Oscar Wilde

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Henri Émile Benoît Matisse. 1869-1954.

La Capeline de Paille d'Italy (The Italian Straw Hat). 1923. Lithograph. Duthuit 430. 17 3/4 x 15 3/4 (sheet 23 1/8 x 17 7/8). Trial proof, apart from the published edition of 50. A tonal impression printed on chine volant paper with full margins. Signed and inscribed 'Essai' (trial proof) in pencil by the artist. Housed in an archival French mat and an exquisite 30 1/2 x 26 1/8 x 1 1/2-inch gold leaf frame. $35,000.

Charles Meryon. 1821-1868.

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San Francisco. 1855-56. Etching on steel, based upon photographs. Delteil-Wright 73; Schneiderman 54.iv (with lettering). 9 1/2 x 39 1/4 (sheet - sight size 8 1/8 x 38 1/2). frame 16 x 45 1/2). Printed by A. Delâtre in an edition of 100. A rich lifetime impression printed on laid japan paper. A rich, bright impression in good condition. Provenance: Property from the Credit Suisse Americana Collection. Signed and dated in the plate. Annotated in the plate, "Imprimée chez A. Delâtre, rue du Fbg Poissonnière, 145, Paris." The etching is elegantly presented in a silk mat with a gold liner and a 16 x 45 1/2-inch gold leaf frame. $7,750.

Félicien Joseph Victor Rops. 1833-1898.

Satan sement l'ivraie (premier planche). (Satan Sowing Tares). c.1878. Heliogravure printed in colors. Not in Exsteens 927 with these measurements. Image: 10 1/8 x 7; Plate: 12 x 8 1/8; sheet: 17 x 12 3/4. Series: Les Sataniques. An atmospheric, tonal impression printed on simili-japon paper. Red seal of the publisher, Gustave Pellet, lower left; blindstamp, lower right. Unsigned. $4,000.

James Abbott McNeill Whistler. 1834-1903.

Venus. 1859. Etching and drypoint. Kennedy 59.ii; Glasgow 60.ii. 6 x 9 (sheet 8 x 11 3/16). Glasgow records 27 known impressions. There was no published edition. A very rich impression printed in black ink on fine Japanese mulberry paper. Provenance: estate of Alvin B. Glaser Signed and dated in the plate. Housed in an archival French mat and a 14 x 11-inch gold leaf frame. $45,000.

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India and Turkey

"Once a year, go somewhere you have never been before." H.H.Dalai Lama

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Marius Alexander Jacques Bauer. 1867-1932.

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Evening at Benares. Etching. Wisselingh 269. 3 1/2 x 4 1/8 (sheet 6 7/8 x 8 3/16). Number 37. A rich, tonal impression printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed and numbered in pencil. $350.

An Indian Fortune Teller. 1926. Etching. Wisselingh 265. 4 x 4 3/4 (sheet 8 x 8 3/8). Edition 100, #29. A rich impression printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed and numbered in pencil. $300.

A Pasha. 1894. Etching. Wisselingh 106. 5 1/8 x 4 3/4 (sheet 6 1/2 x 5 7/8). Mat line, paper trimmed; otherwise good codition. A richly-inked, tonal impression printed on van Gelder cream laid paper. Signed in pencil. An extremely striking and powerful image. $350.

Street in Smyrna. 1889. Etching. Wisselingh 34. 7 x 5 1/4 (sheet 12 7/8 x 8 7/8).Edition 100, number 49. A rich, tonal impression printed on Strasbourg cream laid paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Good original condition Initiated and annotated 'No 49' in ink by the artist. Housed in a 20 x 16-inch archival mat. $400.

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"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeing new landscapes, but in having new eyes." - Marcel Proust.

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