Rona Schneider Fine Prints
  20th CENTURY PRINTS

ARTISTS A to C

All prints are in good condition, except where defects are noted.
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  John Taylor Arms
(1887-1953)

  THE QUIET STREET, LISIEUX, 1919. Fletcher 19. Ed. 20/50. Signed, titled, numbered, and dated in pencil. Color etchings were not commonly made at this time, but the indefatigable Arms mastered the technique.
 
 
  Color etching & aquatint, 8 1/8" x 6 5/8".
SOLD.
  American Humor
 
Peggy Bacon
(1895-1987)

  SIGHTS OF THE TOWN, 1946. Flint 151. Ed. 20. Signed and titled in pencil. The gentle humor of this image is typical of Bacon's outlook. A crisp impresssion in good condition.
 
 
  Lithograph, 8 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches.
SOLD.
  Lou Barlow
(née Louis Breslow; 1908- )

  ON THE BEACH, ca. 1937. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a WPA print, but it is not stamped. Ed. ca. 25. In November 1997 Barlow stated that this is one of his rarer prints. All the exuberance of a summer's day in Coney Island is captured in this strong image.
 
 
  Wood engraving, 11" x 8".
SOLD.
  WPA stamped
 
Lou Barlow
(née Louis Breslow; 1908- )

  PRODIGY, ca. 1937. WPA stamp. Signed and titled in pencil. NYPL 99. 14 of his prints are in the WPA collection of the NYPL print room. Barlow was especially talented at capturing the emotions of his subjects, in this case the great enthusiasm of a doting family for its youngest member: would she become the next Dame Myra Hess?
 
 
  Wood engraving, 6" x 4 1/2".
$700.
  NYC-WPA
 
Lou Barlow
(née Louis Breslow; 1908- )

  UNLOADING THE CATCH, ca. 1937. Signed and titled in pencil. Ed. ca. 25. Number 47 on the NYPL WPA list, but not stamped. NYC had a huge commercial fishing industry in the 19th and 20th centuries and Barlow, like many other artists, was drawn to depicting life on the docks.
 
 
  Woodcut, 6 x 4 1/2 inches.
SOLD.
  Civil War Monument
 
Cyril Henry Barraud
(1877-1965)

  [GRAND ARMY PLAZA, BROOKLYN, THE TRIUMPHAL ARCH], ca. 1932 . Signed in pencil. Barraud was a Canadian-British artist who spent some time in the USA. This splendid monument to the Civil War (at the entrance to Olmstead's Prospect Park) is similar to the arch in Washington Square, but the Brooklyn structure boasts sculpture by the renowned Augustus St. Gaudens. A luxurious chauffered limousine is shown passing by the monument. In the lower margin there is a blindstamp of five ovals with various lettering. Barraud's career has been well-documented by Tovell, A New Class of Art, National Gallery of Canada, 1996. This is a fine impression in excellent condition.
 
 
  Etching and drypoint, 7 3/4 x 7 inches.
$400.
  Baumann Woodcuts
 
Gustave Baumann
(1881-1971)

  ALL THE YEAR ROUND, BOOK OF 12 COLOR WOODCUTS, 1912 . Woodcuts by Gustave Baumann, illustrating 12 poems by James Whitcomb Riley, the beloved poet of Indiana. Book published by the Bobbs Merrill Co., Indianapolis, 1912. Complete with dust jacket, in nearly perfect condition, with all woodcuts bright and clean. It is uncommon to find a copy in such excellent condition. See the two following entries for pictures of two of the 12 woodcuts.
 
 
  10 3/4 x 8 3/4 inches.
SOLD.
  Color Woodcut
 
Gustave Baumann
(1881-1971)

  NOVEMBER, 1912.. This is one of 12 woodcuts Baumann made to illustrate a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, the beloved Indiana poet. A bright, clear image, typical of many of Baumann's color woodcuts. In fine condition, as is the entire book.
 
 
  Color woodcut, image: 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches.
$1800 for the entire book of 12 color woodcuts.
  Baumann
 
Gustave Baumann
(1881-1971)

  SEPTEMBER, 1912. This is one of 12 woodcuts Baumann made to illustrate a book of poems by James Whitcomb Riley, the beloved Indiana poet. September, like all of the woodcuts in the volume, is in fine condition.
 
 
  Color woodcut, image: 7 3/4 x 6 1/4 inches.
$1800 for the entire book of 12 color woodcuts.
  WPA Etching
 
Frank Besedick
(20th century)

  CONFUSION, ca. 1937. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a WPA print, and the impression at the Library of Congress bears the stamp. The LC holds five Besedick etchings and one lithograph, and the NY Public Library print collection has eight of his etchings. The Univ. of Michigan has a WPA lithograph. Many of Besedick's etchings were inspired by 17th century Dutch sensibilities, as is this one with its touchingly run-down shack. A crisp impression in very fine condition.
 
 
  Etching, 4 x 9 inches.
$400.
  NEW
 
Frank Besedick
(1913-1987)

  MERRY-GO-ROUND, ca. 1937. Signed in the plate. This is number 253 on the NYPL-WPA list, but it is not stamped. One was shown at the NY Public Library in their 2004 WPA exhibition. This is a brilliant impression with some very pale foxing verso, otherwise in very fine condition. The joyous abandon of the people is reminiscent of early Dutch prints.
 
 
  Etching, 9 x 12 inches.
SOLD.
  Woodstock
 
Ruth M Blankmeyer
(1900-1979)

  FISHERMEN'S COVE, GLASCO, NEW YORK, 1937. Ed. 1/25. Signed, titled, numbered, and dated in pencil. Blankmeyer was in the WPA art program and worked in the Woodstock area. Glasco is a small town on the Hudson River, east of Woodstock. During and after WWII Blankmeyer headed the art program for the Chicago public schools, and retired to Toledo, Ohio, in the 1960s. This print is a fine impresssion in excellent condition.
 
 
  Lithograph, 11 1/2 x 17 3/4 inches.
$450.
  WPA Woodstock
 
Dayton Brandfield
(1911-1993)

  SUMMER CABIN, ca. 1937. Signed and titled in pencil. Brandfield was a Woodstock, NY, artist. This print was made for the WPA, but is not stamped. It is #37 on the New York Public Library WPA list. Several of his prints are also in the collection of the Library of Congress.
 
 
  Wood engraving, 9" x 11 3/4".
SOLD.
  The Southwest
 
Jerry Bywaters
(1906-1989)

  SOUTHWESTERN TOWN, ca. 1930. Titled in pencil. Unsigned, but the artist's name is inscribed in pencil at edge of sheet. Printed in black on thin Japanese paper. This is an evocative view of a flat plain with sharp western mountains rising abruptly in the distance. There are rustic signs for gas, food and Nehi. An old Ford automobile and a man on horseback are stopped for a huge freight train rumbling through this small farming enclave. Bywaters was a well-known Texas artist who later became director of the Dallas Art Museum. In excellent condition.
 
 
  Lithograph, 6 1/2 x 12 7/16 inches.
SOLD.
  NYC-WPA
 
Ruth Chaney
(1908-19 )

  SKATING IN THE PARK, ca.1937. Signed and titled in pencil. WPA print, not stamped, but number 42 on NYPL-WPA list. This lively image of two spirited girls roller-skating in a NYC park shows that there were some good moments even in the depths of the Depression. There is tape around the edges of the margins, which was done to protect the edges from chipping during handling. Otherwise in fine condition, a clean, bright impression.
 
 
  Lithograph, 9 7/8 x 12 inches.
SOLD.
  George Constant
(Greek-American, 1892-1978)

  GIRL AT WINDOW, ca. 1937. Signed and titled in pencil. Stamped "New York City WPA Art Project." Constant studied with George Bellows, and his prints are in the collections of many major museums. This image is typical of his delightful portrayals of the activities of children in the city.
 
 
  Etching and drypoint, 11 7/8" x 8 7/8".
SOLD.
  NEW
 
Mathilde de Cordoba
(20th century)

  [Profile portrait of a young girl], n.d. Signed in pencil. This pensive portrait of a sweet-faced child is done with great skill and sensitivity . De Cordoba is one the many talented American women artists who have been overlooked. A fine impression printed in warm brown ink.
 
 
  Etching, 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches.
SOLD.
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