Recent Treasures

The Annex Galleries adds new inventory weekly, if not daily, and we have a link for “New Acquisitions” on the Home page of our website. We have had requests to spotlight new works in our blog and with that in mind, we are highlighting twenty-five new acquisitions. The media include original printmaking, drawing, and painting while the imagery covers abstraction, figurative, landscape, and architectural compositions. We feel that this range of both media and imagery represents the diversity of our inventory and characterizes the vision, inspiration, and influence each artist encapsulated in their work.

Click on the links to get more information on the print, as well as biographies of the artists who made them.

25 Recent Acquisitions

Ian Hugo: Twilight Meeting; 1945; color woodcut; $600

Ian Hugo (1898-1985): Twilight Meeting, 1945; color woodcut; pencil signed and titled; proof, outside of the edition of 40; published in Anais Nin’s “This Hunger”; printed by artist on fine ivory laid paper; 7-1/16 x 5-1/4″ image size; published by Gemor Press, NY.

The gallery has recently acquired a large collection of Ian Hugo’s prints from his estate and will be adding these remarkable new works during the next few months.

Millard Owen Sheets: Family Flats; 1934; lithograph; $9,500

Millard Owen Sheets (1907 – 1989): Family Flats, 1934; lithograph; pencil signed and titled; edition thought to be about 50; printed by artist on heavy Japanese hosho paper; 15-11/16 x 21-3/4″ image size; reference: Cleveland Museum; reg#1936.108, Huntington 91.284.164.

Minna Citron.

Minna Citron: “Greens I (aka: Incised Steatite); 1946; color engraving and stencil; $750

Minna Citron: (American: 1896-1991): Greens I (aka: Incised Steatite); 1946; color engraving and stencil; pencil signed and titled; proof from an unstated edition; printed by artist on a toothy cream wove paper; 5-3/4 x 4-5/8″ platemark; provenance: from the estate of Lilly Stern, Molton Gallery, London in the 1960s.

John Kelly: "Pua Olua"; ca. 1935; color aquatint; $7,000

John Kelly: “Pua Olua”; ca. 1935; color aquatint; $7,000

John Kelly (American: 1879-1962): Pua Olua; circa 1935; color aquatint; pencil signed and titled; color proof from unstated edition; printed by artist on cream wove paper; 16-7/8 x 12-7/8″ platemark.

Charles Merrick Capps: Into the Hills; 1947; etching aquatint; $3,500

Charles Merrick Capps: Into the Hills; 1947; etching aquatint; $3,500

Charles Merrick Capps (American: 1898-1981): Into the Hills; 1947; etching and aquatint; pencil signed and titled; from an edition of 100; printed by artist on antique-white Basingwerk Parchment watermarked wove paper, 6-15/16 x 12″ platemark; reference: Shaull 37, Library of Congress 2.

Jose Clemente Orozco: Embarazada (aka Soldier’s Wife, Soldadera, Soldier’s Widow); 1929/1930; lithograph; $3,500

Jose Clemente Orozco (Mexican: 1883-1949): Embarazada (aka Soldier’s Wife, Soldadera, Soldier’s Widow); 1929/1930; lithograph; pencil signed and titled; editioned 83/100; printed on antique-white wove paper; published by Delphic Studios, New York; 15-3/4 x 9-15/16″ image; reference: Hopkins 3, Marrozzini 16, Gil figure 3.

Stow Wengenroth: The Governor’s House (Wiscasset, Maine); 1948; lithograph; $900

Stow Wengenroth (American: 1906-1978): The Governor’s House (Wiscasset, Maine); 1948; lithograph; pencil titled and signed; from an edition of 40; 7-13/16 x 13-3/8″ image size; reference: Barre 173.

Judith Rothchild: Les culs de bouteilles; 2006; mezzotint; $300

Judith Rothchild (American: born 1950, living in France): Les culs de bouteilles; 2006; mezzotint; pencil titled and signed; edition: IV/XX; printed by artist on ivory wove Hahnemuhle paper; 5-7/8 x5-7/8″ platemark.

PMJ380

Elizabeth Norton: Study for “Two Lions”; circa 1923; drawing in ink and crayon; $1,000

Elizabeth Norton (American: 1887-1985): Study for “Two Lions”; circa 1923; drawing in ink and crayon; pencil titled and signed; drawn on fibrous ivory laid paper; 8-3/16 x 10-1/16″ image size.

PMJ384

John William Winkler: Oriental Shop (Plate B); 1916; etching; $600

John William Winkler (American: 1890-1971): Oriental Shop (Plate B); 1916; etching; pencil titled and signed; not editioned; printed by artist on antique-white laid paper; 4-13/16 x 6-15/16″ platemark; reference: Winkler checklist 65; 1974 Achenbach exhibition, page 11.

19289

James Budd Dixon: Here Dick; 1948; etching; $1,800

James Budd Dixon (American: 1900-1967): Here Dick; 1948; etching; pencil titled and signed; edition 3/?, presumed under 10; printed by artist on Warren’s Olde Style antique-white wove paper; 8-13/16 x 11-7/8″ platemark.

19218

Stanley William Hayter: Faust’s Metamorphoses – Poems by George Reavy (6 engravings by Hayter); 1931-1932; 6 engravings, 4 with mezzotint; $2,000

Stanley William Hayter (ENG/FR/AM: 1901-1988): Faust’s Metamorphoses – Poems by George Reavy ( 6 engravings by Hayter); 1931-1932; 6 engravings, 4 with mezzotint; ink signed on colophon by Reavy and Hayter; 23/100; printed by Hayter and Paul Haasen on Van Gelder Zonen laid paper; 10-3/4 x 7-3/4″ portfolio cover size; published by The New Review Editions, Fontenay-aux-Roses, Paris; reference: Black & Moorhead 55-60.

Joseph Hecht: Palais de Justice (plate 7 from the Paris portfolio of 11 engravings); 1933/1935; Burin engraving; $500

Joseph Hecht (Polish/French: 1891-1951): Palais de Justice (plate 7 from the Paris portfolio of 11 engravings); 1933/1935; Burin engraving; pencil titled and signed; one of 40 various proofs, in 8 states, outside the published edition of 90; printed by artist on handmade, Monval laid paper with artist’s watermark; 6-5/8 x 8-7/16″ platemark; reference: Tonneau-Ryckelynck/Plumart 231.

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Roger Vieillard: Lettre a l’illettré; circa 1958; color engraving; $425

Roger Vieillard (French: 1907-1989): Lettre a l’illettré; circa 1958; color engraving; pencil titled and signed; proof; printed by artist on antique-white laid paper; 4-1/2 x 3-15/16;” platemark; reference: not in Vieillard, Hacker.

Cadwallader Lincoln Washburn: Courthouse of Bergen Co. (N.J. Series II) Hackensack; 1917; drypoint; $350

Cadwallader Lincoln Washburn (American: 1866-1965): Courthouse of Bergen Co. (N.J. Series II) Hackensack; 1917; drypoint; pencil titled and signed; proof from unknown edition, rare; printed by artist on thin white hosho paper; 7-15/16 x 5-15/16″ platemark.

Leon Rene Pescheret: The Nor-Wester (aka Fifty by Thirty Four in January); 1936; softground etching; $400

Leon Rene Pescheret (American: 1892-1971): The Nor-Wester (aka Fifty by Thirty Four in January); 1936; softground etching; pencil titled and signed; proof; printed by artist on antique-white wove paper; 10 x 14″ platemark.

Robert Nanteuil: Michel le Tellier, Le Chancelier; 1661; engraving; $2,000

Robert Nanteuil (French: 1623-1678): Michel le Tellier, Le Chancelier; 1661; engraving; engraved title and signature; printed by artist on heavy, antique-white laid with large heraldic watermark paper; 12-15/16 x 9-15/16″ platemark; reference: Robert-Dumesnil: 135 i/ii; Petitjean/Wickert: 114 i/ii collector’s stamp in purple in on verso, Lugt 2770b, Cortland Field Bishop. i/ii, before the dash after ‘Regis”; described as ‘Rarissime’ (extremely rare) by C/P.

Kevin Fletcher: Worksite in Sulphuric Illumination; 2004; color monotype with transparent overroll; $500

Kevin Fletcher (American born 1956): Worksite in Sulphuric Illumination; 2004; color monotype with transparent overroll; pencil titled and signed; I/I; printed by artist on white Rives wove paper; 10-13/16 x 8-13/16″ platemark.

William Theophilus Brown: Untitled; 1987-1988; acrylic on canvas; $12,000

William Theophilus Brown (American: 1919-2012): Untitled; 1987-1988; acrylic on canvas; signed on verso; 30 x 36-1/8″ image size; reference: Arthur, Theophilus Brown: Paintings, Collages, and Drawings, full illustration on page 69.

Robert Hermann Sterl: Lastentrager (Porters); 1912; lithograph; $350

Robert Hermann Sterl (German: 1867-1932): Lastentrager (Porters); 1912; lithograph; pencil titled and signed; edition size 50; printed by artist on fibrous, cream Japon paper; 8-7/8 x 11-3/4″ image size.

David Avery: Tempestuous Muse; 2010; etching; $500

David Avery (American born 1952): Tempestuous Muse; 2010; etching; pencil titled and signed; 13/30; printed by artist on Hahnemuhle Goethe white wove paper; 6-7/8 x 6-7/8″ platemark.

Dennis Corrigan: Nathaniel Hawthorne Posing with a formally Dressed Gopher; 1978; etching; #300

Dennis Corrigan (American born 1944): Nathaniel Hawthorne Posing with a formally Dressed Gopher; 1978; etching; pencil titled and signed; 90/250; printed by artist on heavy, wove Arches Buff paper; 9-3/8 x 12-1/8″ platemark; reference: AAA 1978.006

This is one of a number of prints acquired by the gallery that were published by the Associated American Artists (AAA) in New York.

Rudolf Hasler: The El; 1980; aquatint; $350

Rudolf Hasler (American born Switzerland, 1927-2000): The El; 1980; aquatint; pencil titled and signed; 74/250; printed on antique-white wove GVARRO watermarked paper; 8-3/4 x 12-1/2″ platemark; published by AAA in 1981; reference: AAA 1981.016.

Gene Kloss: Monument to Space; 1984; drypoint and aquatint; $3,500

Gene Kloss (American: 1904-1996): Monument to Space; 1948; drypoint and aquatint; pencil titled and signed; unknown edition of 35; printed by artist on cream wove Whatman paper; 9-15/16 x 14-15/16″ platemark; reference: Sanchez/Kloss 245; Harwood restrospective 32.

Henri Fantin-Latour: Etude pour Eve; 1898; lithograph; $2,000

Henri Fantin-Latour (French: 1836-1904): Etude pour Eve; 1898; lithograph; pencil titled and signed; first of 9 proofs in this state; printed by Lemercier, Paris;6 x 4-13/16″ image size; Published: Revue de l’Art ancien et moderne; Reference: Hediard 147 i/iii; H.179; L.123.

About Annex Galleries

The Annex Galleries holds one of the largest original fine print inventories on the West Coast. With over 9,000 works, we specialize in (but are not limited to) original prints of the WPA era, Arts & Crafts movement, and Abstract Expressionism through the 1960's, with a focus on American and Californian artists both known and unknown. We have everything from Durer to Baumann to Picasso.
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One Response to Recent Treasures

  1. gay colyer says:

    What a treat to see such a fabulous variety of techniques and expressions. A good format for a blog post.

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