Jim & Carol Goodfriend Collection: February 2024

It is with great pleasure and honor that we present this first selection of works of art on paper from the personal collection of James and Carol Goodfriend. Jim is known to many in the world of prints and drawings as the dealer behind C & J Goodfriend Drawings and Prints. Over the years Jim would bring home particularly attractive prints and drawings, kept for their personal enjoyment. Jim and Carol have decided to disperse their collection and we are grateful to have been entrusted with the sale of these prints as well as some drawings, mostly by European, as well as some by American artists.

In keeping with his habit as a dealer Jim was always on the lookout for the most attractive works of art, collected for their artistic merit, rather than for name recognition. The discerning art buyer will find in this selection of works on paper magnificent examples of printmaking and draftsmanship. Each of these works was chosen for the quality of the impression, the interest of its subject matter, or its compositional strength. While famous printmakers will instantly be recognizable, we encourage you to focus not on the name, but on personal appeal, be it based on the light, the line, the composition, or any other number of factors that speak to you on an emotional level. This selection of artworks is being passed on from one distinguished art lover to the next generation.

Conditions and terms:
• Assume that each of these works is overall in a condition pleasing to the eye. They have generally not been conserved, which means that discolorations and minor flaws that do not affect their value visually, have been left untouched. We have noted obvious condition issues for transparency's sake. Full sheet images are visible on our website, and larger ones can be emailed upon request. We will be happy to detail further minor condition details.
• Prices are for payment online. If you wish to pay by check and save the 3.5% credit card charge, email us at or call us at 312.404.2004.

Jean-François MILLET - La Veillee - detail

La Veillée

MILLET, Jean-François

Etching on laid paper. Reference: Delteil 14 ii/ii. Superb impression of Millet's rarest, and arguably best etching.  Large margins (tips of two co...

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Charles MERYON - La Tour l'Horloge - detail

La Tour de l'Horloge

MERYON, Charles

Etching with engraving on laid J Kool watermarked paper. References: Schneiderman 23 v/x; Delteil-Wright 28 v/x.  Superb impression, before letters...

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Thomas NASON - Sugaring - detail

Approach of Spring

NASON, Thomas

Etching and engraving on laid paper.Published by the Society of American Etchers. Signed and dated in pencil.

Albert BESNARD - La Tasse de The - detail Sold
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La Tasse de Thé

BESNARD, Paul Albert

Etching and aquatint on laid paper. References: Godefroy/Delteil 15 iv/vi, Coppier 12.Before the plate was cut down laterally by almost two inches....

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ANONYMOUS - Mountainous Landscape - detail

Mountain Lake


Ink wash on wove paper (on the back of a Connecticut commercial product list).Signed with monogram stamp GIO in a circle (?). 

Honore Daumier - Les Cinq Sens - La Vue - detail Sold
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La Vue


Lithograph on white wove paper (sur blanc).Reference: Delteil 595 ii/iii.From the first edition, when the series was issued by La Caricature, and t...

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Ker-Xavier Roussel - Noli Me Tangere - detail

Noli Me Tangere


Lithograph on thin beige wove paper.Published by La Revue Blanche in August 1894.  Edition details for this publication are hard to come by, but it...

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