Spring is in the air

It may not feel like that in some places around the Northern Hemisphere, but spring is upon us.  While the official date is March 21, it often takes awhile see the signs of winter's last days finally disappearing.  Here in Chicago, on a walk I took recently, one yard had hundreds of purple crocuses peeking out of the ground! Hang in there Northerners!  Summer's coming.  And in the meantime, enjoy a few images of the best of spring.
Maurice Denis - Amour - Allegory - Allegorie - color lithograph set published by Ambroise Vollard
$2,500

Allegory

DENIS, Maurice

Allégorie (original French title)Color lithograph on thin wove paper.Reference: Cailler 108.First plate from the album titled L’Amour.  Published b...

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Red Tablecloth with Red Dots
$500

Red Tablecloth with Red Dots

Estebe, Michel

Nappe Rouge à Points Rouges (original French title)Color mezzotint.Edition of 65. Signed and numbered in pencil.

Fan with the Florist
$650

Fan with the Florist

LABOUREUR, Jean-Emile

Éventail à la Marchande de Fleurs (original French drawing) Woodcut printed on silk, pinned to a sheet of wove paper.Ref: Sylvain Laboureur 680.Sec...

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Desert Plate #5
$1,600

Desert Plate #5

HABERT-DYS, Jules-Auguste

Assiette à Dessert n° 5 (descriptive French title)Preparatory drawing for a ceramic service presented at the Exposition in 1890.  Produced by Pilli...

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Theo Van Hoytema - Twee Zilverreigers - Two Silver Egrets - Grote Reiger - Great Heron - Egretta alba - detail
$2,000

Two White Egrets

van HOYTEMA, Theo

Twee Zilverreigers (original Dutch title) Lithograph printed in black in on chine-collé.Ref: Rijksmuseum - de Groot 89.  Also reproduced page 92-93...

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Yannick Ballif - Fleurs - Eglantine - Eglantier - Sweet-Brier - pink flowers - detail
$325

Sweet-Brier

BALLIF, Yannick

Eglantine (original French title) Embossed color aquatint and drypoint on wove paper, 1986.Artist’s proof.  Edition unknown.Signed and dated in pen...

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Chrysanthemums and Stream
$350

Chrysanthemums and Stream

ANONYMOUS

  Original gouache painting on thin laid paper. Sample design for luxurious kimonos created for Kyoto high society. Painted to the sheet’s edges. 

Ernest-Ange Duez - Fleurs - Flowers - drypoint, 1894 detail
$1,200

Flowers

DUEZ, Ernest-Ange

Fleurs (original French title) Drypoint on laid paper.Reference : Stein & Karshan 21. From the only edition of 100, published by L’Estampe Orig...

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Thomas Todd Blaylock - Califonian Poppies - color woodblock print - detail
$300

Californian Poppies

BLAYLOCK, Thomas Todd

Color woodcut printed on thick wove paper.   Edition unknown.  Published by Bell & Co. Ltd. London, United Kingdom. With the publisher’s inform...

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Rico ARAI - Beauty with Roses and Vine - signed mezzotint
$250

Beauty with Roses and Vine

ARAI, Ryoh

Color mezzotint on wove paper, no date.  Proof aside from an unknown edition. Signed and annotated in pencil.   

Jacobus Jan KOEMAN - Birds on a Flowering Branch at Dusk - Aquatint and etching  -detail
$350

Birds on a Flowering Branch at Dusk

KOEMAN, Jacobus Jan

Aquatint and etching printed in color on wove paper, no date. Edition unknown, but scarce. Signed "Jac J Koeman" in ink.