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Style:Ashcan School
Octagon House (San Francisco, CA)
Located in New York, NY
This print was made in an edition of 25 for the California WPA. It is signed and titled in pencil. The artist's full name was Marguerite Redmond Dorgeloh and that is the way this pri...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Family Flats
Located in New York, NY
Signed, titled, and numbered, in pencil. The proposed edition was 100 although it is very unlikely that these were printed. This large and intensely urban lithograph, Family Flats, b...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Splicing
Located in New York, NY
An old sailor is shown at work on a what must be a huge sailing vessel. He's splicing, or joining ropes together -- probably still a useful skill in the mid-1930s when this print was...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Early Spring, Central Park (New York City)
Located in New York, NY
New York City's Central Park, sailors in uniform, and a spring day -- Cikovsky's print has it all! It's an idyllic post-World War II scene. Even the title, Early Spring, makes the pr...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

(The Dreaming Cat)
Located in New York, NY
Sorry not to be certain about the spelling of Marjorie Mermelstein. That's what it looks like but it's not a name I'm familiar with or could confirm. In all likely-hood the artist wa...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Seaside Nomads
Located in New York, NY
A perfect summer day. A young mother, little boy, and even smaller girl have their luncheon under a make shift 'fly' -- a stripped cloth canopy fixed up with poles. Although it is ti...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

(Washington Square, New York City)
Located in New York, NY
Leon Dolice managed to capture New York City moments and places dear to all New Yorkers. This view of the arch in Washington Square Park is a perfect example. It's shown from Fifth A...
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1920s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Intaglio

New Year’s Eve and Adam
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Sloan, 'New Year's Eve and Adam', etching, 1918, edition 100, (only 85 printed), Morse 190. Signed, titled and annotated '100 proofs' in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, l...
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1910s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

Letters from Home
Located in New York, NY
Burr Singer was born in St. Louis and lived most of her career in Los Angeles. She studied at the Saint Louis School of Fine Arts at Washington University, the School of the Art Inst...
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1940s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Appeal Denied
Located in New York, NY
Bernard Schardt worked on the the WPA in NYC during the Depression. (During this period, off and on, he lived with friend and colleague Jackson Pollock.) In this courtroom scene ther...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Intaglio

Love on the Roof.
Located in Storrs, CT
1914. Etching. Morse catalog 167 state ii. Image: 5 7/8 x 4 1/4 (sheet 10 1/2 x 6 1/4). Edition 100. A rich impression printed on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed in pencil. Housed ...
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1910s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

Lobster Fleet
Located in New York, NY
Although the title 'Lobster Fleet' calls numerous vessels at sea in a single spot to mind (and there a group in the distance), in fact print features a lone fisherman in a small row ...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

The Show Case
Located in Storrs, CT
The ShowCase. (Connoisseurage; Critics on Form). 1905. Etching. Morse catalog 129 state iii. Image 5 x 6 15/16 (sheet 9 3/4 x 12 1/2). Annotated "Peter Platt imp" in pencil (Platt p...
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Early 20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

Soltude
Located in New York, NY
Lawrence Beall Smith draws four men in a park, each with his back to a giant, strong tree. The year is 1938 and the country is coming out of the Depression but World War II is alread...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

'2nd Avenue El' — 1930s New York City
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Reginald Marsh, '2nd Avenue El', etching, 1930, edition 19 final-state, lifetime impressions; 100 Whitney, 1969; Sasowsky 93. Unsigned as published; numbered '10/100' in pencil. A s...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

'Hurdy Gurdy Ballet' — 1920s New York — American Scene
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Glenn O. Coleman, 'Hurdy Gurdy Ballet', lithograph 1928, edition 50. Signed, dated, and numbered '14/50' in pencil. Titled in the bottom left margin, in another hand. Numbered '14' ...
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1920s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

(The Catch)
Located in New York, NY
Harry Gottlieb made several images of fishing communities. Here we see the boat, on shore, from it's back -- the rudder is actually showing. Three men are working in the boat on the ...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Screen

A View of the Park
Located in New York, NY
Originally from Illinois, Ann Michalov worked in Spokane, Seattle and Portland, where she finally settled. This lithograph however really looks very like New York City's Central Park...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Keys
Located in New York, NY
Russia-born Ray Euffa studied at the Detroit School of Fine Arts, the Educational Alliance Art School, and Art Students League in NYC. It is New York City itself that is most often ...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Screen

Snug Harbor (Riverside Drive, NYC)
By Harry Wickey
Located in New York, NY
The sailors are still in uniform in this post-World War I print of young people meeting at a semi-secluded park setting, Snug Harbor, along Riverside Drive, NYC. (Still a beautiful p...
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1920s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Drypoint

On the Dock, Banana Boat, New Orleans
Located in New York, NY
Chicago-born Golinkin studied at the Artist Students League with George Luks. After working as an illustrator for New York papers he joined the Navy in 1939 and retired as a Rear Adm...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

(Cutting the Beard)
Located in New York, NY
A man with lots of whiskers is trimming his facial hair while looking in a mirror. The male figure and his beard are carefully drawn but Hirsch has cleverly just briefly sketched in ...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Room for One More (New York City Subway)
Located in New York, NY
This Depression-era New York City subway scene says it all. The body language of all five passengers tells us where each of them is in his or her life. It was made for the NYC-WPA (w...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

Rain, Snow, and Time
Located in New York, NY
This lithograph shows the Obelisk (Cleopatra’s Needle), 1425 BCE, in Central Park, New York City, just behind the Metropolitan Museum of Art, on Greywacke Knoll. (This makes it a do...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Quarry
Located in New York, NY
Moses Oley drew an industrial scene, but one very much in isolation. The quarry equipment looks both imposing and busy. There appears to be smoke coming from the steam shovel in the ...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Derby Winner
Located in New York, NY
Joseph (Joe) Leboit made this extremely intense image of a supposedly happy recipient of a 'Derby Winner.' (Probably refers to the Irish Derby.) In fact the couple and seventeen chil...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Swinging in the Square (also 'In the Park')
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Sloan, 'Swinging in the Square (In the Park)', etching, 1912, edition 100, (only 75 printed), Morse 156. Signed and titled in pencil. Annotated '100 proofs' and 'JS Imp. (old pa...
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1910s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

(Choral Group)
Located in New York, NY
An early serigraph (screen print) by William Gropper. There's a harpist to provide the music and a choir master conducting. The seated members of the group are individually drawn as ...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Screen

Busses in Washington Square (New York)
Located in Santa Monica, CA
JOHN SLOAN (American 1871 - 1951) BUSSES IN WASHINGTON SQUARE, 1925 (Morse 219 v/v) Etching, signed, titled and annotated in pencil. Signed and dated 1925 in plate lower left. Ima...
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1920s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

(The Fox and The Dog)
Located in New York, NY
While nothing is known about this artist (maybe even the spelling of the last name?), the drawing is so skilled and the composition compelling that there MUST be other work! And use ...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Street Pavers (New York City)
Located in New York, NY
James Penney was widely known for his New Yorker covers as well as his paintings and prints. This lithograph of male laborers, Street Pavers, reminds us of the back-breaking labor th...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Approaching Night, Atwood Avenue, Provincetown, MA
Located in New York, NY
Gregory worked mostly in lithography, probably learned at the Art Students League in New York City. However he often drew New England subjects, so this evening Provincetown scene is ...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Bessemer Armature
Located in New York, NY
There's nothing like a great American industrial scene! And this print has it all: smoke, flames, heavy machinery, and an archway through which to view everything. Signed and titled ...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Aquarium
Located in New York, NY
Gregory often worked in lithography, probably learned at the Art Students League in New York City. In all likelihood this is a New York scene but he also often drew New England subje...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Unemployed
Located in New York, NY
Blanche Grambs, known to friends as 'Grambs' (1916-2010) was born in China. She came to New York as a very young woman to study at the Art Students League in 1934. With Harry Sternbe...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

Summer Landscape
Located in New York, NY
Grant Arnold's Summer Landscape, made in 1936, in the depths of the Depression, is a study in peace and calm. It's as though he found a refuge from the world -- in all likelihood it'...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

The Lafayette.
Located in Storrs, CT
The Lafayette. 1928. Etching. Morse 233/vi. 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 (sheet 8 1/8 x 9 3/8). Proof prior to the intended edition of 100, that was probably closer to 80. A rich impression on crea...
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1920s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

The Wagonette (Moscow Subway)
Located in New York, NY
Albert Abramovitz was working in New York in the 1930s when he made wood engravings of the construction of the Moscow subway. This image, The Wagonette, is a wrenching testament to t...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Woodcut

Mail Time
Located in New York, NY
Mario Grenville made this print for the publishing program of Associated American Artists. It was issued in 1945 making it a calm antidote to the ending of World War II, although it ...
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1940s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

Van Ness Mansion, San Francisco
Located in New York, NY
This print was Illustrated in the San Francisco News, Nov. 6, 1941. It was made in an edition of 25 for the California WPA. It is signed and titled in pencil. The artist's full name ...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Caulking
Located in New York, NY
Leonard Pytlak (1910-1998) was based in New York City and was active on New Deal printmaking projects. He made lithographs and serigraphs. This color lithograph, signed and titled in...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Indian Mother and Child (Indigena con Nino -SP?)
Located in New York, NY
Fernando Castro Pacheco was a Mexican muralist, painter, and printmaker. This linocut is titled to refer to the indigenous population. It is signed in pencil.
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Linocut

Central Park (NYC) (Also titled Park -- Spring)
Located in New York, NY
James Penney was widely known for his New Yorker covers as well as his paintings and prints. This lithograph shares the happy joy of warm days in the park with people on benches and ...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Convalescent
Located in New York, NY
Mathilde de Cordoba was born in New York City and spent her career there. She is known for her studies of women and children. Convalescent is signed and titled in pencil.
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

River Front (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Located in New York, NY
This skillful etching, River Front (Grand Rapids, Michigan) has numerous annotations. One is 'Not from jailhouse as some rumored.' Signage features Crescent Flour, a product of the V...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

Picnic
Located in New York, NY
The Philadelphia-based Ashton was a long-time friend and studio-mate of Alice Neel -- they drew each other. Ashton is sometimes listed as African-American. This print is signed in pe...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Daniel in the Lions' Den
Located in New York, NY
Ukrainian-born, lower East Side based, Sarah Berman was active on the NYC-WPA and in artists' circles. Daniel in the Lions' Den is an etching, signed and titled in pencil.
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

Breakfast
Located in New York, NY
Jane Rogers was born in the artists' colony of Woodstock, New York. Most of her career was spent in New York. Although her dates are most often given as 1896-1973, her birth year is ...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

(The New York Times)
Located in New York, NY
The ever-quirky Philip Evergood has composed a print that is at once a World War II image (The New York Times on the table has the headline 'Japs Bomb Pearl Harbor,' domestic breakfa...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Irving Place Burlesk
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Irving Place Burlesque Etching, 1930 Unsigned (as usual for the Whitney edition) Numbered in pencil lower left Blind stamp of the Whitney Museum (WM) lower right From: Reginald Marsh...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

Waterfront, New York City
Located in New York, NY
Blanche Grambs, known to friends as 'Grambs' (1916-2010) was born in China. She came to New York as a very young woman to study at the Art Students League in 1934. With Harry Sternbe...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

(Carnival Workers Resting, NYC)
Located in New York, NY
The dimensions are for the image; there are large margins. This lithograph is signed in pencil. A native New Yorker, Ann Nooney (1900-1970) recorded the urban scene while on the Wo...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Sheep Shearer
Located in New York, NY
Glen H. Rounds (1903-2002) spanned a century of American life. He was an artist, author, and illustrator. He is credited with inventing several of the Paul Bunyan tales which he also...
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Mid-20th Century Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching, Aquatint

The Little Bride.
Located in Storrs, CT
The Little Bride. 1916. Etching. Morse 138. 4 7/8 x 6 3/4 (sheet 9 3/8 x 12). Series: New York City Life, tenth plate. Printed on cream wove paper with deckle edges on two sides. The...
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1910s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

TWO GIRLS IN SUBWAY
Located in Portland, ME
Marsh, Reginald. TWO GIRLS IN SUBWAY. S.58. Etching, 1928. Printed on cream-colored wove paper, with a watermark, upper left. One of only two proofs of the third state recorded ...
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1920s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

Coney Island
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Paul Cadmus, 'Coney Island', etching, 1935, edition 50, Johnson & Miller 81, Davenport. Signed in pencil. Annotated 'Edition of 50 — 1935' in pencil in the artist’s hand, bottom lef...
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1930s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching

The Irish Fair
Located in Fairlawn, OH
Irish Fair Lithograph, 1923 Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist (see photo) Titled "Irish Fair" by the artist in pencil Edition: 84 Housed in an archival frame with acid free...
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1920s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Lithograph

Frankie and Johnnie (also HIM)
Located in Myrtle Beach, SC
John Sloan, 'Frankie and Johnnie (also HIM)', 1928, etching, edition 100, (only 50 printed), Morse 236. Signed and inscribed '100 proofs' in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lo...
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1920s Ashcan School Figurative Prints

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Etching