Current Inventory by George Biddle

Coffee Huskers

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    George Biddle (1885-1973), Coffee Huskers, 1928, lithograph, signed, titled and numbered [also inscribed ’43/Biddle/1928 in the plate]. Reference: Pennigar 77, Trotter 43. From the edition of 100, on Rives cream wove paper, with the Rives watermark. In excellent condition, probably never framed or matted, the full sheet, 13 1/4 x 9 3/4, the sheet 16 x 11 1/2 inches, archival mounting (mylar non-attached hinging between acid free boards glassine cover).  A fine black impression.  Biddle wrote of this lithograph, in 1943: “After scraping the tusche away…I worked back with a pensil (sic) and again with diamond. This all […]

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Carnival in Rio No. 4

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George Biddle (1885-1973), Carnival in Rio No. 4, lithograph, 1947, signed and dated in pencil lower right; titled lower left [also signed and dated in the stone lower left]. Reference: Pennigar 151, only state, from the edition of 20. In good condition, with margins (remains of prior hinging verso), 10 1/2 x 11 1/4, the sheet 11 3/4 x 16 inches, not matted. Biddle signs and dates the print “Biddle 1944″  in the stone in barely visible scratches just above the pencil title.  This dating would presumably change Pennigar’s dating of the print from 1947 to 1944. Also, it might […]

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River Life, Haiti

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George Biddle (1885-1973), River Life, Haiti, 1928, lithograph, signed and dated in pencil lower right margin, titled and numbered lower left margin. Reference: Pennigar 84, Trotter 50. From the edition of 50, on a cream wove BFK RIVES paper with their watermark. Printed by George C. Miller. In excellent condition (probably never matted or framed), slight soft folds in margins, the full sheet, 12 1/4 x 16 5/8, the sheet 16 x 20 1/2 inches, archival mounting (mounted with mylar non-attached corners between acid free mats, glassine cover). A fine impression. After Groton, Harvard College and Harvard Law (and several breakdowns) Biddle decided that […]

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Goat Herder’s Wife

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George Biddle (1885-1973), Goat Herder’s Wife, 1928, lithograph, signed in pencil lower right and titled and numbered (64/100) in pencil lower left margin [with the inscription “Biddle/1928″ in the plate lower right] Reference: Pennigar 82, Trotter 48. Printed by George C. Miller. From the edition of 100. In excellent condition, on Rives cream wove paper, with full margins (tiny nick upper right edge); 9 1/2 x 13, the sheet 16 x 18 1/2 inches. Archival mounting (unattached mylar hinging between acid free boards, glassine cover). A fine clear impression, in pristine condition. After Groton, Harvard College and Harvard Law (and several breakdowns) […]

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The Expectant Thistles

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George Biddle (1885-1973), The Expectant Thistles, 1928, lithograph, signed and dated in pencil lower right, titled and numbered in pencil lower left [also inscribed in the plate lower left Biddle/1928/46]. References: Pennigar 80, Trotter 46, only state, from the edition of 100. Printed by George C. Miller. On cream wove Rives paper, the full sheet with deckle edges, in pristine condition (never framed or matted), 7 x 11 1/4, the sheet 11 1/2 x 15 3/4 inches. Archival mounting (mylar unattached hinging between acid free mats, glassine cover). A fine fresh impression; a good example of Biddle’s technique of scratching and sanding the […]

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Hombre! Que Sin Vergeunza!

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George Biddle (1885-1973), Hombre! Que Sin Vergeunza!, 1928, lithograph, signed and dated in pencil lower right, titled and numbered lower left [also signed in plate lower left “Biddle/1928/44]. References: Pennigar 78, Trotter 44. Edition 100. In excellent condition (never framed, without light or time staining), with wide margins, the full sheet, 9 3/4 x 13 3/4, the sheet 15 1/2 x 20 1/2 inches. Printed by George C. Miller. On cream wove paper with the FRANCE watermark.  Archival mounting (mylar unattached mounting between acid-free board). A fine, fresh impression, in pristine condition. According to Pennigar the title translates roughly to “Buddy! Aren’t you ashamed […]

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Banana Grove

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George Biddle (1885-1973), Banana Grove, lithograph, 1928. Signed, titled and numbered in pencil [also annotated in the plate “Biddle/1928, lower right “47).  References: Pennigar 81, Trotter 47. In excellent condition, the full sheet, on cream wove BFK RIVES paper, with their (partial) watermark. 12 1/2 x 9, the sheet 20 x 16, archival mounting (non attached mylar hinging between acid free board, glassine cover). A fine fresh rich impression in pristine condition. After Groton, Harvard College and Harvard Law (and several breakdowns) Biddle decided that a conventional career in law was not for him; he decided on art, went to Paris, worked with Mary Cassatt […]

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Cows and Sugar Cane

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George Biddle (1885-1973), Cows and Sugar Cane, 1928, lithograph, signed in pencil bottom right margin, titled and numbered bottom left margin [also signed and dated in the plate bottom left]. Reference: Pennigar 79, Trotter 45. From the edition of 55, on BFK RIVES wove paper (with their partial watermark), printed by George C. Miller. In excellent condition, the full sheet with wide margins (remains of old hinging margin corners verso), 11 9/16 x 7 3/4, the sheet 15 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches. Archival mounting (mylar corners on acid free board, glassine cover). A fine black impression. After Groton, Harvard College and […]

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