Current Inventory by Emil Ganso

Little Harbor or Boats, Maine

Artist: Emil Ganso
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Emil Ganso (1895-1941). Little Harbor or Boats, Maine, etching and aquatint, c. 1920, not signed [signed with a copyright mark in the plate], inscribed “To Lucille”. Reference: Smith I78B. In very good condition, the matrix excellent, a couple of small spots in margins and the remains of a prior hinge verso, with margins, 10 3/8 x 14 7/8, the sheet 13 x 17 inches, window mat. A fine impression, with effective aquatint tonalities. Little Harbor, a very successful composition, was chosen as an American Artists Group print, reproduced in AAG original etchings, and also in Zink, American Artists Group Prints, 30. We do not […]

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Studio Mirror

Artist: Emil Ganso
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Emil Ganso (1895-1941), Studio Mirror, chiaroscuro wood engraving, 1936. Not signed [signed and dated in the block, with the backward s in Ganso and the date also reversed]. Reference: Smith R-77B, edition not stated. In very good condition, on  cream wove paper, the full sheet, 14 3/8 x 9 3/8 inches, the sheet 18 x 13 inches. Published by the American Artists Group, and in their original mat. A fine impression, printed in two colors, light and dark brown. The American Artists Group was formed in 1934, during the Great Depression, with the express purpose of providing unsigned inexpensive prints which were to […]

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Two Nudes

Artist: Emil Ganso
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Emil Ganso (1895-1941), Two Nudes, 1928, wood engraving, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Smith R-86A, First state (of 2). Edition of 5. In pristine condition, printed on a wove paper with margins, 3 3/4 x 5 1/8, the sheet 6 x 7 7/8 inches. Loose as issued, not matted. A good impression of this engraving, rare (edition of 5) before letters. In a later state this print was used as an announcement card, with these letters added: Paintings and Drawings by Emil Ganso at the Weyhe Gallery…October 22nd to November 10th, 1928. These models are picknicking, as evidenced by the […]

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Landscape and Houses (or, Woodstock, number 3, or Country Path)

Artist: Emil Ganso
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Emil Ganso (1895-1941), Landscape and Houses (or, Woodstock, number 3, or Country Path), c. 1928, signed in pencil lower right. Reference: Smith R-29, only state. In pristine condition, not mounted or matted, with margins, deckle edges sides and bottom, 3 7/8 x 5 3/8, the sheet 5 1/8 x 6 7/8 inches. A fine impression of this tiny wood engraving, printed in black ink on a cream wove paper with the watermark ITALY. We believe this is a relatively rare Ganso print; Smith did not know of an edition. Starting in the late ’20’s Ganso spent much of May through November […]

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Eddyville, or Morning Stroll

Artist: Emil Ganso
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Emil Ganso (1895-1941), Eddyville, or Morning Stroll, 1935 (also given as 1932), wash and scratch lithograph in brown ink, signed in pencil lower right and inscribed Ed 35 lower left. Reference: Smith L 30B. In good condition, with margins (loss at upper left corner), on a chine colle on cream wove, 10 3/4 x 15 1/2, the sheet 13 5/8 x 18 1/2 inches, archival window matting. A fine impression, printed in brownish black ink. Eddyville is a superb example of Ganso’s experimental “wash and scratch” lithographic technique – one can see numerous scratches in the grassy banks in the […]

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Halberstadt III

Artist: Emil Ganso
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Emil Ganso (1895-1941), Halberstadt III, 1929, etching, aquatint, soft-ground etching, roulette, signed in pencil lower right,and numbered 13/35 lower left; also titled lower center. Reference: Smith I 59, second state (of 2), from the edition of 35. In very good condition, with some printer’s fingerprints in the margin edges, on a sturdy ivory wove paper with margins, 9 13/16 x 11 15/16, the sheet 11 x 15 inches, matted. A fine atmospheric impression. Provenance: Weyhe Gallery, still in their original worn mat, with their cataloguing annotations. Weyhe, one of the oldest and most distinguished Madison Avenue New York dealers, was Ganso’s dealer. Halberstadt […]

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