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Auction Description for Altair Auctions: American and International Art and Antiques

American and International Art and Antiques

by Altair Auctions


464 lots with images

May 31, 2014

Live Auction

151 Carnegie Row

Norwood, MA, 02062 USA

Phone: 781-349-8388

Fax: 781-349-8327

Email: info@altair-auctions.com

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Leather Handbag

Lot 1: Leather Handbag

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Description: Leather handbag, rectangular in form with rounded corners, tooled image of figures head wearing an eagle headdress, with wear and tear. Length 8 1/4 in., Width 5 in., Depth 2 3/4 in.

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Majorette Band Hat

Lot 2: Majorette Band Hat

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Description: 1950, majorette band hat, with small down-turned white brim, light blue band with large silver medallion with a red "P" on the center, black crown and chinstrap, made by Starburst. Height 7 in.

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Laboratory Magnifying Glass on Cast Iron Stand

Lot 3: Laboratory Magnifying Glass on Cast Iron Stand

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Description: Mid-century, laboratory magnifying glass, with a movable swiveling arm, on cast iron stand, in black. Height 5 in., Width 10 in.

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Mother of Pearl Binoculars

Lot 4: Mother of Pearl Binoculars

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Description: Binoculars, handle decorated with mother of pearl overlay and metal bands of floral decorations. Length 3 3/4 in.

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American Binoculars with Case

Lot 5: American Binoculars with Case

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Description: America, 19th C., binoculars with light tan leather case, the glasses a green/brown color, the case with a large strap and buckle enclosure, age is evident in both the leather bag and the binoculars. Height 4 3/4 in., Width 4 1/2 in.

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Changing China Pamphlet, George E. Taylor

Lot 6: Changing China Pamphlet, George E. Taylor

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Description: America, 1942, "Changing China" pamphlet, by George E. Taylor, Institute of Pacific Relations & Webster Publishing, printed with modernist figure with cap on the cover.

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Dr. Butler's Atlas of Ancient Geography

Lot 7: Dr. Butler's Atlas of Ancient Geography

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Description: America, atlas, Dr. Butler's Atlas of Ancient Geography, Samuel Butler, Carey, Lea, and Butler, Philadelphia, 1834, red marbled board covers, leather spine and paper label. Width 6 in., Length 9 in.

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Eight Books About Chinese Art

Lot 8: Eight Books About Chinese Art

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Description: Eight books, all related to the subject of Chinese art and artifacts, ranging from textbooks to museum catalogs. Length 14 1/2 in., Width10 1/2 in.

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Four Chinese Asian Subject Books

Lot 9: Four Chinese Asian Subject Books

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Description: China, four Asian subject books, titled " Stillwell and the American Experience in China 1911 - 1945," "East Asia," " Chinese Furniture and Decoration Including Rugs Textiles and Paintings, " and " The Story of Jade."

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Four 1st Edition Books on Atomic Energy

Lot 10: Four 1st Edition Books on Atomic Energy

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Description: Four 1st editions books on atomic energy, all in various shapes and sizes, by different authors, all in original jacket, "Report on the Atom," "American Scientists and Nuclear Weapons Policy," "ALAMOS The Search for the German Atom Bomb," "Atomic Weapons and East-West Relations." Length 8 1/2 in., Width 6 in., Height 1 in.

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Three Books about Mountaineering

Lot 11: Three Books about Mountaineering

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Description: America, three books about mountaineering: Mountaineering by Alan Blackshaw, 172 illustrations and maps, Penguin Great Britain, 1965,1968; Winter Hiking and Camping by John A. Danielsen, illustrations by Trudy Healy, Adirondack Mountain Club, New York, 3rd Printing, 1975; Advanced Rockcraft, by Royal Robbins, Ilustrations by Sheridan Anderson, LA Siesta Press, California, 1973.

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Forty Stereo View Cards of Asian Scenes

Lot 12: Forty Stereo View Cards of Asian Scenes

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Description: Forty stereo view cards of Asian scenes, all in black and white or sepia tones, many described on verso paper. Height 3 1/2 in., Width 7 in.

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Framed Photograph

Lot 13: Framed Photograph

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Description: Contemporary, framed photograph, collage of photographs, including close up images of clowns and nudes, all set within windows of a stone building, signed by Debra Jean Ripley. Height 6 in., Width 8 1/2 in.

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Marilyn Monroe Photograph

Lot 14: Marilyn Monroe Photograph

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Description: Marilyn Monroe photograph, color photograph of the actress, sitting with legs bent and arms hugging her knees, wearing a black and white dress, with blonde curly hair and bright red lips, blooming flowers in the background. Height 10 in., Width 8 in.

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Pair of Airplane Portrait Photos

Lot 15: Pair of Airplane Portrait Photos

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Description: 1940s, pair of airplane portrait photos, black and white in color, two different monoplanes, one on a sandy beach, the other on a grassy field, the numbers of the planes visible on the underside of the wings. Length 8 in., Width 10 in.

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Panoramic Photo of Moosehead Lake

Lot 16: Panoramic Photo of Moosehead Lake

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Description: America, Early 20th C., five-part black and white panoramic photo of Moosehead Lake and surrounding wooded area in Maine, mounted on matte board. Height 3/12 in., Length 19 in.

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Photo of Jack Dempsey Radio Broadcast

Lot 17: Photo of Jack Dempsey Radio Broadcast

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Description: Photo of Jack Dempsey, USCG radio broadcast publicity photo 1945, inscribed with a personalized message from the professional boxer. Length 8 in., Width 10 in.

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Silver Framed Photograph of Times Square, NYC 1949

Lot 18: Silver Framed Photograph of Times Square, NYC 1949

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Description: America, 20th C., large photograph of Times Square, New York City, with brightly lit signs, cars, and people walking amidst the streets, the rest of the scene fading into a foggy background, dated 1949, in a silver frame. Width 36 in., Length 30 in.

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The Haskalah Movement in Russia, Jacob S. Raisin

Lot 19: The Haskalah Movement in Russia, Jacob S. Raisin

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Description: America, 20th C., book, The Haskalah Movement in Russia, Jacob S. Raisin, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, 1913 (1914), Green cloth. Length 8 1/2 in., Width 5 1/2 in.

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Three Mystery Novels

Lot 20: Three Mystery Novels

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Description: America, three mystery novels: The Night Shade, Master Pieces of the Strange and Terrible, edited by August Derleth, Illustrated by Lee Brown Coye, Rinehart, NY, 1947; The Little Dog Barked, by Anne Rowe, Triangle, NY. 1943, 1942; Mystery at High Hedges, by Edith Bishop Sherman, Goldsmith Chicago, 1937. All with dust jackets.

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Framed Oil on Canvas,

Lot 21: Framed Oil on Canvas, "After the Concert"

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Description: Framed oil on canvas, "After the Concert," painted abstractly, depicting a seated women with elongated neck and bright yellow dress, a violin on her lap and sheet music sitting in her large hat, a cityscape behind her and a vase full of lilies by her side, signed Alex Khomsky. Length 24 in., Width 30 in.

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Lot 22: "Goddess of Harvest" signed Alex Khomsky

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Description: Mixed media on canvas, "Goddess of Harvest," abstractly rendered, figure of a standing woman, wearing an orange dress, holding a basket on her head, blue buildings and golden background, all bordered in pink abstract shapes and swirls, signed Alex Khomsky. Height 19 in., Width 21 in.

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Lot 23: "Music in Road" by Alex Khomsky

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Description: Mixed media on canvas, "Music in Road," a woman sits playing an instrument, with still life, birds fly above, brightly painted, by Alex Khomsky. Height 19 in., Width 21 in.

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Lot 24: "Sound of Music"

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Description: Framed oil on canvas, "Sound of Music," with two figures in the foreground before a series of buildings and a setting sun, the man sitting with a guitar across his lap, the woman standing with raised maracas in motion, all next to a table with wine and fruit, bordered with muted color geometric motifs, signed Alex Khomsky. Length 30 in., Width 34 in.

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Eugene Ansen Hofmann (Austrian 1862-1955)

Lot 25: Eugene Ansen Hofmann (Austrian 1862-1955)

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Description: Eugene Ansen Hofmann (Austrian 1862-1955) Springtime in the Jardin, c. 1920, signed by artist, in original frame, oil on canvas, image size 43 x 33 in. Condition: Excellent. Depicts a lively 18th century garden scene featuring lords and ladies engaged in song and dance, beautiful and well executed, the women wearing bright blue and pink dresses while a man delights them with a musical linstrument, all under the shade of a bright summer day, by Eugene Ansen Hofmann, an Austrian born circa 1862 and died 1955. Another painting sold at Sotheby's auction house in 2007 for the price of $28,405. Framed Height 33 in., Length 43 in.

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Abstract Oil on Canvas

Lot 26: Abstract Oil on Canvas

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Description: Abstract oil on canvas, expressively painted, subject is a large mouth with two rows of prominent white teeth emerging from red gums, a serpentine pink tongue breaks through the composition, the background in large splashes of blue and yellow, by a Boston artist. Height 51 1/2 in., Width 40 in.

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Across the Street signed Bill Lee

Lot 27: Across the Street signed Bill Lee

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Description: 1961, watercolor, "Across the Street," view of an alley between two large buildings, with two small shop fronts in the foreground, signs above both saying "Tailors Trimmings" and "Peoples Finance" respectively, a yellow car in the foreground with a line of buildings and fire escapes in the background, signed Bill Lee. Height 32 in., Width 18 in.

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American Abstract Oil Painting

Lot 28: American Abstract Oil Painting

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Description: America, oil painting, expressively painted, depicting seated female figures in extravagant dresses and elaborate hats, some holding parasols, all within a golden field, painted to show movement through the grass and fluffy white clouds in the sky, groups of figures sit in clusters in the background, one solitary woman in a light blue dress sits in profile in the foreground, signed C.C. Cooper's oil panting. Length 24 in., Width 12 in.

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American Charcoal Drawing of Figure

Lot 29: American Charcoal Drawing of Figure

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Description: America, charcoal drawing, profile of a sleeping figure, drawn with few lines and leaning against a chair back, special attention seen in the detail of the woman's hair, signed. Height 11 in., Width 14 in.

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American Etching of a Man

Lot 30: American Etching of a Man

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Description: America, partial etching of a man, with great detail seen in the head and shoulders of the subject, with wild hair and facial hair, expressive eyes, and inquisitive smile, the arms and hands crossed, these shown unfinished and with a fine line, attributed to Arthur William Heintzelman. Width 10 in., Length 8 in.

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American Etching of Pekingese Dogs

Lot 31: American Etching of Pekingese Dogs

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Description: America, etching of Pekingese dogs, two dogs laying on a pillow, one mostly light colored with expressive eyes, mouth and ears, the other a darker shade with upturned snout, against a dark background. Length 7 in., Width 8 1/2 in.

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American Etching of a Figure

Lot 32: American Etching of a Figure

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Description: America, etching of a figure, sitter is a elderly bearded man, wearing a hat and smoking a pipe, with expressive lines in the face and beard of the figure, shading is evident in the forehead, wrinkles and hat, signed. Height 7 in., Width 4 1/2 in.

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American Framed Oil Painting

Lot 33: American Framed Oil Painting

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Description: America, framed oil painting, composition with a central vase of calla lilies in a gray vessel, with white blossoms and green leaves, against a black and white diamond patterned table and a gold background, signed Alex Khomsky. Height 24 in., Width 20 in.

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Itzchak Tarkay (American b.1938) Untitled

Lot 34: Itzchak Tarkay (American b.1938) Untitled

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Description: Itzchak Tarkay (American b.1935) Untitled, framed serigraph, 177/300, image size 26 x 35 in. Colorfully depicting two women seated at a cafe, with bright colors showing the two women at leisure, one with curly blonde hair, the other with brown hair and wearing a red hat, by Itzchak Tarkay, who was born in 1935 at the Yugoslav-Hungarian border. Other works by the same artist have been given a retail price between $2,800 to $6,000. Painting: Length 26 in., Width 35 in. Frame: Length 39 in., Width 48 1/2 in.

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American Oil Painting attributed to R. Colao

Lot 35: American Oil Painting attributed to R. Colao

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Description: America, oil painting, still life of a bright bouquet of flowers in vase, accented with bold yellow, orange and red hues, attributed to New York artist R. Colao. Height 24 in., Width 20 in.

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American Oil Painting of a Parisian Scene

Lot 36: American Oil Painting of a Parisian Scene

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Description: America, oil painting of a scene of Paris, abstractly rendered, the subject a crowded boulevard with a solitary tree against the sky, the buildings on either side of the street receding into the background, multiple figures, shop fronts and cafe furniture in the foreground. Length 18 in., Width 21 in.

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American Oil Painting of Lute, Signed Bach

Lot 37: American Oil Painting of Lute, Signed Bach

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Description: America, oil still life painting on board, abstractly painted, of a standing lute with sheet music, flowers and ribbons, against a dark background, signed Bach.

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American Dry Point Etching

Lot 38: American Dry Point Etching

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Description: America, dry point etching, print of two figures, one small child in the arms of an older figure, more detail focused on the faces and hair of the two with the rest of their bodies sketchily finished, framed and signed. Height 11 1/2 in., Width 8 1/4 in.

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G.W. Seavay (American 1841-1916) Still Life

Lot 39: G.W. Seavay (American 1841-1916) Still Life

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Description: George W. Seavay (American, 1841-1916) Still Life with Yellow Roses, signed "G.W. Seavay", lower right, in original period frame, oil on canvas, image size 20 x 14 in. Condition: Minor scattered retouch, subtle surface abrasion. Depicting yellow roses and purple flowers, spilling out of a rounded basket with a handle, all against a green floor and against a dark background, painted in a realistic style with great attention to the effects of light against the subject, with the period frame, previous works have sold for $4,250 at Skinner Auction house in 2001. Painting: Length 20 in., Width 14 in. Frame: Length 24 in., Width 31 in.

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American Watercolor attributed to D. Flack

Lot 40: American Watercolor attributed to D. Flack

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Description: America, watercolor, painted in a realistic style, depicting a large dilapidated castle in the middle of a forest landscape, trees overgrowing the ruins of the building, with a several large tree branches growing over the top left corner, attributed to D. Flack. Length 8 in., Width 9 1/2 in.

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American Watercolor Painting

Lot 41: American Watercolor Painting

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Description: America, water color painting, the foreground with two figures sitting under the shade of a blooming tree by the side of a road, the sun breaking through the leaves and branches creating a dappling effect, two other walking figures walking in the hazy background. Length 17 1/2 in., Width 24 in.

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Mohamed Ali Silkscreen

Lot 42: Mohamed Ali Silkscreen

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Description: Mohammad Ali silkscreen with embellishment, a profile of the figure, with some of his hair uncolored, series of brightly colored inks splashed across the rest of the composition, blues, reds and yellows throughout, signed Andy Warhol. Length 12 in, Width 16 in.

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Mohamed Ali Silkscreen

Lot 43: Mohamed Ali Silkscreen

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Description: Mohammad Ali silkscreen with embellishment, image of the boxer with both hands raised in fists, his face and hands in black and white, with bright expanses of blues, purples, yellows and oranges in the background, with a series of geometric lines, signed Andy Warhol. Length 12 in., Width 16 in.

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Self Portrait Silkscreen

Lot 44: Self Portrait Silkscreen

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Description: Self portrait silkscreen with embellishment, portrait of the artist, with spiked hair and a frontal position staring blankly out from the work, yellow colored against a black background, signed Andy Warhol. Height 16 in., Width 12 in.

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Silkscreen

Lot 45: Silkscreen

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Description: Silkscreen with embellishments, done in a collage composition, with the upturned face of a figure overlapped with brightly colored blocks of different textures, mostly in red and yellow colors, signed Andy Warhol. Height 16 in., Width 12 in.

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Antique Still Life Framed Oil on Canvas

Lot 46: Antique Still Life Framed Oil on Canvas

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Description: Antique, framed still life oil painting of a table setting with fruit and silver, with a curtain descending from the top left of the canvas. With Frame: Height: 31 in., Width 35 1/2 in. Without Frame: Height: 19 1/4 in., Width 23 2/4 in.

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Black and White Lithograph of Cityscape

Lot 47: Black and White Lithograph of Cityscape

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Description: Black and white lithograph of cityscape, abstractly rendered, densely filled with with vertical and horizontal lines, lights seen at the base of these lines, abstract trees in the background, signed. Height 20 1/2 in., Width 16 1/2 in.

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Woodblock Print

Lot 48: Woodblock Print

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Description: Woodblock print, done in black, white and blue, a series of abstract organic forms swirling around each other, signed Karen P. Kennedy. Height 16 in., Width 20 in.

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Blondie by Young E. Raymond

Lot 49: Blondie by Young E. Raymond

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Description: Original comic art, "Blondie" by Young E. Raymond, hand colored, twelve cells depicting Mr. Dither's birthday, polychome. Height 24 in., Width 22 in. From the Bill Yeates Collections. (Former editor King features syndicate).

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Camargue Signed Henri A. Martin

Lot 50: Camargue Signed Henri A. Martin

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Description: Oil on canvas, "Camargue," painted in an impressionist style, of a marshy body of water, done in multiple shades of blue, with a gray-blue sky over the grasses and vegetation at the side of the water, signed Henri A. Martin. Height 28 in., Width 33 in.

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