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Auction Description for Leland Little: 20th Century Arts & Design Auction
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Sale Previews: Saturday, June 8, 10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M. Friday, June 14, 10:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M. Wine & Hors d'oeuvres Receptions: Thursday, June 13, 5:00 P.M. Friday, June 14, 5:00 P.M.

20th Century Arts & Design Auction

by Leland Little

Platinum House

192 lots with images

June 14, 2013

620 Cornerstone Court

Hillsborough, NC, 27278 USA

Phone: 919.644.1243

Fax: 919.644.1245

Email: info@llauctions.com

Clare Leighton (1898-1989),

Lot 1: Clare Leighton (1898-1989), "Landing"

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Description: Clare Leighton (1898-1989), "Landing"wood engraving, 1931, from "The Lumber Camp Series," signed in pencil along lower right margin and numbered "34/100" along lower left margin, matted but unframed. Paper 10 7/8 x 15 3/8 in.; Plate 8 7/8 x 12 7/8 in.Born in England, Clare Leighton is among the premier wood engravers of the 20th century. She emigrated to the United States at the outbreak of WWII and became an American citizen in 1945. In 1943 she received a teaching position at Duke University in Durham where she met Professor Frank Brown and joined in his efforts to document North Carolina folklore. It is her unsentimental depictions of life in the south and the north that are among her most valued works. Many of her wood engravings are in the collections of the Mint Museum and Duke University.Private Collection, Durham, NCCreasing in lower right corner (affecting margin only); paper tape to corners.

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Clare Leighton (1898-1989),

Lot 2: Clare Leighton (1898-1989), "Dragging Nets"

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Description: Clare Leighton (1898-1989), "Dragging Nets"wood engraving, published circa 1951-1952, pencil signed at lower right, numbered 11/150 and titled in pencil at lower right, depicting fishermen hauling in their catch along the Outer Banks, matted and framed under glass.SS 7.25 x 5.25 in.; DOA 20.5 x 16.5 in.Born in England, Clare Leighton is among the premier wood engravers of the 20th century. She emigrated to the United States at the outbreak of WWII and became an American citizen in 1945. In 1943 she received a teaching position at Duke University in Durham where she met Professor Frank Brown and joined in his efforts to document North Carolina folklore. It is her unsentimental depictions of life in the south and the north that are among her most valued works. Many of her wood engravings are in the collections of the Mint Museum and Duke University.Private Collection, Durham, NC

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Clare Leighton (1898-1989),

Lot 3: Clare Leighton (1898-1989), "Loopers"

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Description: Clare Leighton (1898-1989), "Loopers"wood engraving, published 1942, pencil signed at lower right, numbered 11/50 and titled at lower left, graceful depiction of tobacco loopers in the NC Piedmont, matted and framed under glass.SS 8 x 5 5/8 in.; DOA 20.5 x 16.5 in.Born in England, Clare Leighton is among the premier wood engravers of the 20th century. She emigrated to the United States at the outbreak of WWII and became an American citizen in 1945. In 1943 she receved a teaching position at Duke University in Durham where she met Professor Frank Brown and joined in his efforts to document North Carolina folklore. It is her unsentimental depictions of life in the south and the north that are among her most valued works. Many of her wood engravings are in the collections of the Mint Museum and Duke University.Private Collection, Durham, NC

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Clare Leighton (1898-1989),

Lot 4: Clare Leighton (1898-1989), "Cotton Picking"

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Description: Clare Leighton (1898-1989), "Cotton Picking"wood engraving, circa 1941, pencil signed at lower right, numbered 24/50 and titled at lower left, matted and framed under glass.SS 4.5 x 5.5 in.; DOA 8.5 x 10.5 in.Born in England, Clare Leighton is among the premier wood engravers of the 20th century. She emigrated to the United States at the outbreak of WWII and became an American citizen in 1945. In 1943 she received a teaching position at Duke University in Durham where she met Professor Frank Brown and joined in his efforts to document North Carolina folklore. It is her unsentimental depictions of life in the south and the north that are among her most valued works. Many of her wood engravings are in the collections of the Mint Museum and Duke University.Private Collection, Durham, NC

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Clare Leighton (1898-1989),

Lot 5: Clare Leighton (1898-1989), "Fishing in the Creek"

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Description: Clare Leighton (1898-1989), "Fishing in the Creek"wood engraving, circa 1951-1952, signed in pencil at lower right, numbered 20/150 and titled at lower left, matted and framed under glass. SS 7 3/8 x 5 1/8 in.; DOA 16.5 x 12.5 in.Born in England, Clare Leighton is among the premier wood engravers of the 20th century. She emigrated to the United States at the outbreak of WWII and became an American citizen in 1945. In 1943 she received a teaching position at Duke University in Durham where she met Professor Frank Brown and joined in his efforts to document North Carolina folklore. It is her unsentimental depictions of life in the south and the north that are among her most valued works. Many of her wood engravings are in the collections of the Mint Museum and Duke University.Private Collection, Durham, NC

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