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The September 9, 2011 Prints auction in Boston will include a broad grouping of fine prints, photography, and multiples spanning works from old masters to contemporary artists. Etchings range from Rembrandt to James Abbott MacNeill Whistler, Frank Benson and Frank Stella; lithographs range from Grant Wood to Pablo Picasso to Andy Warhol; and photographs by Ansel Adams, Aaron Siskind and Manuel Alvarez Bravo are included. This will be the first print auction to feature its own independent catalogue. For more information on buying or consigning prints or photography at Skinner, call 508-970-3206, or email prints@skinnerinc.com.

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SKINNERSale 2560B September 9, 2011 Boston

American & European Works of Art Fine Prints & Photography

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American & European Works of Art Fine Prints & Photographyspecialists in charge

Robin S. R. Starr Department Director 508.970.3259

Kathy Wong 508.970.3297

Elizabeth C. Haff 508.970.3258

American & European Paintings & Prints Department - 508.970.3206 General Inquiries: prints@skinnerinc.com

auction 2560B Friday, September 9, 2011 at 12 noon Lots 1-242, followed by Fine Paintings & Sculpture at 4 p.m. 63 Park Plaza Boston, Massachusetts previewWednesday, September 7, 2011 Thursday, September 8, 2011 Friday, September 9, 2011 12 to 5 p.m. 12 to 8 p.m. 9 to 10:30 a.m.

absentee biddingTel: 617.874.4318 Fax: 617.350.5429 Online: www.skinnerinc.com

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617.350.5400cover : 172 ( detail ) ; frontispiece : 129, 130 ; inside back cover : 241 ; back cover : 194

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Auction & Specialist Information Web Site & Online Bidding Event Announcements Lots 1-242 Glossary of Terms Artist Index Conditions of Sale Absentee Bid Form Company Directors & Specialty Departments Administrative Staff & Client Services Map & Driving Directions Parking & Accommodations Dining Catalogue Subscription Form

Please Note: All lots sold subject to our Conditions of Sale. Please refer to page 136 of this catalogue for the full terms and conditions governing your purchase.

Copyright Skinner, Inc. 2011 All rights reserved MA/Lic. #2304

SKINNER presents aFine Art Gallery WalkPresented by Robin Starr, Director of Skinners Paintings & Prints Department

Thursday, September 8, 20115:30 p.m. Reception/6:00 p.m. Gallery Walk

63 Park Plaza Boston, MA R.S.V.P. 617.350.5400 Reservations are Limited

Gallery Walk held in conjunction with a preview of Skinners September 9th auctions of Fine Paintings & Prints

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Upcoming AuctionFine Prints & PhotographyFebruary 3th, 2012 Boston, MA

Jasper Johns (American, b. 1930) Target with Plaster Casts, 1980, pre-sale estimate $20,000-25,000

Consignment Deadline: November 4th, 2011For more information please contact our Fine Prints & Photography department at 508.970.3206 or email prints@skinnerinc.com

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1. John Taylor Arms (American, 1887-1953) The Deans Office, Princeton, 1925, edition of 84 (Fletcher, 158). Unsigned, identified on a label affixed to the backing. Etching on paper, plate size 4 1/2 x 6 7/8 in. (11.4 x 17.4 cm), framed. Condition: Not examined out of frame. $150-200

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2. John Taylor Arms (American, 1887-1953) Aspiration, La Madeleine, Verneuil-Sur-Avre, alternatively titled Fraternit, Egalit, Libert, 1939, proof impression of the fifth/final state (Fletcher, 329). Signed and dated John Taylor Arms 1939 in pencil l.r., numbered and titled V... in pencil l.l., dedicated l.c. Etching on laid paper, plate size 15 5/8 x 10 1/8 in. (39.5 x 25.5 cm), matted, unframed. Condition: Margins over 1 1/4 inches with deckled edges, gently light stained, soiling to margins. $400-600

3. John Taylor Arms (American, 1887-1953) French Lace, alternatively titled The West Portal of the Church of Notre Dame, Villefranche-en-Rouerque, Aveyron, 1949, final state of two, edition of 306 (Fletcher, 415). Signed and dated John Taylor Arms 1949 in pencil l.r., annotated II in pencil l.l., identified on a label affixed to the backing. Etching on paper, plate size 7 7/8 x 4 5/8 in. (19.8 x 11.6 cm), framed. Condition: Not examined out of frame. $200-250

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4. Eric Avery (American, b. 1948) Lot of Four Prints: Valentine, photo-screenprint over a manufactured flocked and printed valentine; Hands of Celebrated Gougers, 1992, edition of 15, woodcut; Middle Age, color woodcut; and Dr. Andersons Run, 1984, edition of 40, woodcut. All but the first pencil signed. Sizes to 13 3/8 x 20 in. (33.8 x 50.7 cm), all but the last unframed. Condition: Good. Provenance: A private Massachusetts collection. $600-800

5. William H. Bailey (American, b. 1930) Lot of Two Portrait Busts, 1985, editions of 15. Both signed and dated Bailey 1987 in pencil l.r. and numbered 2/15 in pencil l.l. Etchings on chine coll, plate size 13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (34.8 x 27.2 cm), matted, unframed. Condition: Wide margins with deckled edges. $500-700

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6. Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) Lot of Four Animal Subjects: Crows, 1951, edition of 50 (Fern & OSullivan, 103); Still Life (New Years Greeting), 1953 (Fern & OSullivan, 227); Boar, 1957 (Fern & OSullivan, 304); and Stagg, 1957 (Fern & OSullivan, 306). Each signed Baskin in pencil l.r. Wood engravings on paper, image sizes to 4 1/8 x 5 in. (10.4 x 12.5 cm), matted, unframed. Condition: Wide margins with some deckled edges. $600-800

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7. Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) Lot of Two Portraits: William Morris, 1960, printed in 1969, wood engraving (Fern & OSullivan, 416) and Jean Duvet, c. 1962, etching. Both signed Baskin in pencil l.r. Image sizes to 9 x 7 1/4 in. (22.8 x 18.4 cm), matted, unframed. Condition: Wide margins with some deckled edges. $400-600

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8. Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) Hidatsa Medicine Man, 1972, edition of 160 (Fern & OSullivan, 610). Signed Baskin in pencil l.r., inscribed AP in pencil l.l., signed, dated, and titled within the matrix, dry stamp l.l. Lithograph on cream paper, image size 32 1/2 x 22 in. (82.5 x 55.8 cm), unmatted, unframed. Condition: Wide margins, subtle handling marks/creases. $600-800

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9. Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) Little Bird Arapahoe, 1973, edition of 100 (Fern & OSullivan, 622). Signed Baskin in pencil l.r., numbered 68/100 in pencil l.l., signed, dated, and titled within the matrix. Color lithograph on paper, image size 33 3/8 x 24 1/8 in. (84.6 x 61.2 cm), unmatted, unframed. Condition: Wide margins with deckled edges, subtle handling marks/ creases. $800-1,200

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10. Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) Short Bull Sioux, 1972-73, edition of 85 (Fern & OSullivan, 623). Signed Baskin in pencil l.r., numbered 61/85 in pencil l.l., monogrammed, dated, and titled within the matrix, dry stamp l.l. Color lithograph on cream Arches paper with watermark, image size 23 x 20 1/2 in. (58.4 x 52.0 cm), matted, unframed. Condition: Wide margins with deckled edges. $800-1,200

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11. Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) Indian Faces, 1974, edition of 100 (Fern & OSullivan, 642). Signed Baskin in pencil l.r., inscribed AP in pencil l.l., signed and dated within the matrix, dry stamp l.l. Color lithograph on cream paper, image size 25 1/2 x 34 3/8 in. (64.7 x 87.2 cm), unmatted, unframed. Condition: Wide margins with deckled edges, subtle handling marks/ creases. $800-1,200

12. Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000) A Cheyenne Woman in the Robes of a Secret Society, 1974, edition of 100 (Fern & OSullivan, 638). Signed Baskin in pencil l.r., numbered 60/100 in pencil l.l., signed and dated within the matrix, dry stamp l.l. Color lithograph on cream paper, image size 25 1/4 x 34 3/4 in. (64.0 x 88.0 cm), matted, unframed. Condition: Wide margins with deckled edges. $1,000-1,500

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13. George Beline (American, b. 1887) Mending the Nets, edition of 10. Signed George Beline in pencil l.r., titled and numbered ...1/10 in pencil l.l. Lithograph on Basingwerk Parchment paper with watermark, image size 10 7/8 x 14 7/8 in. (27.5 x 37.7 cm), unmatted, unframed. Condition: Margins 1 inch or more with deckled right edge, toning, pale mat burn, areas of tape/ residue to edges. $150-250

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14. Frank Weston Benson (American, 1862-19