Leonard Baskin (American, 1922-2000)

Leonard Baskin is widely considered one of the preeminent figures of 20th century American art. Creatively active for over five decades as a sculptor, printmaker, painter, illustrator, critic, book publisher, and educator, his work resonates with a rare degree of visual, social, and intellectual intensity.   Works by Leonard Baskin are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, The Nation Museum of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Seattle Art Museum, and the Vatican Museum.   Davidson Galleries maintains a diverse inventory of Baskin's original prints, paintings, and sculptures.

Recent Arrivals

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    Elynour and her friends

    Image from p.27 of A POEM CALLED THE TUNNING OF ELYNOUR RUMMYNGE by John Skelton. Wood engraving on Japan. A separate signed proof. 1953. Published by Gehenna Press, Worcester, MA. Fern 237. Hinge residue verso.
    5-1/8 x 3 inches.
    [42463c]
    $350
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    Embattled Youth

    Etching on Arches. Edition 125. Signed. 1978. Published by Horn Editions & Kennedy Graphics. Fern 670.
    28-1/4 x 19-1/2 inches.
    [43141c]
    $600
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    Thomas Eakins

    From LAUS PICTORUM, PICTURES OF NINETEENTH CENTURY ARTISTS. Wood engraving. Signed. Block: 1966; impression: 1969. Fern 496.
    2-1/4 x 1-1/3 inches.
    [43143c]
    $225
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    William Morris

    From LAUS PICTORUM. Wood engraving. Signed. 1960. Fern 416.
    3 3/4 x 2 3/8 inches.
    [43144c]
    $325
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    Charles Meryon

    From LAUS PICTORUM. Wood engraving. Edition CLXXXV/CLXXXV. 1969. Fern 542. Published by the Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA.
    4-1/2 x 2-3/8 inches.
    [43147c]
    $275
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    Pictor Ignotus

    From LAUS PICTORUM. Wood engraving. 1969. Fern 546. Published by the Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA.
    3-7/8 x 3-13/16 inches.
    [43148c]
    $125
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    Dog II

    Pen and ink wash. 1957. Exhibited at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 1961.
    30-1/2 x 22-1/4 inches.
    [32014c]
    $15,000
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    Tashtego

    From the Moby Dick Suite. Lithograph, 1970. Edition AP. Signed in the stone and signed in pencil. Fern and O’Sullivan, 576.
    Sheet size: 17 x 11 1/2 inches.
    21777
    $175
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    Seagull and Shark

    From the Moby Dick Suite. Lithograph, 1970. Edition: 81/200. Signed and dated in the stone and signed and numbered in pencil. Fern and O’Sullivan, 575.
    Sheet size: 17 x 11 1/2 inches.
    21780
    $350
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    Albatross

    From the Moby Dick Suite. Lithograph, 1970. Edition: 177/200. Signed in the stone and signed and numbered in pencil. Fern and O’Sullivan, 569.
    Sheet size: 17 x 11 1/2 inches.
    21775
    $185
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    Othello Young

    From Othello by William Shakespeare. Woodcut on Japanese paper, 1973. Edition: 62/200. Signed and numbered in pencil. Fern and O’Sullivan, 633.
    12 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches.
    21786
    $375
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    Lavinia

    From Titus and Andronicus by William Shakespeare. Etching. Edition: 3/200. Signed and dated in the plate and signed and numbered in pencil. Fern and O’Sullivan, 590.
    12 1/2 x 7 3/4 inches.
    21782
    $325
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    Kafka Person

    Watercolor, 1993. Signed lower right. Dedicated on verso of frame in the artist’s hand: “For Gene from Leonard 1994 April”.
    16-1/2 x 11-1/2 inches. 26-3/4 x 21-3/4 inches framed.
    31375c
    $6000. Framed
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    Oedipus at Colonus

    Etching, 1970. Signed. Edition 19/100. Reference: Fern 553. Stains from previous hinge at top margin.
    23-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches.
    30652c
    $600
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    L.B. at S. 56

    Color woodcut, 1978/79. Signed. Edition 8/150.
    32 x 22 inches.
    29859
    $800
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    L.B. aet S. 51

    Color woodcut, 1973. Signed. Edition 35/100. Fern 618.
    32 x 23-3/8 inches.
    29860
    $950
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    Self Portrait (Leonard at 76)

    Woodcut with letters in red, 1999. Signed. Edition 5/50.
    40 x 29 inches.
    $3200
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    Woman with Black Hat and Green Veil

    Series: Semblant. Lithograph. Signed and Numbered in Pencil. Edition: 12/20.
    9-1/2 x 15 inches.
    25329
    $1200
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    Fattori in Oval

    Series: Semblant. Lithograph printed chine collé, 1990. Signed and numbered in pencil. Edition 11/20.
    11-1/2 x 8-1/2 inches.
    25279c
    $1200
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    Mexico

    Color etching, 1995. Signed, titled and dated in the plate. Signed and numbered in pencil. Edition 20/30.
    7-1/2 x 7-5/8 inches.
    25316
    $2700
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    Odilon Redon

    (Portrait of the French artist, 1840-1916) Series: Laus Pictorum. Etching, 1969. Signed, numbered and titled in pencil. Signed in the plate. Edition xiv/xv. Reference: Fern 547.
    8-3/4 x 5-3/4 inches.
    25296
    $900
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    Green Crow with Pan Figures

    Series: Capriccio. Etching in green. Signed in pencil. Artist’s proof.
    7-1/4 x 4-5/8 inches.
    25298
    $1350
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    Gericault

    Etching, 1969. Signed and numbered in pencil. Edition IV/XV. Reference: Fern 535.
    16-3/4 x 13-3/4 inches.
    25318
    $1800
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    Velasquez

    Woodcut, 1963. Signed and annotated AP in pencil. Artist’s proof. Regular edition 50. Reference: Fern 458.
    20 x 13-1/2 inches.
    25540
    $1200
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    The Strabismic Jew

    Woodcut in black with red letters, 1955. Signed. Edition size unknown. Reference: Fern 259.
    40-1/4 x 22-1/2 inches.
    25611c
    $1500
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    Page Twenty-Four

    Illustration for A Poem Called the Tunning of Elynour Rummynage by John Skelton (Btitish poet, 1460-1529). Wood engraving. Published by Gehenna Press, Worcester MA, 1953. Printer’s proof. Regular edition size 118. Signed in pencil. Reference: Fern 236.
    2 x 3-1/8 inches.
    25199
    $225
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    Page Nine

    Illustration for A Poem Called the Tunning of Elynour Rummynage by John Skelton (Btitish poet, 1460-1529). Wood engraving. Published by Gehenna Press, Worcester MA, 1953. Printer’s proof. Regular edition size 118. Signed in pencil. Reference: Fern 232.
    2-1/4 x 2-1/2 inches.
    25195
    SOLD
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    Samuel Palmer, After the Watercolor by Walter

    For Blake and the Youthful Ancients. Wood engraving, 1956. Published by the Gehenna Press, Northampton, MA. Printer’s proof. Regular edition size 50. Signed in pencil. Reference: Fern 275.
    2-1/4 x 1-15/16 inches.
    25206
    SOLD
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    Short Bull, Sioux

    9 color lithograph on BFK Rives, 1972/73. Signed. Edition 44/85. Fern 623. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    23 x 20-1/2 inches.
    30230
    SOLD
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    Quanah Parker, Commanche

    Lithograph on Arches, 1974. Signed. Edition 79/100. Fern 643. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    34-1/2 x 20 inches.
    29851
    $900
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    Chief White Man/Kiowa

    Lithograph, 1973. Signed. Edition 50/100. Reference: Fern 639. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    34-1/4 x 24 inches.
    25302c
    $2000
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    Sitting Bull

    Lithograph, 1972. Signed. Edition 59/160. Fern 613. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    29-1/2 x 21-1/2 inches.
    29948
    $750
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    Wolf Robe, Cheyenne

    Lithograph on BFK Rives, 1972. Signed. Edition 109/160. Fern 617. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    32 x 22 inches.
    29853
    $800
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    Pedro Cajete, Pueblo

    Lithograph on BFK Rives, 1972. Signed. Edition 114/160. Fern 611. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    30-3/4 x 22 inches.
    30232
    $850
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    Chief Wets it Assinnboine

    Lithograph, 1972. Signed. Edition 23/160. Fern 609. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    33-1/4 x 22 inches.
    29852
    $900
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    Leader

    Lithograph on BFK Rives, 1971. Signed. Edition 1/160. Fern 602. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    27-1/2 x 19-1/2 inches.
    29856
    $750
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    Sharp Nose, Arapaho

    Lithograph on BFK Rives, 1972. Signed. Edition 104/160. Fern 612. Commissioned by the U.S. National Parks Service.
    32 x 20-1/2 inches.
    30234
    $900

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