Nov 12, 2020 - Sale 2550

Sale 2550 - Lot 266

Price Realized: $ 11,875
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 8,000 - $ 12,000
New York Nocturne.

Lithograph, 1945. 250x430 mm; 10x17 inches, full margins. Edition of 85. Signed in pencil, lower right. A very good impression of this scarce, important lithograph.

Wengenroth (1906-1978) was born in Brooklyn and studied at the Art Students League, New York. He became one of the most accomplished American lithographers of the 20th century, leading the great American realist painter, Andrew Wyeth (1917-2009), to praise Wengenroth as, "America's greatest living artist working in black and white." While most of Wengenroth's 350-plus lithographs feature landscape and natural scenery of the eastern Atlantic coast, he returned to his New York roots for some of his most prized prints, including this view of downtown New York at night seen from a lamp-lit street in Brooklyn Heights. Stuckey 146.