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William Holland, 1554 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19380
(this address is for mail & parcels only)

Tel 610-470-5925     Fax: 610-344-0651
e-mail:  bill@hollandarts.com

UPDATED 15 Jul 2017
My Current Inventory of Genuine
Limited-Edition, Pencil-Signed Etchings by
Louis Icart

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Why should I buy from hollandarts.com?
Here is MY guarantee
: "I guarantee the authenticity, age, and condition of everything that I sell. If you are unhappy for any reason, return the item in its original condition within 7 days for a full refund, minus shipping costs."

Each etching on this page was produced by Louis Icart in limited numbers from his copper plate. His first etching was done in 1911. His most prolific period was 1925-1929. Editions were smaller in the 30's and 40's. He died in 1950.  All etchings on this page are pencil-signed by Louis Icart and were produced in limited editions (from 75-500 depending on the etching). The figure numbers are those used in my book: Louis Icart: The Complete Etchings.

Louis Icart: The Complete Etchings by William Holland, et al.
NEW Sept, 2015: FIFTH edition. 16 more pages, 48 more pictures. New chapter on oils. New cover.


 
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Figure #2 & 409 Youth, #457 Gay Trio, #297 Bathers
(Send me your "want list," if  I don't have the etching listed below)

Icart etchings for sale below

*Etchings marked with one star (*) generally sell for between $650 and $1000*
**Etchings marked with two stars (**) generally sell for between $
1050 and $1650**
Etchings marked with THREE stars (***) generally sell above $1650

Pleases Email for further info on prices & condition
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Most of the links are to a picture of the actual etching for sale including the frame if it is framed.

My Current Inventory of Genuine Limited-Edition, Pencil-Signed Etchings by Louis Icart

HOLLAND
PLATE #
    TITLE 
HOLLAND
PLATE #
    TITLE. 
   
#2        YOUTH***  FRAMED
#31a     NIJINSKY***
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96       BEAUTY MARK** FRAMED
  
#115     BLACK BOWS**  FRAMED
#118     BLUE MACAW** FRAMED
#1
24     SEDUCTION*
#12
6     INDISCREET COCKATOO* FRAMED
#131     PUPPET SHOW* FRAMED
#132     PUPPETS*
#133     SPILLED ORANGES*  
#139     CONTENTMENT* FRAMED
#142     SPRING BLACKBIRDS*
#146     UNTIED RIBBON*
#151     BROKEN BLUE JUG*
#155     NEW GRAPES**
#15
9     CLIPPED WINGS** FRAMED
#162     LOVE BIRDS* FRAMED  SOLD
#175     LEMON TREE**  FRAMED  
#1
82     BEST FRIENDS** FRAMED
#184     PERSIAN CAT**
#193     WISTFULNESS* New Listing
#207     SWEET CARESS*    
#210     EARLY HARVEST** New Listing
#220     TREASURES* FRAMED  
#222     BROKEN BASKET*
#224     MAKE-UP** New Listing
#228     AWAKENING* SOLD
#23
8     NEW FRIENDS*
#239     SHEEPDOG**
FRAMED
#246     LAZINESS**SOLD
#251     BEDTIME*
#252     LITTLE BOOK*
#254     PUPPIES**
#25
5     SPILLED MILK**
 
#256     FISHBOWL* New Listing
#259     JAPANESE GARDEN*
#265     COACH*
#267     SMALL SCREEN*

#26
8     STORYTELLER*
    
#269     EMBRACE* SOLD
#2
72     FOUR DEARS* FRAMED
#275     SMOKE**
#279     SEAGULLS**
#28
2     OPEN CAGE*
UNFRAMED (shown framed here)
#285     BLOSSOM TIME** FRAMED
#287     DESIRE**
#297     BATHERS** FRAMED   
*Etchings marked with one star (*) generally sell for between $650 and $1000*
**Etchings marked with two stars (**) generally sell for between $
1050 and $1650**

Etchings marked with THREE stars (***) generally sell above $1650
 

                 Before you Buy, Please Read:

Almost all of the etchings that I sell have been cleaned, at a cost of $300-375. They are loose, perfect sheets with excellent color. I assume all of the risk and expense involved in this conservation process. They look very different from the dull and dirty etchings that just came out of grandma's attic and are in better condition than the many “scratch & dent” specials that you find at live and internet auctions.

If the etching comes through the process without problems, then I offer it for sale to my clients. Pieces that do not come out perfectly or that need restoration are consigned to auction or sold to “scratch & dent” dealers.

 

Below: One of the many modern FAKE seals as seen on ebay and other places.
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Snowstorm by Icart being held firmly in place by Thomas

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#309     MEALTIME** New Listing
#311     SPEED*** New Listing
#312     THAIS***  
#313     RED RIDING HOOD** in original FRAME New Listing
#314     LITTLE BO PEEP** New Listing
#317     LOUISE** New Listing
#319     MUSETTA*  
#32
1     LADY OF THE CAMELLIAS* SOLD   
#326
     MISS CALIFORNIA***
#326
a   MISCHIEVOUS* FRAMED SOLD

#330     DON JUAN*
#333     MEDITATION**  SOLD
#335     CHESTNUT VENDOR** FRAMED
#339     RED CAGE* FRAMED
#340     BLUE PARROT* FRAMED SOLD
#349     MILKMAID** FRAMED
#351     MONTMARTRE** SOLD
#353     EVE*
SOLD
#355     VENUS** SOLD
#356     POEM*
#358     SPILLED APPLES**
#360     PARASOL*

#364     APACHE DANCER**
#36
6     1830*
#367     1930**
#3
71     COURSING II***
#372     SAPPHO**
#37
3     HYDRANGEAS*
UNFRAMED  (shown framed here)
#393     LOVERS**  
#403     CIGARETTE MEMORIES*** SOLD
#405     RAINBOW***

#409     YOUTH*** FRAMED
#42
0     BELLE ROSE** New Listing
#421     CHARM OF MONTMARTRE** New Listing
#42
2     SPRING BLOSSOMS*** FRAMED  SOLD
#423     MY MODEL**  FRAMED
#424     MODERN EVE***
#426     SYMPHONY IN WHITE* SOLD 
#427     MASKED*** FRAMED
#436     LEDA & THE SWAN***
#457     GAY TRIO*** FRAMED SOLD
#464     FAIR DANCER**
#46
5     LOVE'S BLOSSOM
** FRAMED

#466     ORCHIDS*** New Listing SOLD
#46
8     LILIES
** SOLD

#472     THOROUGHBREDS*** unframed. frame available
#473     SWANS*** FRAMED New Listing
#478     FAIR MODEL**
#480     ILLUSION***SOLD    
#482     ATTIC ROOM** SOLD
#48
3     MORNING CUP**  FRAMED
#487     SOUTHERN CHARM**  
BEWARE of phony poster prints on ebay from Boca Raton. They are selling in the $350 range to unsuspecting buyers. They have forged signatures, phony seals and made-up edition numbers.

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Above, and magnified below: Genuine embossed "windmill" seal used by Icart on most post-1925 etchings.

10. What was the edition size for Icart's etchings?
The edition size is limited to a maximum of about 500 because the copper plate wears each time it is inked.
In the years before 1920, before he was popular, he was producing and numbering closed editions of 75-150: (i.e. #1 of 75, #2 of 75...#75 of 75).  As his popularity grew, he began producing open editions whose size varied depending on the popularity of the individual etching. The usual number was between 350-500 during the 1920's. When the Great Depression hit, his edition sizes plummeted. Most 1930's and 1940's pieces were done in quantities of only 100-300.  There are exceptions to the above generalities and sometimes galleries, for unknown reasons, would pencil in numbers on previously unnumbered pieces. Also, some etchings bear only a single number of a consecutive numbering system. This gave him the flexibility to print, hand-color and pencil-sign only the number that were needed to satisfy public demand (still limited to a maximum of 500).  It also led to more confusion as his initial printing may be numbered consecutively and if demand picked up a few months later, the second run may have no numbers at all. The only fact concerning his numbering is that there is no consistency and I would say that about 25% of his etchings have no numbers on them at all. Sometimes a written notation: "Ep. d'art" appears, which is merely the French abbreviation for "artist's proof". The value of an etching is based on condition, rarity and availability (supply & demand), not the numbers (or lack thereof) written in the margins.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Not responsible for typos. Please confirm prices by email.


CLICK HERE for 
ALPHABETICAL ICART ETCHING INDEX [for reference only] 
250 SCANNED PICTURES from my files of SOLD etchings. The list is NOT my inventory. My current inventory is listed above ^ .
Use the index for picture and size identification only. IGNORE the picture captions.  

Why should I buy from hollandarts.com?
Here is MY guarantee: "I guarantee the authenticity, age, 
and condition of everything that I sell. If you are unhappy for 
any reason, return the item in its original condition within 7 
days for a full refund, minus shipping costs."
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Here is Ebay's guarantee:
"We are just a venue." Caveat Emptor!

Here is a large auction house's guarantee: 
"All lots are sold "AS IS" and neither we nor the consignor will be responsible 
for the correctness of description, genuineness, authorship, attribution, 
provenance, period, culture, source, origin, condition or authenticity of any lot sold..." 
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OUT-OF-PRINT.
1987 High-quality, all color exhibition
catalog. 158 pages. 170 color pictures. 
Along with many etchings, menu covers & 
erotics, it also features 47 oil paintings and
20 pastels. Text and artist's bio in English
& Japanese. $50 postpaid in the USA. Mint
condition.  

1937catalogue.bmp (307804 bytes)This is an ORIGINAL sales catalog from the late 1930's. It contains 16 pages filled with personal information on Icart and b&w pictures of over 40 etchings with 1930's prices. This catalog was published by the Louis Icart Society, New York, and was to be a marketing tool for gallery owners. Learn about Icart the family man and gourmet cook as well as information on his wife Fanny. The catalogs were found in storage in the 1970's. Condition is excellent. $80 postpaid.


BELOW: People sometimes ask if I buy Icarts. Duh! These were purchased from one collector some time ago.

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Solid Bronze Art Nouveau Numbers. 4" tall. $18 each, 3 for $50, plus shipping.
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Louis Icart Etchings-- Over 250 scanned pictures
Maxfield Parrish-- Art Prints, Calendars & More
Tiffany Desk Items-- Inkwells, letter racks, frames, etc.
Tiffany Lamps & Art Glass-- GENUINE & Guaranteed
Icart Erotic Etchings-- Over 100 scanned pictures
Boudoir Art-- by other Deco artists

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Shipping & Insurance Rates:
Shipping & Insurance Rates: To simplify matters, I have opted to use a flat rate shipping chart. Some may pay a little too much and some will get a bargain
Desk Pieces: $25/order: Ground rate.
Unframed Icart Etchings:
$25/order. Ground rate.
Framed Icart Etchings: TBD.
Framed or uunframed Erotica:
$15/order
Repro Prints:
FREE: 1st Class Mail
Unframed Parrish Art:
$15/order.
Framed Parrish Art: TBD

Lamps, Glass or Oversized Framed Pieces: TBD.
Book prices INCLUDE USPS "media mail" shipping. They are sent separately.   Allow about 7 work days for book delivery.
Email for rates, if you desire faster delivery.

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Other INFO: Sales tax must be paid on all orders shipped to PA, unless an exemption form is sent to me. The tax rate is 6%.

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