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John Taylor Arms
1887-1953, American

Sunlight on Stone, Caudebec-en-Caux
1887-1953, American

This etching by John Taylor Arms measures 14 3/8 x 7 5/8 inches. It is pencil signed and numbered, from his French Church Series #31. In the Fletcher catalog it is #241. In 1931, this print won the "Mrs. Henry F. Noyes Prize", from the Society of American Etchers, National Arts Club, NY; the Best Entry in the "Carle Blenner Prize in 1950, from the New Haven Paint and Clay Club, New Haven, Connecticut and the Best Print in the 1952 Annual Exhibition, for the Arts and Crafts Association, Meriden, Connecticut.


Rouen
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 8 1/4 x 8 inches, published in 1925 in an edition of 150, cat: Fletcher-162, pencil signed and dated. French Church series #4. In this image, Arms uses remarkably delicate lines to create a beautifully detailed image of Rouen, France, with the Cathedral of Notre Dame rising above the city street.


Battle Wagon- U.S.S. Alabama Outfitting at Norfolk Navy Yard
1887-1953, American

A great image of a WWII battleship by John Taylor Arms, this etching with aquatint measures 12 x 18 inches, #1 of Arms' "U. S. Navy Ship Series," published in 1943, state 3 of 6, pencil signed and dated lower right, numbered "VI" lower left, cat: Fletcher-376. This is a rare early state proof before the plate was steel-faced for the fourth state. John Taylor Arms was an extremely talented and successful architect and artist in the early 20th century, known especially for his exquisite renderings of French cathedrals and other European architecture.


Bark 'Metis' Making Harbor
1887-1953, American

This remarkable color etching and aquatint was created by John Taylor Arms in 1923, after a painting by D. W. Smith of a Newburyport, Massachusetts boat. The image size is 12 x 18 inches, printed by Frederick Reynolds in an edition of 200, cat: Fletcher-133, pencil signed. John Taylor Arms was a successful architect before turning to printmaking and becoming one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century. Arms was known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance.


The Dragon Ship
1887-1953, American

This is a very rich color etching with aquatint by American artist John Taylor Arms, titled "The Dragon Ship". The image size is 12 3/4 x 9 7/8 inches, created in 1922 in an edition of 150. This image is #121 in the Fletcher catalog and is pencil signed by the artist along with an inscription, "To my friend Esther Schiott, with my compliments. John Taylor Arms-1929". According to the Fletcher catalog, this etching is from Arms' 'Ship Series #2' and is based on a watercolor by Arms that is now in the collection of the Library of Congress.


Wilby Church
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 4 1/4 x 2 3/8 inches, 1940, pencil signed ans dated l.c. "John Taylor Arms 1940", ed. 150.


From the Ponte Vecchio, Florence
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 11 1/8 x 15 1/4 inches, 1925, 2nd trial state, printed on a blue toned laid type paper, cat: Fletcher- 159, pencil signed and inscribed, "Private Collection d II". This image of Florence, Italy is one of Arms' finest etchings and was the winner of the Bryan Prize, Seventh Annual Exhibition, Printmakers' Society of California, 1925.


Corbel of the Gate House, Stokesay Castle
1887-1953, American

Etching, sight size 3 x 1 9/16 inches, 1944, Fletcher #383, French Church Series, edition of 71, Charles S. White, printer, Miniature Series #35, pencil signed and dated by the artist l.r. with annotated "II" l.l., artist seal l.r, framed, AAA label on back.


The Piazza, Venzone
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 5 1/8 x 7 3/8 inches, 1931, second state of two, edition of 127, Fletcher 239, signed and dated in pencil l.r. "John Taylor Arms-1931", on blue toned laid paper, from the "Italian Series #23".


Notre Dame de Laon
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 13 7/8 x 9 3/8 inches, 1929, third state of three, from the 1929 edition of 100(Fletcher 219) from the French Church Series #26, plate signed l.r. "Arms, 1929" and titled l.l. "Notre Dame de Laon", pencil signed l.r. "John Taylor Arms - 1929", provenance Kennedy & Co., NYC.


Shadows in Mexico
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 4 7/8 x 3 3/8 inches, 1944, cat: Fletcher-340, early trial proof from 3rd state, pencil signed, dated and inscribed "Trial Proof II III", artists' annotation at bottom edge of sheet.


Gerona
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 12 1/4 x 7 3/4 inches, 1925, edition of 150, cat: Fletcher- 164, pencil signed and dated. Spanish Church Series #5.


Puerta Del Obispo, Zamora
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 12 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches, 1933, edition of 100, cat: Fletcher- 266, pencil signed, dated and editioned. Spanish Church Series #9.


Chapiteau Gothique, Dorothy et John Taylor Arms, A.D. MCMXXVI
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 4 7/8 x 3 1/2 inches, 1926, 1st State, cat. Fletcher-185A, pencil signed and inscribed "To my friend Samuel Chamberlain / John Taylor Arms."


Old Rouen
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 6 7/8 x 3 3/4 inches, 1917, pencil signed and dated, framed


Lace Place Victor Hugo, Lisieux
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 7 x 9 1/2 inches, 1919, 3rd state, printed by Frederick Reynolds, numbered 21/50, cat. Fletcher-20, pencil signed lower right. Also titled "Lacet, Place Victor Hugo, Lisieux." An unusually abstract street scene for an artist known for exacting accuracy.


Red Mill
1887-1953, American

Etching and aquatint, 11 1/8 x 7 1/4 inches, 1922, printed by Frederick Reynolds, 2nd state, edition of 25, cat. Fletcher-127, pencil signed lower right. A rare black and white version of the print also known as "The Red Barn, Southport."


Reflections at Finchingfield, England
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 7 1/16 x 17 1/8 inches, 1938, second state, trial proof, printed by David Strang, inscribed in the plate "John Taylor Arms 1938" lower right, cat. Fletcher-311, pencil signed lower right


Aspiration, La Madeleine, Verneuil-Sur-Avre
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 15 1/2 x 10 inches, pencil signed and dated 1939, inscribed Roman numeral V in pencil and dedicated "To my friend Timothy Parforman in deep and lasting appreciation, from John Taylor Arms - 1943." Also called Fraternite, Egalite, Liberte.


Chartres the Magnificent
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 3 1/2 x 4 1/4 inches, 1948, # 49 of the French Church Series, cat. Fletcher-411, pencil signed


Mont Saint Michel
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 15 x 11 3/4 inches, 1926, ed. 100, printed by Frederick Reynolds, French Church Series #9, cat. Fletcher-182, pencil signed


Vermont (God's Mirror)
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 1 5/16 x 2 3/8 inches, 1944, 3rd state, inscribed in plate "God's Mirror" lower left, pencil signed lower right


Shadows in Mexico
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size: 5 x 7 inches, 1940, first state, demonstration plate 93: N.B.C. Studios, Rockerfeller Center, New York, N.Y. July 26, 1940, "The Making of an Etching", printed by Charles White, cat. Fletcher 340, pencil signed and dated


Somewhere in France
1887-1953, American

Etching, 1919, signed, dated and titled in pencil, image size: 12 1/8 x 6 "


Segovia
1887-1953, American

Etching,1929,edition of 150 Spanish Church Series, Image size 13 5/8 X 17 5/16",pencil signed


Place Plumereau Tours
1887-1953, American

Etching,1925,Miniature series,edition of 150,image size 1 7/8X3 1/8",pencil signed,fosterbros frame.


Angouleme
1887-1953, American

Etching, 1924, image size 6 1/4 X 11 1/4", edition of 150, printed by F.Reynolds, French Church Series, pencil signed. Also called "Byzantine Revsisited, Angouleme" and "The Cathedral of St. Pierre"


Stokesay Castle
1887-1953, American

Etching,1942,image size 2 1/4X2 15/16",edition of 365,Miniature print society of Kansas,pencil signed, on blueish tinted paper


St Paul Alpes Maritimes
1887-1953, American

Etching,1927, ed.250, 7 1/2" x 11 5/8", pencil signed


Chateau Stockalper Brique
1887-1953, American

Etching,1927,ed.100,f.202,10 1/4X4 7/8",pencil signed


Cavendish Common
1887-1953, American

Etching, image size 6 3/8 X 14 9/16 inches, printed in 1942 by Charles White in an edition of 150, 2nd state proof, numbered "II", cat: Fletcher-370, pencil signed and dated. This atmospheric etching is a great example of the delicate lines precise detail for which Arms was known. This image won several awards in the early 1940s; the Mrs. Henry F Noyes Memorial Prize for best print at the 27th Annual Exhibition of the Society of American Etchers, New York, N.Y.

Painting

Almost Home

Oil on board, image size 7 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches, unsigned.

Print

Guitar Player
20th Century , American

Lithograph, image size: 20 1/2 x 16 inches, ed of 50, pencil signed lower right

Drawing

Bringing Home the Flock
1875-1909, American,N.Y.

Pastel on board, 9 x 12 inches, c. 1900, signed, in the original frame.