20th Century American

La Colegiata, Toro

C. 1935. Catalog: Fletcher 284. Edition of 153. #12 in the Spanish Church Series. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 12 1/4 inches on 10 5/8 x 14 7/8 inch watermarked laid paper. Pencil signed in the lower right and dated 1935. In the lower left: "To my dear friends Charlotte and Richard Perry, John Taylor Arms 1935." This print has a wide tonal range, with a variety of different intricate line patterns to convey shading and texture. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details.

Reflections at Finchingfield

Etching C. 1938. Catalog: Fletcher 311. 2nd state, edition of 156. Printed by David Strang. Plate measures 7 1/16 x 17 1/8 inches on 9 1/4 x 20 5/8 inch Whatman watermarked laid paper. Number two in his English Series. Plate inscription in the lower right: "John Taylor Arms 1938." Pencil signed in the lower right: John Taylor Arms 1938. Pencil numbered "II" in the lower left and inscribed "To my friends Charlotte and Richard Perry - John Taylor Arms 1938". An atmospheric and exquisitely detailed print, Arms has perfectly captured the reflections of the buildings.

Morning Paper

Mezzotint from 1942. Pencil signed in the lower left. Print measures 9 x 6 inches on 12 1/4 x 9 1/8 inch wove type paper. Presentation print of the Chicago Society of Etchers, with the blindstamp in the bottom left margin. Edition of 350. A superb impression of an intimate portrait with excellent shading.

Him and Me

Etching from 1929. Pencil titled in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Plate measures 8 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches on 11 1/4 x 13 7/8 inch wove type paper. A tranquil scene with very careful linework.

Leo

Wood engraving measures 12 1/8 x 9 inches on 16 1/2 x 10 1/2 inch laid paper. Pencil signed "J. Nelson" in the lower right.

Happy Days

Numbered in pencil in the lower left 9 out of an edition of 100. Pencil titled in the lower left, signed in the lower right. Print measures 9 3/4 inches x 8 inches in a 16 3/4 x 15 1/4 inch gold frame. A well executed etching with excellent use of plate tone.

The Funeral

C. 1957, printed in 1961. Image measures 2 x 9 1/4 on 9 5/8 x 14 1/8 inch handmade japan paper. Pencil signed in the lower right. Part of a set of four wood engravings for Flaubert's "St Julien the Hospitaller." Catalog: Fern and O'Sullivan #305. A dark and somber print with very finely detailed lines.

Stag

C. 1957, printed in 1961. Image measures 3 x 3 1/4 inches on 11 1/8 x 13 1/8 inch handmade japan paper. Pencil signed in the lower right. Part of a set of four wood engravings for Flaubert's "St Julien the Hospitaller." Catalog: Fern and O'Sullivan #306. A dramatic engraving of a strangely contorted stag.

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