Manhattan - CHILDE HASSAM
Medium: etching printed with selective plate tone
Etching printed with selective plate tone, 1916, Cortissoz/Clayton 69, edition unknown. 5 1/2 x 9 7/8 in. Signed in pencil and also inscribed, "Proof selected for Mrs. Lowinson by Childe Hassam."
This is a superb impression of this extremely rare view of New York. The paper is a white wove sheet which was taken from a Hebrew Bible. (Text appears along the top edge horizontally.) The margins are full with the tack holes showing along the margin edges. Fine condition. This impression also bears the stamp of Frieda Lowinson, the New York collector (not in Lugt). Provenance: Kennedy Galleries, New York. (An impression of this print is in the Deering Collection at the Art Institute of Chicago and was also printed on a similar Bible page.)
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