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The American Art Review
A Journal Devoted To The Practice, Theory, History, and Archaeology of Art

Boston, 1879-1881

Original etchings on chain-laid paper (very rare)

American Art Review: Inspired by the European etched art of James McNeill Whistler, Charles Meryon, Sir Francis Seymour Haden and others, a large number of American artists became seriously interested in the art of etching by 1875. A primary catalyst to the etching revival in America was the journal, American Art Review (1879-1881). Founded and edited by Sylvester Rosa Koehler it commissioned American artists for original etchings. Contributing etchers included such famous artists as Thomas and Peter Moran, Otto Bacher, J. M. Falconer, Robert Swain Gifford, Henry Farrer, Samuel Colman, John Foxcroft Cole, Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl and James D. Smillie.

Due mostly to its lavish production costs the journal lasted only slightly over two years.
The finely printed etchings it produced, however, served as a cornerstone for the many great American etchings of the early twentieth century.

Sheet size: approximately 12.25 x 9.25 inches (approx. 31 x 23.5 cm).
Image size varies (noted below thumbnail image)

Please click on a thumbnail for a view of the entire plate.

November

"November"
original etching by Stephen Parrish

Signed in the plate by the artist.

Approximate image size: 10.5 x 5.375 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Some foxing outside of image area. Slight discoloration from the paper mat, as originally issued in The American Art Review.

$225
A Philadephia Beauty

"A Philadephia Beauty"
Mrs. Philip Nicklin (Juliana Chew).
Original etching by Stephen J. Ferris, after the original painting by Gilbert Stuart in the collection [at the time] of her grand daughter, Mrs. Charlotte Dallas Morrell, Philadelphia.


Approximate image size: 5.5 x 7.375 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: A couple of very light fox marks outside of image area. Slight discoloration from the paper mat, as originally issued in The American Art Review.

$125
Noonday Rest

"Noonday Rest"
Original etching by Peter Moran.

Signed by the artist in the plate
(PM, lower right corner).

Approximate image size: 5.75 x 3.75 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: light foxing outside of image area. Slight discoloration from the paper mat, as originally issued in The American Art Review.

$175
Near Mattakeesett

"Near Mattakeesett"
Original etching by Edmund Henry Garrett.

Signed by the artist in the plate
(GARRETT '81, upper right).

Approximate image size: 8.85 x 4.75 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: extremely light foxing outside of image area. Slight discoloration from the paper mat, as originally issued in The American Art Review.

$225
Morning

"Morning"
Original etching by Thomas Moran.

Signed by the artist in the plate
(TM monograml, lower left).

Approximate image size: 7 x 4.25 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: extremely light foxing outside of image area. Slight discoloration from the paper mat, as originally issued in The American Art Review.

$275
Mischief

"Mischief"
Original etching by Ignaz Marcel Gaugengigl.

Signed by the artist in the plate
(I.M. Gaugengigl, 1880, lower left).

Approximate image size: 6.125 x 7.125 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Very slight discoloration from the paper mat, as originally issued in The American Art Review.

$150
The Prophet Elijah

"The Prophet Elijah"
Original etching by Kimberly after the original painting by Washington Allston in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston [in 1880].

Approximate image size: 8.675 x 5.5 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Very slight discoloration from the paper mat, as originally issued in The American Art Review.

Landscape with Sheep

"Landscape with Sheep"
Original etching by James D. Smillie after the original painting by Charles Émile Jacque.

Approximate image size: 6.375 x 7.875 inches

CONDITION ISSUES: Light foxing outside of image area and lower right corner of image. Sslight discoloration from the paper mat, as originally issued in The American Art Review.

$250
 

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