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Bailey's Beach VI (Newport, Rhode Island). 1933. Etching. Hausberg 126.v/vi. Edition 75. 6 x 7 7/8 (sheet 9 3/8 x 12 3/8). Printed with extensive plate tone with plate tone on 'Van Gelder Zonen Holland' watermarked wove paper. Signed, dated, titled and annotated 'A imp del' in pencil. $275.
Bailey's Beach (Newport, Rhode Island). c. 1931-1933. Etching and drypoint. Hausberg 130.vi. Edition 75. 6 x 7 7/8 (sheet 9 9/16 x 12 1/2). Printed cream wove paper with deckle edges. There is a horizontal tear well below the image. Unsigned. $250.
City Towers (City Hall, Philadelphia). c. 1912. Etching and drypoint with oil paint additions. Hausberg 142. iii. 14 x 14 (sheet 16 1/8 x 18 5/8). Touched proof with extensive oil paint additions to the sky, buildings and lower section of the image. Printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned, annotated 'City Hall Philadelphia' and '5/5/' [5 pounds, 5 shillings] in pencil. In this state, left to right, diagonal drypoint lines added to sky; strong drypoint verticles obscure the Quaker Oats sign. $600.
City Towers (City Hall, Philadelphia). c. 1912. Etching and drypoint with oil paint additions. Hausberg 142. vi. 14 x 14 (sheet 20 x 16). Touched proof with extensive oil paint addition of hills in the background. Two professionally-repaired tears in the left hand margin and 3-inch tear in the clouds on the left. Unsigned, annotated 'trial' and 'City Tower' in pencil. In this state is much additional etched wor, including two tall towers on either side of City Hall, shading on City Hall. The main subject is City Hall. $500.
House on Cliff Walk, Newport, R.I. 1931-1932. Etching and drypoint. Hausberg 138.i/ii. Edition 75 in this state. 5 7/8 x 7 7/8 (sheet 9 x 13 1/2). A rich impression printed by the artist on Japanese mulberry paper. Signed and annotated 'A imp' in pencil. $275.
House on Cliff Walk, Newport, Rhode Island or Caprice, Newport, Rhode Island.. 1931/33. Etching. Hausberg 138.ii. 5 15/16 x 8 (sheet 7 7/8 x 9 5/8). A rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream wove paper. Unsigned. $250.
Man By a Radiator. 1912. Etching. Hausberg 247.iii/iv. Only 2 impressions in this state. 16 x 8 7/8 (sheet 8 x 10 3/8). Vertical printing fold. Printed by the artist on Japanese mulberry paper. A fine impression of this rare image. Signed, annotated 'A imp 3rd st 2 only' in pencil. This appears to be a self portrait. $275.
Old Colony Statehouse, Newport, Rhode Island. c. 1931-1933. Etching. Hausberg 187. iii. 7 7/8 x 6 (sheet 12 1/2 x 9 1/4). Printed on the full sheet of cream wove paper with deckle edges. Unsigned. $175.
Stables, Philadelphia. c. 1912. Etching and drypoint. Hausberg 211. iii. Illustrated in Hausberg. 8 7/8 x 13 3/4 (sheet 11 1/4 x 16 5/8). A rich impression with plate tone, printed on 'F.G. Head & Co' watermarked laid paper. Unsigned. $250.
Addams was born near Philadelphia, and s tudied art first in the United States before leaving for continued studies in Europe. He is known to have both visited and worked in Belgium, Holland, Spain, France, Italy and, most particularly, England. He studied with Whistler in Paris in 1899. There he met, and later married, another Whistler student, Inez Eleanor Bate. Clifford Addams first exhibited his art in Paris, in 1901, and in London, in 1904. Whistler remained friendly with the couple until his death. She remained in London, and Addams settled in New York after World War I. He exhibited in New York, Boston, Philadelphia and Chicago. He was also a full member of the Chicago Society of Etchers, the Philadelphia Society of Etchers and the Society of American Etchers. Later he became president of the Philadelphia Society of Etchers . Adams, in fact, maintained working studios in both London and New York City throughout the first three decades of the twentieth century.
Most of Clifford Addams's fine etchings and engravings were created between 1901 and 1925. Many depict street scenes in and around London. Addams appears to have printed most of his art himself and mainly in very small editions. The largest recorded edition is 75 impressions, while others were often printed in impressions of ten or less.
Today his art is included in such major collections as the Art Institute of Chicago, The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Library of Congress, The Smithsonian Institute and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
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