The Little Church Around the Corner. 1923. Etching. Cortissoz, Clayton 220.ii. 8 x 11 1/2 (sheet 10 5/8 x 11 3/8). A fine impression with carefully-wiped plate tone printed on white wove paper with deckle edges. Drying tack holes in the margins. Signed and dated 'Jany.31, CH 1923 in the plate; signed with the cypher in pencil. The etching is extremely scarce. $3,500. Available housed in a gold leaf frame ($3,750).
For another image of the Church, see Ellison Hoover.
The etching is based upon a drawing. The Church of the Transfiguration is located at One East 29th Street (between Fifth and Madison Avenues) in the Murray Hill District of Manhattan. The church is set back from the street behind a garden creating a facsimile of the English countryside in midtown Manhattan. Designed in the early English Neo-Gothic style. The church also features numerous and eclectically designed side chapels and a 14th century stained glass window.
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