Ericsson's Day, No. 1. 1914. Etching. 6 x 9 (sheet 7 3/8 x 11). Printed on cream wove paper on the full sheet with deckle edges. Proof with subtle plate tone in sepia ink, printed by the artist himself. Accompanied by the pencil study, with a drawing of ships on the verso. 7 3/4 x 10 1/4 (sheet 7 3/16 x 12 5/16). The drawing unsigned; the etching signed in pencil. $1,250 the pair.
John Ericsson (1803-1889 invented the ship propeller and incorporated the landmark device into his design for the Civil War ironclad, the Monitor. He was buried in New York. Ericsson's Day was a celebration of the centenary of his birthday on July 31, 1803.
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