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Robert Hogg Nisbet, N.A. 1879-1961.

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Florida Pines. c. 1932. Etching. 4 x 4 3/4 (sheet 8 x 8 7/8). A rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream wove paper. Signed and titled in pencil. $175.

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Idylle. c. 1935. Drypoint. 7 15/16 x 8 7/8 (sheet 12 x 14 1/4). Edition 12. A rich impression with plate tone printed on Japanese vellum. Signed, titled and annotated 'Ed. 12' in pencil. $150.

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[Summer Day]. 1930. Etching. Nisbet 60. 7 7/8 x 9 3/4 (sheet 11 1/8 x 13). A rich impression with plate tone printed on cream wove paper with two sides deckle edges. Signed and numbered in pencil. $175.

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Ledge at Harrings. Etching. 4 x 5 (sheet 9 1/2 x 12 5/8). Printed on cream wove 'Van Gelder Zonen Holland' watermarked paper with deckle edges. There are tack holes along the margins from drying. Signed, titled, numbered and annotated '$12' in pencil. $75.

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Robert Hogg Nisbet is noted for his landscape, figure, genre, and etching work. He is associated with Connecticut art colonies including Old Lyme. Nisbet was born in Providence, Rhode Island on August 25, 1879. Robert entered the Rhode Island School of Design when he was eight, and later studied in New York and abroad. He taught at Brown University and was president of the Art Students League of New York, where he served as president from 1909-1910. He was elected an Associate Member of the National Academy of Design in 1920 and a National Academician (N.A.) in 1928. He was an Artist Life member of the National Arts Club. One of the incorporators of the Society of American Etchers, he was also a member of the Philadelphia Society of Etchers. During the early 1900's, Nisbet summered in Old Lyme, Connecticut, and eventually settled in Kent, Connecticut, where he and his wife established a large home and a studio. They had no children. Nisbet was the founder of the Kent Art Association whose members included Willard Metcalf. His work won three National Academy awards, several etching awards, and the National Arts Club (Painting) prize. His etchings and paintings were exhibited in Paris, France, Yale University, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Library, National Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, and Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

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