Sunset from Williamsburg Bridge. 1915. Etching. Wuerth 674. 8 1/2 x 11 (sheet 9 1/2 x 12 5/8). Edition 100. An extremely rich, tonal impression printed on cream laid paper, mounted on backing board. Provenance: a Middle Tennessee estate, by descent from Thomas G.B. Wheelock. Note: Thomas G.B. Wheelock was known as an astute collector of African Art and co-author of the book "Land of the Flying Masks: Art & Culture in Burkina Faso". He also inherited a sizeable collection of Asian, British, and military related antiques from his grandparents, Gilded Age tycoon George Briggs Buchanan of New York, and William and Margaret Wheelock, who owned a Scottish manor home known as Bunker Hill. (Margaret Carmichael Wheelock was also a founding partner of the fashion firm Farquharson & Wheelock in New York). Signed and annotated 'omp' in pencil, indicating an impression printed by the artist. Housed in a 18 1/2 x 20 1/2-inch gold leaf Whistler style frame. $2,000.
Sunset from Williamsburg Bridge. 1915. Etching. Wuerth 674. 8 1/2 x 11 (sheet 11 1/2 x 10 7/8). Edition 100. Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching. Printed on very fine antique cream laid paper. Pennell used light yellow-brown plate tone to suggest lingering sunlight. Signed and annotated 'imp' in pencil. $1,250.
Sunset from Williamsburg Bridge. 1915. Etching. Wuerth 674. 8 1/2 x 11 (sheet 11 3/8 x 16 7/8). Edition 100. Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching. Printed on sturdy cream laid paper from an antique volume. Pennell used red-brown plate tone to suggest evening tinged with sunlight. Signed in pencil. $1,250.
On the left side are the Woolworth Building and the Singer Tower. The smokestacks on the right are part of sugar refineries and other factories on Kent Avenue in Williamsburg.
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