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Edward Howard Suydam. 1885-1940.

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Old French Market, Louisiana. c. 1928. Etching. 8 7/8 x 11 3/4 (sheet 11 x 14 1/2). A very rich impression printed on "Fabiano Italy" countermarked paper. Signed in pencil. Annotated in pencil by the artist, "To, Eugene A. Noble. I agree with you that an artist should follow his work to the bitter end and so I hope to do. Have patience." Annotated by a different hand, probably Eugene A. Noble, "E.A. N." "Old French Market LA" "This is the first print from the first plate by E.H. Suydam. $1,750.

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Planters Tavern, Greenwich Street, New York. 1926. Conte crayon drawing. 12 1/4 x 11 (sheet 14 3/8 x 14 1/2). Provenance: Schwartz Galleries, Manhattan. A fine impression on 'Strathmore Woromoco Damask Made in U.S.A.' countermarked paper. Signed in pencil. $475.

Graphic artist, painter and illustrator, Edward Howard Suydam studied under Thornton Oakley at the School of Industrial Art in Philadelphia. He was a full member of the Philadelphia Print Club, the Philadelphia Society of Applied Arts and the Philadelphia Alliance. Frequently commissioned as a commercial artist, he produced many illustrations for Harper's, Designer and The Delineator.

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