John Taylor Arms, one of the most important American printmakers of the first half of the Twentieth Century, believed that art could further the spiritual and moral improvement of mankind. He viewed printmaking—with its ability to create multiple fine copies of the same image—as a vehicle for disseminating images of subjects that would uplift and inspire contemporary society.
This print, “Église Saint Michel, Pont L’Évêque,” is part of Arms’ Churches of France series.
Etching on antique-white mould-made laid paper
Signed and dated in pencil by the artist en recto lower center. Inscribed by the artist as the third trial proof of the third state en recto lower left. Also signed and titled in the plate.
Frederick Reynolds, London
From the edition of 117.
Custom framed and matted in a decorative wood frame and glazed with 99% UV-filtering art glass using strictly conservation -grade materials.
Excellent condition. The image is crisp and clear and well inked. Paper is undamaged except for modest mat burn.
17 in. (h) x 12 in. (w) x .5 in. (d)
7.125 in. (h) x 10 in. (w)
Catalogues raisonné: Fletcher, John Taylor Arms: A Man for All Time (Eastern Press, 1982), No. 219; New York Public Library catalogue: No. 47; Arms 221; Wunderlich 74.