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 showing the South Portal of The Collegiate Church of San Isidor, Leon is titled Stone Tapestry and is part of Arms’ Churches of Spain series.
Etching on natural-white wove 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.
From the edition of 139.
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.
22 in. (h) x 12.75 in. (w) x .5 in. (d)
11.675 in. (w) x 3.125 in. (h)
Catalogues raisonné: Fletcher, John Taylor Arms: A Man for All Time (Eastern Press, 1982), No. 267.