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Old Gods

$1,975.00

Description

John Gernand was an important and accomplished Washington artist curator, but it is a rare treat to find any of his work available for sale.  He was most actively working as a painter in the 1930s and 1940s; by the late part of the mid-Century he had moved to, and become a master in, print-making.

The photos show the fine quality of his engraving, his superior control in his cuts into the plate, and most importantly his ability to create expressiveness in a work of abstraction.

This artist’s proof is rare and splendid.

Additional information

Signing, Dating, and Titling

Type

Modern Print-Makers, Washington Artists

Details

Medium:
Engraving printed by intaglio press.
Paper:
An unidentified hand-made paper (possibly mould-made, but unlikely given lack of watermark)
Date:
1972
Signature:
Hand-signed in pencil by the artist en recto lower center.  Marked in pencil as an Artist’s Proof (“A/P”) and dated (“-72”) en recto lower right.  Inscribed “To Dr. Nattel’s wife and children” en verso lower left.
Edition:
This is an Artist’s Proof, preceding an unknown edition.
Framing:
Custom framed in black-painted Ash and matted behind UV-Filtering Plexiglass.  All conservation materials.
Condition:
Very Good or better condition.  Occasional foxing but stable and non-intrusive.  A nicely inked print, bold and crisp.
Framed Size:
33 in. (h) x 27 in. (w) × 1.25 in. (d)
Image Size:
23.5 in. (h) x 19.3875 in. (w)

Price

Price:
$1,975
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