Hopper – Six American Etchings
A rare and complete portfolio of six signed etchings, on Van Gelder handmade paper with full margins. Printed by Peter Platt and published in 1924 by The New Republic, New York, in an edition of ca. 500-600.
Just after filing for bankruptcy, The New Republic offered readers a set of six original signed etchings with the purchase of a subscription to the magazine, in an effort to increase readership.
This set has unusual historical significance: it includes prints exemplifying traditional approaches to American printmaking, including those by Haskell, Miller, Bacon, and Sloan, as well as examples of important early American Modernist printmaking which we see in Hopper’s Night Shadows.
Edward Hopper: American (1882 – 1967)
Night Shadows, 1921.
Etching on paper. Signed in pencil.
7 x 8 1/16 inches | 17.78 x 21.27 cm
John Marin: American (1870–1953)
Downtown, The El, 1921. Zigrosser 134; Benson 119.
John Sloan: American (1871–1951)
The Bandits Cave, 1920. Morse no. 195.
Peggy Bacon: American (1895–1987)
The Promenade Deck, 1920.
Kenneth Hayes Miller: American (1876–1952)
Play, ca. 1919.
Ernest Haskell: American (1876–1925)
The Sentinels of North Creek, 1918-20.
The complete portfolio is also featured in the collection of the Allentown Art Museum.
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