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  Eliza Pratt Greatorex   (1819-1897)

 
  OLD BLOOMINGDALE CHURCH, 1875. Signed and dated in the plate, Oct. 20, 1868, on chine collé. Greatorex made a series of heliotypes after her pen and ink drawings to illustrate several of her books. This one was made for a deluxe edition of her Old New York, from the Battery to Bloomingdale. Greatorex was one of the most active and successsful women artists of the period; after her husband died, she raised three small children by selling her art and teaching. For a full account of her energetic life, see Phyllis Peet, American Women of the Etching Revival, exh. cat., High Museum, Atlanta, 1988.
 
 
  Heliotype etching, 6 3/8" x 4 3/4". SOLD.
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