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  James Craig Nicoll   (1847-1918)

 
  HARBOR SCENE [NEW YORK CITY], 1884. Library of Congress 3, illustrated. Signed in pencil. On Japan paper. Nicoll was noted for his many etchings of New York harbor. This is a view from the East River looking at the famous Havemeyer & Elder sugar refinery in Brooklyn. It was the largest in the world, all the buildings were of fireproof brick and stone, had fire escapes, electric lights, and were to have Otis elevators. It was a major landmark which fascinated Nicoll and inspired a series of his etchings.
 
 
  Etching, 9 3/8" x 12 1/2". $600.
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