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  Joseph Pennell   (1857-1926)

 
  AT LYNCHBURG, VIRGINIA, 1882. Weurth 42. Signed in pencil, and annotated "Pennell's model proof for the printer" and "Coll. Wm' A. Drake/At Lynchburg." Pennell made the drawing for this etching en route to an illustrating assignment in New Orleans for Century Magazine. Pennell learned etching from Stephen Ferris, a Moran brother-in-law, in his native Philadelphia. This etching is scarce on many counts, especially as a very early work by Pennell before he left for Europe in 1884, and as a view of the South, not a common subject in the American Etching Revival. On antique laid paper, and a rich impression in excellent condition.
 
 
  Etching, 13 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches. SOLD.
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