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  Joseph Pennell   (1857-1926)

 
  TWILIGHT, PILOT TOWN, LOUSIANA, 1882. Wuerth 41. Signed in pencil and printed on thin Japanese paper. As you can see in the photo, there are tiny paper losses in the image and waviness in the upper right corner. This is arguably Pennell's rarest etching--it's the only one I've owned after 25 years in pursuit of etchings. Pennell was on assignment for Century Magazine when he created a group of scenes in New Orleans, but the stars of the trip were his two views of Pilot Town, the location in the Mississippi where the river pilot was replaced by the Gulf pilot. The exotic atmosphere and the rich, dark etching make this print among the greatest of the Etching Revival.
 
 
  Etching, 8 x 15 inches. SOLD.
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