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  GIRL WITH DOG
 
 
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  Henry Pruett Share   (1853-1905)

 
  COMPANIONS, 1888. Signed in the plate with a monogram, and dated. Share was a founder of the Salmagundi Club in 1871 and remained a member until his death. He is represented in the club's 1881 portfolio of etchings. Share was born in Los Angeles but moved to NYC as a young man, a necessary move for an aspiring artist. He exhibited with the NY etching Club in 1886, 1887, and 1888, becoming a resident member in 1888. He had the honor of being invited to contribute to the annual catalogue a small etched version of a larger print he showed that year. I have never seen the large version of this delightful etching. It is clearly a sunny summer day and depicts a happy little girl in her sailor dress and large hat smiling down at her loyal dog. A fine image of childhood without being soppy, in fine condition.
 
 
  Etching & drypoint, 6 3/4 x 4 7/8 inches. $150.
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