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  Martha Scudder Twachtman   (1861-1936)

 
  [VILLAGE COTTAGES], 1883-1893. Signed in pencil, "M.S. Twachtman." Baskett, in her catalog raisonné of John Twachtman's etchings, includes a supplement listing the etchings of his wife. Mattie Twachtman's work is extremely rare, and usually is without a pencil signature; there is a distinct possibility that John signed this for his wife. This is probably either the etching "DUTCH COTTAGES" (listed in the 1883 NY Etching Club catalog) or "HOUSES IN HOLLAND" (listed in the 1893 NY Etching Club catalog). Both are unlocated. The Twachtmans honeymooned in Holland in 1881-82, but Mattie later abandoned her art work to raise their children, a not uncommon occurrence.
 
 
  Etching, 4 7/8" x 7". SOLD.
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