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  Charles Frederick William Mielatz   (1864-1919)

 
  OLD DOOR, HOUSTON STREET, 1903. Signed in pencil, "Mielatz, Imp." Printed in brown ink on thin Japan paper. Houston Street crosses lower Manhattan from the East River to the Hudson River, and is the border of now hip areas like Soho, the East Village, and the Lower East Side. In 1903 it was, in part, a serene residential neighborhood of elegant houses such as this one. Here a maid is peeking out of the door at a young girl begging on the stoop, a rare instance of social commentary by Mielatz. In good condition.
 
 
  Etching, 9 3/8 x 6 1/2 inches. $450.
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