This is a drypoint etching from 1925. The plate measures 9 x 14 1/8 inches on 10 x 16 5/8 inch Van Gelder Zonen watermarked laid paper. An atmospheric print with excellent use of plate toning. Plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left. Pencil signed in the lower right "Kerr Eby imp," the "imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. Edition of 90. Catalog: Giardina 104. The setting is the town of Porthleven, Cornwall, an important 18th and 19th century port that was used as a harbor of refuge as it was a dangerous place to sail around. Kerr Eby was a remarkable printmaker and a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony and friends with many of the important artists of the day, including Childe Hassam and John Taylor Arms. Eby was known for his atmospheric renderings of the New England landscape as well as his dramatic images of WWI.
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