Lace in Stone: Rouen Cathedral 1927

This is an original etching by American artist John Taylor Arms (1887-1953)  The title of this work is "Lace in Stone: Rouen Cathedral   1927".  This image, according to the artist, was his greatest etching.  An image with unbelievable detail.  This large etching has an image size of 14 1/4X11 3/8 inches, the plate mark measures 14X11 1/8 inches.  Printed on a medium weight laid type paper.  This etching is signed and titled by the artist in pencil and inscribed, "Personal Proof."  This image is quite scarce with an edition of only 100 signed proofs.  "Arms spent many years creating his series of etchings of French churches and the series includes some of his most elaborate plates, of which Lace in Stone: Rouen Cathedral remains the outstanding technical tour de force." (Campbell)  This etching appears in the Fletcher catalog as image number 200.  This image won numerous awards and appears in the Dorothy Noyes Arms book the Churches of France.