George Elbert Burr
Etching & Aquatint printed in colors a la poupee, 1905, ed. 100, S.40, 9-5/16 x 6-1/8, signed & numbered in pencil, on warm white wove paper. One of a small number of Burr's plates printed in color, this print is reproduced in color full page in Seeber, the catalogue raisonne of Burr's prints.
Etching, ca. 1910, S.131, ed. probably 100, 6-13/16 x 5-3/8, signed & titled in pencil, on white wove paper. One of Burr's signature studies of the rugged southwestern mountaintop terrain, detailing the splendid vistas and magestic profiles of these stoic trees sculpted by the winds. The artist's choice of brown ink imparts a late afternoon glow to this scene.
Etching, ca. 1905, S.238, ed. 100?, 4-15/16 x 6-7/8, on cream laid J Head watermarked paper, trace of tone in mat opening, signed & titled in pencil. An earlier Italian subject by the artist based on studies from a five year European tour with his wife in the late 1880's. Born in 1859, Burr could recall Seymour Haden's lecture tours of America in the early 1880's. His career as an artist was firmly rooted in both the 19th and 20th centuries. This is a beautiful and near pristine impression of this print.