John E. Costigan

Costigan, John, - Springtime

Etching, 1935, ed. 90, 9-15/16 x 11-7/8, signed, titled & numbered in pencil, on cream wove paper. Costigan deserves greater appreciation not just for his excellent draftsmanship and ability to capture and feeling for human character, but for the quality of light and form in his strong compositions, and the sometimes unusual perspective from which they are rendered, all used to heighten focus on his subjects. The back lighting of ther figures here is quite beautiful.

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Costigan, John - Group of Figures

Etching & Drypoint, ca. 1935-40?, AAA ed. 250, 8-13/16 x 13-13/16, signed, titled in pencil, on cream wove simili-vellum paper. A wonderful study of maternal joy and a strong family in harmony with both each other and the land, alas from an earlier time unknown to many today . A very rich impression of this print.


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