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"Byrd's Ship, Chicago Fair 1933" by Ernest D. Roth, (Amer., 1879-1964)
Etching, 1933, ed. unknown, 9-3/8 x 13-7/8, signed and dated Sept. 15-16 1933 in the plate, a touched trial proof with pencil additions by Roth in the sky at left and right, "A Trial" written in pale ink lower left margin edge, on cream wove CARLING watermarked paper, with traces of brown water tape from the original stretching and drying by the artist after printing. There is some rubbing at the left sheet edge from the taping and drying, and foxing, confined mostly to the outer margin edges. From the estate of CT artist C. Sperry Andrews, friend of Ernest Roth. Sperry and Doris Andrews were the 3rd generation of artists to reside at Weir Farm, Branchville, CT.