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"Ca' d'Oro" by Ernest D. Roth, (Amer., 1879-1964)
Etching, 1913, ed. ?, 9-1/16 x 11-7/8, signed and dated in the plate, and signed and dated in pencil, on a thick cream laid paper with a partial watermark and full margins, one very pale spot of foxing at the lower left margin edge. A crisp, well inked impression of this landmark Venetian subject by Roth, whose Venetian prints were recently the subject of a traveling exhibition organized by Eric Denker of the National Gallery of Art featured summer 2012 at The Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, CT. This noteable print is featured on the cover of Mr. Denker's substantial catalogue, published to accompany this excellent exhibition. Ernest Roth resided in West Redding, CT for many years, and it is wonderful to see renewed interest and scholarly attention being focused on this important early 20th century American etcher and Connecticut artist of note. 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.