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"Salute from the Giudecca, Venice" by Ernest D. Roth, (Amer., 1879-1964)
Etching, 1925, ed. ?, 10-5/16 x 6-3/4, signed and dated 1925 in the plate, on cream wove paper with a partial watermark, some spots of foxing well away from image, mostly in the top and bottom margins. A crisp and well inked impression, with a graded veil of plate tone towards the bottom water's edge of this Venetian subject by Roth. This print is notably Whistlarian in it's spare treatment, large blank spaces and vertical format. Ernest Roth's 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. 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.