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"Gloucester Fog" by Philip Kappel, Amer., (1901-1981)
Drypoint, 1941, Ref. F.H.p.37 as Harbor Fog, Gloucester, Ed. unknown, but no more than 100, 6-7/8 x 8-7/8, signed in the plate and signed & titled in pencil, on cream laid paper. Kappel has utilized a light touch, both in the rendering, and in the printing to suggest the obscuring effects of coastal fog. The beguiling cat seems content none the less. A fine impression of this delicate and atmospheric, but not often encountered subject. Ex-coll. of T. Hall, the artist's biographer.