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"Harkness Tower, Yale University, New Haven, CT" by E. Kingman, Amer., (20th Century)
Lithograph, ca. 1930's-40's, Ed. unknown, 15-3/4 x 9-15/16, signed with a scratched signature in the stone, on smooth grayish cream wove paper. This artist received a BA degree from Yale University in New Haven in 1932, but the absence of a fully legible signature or any other information on this image and it's companion piece have delayed a more definitive identification. With a hard edged modernist style featuring loose, confident architectural rendering with minimal detail, both prints echo the machine age aesthetic of the time. The blurred fan shapes of the just sprouting leaves add movement and a harbinger of spring to the imposing stillness of Yale's Gothic Harkness Tower.