The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of December 10, 2016

The Butterfly, 1920

color etching and aquatint, . Gift of Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt 2009.621

In 1919 and 1920 Arms executed a group of prints of sailboats on calm waters with mountainous backgrounds. Aquatint, an etching technique, is utilized to achieve large wash-like areas. In this beautiful and refined work, line is minimal, only delineating the sailboat while subtly graduated planes of tone suggest distance and atmosphere. Printed in color, the snow-covered peaks and shimmering waters are described with an exquisite delicacy.

Inscribed, signed and dated lower margin in graphite: 8/100 John Taylor Arms 1920 Inscribed verso lower left corner: John Taylor Arms/Greenfield Hill/Fairfield/ [cut through] Connecticut

The Cleveland Museum of Art (06/09/2012 - 09/30/2012); "Modern Gothic: The Etchings of John Taylor Arms"

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