Color etching and aquatint
Support: Wove Paper
Gift of Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt 2009.621
Courtesy of John Taylor Arms/© Suzanne Arms Hawkins
Catalogue raisonné: Fletcher, 48
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.
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