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French Church Series No. 6: Bourges

French Church Series No. 6: Bourges

1924
(American, 1887–1953)
Image: 35.7 x 23 cm (14 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.); Sheet: 49 x 31.5 cm (19 5/16 x 12 3/8 in.)
Courtesy of John Taylor Arms/© Suzanne Arms Hawkins
Catalogue raisonné: for Fletcher166
Location: not on view

Description

Although Arms described the trees with black wash in this drawing, he translated the effect of the foliage using only line on the plate. Aquatint, an etching technique which mimics the effect of wash, had been used to attain large areas of tone in earlier prints, but since it cannot be utilized for the kind of meticulous detail Arms sought, he rarely used it again.
  • ?-2011
    Carole W. and Charles B. Rosenblatt, Pepper Pike, OH
    March 7, 2011-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Modern Gothic: The Etchings of John Taylor Arms. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (June 9-September 30, 2012).
  • {{cite web|title=French Church Series No. 6: Bourges|url=false|author=John Taylor Arms|year=1924|access-date=15 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/2010.704