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Lot 31: JOHN TAYLOR ARMS, (American, 1887-1953), IN MEMORIAM (THE NORTH PORTAL OF CHARTRES CATHEDRAL), 1939, etching, plate: 14 5/8 x 12 in.
23 October 2016
Boston, MA, USALive Auction
JOHN TAYLOR ARMS
IN MEMORIAM (THE NORTH PORTAL OF CHARTRES CATHEDRAL)
trial proof #8 out 10 second state proofs published by David Strang prior to the second state edition
signed and dated John Taylor Arms 1939 in pencil, l.r.; inscribed Trial Proof VIII - II, Private collection "d" in pencil, l.l.
plate: 14 5/8 x 12 in.
Provenance: Private Massachusetts Collection.
Exhibitions: An edition of this print was awarded the "Artist Member Prize" at the Annual Exhibition at the Baltimore Water Color Club, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, 1938.
Other Notes: When asked what he considered his greatest work, Arms is said to have mentioned In Memoriam as one of his favorites. (Fletcher, William Dolan, John Taylor Arms, A Man for All Time, p. 19.