Salt Marshes by Harold Kerr Eby

Salt Marshes by Harold Kerr Eby

Salt Marshes

Harold Kerr Eby

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Title

Salt Marshes

 
Artist
Year
1928 - 30 
Technique
etching 
Image Size
9 3/4 x 13 3/8" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right, margin 
Edition Size
90 
Annotations
editioned; titled; dealer numbers in lower m argin 
Reference
G156; NYPL 133; Harbor 104 
Paper
cream laid handmade paper 
State
published; III/III 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
12499 
Price
$300.00 
Description

The artist known primarily for his powerful images of war, Harold Kerr Eby, was equally adept at capturing the mood of a landscape or town on the plate. He was particularly drawn to images of quiet solitude, with or without the use of figures within the composition.

Between the World Wars Eby traveled to England and along the East Coast, sketching scenes of the outdoors as he went. In the etching “Salt Marshes” he presents a wide, wintery sky stretched over a still body of brackish water, decked on the edges with tall grasses and a row boat anchored in the distance. A “v” of geese traverses the expanse, on their way to a warmer destination. This tranquil scene offers insight into the artist’s appreciation for the juxtaposition of art’s purpose: its ability to send a message of warning about human conflict, and its ability to find beauty in nature’s simplest, unfettered decoration.

 

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