Dancer (from "Ten Drawings in Chinatown) by Ernest Clifford Peixotto

Dancer (from Ten Drawings in Chinatown) by Ernest Clifford Peixotto

Dancer (from "Ten Drawings in Chinatown)

Ernest Clifford Peixotto

Title

Dancer (from "Ten Drawings in Chinatown)

 
Artist
Year
1898  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
9 5/8 x 5 3/4" image 
Signature
in plate, lower left 
Edition Size
750 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
thin, cream "India" 
State
published 
Publisher
A.M. Robertson, San Francisco, California 
Inventory ID
19621 
Price
$200.00 
Description

A charming collaborative etching of San Francisco's Chinatown by California illustrator Ernest Peixotto to illustrate author Robert Howe Fletcher's "Ten Drawings in Chinatown", commissioned by San Francisco publisher and bookseller A. M. Robertson.

"Ten Drawings" is a scarce work and when found at all is usually in dreadful condition because of its cumbersome format, or incomplete because the portfolio format. The handsome separate plates tempted many printsellers and decorators to break up sets, such as this print. Also, A.M. Robertson's bookstore on Union Square was completely destroyed in the earthquake and fire of 1906 and any remaining inventory of this title would have gone with it.