"Here's our music, and I imagine it will be first class"" by William Glackens

Heres our music, and I imagine it will be first class by William Glackens

"Here's our music, and I imagine it will be first class""

William Glackens

Title

"Here's our music, and I imagine it will be first class""

 
Artist
Year
1904  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
5 3/16 x 3 3/4" platemark 
Signature
enscribed within plate, lower left 
Edition Size
unstated 
Annotations
written above image: "Copyright 1904 by Frederick J. Quinby Company" 
Reference
 
Paper
antique-white wove 
State
 
Publisher
The Frederick J. Quinby Company 
Inventory ID
20555 
Price
$125.00 
Description
This etching, from "Scenes of Parisian Life" was published by The Frederick J. Quinby Company in Boston who decided to illustrate and publish the writings of French novelist Charles Paul deKock (1794-1871). They hired artist William Glackens to illustrate the series. He in turn hired etchers artists John Sloan, George Luks, Maurice Stern, Louis Meynell, W.S. Potts, Charles White and others.There were a total of 91 etchings done for the planned series that would be printed in a number of "editions" totaling 1000. Sloan contributed 53 etchings, Glackens 14 and the other 25 were done by the rest. 50 volumes were originally planned but only 42 were published. Sloan usually printed these in 3 or 4 states, including on that had a remarque and was often pencil signed. The remarque was removed for the final edition of 1000