On the Road to Guejar - Sierra (Spain) by Charles B. Keeler

On the Road to Guejar - Sierra  (Spain) by Charles B. Keeler

On the Road to Guejar - Sierra (Spain)

Charles B. Keeler

Title

On the Road to Guejar - Sierra (Spain)

 
Artist
Year
c. 1927  
Technique
aquatint 
Image Size
8 1/8 x 10 1/2" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
No 1; edition probably 50 
Annotations
No. 1 in lower left 
Reference
exhibited in the Exhibition of Contemporary American Prints at the Victoria and Albert Museum in May 1929 
Paper
ivory laid Arches Frances watermarked paper 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20759 
Price
$400.00 
Description

Charles B. Keeler was a master of atmosphere, capturing the awe of grand landscapes and the quietude of darkened city streets with his instinctive understanding of tonality. In “Road to Guejar,” he depicts a view of the northwest side of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Granada, Spain. Guejar Sierra, a small municipality, rests on the highest ridge before the Mulhacen peak, along a road that winds up the range, and is a popular base camp for warm weather hikers and winter skiers.

Keeler likely sketched this image in late spring, when the peaks still sport residual snow. Lush, low-lying trees and tall shrubs crowd the foreground in contrast with the stark face of the mountain range.

 
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