Levanto - Riviera di Levante by Charles B. Keeler

Levanto - Riviera di Levante by Charles B. Keeler

Levanto - Riviera di Levante

Charles B. Keeler

Title

Levanto - Riviera di Levante

 
Artist
Year
1911  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
10 1/2 x 15" platemark 
Signature
pencil signed, lower right 
Edition Size
"First State - No 1" proof. Final state edition ca. 50 
Annotations
pencil titled in lower left corner of the paper; pencil inscribed in lower left: First State - No. 1; artist's name and date inscribed in the plate; pencil "butterfly" beneath the signature and after the edition notation. 
Reference
exhibited at the 3rd Annual Exhibition of the Chicago Society of Etchers at the AIC, 1913, cat. no. 104 
Paper
ivory wove J Whatman 1900 watermarked paper 
State
1st State of ? 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
20762 
Price
$250.00 
Description

Charles B. Keller studied printmaking with Bertha Jaques and B.J.O. Nordfeldt. He won an honorable mention for his aquatints at the 1915 Panama Pacific Exposition in San Francisco.

In 1909 he traveled through Europe - England, France, Germany, Spain, and Italy where he spent time traveling and recording the mountains and towns of the regions. In this etching Keeler uses the contrast of the deep shadows of trees in the foreground to view the city, bathed in light, in the distance.

Levanto is a small town in the province of La Spezia on the northern Italian Riviera, the entrance village of the 'Cinque Terre' (The Five Sisters). The town was settled before the Roman Empire. Originally a defensive village its importance declined in the 13th century. Today it is a tourist mecca.