An Old Dam Near Montrose by James David Smillie

An Old Dam Near Montrose by James David Smillie

An Old Dam Near Montrose

James David Smillie

Title

An Old Dam Near Montrose

 
Artist
Year
1891  
Technique
aquatint 
Image Size
6 5/8 x 4 11/16" image; 7 x 5-1/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right; signed in plate, lower left. 
Edition Size
"No 19" from an unstated edition 
Annotations
editioned "No. 19" 
Reference
Witthoft 71 
Paper
antique-white Imperial China 
State
II/II 
Publisher
commissioned by the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY 
Inventory ID
22085 
Price
$500.00 
Description

The Brucia Witthoft catalog raisonné remarks about this aquatint:

"This was another didactic example commissioned by the Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, N.Y. Smillie began the etching on Oct. 17 after an oil sketch of Set. 11 - Oct. 14 (unlocated), made on the Binghampton Road near Montrose. A pencil sketch of the same subject, also unlocated, was made two days before the painting.

Smillie burnished the plate on Jan. 27, 1892, and brought a proof to the Etching Club exhibit the next day."