The Buttresses of Beauvais Cathedral by Samuel V. Chamberlain

The Buttresses of Beauvais Cathedral by Samuel V. Chamberlain

The Buttresses of Beauvais Cathedral

Samuel V. Chamberlain

Title

The Buttresses of Beauvais Cathedral

 
Artist
Year
1925  
Technique
etching, printed in a brown/black ink. 
Image Size
7 1/2 x 4 15/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
61 of 100  
Annotations
pencil editioned, pencil titled and annotated "First Honorable Mention - Paris Salon 1925" in the artist's hand, lower margin. 
Reference
Chamberlain 7; "Etched in Sunlight", page 202, illustrated page 28;"Through France With a Sketchbook" page 15, illustrated full page; Goodspeed's 9, illustrated page 17. 
Paper
heavy antique-white wove "England 1924" watermark 
State
published 
Publisher
Artist 
Inventory ID
22112 
Price
$350.00 
Description

"The Buttresses..." was one of three etchings that won Chamberlain a First Honorable Mention at the 1925 Paris Salon. This image is reproduced in full pages in a number of books cataloging Chamberlain's printmaking. It was reproduced in the periodical 'The American Architect' on August 12, 1925, plate 212.

Only Chamberlain's seventh etching, C.E. Goodspeed, his dealer in Boston noted in a 1927 catalog: "from the sometimes crude, withal vigorous treatment that marked the first etchings of 1925, there evolved a more refined though no less virile manner of handling which indicated the style Chamberlain has since established in such plates as 'The Buttresses of Beauvais Cathedral'..."

The Cathedral of Saint Pierre, was begun in Beauvais in Northern France in 1225 and, with various setbacks, continued until 1573. Its fa├žades, especially that on the south, exhibit all the richness of the late Gothic style. Its interior has the tallest vault in the world.