West Cornwall Station by Armin Landeck

West Cornwall Station by Armin Landeck

West Cornwall Station

Armin Landeck

Title

West Cornwall Station

 
Artist

Armin Landeck

  1905 - 1984 (biography)
Year
1936 / printed later 
Technique
drypoint 
Image Size
6 15/16 x 10 15/16" platemark 
Signature
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
100 
Annotations
Ed 100 and dated 1936 after the signature; embossed initials EP in the lower left corner of the paper 
Reference
Kraeft 59, illustrated p. 50 
Paper
ivory wove 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
TILA104 
Price
$3,500.00 
Description

After Armin Landeck returned from Europe in the early 1930s, he settled in rustic Cornwall, Connecticut located in Litchfield County in the northwestern part of the state, an easy train ride from New York City.

For this composition, Landeck engraved directly on the plate (drypoint) to capture the image of the old West Cornwell Railroad Station which was located next to a large watertower used by the old locomotives. In this image, the name of the town is visible on the side of the station.

The former West Cornell Train Station recently housed the St. Francis Thrift store and a cafe. The station was originally built by the Housatanic Railroad around 1875 and acquired by New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad in 1892.