A Cottonwood on the Cimarron River by Doel Reed

A Cottonwood on the Cimarron River by Doel Reed

A Cottonwood on the Cimarron River

Doel Reed

Title

A Cottonwood on the Cimarron River

 
Artist

Doel Reed

  1894 - 1985 (biography)
Year
c. 1927  
Technique
etching 
Image Size
4 x 5" plateamark 
Signature
pencil, lower right; in plate, lower left image 
Edition Size
proof, not editioned 
Annotations
Inscribed in pencil in right margin: "A Cottonwood on the Cinarron River / ca 1927" 
Reference
 
Paper
Umbria Italia cream wove watermarked 
State
published 
Publisher
artist 
Inventory ID
WIBE106 
Price
$350.00 
Description

This etching by Doel Reed is not in the Cohen/Rogers catalogue raisonne and may be the only impression. It is pencil signed by the artist and is pencil titled in an unknown hand in the right margin. The subject is a cottonwood tree located on the banks of the Cimarron River in Oklahoma, one of Reed's favorite locations.

Reed returned from Paris to return to teaching at the University of Oklahoma in 1926 and did a few etchings with Oklahoma subjects. This is one of the first etchings Reed did, though he first became familiar with printmaking in Cincinatti at the Art Academy where he studied Goya's prints and watched as L.H. Meaken printed proofs from Frank Duveneck's plates.