S a m u e l - C h a m b e r l a i n -- 1 8 9 5 - 1 9 7 5
Soaring Steel -- 1929, Drypoint.
Chamberlain and Kingsland 79. Edition 100. Signed, titled and numbered 64/100 in pencil. Marked 48.00 in pencil, in the artist's hand, bottom right margin.
Image size 12 1/4 x 9 1/2 inches (311 x 241 mm); sheet size 15 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches (394 x 314 mm)
A superb, richly-inked and finely-detailed impression, with seletively wiped platetone, on heavy Rives cream wove paper; full margins (1 3/8 to 1 7/8 inches), in excellent condition.
The subject of the print is the construction of the Daily News Building in Chicago, Illinois.
There is something about the atmospheric vibrancy of an etching which imparts a peculiar and irresistible life to architectural drawing...A copper plate offers receptive ground to the meticulously detailed drawing which so often appeals to the architect. —Samuel Chamberlain, from the Catalogue Raisonné of his prints.