J o h n - S . -d e M a r t e l l y -- 1 9 0 3 - 1 9 7 9
Blue Valley Fox Hunt -- 1936, Lithograph.
Zinc 10. Edition 250, AAA. Signed in pencil.
Image size 12 3/4 x 16 7/16 inches (324 x 418 mm); sheet size 15 3/4 x 19 1/2 inches (400 x 495 mm).
A superb impression, with wide to full margins (1 1/4 to 1 3/4 inches), on cream wove paper, in excellent condition.
The reclining figure is Thomas Hart Benton, deMartelly's teacher and friend.
Reproduced: Under the Influence, The Students of Thomas Hart Benton, Marianne Berardi, The Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, 1993; The Prints of John S. deMartelly: 1903-1979, Bill North, Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, 1997.
Exhibited: 1939 New York World's Fair; 1939 Whitney Annual; Pressed In Time: American Prints 1905-1950, The Huntington Library and Art Gallery, San Marino, 2007-2008.
Selected for Fine Prints of the Year, 1938. First prize, graphic arts division, Midwestern Artists' Exhibition, 1939.
Collections: de Young and Legion of Honor museums of San Francisco, Harvard Art Museums, National Gallery of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, West Virginia University Art Collection, Yale University Art Gallery.