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November Evening - - 1946, Etching.
Retif and Salzer 24. Edition 250. Signed and titled in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, beneath the image, lower right; titled in the plate, beneath the image, lower left.
Image size 8 3/4 x 11 13/16 inches (222 x 300 mm); sheet size 11 15/16 x 15 7/8 inches (303 x 403 mm).
A superb, luminious impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 3/8 to 2 inches), in excellent condition.
"Benton and I were sketching along this Arkansas road when this old guy rode by. He mistook us for surveyors and allowed as how this road could use some fixing. I also did a painting of this subject which was accepted in the Artists For Victory juried exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum in New York." –Jackson Lee Nesbitt, from Jackson Lee Nesbitt, Stone and Press, 1993.
November Evening...is Nesbitt at his best; the print is suggestive of the season, the time of day, the mood of earth and sky.” –Albert Reese, American Prize Prints of the 20th Century, 1949.
Awarded the Richard Comyn Eames Prize, Society of American Etchers, 1946.
Reproduced: American Prize Prints of the 20th Century, Albert Reese, American Artists Group Inc., New York, 1949; and in American Prints in the LIbrary of Congress, The John Hopkins Press, 1970.
Collections: Ackland Art Museum, Albright-Knox Museum, Carnegie Museum of Art, Columbus Museum of Art, Library of Congress, Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, University of Syracuse Art Museum, Toledo Museum of Art.
The Mathew W. Johnston Family - - 1990, Lithograph.
Retif and Salzer 39. Edition 250. Signed, dated, titled and numbered 167/250 in pencil. Signed in the stone, upper right.
Image size 9 7/16 x 12 7/16 inches (243 x 316 mm); sheet size 12 1/4 x 15 inches (311 x 381 mm).
A fine, rich impression, on cream wove paper, with full margins (1 3/16 to 1 1/2 inches), in excellent condition.
Printed by Wayne Kline at Rolling Stone Press with the two blindstamps in the bottom margin, center.
Ex-collection Bill Pelletier, with his collector's stamp verso. This impression exhibited: Jackson Lee Nesbitt, Prints from the Collection of S. William and Leona Pelletier, Georgia Museum of Art, March 30 - June 13, 1999.