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Old Cedars – New Mexico-- 1920, Etching.

Seeber 218. Edition 40. Signed and annotated (c) George Elbert Burr Del. et Imp. in pencil. Initialed and dated in the plate, lower right. Initialed GB in the bottom right margin, in pencil. Annotated Trial ping (printing). Titled Old Cedar, New Mexico. $60.00 (40 prints) in the bottom left sheet edge.

Image size 9 3/4 x 11 3/4 inches (248 x 298 mm); sheet size 13 7/8 x 15 1/2 inches (352 x 394 mm).

A superb, richly-inked impression, on off-white wove paper; the full sheet with margins (1 1/2 to 2 inches), in excellent condition. Printed by the artist.

Collections: Detroit Institute of Arts Museum; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Northern Arizona.


North Boulder Creek, Colorado-- c. 1920, Etching.

Seeber 99. Edition not stated. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 3 13/16 x 6 15/16 inches (98 x 175 mm), sheet size 6 5/16 x 10 9/16 inches (160 x 268 mm).

A fine, luminous impression in dark sepia ink, with selectively wiped plate tone, on cream laid paper; wide margins (1 3/4 to 2 inches), in excellent condition.


Evening, Navajo Country, Arizona-- c. 1929, Drypoint and Etching.

Seeber 293. Edition 100. Signed and titled in pencil.

Image size 9 3/4 x 11 7/8 inches (248 x 302 mm); sheet size 13 3/8 x 15 1/2 inches (340 x 394 mm).

A superb, richly inked and luminous impression, with full margins (1 3/4 inch), on Arches cream laid paper. Original tape remains in the extreme top left and right sheet corners, otherwise in excellent condition.

In a letter dated Oct. 14, 1929, Burr wrote: “Evening, Navajo Country is intended to be a poem of twilight, in the great open dessert, and like a fine poem, doesn’t give all to one at once - I wished to put on copper the emotion I feel when out in the great open space, and the last glow of light touches with a parting caress, a soft billowy cloud - I played with this plate for a year, and put in it all I know as to a tonal finished plate. I never expect to do another plate like the Evening. It’s my final display of etching carried to the limit...I had the plate steeled so that I would have a hundred prints all alike in quality."

Collections: Arizona Capitol Museum, Museum of Northern Arizona.


Arizona, Desert Landscape, Nocturne, American Indian, Native American, Evening, Twlight, Sunset