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The Shambles-- 1929, Lithograph.
Abrams 12. Edition not stated but small; only first state impression. Signed in pencil and annotated in the artist’s hand Trial Proof one copy only Nov 1929. Initialed JNR and dated 1929 in the stone, lower left; titled THE SHAMBLES in the stone, upper left.
Image size 14 1/4 x 13 5/8 inches (362 x 346 mm); sheet size 17 1/2 x 15 1/4 inches (444 x 387 mm).
A fine impression, on cream wove paper, with margins (5/8 to 2 inches); repaired 1/4 inch tears in the center left and right margin, away from the image, otherwise in good condition. Stamped center sheet, verso, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, with the inventory number 56.636.2 in pencil.
“In a disturbing evocation showing the aftermath of the 1929 stock market crash, the buildings of New York's financial district teeter and threaten to collapse upon a writhing horde of anguished investors.”
Collections: Smithsonian American Art Museum, National Gallery of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, National Museum of American History, Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium.