Here is a nice Don Swann etching for your buying consideration. Would make a great gift for a special occasion, or keep for yourself!
The vintage etching was done by Don Swann, a Maryland artist. The etching is of the US Capitol Building Steps in the foreground with the Washington Monument in the background. This is a limited edition etching being number #147 of only 300 that were issued. The piece probably dates to the 1930s to 1940s.
Not sure if the paper has browned or like that to begin with. No watermarks, tears, or repairs. The matting around the etching in the frame is wavy from not being laid down tightly and the matting has some minor brown marking on it.Was framed by the Woodward Lothrop Gallery in Washington, DC per the tag on the back of the frame. The coloring in the pics is not quite right, more and antique white background, not the pinkish coming thru.
The etching is framed in a black colored wood frame with a gold inside border. The glass is intact over the etching, no cracking or blistering. The paper backing is still on the back of the frame, shows some wear. No hanging wire or hook on the frame.
A brief biography of this artist;
American artist, Don Swann, made his home in Baltimore, studied in Munich, Germany and Italy. Well known for his historic Americana; ships, trees, U.S. Navy series, schools, and Universities, his later subjects included many in color. Work has been advertised and exhibited in many cities in the United States and forms part of the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, Mrs. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Franklin D. Roosevelt, U.S. Naval Museum, J. P. Morgan, Congressional Library, and other prominent collectors and connoisseurs. The Smithsonian Institute acquired 33 original etchings for the Division of Graphic Arts. He passed away in 1954.
The framed Swann Etching in frame is 14-5/8" tall, by 11-5/8" across, by 7/16" wide. The etching showing thru the frame is 7.5" tall by 5-1/8" across. Let us know if you have any questions or need additional pictures. Don’t be shy to make an offer, we are always open to reasonable suggestions.
We have another Don Swann etching of Washington DC for sale separately in our online store. See listing # 122792539813 to view that item.
Make sure that this item meets your needs and requirements before deciding to acquire it. The item can be returned, there is a 10% restocking fee to do so. So, please carefully review all the attached pictures, ask all the questions you have, come see in person or send a friend to see the item on your behalf, prior to deciding to acquire it.
This Antique Etching can be shipped to you or for local pickup in Wilmington DE.
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