Etching on paper, 8" by 7 3/4" inside the mat (16 1/4" by 13 1/2" as framed), the subject an antiques shop in an urban setting, pencil signed at lower right by the well listed and accomplished American artist EARL HORTER (1881-1940). I believe the title of this might well be "Ye Olde Curiosity Shoppe". Horter was born in the Philadelphia area and is generally most closely associated with that area but he traveled widely, becoming widely known for his etched images of simply urban or historical scenes in major American cities, and some European ones as well. Self-taught, he took some etching classes at age 22, and became a member of the Society of Illustrators at a young age. He exhibited at the Panama Pacific Exhibition in 1915, the Art Institute of Chicago in 1932, and several times at the Philadelphia Print Club during the 1930's . Horter painted modern paintings of the urban scene, but is perhaps still best known for his etchings. The Philadelphia Museum of Art held an exhibition of the artist's works in 1999. See the net for more information on Horter and images of his works. I have not opened this to view outside the frame but the condition appears to be good, with just a little foxing in the margins. .
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