Etching of a Chicago landmark, the Museum of Science and Industry, signed in the plate at lower left and dated there 1931 by the listed English-born artist who worked in a number of geographical areas of the United States, LEON PESCHERET (1892-1971). States in which the artist worked include Virginia, Tennessee, South Carolina, Wisconsin (where he lived for quite some time), Illinois, and notably, Arizona and the Southwest. This is a fine etching by a talented graphic artist who was especially known for his advanced color etching techniques. He also worked in oil, watercolor and sculpture, but it seems that the etchings are responsible for his art legacy. Pescheret was a member of the Chicago Society of Etchers and the Palette and Chisel Club of Chicago. This example appears to be in very good condition (not examined out of the frame), with even paper oxidation; but, in the old style, the mat has been laid down (affixed) on top of it. Peeking inside, I don't see a visible pencil signature, though it could be under the glued down portion of the mat. Measurements are 7 1/4" inside the mat, 12 1/2" by 16 1/2" as framed.
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