Etching (5 5/8" by 7 1/2", 13 1/2" by 15" in pleasing old gold framing), titled on reverse label "Fishermen's Houses Saint Tropez", (French Riviera), pencil signed in the margin by listed California artist REGINALD WILMER VAUGHAN (1870-1958). The etching likely dates to about the 1930's or 1940's, I believe. Vaughan was born in Boston of blue blood stock (relatives were with George Washington at Valley Forge). He came to California in 1890, ranching in San Diego, then moving to Santa Barbara in 1911. From his home/studio at 316 E. Los Olivos St. there, (old historical part of town, the street running in front of the famous mission), he worked his etchings, improving his skills by virtue of study with his neighbor Edward Borein. Vaughan remained in Santa Barbara until nearly the time of his death in the late 1950's. This work has normal paper browning/yellowing, though it is not as intense as the photos might suggest. On the reverse is an original label of the Faulkner Memorial Art Gallery of Anacapa Street in old Santa Barbara, with the artist's name, address and the title written by hand. Allow for a few glass reflections in the images.
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