Etching titled "THE GREEN SHUTTER NEW ORLEANS", signed with initials in the plate and in pencil by the artist in margin, the sheet 9 7/8" by 7 3/4", framed as found in narrow black strip frame of the period. Buell was a noted woman etcher, active from the 1920's through the late 1950's. Born in Illinois, she received some art training at Oberlin College in Ohio, and further study at the Art Students League in New York and with famed etcher Martin Lewis. Buell's work was exhibited at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the 1933/34 Century of Progress Exposition there. She spent time at her studio in Woodstock, Vermont and a winter studio in Sanibel, Florida. Evidently, judging from the number of etchings that she created of New Orleans scenes, she managed to spend a considerable amount of time there as well; this is one of those images. The artist is listed in the Dictionary of Women Artists and other reference works. The etching image is in excellent condition, but the sheet is bearing an old water stain at right as shown. I would recommend new tight matting which would readily hide this.
ALICE STANDISH BUELL (1892-1964) pencil signed etching of New Orleans courtyard by noted American printmaker