Etching titled at lower left within the plate line in pencil "Dans le Vieux Carre New Orleans", signed within the plate line at lower right 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 Louisiana, 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 excellent condition (not examined out of the frame). Presently the print is under non-glare glass which tends to dull detail, so the detail is actually sharper than the photos would indicate. Measurements are 9 1/2" by 9 1/2" inside the mat, 15 3/4" by 17" in simple black strip 1960's/1970's frame. A very attractive, sharp print of always popular subject matter. If this imagery were by the better-known South Carolina etchers Elizabeth O'Neil Verner, or Alfred Hutty, the price would be considerably higher; the quality is comparable, but the market values the artists differently.
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