Wonderful 19th c. sepia toned etching by American artist Thomas Waterman Wood, entitled: "His Own Doctor." This interesting subject etching is signed, dated, and perfect. It measures (overall paper size): 19" X 15". Sight size of engraving (not including pencil signature) is: 11 7/8" X 7 15/16". It is signed inside the engraving, and in pencil, artist's signature on bottom left. Piece is in excellent condition. No tears, folds, creases, and foxing only on the border (which would go under a matte anyway). Has catalog provenance that reads: Thomas Waterman Wood. American (1823-1903). His Own Doctor, etching, 1883, Beall 2, as published for the deluxe edition of Koehler's "Original Etchings by American Artists." 11 7/8" X 7 15/16 in., 301 x 202 mm. Signed in pencil. A fine impression on japon paper, in fine condition with full margins. $375.THOMAS WATERMAN WOOD was one of America's first artists to considered the African American man a worthy subject to be portrayed in their own right, and not as accessory figures to white masters. Spending time in the South immediately preceding and during the Civil War, Wood was sympathetic to the emancipation of the slaves.
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