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Alonzo C. Webb
Bridges of Florence

1929

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Alonzo C. Webb, 'Bridges of Florence', etching, 1929, edition 100. Signed and titled in pencil. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. A superb, richly-inked impression, in warm black ink, on cream wove paper, with full margins (2 to 3 1/2 inches), in excellent condition. Image size 10 3/8 x 13 1/8 inches (264 x 333 mm); sheet size 15 x 19 7/8 inches (381 x 505 mm). Archivally matted to museum standards, unframed. Ex-collection Kennedy Galleries, New York. ABOUT THE ARTIST Alonzo C. Webb (1888-1975) was an esteemed American etcher, architect, painter, and illustrator. Webb studied art at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Students League of New York. In the First World War, he served with the American Engineering Force in France, first as a sergeant and then as a commissioned second lieutenant. After the war, in 1918, he concluded his education at the American Expeditionary Forces Art Training Center in Bellevue, France. During the 1920s and 1930s, Webb lived and worked in Paris and the United States. He produced an extensive oeuvre of beautifully rendered images of historic French and Italian architecture and views of American cities, including New York, Chicago, and Pittsburgh. Many of Webb's European works were published and exhibited by the Marcel Guiot Gallery, Paris. Webb was a member of the American Art Association of Paris and the Beaux-Arts Architects. His etchings are included in the collections of The Art Institute of Chicago; Five Colleges and Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium, National Gallery of Art, New York Public Library, San Diego Museum of Art, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Yale University Art Gallery, and in the collections of the Government of France; the City of Paris, and the Bibliotheque Nationale (Paris).
  • Creator:
    Alonzo C. Webb (1888 - 1975, American)
  • Creation Year:
    1929
  • Dimensions:
    Height: 10.38 in (26.37 cm)Width: 13.13 in (33.36 cm)
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  • Gallery Location:
    Myrtle Beach, SC
  • Reference Number:
    Seller: 1008741stDibs: LU532310019172
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