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John Taylor Arms
Precious Stones; Église Notre Dame - Les Andelys

1946

About the Item

A signed impression from the artist's own collection. Kansas City: Miniature Print Society, 1946. Etching on antique cream laid paper, 3 5/15 x 1 7/8 inches (84 x 49 mm), full margins. Signed by the artist and with a "#" in pencil the area of the left margin. A proof impression aside from the edition of 260 printed by David Strang for the Miniature Print Society, Kansas City, Mo. With the John Taylor Arms collection ink stamp in black on the lower-center margin on the recto. Mounting tape tabs at the top right and left corners (well outside of image area), as well as some marginal toning. There is a 19th century inscription in brown ink on the verso which predates the impression. Miniature series, no. 34. [Fletcher 398]. Paper: Arms was typical of the artists of this period - he was obsessed with paper, a mania for collecting paper that could/would improve an edition. The quantity he left after his death, distributed by his wife to fellow artists, witnesses his love for finely made paper -paper interesting because of texture, color, distinctive weave. The earliest paper known to have been used by Arms came from a Baptismal Register Kirchen Ordnung, The Reformed Church, Middletown, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, 1708, bought in a bookshop in Philadelphia. His early prints, 1915-1919, evidence paper taken from old books with gilded edges. Some prints appear on stationary from the Cisalpine Napoleonic Italy, still bearing the estampe of the office or department; others carry penned ink page numbers, taken from old ledgers of the Eighteenth Century-all beautiful shades of grey, blue and green, handmade, ribbed and otherwise. Some of his color aquatints were printed on full sheets of heavy chine or Japanese vellum, giving a sense of luxury in the richness of the stock and the width of the margins. There was a myriad of modern papers gleaned in England, France, Italy and the United States. -William Dolan Fletcher, A Man For All Times, p. 15.
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