1907 Wood Engraving Ernest Peixotto Stradone Guardhouse Ragusa Dubrovnik XGIA5

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This is an original 1907 monochrome wood engraving of "The Stradone and Guard-house, Ragusa" by Ernest C. Peixotto.

Depicted is the Stradun or Placa of Dubrovnik, Croatia (Ragusa). It is the main street and is paved with limestone. It runs through the Old Town section of Dubrovnik.

CONDITION

This 104+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects.Light scuff - top left corner. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Engraving; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 5.25 x 7 inches; 13 x 18 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

This piece was illustrated by Peixotto, Ernest Clifford. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Peixotto, Ernest Clifford

Ernest Clifford Peixotto (1869 - 1940) was an American artist, illustrator, and author. He is most well known for his travel literature and murals. Peixotto was a frequent contributor to Scribner's Magazine. He studied art at the Mark Hopkins Institute of Art before traveling to France in 1888 where he studied at the Accadémie Julian under Jean-Joseph Benjamin-Constant and Jules Joseph Lefebvre. Peixotto returned to the United States in 1894, joining the staff of Scribner's Magazine in New York, before returning to France for work relating to the magazine. During this period, Peixotto illustrated Theodore Roosevelt's Life of Oliver Cromwell. During World War I, he became the director of the United States Army's art-training center, which subsequently merged with the École des Beaux-Arts in 1923. Following the merger, Pleixotto remained as the chair of the school's American Committee while simultaneously serving as the director of New York's Beaux-Arts Institute of Design's mural department. Peixotto was active in the arts community until the time of his death, serving as president of the National Society of Mural Painters (1929-35), president of the School Art League of New York (1936-40), as a member of the Art Commission of New York City (1935-40), and was the director of murals for the 1939 New York World's Fair. Peixotto died in 1940.

Keywords specific to this image: Art, Limestone Street, Cobblestone, Tower, Walls of Dubrovnik

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