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1918 Print George Wharton Edwards Metz Bridge Spire Church Pont Basses XGDA8

1918 Print George Wharton Edwards Metz Bridge Spire Church Pont Basses XGDA8

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This is an original 1918 color print of an illustration by impressionist painter George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950). Educated in Paris and Antwerp, Edwards also wrote and illustrated several books on travel and was a member of the Cos Cob Art Colony in Greenwich, Connecticut. This print depicts the Pont des Basses-Grilles, an old bridge in Metz, located in Lorraine, France. In the distance, the spire of the Metz cathedral peeps over the trees.

CONDITION

This 93+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Color Print; Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6 x 8.75 inches; 15 x 22 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 Edwards, George Wharton. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

George Wharton Edwards

George Wharton Edwards (1859-1950) was an American artist hailing from Fair Haven, Connecticut. He was most recognized for his paintings, illustrations, fresco murals, Plein Air paintings and mosaics, as well as his impressionism and realism styles. His works primarily centered on architecture, cityscapes, figures, genre, landscapes, portraits, Native American culture, gardens, marine and nautical, and historical subjects. EdwardsÕ art has been exhibited at the Corcoran Gallery of Washington D. C., the Louisiana Purchase Exposition (also known as the St. Louis WorldÕs Fair of 1904), the Art Institute of Chicago, the Paris Salons, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts and more. He was also affiliated with the Boston Art Club, the National Academy of Design, the American Water Color Society, the Brooklyn Art Association, the Society of Illustrators and the National Arts Club. Later, Edwards served as an illustrator for CollierÕs Magazine.

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