1929 Aquatone Alfred Hutty United States Capitol Washington DC Government XAU7

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This is an original 1929 tipped-in monochrome aquatone of an etching, "The Capitol, Washington."

CONDITION

This 82+ year old Item is rated Near Mint +. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please Note: the word "Repro" appears in the bottom left margin of the print.

  • Product Type: Original Aquatone Print; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint +
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7.5 x 7.5 inches; 19 x 19 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)

Period Paper is pleased to offer a collection of beautiful 1929 tipped-in aquatones of original etchings and dry points by Alfred Hutty. Produced with the aquatone process, which employs a photosensitized gelatin and fine halftone screen, each piece deftly and delicately captures the nuanced line and tone of the original etchings and drypoints, and are exceptionally printed on a cream, medium-weight woven stock that is tipped-in on lightweight, off-white stock.

This piece was illustrated by Hutty, Alfred. Artist signature in print - bottom right of image.

Hutty, Alfred

Alfred Hutty (1877 - 1954) was an American artist and central figure in the Charleston Renaissance. Born in Grand Haven, Michigan, Hutty grew up in Kansas City and Leavenworth, Kansas. When he was fifteen years of age, Hutty earned an art scholarship and passionately pursued his interest in art.

Working as a stained glass designer in Kansas City and St. Louis (while attending the St. Louis School of Art), Hutty was inspired by the work of landscape and genre painter Birge Harrison, devoting himself to painting and relocating to Woodstock, New York to study under Harrison. Having established himself as a regular resident of the Art Students League summer art colony, Hutty continued to design stained glass for studios in New York City. In 1919, Hutty visited Charleston, South Carolina, returning from 1920 to 1924 to teach at the Gibbes Museum art school, becoming a founding member of the EtcherÕs Club in 1923 and thereafter seasonally dividing his time between homes and studios in Woodstock and Charleston. It was in Charleston that Hutty became friends an collaborators with various printmakers and cultural leaders, including John Bennett and DuBose Heyward.

Throughout the 1920s, Hutty developed and refined a technical and artistic competence of printmaking and in the following decades became nationally known as a printmaker. His work is a combination of his varied artistic origins, including the social realism of the Midwest and the picturesque landscapes of his time in Woodstock and Charleston. Hutty was a deft artist in the both the mediums of paint and printmaking, though his style in each retained and exploited the unique characteristics available to each. A master of line, HuttyÕs printmaking work often disavows value in favor of rendering character and spatial relationships in purely linear terms, focusing on the themes of architecture, trees and landscape.

Hutty was a member of various organizations, including the British Society of Graphic Arts, the Print Society of England, the American Watercolor Society and the National Arts Club, and was the recipient of numerous awards and recognitions, including the Frank G. Logan Prize and Medal (International Exhibition, Chicago Society of Etchers, 1924), the Scarab Club Gold Medal (Painting and Etching, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1923) and the Austin A. Howe Prize (Etching, Detroit Institute of Arts, 1926). He has been represented in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions throughout the United States and world, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the Biliothèque Nationale of France, the New York Public Library and the Gibbes Art Gallery (Charleston, South Carolina). Hutty died in 1954.

Keywords specific to this image: American Government, Cityscape, Architecture, National Mall, William Thornton, National Historic Landmark

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