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Stephen Parrish, Etching, "Low Tide, Bay of Fundy" 1881

Stephen Parrish, Etching, "Low Tide, Bay of Fundy" 1881


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Directory: Fine Art: Prints: Etchings: Pre 1900: Item # 1258572
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Stephen Parrish, American, 1846-1938, "Low Tide, Bay of Fundy". This is a very fine atmospheric etching of fishermen's houses along the Canadian coastline, with two small children playing on a boat in the foreground. The image size is 11 3/4 x 18 3/4 inches, published in 1881, cat: Schneiderman- 64, signed and titled in the plate. Stephen Parrish was one of the leading American etchers of the late 19th century, known for his atmospheric images of the rugged New England and Nova Scotia coastlines. This etching is one of Parrish's finest prints; in his 1886 book 'Etching in America', J.R.W. Hitchcock wrote, "Nothing that Mr. Parrish has done, however, seems to be more vigorous than his 'Low Tide, Bay of Fundy.' With the strong lines of stranded vessels outstanding against a brilliant sky, balanced by quaint houses on the shore, and with another touch added in the expressive figures on the beach." This etching features a very rich impression in warm toned ink with ample margins.