Augusta Rathbone, American, 1897-1990, "Ville Franche, French Riviera". A vibrant color etching and aquatint of the French Riviera by American artist Augusta Rathbone, image size 10 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches, c. 1935, artist proof, pencil signed, framed. Augusta Rathbone grew up in San Francisco and graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, then traveled to France to continue her studies. She was known for her brightly colored landscapes and city scenes of France and the West Coast of the United States. She exhibited her work at the Paris Salon in the 1930s and in a solo exhibition at the San Francisco Museum of Art in 1940, as well as in numerous galleries across the United States.