From his French Church Series #40, this 1939 etching by John Taylor Arms measures 14 1/2 x 12 inches, pencil signed l.r., inscribed on l.l., 1939, edition of 312, cat: Fletcher-317. Arms won the Artist Member Prize, Annual Exhibition, Baltimore Water Color Club, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland, in 1939. It took the artist around 1,000 hours to etch the extraordinary detail. One of Arms most coveted images. John Taylor Arms was one of the foremost American printmakers of the 20th century, known for his exquisite compositions and exacting details which gave his etchings a very realistic, almost photographic appearance.