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Charles Adams Platt, etching, "Hartford Bridge"

Charles Adams Platt, etching, "Hartford Bridge"


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Directory: Fine Art: Prints: Etchings: Pre 1900: Item # 1365378
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Charles Adams Platt, American, 1861-1933, "Hartford Bridge," etching, plate measures 11 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches on 19 1/2 x 25 1/4 inch handmade Japan paper. Drypoint from 1885. Catalog: Rice 70. An etching of the covered bridge with the Statehouse in the distance. Pencil signed in the lower right, plate signed, titled, and dated in the lower left. This print has good plate toning and a rich drypoint burr. C. A. Platt was born in New York and studied art at the National Academy of Design, the Art Students League and the Academie Julian. He was a very successful painter and etcher, known for his delicately rendered New England landscapes and harbor scenes. He was also a very talented architect and a member of the Saint-Gaudens Art Colony in Cornish, NH.