Sep 19, 2017 - Sale 2454

Sale 2454 - Lot 144

Estimate: $ 2,500 - $ 3,500
Hell Hole.

Etching and aquatint, 1917. 204x253 mm; 8x10 inches, wide margins. Second state (of 2). Edition of 110. Signed, titled and inscribed "100 proofs" in pencil, lower margin. A very good impression.

This etching represents the back room of Wallace's, a New York bar popular with the actors and artists of Greenwich Village, at Sixth Avenue and West 4th Street. Notable figures pictured in the etching are Eu
gene O'Neill (background upper right), Peggy O'Neill, no relation to the former (seated at the table beside Eugene O'Neill), René Lacoste (right center) and Charles Ellis (left foreground). Morse 186....