Feb 13, 2014 - Sale 2338

Sale 2338 - Lot 39

Price Realized: $ 10,625
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 7,000 - $ 10,000
DOX THRASH (1892 - 1965)

Aquatint on cream wove paper, circa 1941. 265x190 mm; 10 1/2x7 1/2 inches, wide (full?) margins. Signed and titled in pencil, lower margin.

We have found only three other impressions of this print - in the collections of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Free Library of Philadelphia and the Illinois State Museum of Art, Springfield, IL.

This scarce WPA-era print with inky plate edges is a great example of the artist's skill with aquatint. Ittmann describes this print as "a beautiful study of light glinting off the geometrical shapes and patterns of the industrial workplace, with diminutive workers in the foreground." There is another known version of this print - a drypoint proof with just the lines of the docks and with no figures. Ittmann 65.