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Sale 2476 Lot 3
CHARLES RUSSELL LOOMIS (1857-1936) HILLYER INSTITUTE / INDUSTRIAL AND COMMERCIAL EDUCATION. 1895.
42x14 inches, 106 3/4x35 1/2 cm. R.S. Peck & Co., [Hartford.]
Condition A / A-: minor repaired tears in margins; creases in margins and image and along horizontal fold. Hand-signed and inscribed by the artist in black ink.
The Hillyer Institute grew out of the Hartford, Connecticut YMCA in 1893 dedicated to providing working men with access to evening classes in many different fields of study. One of their earlier brochures explained that their mission "shall be to promote manual, industrial, commercial, and art education - in art, more especially in useful arts - and to inculcate habits of industry and thrift." This Arts and Crafts image is signed "C.R. Loomis," a watercolorist who was active in Hartford, although the style seems nothing like his work. The inscription, signed by William Macey Stone, who rendered Loomis' design onto the woodblock, reads, "One of eleven copies on laid paper in orange & black Dec 20 95."
Estimate $400 - 600Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $1,000