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    Sale 2456 | Lot 21
    Estimate: $4,000 - $6,000
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    • Sale 2456 Lot 21

      DOX THRASH (1893 - 1965)
      Rugged Homes.

      Carborundum mezzotint and etching on cream wove paper, circa 1944-46. 305x229 mm; 12x9 inches, wide (full ?) margins. Signed in pencil, lower right.

      There is visible in the house a faint printing from Thrash's 1941 aquatint Shipfitters - see Ittmann fig. 78. Thrash apparently cut down and re-used the copper plate without completely burnishing out the previous etching.

      We have found only one other record of this extremely scarce print - another impression was sold at Swann Auction Galleries on April 7, 2016. Ittmann was unable to locate an impression; he reproduces the print's illustration from Cedric Dover's American Negro Art. Ittmann 119: Dover pl .44.

      Estimate $4,000 - 6,000