Desert Night. 1926. Etching and aquatint. Seeber 187. 9 5/8 x 7 3/8 (sheet 11 5/8 x 10 5/8) Edition 40, #23. Series: Desert set. Illustrated: American Etchers: George Elbert Burr. A beautiful impression printed on simili-Japan paper. Signed and titled in pencil. $2,500.
Desert Twilight, Arizona. Etching and drypoint. Seeber 318. 4 3/4 x 6 3/4 (sheet 8 3/4 x 11 1/8). A glowing impression printed in greenish dark-blue ink on pale cream colored wove paper. Signed and titled in pencil. $1,650.
Ober Steinberg, Suisse. c. 1901. Watercolor on paper. 9 1/4 x 13 1/2. Signed, lower left; titled, lower right.Housed in an archival French mat and a 16 1/4 x 19 1/2-inch silver leaf frame. $1,500.
A Sandstorm on the Little Colorado River, Arizona. 1920. Soft-ground etching. Seeber 189. 6 7/8 x 9 3/4 (sheet 9 5/8 x 13). Edition 40, #6. Series: Desert Set. Illustrated: American Etchers: George Elbert Burr; McCauley, "George Elbert Burr's Etchings of the Desert; " International Studio 83 (March, 1922). Printed in grey-brown ink on cream wove paper. Signed, titled, numbered and annotated 'del et imp' in pencil, indicating a proof etching and printed by Burr himself. $1,000.
A Sandstorm on the Little Colorado River, Arizona. 1920. Watercolor on watercolor board. Study for Seeber 189. 10 3/8 x 14 1/4. Signed lower left; titled verso. $3,500.
George Elbert Burr worked as an illustrator for several New York magazines: Harper's, Cosmopolitan, and Frank Leslie's Weekly Newspaper. His work for Leslie's allowed him to travel coast to coast in America, indulging his passion for landscapes. Burr set out on a European journey in 1896, and traveled for almost five years. After his travels, Burr moved to Colorado and later Arizona, and made prints depicting the monumental deserts and mountains of the American Southwest.
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