Linn Bridge. 1922. Etching. Comstock 29.iii/iv. 6 3/16 x 5 1/16 (sheet 10 7/16 x 17). Edition 40 in this state (total 61 proofs). Illustrated: Salaman, Modern Masters of Etching ; Print Collector's Quarterly 11 (1924): 107. A fine impression printed on antique cream laid paper. 'DP' (Dover House Press) stamp in ink, lower right . Signed in pencil. $1,750.
The subject is the central part of The Pool, Comstock 10, with alterations and additions.
According to Comstock "The artist commented, in a letter to Russell Alexanser: 'Nov. 30th, 1922. I have been, & am this morning again, busy on final touches to Linn Bridge. It has gone on getting further & further from the Salaman-McBey notions of what etchings should be, but it has become more & more the sort of place I should like to see; & also more & more, I hope, the sort of 'work of art' that you and old S.P. would like. I find myself so keen to realize the last shade of feeling on the copper that I've ceased to care how the effect is obtained, except that I won't use artificial tone" (p. 135).
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