Manhattan Nocturne. 1938. Etching and drypoint. Kraeft 70. 7 1/8 x 11 7/8 (sheet 10 1/2 x 15 1/4). Edition 100. Presentation Print of the Society of American Etchers, 1938. Provenance: estate of David Llewellyn Reese, New York. A rich early impression, on cream laid paper with full margins. Exhibited and Reproduced: The American Scene: Prints from Hopper to Pollock, Stephen Coppel: The British Museum, 2008. Signed and dated in the plate, lower left. Signed in pencil. Housed in a stunning 15 5/8 x 20 3/8 modernist wood frame. $2,000.
According to Landeck, in the late 1930's he lived on the corner of University Place and 8th Street. This view of the Manufactures Trust building was seen from Landeck's window. At that time, the bank was located on University Place.
In 1974 the artist extensively reworked this plate with engraving and retitled it Manufacturer’s Trust (Kraeft 127).
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