French Canal and American Cranes (Mount Hope). 1912. Lithograph. Wuerth 219. 16 15/15 x 22 1/4 (sheet 18 15/16 x 25). Panama Canal series #1. Edition 50. A rich, well-inked printing on 'Fabriano Italy' countermarked laid paper, on the full sheet with deckle edges. Signed in pencil. $975.
Pennell describes the image, "Near Mount Hope, which -- for the French -- should be called the Slough of Despond, or the Lake of Despair, is a hugh swamp about a mile or so from Colon on the left bank of the FrenchCanal, seen on the right of the lithograph. This swamp is now filled with all sorts of abandoned French machinery. Dredges, locomotives, and even what seem to be lock gates, show amid the palms in the distance."
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