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Roth Home, West Redding, Connecticut: Summer Day after Rain. c. 1920. Oil on canvas. 20 x 24 (framed 26 3/8 x 30 3/8). Signed, lower right. Roth dramatically achieves the effect of haze and heat on a summer afternoon. $3,500.
The Plaza View from Central Park South. Oil drawing on panel. 9 x 10 (framed 11 3/4 x 17 1/2). Original frame, with remnants of a Salmagundi Club exhibition label. Provenance: Roth's studio. Unsigned. $700.
Portion of the Jungfrau from Grindelwald. Oil on canvas. 20 x 24 (framed 27 x 30 3/4). Signed, lower right. This is possibly a view from the Lötschen Valley (Lötschental) near Kandersteg in the Swiss Alps. This is a large, impressive painting. $3,600.
Grim Florence. 1907. Etching. American Etchers 18. 9 x 11 1/2 (sheet 11 x 12 3/4). llustrated: International Studio 1914, vol. 54, p.13. Exhibited: Panama-Pacific International Exposition, San Francisco, 1915. A fine impression with rich tonal wiping, printed on cream laid paper. Signed, titled and annotated 'Firenze 07' in pencil. $475.
The Iron Grill, Venice. 1913. Etching. American Etchers 43. 10 3/8 x 7 3/4 (sheet 14 2/4 x 11 13/16). Edition 100. A very rich impression with plate tone, printed on cream laid paper with wide margins. Collector's seal verso: Viola and Remig Papp (not in Lugt). Signed, dated and titled in pencil Illustrated: Eric Denker, Reflections & Undercurrents: Ernest Roth and Printmaking in Venice, 1900-1940. Collector's seal verso: Viola and Reming Papp (not in Lugt). Signed, dated and titled in pencil. $475.
Ernest David Roth was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1879 and, at the age of five, immigrated with his parents to the United States. He studied painting at the National Academy of Design under George Maynard and Edgar Ward and at the New York School of Art under F. Luis Mora. Roth was a regular contributor to shows at the National Academy and the Pennsylvania Academy. In his painting and etching, Roth concentrated on simple architectural views, rarely including people in his scenes. He has received awards from the Salmagundi Club in 1911, 1912, 1915, 1917 and 1918, from the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1914 and 1936, from the Society of American Etchers in 1935 and from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1930. He received a silver medal for etching and a bronze medal for painting at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915.
Roth was a master printer as well as etcher, and he printed etchings for other artist, notably John Sloan. He also printed William Blake's large etching of The Pilgrimage to Canterbury.
He lived and worked in Manhattan, and subsequently moved to West Redding, Connecticut.
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