Davison Art Center, Wesleyan University

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The Old Violin,

Color lithograph (chromolithograph) on wove paper

Print impression quality: Very good

Dimensions (Image): 890 x 610 mm (35 x 24 in.)

Inscribed, lower edge: “Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1887 by the Donaldson Art Sign Co. Publishers, Cov. Ky.”

Edition: Published by Donaldson Art Sign Co., Covington, Kentucky. An 1887 edition of the print was published by Frank Tuchfarber, who had purchased Harnett’s painting at the 13th Cincinnati Industrial Exposition. Marzio (148) states that the 17 plates may have been reprinted by Tuchfarber for Donaldson or that Donaldson (in nearby Covington) may have purchased the right to the stones from Tuchfarber, following the first edition.

Accession number: 1995.41.3

Friends of the Davison Art Center funds, 1995

Bibliography: Marzio, Democratic Art (1979), pp. 146–148; reproduced in plate 97 (Tuchfarber edition); see object file.

Work Type: print

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