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New York from the Staten Island Ferry

20th century
39 x 100 mm (1.5 x 3.9 in.)

John Taylor Arms, American, (1887–1953)

Alternative title: New York Skyline
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Drypoint on laid paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Series: from Miniature Series
Edition: Trial proof; 2 trial proofs; 1917 edition: 20; printed by Arms or Frederick Reynolds
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right: “John Taylor Arms/1917”; inscribed in pencil, lower left: “Trial proof,” title, and “This is my only drypoint—in fact, the only plate I have ever touched with a drypoint needle. J.T.A.”
Marks: Watermark: ENGLAND
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: J.T. arms
Bibliography: Fletcher 14 trial proofs; Karen F. Beall, American Prints in the Library of Congress (1970) 220; Arms 12.
Credit Line: Gift of the artist (hon. MA Wesleyan 1939), 1939
Accession Number: 1939.5.74

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  • cityscapes - Use for creative works that depict settlements that may be considered cities. For creative works depicting settlements that may be considered towns, use "townscapes (representations)." For images that are more documentary than creative, prefer
  • ferries - Use for vessels that transport passengers, vehicles, or bulk goods across rivers, bays, or other small bodies of water, usually on regular schedules.
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  • New York City - TGN 7007567 (“New York” preferred, “New York City” display; retained “City” for clarity)
  • Northeastern United States - TGN 4011496 (general region): The term typically refers to New England and the northern Atlantic seaboard, including Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
  • transportation

  • plate Dimensions: 39 x 100 mm (1.5 x 3.9 in.)

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