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Gargoyle Studies

20th century
80 x 79 mm (3.1 x 3.1 in.)

John Taylor Arms, American, (1887–1953)

Alternative title: Ugly Devil [and] Ugly Devil Eyes
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
Print impression quality: Excellent
Series: from Gargoyle Series (also in Miniature Series)
Edition: From edition of 100, printed by Frederick Reynolds. Number 12 from the Gargoyle Series, number 10 from the Miniature Series.
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right: “John Taylor Arms—1924”; inscribed in pencil, lower left: title; inscribed in plate, lower left: “Ugly Devil”; inscribed in plate, lower right: “Eyes”
Marks: Watermark: Hand Made
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: J.T. Arms
Bibliography: Fletcher 148; Karen F. Beall, American Prints in the Library of Congress (1970) 131; Arms 150.
Credit Line: Gift of the artist (hon. MA Wesleyan 1939), 1939
Accession Number: 1939.5.51

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  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • France - TGN 1000070
  • gargoyles - Waterspouts carved into grotesque figures and projecting from the roof gutters of buildings. [November 1993 descriptor moved. March 1993 descriptor moved. March 1991 scope note changed.]
  • Gothic (Medieval)

  • plate Dimensions: 80 x 79 mm (3.1 x 3.1 in.)

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