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The Sign

20th century
169 x 76 mm (6.7 x 3 in.)

John Taylor Arms, American, (1887–1953)

Alternative title: The Sign, Au Bon Cafe [and] L’Enseigne
Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Etching on laid paper
State: Sixth of six states
Print impression quality: Excellent with plate tone
Edition: 75; printed by Frederick Reynolds. Commenced in 1917, finished in 1919.
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right: “John Taylor Arms—1919”; inscribed, lower left: title
Marks: Watermark: Crown over shield with scrolls and circle
Provenance / Collectors' Marks: J.T. Arms
Bibliography: Fletcher 17 vi/vi; Karen F. Beall, American Prints in the Library of Congress (1970) 320; Arms 15.
Credit Line: Gift of the artist (hon. MA Wesleyan 1939), 1939
Accession Number: 1939.5.118

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  • Gothic (Medieval)

  • plate Dimensions: 169 x 76 mm (6.7 x 3 in.)

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