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Mending His Roof

ca. 1930-1940
20th century
207 x 185 mm (8.1 x 7.3 in.)

Orville Houghton Peets, American, (1884–1968)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on wove paper
Print impression quality: Very good
Edition: Trial proof; edition was 60 plus stage proofs
Marks: Signed in pencil, lower right: “O.H.P.”; inscribed in pencil, center left: “Proof”; inscribed in pencil across lower margin: “Almost ‘dry’ print. If examined under magnifying glass it will be seen that the beginning and sometimes the end of each line is a very sharp point. This is where the graver goes into the copper. On etching the line is one of about equal width”
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1946
Accession Number: 1946.D1.158b

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  • genre - Use for pictorial representations, which may be in various media, that represent scenes or events from everyday life; usually used with another term such as "paintings" or "prints." [April 1991 descriptor moved.]
  • labor - Usage in the sense of physical work
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  • plate Dimensions: 207 x 185 mm (8.1 x 7.3 in.)

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