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Joe Knoche Builds a Stone Wall
1942
Artist:Made by Mahonri Mackintosh Young , American, 1877 - 1957
Publisher:Published by American College Society of Print Collectors
Etching and drypoint on wove paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 7 13/16 x 12in. (19.8 x 30.5cm) Platemark (height x width): 7 13/16 x 12in. (19.8 x 30.5cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 1/4 x 14 5/16in. (26 x 36.4cm)
Credit Line: Library purchase
Description: Three men in overalls and caps are working at the right. One man lifts a stone. Another uses a mallet. A pick axe and a sledgehammer lean against a completed section of wall. Behind the wall, two men are plowing a field using a team of horses. A woman is hanging clothes on a clothesline. Two women are hoeing a garden. The wind is blowing. A frame house with dormers, a gambrel roof, and a chimney are in the background surrounded by trees and bushes. A small building, probably a shed, is at the right.
Subject Note: Joe Knoche had a farmhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut, where Mahonri Young also had a summer home. Technique Note: Plate was not wiped clean before printing, resulting in a faint even tone throughout the image. Traces of foul biting suggest that technique involves etching as well as drypoint. (Finlay 1/23/2002)
Inscription: On recto, inscribed in pencil, lower left, "To Dr. Marquis E. Reitzel. One of the numerous Trial Proofs made during work on your plate." On verso, accession number inscribed in pencil, lower right.
Object Number: 2001.78.0
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