Ernest D. Roth Original Pencil Signed Etching Bridge at Zaragoza Spain 1943

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Bridge at Zargoza, Spain is a Limited Edition architectural etching by American artist and printmaker, Ernest David Roth - (1879-1964). This original 1943 work is signed and. numbered in pencil by the artist.

Title: Bridge at Zaragoza, Spain
Artist: Ernest David Roth - (1879-1964) - American artist
Technique: Original Etching
Signature: Signed and dated in pencil by the artist, and signed, titled, and dated in the plate.
Date Published: 1943
Edition: From a Limited Edition of about 100.
Dimensions: Sheet size - 12-3/8 x 13-1/4 inches, Image size - 9-1/2 x 10 inches.
Condition: Very Good condition with only some old mounting tape in the corners. Without age toning, foxing, creases, or tears.
References: An example of this print is in the collection of the University of Saint Joseph Art Museum and shown on their website.
Printing: Printed by the artist in warm black ink on cream wove paper.
Presentation: Unmatted and unframed. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic sleeve.
Description: Ernest Roth was drawn to the ancient, historic structures of Europe. His etchings of churches, bridges, monasteries, and cityscapes in France, Italy, and Spain brought him worldwide acclaim for his technical skill, attention to detail, and his ability to capture the essence of the places he drew.

The Bridge at Zargoza is a lovely and stately etching that seems as vibrant and alive today it was when Roth first drew it 100 years ago.

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Ernest D. Roth was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1879 and moved with his parents to the United States at the age of five. Roth's work records the architecture of America as well as that of the many European countries, which he visited. Roth studied painting at the National Academy of Design under Edgar Ward and George Maynard and at the New York School of Art under F. Luis Mora. He began as a landscape painter and was a regular contributor to the shows at the National Academy and at the Pennsylvania Academy.

It is in etching, though, that he is best known. He was unquestionably one of the world’s best architectural etchers. Roth’s works are included in such renowned collections as the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Art Institute of Chicago; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Uffizi Gallery, Florence; Brooklyn Museum; NY Public Library; and many others. Throughout his career he received many awards for his fine art including a silver medal for etching and a bronze medal for painting at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915.

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