Paul Ashbrook Original Pencil Signed Etching Mexican Girl c. 1930 Archival Mat Unframed


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Title: Mexican Girl
Artist: Paul Ashbrook - (1867-1949) - American artist
Technique: Original Drypoint Etching from a Copper Plate
Image size: 5-7/8 x 8-7/8 inches
Mat size: 11 x 14 inches
Paper: Cream Laid Paper, 9-1/4 x 12 inches
Date Published: c. 1930
Edition Size: Limited Edition - 52/100 printed by the artist.
Signed: Signed and numbered in pencil by the artist, and signed in the plate.
References: Works by listed artist Paul Ashbrook can be found in many public and private collections.
Condition: The image is in Very Good condition, the sheet has some mild age toning. (Please see photos.)
Presentation: Placed in a solid core archival ivory 11 x 14 mat. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic sleeve.

Mexican Girl is a beautiful original Limited Edition drypoint etching drawn and printed about 1930 by American artist, printmaker, illustrator, and teacher Paul Ashbrook (1867-1949). The print was hand signed and numbered in pencil by the artist. In addition to being a fine artist, Ashbrook was also a commercial artist who designed many posters for the Barnum & Bailey Circus when he was employed at the Strobridge Lithographic Company.

Ashbrook made regular painting and etching trips to Mexico. Mexican Girl, which shows a beautiful, young Mexican woman with delicate refined features posing in front of an intricately carved wooden door, came from one of those trips. It is a very fine character study - a unique and appealing print.

Paul Ashbrook was born in New York City in 1867. He began his career in 1885 doing illustrations for Charles Klackner in New York, and had a studio at the 10th Street Studio Building. He studied at the Art Students League with several teachers including William Chase.

After relocating to Cincinnati, Ashbrook studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy with Frank Duveneck, and from 1900-1918 he headed the design department at Henderson Lithography Company in the city. He taught illustration at the Cincinnati Art Academy from 1914-1919.

In 1917 Ashbrook legally changed his name (Eschenbach) to its English translation. In 1919 he was a pall- bearer at Frank Duveneck’s funeral. From 1920-29, he worked for the Strobridge Lithography Company, designing many of the Barnum & Bailey Circus posters.

From 1926 on Ashbrook made regular painting and etching trips to Europe and Mexico. He died of pneumonia in 1949 in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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