Evelyn Bridge Pencil Signed Drypoint Etching Square St. Tropez France Unframed c. 1937


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Title: La Place at St. Tropez
Artist: Evelyn Bridge - (1872-1957) - American artist
Technique: Drypoint Etching
Dimensions: Sheet size - 9 x 11-1/4 inches, Image size - 6-3/4 x 9-1/4, Mat size - 11 x 14 inches.
Date: c. 1937
Edition: From a Limited Edition of 50.
Signature: Signed, titled, and numbered in pencil by the artist.
References: Bridge is listed in Who Was Who in American Art. Twelve of her prints are in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and prints in the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Condition: Very Good condition with some light age toning and some rippling in the margins which probably occurred as the print dried after being printed.
Printing: A strong impression printed in black ink on natural Japan paper.
Presentation: Placed in an acid free cream paper mat/folder. Blank on the back, not laid down. Ships in a plastic archival sleeve.
Description: There is not a lot of information available about Evelyn Bridge, but she was a serious artist who studied at prestigious art schools, was a member of prominent etching societies, and exhibited in major print exhibitions throughout the U.S. during the early decades of the 20th century.

The Place des Lices, the subject of this etching, is the central square in the well known French Riviera town of St. Tropez, and it has been drawn and painted by many artists throughout the years. Bridge's drypoint etching of the scene with its wonderful rendition of the ancient and stately plane trees and pedestrians casually strolling along is one of the best we have seen. The burr from the drypoint technique gives the work a warm and inviting feel. It is very well done.

An etching by Bridge with the simple title "The Square" was exhibited at the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1937. We think that refers to this etching.

Evelyn Bridge (Mrs. Frank A. Bridge) was an American printermaker and watercolor artist. She was born is Chicago and studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and in Paris at at the College of France and The Academie Colarossi. She was a member of the Chicago of Etchers. She died in New York in 1957.

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