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Detail from a page in the Farnsworth Hours; illumination attributed to Flemish artist Willem Vrelant, ca. 1465, Special Collections Research Center

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In Celebration of American Industry

Charles Marvin Fairchild Memorial Gallery
January 1, 1982
October 1, 1982

 

An Exhibition of Fine Prints Selected from The Jesuit Collection
on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the founding of
The School of Business Administration, Georgetown University

Introduction: Prints at Georgetown

This occasion marks the first public display of a selection of prints from the Jesuit Collection at Georgetown University. The collection, formed through the efforts of Rev. Joseph A. Haller, S.J., concentrates on American artists' prints of the years 1900 to 1950. It includes examples of the work of virtually every American printmaker of significance of that period and examples produced in each of the traditional printmaking media. The selection shown here was made with an eye to demonstrating the variety and extent of the collection as a whole as well as to showing how American artists have individually drawn subject matter and inspiration from the business and industrial interests of the entire country.

The Jesuit Collection is supplemented and complemented by the collection of prints in the care of the University's Department of Fine Arts and by the collections of graphic arts held by the Special Collections Division of Lauinger Library. These latter include substantial numbers of American and European posters, concentrating on railroads and the two world wars; nearly 2,000 original American editorial cartoons; a small collection of prints and drawings of miscellaneous interest; a proof set of Didot's edition of Piranesi's complete works; and the papers, as well as more than 1,000 prints, drawings, sketches, and original wood-engraved blocks of and by Lynd Ward.

In sum, these collections are seen as a valuable resource available not merely to art historians but to students of American history and culture and political science as well. It is hoped that over the years these collections will be strengthened to provide students with insights and information concerning the graphic arts, and especially prints, in America.

Items in the Exhibition:

TWO VIEWS OF AMERICAN INDUSTRY

Fabri, Ralph (1894-1975)
Americana
1948
Etching, 20.1 x 24.6 cm., ed. 100
Signed in pencil

Friedlander, Isac (1890-1968)
New York 1930 (Crucifixion)
1930
Wood engraving, 30.4 x 19.2 cm., 7/30
Signed in pencil

TRANSPORTATION

Romano, Clare (1922-    )
Bridge in the City
1955
Woodcut, 57.2 x 27.5 cm., 21/100
Signed in pencil

Bowen, C. C.
The Bridge
1935
Color woodcut, 28.5 x 17.8 cm., 39/150
Signed in pencil, dated 12/35

AGRICULTURE

Benton, Thomas Hart (1889-1975)
Gateside Conversation
1946
Lithograph, 25.1 x 35.4 cm., ed. 250
Signed in pencil (Fath 69)

Wickey, Harry Newman (1892-    )
Rearing Horses
1934
Lithograph, 27.9 x 35.0 cm., ed 100
Signed on stone; signed in pencil

Schreiber, Georges (1904-1977)
Southern Siesta
1938
Lithograph, 22.5 x 30.2 cm., ed. 100
Signed in pencil

Hirsch, Joseph (1910-1981)
Man and Beast
Lithograph, 34.4 x 18.4 cm., ed. 250
Signed in pencil

Hoffman, Irwin D. (1901-    )
Winter Feeding
1939
Etching, 22.7 x 29.9 cm.
Signed and dated in plate; signed in pencil

Wood, Grant (1892-1942)
Fertility
1939
Lithograph, 22.8 x 30.3 cm.
Signed in pencil (Dennis 171)

McVicker, J. Jay (1911-    )
Nocturnal Sequence
1942
Aquatint, 27.3 x 39.3 cm., 11/25
Signed in pencil

Cheffetz, Asa (1896-1965)
May Sunlight
1941
Wood Engraving, 13.1 x 25.3 cm.
Signed in pencil

Lee, Doris (1905-    )
(Helicopter)
1948?
Lithograph, 22.6 x 30.4 cm.
Signed in pencil

Hill, Polly Knipp (1900-    )
Moonshining
1942
Etching, 20.0 x 24.9 cm., 25/100
Signed in pencil
One of 10 hand colored by the artist

HEAVY INDUSTRY

Frenzeny, Paul and Jules Tavernier (    -1889) (1844-1899)
The Strike in the Coal Mines-Meeting of "Molly M'Guire" Men
1874
Wood engraving, 27.9 x 39.4 cm.
Harper's Weekly, XVIII (Jan. 31, 1974), p. 105

James, Frederic (1915-    )
Night Tower
1950
Lithograph, 39.7 x 29.7 cm., ed. 50
Signed in pencil

Walker, Isabella
Georgetown Spires
Lino-cut, 25.3 x 20.3 cm., 8/50
Signed in pencil

Hasler, Rudolf
The El
1980
Etching, 22.2 x 31.4 cm., 141/250
Signed in pencil

Lyon, Roland (1904-1966)
Washington Cement
Woodcut, 23.5 x 18.8 cm.
Unsigned

La More, Chet Harmon (1908-1980)
Construction (or, Amsterdam)
1939
Color woodcut, 27.5 x 40.5 cm., ed. 25
Signed in pencil
Stamp of New York City WPA Art Project

Sternberg, Harry (1904-    )
Steel (Riveter)
1935
Serigraph, 28.8 cm. diameter (circle), ed. 10 or 15
Signed in pencil; inscribed "for William Groody from H. Sternberg"

Yost, Frederick J. (1888-    )
Steel Mill
Lithograph, 25.4 x 34.5 cm.
Signed in pencil

Dohanos, Stevan (1907-    )
Blast Furnace Floor
1934
Wood engraving, 25.8 x 20.2 cm., ed. 50
Signed in pencil

Sternberg, Harry (1904-    )
Bethlehem Steel in Moonlight
1937
Etching and aquatint, 20.5 x 22.7 cm., ed. 15
Signed in pencil
(Not in Moore)

Gottlieb, Harry (1895-    )
Bootleg Mining
1938
Four color lithograph, 35.1 x 45.5 cm., ed. 15
Signed in pencil

Pennell, Joseph (1857-1926)
American Tivoli
1910
Lithograph, 44.2 x 28.7 cm., ed. 25
Signed in pencil

Pennell, Joseph (1857-1926)
Breaker, Nesquehoning, Pa.
1917
Lithograph, 35.2 x 50.4 cm., ed. 20
Signed in pencil

Pennell, Joseph (1857-1926)
Mine City No. 2
1917
Lithograph, 33.7 x 48.5 cm., ed. 20
Signed in pencil

Pennell, Joseph (1857-1926)
The Foundations; building a skyscraper
1910
Lithograph, 57.2 x 44.1 cm., ed. 25
Signed in pencil

MERCHANDISING

Dwight, Mabel (1875-1955)
(Book Auction)
1932
Lithograph, 18.7 x 21.7 cm., ed. approx. 50
Signed and dated in pencil

Miller, Kenneth Hayes (1876-1952)
Leaving the Shop
Etching, 20.1 x 25.2 cm.
Signed in pencil

Bacon, Peggy (1895-    )
The Promenade Deck
1920
Drypoint, 15.2 x 21.3 cm.
Signed in pencil

Shokler, Harry (1896-1978)
Village Square
1937
Etching, 17.2 x 21.9 cm., 40/50
Signed in pencil

Bacon, Peggy (1895-    )
Varied Wares
1952
Drypoint, 20.1 x 25.0 cm.
Signed in pencil

ENTERTAINMENT

Freeman, Don (1908-1978)
On the Flyrail
1932
Lithograph, 24.4 x 30.1 cm., 35/50
Signed in pencil

Curry, John Steuart (1897-1946)
Missed Leap
1934
Lithograph, 42.9 x 24.8 cm., ed. 250?
Signed in pencil

Gropper, William (1897-1977)
Can Can
1952
Lithograph in color, 30.5 x 22.7 cm., ed. 100
Signed in pencil

Wilson, Charles Banks (1918-    )
Superstar
1975
Lithograph, 26.5 x 16.8 cm., ed. 60
Initialed on stone, signed and dated in pencil
(portrait of Jim Thorpe)

Meyerowitz, William (1898-1981)
(The Cellist)
ca. 1935
Monoprint; color etching and aquatint, 25.2 x 20.1 cm.
Signed in pencil

REAL ESTATE

Price, Chester B. (1885-1962)
(Towers of Manhattan)
ca 1931?
Etching, 39.8 x 19.8 cm.
Signed in pencil

Pinto, Salvador (    -1966)
"Broad and Walnut Streets"
ca 1928?
Etching, 19.8 x 24.7 cm.
Signed in pencil

Hart, George Overbury (Pop) (1868-1933)
Atlantic City
1924
Lithograph, 18.3 x 21.6 cm.
Signed in pencil

Pescheret, Leon Rene (1892-    )
Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
1933
Etching, 18.8 x 27.5 cm.
Initialed and dated in plate; signed in pencil

PROCESSING

Wengenroth, Stow (1906-1978)
(Smokestacks-Hawaii Advertisement no. 2)
1940
Lithograph, 36.2 x 28.7 cm., ed. 12
Signed in pencil

Page, John Henry (1923-    )
Brewery Roofs, Revised
1953
Color etching, 30.4 x 50.2 cm., 15/20
Signed in pencil

PUBLISHING

Bacon, Peggy (1895-    )
Heywood Broun
1930
Lithograph, 28.0 x 39.2 cm.
Signed in pencil

Brussel-Smith, Bernard (1914-    )
Gutenberg
1945
Wood engraving, 14.8 x 10.6 cm., ed. 25
Signed in pencil

Bacon, Peggy (1895-    )
The Copy Desk
1944
Lithograph-as appearing in Fortune, Dec. 1944, p. 139

INSURANCE

Bennett, William James (1787-1844)
(after Nicolino Calyo, 1799-1884)
View of the Great Fire in New-York Dec. 16 & 17
1835
Hand colored aquatint, 40.9 x 59.3 cm.
Gray aquatint border with title
Published by Lewis P. Clover

FINANCE

Artist unknown
Designs for banknotes, Georgetown, D.C.
ca. 1835?
Engravings, 5.2 x 14.4 cm.
(Four designs, printed 2 to the sheet)