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"Pastoral One", Carl M. Schultheiss, N. A., Amer., (1885-1961)
Engraving, 1940's, Ed. not stated for Society of Print Connoisseurs, NY, 8-3/8 x 7-7/16, on thick cream wove paper, signed in pencil, top margin edge with traces of tape residue from old hinges. A full member of the National Academy, Schultheiss's graphic work was distinguished by his mastery of traditional draftsmanship and ability to render modern scenes of agrarian tranquility in the style of the old masters; it is similar in style and feeling to the work of the English printmakers Robert Austen and Stanley Anderson, who also practiced the demanding craft of engraving.