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Arthur Bowen Davies, Ecstasy
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TITLE:  Ecstasy
ARTIST:  Arthur Bowen Davies (American, 1862–1928)
WORK DATE:  1916
CATEGORY:  Prints and Multiples
MATERIALS:  Drypoint
EDITION/SET OF:  Edition size unknown but small
MARKINGS:  signed in pencil lower right
SIZE:  h: 9.5 x w: 7.5 in / h: 24.1 x w: 19 cm
PRICE*:  Contact Gallery for Price
GALLERY:  Harris Schrank Fine Prints  +1-212-662-1234  Send Email
DESCRIPTION:  Alternate title: Leda
Reference: Price 165, Czestochowski 30, third state (of 3)
In very good condition, the full sheet, printed on a thin ivory wove paper, 2.75 x 4, the sheet 9.5 x 7.5 inches, archival mounting. A very fine impression of this rare drypoint, printed in black ink with the drypoint burr extraordinarily rich.
One of the earliest of Davies' modernistic experiments, created at a time when Davies was generally regarded as the preeminent American artist of his generation. After the Armory Show of 1913, Davies experimented with various modernist and cubist perspectives; Ecstacy is one of the earliest and most successful of these explorations. Marsden Hartley said of Davies: Often you have the sensation of looking through a Renaissance window upon a Greek world - a world of Platonic verities in calm relation with each other.
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