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    JOHN TAYLOR ARMS (American, 1887-1953) and SAMUEL CHAMBERLAIN (American, 1895-1975)
    Group of five etchings, four by Arms (Church of St. Francis; Veterans; Aspiration; Battlewagon) and one by Chamberlain (Harkness Memorial Chapel, Yale)
    Etchings and aquatint on paper
    All pencil signed
    Aspiration bears Arms' dedication to Mr. and Mrs. Junius Morgan, parents of financier J. P. Morgan.

    Church of St. Francis, Ciridale, 1931
    Etching on paper
    Plate: 7-1/2 x 10-1/2 inches (19.1 x 26.7 cm)
    Sheet: 9-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches (24.1 x 31.8 cm)
    Pencil signed and dated lower right: John Taylor Arms - 1931
    Numbered in pencil lower left: Ed. 100

    Veterans, 1916
    Etching on paper
    Plate: 5-7/8 x 3-7/8 inches (14.9 x 9.8 cm)
    Sheet: 9-1/4 x 5-7/8 inches (23.5 x 14.9 cm)
    Pencil signed and dated lower right: John Taylor Arms - 1916 -
    Numbered in pencil lower left: 37/75

    Aspiration (Tower of La Madeleine, Verneiul-sur-Avre), 1939
    Etching on paper
    Plate: 15-5/8 x 10-1/8 inches (39.7 x 25.7 cm)
    Sheet: 18-1/2 x 12-3/4 inches (47.0 x 32.4 cm)
    Pencil signed and dated lower right: John Taylor Arms - 1939
    Numbered in pencil lower left: V [TP aside from ed. 419]
    Inscribed in pencil from the artist: To Mrs. [or Mr.] Junius S. Morgan from John Taylor Arms / If you have one of my ships, you must also have one of my cathedrals! JTA
    ex coll. Kelleher Galleries (stamp on mat backing)

    Battlewagon, USS Alabama, 1943 [pictured]
    Etching and aquatint on paper
    Plate: 11-7/8 x 17-7/8 inches (30.2 x 30.2 cm)
    Sheet: 15 x 21 inches (38.1 x 53.3 cm)
    Pencil signed lower right: John Taylor Arms
    Inscribed in pencil lower right: To my friends Henrietta and [?] Mueller

    Harkness Chapel, Yale, 1933-34
    Etching on paper
    Plate: 10-3/4 x 8 inches (27.3 x 20.3 cm)
    Sheet: 14-1/4 x 9-3/4 inches (36.2 x 24.8 cm)
    Pencil signed lower right: Samuel Chamberlain
    Numbered in pencil lower left: Ed. 125



    Condition Report*: Church of St. Francis, Ciridale, good condition, taped with brown tape against carboard backing, plate slightly sun-darkened (window mark present). Veterans, very good condition, hinged at top edge of sheet in two spots to mat backing. Aspiration (Tower of La Madeleine, Verneiul-sur-Avre), very good condition, hinged at top to mat backing, yellowing around and not affecting the plate itself owing to contact over time with window mat. Battlewagon, USS Alabama, very good condition, sheet hinged at top to mat backing, plate slightly sun-darkened (window mark present). Harkness Chapel, Yale, good condition, sheet hinged at two spots at top margin to mat backing, slight sun-darkening of plate (window mark present), loss at top right corner, a few small ink notations on margin of sheet at perimeter.
    *Heritage Auctions strives to provide as much information as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Statements regarding the condition of objects are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact, and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Heritage. Some condition issues may not be noted in the condition report but are apparent in the provided photos which are considered part of the condition report. Please note that we do not de-frame lots estimated at $1,000 or less and may not be able to provide additional details for lots valued under $500. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms & Conditions of Auction.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    11th-12th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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