Original Pencil Signed Etching Hesitating Between Love and Riches, by Frederick Dielman

W.A. Bouguereau (Painter); Frederick Dielman (Etcher)

Publication Date: 1889
Condition: Good
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Overall size: 13.75" x 11.75"; Plate impression size: 8.75" x 7". Foxing at margins. Original etching after the painting by W.A. Bouguereau. Printed upon fine hand made, laid paper and with full margins. Hand-signed in pencil by the etcher in the margin. About the artist/etcher: He was born in Hanover, Germany. He was taken to the United States in early childhood. He graduated from Calvert College in New Windsor, Maryland, in 1864, and from 1866 to 1872 served as a topographer and draughtsman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fortress Monroe and Baltimore, and in the survey of canal routes over the Alleghanies in Virginia. He then studied under Wilhelm von Diez at the Royal Academy at Munich where he received a medal in the life class. He opened a studio in New York City, where he worked at first as an illustrator of books and magazines, and became a distinguished draughtsman and painter of genre pictures. He was one of the original members of the Society of American Artists, was made a National Academician in 1883, and was also a member of the American Water Color Society, the New York Etching Club, and the Salmagundi Club. He was president of the Arts Federation of New York. In 1899, he was elected president of the National Academy of Design. In 1903, Dielman became professor of drawing at the College of the City of New York and about the same time was made director of the art schools at Cooper Union. He made major contributions to deluxe editions of works by Longfellow, Hawthorne, George Eliot, and other writers, and to the various publications of the Tile Club, of which he was a member. His mural decorations and mosaic panels for the Library of Congress in Washington are notable. Among his pictures shown at National Academy exhibitions were ?The Patrician Lady?? (1877), ?Young Gamblers?? (1885), and a ?Head?? (1886). One of the best known of his illustrations is that entitled ?A Girl I Know.?? --Wikipedia. Bookseller Inventory # 060601

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Title: Original Pencil Signed Etching Hesitating ...

Publication Date: 1889

Binding: Original Etching

Book Condition:Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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