"The Mermaid" Original Etching by Frederick Stuart Church, 1888
An original etching on heavy laid paper by American artist Frederick Stuart Church (1842-1924) titled "The Mermaid", 1888. Printed in green ink. Signed in the plate by Church lower right. "The Mermaid" was published by Estes & Lauriat in 1888. This work is frame ready: already matted in matting from Holland and shrink wrapped. Mint condition. Matted size: 18" x 15". Image size: 8.5" x 5.5".
Frederick Stuart Church (1842–1924). In 1870, he enrolled at the National Academy of Design, where he was taught by Lemuel Wilmarth. He joined the Art Students League headed by his old teacher Walter Shirlaw, in which he remained involved for the rest of his life. By the middle of the 1870s he was already gaining a name as a gifted illustrator. Among the many magazines and periodicals which eventually took up his works were the various Harper's publications (Harper's Bazaar, Harper's Weekly, and Harper's Young People), as well as Frank Leslie's Weekly, Century Magazine and the Ladies' Home Journal. In 1883, Church was elected into the National Academy of Design as an Associate Academician, and became a full Academician in 1885. Church became especially known for his fondness of depicting animals, both in their natural state and in anthropomorphic "allegorical compositions" - having both the patience and empathy needed to gain the confidence of his animal "models" and a through understanding of animal anatomy, as well as of animal facial expressions and the moods and feelings they conveyed.
UNFRAMED: HEIGHT: 18 in | WIDTH: 15 in
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