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Established in 1937 in Boston’s Back Bay, Childs Gallery holds an extensive inventory of paintings, prints, drawings, watercolors, and sculpture - focusing on fine American and European artwork, dating from the Renaissance through Contemporary. To that end, our clients can choose prints and drawings that range from Old Masters like Rembrandt, Goya, and Piranesi, to Whistler and all the 20th century notables, along with superb paintings and sculpture from the past 200 years. Our inventory emphasizes women artists of the last century, mid-20th century American Modernism, Abstract Expressionism, Boston Expressionism, Social and Magic Realism, queer artists, and other important genres and movements.
William Evertson, None So Blind, 2021
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For our spring Print Fair booth, we have chosen to highlight the range of techniques that fall under the umbrella of printmaking. Divided broadly into four categories (Relief, Intaglio, Planographic, and Stencil), the practice of printmaking encompasses a myriad of materials, tools, and processes. For this booth, Childs Gallery staff members have chosen some of their favorite representations of techniques from our vast collection of prints from the Renaissance through Contemporary period. Highlights of our booth include William Evertson’s striking contemporary woodblock, Capitol Offense, Giovanni Battista Scultori’s Mannerist engraving David Cutting the Head of Goliath (after Giulio Romano) and James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Quiet Canal, a masterful example of etching and drypoint.
Richard Baiano, President
Capitol Offense 1814/2021
44 x 32 inches
Number 10 in an edition of 10. Numbered in pencil lower right margin: "10/10"; titled in pencil lower center margin: "Capitol Offense 1814/2021"; signed and dated in pencil lower right margin: "Evertson 2021". A fine impression in fine condition.
Giovanni Battista Scultori
David Cutting Off the Head of Goliath (after Giulio Romano)
15 7/8 x 10 3/4 inches
Bartsch XV 6; Albricci 6, ii/II, with signature erased. Inscribed in the plate, lower center: "Io.Mantuanus Sculptor MDXXXX" (partially erased on the plate). Printed on laid paper. A dark and rich impression of this scarce engraving, with strong contrasts. In fine condition aside from a small minor surface abrasion in the tree trunk at center left, a small rust stain on Goliath's face, and an expertly repaired tear at the lower right paper edge. Trimmed on the platemark with narrow thread margins all around the black border line. The only known example of the first state is preserved at the Albertina of Wien.
16 1/4 x 23 1/4 inches
Fitch-Febvrel 77. Number 36 in an edition of 90. Numbered in pencil lower left margin: "36/90"; signed and dated in pencil lower right margin: "Erik Desmazières 1984". A fine impression in fine condition. Sheet measures 22 1/2 x 30 inches.