Joseph Pennell

Joseph Pennell, Within the Furnaces, lithograph

Within the Furnaces

Wuerth 422

lithograph, 1916, on medium-fine cream laid Ingres paper (with both the Ingres and the anchor-and-caduceus watermarks), a very fine impression with full margins, the only known state, one of fifty impressions, signed in pencil, deckle edges all around, some very slight and localized foxing, a few faint handling creases, traces of an old tape mount on the reverse, and pinholes in the four corners, otherwise in excellent condition

P. 527x400mm., S. 632x472mm.

This remarkable lithograph is characteristic of Pennell's refined crayon and scraper technique, rendering the atmosphere of the foundry with crisp precision in spite of the deceptively free handling of line and mass.