ARTIST: Robert Swain Gifford
TITLE: Mouth of the Apponagansett River
DATE: c. 1883
An etching on cream paper. Published in Sylvester R. Koehler, Original Etchings by American Artists (Cassell and Company, 1883). Signed and dated in the plate: R. Swain Gifford 1883.
''Gifford was considered the best American etcher after Whistler'' (Tyler). He was known for his moody portrayals of the rugged New England coast near Nonquitt (his summer home) and dramatic seascapes.
References: Refs.: Koehler, Original Etchings by American Artists (New York: Cassell and Company, 1883); Francine Tyler, American Etchings of the Nineteenth Century, p xviii (plate 46 - illustrated).
Image size is approximately 7 3/4 x 10 15/16 inches.