ARTIST: James Craig Nicoll
TITLE: The Smugglers Landing Place
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: J. C. Nicoll 1883.
Nicoll was best known for his portrayal of marine scenes along the Atlantic coast. He was noted for his atmospheric effects, most particularly those of reflected light and shade. Nicoll was President of the American Water Color Society, of which he was the founder, and served as Secretary of the National Academy of Design.
References: Refs.: Koehler, Original Etchings by American Artists (New York: Cassell and Company, 1883); Francine Tyler, American Etchings of the Nineteenth Century, p xx.
Image size is approximately 5 5/8 x 9 9/16 inches.