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.