A Southern Magnolia - ELLA SOPHONISBA HERGESHEIMER
ELLA SOPHONISBA HERGESHEIMER
Lithograph, circa 1939, edition 54. 14 1/16 x 17 in. Initialed on the stone, lower left. Signed and titled in pencil. This is a fine, luminous impression in fine condition. (The margins appear to be full on three sides and the bottom of the sheet is slightly trimmed to about 1" from the image.) This exquisite print is illustrated and discussed on pages 48 and 49 of, Imprinting the South, Southern Printmakers and Their Images of the Region 1920s-1940s, by Lynn Barstis Williams (2007). She was a direct descendant of Charles Wilson Peale and studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Hergesheimer lived and worked in Nashville and specialized in lithography. Her prints are rather uncommon.
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