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Cathedral of Saint Cyr and St. Julitta, Nevers

John Taylor Arms

About The Cathedral of Saint Cyr and St. Julitta, Nevers

French Church Series #27

Illustrated on page 140 in Dorothy Noyes Arms Churches of France

In excellent condition this etching is priced $550 to $650 by knowledgeable dealers.

 

Savvy Price $250.00

Gallery Price $350.00

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French Church Series #27

Illustrated on page 140 in Dorothy Noyes Arms Churches of France

In excellent condition this etching is priced $550 to $650 by knowledgeable dealers.

 

About the Artist

(1887-1953) John Taylor Arms was born in Washington D.C. in 1887. His education included the study of law at Princeton University. He earned a masters degree in architecture from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1912. Initially he was employed full-time as an architect.

In 1913 he created his first etching, ultimately becoming one of the most famous printmakers of the early 20th century. He believed that Gothic architecture, which united aesthetic and spiritual values, was man's greatest architectural achievement.

Arms frequently traveled to Europe studying and drawing medieval architecture, gargoyles and churches. In addition he etched a series of American cities, as well as scenes of Maine.

John Taylor Arms was a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and principal art organizations. His work can be found at the San Diego Museum of Art, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art and The Museum of New Mexico, among others. He spent much time traveling. writing. and lecturing. He authored Handbook on Printmaking and Printmakers and several other books on prints and printmaking.

Arms' work was featured in the June 2000 issue of Art & Antiques and is sold by venerable print galleries such as The Old Print Shop in New York. John Taylor Arms A Man for All Time The Artist and His Work is a book written by William Dolan Fletcher citing each of the artist's prints.

Medium Etching on paper
Edition 1929 - 100 impressions
Catalogue raisonne Fletcher #221
Plate size 12 3/4" height X 5 1/2" width
Frame Single alpha mat board, Tru Vue glass (UV blocking), black wood molding with beaded sight edge
Frame size 19" height X 11 1/2" width
Signed Inscribed in graphite at lower left margin "To my friends Charlotte and Richard Perry - John Taylor Arms 1929"
Date of creation 1929
Condition Good, due to light staining overall due to exposure to UV light prior to current archival mat board, as original white of paper is visible in margins. 3/16" is width of light staining into margins.
Provenance COC