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Hobbs, Morris Henry.

Framed Matted Signed Etching "Old New Orleans" showing the corner of Royal and Peter Streets. [Pat O'Brien's Bar].

New Orleans nd (1938?) Etching 3.5 x 2.75, mat approximately 8.5 x 6, gilt painted patterned wood frame with glass 9 x 6.5. Etching is clean and sharp, no spotting, not examined out of frame, mat has a tiny bit of light spotting, frame has no scratches, etc. Morris Henry Hobbs 1892-1967, a print maker and architectural draftsman, first came to New Orleans in the winter of 1938. Influenced by the architecture and concerned about the future of the historic buildings he created a series called "Old New Orleans" which would be a lasting record of how the city looked before renovation and modernization took its toll. Shown in the etching are a group of people walking along Peter Street almost at the door of Pat O'Brien's Bar, one person gesturing toward a building across the street that has a decorative two-story porch. Behind them on the corner is a lamppost with the sign "Royal Street." In 1939, he had a solo exhibition at the Smithsonian which showed works in the "Old New Orleans" series. In pencil is written "Old New Orleans" at the left corner and the artist's signature "Morris Henry Hobbs" toward the center below the etching. Lovely image.


Book Id: 99-4359

Price: $350.00

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