Edwards, George Wharton: drawing of a traditional French cider press

Edwards, George Wharton: drawing of a traditional French cider press

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George Wharton Edwards (1869-1950)

Figures turning the shaft of a cider press.

Illustration, ca. 1900;

Pencil and opaque white on toned paper, 16.5 x 10" initialed and titled lower left.

Condition: Very good overall: the paper has not darkened, but was originally tan. Old masking tape verso acts to hold partial breaks together. Framed in a narrow Victorian moulding.

During the two decades surrounding 1900, Edwards excelled in drawings and watercolors that were magde to accompany travelogue articles in the better-quality American magazines, particularly The Century. This resembles one of those, but we haven't yet identified its appearance in print. It explains itself, however, and was evidently drawn from life. Edwards settled in Greenwich, Connecticut.

 

(Entry and authentication by Roger T. Reed)