Early 20th-century original drypoint engraving study for a larger painting. This loose sketch depicts people at the shoreline with a small city in the background. Clifford Isaac Addams (1876–1942) was an American Tonalist painter and etcher born in Woodbury, New Jersey and a student of Académie Carmen, a Parisian art school founded by James MacNeil Whistler. His etchings are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Inscribed, signed and numbered 12/50.
Art is in good vintage condition with age-appropriate yellowing and a light crease.
Ornately carved black wood frame with burnished gold inset is in good condition with some cracks, chipping, loss of paint in places, matt has shifted down.
Art size: 6-3/8” x 5-1/4”
Frame size: 15” x 13”