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The Bridge Party by Peggy Bacon

The Bridge Party by Peggy Bacon

Harris Schrank Fine Prints (IFPDA)



Edition Size: rare early proof

Image Size: 4 1/8 x 5 inches

Reference: Flint 3


Condition: Excellent

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Peggy Bacon, drypoint, The Bridge Party, signed, dated (Nov. 1918) and titled (Bridge) in pencil by the artist. Flint 3. In generally ok but rough condition as befits an early working proof  pulled by Bacon herself, with diagonal folds upper and lower right, with margins (1/2 inch top and sides, 1 inch bottom, pencil mark right margin.  4 1/8 x 5 inches, archival mounting.

A very fine impression of this rarity (we’ve seen only one other impression in 30 years). In this early impression, the burr from the drypoint work creates a brilliant satiny black.

Bacon (1895-1987) was influenced by the new modernist/cubist movements in art in her earliest prints; The Bridge Party is one of her finest efforts working in this idiom.

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The Artist

Peggy Bacon

Bacon studied at the New York School of Applied Design for Women in 1913 and at the Art Students League in with George Bellows, John Sloan, and Kenneth Hayes Miller from 1915 to 1920. Although based in New York City she spent extended periods in Woodstock, NY, and Cape Cod, Massachusetts. Over the years her prints and drawings ranged from charming to shrewd to caustic.

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