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  • Place of origin:

    United States (possibly, made)
    France (possibly, made)

  • Date:

    c.1920 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Silsby, Wilson, born 1883 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching, aquatint or dry-point, bound in album

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mr. and Mrs. James Taylor

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case 92, shelf C, box 9

Physical description

One of 83 assorted etchings, aquatints and dry-points, mounted in an album

Place of Origin

United States (possibly, made)
France (possibly, made)


c.1920 (made)


Silsby, Wilson, born 1883 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Etching, aquatint or dry-point, bound in album

Marks and inscriptions

'Wilson Silsby' or 'W.S.'
Each signed in pencil

Some inscribed with notes. Each with a type-written title affixed to the page facing.


Height: 16 in, Width: 13.25 in

Descriptive line

One of 83 prints (etchings, aquatints and dry-points) showing landscapes, seascapes and views of buildings in the USA and France, mounted in a volume bound in grey linen boards. Also mounted in the volume are proofs (two) of works by the artist's son, Clifford Silsby.

Production Note

Many of these prints were executed by the artist on zinc, aluminium, scrap-metal and iron in accordance with the principles expressed by him in his book Etching methods and materials: a new and simplified technique, published by Dodd, Mead & Co., New York, 1943, a copy of which was given by Mr. and Mrs. Taylor with these impressions to the Department of Prints and Drawings. Some of the impressions are proofs taken from sketch plates executed by the artist as preliminaries to his final work.


Printing ink


Etching; Aquatint; Dry-point

Subjects depicted

Seascapes; Architecture; Landscapes; Buildings


Printmaking techniques; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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