The Old Print Shop

Chicago in 1857

  • ARTIST: Raoul Varin

  • PUBLISHER: Published by A. Ackermann & Son, Inc. Chicago.

  • MEDIUM: Aqautint

    DATE: 1930

  • EDITION SIZE: Image size 15 1/8 x 12" (38.4 x 30.4 cm)

  • DESCRIPTION: View from the courthouse looking south west.<br><br> Raoul Varin (1865-1943) French watercolor artist active in Europe and North America. Exhibited in the Salon of French Artist and received honorable mention in 1892. He is best remembered for a series of aquatint views of Chicago and New York. Some of the views were of scenes as he saw it, some with based on earlier views.


  • CONDITION: Good condition save for some faint foxing in upper margin. Small area of cracking of paper along plate line in the upper right. This occurs when the pressure on the press is too much for the paper.