The Old Print Shop


  • ARTIST: Frederick Mershimer

  • MEDIUM: Mezzotint and aquatint,

    DATE: 1997.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition 120. Image size 11 9/16 x 9 5/8" (29.4 x 24.4 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Signed, titled, and dated in pencil. Printed from three plates on Somerset white paper. Plate 1: aquatint, printed in yellow ink. Plate 2: aquatint and roulette with burnishing, printed in orange ink. Plate 3: mezzotint key plate, printed in black ink tinted with blue. <BR><BR> "The 'Flatiron' Building was built in 1902 by Daniel H. Burnham & Co. and stands at the confluence of Fifth Avenue and Broadway at 23rd Street. Its real name is the Fuller Building but it is commonly referred to as the Flatiron Building because its triangular shape resembles a clothes iron. The building sits diagonally across the street from Madison Square Park. The cabs in the foreground are headed to lower Manhattan.” Retif and Salzer, Frederick Mershimer Mezzotints 1984-2006, A Catalogue Raisonne.

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Inscribed "A.P. I/XX."

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.

  • REFERENCE: Frederick Mershimer: Mezzotints 1984 -2006 by Earl Retif and Ann Salzer #64.