Mid Afternoon God's Acre

Walter Dubois RICHARDS
circa 1970

Walter Dubois Richards, (Amer., 1907-2006), Mid Afternoon God's Acre, Lithograph, no date, Ed. 200, 10 x 14, signed, titled and numbered in pencil, on thick cool white wove paper, minor pale traces of tape residue to top margin edge at center and corners, tiny surface loss top corners verso, very light mat line and tack holes to edges all around from the artist's drying process after printing. A rich, well inked impression of this exquisitely detailed and tonal view of the historic church in New Caanan, CT, the subject of several lithographs by Richards; exploring the changing patterns of light and shadow at different times of day. One feels the glare from the low winter sun reflecting off the snow, well trodden after many sled runs by the local children. I fondly remember many similar sledding runs in my own Connecticut boyhood.

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