George Elbert Burr (1859-1939)
"Snow Storm, Estes Park" circa 1920's, Etching. Edition: Not stated, but probably between 100 and 200. Signed in pencil, George Elbert Burr, lower left; monogrammed, GB, in the lower left corner of plate. As stated in Seeber, there is a partially obliterated second monogram in the lower right corner of plate; titled, Snow Storm, Estes Park, at the bottom of sheet.
Slight toning to paper. The price reflects this condition.
Image: 5 7/8 x 6 7/8 inches (149 x 174 mm). Sheet: 8 5/8 x 10 3/4 inches (218 x 273 mm).
References: Crafton 1930 #178; Seeber 1971:122 #178.
Inventory ID: 1258
Very good condition. Good margins. A fine impression on buff wove paper. Very slight toning from previous framing, does not warrant cleaning (Note: the price reflects this condition). Seeber lists two alternative titles, Estes Park, Snow Storm and Snowstorm, Estes. It appears that a bit of black ink was mixed into blue ink giving the print a deeper and slightly warmer presence. Seeber notes that sandpaper was used to roughen the plate background. Crafton (1930) refers to this use of sandpaper as "Sand Tint."