Alexander Schilling (American; 1860-1937)
published circa 1888
etching on paper after Henry Ward Ranger (American; 1858-1916)
signed in-plate by Schilling and Ranger along lower edge of image
copyright information along upper right edge:
Copyrighted by Radtloc, Lauckner & Co., New York, 1888
Ex Collection of collector Christopher Lane
An etching on paper titled Summer, etched by American artist Alexander Schilling (1860-1937), after the original work by American artist Henry Ward Ranger (1858-1916), published circa 1888. Printed in brown ink, this work is a typical subject of both Ranger and Schilling. The landscape features a pastoral scene with trees and overgrown foliage alongside a stream. To the right, a woman walks along a footpath carrying a shoulder pole with two buckets. Some farmhouses and animals are visible in the distant background of this idyllic landscape. The work is signed in-plate by Alexander Schilling to the lower right, identifying the artist as the etcher. Henry Ward Ranger’s in-plate signature is present to the lower left. A remarque is present at the bottom center, featuring a miniature landscape with windmills along a river. Along the upper right edge, the print is copyrighted by Radtloc, Lauckner & Co., New York, 1888. The loose work is not matted and remains unframed.
Born in Chicago, Alexander Schilling was an apprentice of Chicago landscape painter Henry Elkins and was one of the founders of the Chicago Art League. He became known for his landscape paintings and etchings, often depicted in a Tonalist style. Schilling was also a member of the American Watercolor Society, New York Etching Club, Salmagundi Club, and Century Association. He exhibited his work at prestigious institutions including the Paris Salons, the National Academy of Design, and the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Works by Schilling have been collected by the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the New York Public Library, among other institutions.
Henry Ward Ranger was one of the leaders of the Old Lyme Art Colony and a member of the American Watercolor Society. He specialized in Tonalist landscapes and marine scenes; his work has been exhibited and collected by the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Smithsonian American Art Museum, among other institutions.
- toning along plate edges; minor wear along paper edges; overall, well-inked print; minor smudges marks throughout margins of plate; minor smudge marks throughout margins of paper; wrinkling along plate edges.
- measurement of paper; plate marks measure approximately 11.75" W x 23" H.