On the Canal, Lac d'Annecy

Grace ALBEE
Date
1932
Description

Wood engraving on chine-volant.
State edition of 100, which seems unlikely given the rarity of this work.
Signed, titled and annotated 'Ed. 100' in pencil.
Image size: 7 1/8 x 8 1/2 inches

It is well-documented that Grace Albee and her family lived in Paris for about 5 years. What is less obvious is the fact that she got around, despite being a mother of five boys. Not only did she make it remote corners of in Brittany, but she also traveled to Annecy, near Geneva and the Swiss border, and drew in a good money places along the Côte d’Azur. None of this would have been easy to accomplish for a woman artist in the early 1930s; let alone one who was the mother of 5 young boys.

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