Beach and Willows

Frederick Garrison Hall (1879-1946), Beach and Willows, etching, c. 1920, signed in pencil by the artist (?) and annotated "by HPH". Reference: Elton Waylon Hall: Frederick Garrison Hall: Etchings, Bookplates, Designs; Beach and Willows, 1972: Etching no. 5; also The Print Connoisseur, 1921, Vol. 1, NO. 3, p 229 No. 7. Only state known, edition of 50. 6 1/2 x 10, the sheet 10 1/2 x 14 inches. In very good condition.

A fine impression, printed on a wove paper.

Other impressions of Beach and Willows can be found in the Boston Public Library, Library of Congress, Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Yale University Art Gallery.

After studying art and architecture at Harvard, F.G. Hall spent about three years abroad, mostly in Paris (from about 1909-1912), eventually returning to Boston where he married Evelyn Ames (daughter Oliver Ames, governor of Massachusetts). Hall became a popular and well-known figure in the Boston art world, producing paintings, etchings, and bookplates (and also playing the harp, leading to a friendship with Harpo Marx, who commissioned several paintings from Hall. He was particularly influenced by the work of Charles Meryon, but it’s also clear – certainly from Beach and Willows – that he was also influenced by Rembrandt and his followers in the British Etchers tradition.