Eddyville, or Morning Stroll


Emil Ganso (1895-1941), Eddyville, or Morning Stroll, 1935 (also given as 1932), wash and scratch lithograph in brown ink, signed in pencil lower right and inscribed Ed 35 lower left. Reference: Smith L 30B. In good condition, with margins (loss at upper left corner), on a chine colle on cream wove, 10 3/4 x 15 1/2, the sheet 13 5/8 x 18 1/2 inches, archival window matting.

A fine impression, printed in brownish black ink.

Eddyville is a superb example of Ganso’s experimental “wash and scratch” lithographic technique – one can see numerous scratches in the grassy banks in the foreground, and wonderful wash effects in the hills in the middle ground.

Eddyville is just south of Woodstock, where Ganso generally spent much of the year working (other artists in the area included Eugene Speicher, Leon Kroll, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Mortimer Borne, and Aline Freuhauf).