Gopsmor Cottage

zorn gopsmor cottageAnders Zorn (1860-1920), Gopsmor Cottage, 1917, etching, signed in pencil lower right [also signed and dated in the plate]. Reference: Asplund 275, Hjert and Hjert 210. In very good condition, with full margins, 11 3/8 x 7 1/8, the sheet 16 1/2 x 11 1/4 inches, printed in black ink on a laid cream Van Gelder Zonen paper (with their watermark). Archival storage (non-attached mylar hinging between acid free boards).

A fine fresh impression.

Gopsmor Cottage demonstrates Zorn’s facility at creating movement in etching, within the context of his impressionist approach.

This is a barn dance, at night; we are in the middle of things, vigourous dancing all around.  The beams at the top of the barn – done in Zorn’s strong etching strokes – are remindful of Piranesi’s imaginary structures, the Carceri. A couple facing each other dances at the left, a girl at the right, and other swirling figures can be made out in the distant light.