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View, New York City, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, William Anderson Sherwood, Antique Print, 20th Century


William Anderson Sherwood (1875-1951)
New York Stock Exchange
American: 1st Quarter 20th Century
Color printed etching and aquatint
Signed lower right: Sherwood
Embossed lower right, in artist’s insignia: Sherwood
14.5 x 12.25 inches, plate mark
19.25 x 14.25 inches, overall

Early 20th century view of the New York Stock Exchange printed in blue and brown ink. The façade of the building is featured prominently, towering over the pedestrians on the street. The print is drawn with a loose sketchy style that suggests bright sunlight and emphasizes the unifying play of light and shadow. It is signed lower right, accompanied by the artist’s embossed insignia stamp – a tree in a triangle with his last name in capital letters.

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William Anderson Sherwood was an American etcher and painter known for his landscapes and architecturals as well as figures. Born in Baltimore, Maryland, he established himself in Belgium and at his death was living in Bruges. In the U.S., he joined the Society of Independent Artists, the Chicago Society of Etchers (an organization that exhibited fine art etchings across America), the California Printmakers and the American Federation of Arts. He joined Belgian artist organizations, including the Société Royale des Beaux-Arts Belge (Belgian Royal Society of Beaux-Arts), and the Sociéte Royale des Aqua-Fortists Belgique (Belgium Royal Watercolorists Society) and was honored as a Chevalier of the Order of the Crown. In Belgium, his etchings are in the collections of the Dowager Queen of Belgium, the Royal Library in Brussels, and the Plantin-Moretus Museum in Antwerp. In the U.S., they have been collected by the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American Art and Art Institute of Chicago, among other museums and libraries.

Condition: Generally very good, uniformly toned overall, with the usual light wear, soft creases. One hard crease, and short tear in lower margin, easily matted out. Tape residue verso from former matting. Serial number of unknown significance stamped verso.


Falk, Peter Hastings, ed. Who Was Who in American Art. Madison, Connecticut: Sound View Press, 1985. p. 565.

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20th Century