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View, New York City, Wall Street, Trinity Church, Tanna Kasimir Hoernes, Antique Etching, c. 1930s


Tanna Kasimir-Hoernes (1887-1972)
New York, Trinity Church
Austrian: c. 1930s
Color-printed etching
Signed in pencil lower right: T.K. Hoernes
Watermark lower left: Luigi Kasimir
17.5 x 11.75 inches, image
23.5 x 17.75 inches, overall

A detailed etching of Trinity Church in the downtown financial district of New York City featuring its cemetery, surrounding buildings, and people seated on benches. Trinity Church is a significant historical landmark found in the Wall Street area of the city. The parish was established under British colonial rule and recognized by a royal charter of King William III of England in 1697. Three successive churches have been built on the site, with the present building dating to 1846. The original burial ground includes the graves and memorials of historical figures including Robert Fulton, Alexander Hamilton, William Bradford and Albert Gallatin.

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Tanna Kasimir-Hoernes was the wife of Luigi Kasimir (1881-1962) whom she met while both were students at the Vienna Academy of Art. Luigi was one of the first artists to develop the color etching technique, and his work can be found in major museums, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and in numerous fine print collections worldwide. Both husband and wife were prolific producers of color and black-and-white etchings of European and American urban landscapes and architecture. Their work looks similar, but Tanna’s style was somewhat more painterly than Luigi’s. Their son Robert Kasimir (1914-2002) was also an accomplished printmaker.

Condition: Generally very good, recently professionally cleaned and deacidified with only minor remaining toning and wear; small pale foxing spot remaining in lower margin unobtrusive.


“About Trinity Church.” Trinity Wall Street. (28 January 2015).

Bénézit, E. Dictionnaire critique et documentaire des Peintres, Sculpteurs, Dessinateurs et Graveurs. France: Librairie Gründ, 1966. Vol. 5, p. 218.

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20th Century