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William E.C. Morgan

1903 - 1979

Orvieto Roofs by William E.C. Morgan

Orvieto Roofs   1926

  Original line engraving.
Signed, titled, dated and numbered in pencil.
S 263 x 382 mm; P (outer bevel) 157 x 192 mm; I 153 x 187 mm
Excellent impression from the only edition of 50 signed and numbered proofs. A particularly fine impression with additional plate tone applied to shaded areas of the street and the with the carefully wiped highlights printing clean and bright.

The most elaborate of William Morgan’s early line engravings while in Italy as Rome scholar, Orvieto Roofs displays a fascinating mosiac of the patterns presented by this ancient Italian hill town. This subject has become the most sought after of all of W.E.C.Morgan’s highly accomplished line engravings.

On cream laid paper, with armorial crest watermark, with full margins and deckle edge. Very fine condition.