The City of Panama [titled in pencil lower right].
[Philadelphia and London: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1912.]
Large lithograph from an edition limited to 50, scarce, sheet 655 x 525mm. 25¾ x 20¾". Foxing; laid on card.
View down onto the buildings of the old town of Panama City, the capital and largest city of the Republic of Panama, the southernmost country of Central America. It is located at the Pacific entrance of the Panama Canal. The view is from the Tivoli Hotel, Ancon, the veranda to the right. Captioned in reverse in plate. From ‘Joseph Pennell’s pictures of the Panama Canal’, the artist's most famous lithographic series. In January of 1912, Pennell went to the Isthmus of Panama to draw the work on the canal for Century Magazine and London Illustrated News. There were 28 large lithographs in the series, issued in an edition of 50. Joseph Pennell (1857 – 1926) was a painter, illustrator and etcher, born in Pennsylvania, USA, the son of Philadelphia Quaker parents. He was a pupil in the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts between 1878-80, and his unusual ability in etching was early recognized by his instructor, James L. Claghorn.
See Print Collector's Quarterly Oct. 1912 p.291. See Library of Congress 12023736.
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