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Nestlings

A work made of color soft ground etching with aquatint, on white wove paper.

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  • A work made of color soft ground etching with aquatint, on white wove paper.

Date:

1954

Artist:

Vera Berdich
American, 1915-2003

About this artwork

This print was developed by Vera Berdich during a summer spent teaching etching at Ox-Bow. Inspired by the surrounding natural environment in Michigan, as well as by her childhood memories of time spent in the wilds of Wisconsin, the artist used leaves to make impressions in the soft ground of the plate.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Vera Berdich

Title

Nestlings

Place

United States (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1954

Medium

Color soft ground etching with aquatint, on white wove paper

Dimensions

Image/plate: 24.7 × 17.2 cm (9 3/4 × 6 13/16 in.); Sheet: 32.2 × 21.4 cm (12 11/16 × 8 7/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Vera Berdich in memory of Harold Joachim

Reference Number

1984.666

Extended information about this artwork

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