|Description: We offer an original mezzotint by Reynold H. Weidenaar. The plate size is 10” x 15” on ivory wove paper (12 ¾” x 17 ⅝”) and the piece is signed and titled along the lower margin in graphite: “Grain Threshers, Old Mexico Reynold H. Weidenaar.” This print was made for the Albany Print Club for 1948-49 in an edition of 150. Mezzotints often lend a particular moodiness to a scene and this print is no exception. Weidenaar depicts grain threshers with a subversive lack of pastoral quietude. The horses look like war horses, stamping through smoke while farm hands' whips curl menacingly in the air. Item #PR00259.
Reynold Henry Weidenaar was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1915. He studied formally at the Kansas City Art Institute and trained with many artists and printmakers independently. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1944. His work in in collection at the Library of Congress, the Detroit Institute of Art and the Honolulu Academy of Art.
Condition: There are two small pieces of mounting tape on recto and three small pieces on verso, as issued by the Albany Print Club. The print retains its full margins and is in fine untouched condition.