|Description: We offer an original etching by Marguerite Kirmse. The plate size is 7 ¾” x 5 ¾”, titled and signed under the image in graphite “Up for Inspection, Marguerite Kirmse” and housed in a period black frame 13 ½” x 10 ¾”. Kirmse’s terriers are always rendered with care, this print is no exception. An alert parent, in scruffy profile, attends to a young and unsure puppy with a simple home exterior as backdrop. Item #PR00207.
Marguerite Kirmse (1885 - 1954) was born in England and decided to emigrate to the United States on holiday with friends in 1910. She was a trained harpist, but her fondness for animal illustration grew into a full-fledged career. She published Dogs (1930) and Dogs in the Field (1935) and produced many other works as book illustrations and commissions for breeders and kennel clubs.
Condition: Stong impression, fine condition, not examined out of frame.