Charles Adams Platt (1861 - 1933)
Charles Adams Platt, a printmaker, painter, and architect, was born in New York City. He trained as an etcher and landscape painter with Stephen Parrish, attended the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League in New York, and subsequently studied in Paris the Académie Julian, exhibiting his etchings and paintings at the Paris Salon of 1885. Platt was also associated with the Cornish Art Colony at Cornish, New Hampshire, formed by Augustus St. Gaudens.
Primarily an influential landscape designer and architect, he executed numerous architectural commissions including residential and institutional buildings, served as a trustee of the American Academy in Rome from 1919, became its president from 1928 to his death, and served on the U. S. Commission of Fine arts.
Etching on laid paper, 1888; edition not stated. Image size 10¾" x 6¾". Signed and dated in the plate in lower right corner of the image; "Copyright by Frederick A. Stokes & Brother" in upper right-hand corner just above the image. A beautiful impression in fine overall condition excepting a faint line from an earlier mat. Second published state. Rice 98.
Low Tide, Honfleur
Etching on cream laid paper, 1887; edition not stated. Image size 6-1/16" x 4-5/16"; sheet size 12" x 8-5/8". Signed and dated C A Platt, 1887 in the lower right hand corner of the image. A rich, well-inked impression in fine condition, with two mild handling creases away from the image.