George Elbert Burr (1857-1939)

Available Works

"Gems of purest workmanship" was the description given to the etchings of George Elbert Burr (1857-1939) in the artist's obituary in the New York Times. Best known for his exquisite copperplate etchings of the vast desert and mountain regions of Arizona and Colorado, Burr is considered one of the finest of the early 20th century American printmakers and is without parallel in the genre of western landscape. His prints are in a number of prominent collections including the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the British Museum, and The New York Public Library.

• Related Links: American Prints

Colorado and the Rocky Mountains

  • -thumbnail-
    Sentinel Pine

    Etching and drypoint, 1916. Signed and titled in pencil. Monogram in plate. Trial proof - second state. Reference: Seeber 135.
    10 x 6-7/8 inches.
    28801c
    SOLD

Arizona and the American Southwest

European Scenes

  • -thumbnail-
    In a Village Near Mentone

    Watercolor, 1927. Signed.
    21-1/4 x 10 inches.
    28887c
    $3000
  • -thumbnail-
    Temple of the Sibyl, Tivoli

    Drypoint. Signed and titled in pencil. Monogram in plate. Watermark: F. J. Head & Co. Reference: Seeber 86.
    9-7/8 x 6-7/8 inches.
    28869c
    $250
  • -thumbnail-
    Fairy Glen, North Wales

    Drypoint. Signed and titled in pencil. Monogram in plate. Reference: Seeber 72. Exhibited at the Panama-Pacific Exposition, San Francisco, 1915.
    7-13/16 x 4-7/8 inches.
    28843c
    SOLD
  • -thumbnail-
    Neuthor, Nurenberg

    Etching. Signed and titled in pencil. Monogram in plate. Annotated “Trial Proof - Final State.” Reference: Seeber 127.
    6-15/16 x 5-3/8 inches.
    28871c
    $200