Available works by: John Taylor Arms  American (1887 - 1953)  

John Taylor Arms is one of the most celebrated American printmakers of the early 20th century. Trained as an architect at Massachusetts Institute of Technology,  Arms served in the Navy during World War I, where he fell in love with European architecture, especially the gothic cathedrals that he believed were man's greatest architectural achievements to date.   During the 1920s, Arms began to devote himself to etching, working in England, France, and Italy as well as the U.S.  He is known for his unsurpassed attention to architectural detail, often achieved with the aid of a magnifying glass and sewing needle in the etching ground.  The prints of John Taylor Arms are in countless major collections,  including the Library of Congress, the British Museum, and the Bibliotheque Nationale.

John Taylor Arms : From Knoedler

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

From Knoedler's Window MCMXXXV

Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: 1936
Edition : Artist's proof IV/V; regular edition of 271
Signature: Signed
References: Fletcher 293 iv/v
Size: 5-1/8 x 5 inches
Stock Number: [42467c]
Price: $700.00

John Taylor Arms : Santa Maria Major (sic), Ronda. at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

Santa Maria Major (sic), Ronda.

Series: Image 13 from SPANISH CHURCH SERIES
Medium: Etching
Year: 1935
Edition : Numbered II
Signature: Signed
References: Fletcher 288
Provenance: Commissioned by American College Society of Print Collectors
Size: 8-1/8 x 5-3/8 inches
Stock Number: [42986]
Price: $400.00

John Taylor Arms : A Tower of Saint Front, Périgueux at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

A Tower of Saint Front, Périgueux

Series: Image 22 from FRENCH CHURCH SERIES
Medium: Etching
Year: 1928
Edition : Edition 100
Signature: Signed. Initialed and dated in plate.
Printer: Printed by Frederick Reynolds
References: Fletcher 212
Size: 12 x 5-1/16 inches
Condition: Light soiling. Skinning verso in top margin.
Stock Number: [43095c]
Price: $200.00

John Taylor Arms : Battle Wagon at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

Battle Wagon

Series: #1 for U.S. Navy Series
Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: 1943
Edition : Edition 872
Signature: Signed
References: Fletcher 376
Size: 11-3/4 x 17-3/4 inches
Condition: Light matburn. Slight stress around platemark due to printing pressure.
Stock Number: 29867c
Price: $625.00

John Taylor Arms : Puerta del Obispo, Zamora (The Bishop

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

Puerta del Obispo, Zamora (The Bishop's Door, Zamora)

Series: Spanish Church Series No. 9
Medium: Etching on Head & Co paper
Year: 1933
Edition : Total edition 160, one of 100 impressions on green J
Signature: Signed
References: Reference: Fletcher 266
Size: 12-5/8 x 7-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 30266c
Price: $625.00

John Taylor Arms : A Swordfisherman, Nantucket (color version) at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

A Swordfisherman, Nantucket (color version)

Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: 1920
Edition : Edition 75 in black
Signature: Signed 100 in color
References: Reference: Fletcher 52
Size: 3-7/8 x 3 inches
Stock Number: 30268c
Price: $1500.00

John Taylor Arms : Il Sacro Monte, Varese at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

Il Sacro Monte, Varese

Series: Italian Series No. 9.
Medium: Etching on green paper
Year: 1927
Edition : Edition 100
Signature: Signed
References: Fletcher 191
Size: 8 x 7-1/4 inches
Condition: Minor ink smudges in margin
Stock Number: 29815c
Price: $350.00

John Taylor Arms : Angoulême (The Cathedral of St. Pierre) at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

Angoulême (The Cathedral of St. Pierre)

Series: #2 for French Church Series
Medium: Etching
Year: 1924
Edition : Edition 150
Signature: Signed
References: Fletcher 146
Size: 6 x 11-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 29816c
Price: $350.00

John Taylor Arms : The Rose, Beauvais at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

The Rose, Beauvais

Medium: Etching
Year: 1925
Edition : Edition 156
Signature: Signed and dated in pencil
References: Reference: Fletcher 161
Size: 12-1/8 x 7-1/4 inches
Stock Number: 18428
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John Taylor Arms : Palazzo Dell

John Taylor Arms American (1887-1953)

Palazzo Dell'Angelo

Series: Italian Series, No. 19
Medium: Etching
Year: 1931
Edition : 100
Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil
Size: 7-1/4 x 6-3/4 inches
Stock Number: 47085c
Price: $2200.00

John Taylor Arms : Stockholm at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

Stockholm

Medium: Etching and aquatint
Edition : 333
Signature: Signed in pencil
References: Fletcher 346
Size: 7-5/8 x 13-1/2 inches
Condition: Toned
Stock Number: 30805c
Price: $950.00

John Taylor Arms : Venetian Mirror / Alt title: The Grand Canal, Venice at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms American (1887-1953)

Venetian Mirror / Alt title: The Grand Canal, Venice

Series: Italian Series, No. 27
Medium: Etching
Year: 1935
Edition : 100
Signature: Signed and numbered in pencil
Size: 6-3/8 x 14-1/8 inches
Stock Number: 47086c
Price: $7500.00

John Taylor Arms : A Devil of Notre Dame at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms (1887 - 1953)

A Devil of Notre Dame

Series: #13 from Gargoyle Series
Medium: Etching
Year: Date of Impression 1929
Edition : Annotated personal proof
Signature: Signed
References: Fletcher 222
Size: 8 x 5-1/2 inches
Stock Number: 43869c
Price: $1500.00

John Taylor Arms : Crystal and Jade / Homage to Jacquemart at Davidson Galleries

John Taylor Arms American (1887-1953)

Crystal and Jade / Homage to Jacquemart

Medium: Etching and aquatint
Year: 1936/1940
Edition : Artist's proof
Signature: Signed
References: Fletcher 301 final state
Size: 7-3/8 x 6-5/8 inches
Stock Number: 47649c
Price: $500.00