Anders Zorn (Swedish, 1860-1920). Etching on paper titled "Kyrkstot," alternatively titled "Beadle," depicting a portrait of an elderly man in a hat, 1911. Either a 2nd or 3rd state printing. Pencil signed along the lower right. Further signed and dated in plate along the upper left; dated in plate again along the lower left.
Karl Asplund, "Zorns Graverade Verk, Del II" (A.B.H. Bukowskis Konsthandel: Stockholm, 1921), page 382, plate 244.
Axel L. Romdahl, "Anders Zorn: Som Etsare," (Kulturhistoriska Forlaget: Stockholm, 1928), page 100, plate A.244.
Edited Birgitta Sandstrom, "Zorn: I Svart Och Vitt," (Zornmuseet: Mora, Sweden, 2002), page 199, plate A.244.Image; height: 6 in x width: 4 1/4 in. Sheet; height: 11 1/4 in x width: 9 1/4 in.
There are no tears, losses, or restorations. The sheet is toned and there is acidic burn along all four edges encircling the impression. There is a slight undulation throughout the sheet. There is framer's tape along the upper edge from a previous framing that measures approx. 7 1/2 in. There are a few minute spots of soiling along the verso that do not affect the recto. Unframed.
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