V. Motz (19th cent.)

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V. Motz (19th cent.)

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V. Motz (19th cent.)
"Thomas Retreat"
Pencil
12 x 31 inches
Signed lower right: V. Motz
1884

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V. Motz is an anonymous 19th century American artist. No information can be dug up on this particular artists including his first name. His style is beautiful in this pencil drawing of Thomas Retreat which looks to be an estate located in the North East presumedly Pennsylvania.

This is a 19th century American estate dated 1884 and masterfully drawn with precision. It is as though it was to serve as a permanent glimpse in time of an early American estate that could have been easily forgotten. It is signed and dated in the bottom right corner "V. Motz 84" and titled "Thomas Retreat". This drawing of the estate has twenty listed buildings and notable locations along the bottom. Each field, building, road etc.. is numbered from 1-20 and you can look on the bottom to see what each building is labeled as. The listings contain "Cottage in the Road, Fancy Chicken House, Fruit Lake, Smith Shop, New Barrack, Bath House, and many more. The detail in the pencil drawing is masterfully done as every every single brick in the house is visible, children playing in the front yard and even a young woman standing in the doorway of the house.

Their is slight toning, foxing, small tears along the border, and two folds in the left and right center vertically. The small rips are very minor and do not detrack from the picture and at one point this was folded previous to its framing. This is professionally framed and matted and has a non reflective archival glass. The pencil is in great condition with very minimal to no fading. This piece has no UV damage and the pencil is still very dark and rich. This is truly a one of a kind incredible piece of early American work hand drawn in pencil with exceptional skill rarely seen. It would make a tremendous addition to any collection, gallery, or museum. 

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