1906 (undated) 17 x 30 in (43.18 x 76.2 cm)
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A scarce 1906 photogravure bird's-eye view of Yale University drawn by Richard Rummell. The view oriented to the east with Richardson Auditorium prominent at center. To the right the iconic fortresslike Blair Hall clock tower is notable. At the far right is the old Halstead Observatory, site of today's Joline Hall. Nassau streets runs at a diagonal through the foreground.
Rummell (1848-1924) was an American landscape artist known for his drawings of American universities. At the turn of the century, Littig & Company commissioned Rummell to prepare watercolors of some of the nation's most prestigious colleges. From these watercolors, copper-plates were engraved and a limited number of engravings were issued. Most of Rummell's university views are strikingly similar in style, reveling the entire campus in panoramic splendor. The views are uniformly issued from an altitude of about 300 feet, suggesting the Rummell most likely worked form a balloon.
Today Arader Galleries has acquired many of the original printing plates for Rummell's college views and has issued a number of restrikes, but the original printings have become extremely rare.
Good. Some mat burn and toning. Could be cleaned, but we have chosen to leave this to the buyer. Looks beautiful as is. Minor repaired puncture upper right corner.
OCLC 54650256. Boston Public Library, Leventhal Center, G5400 1730 .