Parlor Organ

Edith Newton

Edith Newton, (1878-1962), Parlor Organ. Lithograph, 1936, A.A.G. Ed. of probably no more than 100, 8-1/2 x 10-3/4, signed & dated in pencil, dedicated l. l., "To Mr. & Mrs. William H. Percy on their 50th Wedding Anniversary", on cream wove paper, Pale stain at image edge left center & top left. American Artist's Group published prints were unsigned and the editions called unlimited, though they are usually considered to be around 100, but signed impressions are rare. Newton, a life long New Milford resident, developed a unique folk art drawing style and attention to the smallest details in her work. This actual room, including the organ, is preserved just as it looks here, at the New Milford Historical Society in New Milford, CT. Newton was friends with Wanda Gag, who for a time lived a few miles north in Gaylordsville , and with Ruth Gannett, who lived just a few miles further north in West Cornwall, CT. There are strong stylistic affinities between the lithographs of all three of these CT women printmakers.

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