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Ernest D. Roth etchings of Columbia University buildings, 1938

Summary Information

At a Glance

Call No.: UA#0193
Bib ID 9696741 View CLIO record
Creator(s) Roth, Ernest David, 1879-1964
Title Ernest D. Roth etchings of Columbia University buildings, 1938
Physical Description 1 linear feet (1 flat box)
Language(s) English .

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Scope and Content

Five original etchings depicting buildings on the campus of Columbia University. Each etching is signed and dated by the artist "Ernest D. Roth / 1938". Each print is in ecellent condition within an original mat and protected by original tissue guards. Four of the original six printed lables are present. The prints and labels have been preserved in the original buckram portfolio titled "Columbia Etchings / By Ernest D. Roth, N.A. / Columbia University Press." All are in excellent condition. The drawings are on extended loan to the Columbia University Alumni Center.

Using the Collection

Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Restrictions on Access

This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Single photocopies may be made for research purposes. The RBML maintains ownership of the physical material only. Copyright remains with the creator and his/her heirs. The responsibility to secure copyright permission rests with the patron.

Preferred Citation

Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Ernest D. Roth etchings of Columbia University buildings; University Archives, Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Columbia University Library.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Processing Information

Voyager record created PTL 9/24.2013.

Revision Description

2012-10-23 File created.

2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.

Subject Headings

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Portfolios Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID


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Columbia University Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Buildings Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Columbia University -- Pictorial works Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Etching, American Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Morningside Heights, Inc. Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID
Roth, Ernest David, 1879-1964 Portal CLIO ArchiveGRID

History / Biographical Note

Biographical / Historical

Ernest D. Roth (1879-1964) was born in Stuttgard, Germany. He came to the United States at an early age and studied at the National Academy of Design with James D. Smillie. He returned to Europe in 1905 and remained there etching the hill towns, cathedrals, and cities of Europe. Returning to the United states in 1920, he produced many prints of architecture of New York and Philadelphia.

Similar to other artists of his time, Roth travelled to Europe to record landscapes. His works are located in a variety of institutions: the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Art Institute of Chicago; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Uffizi Gallery, Florence; Brooklyn Museum, NY; NY Public Library; and many others. He was awarded prizes by the Salmagundi Club in 1911, 1912, 1915, 1917 and 1918; by the Chicago Society of Etchers in 1914 and 1936; by the Society of American Etchers in 1935; and by the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1930. He was awarded a silver medal for etching and a bronze medal for painting at the Panama-Pacific Exposition in 1915.

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Series I: Ernest D. Roth etchings of Columbia University buildings

Flatbox 1 Earl Hall, 1938.

Flatbox 1 Hamilton Hall, 1938.

Flatbox 1 Kent Hall, 1938.

Flatbox 1 School of Mines, 1938.

Flatbox 1 South Court, 1938.