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At a Glance
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
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
Voyager record created PTL 9/24.2013.
2012-10-23 File created.
2019-05-20 EAD was imported spring 2019 as part of the ArchivesSpace Phase II migration.
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.