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Ernest D. Roth Etchings of Columbia University buildings, 1938.

Summary Information

At a Glance

Title:Ernest D. Roth Etchings of Columbia University buildings, 1938.
Physical description:1 linear ft. (1 flat box).
Language(s):In English


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.

Using the Collection

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This collection is located on-site.

This collection has no restrictions.

Restrictions on Use

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 in the City of New York.

About the Finding Aid / Processing Information

Columbia University Archives; machine readable finding aid created by Columbia University Libraries Digital Library Program Division

Processing Information

Voyager record created 9/24.2013 PTL

Machine readable finding aid generated from MARC-AMC source via XSLT conversion October 23, 2012

Finding aid written in English.

    2012-10-23 File created.

Subject Headings

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

History / Biographical Note

Biographical Note

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.