S. J. Ferris Self-portrait


Stephen James Ferris etched this self-portrait in October of 1880, probably as one of the prints exchanged by members of the Philadelphia Society of Etchers. Ferris was a founding member of the society, which formed earlier that year, three years after the establishment of the New York Etching Club, the first in the United States. Ferris had seen the etching process demonstrated in 1860 by John Sartain, an engraver. In 1875 Ferris produced one of his earliest etchings to be commercially published in the United States, a portrait of Mariano Fortuny (1838–1874).

Date Made: 1880

Graphic Artist: Ferris, Stephen James

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

Subject: Portraits


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Exhibition Location:

Related Publication: Prints of Nature: Poetic Etchings of Mary Nimmo Moran

Credit Line: Ferris Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.14388.02Accession Number: 94830Catalog Number: 14388

Object Name: printetching

Physical Description: paper (overall material)ink (overall material)Measurements: image: 12.5 cm x 9.5 cm; 4 15/16 in x 3 3/4 inplate: 13.5 cm x 10 cm; 5 5/16 in x 3 15/16 insheet: 29 cm x 20.5 cm; 11 7/16 in x 8 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a6-0d2e-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1001661

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