Saint Paul, Alpes Maritimes

Accession Number

Saint Paul, Alpes Maritimes

John Taylor Arms

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
etching on paper

10 7/16 in x 14 3/16 in (26.5 cm x 36 cm);10 7/16 in x 14 3/16 in (26.5 cm x 36 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Carl Fredric Clarke

Subject matter
The print depicts the commune of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, which is located in the southeastern French department of Alpes-Maritimes. The walls date to the 16th century, and the prominent tower is part of the Keep, a 12-13th century chateau that, since the 18th century, has housed the town hall.
This plate was etched for the Cleveland Print Society.

Physical Description
The print depicts a walled town situated on top of a hill. Farmland, with assorted trees and enclosures, as well as telephone poles, stretches out below the walled village, especially in the middle and lower right portion of the image. While the lower left foreground remains largely empty, a body of water, with a boat, is visible in the top left background. The hilltop town clusters around a tower, which is circled by birds. Clouds are lightly indicated, as is smoke rising from several chimneys in the village.
On plate lower right: "St. Paul, Alpes, Maritimes/Arms 1927". Signed lower right in margin: "John Taylor Arms - 1927".

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
intaglio print

Collection Area

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French Medieval architecture styles
city walls
cityscapes (representations)
hill towns
modern and contemporary art
telephone poles
towers (building divisions)
townscapes (representations)

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