Charles F.W. Mielatz (1869-1919). "Out of Commission." [Ship “Morningstar”, Boston Harbor].
1887. 13 1/2 x 21 3/4. Etching. Signed in plate and in pencil by the artist. Light mat burn in margins. Very good condition.
Charles F.W. Mielatz (1869-1919) was a German etcher and art teacher who emigrated to America as a boy, learned etching in Newport, RI, from James J. Calahan, studied in Chicago, and made a name for himself with his etchings of the Newport region, where he lived until about 1887. He then moved to New York City, where he began a series of studies of the city, showing a superb talent for portraying its architecture. From 1904 to 1919 he taught at the NAD.