Yale Fence

  • Yale Fence
Title: Yale Fence

Date: Restrike from the original c1910 copperplate.

Author / Map-Maker / Publisher: Littig Co. / R. Rummell

Notes: Around 1905, Littig & Company commissioned the accomplished artist Richard Rummell (1848-1924) to create watercolors of some of the nations most prestigious colleges. From these watercolors, copper-plates were engraved and a limited number of pulls (engravings) were distributed.

Unlike other college views of the period, the Rummell plates are glorious panoramic views of the entire campus. Art historians speculate that since the views appear to be drawn from an altitude of about 300 ft., it is likely that the artist worked from a balloon.

The engravings from the original printings, mostly done prior to 1915 are rarely seen and mostly unavailable. In the mid-century the original copper plates were discovered in New York and reprinted by a master printer and hand watercolored.

This is a example of an early restrike from the 50s and 60s that were created from the original copper plate and hand watercolored.

Dimensions: 17” x 30” (plate mark)