Stokesay Castle by John Taylor Arms (American, 1887-1953), original etching on wove paper, pencil signed in lower margin, edition of 365. From his English Series #9; ref. Fletcher 369; miniature series #30. Dated 1942. Plate size: 2 1/4 in. x 2 15/16/in. Excellent condition and offered in the original gilded frame, with original description affixed to the reverse of frame. John Taylor Arms was born in Washington, D.C. in 1887; he became one of America's best known printmakers, and his etchings use crisp, fine lines to render the subjects in remarkable detail. He became enamored with Gothic architecture and believed that Gothic architecture was man's greatest achievement. His works are in the permanent collections of the British Museum, Metropolitan Museum (NY), Library of Congress, and Biblioteque Nationale, in Paris. He maintained a residence near Pomfret, Vermont.