Woodcut Lithographic Reproduction
Unknown proofs were produced
Print size: 18″ x 24″
Image size: 13 3/4″ x 20″
Note: this print is not individually numbered or signed; the writing along the bottom was signed in the plate. Originally owned and commissioned for reproduction by Alaska Federal Savings and Loan, a bank which was later acquired by Northrim Bank, it was offered for free as part of a “suite” of other Alaskan-artist lithographs for a $500 deposit to an account with the bank.
A few artist proofs are known to exist; these examples have its title, signature, and date written by the artist in pencil, and “imp,” indicating Dale hand-pulled the print. This version is identical to Old Harbor, Sitka – 1837.
DeArmond had said “(it) was done from old engravings of that period combined with my own memories of Sitka. It shows Baranof’s Castle and a small part of the town and the old Russian Church which was built much closer to the shore than the present site of the Cathedral.”