Sitka – 1830 (1977)

Woodcut Lithographic Reproduction
Dale DeArmond
Unlimited Edition
Unknown proofs were produced

Print size: 18" x 24"
Image size: 13 ¾" x 20"

Editor's 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 (later acquired by Northrim Bank), it was offered for free as part of a "suite" of other Alaskan-artist lithographs for a $500.00 deposit to an account with the bank.

A few artist proofs are known to exist; these examples have its title, signature, and date pencil-written by the artist, 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."