This is a print of the original etching called `Giant Saguaro', framed by Miller Sterling Co., of Phoenix Arizona. It is in very good condition. No stains or flocking. Framed, it measures 8 ¾" x 6 ¾". The opening in the mat for the image size is 3" x 3 7/8". Signed lower left R 1943.
The following is attributed to his Biography found in the Archives of AskART:
"Richardson Rome, born in Minneapolis, is noted for his 1920's and 30's etchings and block prints of Rocky Mountain National Park and his watercolors of many Colorado landscapes.
In 1931, Rome and a friend, Dave Sterling [sic Stirling], opened a studio in Estes Park, Colorado, where they proceeded to combine the esthetic and the practical to meet the situation. With a small press and a quantity of fine French paper-which they were lucky enough to get hold of, they started to produce various types of stationery, each bearing the print of an original etching. The subject matter for the pictures came from the surrounding beauty of the mountain country, and the idea caught on immediately with the tourist public.
However, certain of Rome's etchings have met the criterion of the most discriminating. They are to be; found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Brooklyn Museum of Art; and the William Rockhill Nelson Gallery of Art in Kansas City."