Etchings

Gerona

Signed and numbered in ink. Plate signed and dated in the lower right. C. 1921. Plate measures 7 3/8 x 12 7/8 on 8 3/4 x 15 inch laid type paper. Catalog: Hardie 213. Print 8 in an edition of 76. Born into poverty, McBey was primarily self-taught, becoming a very well respected artist and leading figure of the British Etching Revival. He traveled extensively throughout Europe, America and the Middle East, creating remarkable etchings of the places he visited. This print has a unique perspective as well as a rich drypoint burr.

The Knight's Return

Pencil signed "Airy" in the lower left. Remarque of a swan in the lower right. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 5 1/4 on 10 7/8 x 7 3/4 inch wove type paper. The artist's flowing lines depict a dancing couple surrounded by shadowy, treacherous figures.

La Casa di Mario, Venice

Pencil signed "H A Webster" in the lower right. C. 1930. Catalog: Webster 105. Plate measures 7 3/4 x 10 7/8 inches on 9 3/4 x 12 7/8 inch watermarked arches laid type paper. Signed artist's proof. Plate destroyed. This print has a rich drypoint burr and dramatic use of light and shadow. Herman Webster was an American artist who moved to Paris in the early 20th century to attend the Academy Julien. There he studied under J. P. Laurens and Eugene Bejot, and was also greatly influenced by the etchings of Whistler and Meryon.

Cavendish Church

C. 1944. Pencil signed and dated in the lower right. "II" inscribed in pencil in the lower left. Number two in his "English Church" series. Edition of 155. Catalog: Fletcher 381. Plate measures 9 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches on 11 1/2 x 8 inch watermarked laid type paper. Collector's mark in lower right corner of paper. Arms worked on this plate for a total of 289 hours.

Léon

Etching of Léon, Spain. Trial proof. Pencil signed and dated 1923 in the lower right corner. Print measures 7 1/8 by 11 1/4 inches in a 16 x 19 inch gold frame. #1 in his Spanish Church Series. Catalog: Fletcher 140. Printed by Frederick Reynolds. This plate was done with the assistance of Kerr Eby. This atmospheric print showcases the artist's incredible eye for detail.

St. Paul's, Covent Garden

Plate signed in the lower left. Signed in ink in the lower right. Edition of 30. Titled and editioned in ink near bottom edge of paper. Print is adhered to matboard. Plate measures 6 1/2 x 8 1/8 inches on 10 1/2 x 13 3/4 inch paper. A sharp, finely detailed etching with rich drypoint burr of daily life on a busy street in Covent Garden Market against the backdrop of St Paul’s Church portico.

The Reader (Nathaniel Royds)

Plate signed and dated 1920. Signed "Lumsden imp" indicating that the artist printed it himself. A skillfully done portrait with a rich drypoint burr. Plate measures 5 7/8 inches x 8 1/4 inches on 9 1/4 x 11 1/8 inch thin watermarked laid type paper. The subject is the Reverend Nathaniel Royds, the father-in-law of the artist.

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