C1927

Head Lights Over the Hill

Superb mezzotint by Sir Frank Short of a car coming over a hill on the road from Seaford to New Haven, Sussex. One of Short’s finest and most sought after mezzotints. Printed on wove paper, signed in pencil below plate … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Head Lights Over the Hill

Date:

C1927

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

Mezzotint signed in pencil lower right.

Image Size: 

198mm 
x 152mm

Paper Size: 

298mm 
x 230mm
AUTHENTICITY
Head Lights Over the Hill - Vintage Print from 1927

Guaranteed Vintage Item
dated:

1927

Description:

Superb mezzotint by Sir Frank Short of a car coming over a hill on the road from Seaford to New Haven, Sussex. One of Short’s finest and most sought after mezzotints.

Printed on wove paper, signed in pencil below plate mark on right and titled at lower left sheet. The price of £ 5 5 0 is written in pencil at lower right.

This example has wide margins and has never been framed.

Provenance:
From the estate of the Australian print maker, John Barclay Godson ( 1882 – 1957).

Collections:
National Gallery Australia: Accession no NGA 80.512

reference:
Martin Hardie, ‘The Liber Studiorum mezzotints of FS after Turner’ (London 1938)

Sir Francis Frank Short (1857 - 1945)

Sir Francis Frank Short PPRE (1857-1945) was a British printmaker and teacher of printmaking. He revived the practices of mezzotint and pure aquatint, while expanding the expressive power of line in drypoint, etching and engraving. Short also wrote about printmaking to educate a wider public and was President of the Royal Society of Painter Etcher & Engavers (now styled the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers) from 1910 to 1938.

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