Charles J. Watson 'Saint-Riquier, France' , 1911
Pencil signed drypoint etching
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Saint-Riquier is a commune in the Somme department in Hauts-de-France in northern France.
Charles J. Watson
Charles John Watson R.E; 1846-1927. English painter and etcher of many subjects, with his landscapes focused mainly on Northern France, Venice and Norfolk. Born in Norwich, he was a medal winner at Chicago’s International Exhibition, 1893 and in Paris in 1900. He was a founder member of the Royal Society of Painter Etchers and Engravers.
A fine etching with drypoint which has bright and unfaded colour, with excellent fine detail and black ink intaglio detail, lines and plate tone. The image size measuring approximately 28 cms. x 23 cms. (11 x 9 ins.) within a fine platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet size of 32 cms. x 28 cms.( 12½ x 11 ins.) with partial watermark.
Signed and dated in the image and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin.
Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is very good with handling marks condusive with age.