Edward Frank Gillett drypoint
Artists pencil signed proof
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etching with drypoint
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Edward Frank Gillett; 1874 - 1927, Etcher, illustrator and painter, born in Warlingham, Suffolk the son of a local curate. Educated at Holt, Norfolk, Gillett left school at 16 and was employed as a clerk by Lloyd’s of London. Known for his paintings, engravings and black and white illustrative drawings, Frank was a leading artist for the Daily Graphic. After that time, he was mainly occupied in painting and engraving sporting subjects and rural scenes. It is estimated that Frank Gillett created less than fifty original drypoint engravings during his career.
Etched with superb plate tone and detail, a fine atmospheric etching which is bright and unfaded in black ink, with excellent tonal values and detail. The image size measuring approximately 27 cms. x 34 cms. (10½ x 13½ ins.) within a strong platemark and excellent impression, on laid paper sheet size 32 cms x 44 cms. (12¼ x 17 ins.)
Signed with the artist initial in the image and in pencil by the artist beneath the image.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is very good with handling marks condusive with age.