Frank Short; 'Bridgnorth' after Thomas Girtin 1885
Plate signed etching
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'Bridgnorth, Shropshire, England'
Sir Frank Job Short
after the painting by
1885. Etching. Hardie 172
Sir Frank Job Short; 1857-1945; In 1883 Frank entered the Royal College of Art and became an instructor of etching and the head professor of the engraving school. He was elected President of the Society of Painter-Etchers and was selected as an academician of the Royal Academy of Art and served as its treasurer.
Thomas Girtin; 1775-1802, English painter and etcher, friend and rival of J. M. W. Turner.
A very fine atmospheric etching which has bright and unfaded colouring, with very rich dark brown intaglio ink lines and detail. The image measures 23 cms. x 15 cms.(9¼ x 6 ins.)
Printed within a strong platemark and impression on a medium wove paper sheet size 28 cms. x 20 cms.(11 x 8 ins.)
The etching is signed with Frank Shorts monogram in the image to bottom left corner.
Unframed and unmounted, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and the sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.