Herbert Barnard John Everett
Original pencil signed soft ground etching
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original soft ground etching
Herbert Barnard John Everett; 1876–1949 Dorchester born painter and etcher.
Cornwall was an important influence for Everett, and he first visited in 1896. He stayed at St Ives with friends who were establishing the St Ives Arts Club, in order to pursue marine and coastal painting. Close freind of Thomas Hardy, John enrolled at the Slade School of Art in London, studying there for a year before signing on as a sailor in a sailing ship going to Australia. His address was in London in 1900, and Co Wicklow, Ireland in 1904.
Following the end of WWI Everett went to Helston in 1919. He then moved on to Porthleven before renting a studio at Sennen, which he chose for its good view of the sea.
This etching has retained its excellent colouring, bright and unfaded, with fine textures and plate tone, in a black ink, the image measures approximately 30 cms. x 25 cms. (12 x 10 ins.) within a fine but evident platemark and impression.
Printed on laid paper sheet size 34 cms. x 29 cms, (13½ x 11½ ins.)
Sgned by the artist in pencil below the image.
Unframed and unmounted the condition of the image and sheet is good with some scratches in the image and handling marks condusive with age.