James Hamilton Hay
Pencil signed drypoint
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Product Code: 130803-2
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James Hamilton Hay; 1874-1916, born in Liverpool. The son of an architect, he attended Liverpool School of Art and studied painting under Talmage and Julius Olsson at St.Ives. He was a member of the London Group and friend of Augustus Edwin John.
Aside from three experimental etched plates made between 1898 and 1900, James Hamilton Hay did not make any original prints until 1913. Inspired by the example of Francis Dodd he took up drypoint engraving. James Hamilton Hay's style was much influenced by Henry Rushbury. Over the following three years, J.Hamilton Hay only made 53 original drypoints.
This very fine etching with drypoint which is bright and unfaded, with excellent detail and plate tone in black ink, the image size measuring approximately 33 cms. x 21 cms. (13 x 8 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression, on a laid paper sheet size of 38 cms. x 26 cms. (15 x 10 ins.)
Signed by the artist in pencil in the lower margin.
Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is very good.