John Gerald Platt; 'Morit-sur-Loing' 1925
Artist pencil signed
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Moret-sur-Loing is a former commune in the Seine-et-Marne department in the Île-de-France region in north-central France.
Moret-sur-Loing and Écuelles merged becoming one commune called Orvanne, which merged into the new commune Moret-Loing-et-Orvanne, the town was a source of inspiration for Monet, Renoir and Sisley.
John Gerald Platt
John Gerald Platt; 1892-1975. English etcher. born in Bolton, Lancashire. John studied at the Leicester School of Art and became Drawing Master at the Kingston School of Art and master wood-engraver at Goldsmiths College. Member of the Academy of Royal Engravers in 1924.
A very fine original drypoint etching which is bright and unfaded, with excellent plate tone, detail and drypoint burr in black ink, the image measuring approximately 25 cms. x 20 cms, (10 x 8 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet size of 32 cms. x 24 cms, (12½ x 9½ ins.)
Signed, dated and titled in pencil by the artist in the lower margin.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.