Llewellyn Petley Jones etching; 1977
Artist signed etching
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original drypoint proof etching
Llewellyn Petley-Jones; 1908-1986, Born in Edmonton, Canada, Llewellyn learnt his craft from printed media and showed a gift for painting and drawing. After working as a bank clerk he took up painting and became a member of the Edmonton Art Club.
He taught art from his studio in Edmonton, 1934 he moved to London and then set up a studio in the Montparnasse section of Paris.
Once married he and his wife went to Italy but had to flee the country before Mussolini declared war. All his Italian paintings were lost as they left. Llewellyn applied to the British navy during World War II but was employed to manufacture bomb sites in London.
Travelling frequently to Paris, France, he would return to Canada for some time before coming back to England settling with his family in Richmond where he established a studio.
A fine drypoint etching which is bright and unfaded in black ink, with fine detail, plate tone and drypoint burr. The image size measuring approximately 18 cms. x 22 cms. (7 x 8½ ins.) within a strong platemark and impression, on a laid paper sheet size of 22 cms. x 25 cms. (8½ x 10 ins.)
Signed and dated in the image and titled an signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin.
The sheet also has the number 9 in pencil in the lower margin.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.