Percy Robertson; Eashing (Goldalming, Surrey) village, 1890
Plate signed etching
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Eashing is a small village near Godalming, Surrey. It is believed that the historic double bridge, which spans the River Wey and a carrier stream, was built by the monks of Waverley Abbey.
Percy Robertson; 1868-1934, British artist born in Bellagio, Italy; landscape painter-etcher, who was the son of the British watercolourist Charles Robertson. Charles (who was a painter and engraver),his mother, brothers and sister lived in Meadrow House (next to the Wyatt Almshouses), Farncombe. A blue plaque records that Percy Robertson lived there, and the house still stands today. Percy studied at Charterhouse, and had lived and worked in London, his mother, Alice Mary, was the daughter of Captain William Lonsdale (1799-1864), a colonist who supervised the founding of the official settlement at Port Philip (later named Melbourne).
A fine etching which has retained its colour, bright and unfaded, with superb black raised intaglio ink lines and plate toning, the image measuring approximately 33 cms. x 22 cms. (13 x 9 ins) within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet measuring 38 cms. x 28 cms. (15 x 11 ins.) laid to a backing.
Titled and signed in the image.
Unmounted and unframed, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and the sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.