Richard Joseph King; Scotland
‘Kyles of Bute’
Pencil signed drypoint etching, 1930's
Product Code: 131130-2
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‘Kyles of Bute’
R. J. King
Richard Joseph King; 1907–1974, born in Castlebar, Co Mayo,his father was a sergeant in the Royal Irish Constabulary and his uncle, Brian King, was a sculptor. Studied at the Dublin Metropolitan School of Art, intending to study architecture, he was introduced to Harry Clarke, an Irish stained glass artist and joined Clarke’s studio in 1928. King created works of art in many mediums including graphic art and oil paintings, some of which he did for the Stations of the Cross at Swinford. Co. Mayo. There are seventy-three of his paintings at the Capuchin Friary, Dublin and in 1940 he set up his own studio in Dalkey and designed the logo used for the National Bravery Awards.
Mr. King’s stained glass can be found in Ireland, United Kingdom, Australia and America. Between 1933 and 1949 Richard provided designs for 12 stamps. He also was the leading illustrator for the Capunchin Annual.
A fine etching with drypoint which is bright and unfaded, with excellent detail, drypoint burr and plate tone in black ink, the image size measuring approximately 27 cms. x 19 cms. (10½ x 7½ ins.) within a fine but evident platemark and impression, on a laid paper sheet size of 36 cms. x 26 cms. (14 x 10 ins.)
Signed and titled in pencil beneath the image.
Unmounted and unframed, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks to the margins condusive with age.