Sylvia Smee; SS Umona, (Bullard & KIng) 1927
Pencil signed etching
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SS Umona was a British cargo liner. She was built at Sunderland on the River Wear in 1910, survived the First World War and was sunk by enemy action off Sierra Leone, West Africa in 1941. Umona spent her entire 31-year career with Bullard, King and Company.
Limited edition original etching number 5 from a very small edition of only 20 impressions.
Artist known to have exhibited in the 1930's. Miss Sylvia Smee was a lady of an acknowledged eccentric disposition. She lived with her brother, Captain Colin Smee, MBE, MC, who was appointed entomologist in the Agricultural Department, Zomba, Africa in 1921. Over the years Sylvia produced a considerable body of painting, etchings and drawings a number of which being military. Her last known address was 103 Oakwood road Golders Green, London, NW
A fine etching which is bright and unfaded in black ink. The image measuring approximately 16 cms. x 19 cms. (6½ x 7½ ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet measuring 23 cms. x 29 cms. (9 x 11½ ins.) with full margins and deckle edges.
Signed and titled with the edition 5/20 by the artist in pencil below the image.
Unframed and unmounted, blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.