Willie Rawson; Bakewell Derbyshire, Haddon Hall, 1900;s
Pencil signed Proof mezzotint etching
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Willy Rawson; 1864-1940, English artist, early 1900's Sheffield etcher, known to have resided at 321 Chesterfield Road, Sheffield.
An original mezzotint etching, etched with fine plate tone and detail, which is bright and unfaded in coloured inks, the image measuring aprroximately 25 cms. x 18 cms. (10 x 7 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression, on a chine colle paper sheet size 28 cms. x 21 cms. (11 x 8¼ ins.) attached to a backing sheet by its right edge.
Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin, the sheet carries a series of Artists Proof embossed blindstamps to the lower image.
Included is the original gallery/exhibition label.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and the sheet is good with a toning to a previous mat window and handling marks condusive with age.