Albany E. Howarth 1919 etching; Fishing Boats, Venice
'Venetian Fishing Boats'
Artist pencil signed
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‘Venetian Fishing Boats’
original proof drypoint etching
drawn and etched
Albany E. Howarth
Albany E. Howarth; English; 1872 - 1936. Twentieth century English architectural and landscape etcher and water-colourist, Albany Howarth first worked as a drawing apprentice in the office of Armstrong, Whitworth. During his career Albany Howarth etched many great architectural views in England, Italy and France. His etchings were usually printed in editions of one hundred and fifty signed impressions.
An atmospheric etching which is bright and unfaded, with dark brown intaglio ink lines and very fine detail, drypoint burr and plate tone, the image size measuring approximately 14 cms. x 12 cms, (5½ x 4½ ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a wove paper sheet, measuring 20 cms. x 17 cms. (8 x 7 ins.) with makers watermark.
Titled in the image and signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is very good with handling marks condusive with age.