Albany E. Howarth; Harrogate
Artist pencil signed etching
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North Yorkshire, England.
Depicting the viaduct crossing the River Nidd.
original proof drypoint etching
drawn and etched
Albany E. Howarth
Albany E. Howarth; English; 1872 - 1936. A 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.
This superbly atmospheric etching is bright and unfaded, with black intaglio ink lines and very fine detail, drypoint burr and plate tone, the image size measuring approximately 25 cms. x 20 cms, (10 x 8 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression on a laid paper sheet, measuring 30 cms. x 23 cms. (12 x 9 ins.)
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is good with edge toning and handling marks condusive with age.