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Limited edition etching
A. Radclyffe Dugmore
Arthur Radclyffe Dugmore; 1870-1955, British, author, big game hunter, explorer, lecturer, soldier, artist, photographer and printmaker.
His father was in the army and taught him how to shoot in Ireland, after the Irish rebellion, they left Dublin in their yacht for the mediterranean visiting Algeria for lion hunting, they returned later to Penrith, England.
In 1887 he became a painter and in 1889 moved to Florida U.S.A. with his interest in photography, sketching and painting, Arthur opened a small photographic studio and moves to New York.
In 1914, he settled in Surrey, England and at the outbreak of war he the joined King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and serves at the battle at Somme where he is wounded and gassed and is sent back to the U.K. He later has the opportunity to film in Africa and returns throughout his career to film, photograph and paint, his films were very successful and his last visit was to film elephants in Sudan.
This superb etching is bright and unfaded in black ink, with fine detail and shading, the image measuring approximately 15 cms. x 20 cms. (6 x 8 ins.) within a strong platemark and impression, on a very fine laid paper sheet size measuring 25 cms. x 29 cms. (9¾ x 11½ ins.)
Signed with the artists monogram in the image and in pencil beneath the image.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image is excellent and the sheet is good with paste residue to the reverse top sheet edge.