Douglas Ian Smart; Maritime scene 1921
Pencil signed proof mezzotint
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Douglas Ian Smart
pencil signed proof dated 1921
Douglas Ian Smart; 1879-1970, English etcher, engraver, watercolourist, flourished in the 1920's and 1930's, and had studied under Sir Frank Short. His subjects were mainly genre landscape scenes in England, France, Spain and Italy, and particularly delineated river views and city scenes. Smart was a frequent exhibitor at the Royal Academy.
A excellent mezzotint etching in coloured inks with excellent detail, plate tone and velvet textures, bright and unfaded, the image measures 35 cms. x 24 cms. (13¾ x 9½ ins.) within a strong platemark and impression, on a wove paper sheet size; 41 cms. x 32 cms.(16 x 12¾ ins.)
Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin.
Unframed and unmounted, the condition of the image and sheet is excellent.