Edna Clarke Hall; nudes etching, ‘Two Saloes’ 1920’s
Artist pencil signed
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‘The Two Saloes’
Edna Clarke Hall
Print number 2 from a very small edition of only 20 impressions.
Edna Clarke Hall (Waugh); 1879–1979, watercolour artist, etcher, lithographer and draughtsman who is mainly known for her many illustrations to Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Born in Shipbourne, she was daughter of Benjamin Waugh, who, with William Clarke Hall, founded the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC). When she was fourteen, Clarke Hall arranged for her to enter the Slade School of Art and was pupil of by Henry Tonks and studied alongside Gwen and Augustus John, Ida Nettleship, Ambrose McEvoy and Albert Rutherston. In 1881, the Waughs moved to Southgate.
A very fine original etching which is bright and unfaded, with excellent plate tone and detail in black ink, the image measuring approximately 10 cms. x 15 cms, (4 x 6 ins.) printed within a fine but evident platemark and impression on a laid paper sheet measuring 18 cms. x 27 cms, (7 x 10½ ins.)
Signed in pencil by the artist in the lower margin with the edition 2/20 also in pencil.
Unframed and unmounted,blank on the reverse, the condition of the image and sheet is good with handling marks condusive with age.